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Burchfield Penney Exhibitions Featured in Artvoice Fall Arts Preview

Monday, September 10, 2012

The region’s galleries gear up for another busy art season by Jack Foran in Artvoice

A Spain Rodriguez retrospective opens at the Burchfield Penney September 14.

Two Buffalo artist expatriates will return to the Queen City this month in shows at the Burchfield Penney Art Center. Comic book artist Spain Rodriguez, and Jackie Tarry, of the multimedia artist team (Brad) McCallum and Tarry, are featured in separate shows opening September 14. McCallum and Tarry were part of the 2010 Beyond/In biennial show. Their artwork examines personal and public issues and experiences—the civil rights struggle, family, growing up on the East Side—filtered through the haze of years and events that came afterwards. Spain Rodriguez also grew up on the East Side and was a member of the Road Vultures bikers and the blue collar world generally until art school and work as an illustrator and graphic artist for the likes of the late lamented East Village Other and Zap Comix.