January 31st – March 15th, 2014
Opening: January 31st, 2014 6pm-9pm
Originally conceived loosely as a children’s book, the work in Drift is Weekley’s most explicitly narrative work to date. Issues of disconnect and ambiguity, both physical and emotional, are central to the story Drift tells. In building the world represented by the illustrations, a manufactured history and logic asserted itself – a jumble of memory and imagery inspired by the songs and visual legacy of country singer Dolly Parton.
Adam Weekley is a multi-media artist who has lived and worked in Buffalo since 2001. Born and raised in West Virginia, Weekley often mines personal history when developing imagery and content for his installations, sculptures, paintings and drawings. He is an Assistant Professor of Fine Arts at Villa Maria College.
Weekley’s show is the first in the 12 x 14 series at WNYBAC, which features 5 artists over the course of 12 months; each artists is charged with conducting a free hands-on workshop that will be open to the general public, as well as producing a print that measures 12″ x 14″ that will be compiled in an end-of-the-year, limited-edition portfolio.
12 x 14 is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Cuomo & New York State Legislature.
Additional support provided by Villa Maria College.