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Drawings and Installation by Anne Muntges at Indigo Gallery

Buffalo’s surfeit of historic architectural structures has served as reference for scores of artists working in all media. While most of these artists have focused on the large and grandiose—public buildings and industrial sites—Anne Muntges, whose work is on view at Indigo Gallery through February 24, has turned her attention to the quieter architectural majesty of domestic interiors. Muntges, who relocated from St. Louis to Buffalo in 2006 to complete her MFA at UB, didn’t need to look any further than the architectural details of her own turn-of-the-century Elmwood Village home for inspiration. The series of drawings titled Small Contradictions and site-specific installation in the gallery are perfect complements and mark the artist’s first solo exhibition in Buffalo since her UB thesis exhibition (a performance work) in 2008. Muntges’s exquisitely rendered and idiosyncratic drawings have been shown only one or two at a time since then, so seeing an entire series of her work is a very welcome opportunity.

Members' Show at Big Orbit

The Big Orbit members’ show comprises almost 120 works by almost that number of artists. A few have two pieces in the show. The place looks a little like one of those 18th-century galleries you see pictures of, the artwork frame against frame, floor to ceiling.

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