Curator's Walkthrough, CFA Galleries

Eight oversized cigarette butts are huddled behind a set-like temporary wall made of unpainted, light-colored 2x4 wood framing studs and unpainted sheetrock. The color of the studs matches that of the wooden floor. Golden baguettes stand in for the cigarette filters; painted white, their tips are burned. Beige and brown electronic round cables are neatly coiled and tucked under a stud. The image is a close-up that does not reveal the size of the wall or its position in space. Entitled Mégot—or Cigarette Butt, in English--this grouping of sculptures was made by Jean-Charles de Quillacq. The unfinished wall is part of Bridget Moser’s installation When I Am Through With You There Won’t Be Anything Left.

Jean-Charles de Quillacq, Mégot [Cigarette Butt], 2016, installation view, I don’t know you like that: The Bodywork of Hospitality, 2022, University at Buffalo Art Galleries. Courtesy of the artist and Marcelle Alix, Paris. Photo: Biff Henrich.

Date and Time

Thursday, March 2, 6:30 – 7:30 PM



Free and open to all

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Explore the exhibition I don’t know you like that: The Bodywork of Hospitality with curator Sylvie Fortin. Sharing curatorial insights and behind-the-scenes information about the exhibition’s development, Fortin will discuss both the works on view and the narratives woven in space by the exhibition’s design. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to gain an in-depth understanding of the ideas explored in the exhibition, ask questions, and share your insights in a dynamic and informal conversation.

Fortin will lead a walkthrough of the exhibition at UB Anderson Gallery on Saturday, February 25, 3 – 4 PM. 

Post Date March 2, 2023