UB Art Gallery to host Showpocalypse

Release Date: February 23, 2006 This content is archived.


BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Showpocalypse, an exhibition of artwork by first-year MFA students from the Department of Art at the University at Buffalo, will open on March 2 with a reception from 5-7 p.m. in the UB Art Gallery in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus. Master of fine arts candidate Sarah Paul will perform A Misappropriation of Singin' in the Rain at 6 p.m. in the First Floor Gallery.

UB Art Gallery, Center for the Arts, is open Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. with extended hours on Thursday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.. For information, call 645-6912. The exhibition, which is free and open to the public, will be on view in the second floor gallery through March 11.

The 14 artists of Showpocalypse peruse modern issues from a fresh perspective using a variety of medium.

Veronique Cote received her BFA from the University of Quebec in Chicoutimi. Her photographic installation deals with the idea of self mythology constructed through a feminine analysis of fairy tales.

Amy Greenan received a BFA in visual art, with a concentration in painting and drawing, from SUNY Purchase in 1993. Her work deals with the human condition by means of traditional approaches as well as through the book arts, 'zines and comics.

Daesha D. Harris completed her BFA in studio art from the College of Saint Rose in Albany. Continuing the theme of community, which she began as a NYSCA recipient, she explores the relationships of race and class and their impact on society.

Nathaniel Infante received his BFA in art and art history from SUNY Potsdam. His current work in lithography and intaglio examine man's exploitative relationship with animals.

Sarah Paul has a mathematics degree from Troy. As both an artist and scientist, she concocts works in video, computer animation, sound and performance with an eye towards the sensational and the banal.

Molly Payne received her BFA in sculpture from Buffalo State College. She sums up her work as a minimal gesture of re-presentation that gently redirects the viewer's attention beyond their physicality.

Arthur Platyan, received his BFA from Long Island University: Southampton College. His paintings are influenced by his experiences which range from being a U.S. Marine to farming in Australia.

Caesandra Seawell has her BA in visual arts from Southeastern University in Hammond, Louisiana. Her current practice in photography and printmaking investigates American society's participation in sensuality and voyeurism.

Penelope Stewart received her BFA from York University in Toronto. Stewart's new work stems from an interest in Victorian glasshouses and conservatories as they relate to ideas around the creation of an artificial paradise.

Don Paul Swain, from San Francisco, a former sword-swallower and knife thrower, ran away from the circus and joined the MFA program at UB to pursue robotic sculpture. His interactive work echoes the carnivalesque spectacle.

Nelson Wei Tan received his diploma in Interactive Media Design from Temasek Design School in Singapore and a BA in Media Studies from UB. Raised in Singapore, he is no stranger to restrictive media controls. His work involves creating non-propagandist films encrypted with meanings.

Elinor Whidden received her BFA at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in Halifax, Canada. Her car-carrying performances disrupt our apathetic acceptance of the daily commute.

Sung Hee Yoon received her BFA and MFA from Hongik University in Korea. Her current printmaking investigates the constructed identity of women.

Alexander Young received his BFA from the Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, Georgia.


The UB Art Gallery is funded by The Visual Arts Building Fund, The Seymour H. Knox Foundation Fine Arts Fund, and The Fine Arts Center Endowment.

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