Three Exhibitions Opening at CEPA Gallery on June 14, 2024

Three Exhibitions Opening at CEPA Gallery on June 14, 2024

Buffalo, NY, – May 1, 2024 –

The Center for Exploratory & Perceptual Arts (CEPA Gallery) is pleased to announce the opening of three separate exhibitions on June 14, 2024, BLINDSPOT by Nicole Chochrek, CEPA’s Artist in Residence, Off the Wall: Highlights from the CEPA Collection, and Positive Exposures: Faces of Change in Niagara Falls. Please join us for the opening reception on June 14, 2024, from 5 – 8 PM. 

BLINDSPOT explores visual and optical illusions as metaphors for how dyslexics can process text. Illusions allow us to visualize different interpretations of information. This work celebrates the dyslexic strengths of pattern recognition and spatial awareness to extend perspectives and challenge ideas of correctness. Artist Nicole Chochrek states, “As a dyslexic, my work reflects difficulties in processing text by expanding the visual possibilities of language.”

Off The Wall: Highlights from the CEPA Collection features a curated selection of artwork from CEPA’s inventory that spans five decades. The exhibition features not only the work of photographers who played key roles in CEPA’s founding but also emerging artists who continue to make this organization a hub for photographic innovation. The featured artwork will be for sale, so make sure you stop into the gallery or check out the website for a chance to own a part of CEPA’s photographic past!

Positive Exposures: Faces of Change in Niagara Falls, James Abbondanza highlights the transformative contributions of individuals in the Niagara Falls community, focusing on leadership, entrepreneurship, and positive outlooks. Through the lens of the historic wet plate collodion photographic process, these portraits capture the essence of change-makers who are shaping the region’s future. Abbondanza will also hold a workshop on June 15, 2024, where participants will learn about the collodion process and have a hands-on experience creating their own plate that they may take home.

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Located in Buffalo’s historic Market Arcade Complex, CEPA Gallery is a contemporary photography and visual arts center with impact in both local and national communities. With three galleries of changing exhibits and events, multimedia public art installations, arts education programs, and an open-access darkroom and digital photo lab, CEPA creates a vibrant presence in the heart of downtown Buffalo. For Gallery hours and more information, visit our website

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