Published February 14, 2013
The UB Anderson Gallery has extended its run of two popular exhibitions.
“Transmutation: Photographic Works by Carl Chiarenza” and “Strip Appeal: Reinventing the Strip Mall” are now on view through March 17.
“Transmutation: Photographic Works by Carl Chiarenza” chronicles the evolution of the artist’s photography, exploring how his tightly framed, documentary-style images from the 1960s and ‘70s present a vocabulary of abstraction that would be further developed in the ongoing series of photographed collages constructed from scrap materials that began in 1979.
“Strip Appeal: Reinventing the Strip Mall” is a traveling exhibition and ideas design competition organized by the City-Region Studies Centre at the University of Alberta that is intended to stimulate and showcase creative proposals for the adaptive reuse of suburban strip malls.
Stephanie Davidson and Georg Rafailidis, faculty members in UB’s School of Architecture and Planning, submitted the winning entry—“Free Zoning”—which radically reimagines a derelict strip mall in Buffalo as a building quarry. Proclaiming the site free of zoning restrictions, Davidson and Rafailidis deconstruct and inventory all the building materials on the site and demonstrate how these can be re-used to construct community housing.
The UB Anderson Gallery is located at One Martha Jackson Place near Englewood and Kenmore avenues. Hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and from 1-5 p.m. on Sunday.