Reinhard Reitzenstein, "WTF (Where's the Forest)"
Friday 24th May, 2019 → Saturday 29th Jun, 2019 Days: Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri
Buffalo Arts Studio2495 Main Street, Suite 500 Buffalo, NY 14214
Reinhard Reitzenstein's solo exhibition "WTF (Where’s the Forest)" brings the remains of a full tree covered in beeswax into Buffalo Arts Studio. The unexpected encounter with the tree and its scent within the former automotive plant points to the complicity of the industrial past and gentrified present in the production of greenhouse gasses and eradication of green spaces necessary to counteract global warming. Also included will be large scale woodcuts and a massive wall drawing of a tree formed by repetitively writing the tree’s name. The large-scale woodcuts are being produced at Mirabo Press.
Reitzenstein has exhibited in over 100 solo exhibitions and almost 300 group exhibitions internationally. He has completed over twenty public art commissions along with many private commissions. Reitzenstein’s work is represented in over 50 public and corporate collections internationally including National Gallery of Canada, Art Gallery of Ontario, University of Toronto, Teutloff Collection, Germany, CONAC, Caracas, Venezuela, City of Pirkkala, Finland, Fidelity Investments, Boston, Mass., Trilogy, Austin, Texas, Tridel Corp.Toronto, City of Toronto Parks, National Capital Commission. He is currently Associate Professor at SUNY, Buffalo where he directs the Sculpture Program. He is represented by the Olga Korper Gallery, Toronto and Indigo Art, Buffalo, New York.