News & Press

In conjunction with CEPA Gallery’s current exhibition The Power of Resilience and Hope: Photography and the Holocaust: Then & Now, CEPA will install a temporary mural on Western New York Book Arts’  exterior wall on Mohawk st. The mural is inspired by project artist Mizin Shin’s #UseYourVoice series that is on display in CEPA’s passageway gallery. Shin’s project was a response to rising hate crimes as a way to speak out against racially motivated prejudice and violence.

The Center for Exploratory & Perceptual Arts (CEPA Gallery) is pleased to announce the opening of an exhibition in collaboration with photographic artist and doctoral researcher Alice Cazenave, FORAGE: A Sustainable Photography Exhibition. Please join us for the opening reception on June 7, 2024, from 5 - 8 PM in The Cass Gallery at 500 Seneca. 

We are pleased to announce that artist Walker Tufts has received a $10,000 Individual Artist Grant from the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) to fund his upcoming project, Pickles & Concrete. The project will culminate in an exhibition at CEPA, which is set to open in August 2024. Pickles & Concrete is part of the ongoing project, Dirtball, by Kosmologym, an international art and game design collective made up of Walker Tufts, Greg Stewart, and Jo Dalsgaard.

Please join us Friday, August 4th, 2023 from 5-8 PM at CEPA Gallery for the closing of Resilience: A Buffalo Story by Mustafa Hussain. As Buffalo continues to rebuild and grow after the events of the past three years, artist Mustafa Hussain explores the effects of these events on our community in his thought-provoking exhibition, which also includes the work of photographers, Joshua Thermidor, Malik Rainey, Brandon Watson, and Jalen Wright. 

Please join us and noted Buffalo art collector Dr. Gerald Mead, on Saturday, April 1st, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM for a second tour of the exhibition "Cindy Sherman Retrospective: Works from the Gerald Mead Collection" to discuss the unique significance of many of the works and his 28-year experience of collecting them.

The Board of Directors of The Center for Exploratory & Perceptual Arts is pleased to announce that Claire Leggett has been appointed Executive Director. Says Luke Cusack, President of CEPA’s Board of Directors, “Claire took over management of the organization and led us through an unplanned transition with poise and professionalism.  Her demonstrable administrative strengths are a great fit for us as we plan for a second 50 years of CEPA successes.”

CEPA is excited to announce the opening of three exhibitions on December 9: Places I’ve Been with Bob by Stephen Gabris, Boro Land by Adam Cooley, and the 2022 Members Show; where all current CEPA members were invited to submit one artwork for the exhibition. There will be an opening reception on December 9, 2022, from 5-8 pm. The shows are taking place in the historic Market Arcade Building located at 617 Main St in Buffalo and will run until January 25, 2022.