“I try to create art that causes the viewer to start seeing old things, discarded things, items around them everywhere, as having beauty of color and texture. I take old surfaces – wooden panels, ink-stained blocks, deconstructed household furniture – and without changing their color and texture, I make them part of something colorful, genuine and beautiful.” –Richard Rockford
With clear influences of Joseph Cornell, Duchamp and Malevich, Rockford’s assemblages focus on disused industrial artifacts. The Exhibit at the WNY Book Arts Center will showcase a selection of
work which reinterprets artifacts from the printing
industry and Buffalo’s colorful past.