Rey’s ‘Lost Beauty II’ solo exhibit set to open at Buffalo Museum of Science

Paintings by SUNY Distinguished Professor Alberto Rey of the Division of Visual Arts and New Media will be featured in “Lost Attractiveness II: The Art of Museum Stories,” a exclusive two-thirty day period show that opens Saturday, Oct. 16, at the Buffalo Museum of Science.

“Lost Beauty” will showcase a selection of 15 items from the museum’s vast selection. These compact fragments influenced Mr. Rey, and by means of his paintings he asks audiences to look over and above the scale, label or fragment and enjoy the misplaced beauty within. A ebook accompanies the challenge.

“I have always liked science and artwork and this project was a superb possibility to check out and emphasize a handful of of the little gems ‘lost’ in the museum’s broad collection,” Rey pointed out.

“While museums can household artifacts and specimens from across time and position, it is how these items inspire many others that really gives them price,” described Kathy Leacock, the museum’s deputy director. “The very same item or specimen invokes anything distinct in every of us. The Buffalo Museum of Science has more than 750,000 objects and artifacts in its assortment – but why these products? What can they convey to us? Why should they make any difference? And how does safeguarding these collections even further our being familiar with of the environment all-around us?”

painting of blue spotted salamander
Rey portray of the Blue Spotted Salamander.

Each of the 15 things is accompanied by a huge painting by Rey. A single individual product – a handwoven basket from the 20th century that steps just millimeters in diameter – is introduced to existence in a 4-foot portray. Some objects have under no circumstances ahead of been on display for community viewing. An exhibition catalog will accompany the exhibition which specifics the heritage of the Buffalo Museum of Science, the system in developing the artwork and narratives about every of the artifacts.

“We are thrilled to eventually be equipped to existing this attractive and diligently curated show. ‘Lost Attractiveness II’ shines a gentle on the Buffalo Culture of Pure Sciences’ (BSNS) significance as a collecting establishment. Alberto Rey’s paintings assistance us convey to the wealthy stories that make these goods important – tales that, without the need of these types of shut inspection and context, may well easily go unnoticed at initial look,” reported Buffalo Culture of All-natural Sciences President and CEO Marisa Wigglesworth.

A few many years in the making, “Lost Elegance II” is the 2nd in a collection of reveals by Rey. “Lost Attractiveness I” was on show at the College at Buffalo’s Anderson Gallery in 2019 and showcased Rey’s “The Extinct Birds Task.” This 2nd installment was scheduled to open at the museum in Summer time 2020 before the show was place on keep in reaction to changes to the museum’s show routine due to the pandemic.

“This show will attractiveness to individuals with pursuits in science, record and world cultures just as significantly as it will to art fans, building it a can not-miss attraction in Buffalo this fall,” Ms. Wigglesworth claimed. The museum is open up Wednesday as a result of Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

“I have generally beloved science and art and this challenge was a great chance to discover and emphasize a couple of the tiny gems ‘lost’ in the museum’s extensive collection,” Rey mentioned.

Aleron is the exhibit sponsor. Admission to the museum, positioned at 1020 Humboldt Parkway, can be bought by contacting (716) 896-5200 or on the net.