Hollis Frampton (1936-1984) is an avant-garde icon—a pioneering filmmaker, art theorist, and photographer. He was also a co-founder of the highly revered SUNY Buffalo Department of Media Study program, serving as faculty from 1973-1984. The exhibition will feature Nostalgia and Critical Mass alongside rare photographs from the making of the films, courtesy of Dean Brownrout Modern/Contemporary. On June 20th (7:00pm), join us for the opening reception for this gallery exhibition that features select works by this legendary experimental media artist. Exhibition on view from June 20-September 5, 2015.
Additional events to commemorate and pay tribute to the Hollis Frampton legacy will take place during the run of this exhibition.
June 17 – 7:00pm @ Squeaky Wheel’s Learning Lab
Workshop & Skillshare with Hollis Frampton Scholar & media artist, Evan Meaney
June 20 – 7:00pm @ Squeaky Wheel & CEPA Gallery
Exhibition Opening & Reception
July 10 – 9:00pm (dusk) @ The Front Yard (Burchfield Penney Art Center)
Cages & Wooden Cities perform a live score to Frampton’s seminal structural film, Zorns Lemma (1970)
August 15 – 7:00pm @ Squeaky Wheel’s Learning Lab
Licks, Riffs, Scratches and Runs: A Remix Orgy of Avant-Garde Cinema Algorithms
Skillshare w/ Barbara Lattanzi
September 5 – 9:00pm @ Silo City (120 Childs Street)
Lichens, the solo improvisation project of renowned Chicago-based composer Robert A.A. Lowe, performs a live sound accompaniment to selections from Frampton’s Magellan Cycle, with the backdrop of Buffalo’s towering grain silos in view.
This exhibition is a companion to the exhibition and sale of photographic artwork by artist Hollis Frampton, presented by CEPA Gallery, in partnership with Dean Brownrout Modern/Contemporary.
This event is supported by the The Andy Warhol Foundation for Visual Arts, Erie County (Arts & Cultural Funding), Dean Brownrout Modern/Contemporary, M&T Bank / M&T Charitable Foundation, and the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA).