Comprehensive Marion Faller Photo Survey Coming This Spring

The Unseen Marion Faller - Spring 2018 Exhibit - CEPA Gallery - Buffalo NY

Comprehensive Marion Faller Photo Survey Coming This Spring

In Spring 2018, CEPA Gallery will present the most comprehensive exhibit and sale of works by the late artist Marion Faller.

CEPA Gallery, in partnership with Dean Brownrout Modern/Contemporary, is pleased to announce The Unseen Marion Faller, an exhibition and sale of photographic artwork by artist Marion Faller. The event takes place April 20-July 8, 2018 at CEPA Gallery. The exhibition and sale is the most comprehensive survey of the late artist’s work. Many pieces in the exhibit have never been presented in a gallery setting.

Marion Faller (1941-2014) was a photographer and professor of studio photography and photographic history. She taught at Colgate University, Hunter College, Marymount Manhattan College, and, from 1982 to 2006, at the University at Buffalo. Her diverse artistic practice, laced with humor and a social documentarian’s eye, spanned 50 years. It encompassed early black and white work, collage, pioneering xerographic art, and, in later years, full-color large-scale photography capturing public displays of religious customs, cultural traditions, and seasonal events. Through the generations that she instructed and the artists with whom she associated, Faller’s impact and influence on the Western New York community—and the art world at large—continues. She exhibited widely in her lifetime. Her photographs are held in many important museum collections including the Addison Gallery of American Art, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Burchfield Penney Art Center, Castellani Art Museum, George Eastman Museum, National Gallery of Canada, and the Walker Art Center.

Of special note, in this exhibition, is the inclusion of the photographic series Rites of Passage (1983-84), created with her husband and frequent artistic collaborator Hollis Frampton (1936-1984). Rites of Passage, 20 black-and-white photographs featuring a wedding cake topped with symbolic icons from birth to death, was their last collaborative work before avant-garde icon Frampton’s passing at the age of 48.

The exhibit will also include many of Faller’s early works, collaborations with other artists, and unique ephemera and objects.

About Dean Brownrout Modern/Contemporary

Dean Brownrout Modern/Contemporary specializes in representing artists and works with a connection to Western New York. Dean Brownrout has played an increasingly visible role over the past decade presenting some of the area’s most important artists and art events.

Highlights include Hollis Frampton, the first full-scale exhibition and sale of the artist’s photographic print work in over 30 years—held at CEPA Gallery; The David Anderson Charitable Trust Collection—a sale, at UB Center for the Arts, which benefited 13 significant community organizations; and the sale of The Private Collection of Charles Rand Penney Western New York Art, held at the Buffalo Niagara Marriott Hotel.

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Lauren Tent