PROXIMITY: In Search of Signs of Life & Art

Page 1

IN SEARCH OF SIGNS OF LIFE & ART AN INTIMATE WALK/DRIVE BY EXPERIENCE


PROXIMITY: In Search of Signs of Life & Art An intimate walk/drive-by experience Sunday May 10th - Sunday May 17th ​

OVERVIEW It all began in Italy, where musicians performed impromptu concerts from their balconies. Inspired by artists across the world, including cities in Spain, Germany and New York, we are proposing Buffalo’s version Although we’re forever grateful for the internet, and the many wonderful online and virtual exhibitions and experiences, we miss the opportunity to see work in person. Art connects people. The exhibition will be open for people to walk or drive by and view (or as long as the exhibition holds up. We know that these works will not necessarily survive weather elements, etc. but we are hoping to give people a week’s time to view the installations)


Enjoy PROXIMITY at Your Own Pace PLEASE respect the rules of social distancing MASKS are encouraged, PLEASE STAY SAFE


PARTICIPANTS by location

1. Kari Achatz 173 Beyer Drive, Tonawanda NY, 14150

12. Ani Hoover 470 West Utica, Buffalo, NY 14213

2. Bruce Adams 533 Auburn Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14213

13. Cheryl Jackson 480 Norwood Ave., Buffalo, NY 14222

3. Nando Alvarez-Perez 808 McKinley Pkwy, Buffalo, NY 14220

14. Christopher M. Kameck 149 Vandalia Street, Buffalo, NY 14204

4. Monica Angle 185 Chapin Parkway, Buffalo NY, 14209

15. Bethany Krull 33 Ardmore Place, Buffalo , NY 14213

5. Jozef Bajus 4679 Harlem Rd.,Snyder, NY 14226

16. Stacey Lechevet 8335 Knapp Road, West Falls. NY 14170

6. Amanda Besl 210 Oxford Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14209

17. Casey Milbrand 811 Potomac Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14209

7. Kristin Brandt 50 Normal Ave., Buffalo 14201

18. Bill Santen 410 West Ferry, Upper, Buffalo, NY 14222

8. Linda Collignon 403 Huntington Ave., Buffalo, NY 14214 19. Kathleen Sherin 453 West Delavan Ave, Buffalo, NY 14213 9. David Fernan 746 McKinley Pkwy, Buffalo, NY 14220 10. Mark McLoughlin, Jody & Parker Hanson 362 Crescent Ave., Buffalo, NY 14214 11. Evan Hawkins & Elisabeth Samuels 47 Allen St, Buffalo, NY 14202

20. Sarah Field Sonnenberg 470 West Delavan Ave, Buffalo, NY 14213 21. Colleen Toledano 419 Elmwood Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14222 22. virocode 334 Deerhurst Park Blvd, Buffalo, NY 14223 ​


AFTER DARK LOCATIONS There are several sites, which have components that are able to be experienced after the sun goes down. 1. Kari Achatz 173 Beyer Drive, Tonawanda NY, 14150 2 Bruce Adams 533 Auburn Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14213 3. Amanda Besl 210 Oxford Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14209 4. Christopher M. Kameck 149 Vandalia Street, Buffalo, NY 14204 5. Cheryl Jackson 480 Norwood Ave., Buffalo, NY 14222 6. Stacey Lechevet 8335 Knapp Road, West Falls. NY 14170 7. Casey Milbrand 811 Potomac Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14209 8. Bill Santen 410 West Ferry, Attic Windows, Buffalo, NY 14222 9. Colleen Toledano 419 Elmwood Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14222 10. virocode 334 Deerhurst Park Blvd, Buffalo, NY 14223


Kari Achatz

173 Beyer Drive Tonawanda NY 14150

Betwixt Remix(ed)

Long white panels cut with intricate flowing shapes drape gracefully across the front yard creating an immersive experience to wander through.At night, the space will be illuminated and activated with glowing colored lights and shadows.


Bruce Adams

533 Auburn Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14222

Stay Safe

Mannequins modeling safe distancing behavior serve as a reminder to us all. Prints created based on the “Stay Safe� painting visible in this installation are available for purchase online. All proceeds from the sale of the print will go into the Proximity Fund to benefit participating artists.


Nando Alvarez-Perez

808 McKinley Pkwy, Buffalo, NY, 14220

Post -Industrial Living Situation Vll A front lawn transformed into a deconstructed sculpture garden.


Monica Angle 185 Chapin Parkway, Buffalo, NY 14209

Linear Maypoles Sewn paper garlands set at 6ft intervals along the sidewalk create a cheerful reference to the physical distance we are all learning to keep.


Jozef Bajus

4679 Harlem Rd.,Snyder, NY 14226

Dialogue 2020

A dialogue generally takes place between two or more people. In this installation,two large trees are connected through interwoven strands of fabric inviting viewers into their conversation.


Amanda Besl

210 Oxford Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14209

A Botanical Phantasm **Best Viewed After Dusk

A greenhouse erected in a driveway becomes an unexpected vision filled with mystery and colliding images of growing forms trapped within the confines of this enigmatic structure. Lit at night the space becomes a luminous, and glowing beacon, calling out to be explored.


Kristin Brandt

50 Normal Avenue, Buffalo 14201

Hope House Charm Bracelet

A massive charm bracelet strung between two windows. The charms represent things we can have in quarantine -love peace creativity calm and learning. The forms will be created with recycled materials, waxed papers, cardboard, and metallic paint. .


Linda Collignon

403 Huntington Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14214

Virtues and Vices in our Garden

The garden is filled with Snakes and Ladders referencing a beloved 13th century Hindu game representing life’s spiritual journey. The ladders representing virtues, and the snakes, vices.


David Fernan

746 McKinley Pkwy, Buffalo, NY 14220

Table This Conversation A social distancing conversation station evoking the bridge to engine room communication used in ships in the early 20th century.


Jody & Parker Hanson & Mark McLoughlin 362 Crescent Ave., Buffalo, NY 14214

Resplendent Love Shines

Pinwheels of all sizes created from a plethora of materials become eye catching sculptures that aim to bring a smile to all who pass by. .


Evan Hawkins

Indigo Gallery, 47 Allen St, Buffalo, NY 14202

Whatever Will Not Be Lost

A clipper ship lies motionless on the ocean floor, deep in the abyss, away from the light. Its’ sails long dissolved and drifted away in the current, its only company a few bits of detritus strewn from the deck. Its story lost to the centuries, its inhabitants fate unknown. You possess only whatever will not be lost in a shipwreck.


Ani Hoover

470 West Utica, Buffalo, NY 14213

Garden of Forgotten Delights An installation of memory jug inspired cement and found object vases, is sure to bring a smile.


Cheryl Jackson

480 Norwood Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14222

Empty Chairs in Black With Goods (Changes Daily)

A configuration of empty black chairs transformed daily with the addition of household artifacts elicits associations of shared memories, hopes and dreams.


Christopher M Kameck

148 & 149 Vandalia street, Buffalo, NY 14204

This Is Not A Step & Let it Breath

Wayfinding through this pair of installations featuring of wooden ladders of varying sizes and patinas, arranged in the front yard, serves as a metaphor for the challenges we all find ourselves facing while navigating life during the pandemic.


Bethany Krull

33 Ardmore Place, Buffalo , NY 14213

Escaping the Pace of Quarantine

A taught tight rope line stretches between home and tree providing a collection of fragile but fearless looking snails a precarious pathway to follow.


Stacey Lechevet 8335 Knapp Road, West Falls. NY 14170

Interdimensional Portal A large scale immersive installation that draws observers into the realm of imagination and interdimensional travel.


Casey Milbrand

811 Potomac Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14209

City Heart

An opportunity to revisit this amazing sculpture made from 25 interconnected bicycle wheels in the shape of a heart. The second iteration of this piece is dedicated to the first responders, selflessly sacrificing their safety to take care of us all. Come take a photo with City HEART, tag someone you love, and show the world how connected Buffalo truly is. Because after all we are the City of Good Neighbors.


Elisabeth Samuels

Indigo Gallery, 47 Allen St, Buffalo, NY 14202

Ichigo Ichie

Treasuring the unrepeatable nature of a moment.


Bill Santen

410 West Ferry, Attic Windows, Buffalo, NY 14213

Poor Jimmy Rose **Open Between 8:30 - 10:30 pm

A shadow projection film inspired by Herman Melville’s short story- Poor Jimmy Rose. The “film” will be projected on parchment covered windows at a 1:1 scale. Viewing of this installation will begin at 8:30 each evening. Look up to the attic windows to view


Kathleen Sherin

453 West Delavan Ave, Buffalo, NY. 14213

Dog Walk

This shadow silhouette installation celebrates the daily adventures and companionship shared by Kathy & Lola, (the artists’s black lab/bluetick hound mix), during these quarantined days.


Sarah Field Sonnenberg

470 West Delavan Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14213

Crawling Up The Wall

Neon colored paper mache ants are taking over the exterior of this house, creating a whimsical, surreal moment, embodying how many of us are feeling at the moment.


Colleen Toledano

Benjaman Gallery 419 Elmwood Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14222

Breath Within Our homes have become the living and breathing environment that we find comfort within. What we care and nurture we keep closely protected. Even with continued growth within the walls of our homes, so much beyond it feels unsure.


virocode

334 Deerhurst Park Blvd, Buffalo, NY 14223

Shared Immune Systems

Visit an experiment that explores the shared immune systems, the shared alert systems between objects, a big tree, and each other. The installation creates a conversation, juxtaposing images of both entities- images of the tree are pasted on the house/stone/door, and in the windows and a machine learning dataset of the house will be projected on the tree.


image: Bruce Adams for Proximity from his installation “Stay Safe”