Published December 6, 2021
Exhibition Dates: December 11, 2021-January 27, 2022
Opening Reception: Saturday, December 11 from 1-4pm
Location: Kingfish Gallery, 418 W. Ferry, Buffalo, NY
BUFFALO, NY - Kingfish Gallery is thrilled to announce our inaugural exhibition at 418 W. Ferry, FLOATER: new work by Dana Tyrrell. This exhibition will feature works on paper, painting, and small-scale sculpture. FLOATER is on view at Kingfish Gallery December 11, 2021-January 27, 2022, with an opening reception on Saturday, December 11 from 1-4pm. Kingfish Gallery is located at 418 West Ferry Street, Buffalo, NY.
FLOATER presents multiple bodies of work inspired by Niagara Falls, and highlights Tyrrell’s material lexicon of found and appropriated object art as a means to speak across ecological, cultural, and personal narratives. The work within this exhibition draws upon the concept of Niagara Falls; as a locus of tourism, a lure for daredevils and suicides, and as an emblem of man’s tenuous grasp on ecology in the face of climate collapse. Tyrrell’s new work offers elision, appropriation, and detritus as a means to think through a series of unstable stakes.
Dana Tyrrell is an artist, curator, and writer from Niagara Falls, New York. A graduate of University at Buffalo (2015), Tyrrell's artwork is held in private collections across the United States, and the permanent collections of the Castellani Art Museum, the University at Buffalo Department of Art, the Pride Center of Western New York, and the State University of New York at Fredonia.
Past curatorial projects include exhibitions with the Burchfield Penney Art Center, the Castellani Art Museum, and non/profit galleries throughout Western New York. His arts writing and criticism has appeared in Two Coats of Paint, Cornelia Magazine, and Buffalo Rising, among others.
Kingfish Gallery is a project space co-founded in 2020 and operated by architect Adam Thibodeaux and artist Jacob Todd Broussard examining the intersections of community, contemporary art, andarchitecture.