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Dana Tilou Arts Presents the HSBC Art Collection Exhibit and Sale

In the early 1980 I was an art sales rep on the college circuit out of Philadelphia, traveling all over the undergraduate universe offering out of the trunk of my 1977Chevelle, a variety of artistic lithographs, etchings, and silk-screen prints for sale just as Reaganomics began to take hold of the disposable income of middle-class students. Sales were regionally what one would expect, depending on the particular institution of higher learning where I set up shop, but two artists whose work regularly sold, neatly matted under crinkly acetate covers, were Harold Altman and Robert Kipness. Both had a kind of formal landscape style: foreground views of tourist-quality seasonal vistas in green and sepia, trees and hedges exactingly pruned, a dependable two-point perspective down a lane or boulevard, a casual chair—images devoid of human presence seeming to offer a safe place to look, contemplatively passive, perfect for a serious student’s dorm room or college administrator’s often otherwise barren office.

Western New York Artists Group 22nd Annual Regional Exhibition

Lots of beautiful and interesting artwork on view at the Western New York Artists Group annual exhibit at the newly named Artist Group Gallery, at One Linwood Avenue. About 60 artists showing about 80 works, including paintings, photos, and sculptures.

Paintings and Assemblages by Ani Hoover at Nichols School Gallery

I first encountered the artist’s luminous paintings at the Albright-Knox in 2007, when several of her museum-sized scroll pieces were lavishly displayed on the expansive walls. Ani Hoover employed the simple circle as a vehicle to explore color and texture to arrive at the watery, color-dense and dimensional surfaces of her Yupo paper paintings. The work now on view through October investigates how she moved on from that earlier work when she began cutting up her old paintings in 2010 to create painting assemblages and experimented further with other recycled materials.

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