Nichols School is excited to debut a new exhibit by Kari Achatz at the Nichols School Art Gallery at the Glenn and Awdry Flickinger Performing Arts Center. Alluring Abandonment is on display through June 10. The show is free and open to the public.
Nichols School will host a reception for the artist Wednesday, April 18 from 5 to 7 p.m.
Kari Achatz is a practicing artist and visual arts teacher at Nichols Middle School. She graduated from Daemen College in 2007 with a BS in Art Education and a minor in painting. She earned an MS in Art Education from State University of New York College at Buffalo in 2011. In her artwork, color has always come first with shape and form following as a close second. To her, color has a life of its own and comes alive on the canvas and photographs she creates. The carefully devised color palettes that influence her abstract works and urban wanderings come from interactions with places and objects for which she has a natural affinity. Kari has exhibited at The Burchfield Penney Art Center, CEPA Gallery, Czurles-Nelson Gallery, The Tower Gallery, and The Albright Knox Education Gallery.
"The neglected places in this world are not the first we think of when we think of beauty, but if we look, instead of just see, we can find beauty and wonder. Through her artwork, Kari Achatz takes us along as she explores the Buffalo Central Terminal and Buffalo Grain Silos through colors, texture, secret spaces, and altered perspectives. Achatz's large-scale photographs and photo sculptures hint at the essence of what once was in these fascinating abandoned spaces, telling the story of their past and revealing a forecast for their more re-envisioned future."
Show dates: March 26 – June 10
Art Reception – Wednesday, April 18 from 5-7 p.m.
Alluring Abandonment is sponsored by the Colby Art Fund. Through the generosity of Mrs. Robert O. Colby, a fund was established to support art at Nichols in 1987. This fund is primarily responsible for the growth of the Nichols School Art Collection. The fund also provides the resources to invite artists to the Nichols School campus to lecture about their artwork, exhibit work and provide workshops.