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Esther Neisen's Beautiful Creatures at Canisius College

Esther Neisen’s work on exhibit at the Canisius College art gallery consists of oversize images of insects and such creatures meticulously constructed of bits and pieces of reclaimed film, photo negatives, and found materials, handsomely displayed on light boxes. The title of the exhibit is Duplicity, and a brief statement as to the artist’s intention with the works is “to express interpersonal familial relationships, social anxieties, and aggressions.”

Gary L. Wolfe Puts Faces on Homelessness at Artspace Buffalo Gallery

During the early 1980s, great numbers of people without homes inhabited the streets around my neighborhood in the East Village of New York. My sister visited from the sheltered world of suburban Buffalo. When we had to step over a man lying on my doorstep one morning, she asked, “Shouldn’t we do something?” I brushed off her question with the laugh of a hardened city-dweller.



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