(716) GAL-LERY

Adam Weekley in the phone booth at (716) GAL-LERY

By Leslie Zemsky  
January 18, 2017

a6fd45a7b7f485cbd851fced2f3bc75c(716) GAL-LERY is pleased to present “One the Line,” a new exhibition of drawings by the artist Adam Weekley opening Saturday, January 28th at 10:30 am in conjunction with the Larkinville Ice Festival and running through April 1, 2017.

Adam Weekley is a visual artist and arts educator who has lived and worked in Buffalo, N.Y. since 2001. A native of West Virginia, Weekley often turns to personal history when developing imagery and content for his multi-media installations, sculptures, paintings, and drawings.

“The work created for On the Line was not only a response to the unique exhibition space but an opportunity to further explore my lifetime love of the panel-to-panel narrative format,” explains Weekley. “Ideas of juxtaposition and implied connection have long been a feature of my work.  This quality combined with my love of graphic novel storytelling resulted in the drawings produced for this show.  Each set of drawings represents a snippet of a conversation – a kind of visual eavesdropping.”

While viewing the exhibition, visitors can also pick up the phone booth’s telephone and listen in on a conversation between Weekley and (716) GAL-LERY co- curator A.J. Fries for further insight into the artist’s process. In addition to the art on the gallery walls, Weekely designed some stickers available for purchase in the gallery’s sticker machine gift shop and a custom coloring and activity page.

Weekley has an MFA from SUNY Buffalo and is an assistant professor of fine arts at Villa Maria College. In  2013 he was designated a “Living Legacy Artist” by the Burchfield Penney Art Center.

(716) GAL-LERY is a repurposed circa 1950s wooden telephone booth located inside the Hydraulic Hearth Restaurant & Brewery at 716 Swan Street in Larkinville. Artists exhibiting in the space tend to be inspired by the history of the phone booth along with  the rotary pay phone installed in the booth.

The exhibition will be open for viewing during the Hydraulic Hearth open hours, Tuesday – Saturday, 4pm – 10pm, plus Bagels & Brooze brunch on Saturdays, 10:30am – 2:30pm.

 

 

Holiday in the Phone Booth

By Leslie Zemsky  
November 14, 2016

Stop by the (716) GAL-LERY to experience the latest show, “Holiday in the Phone Booth,” on view now through January 15. Artist-made coasters are available for purchase for $20 each with all proceeds going directly to the artist. Wrap your coaster up as a gift or string it up to turn into a holiday ornament with complimentary gift wrap, tags and hole punch!

The Hydraulic Hearth will match each purchase with a $20 donation to Harvest House, supporting families in the neighborhood and beyond with job training, healthcare, children & nursery supplies and more.

2016 “Holiday in the Phone Booth” artists include: Adam Weekley, Monica Angle, Barbara Baird, Tina Dillman, A.J. Fries, Betty Leader, Sarah Myers, YAMES & Leslie Zemsky. The (716) GAL-LERY  is a repurposed 1950’s era telephone booth, now Buffalo’s smallest art gallery, located inside the Hydraulic Hearth Restaurant & Brewery, 716 Swan Street. Open during restaurant hours, Tuesday – Saturday. www.hydraulichearth.com

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Race Project in (716) GAL-LERY

By Leslie Zemsky  
August 01, 2016

(716) GAL-LERY, Buffalo’s smallest art gallery, is pleased to collaborate with two Buffalo arts organizations to present The Race Project.  The gallery is a re-purposed phone booth inside the Hydraulic Hearth Restaurant & Brewery.

Squeaky Wheel Film & Media Arts Center is working in partnership with the Buffalo Center for Arts & Technology (BCAT) on this project with the Buffalo Youth Media Institute. The Buffalo Youth Media Institute, established in 2005, works to build social capital through the cultivation of critical thinking and 21st century skills, such as innovation, digital literacy, and collaboration. Through videos, lectures, critiques and hands on demonstrations, youth producers work with Squeaky Wheel’s lead teaching instructor and Director of Education, Kevin Kline, to learn digital production skills and create self-directed projects.

“Students of our Buffalo Youth Media Institute spent a few weeks interviewing people they know from the community about their experiences with racism.  We wanted a project that did not intend to give answers or take any sides.” said Kevin Kline,” We simply wanted to give people voice, and lend them our ears to be heard.”

More information on the Race Project may be found here.

Visitors to the Gallery will be able to watch the video while listening to the audio on the vintage telephone. “We are proud to showcase the creativity of the students from BCAT. The topic of racism is particularly timely with the upcoming national elections; the students handle the topic in an open and moving way. We encourage viewers to take a look and listen in.

The Race Project will be open for viewing August 2nd, – October 30th, 2016, Tuesdays – Saturdays, 4 pm – 10 pm

Click here for more information about the Hydraulic Hearth and its (716) GAL-LERY . Click here for more information about Squeaky Wheel   Click here for more information about the Buffalo Center for Arts & Technology.

 

Erin Morris Photography “Grain Elevators” opens at (716) GAL-LERY

By Leslie Zemsky  
May 05, 2016

Erin Morris Photography exhibition “Grain Elevators” is on view  at (716) GAL-LERY, May 1 – July 31, 2016. The (716) GAL-LERY  is a repurposed 1950’s era telephone booth, now Buffalo’s smallest art gallery located inside the Hydraulic Hearth Restaurant & Brewery.

As a photographer, and a native of Western New York, Erin is drawn to many things… the history and architecture of the city of Buffalo in particular… the grain silos of Buffalo specifically. Her body of work explores the grain silos on Buffalo’s waterfront – from the gentle giants themselves, to the minutiae that reflects their storied past. Her photos work to capture the beauty contained in what was once an incredibly influential time in Buffalo’s history.

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Paintings by Sara M. Zak in the phone booth!

By Leslie Zemsky  
January 13, 2016

An exhibition of small paintings by artist Sara M. Zak opens in (716)GAL-LERY on Saturday January 30, 2016 and runs through the end of April.

The initial inspiration for this series of small oil paintings by Sara M. Zak was the gallery where they would be exhibited: (716)GAL-LERY, Buffalo’s smallest gallery, a phone booth inside The Hydraulic Hearth Restaurant & Brewery.  The paintings tell the story of calling up one’s artistic heroes on foreign pay phones, having said heroes answer via cool outdated communication devices, and then getting together for a drink and/or dessert to converse about all the nuances of painting. Read More