April 29 – June 11, 2016
BT&C Gallery presents Jack Drummer, a survey exhibition of works by the late John E. (aka “Jack”) Drummer (1935-2013). The exhibition opens Friday, April 29th with a public reception 6-9 pm and will run through June 11th, 2016. A BT&C sponsored “pop-up” installation of Drummer’s work is also planned for the second weekend in June at Silo City. More details on the Silo City installation to be announced. BT&C gallery hours are Fridays and Saturdays 12-5pm, or anytime by appointment (716-604-6183).
This exhibition was organized as a companion show to Jack Drummer: The Effects of Time, curated by Scott Propeack and now on view at the Burchfield Penney Art Center through June 12, 2016 (for more information visit www.burchfieldpenney.org). A full color catalogue with an essay by Douglas Dreishpoon, Chief Curator Emeritus, Albright-Knox Art Gallery is being published for the occasion of the Burchfield Penney’s exhibition.
Included in both exhibitions at BT&C and the Burchfield Penney are works by Drummer that span from the 1980s through to the artist’s death in 2013. This is a rare opportunity to see a representative collection of Drummer’s oeuvre at two locations, with some of Drummer’s most monumental compositions on view in the main gallery at the Burchfield Penney.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
John E. (aka “Jack”) Drummer was a prolific, yet reclusive, artist whose work was little shown during his lifetime. Up until this year, Drummer’s rubber canvases were last shown locally at the Burchfield Penney Art Center as part of the multi-venue regional exhibition Beyond/In Western New York 2007 and then later in the group show highlighting work the museum had recently acquired, or was hoping to acquire, in 2010. Before that, Drummer’s work was last shown locally at the Albright-Knox and UB Anderson Gallery in the 1990s. Drummer was most active as a visual artist in New York City in the late 1950s and early 1960s, culminating with the artist’s inclusion in the 1965 edition of the Young America series of exhibitions at the Whitney Museum of American Art that featured young artists on the rise.
ABOUT BT&C GALLERY
Established in 2013, BT&C Gallery is a commercial art gallery that builds the career of artists based in Buffalo and beyond, and fosters a base of emerging and seasoned collectors. BT&C opened at 1250 Niagara St, Buffalo in June 2014.
Visit www.btandcgallery.com for more information and follow BT&C on Instagram (@btandcgallery) and Facebook.
The gallery is open Fridays and Saturdays 12-5pm (during exhibitions) or anytime by appointment.
For more information, please contact Anna Kaplan, Gallery Director at
(716) 604-6183 or firstname.lastname@example.org.