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Paintings by Bruce Adams at Studio Hart

Classic portraiture often features people with their signature objects. Think Van Gogh’s straw hat and pipe, Manet’s boys with fife and bubble pipe. British queens turned up with globes, roses, books, or musical instruments. The current show at Studio Hart presents god-heads, a display of 16 portraits from the Myths and Lies series by Buffalo painter, writer, and educator Bruce Adams. The paintings of contemporary gods and goddesses evolved from a playful series of photographs. Adams shot images of his friends—all members of Buffalo’s arts community—dressing up and posing with an array of objects suggestive of mythological characters.

Hallwalls Members Show

There is really no need to introduce Hallwalls. The longstanding nonprofit contemporary arts center has presented nationally and internationally celebrated visual and media art, music, performance, and the reading of literature since the 1970s.

Charles Burchfield's Night Skies at the Burchfield Penney Art Center

Charles Burchfield’s graphite sketch drawings of the night sky preliminary to watercolor full paintings reveal the artist as scientist. But more artist than scientist. The paintings are remarkably true to the scientific data, to a point. Ultimately, the art, the painting, rules.

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