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CEPA is pleased to present Resemblance and Representation, an exhibition of photographs and digital works by multi-disciplinary artist Frank O’Connor. This exhibition will run from January 29 — March 5, 2016. RESEMBLANCE AND REPRESENTATION: FRANK O'CONNOR AT CEPA by Jack Foran of The Public Buffalo / Feb. 17, 2016 Some of Frank O’Connor’s photos currently on display at CEPA seem plain and straightforward enough. Some often quite spectacular aerial views of urban built environment, and some nature images. Others are harder to figure. One looks a little like stir-fry. Another like rice noodles in close-up. But it’s the apparently plain and straightforward ones you have to watch out for. Watch out for tricks. One of the more spectacular photos—an aerial view of a huge stretch of the West Side, looking toward downtown—Niagara Street, the canal, Unity Island, toward the Erie Basin Marina and Coast Guard Station lighthouse in the distance—can clue you in to the kind of trickery. A wonderful photo, grand-scale, sepia-toned. But then as you gaze at it—admire it—gradually you perceive—begin to perceive—something’s amiss. Not quite right. Where’s the Peace Bridge? You think, it must be just out of frame. But no, it should be right in the middle of the picture, south of Unity Island, north of

CEPA Gallery is very pleased to have had its Summer 2015 Hollis Frampton exhibition named as one of the Best Gallery Shows of 2015 by Blouin Artinfo International. The global leader in arts news and commentary has been rolling out year-end lists since mid-December and has selected the Hollis Frampton exhibition as its 5th best exhibition in 2015, saying

Thrilled to have our Hollis Frampton exhibition featured on Artinfo! Art Critic Mostafa Heddaya visited the exhibition for the opening festivities June 20. We are grateful for the international coverage and for the further evidence that Buffalo's renaissance is being recognized far and wide. [button link="http://www.blouinartinfo.com/news/story/1221125/observing-an-observer-hollis-frampton-gets-a-retrospective-in" target="_self" color="highlight"] Read the Artinfo story here![/button] [divider] From Blouin Artinfo's website: BLOUIN ARTINFO is the preeminent global source for up-to-the-minute news, information, and expert commentary on art, artists, and the business and pleasure of making, buying, and understanding art. On our site you'll find all the vital daily news and developments from galleries, auction houses, and museums – everything that matters. There is no limit to BLOUIN ARTINFO's cultural and aesthetic reach, so along with the Whitney Biennial, we report with wit, style, verve, and authority on the Paris and New York collections, the Cannes and Venice film festivals, the Oscars, Tonys, Grammys, and more. READ MORE [divider] Mostafa Heddaya is a writer and editor in New York focused on politics and the arts. He is currently senior writer at Artinfo, and has contributed reporting and criticism to various publications in print and online, including Art & Auction, Modern Painters, The New York Observer, Paris Review Daily, Syria Deeply, and Hyperallergic, where

Like one of those long forgotten masterpieces discovered in the attic of an old home, exhibitions of this magnitude are rare in Buffalo. CEPA is incredibly pleased to have the opportunity to exhibit such an extraordinary group of works by an equally extraordinary group of artists. Robert Hirsch's dogged, almost obsessive approach to curatorial practice has resulted in the construction of an artistic lineage whose inherent photographic practices are in no way bound by the frame of a viewfinder, the edge of a negative, or the imagined borders of a sheet of emulsified paper. Hirsch's proposed lineage finds Robert Heinecken, currently the focus of major retrospectives at both the Museum of Modern Art and the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, and whose groundbreaking worked served to reimagine the landscape of the photographic arts, as the driving force behind reshaping perceptions about photography as a viable art form; something that the medium struggles with even to this day due to its pervasiveness and accessibility in the digital age. The arc follows Heinecken's and Darryl Curran's early experiments on the West Coast to the East Coast where Nathan Lyons' and Peter Bunnell's bold curatorial efforts in Rochester fashioned new movements, broke down