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Nairobi: New Works

A little over a century ago, when they were hooking up the system that would make Buffalo the first electrified city in the United States and the world, the city of Nairobi, Kenya, on the African continent, didn’t exist. It was established in 1899, not as a city but a watering place/supply depot on the Uganda Railway line. Nairobi was named for words in the Masai language meaning “place of cool waters.”

Max Collins Presses On

There are occasions in the career of every artist when everything fortuitously comes together and a project that you envision is realized and exceeds your own and your audience’s expectations. That is what just happened for the emerging young muralist and photographer Max Collins, and the exceptional results—his best work yet in my opinion—are on view at Main (St)udios in a compact exhibition of new work that focuses on the Buffalo News and is entitled Press: In the Flesh.

Don't Listen to the Fools

It turns out something happened on the way to see the “Gutai” exhibition at the Albright-Knox—there was no “Gutai” exhibition at the Albright-Knox. I had misheard “G” for “K” and thought there was a timely exhibit of the post-war Japanese artist group that came together to explore the creative potential of physical abandon and eccentric methodology. (“Gutai” means in Japanese “embodiment” or “concrete action.”)

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