THE BICA MICROGRANT
A $300 good-faith grant for artists and curators who are realizing a project in the greater Buffalo area.
This is no-strings-attached money that an artist or curator can use in whatever way they feel it’s needed.
LINDSAY PRESTON ZAPPAS
I FORGOT MY SHOES
Zappas’ work as an artist threads between media (sculpture, weaving, photography, and performance), genres (art, craft, and design), and from representation to reality, as rainbow-painted wood, furniture, paper collage, and performers spill from pictorial space into the exhibition space. Whether working with textiles, Photoshop, or paint, the human figure acts as a focal point throughout Zappas’ work, assuming classic art historical manifestations in her photographs but a vulnerable presence in the tapestries’ performative interventions. The work maintains a strong insistence on the artist’s hand and visual language, and alongside a critical edge embraces the joy of making.
To break down the barriers between the art world and the rest of the world, where lives are made better through practical engagements with contemporary art.
We stage exhibitions of art by contemporary artists.
We work with artists to share their skills as artists and as entrepreneurs with the people of Buffalo.
We are building knowledge and resources for artists.