Villa Maria College Photography alumna Valerie Kasinski ’14 presents her solo show “Together we are” at Buffalo’s CEPA Gallery, beginning January 30. The show will be on view from January 30 through February 28, 2015 in the FLUX Gallery, on the first floor. A free opening reception with the artist will be held on Friday, January 30 from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m.
Named for the photograph in the 2014 CEPA/Big Orbit member’s show that won her this solo exhibition, “Together we are” is a collection of photographs stemming from connections with an international network of photographers, and the places those connections were made. According to the gallery, Kasinski’s photographs in this exhibit seek to establish a link between the figure and the environment.
Winner of the Blessed Mary Angela award for 2014, Kasinski has also contributed to Vistas, and other college publications and projects while at Villa. She was awarded the show last year for her work in the members exhibition along with two other artists.
Patti Ambrogi who won for her piece,The Rebel Forest, from the series Geography of Desire will also have a solo show at the gallery that evening. While Scotty Bye whose winning sculpture, Slouch, was shown in the Big Orbit Gallery last year, presented a site-specific installation in Big Orbit Gallery this past summer.
Anna Kaplan, Director of the BT&C Gallery, served as juror for the 2014 show.
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