On View from Thursday, May 14th- Friday, June 26th, 2015
Opening Reception in conjunction with Lit Tap Thursday, May 14th, 6:00-7:30pm
The Western New York Book Arts Center presents Through A Dirty Window, an exhibition by Joseph Scheer on view from May 14th-June 26th, 2015. Scheer is a multidisciplinary artist who has exhibited both locally and internationally, and is currently teaching at Alfred University where he cofounded the Institute for Electronic Arts. Using extreme resolution, focus and enlargements through scanning and HD Video, Scheer creates immensely detailed photographs of ordinary objects (cacti, tricycles, caterpillars) turned extraordinarily eye-catching by his sensitivity to the slightest of details. By displaying such images in laser-etched and hand-crafted loose boxed books, Scheer invites his viewer to interact with each unbound page, creating an intimate study of nature only viewable by his use of technology & process.
Through A Dirty Window will open in conjunction with LitTAP, A NYSCA funded networking and professional development event for literary artists and educators held annually. This year Just Buffalo Literary Center, WNYBAC’s upstairs neighbor, is hosting the event with the help of WNYBAC, to provide a fantastic gathering of all things book arts!
Joseph Scheer is a Professor of Print Media and Co-Director/Founder of the Institute for Electronic Arts at the School of Art and Design, Alfred University, New York. His current works, which span print media, video and web based projects, use technology to re-examine nature through interpretive collecting and visual recording. His most recent work has been exhibited at The Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York, the National Museum of China, Beijing, and The Field Museum, Chicago, Illinois. A recent show that traveled to four major museums in Sweden was comprised of 100 large format prints. He has published two books about his work: Night Visions, the Secret Designs of Moths and Night Flyers. His work has been written about in over 120 books and periodicals including: National Geographic, five articles in the New York Times, Flaunt, ArtNews, ArtForum, Science, Nature, Seed, Forbes, US Air Attaché, American Photo, DER SPIEGEL, The Chronicle for Higher Education and The Ganzfield. He was recently Fulbright-Garcia Robles Research Scholar in Sonora Mexico. http://www.josephscheer.us/
Scheer’s show is the third in the 5 x 12 series at WNYBAC, a NYSCA-funded yearlong residency program which features 5 artists over the course of twelve months. Gallery hours are 12-6pm,Wednesday-Saturday. Admission to the gallery is always free.