OPENING: Friday, April 3rd, 2015
LOCATION: Squeaky Wheel, 617 Main St.
This multi-media interactive installation culls on the viewer’s responsiveness to play along with a set of parameters in order to activate the objects present within the gallery. The audience is left to their own devices, so to speak, as each member’s experience is then based on their own decisions.
This exhibition calls into question the intricacies between communication and the relationships that are embedded within the usage of technological devices, and the objectifying gaze that is inherent. The artist is interested in how the body plays a role in the consumption of information, and the figurative distance that the Internet has placed between individuals. As a bi-product of the 90s, growing up in the new millennium, her interests surround the growing debate of how the internet is contributing to the distancing of human interaction and the demise of the personal.
Liz Bayan will be presenting an artist talk during the opening on Friday, April 3 at 7:30pm. Handle With Care will be on view until April 25. The gallery will also be open on Saturday April 11 from 7-10pm during the opening reception of Rachel Rampleman’s exhibit at CEPA. Public viewing hours of the gallery are Tues-.Sat., 12-5pm. Squeaky Wheel is located on the first floor of the Market Arcade Building (617 Main St) in the downtown Theater district of Buffalo.
Liz Bayan was born in Salem, Oregon, and graduated with a BFA from the University of Oregon. Currently she is an MFA Candidate in her last semester at University at Buffalo with future plans of staying local and teaching media art to youth. Handle With Care, was generously supported by the Technē Institute for Arts and Emerging Technologies, a UB supported initiative.
Squeaky Wheel Film & Media Arts Center’s gallery programming is generously supported in part by grants and awards received from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA), City of Buffalo Cultural Funding, Erie County Arts & Cultural Funding, individual members, businesses, and supporters.