In Ruins: Work by Julian Montague
June 5th – July 26th, 2014
Opening reception: Thursday, June 5th 6:30-9:30pm
BT&C Gallery launches In Ruins, an exhibition of new work by artist and graphic
designer Julian Montague, on Thursday, June 5th with a reception from 6:30 pm –
9:30 pm. This exhibition is the first in the Gallery’s new home at 1250 Niagara
Street in Buffalo.
Julian Montague is known for his photography, design and installation work. In
Ruins presents work that is an extension of Montague’s ongoing project entitled
Secondary Occupants, which explores the relationship of insects and animals with
architecture and, ultimately, how their observed behaviors conceptually relate to
psychological, human models. Montague’s latest iteration in this project focuses
on the spider and, through his stunning macro photographic work and subtle
works on paper, presents the insect as an elusive presence at once unseen and
Montague has exhibited throughout the Unites States, Canada, and Europe. In
2013 alone, Montague was featured in exhibitions in Buffalo, NY; New York, NY;
Wichita, KS; Scottsdale, AZ; Metz, France (solo exhibition); and Berlin, Germany.
His work is in the collections of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, the Burchfield
Penney Arts Center, The Margulies Collection at the Warehouse, and The Norton
Museum of Art.
BT&C’s June 5th opening kicks-off a collaboration with additional organizations in
the neighborhood—namely Resurgence Brewing Company and arts collaborative,
Sugar City. The artful happening will include temporary urban interventions by
local artists, an outdoor experimental video display with a light show and ambient
live music performance, and an open house with curated displays at Sugar City.