The Unseen Marion Faller Symposium


Marion Faller, Lower East Side, N.Y.C Gelatin silver print (c.1965-70)

 

CEPA Gallery in partnership with Dean Brownrout Modern/Contemporary is pleased to announce a symposium discussing the artist Marion Faller and the exhibit, “The Unseen Marion Faller,” which is currently featured at CEPA through July 8, 2018. The panel discussion is presented in collaboration with Squeaky Wheel Film and Media Arts Center.

The conversation-featuring Anthony Bannon, former director of both the Burchfield Penney Art Center and the George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film; Nancy Weekly, Head of Collections at the Burchfield Penney Art Center; Tyrone Georgiou, photographer and UB professor emeritus; NYC-based photographer and filmmaker Lorna Lentini; and Montreal-based photography scholar Tal-Or Ben-Choreen-will illuminate the life and photographic artwork of the late artist Marion Faller.

The symposium takes place Saturday, May 12, 2018 from 3-5 pm, at Squeaky Wheel Film and Media Arts Center, 617 Main Street, Buffalo, New York. The event is free and open to the public.

Marion Faller (1941-2014) was a photographer and professor of studio photography and photographic history. She taught at Colgate University, Hunter College, Marymount Manhattan College, and, from 1982 to 2006, at the University at Buffalo. Her diverse artistic practice, laced with humor and a social documentarian’s eye, spanned 50 years. It encompassed early black and white work, collage, pioneering xerographic art, and, in later years, full-color large-scale photography capturing public displays of religious customs, cultural traditions, and seasonal events. Her photographs are held in many important museum collections including the Addison Gallery of American Art, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Burchfield Penney Art Center, Castellani Art Museum, George Eastman Museum, and the Walker Art Center. Through the generations that she instructed and the artists with whom she associated, Faller’s impact and influence on the Western New York community-and the art world at large-continues.

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