UB Art Gallery to present the work of five architecture students

Release Date: April 17, 2008

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The University at Buffalo Art Gallery in the UB Center for the Arts will present "(In)visible Cities," an exhibition of architectural projects by five students from the UB School of Architecture and Urban Planning.

The exhibition will open to the public on April 17 with a public reception from 5-7 p.m. in the UB Art Gallery to coincide with UB's Celebration of Academic Excellence. Students will make short presentations of their work throughout the evening.

According to Shadi Nazarian, professor of architecture, "Italo Calvino's novel, 'The Invisible Cities,' was a vehicle to generate diverse readings of contemporary cities and ideas about the multifaceted aspects of future cities. We began examining present-day urban conditions that result in new forms of interconnected public spaces and systems, generated by people in their everyday use of networked media and other activities, as well as in the realms of public art, architecture and urban form. Each project develops strategies and unique ways in which structures and infrastructures of the urban fabric may interweave."

"(In)visible Cities" features the architectural projects of four graduate students, Steven Beasor, Gabriella Dangelo, Kirk Miller, and Charles O'Geen, and undergraduate student Jackie Lin in the School and Architecture and Urban Planning.

UB Art Gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. with extended hours on Thursday until 7 p.m. For information, please call 716-645-6912. The exhibition, which is free and open to the public, will be on view in the second floor gallery through May 17, 2008.

UB Art Gallery is funded by The Visual Arts Building Fund, The Seymour H. Knox Foundation Fine Arts Fund and The Fine Arts Center Endowment.