Gerald Mead Art Collection on Display at GCC

Written by on October 3, 2018

sample piece from the Mead collection

Press Release:

What: Gerald Mead Art Collection on Display at GCC

When: Collector Talk on October 9, 2018 at 12:30 p.m.

Receptions on October 9, 2018 at 1 p.m. and 5 p.m.

Collection on display from October 2 – October 25, 2018

Where: Genesee Community College

Roz Steiner Art Gallery, Batavia Campus

Who: All are invited and welcome!

Background: From October 2 – October 25, 2018 the Roz Steiner Art Gallery on Genesee Community College’s Batavia campus will display a special selection of works from the Gerald Mead Collection.

The exhibition will feature 40 pieces produced in a variety of media selected for the artists’ connection to Buffalo either by birth or residency. The artworks range from an early 20th century painting by Lucius Hitchcock, a past president of the Buffalo Society of Artists, to a 2015 wood block print by Joseph Scheer, professor of Print Media, and co-director/founder of the Institute for Electronic Arts at the School of Art and Design, Alfred University. The selection spans several decades and is unique in that it features many of the largest works in the Gerald Mead Collection, some of which have never been exhibited.

Collectively these works explore the range and depth of artistic expression in our region and underscore the achievements of the artists who created them. The artists included are: Robert Baeumler, Edward Bisone, Bruce Blair, Lawrence Calcagno, Alan Cober, Max Collins, Sally Cook, Allan D’Arcangelo, Suzann Denny, Russell Drisch, Nancy Dwyer, Kurt Feuerherm, Robert Finn, Insoon Ha, Kathy High, Lucius Hithcock, Patrick Holderfield, Barbara Insalaco, Jed Jackson, Robert Kaupelis, Robert Longo, Eric Magnuson, David Mann, Margaret Martin, Patrick Mills, Frank Moore, Westley Olmsted, James Pappas, James Paulsen, Endi Poskovic, Sally Potenza, Susan Rothenberg, Joseph Scheer, Cindy Sherman, Jeff Sherven, Peter Stephens, Virginia Tillou, Andrew Topolski, Alex Young and Michael Zwack.

Guests can hear from collector Gerald Mead on October 9, 2018 at 12:30 p.m. and receptions will follow at 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. inside the Roz Steiner Art Gallery.

Mead is an award-winning artist and educator, arts writer and former longtime curator at the Burchfield Penney Art Center in Buffalo. A leading authority on WNY art, he is currently an independent curator who teaches in the Art & Design Department at Buffalo State College and serves on the boards of several regional arts organizations.

Since 1987 he has assembled an encyclopedic private collection of over 1,300 artworks by artists associated with this region by birth or residency. Thematic exhibitions from the Gerald Mead Collection have been presented at museums, numerous college and university galleries and other public venues, most recently at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford. He has also lent works from his collection for exhibitions at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Castellani Art Museum, University at Buffalo Art Galleries, CEPA Gallery and Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center and frequently lectures on art and collecting.

The Roz Steiner Art Gallery is open to the public Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The gallery is also open during special events as published at Admission is free. For more information, contact Gallery Coordinator Mary Jo Whitman at (585) 343-0055 ext. 6490, or via email:

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