Image courtesy of the Mattress Factory
Detail of Dennis Maher's "A Second Home"
Buffalo-based artist Dennis Maher
premieres A Second Home
, his new work that that fills all three floors of the Mattress Factory’s galleries at 516 Sampsonia Way.
As City Paper
glimpsed in a walk-through while the site-specific installation was in progress, Second Home
packs the building with an array of architectural elements — from wooden archways to miniature curving staircases.
That was about two months ago, which suggests how extensive a process this is for Maher, an artist, architect and educator whose recent projects “have focused on processes of disassembly and reconstitution through drawing, photography, collage and constructions,” according to press materials.
Maher is a professor in the Department of Architecture at Buffalo-SUNY whose works have been exhibited across the U.S. and as far afield as Spain. His award-winning work has been featured in publications from the The New York Times
to Architectural Review
will be on view “for an undetermined amount of time.”
An opening reception
is 6-8 p.m. tomorrow, in the museum
’s lobby at 500 Sampsonia Way, on the North Side. Guided tours of Second Home
will be given throughout the evening.
Admission is free.