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Stanford Lipsey's Photography Featured in UB Exhibit

Release Date: September 1, 2010

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"Salvation Army Building Reflected in Solon Building" is one of the photos on display at UB as part of the exhibition "Affinity of Form: Photographs by Stanford Lipsey." (Photo: Stanford Lipsey)

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- A collection of more than 20 photographs by Buffalo News publisher Stanford Lipsey will be on display in the University at Buffalo's Kaveeshwar Gallery from Sept. 1 to Oct. 2.

The exhibition, "Affinity of Form: Photographs by Stanford Lipsey," features images of nature and architecture, including large-scale prints on stretched canvas. The images focus on the natural and constructed worlds in which we live, searching out affinities in geometry, pattern, symmetry and light that connect those two worlds. The exhibition includes photographs documenting the designs of famous architects including Frank Gehry and Santiago Calatrava.

Lipsey began his career as a photographer for his high school and college newspapers. His first professional position was as a photojournalist for the Sun newspapers in Omaha, Neb. He went on to become the paper's editor, publisher and owner before selling it to Warren Buffett. The sight of a simple pinecone through a macro lens in Aspen, Colo., sparked Lipsey's passion for fine art photography 30 years ago.

Since then, Lipsey has dedicated himself to revealing the visual language of the world hidden around us. His camera fixes frequently on surfaces, abstracting them in such a way that they become visual objects unto themselves, independent of their sources and newly compelling. Other images take a longer view, allowing monumental structures to revert to basic shapes.

Lipsey's work has been displayed in museums and galleries including the Albright-Knox Art Gallery. The exhibition at UB is sponsored by the Office of the President and School of Architecture and Planning.

UB's Kaveeshwar Gallery is on the fifth floor of Capen Hall on UB's North Campus. The gallery is open during regular business hours, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. For maps of UB and information on parking and transportation, visit http://www.buffalo.edu/buildings.

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