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Paintings by LeRoi at the New Gallery at 1120 Main Street

A new art exhibit space opens tonight with a show by a self-taught symbolist/surrealist artist who signs his work with one name, LeRoi. The exhibit space is a project of John Fatta, in his building at 1120 Main Street, just south of the corner of Main and Summer. Inessential but interesting information about the artist is that he is the brother of the late rock star Rick James.

Painting Borges at UB Anderson Gallery

In the week after my Army discharge in 1970, I bought a bright blue Schwinn 10-speed racing bike and a copy of Jorge Luis Borges’s Ficciones, having some months earlier heard about his stories of murder and metaphysics from a roommate with whom I briefly shared a trailer before our air-conditioner died. By that time I was short in country and the rainy season nearly over.

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