“The First Show” University at Buffalo First Year MFA Exhibition (2023)

“The First Show” University at Buffalo First Year MFA Exhibition

The First Show features the works of eight Buffalo-based artists in UB’s 2024 MFA cohort: Jonathan Bolt, Salem Browning, Dalton Carlson, Joey Goergen, Lydia Kegler, Chloe Koegel, Ali Lazik, and Cristiano Pereira. The central concepts in their works are divergent however a thread of continuity weaves throughout their research areas. The side-by-side pairings constellate unusual thematic and aesthetic relationships, at moments coalescing and at others disparate. The artists enlist varying techniques and mediums including painting, darkroom contact printing, 3D scanning, hand-embroidery, textiles photography, interactive work, and mixed media. From contrasted styles within the artwork, themes of the body, identity, queerness, consumption, alter ego, and pleasure are approached.

Exhibit Location

CEPA Gallery
3rd Floor Passageway Galleries
617 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14203

Exhibit Dates

Friday, March 10, 2023
Friday, March 31, 2023

Free to the public

Exhibit Times

Wednesday, Friday, Saturday
12:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.