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Local artist Gary L. Wolfe's work is showing up everywhere

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Local artist Gary L. Wolfe's work is showing up everywhere

Local artist Gary L. Wolfe's work is showing up everywhere

When Gary L.

Wolfe retired from his county job after thirty years he was able focus full-time on his art.

Recently his works have been appearing everywhere.

His portraits of homeless people called "Out of Darkness" will return to St.

Bonaventure, he just one a prize from The Buffalo Society of Artists, the Erie Art Museum has taken one of his pieces and in Gary's words "this year is crazy, it's just an incredible year." Gary's latest project is a series of nudes that gets it's title from a scene in the bible between Adam, Eve and God, "God says why did you hide, they say we were naked and God says who told you you were naked." says Gary.

The artist hopes the series will speak to our vulnerability.

Part of the series "Who said you were naked" is already on display at the Burchfield-Penny Art Center.

You can see more of Gary L.

Wolfe's work at his website.

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Local artist Gary L. Wolfe's work is showing up everywhere

WESTERN NEW YORKHAS A WEALTH OF FINEARTISTS.MIKE RANDALLS TALKSTO ONE WHO JUST DOVEBACK INTO ART -- ANDCAME OUT WITHSUCCESS.ARTIST GARY WOLFE HASBEEN PUTTING PAINT TOCANVAS-FOR A LONGTIMEALL MY LIFE, ALL MY LIFE,SINCE YOU WERE A KID-ON ND OFFHIS ART TOOK A BACKSEAT WHEN HE WORKEDFOR THE COUNTY FORTHIRTY YEARS...I HAD OPPORTUNITIESWITH THE COUNTYSOMETIMES DESIGNING ABROCHURE-BUT IT KEPTTHE FLAME A LIVE-ANDWHEN I LEFT THE COUNTYAT AGE 55 I DECIDE FULLTIMEWITH RETIREMENT-HEDOVE INTO ART WITHBOTH FEET ANDJUSTRECENTLY IT SEEMS LIKEHIS WORK IS POPPINGUP EVERYWHERE.THIS YEAR'S CRAZY-IT'SJUST AN INCREDIBLEYEARHIS PORTRAITS OF THEHOMELESS-A SERIESCALLED OUT OFDARKNESS WILL RETURNTO ST.

BONEVENTURE-HE WON A PRIZE FROMTHE BUFFALO SOCIETYOF ARTISTS.-THE ERIEART MUSEUM JUST TOOKONE OF HIS PIECES-THEN I FOUND OUT THATONE OF MY PIECES ISBEING SHOW INSPRRINGVILLE-GARY'S LATEST PROJECTIS BASED ON THE STORYOF ADAM & EVEGOD SAYS WHY DID YOUHIDETHEY SAY WE WERENAKED AND GOD SAY'SWHO TOLD YOU YOUWERE NAKED?WHEN COMPLETE THEEXHIBITION WILLINCLUDE 80 PIECES-PARTOF THAT SHOW IS ONVIEW AT THEBURCHFIELD-PENNYGALLERYAND IF THIS FACE LOOKSFAMILIAR-IT'S BECAUSEGARY PUT HIMSELF IN THESHOWGARY SAYS THISPROJECT IS ALL ABOUTOUR VULNERABILITY.WE HAVE IN OURCURRENT CULTURE-OFSCREENS AND PHONESAND CAMERAS-THAT WEARE ALL VULNERABLEAND NAKED-BUT BEINGVULNERABLE AND BEINGNAKED MAY BE ANESSENTIAL PART OF OURHUMANITY.SHE'S THE PRESIDENT OFTHE BUFFALO SOCIETYOF ARTISTS-AND HISWORK HAS BEENSHOWCASEDTHROUGOUT THENORTHEAST...GARY SAYSEACH ARTIST HAS AJOURNEYA JOURNEY INWARD AND AJOURNEY OUTWARD-KINDOF LIKE BREATHING ARYTHYMAND THAT JOURNEYCONTINUES-ON BRUSHSTROKE, ONE PAINTINGONE SHOW AT A TIME.FOR THE NOW BUFFALOI'M MIKE RANDALL




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