UB Anderson Gallery


Art=Text=Art: Private Languages / Public Systems
UB Anderson Gallery
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
September 20, 2014 – January 11, 2015

For its fourth and final venue, Art=Text=Art has been expanded and re-curated by graduate students Sarah JM Kolberg, Cat Dawson, and Maddie Phinney, under the direction of Jonathan D. Katz, Director of the Doctoral Program in Visual Studies at the University at Buffalo.

This new presentation, titled Art=Text=Art: Private Languages / Public Systems, explores the advent of language in the visual arts in post-war America as a means of creating space for individual acts of anti-conformist thought. Through words in art, flirtations with ideas unauthorized by dominant socio-political realities were allowed expression, especially among an early generation of LGBTQ artists.

A symposium organized by the curatorial team will be held at the University at Buffalo from November 6 to 7, 2014.
Download the symposium schedule.

Lenders to the exhibition include The Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Brooklyn Museum, the University at Buffalo Art Galleries, and the Poetry Collection of the University Libraries, University at Buffalo.

UB Anderson Gallery is supported with funds from the College of Arts and Sciences, the Anderson Gallery Program Fund, and the UB Collection Care and Management Endowment Fund.

Read the exhibition foreword by director Sandra H. Olsen.
Read “Why I Am Not a Painter,” an introductory essay by Jonathan D. Katz.
Read curatorial essays by co-curators Sarah JM Kolberg, Cat Dawson, and Maddie Phinney.
Read more about the exhibition on UB Anderson Gallery’s website.

Exhibition Checklist
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Joseph DiDomizio’s review in Buffalo News
Angelica J. Maier’s preview in Spree
Sue Wuetcher’s coverage in the UB Reporter

UB Anderson Gallery Staff

Tom Holt | Assistant Preparator
Lynn Lasota | Financial and General Operations Manager
Mary Moran | Assistant Director
Virginia O’Brien | Curator of Education
Sandra H. Olsen, Ph.D. | Director
Robert Scalise | Assistant Director for Exhibitions and Collections
Ken Short | Head Preparator
Jim Snider | Tech Assistant
Paul Wilcox | Maintenance Supervisor