Friday, March 12, 2010

Surrounded by Art

Surrounded by Art:  Photographs of Buffalo Architecture, an exhibition of images of Western New York's built environment by Biff Henrich, opens today at the Buffalo Niagara Visitor Center Gallery - on view through April 17.

[Above:  Martin conservatory /  Below:  Barton House interior by Biff Henrich]

For over two  decades, Henrich has been the "unofficial official" photographer for the Martin House Complex, capturing the changing face of the historic buildings as restoration has proceeded.  His images of the Martin House and other Buffalo landmarks such as the Richardson Towers and new Burchfield Penney Art Center have been featured in prominent publications and exhibitions too numerous to name.  He has also been the photographer of choice for the art glass of the Martin House Complex;  beginning in 1998, he created patient, exacting images of these stunning "light screens," now featured in the book Frank Lloyd Wright Art Glass of the Martin House Complex (Pomegranate, 2009).

Surrounded by Art is comprised of twenty exquisite photographs of Buffalo architecture, including Henrich's image of the Martin House conservatory and serene images of the Guaranty Building, the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, and - site-specifically for the Visitor Center Gallery - the Market Arcade atrium itself.

Many of these images are offered annually in Henrich's Buffalo Pictorial calendar - the SI Swimsuit issue equivalent for architecture lovers...

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