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Kurt Treeby, Re-Model, September 28 – November 1, 2018

Kurt Treeby’s work comments on contemporary production and consumption. His fiber work focuses on iconic structures and imagery and the connection between so-called “high” and “low” art forms. His latest body of work meticulously re-creates some of the region’s once abandoned landmarks, including the Larkin Building and Tri-Main Center, in plastic canvas and yarn. Serving as both sculpture and tissue dispenser, these objects call attention to how easily communities can deem something “disposable.”

A native of Buffalo, Kurt Treeby first studied art at the College of Art and Design at Alfred University. While at Alfred he studied painting and drawing and also received a minor in art history. After receiving his MFA from Syracuse University, Treeby developed a conceptual based approach to art making that continues to develop as he works with a wide range of fiber and textile processes. His work comments on the production and reception of art, as well as the role art plays in our collective memories. He focuses on iconic imagery and the connection between so-called “high” and “low” art forms. Treeby has exhibited his work on a national and international level. He also teaches studio art and art appreciation at Erie Community College and SUNY Brockport. He lives and works in Buffalo.

M&T Fourth Friday September 28, 2018 will be the opening of “Re-Model” by Kurt Treeby; the opening reception will run from 5-8pm, with artists speaking about their work promptly at 6pm.

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