The work of Freedom Wall artists Julia Bottoms- Douglas, Edreys Wajed and Chuck Tingley will be featured in a new exhibition opening Saturday, January 29 at the Czurles-Nelson Gallery in Upton Hall at SUNY Buffalo State, 1300 Elmwood Avenue, Buffalo.
The Works From The Gerald Mead Collection exhibition is a unique crosssection of creativity by SUNY Buffalo State alumni spanning seven decades (1950s – present). The works selected are from artist/independent curator Gerald Mead’s extensive private collection associated with Western New York by birth or residency.
The installation will be on view thru Thursday, February 15, 2018; a closing reception will take place Tuesday, February 13, 5- 7 p.m. Czurles-Nelson Gallery hours are Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Gallery admission is free and open to the public. Included in the exhibition are 60 artists who have achieved international, national or significant regional reputations and represented in major museums worldwide – from the Smithsonian to the Vatican.
They include: Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center founders Diane Bertolo, Robert Longo, Cindy Sherman and Michael Zwack; former and current Buffalo State faculty Bruce Adams, Larry Bell, Nancy Belfer, Carla Castellani, Anders Fernbach, A. P. Gorny, Richard Gubernick, Shirley Kassman, Lynne McElhaney, David Mitchell, Joseph Piccillo, Sylvia Rosen, Stephen Saracino, Victor Shanchuk and Deborah Stewart; other SUNY College educators Robert Flock, Gail McCarthy, Barbara Rowe, Bill Stewart and Joseph Whalen, and noteworthy Western New York artists Rita Argen Auerbach, Jay Carrier, Julia Douglas, A.J. Fries, Mickey Harmon, Tom Kegler, Rob Lynch, William Maggio, Coni Minneci, Russell Ram, Chuck Tingley, Alfonso Volo and Edreys Wajed among others.
The exhibition consists of work in all art and craft media taught at the college – painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, sculpture, graphic design, fiber, wood, ceramic and metal. Works From The Gerald Mead Collection Freedom Wall Artists Julia Bottoms-Douglas, Edreys Wajed and Chuck Tingley among those featured in Buffalo State Alumni Exhibition Since 2002 more than 50 thematic exhibitions have been organized from the Gerald Mead Collection.
Works from the Gerald Mead Collection is the first major exhibition from Gerald Mead’s collection to be presented on the campus of his alma mater where he has been an educator for over 30 years. This exhibition is co-sponsored by the Buffalo State Alumni Association