Opening Reception: Jay Carrier, "We Took Things with Us: A Collection of Recent Work" and Mary Rouse, "Crooning"
Friday 24th Jan, 2020
Buffalo Arts Studio2495 Main Street, Suite 500 Buffalo, NY 14214
Jay Carrier, We Took Things with Us: A Collection of Recent Work and
Mary Rouse, Crooning
Opening Reception: M&T Fourth Friday, January 24, 2020, 5:00-8:00pm
On view January 24-March 6, 2020.
BUFFALO, NY - Buffalo Arts Studio is pleased to announce our first exhibitions of 2020 with Jay Carrier, We Took Things with Us: A Collection of Recent Work and Mary Rouse, Crooning. Both exhibitions will be on view at Buffalo Arts Studio from January 24-March 6, 2020, with an opening reception on M&T Fourth Friday, January 24, 2020 from 5:00-8:00pm.
Often employing landscape as metaphor, Jay Carrier’s (Niagara Falls, NY) paintings and drawings reflect his duality of experience. He was born on Six Nations to Onondaga and Tuscarora parents, and he currently lives and works in the city of Niagara Falls. According to Carrier, “The dichotomy of these opposing societies constantly clash, intermingle and become one throughout the making of my art.” Carrier also maintains a deep connection to the region’s exceptional physical landscape, drawing inspiration from the Niagara River and Niagara Gorge. Carrier holds a B.F.A. from the University of Illinois-Champaign. Carrier studied painting at The College of Santa Fe, New Mexico As well as participating in the MFA program from the University of Illinois.
Carrier has exhibited in many solo and group exhibitions including Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, Buffalo, NY, The Castellani Art Museum, Niagara Falls, NY, The Wheelwright Museum in Santa Fe, New Mexico, The Institute of American Indian Arts Museum, Santa Fe, New Mexico, Fenimore House Museum, Cooperstown, New York, Burchfield Penney Art Center, Buffalo, New York, Woodland Cultural Center Museum, Brantford, Ontario, Canada, Chautauqua Center for Visual Arts Gallery, Chautauqua, New York and the Everson Museum in Syracuse, New York. His work can be found in numerous private and public collections.
Mary Rouse (Honeoye Falls, NY) is a self-taught artist who draws influences from her Navajo Nation father and Jewish Orthodox mother, an immigrant from the Ukraine. Rouse's experience of living largely off the grid gives her work a directness and poignancy that cuts through the cacophony of contemporary media. Along with a group of painted box towers and gestural totems on cardboard, Rouse has created a striking group of altered photographic images. Throughout her body of work, her drawings, paintings, and collages function as contemporary petroglyphs, marking the thinnest of places along the veil between this world and the next.More Information Facebook Event Find Prepaid Parking