Burchfield Penney Awarded "Best Fulfillment of Mission" by Buffalo Spree
Thursday, June 21, 2012
Thanks to Buffalo Spree for awarding the Burchfield Penney its "Best of" award for Best Fulfillment of Artistic Mission.
"The Burchfield Penney's stellar year was anchored by a 4-decade retrospective of video installations by former Buffalonian and media pioneer Steina Vasulka, including the stunning 4-channel room sized projection, Tokyo (1991). As testament to the Burchfield Penney's ability to celebrate Buffalo's legendary media past without getting stuck there, the exhibition culminated in VideoSoundDanceMagic, a live video performance created especially for the show, or which Steina collaborated with numerous WNY musicians and video artists. The gallery also presented Synesthesia in American Art, a show that contextualized Charles Burchfield's lyrical landscapes by placing them within the interdisciplinary and inter-sensory traditions of luminaries like O'Keefe, Gottlieb and Dove. The popular juried biennial exhibition Art in Craft Media brough together emerging and established artsits from across WNY, and film programs sprang up from colaborations with Buffalo State's economics and communication departments, as well as community media center Squeaky Wheel.
Buffalo Spree, July 2012, page 70.