Hollis Frampton – Select Works

Join us on June 20th to celebrate a gallery exhibition that features select works by legendary experimental media artist, Hollis Frampton. 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.

The exhibition is 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 20: Gallery Opening & Reception (7:00pm)

– June 27: Workshop & Skillshare with Frampton Scholar & media artist, Evan Meaney (7:00pm)

– July 10: Squeaky Wheel, in collaboration with the Burchfield Penney Art Center presents a live concert and film screening on the BPAC’s Front Yard. Area sound artists, Cages & Wooden Cities, will perform an original score accompanying the showing of Frampton’s film Zorns Lemma.

– September 5: The summer of Frampton-related events concludes at Silo City (120 Childs St.) the waterfront public art space set among Buffalo’s towering grain elevators. There, Squeaky Wheel presents a live concert by Lichens, the solo improvisation project of renowned Chicago-based composer Robert A.A. Lowe. Lichens will perform a live score accompanied by a background of Frampton’s films derived from the Magellan Series.

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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).