Category Archives: Arts & Culture

THIS FRIDAY (March 16 from 6-8p) at Starlight Studio and Art Gallery!

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Starlight Artist Alison Matione and Buffalo artist Marc Tomko exhibit their artwork and collections.

FRIDAY, MARCH 16th, 2018 from 6-8pm

This exhibit is part of our “Side By Each” series in which Starlight artists are exhibited alongside artists from this region and beyond. Curated by Kyle Butler with the help of Starlight staff.

Starlight Studio and Art Gallery

340 Delaware Avenue

Buffalo, NY 14202

Katie Mallaber: Tactile Gratification 11/13-11/20

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Katie Mallaber:                                                                                                               Tactile Gratification                                                                                                          On-View: 11/13/17-11/20/17

Closing Reception: Friday, November 17th, 2017                                          6-8pm

Starlight Studio & Art Gallery                                                                                    340 Delaware Avenue                                                                                                   Buffalo, NY 14202

Katie Mallaber Artist Statement:                                                                            To me, water signifies life, reflection, and transformation. My functional pottery reflects water and movement, which allows the user of my vessels to pause for a moment through the serene moments in my aesthetics. Using a porcelain-like stoneware, I utilize the malleability of the clay to allow me to push and pull it to make the forms and undulations in my work, referencing fluidity. I pay close attention to the way my work will be held or gripped during my designing process. Surfaces of my forms are explored through slip application or through the surface of the glazes to appeal to a variety of people. I enhance the idea of fluidity in my work by using colors that are reminiscent of the ocean or a sunset. A seafoam green microcrystalline glaze may fall down the surface of one of the swells of my cup alluding to the idea of life and growth, while a fluid blue may run down the lip of the interior of a cup representing a reflection. The touch of my hand in the making process is what connects me to the user, and once in use, brings my work to life. Essentially, I strive for my work to create a stronger sense of presence for the user through the subtle connections to life within it.

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(Dis)Integration Book Launch Party!

Friday, November 3 at 5pm
Starlight Studio, 340 Delaware Ave.

We invite all Western New Yorkers to join us for wine and snacks, followed by a reading and book signing. Books will be on sale for $20, and will also be available soon for purchase online via Starlight Studio and DEAN of WNY. This event is free, open to the public, and wheelchair accessible. Please share this announcement widely!

Launch Flyer 11-3

Starlight Studio & Art Gallery Presents: New Artwork by Bob Budin & John Price

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Opening reception for an exhibition of new work by
Bob Budin and John Price
Friday, September 8th
6 – 9PM
Starlight Studio and Gallery, 340 Delaware Ave, Buffalo, NY 14202

John Price’s drawn characters seem assembled from a list of parts: one gets four legs, a beak, a fin and some spots. Another gets two pairs of ears and is wearing lipstick. Two tails, antlers and a long neck. A sort of goat with three pink humps on its back. These features are often only lightly suggested to the extent that some characters are little more than a notched or amoeboid contour with something like a face. The creatures are dispersed, irregularly, in a choppy landscape of marker and crayon, always in profile as if waiting to be classified by an imagined biologist.

Robert Budin’s landscapes have similarities in structure to those of John Price: simple divisions of land and sky, atomized characters here and there, a preference for broad shape over detail. Budin’s characters, however, are anonymous: repeated silhouettes of people doing little more than conversing. They are accompanied by remnants of geometric functions: an axis, an arc, a trajectory, often gargantuan in scale among the little figures. The images are unassuming, but this scale disparity between landscape and figure and the ambling compositional approach add a bit of subtle humor that is characteristic of much of Robert’s work.

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