Recently on a return flight from NYC, using my iPhone, I shot a cluster of wind turbines from the window of the plane as we landed. I felt a familiar spike or a pull in that moment. This happens to me a lot. Creatives know the feeling; that call to go make something. In my case, it’s often images.
I’m originally from the Midwest and so I’m sometimes surprised by the early arrival of Fall in the Northeast. It’s been 18 years since I lived in my home town of Omaha, NE. Since living in Buffalo, it has been a great joy for me to photograph the amazing colors all around Western New York during Fall months. This Fall, wind turbines have entered my creative space in a new way. In my adventures searching for them, I have stumbled upon numerous small wonders.
When I first moved to Buffalo for my MFA in photography in 2000, I spent a lot of time photographing all over the city for a project I was working on about abandoned toys. I found plenty of subjects for my project on Buffalo’s run down East Side and I became very familiar with the area.
Recently, when I saw a facebook invite from David Torke, I jumped at the opportunity to participate in his September edition of Tour de Neglect. David is a Buffalo photographer, blogger and community activist whose efforts to bring much needed love and attention to the East Side have been getting some impressive press lately. I’d read about past tours in various local publications and I was excited to get involved.
David’s efforts were recently featured in the Guardian and I am honored to have a couple of snaps I took on that ride included in the article by Ethan Powers.
Here’s a link to the article – The Tour de Neglect: a cycle ride through Buffalo’s deprived East Side.
Opening Friday, February 1st, 2013
6 pm – 9 pm
For the fourth year in a row, Studio Hart is pleased to announce Love for Sale, a group show curated by Buffalo artist Molly Jarboe. This year Molly is joined by co-curator and local artist Elizabeth Switzer. Participating visual artists include several familiar faces from years past as well as a number of new contributors:
Joel Brenden, Debra Eck, A.J. Fries, Amy Greenan, Pragna Hathi Wood, Ani Hoover, Molly Jarboe, Jessie Lampack Slattery, Amy Meza Luraschi, Maria Pabico LaRotonda, Nancy J. Parisi, Kate Parzych, Jean-Michel Reed, Ginny Rose Stewart, Elizabeth Switzer, Christine Walsh, Adam Weekley
Love for Sale coincides with the days leading up to Valentine’s Day and features works by multiple artists addressing the subject of gift giving to show love. The exhibition will be on view February 1 – February 27, 2013.
Founded in 2006, Studio Hart is located in Buffalo’s historic Allentown District, home to many art galleries, retail shops and restaurants. For more information about Allentown First Fridays Gallery Walk, follow this link:
Studio Hart is free and open to the public Tuesday through Friday, 11:30 pm-3:30 pm, Saturday Noon-4 pm and by appointment.
65 Allen Street
Buffalo, NY 14202
This festive yard display may look like the kind of tribute to the Holidays one might encounter on a typical January afternoon driving through the west side on Grant Street in Buffalo, but a closer look reveals something of a paradox. The sign on the wooden fence around the driveway waxes poetic with…
WILL BE SHOT
WILL BE SHOT