March 7-11 Buffalo Wire exhibited at ConExpo-Con/Agg 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. This trade show caters to businesses in the Construction and Aggregate industries and takes place every three years. 2,500+ exhibitors occupied over 2,500,000 square feet for this high energy show!
This year we grew our booth size to 20×20 and were able to show off four different categories of products; self-cleaning PFX and traditional wire cloth, manganese crusher parts, urethane and rubber modular panels and our conveyor belting and idlers. Our booth was in an extremely ideal location with a constant flow of traffic. Thanks to our great team, we had many encouraging conversations with both prospective and current customers and look forward to the up-and-coming business!
For this trade show, we also had the pleasure of hosting an event for our partners and customers; “Eat, Drink & Be Sketched”. Attendees were treated to a Buffalo style evening, complete with La Nova Wings shipped from Buffalo and a caricaturist to sketch them! All three days of the event were a great success and we had loads of fun.
|The view from our hospitality Suite||Our boss in caricature!|
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Altogether, we are extremely happy with our experience at ConExpo and look forward to developing new business relationships!
Over the summer we were pleased to provide wire and help in the production of Lydia Okumura’s Situations. To see our full album of the project, click here.
The following article from Art Daily discusses Okumura’s piece.
BUFFALO, NY.- The UB Art Galleries announces its fall exhibitions Lydia Okumura: Situations and SCREEN PROJECTS: Rodney McMillan. Lydia Okumura: Situations is the first solo museum exhibition of the Brazilian-born artist. Spanning both the UB Art Gallery, Center for the Arts and the UB Anderson Gallery, this exhibition showcases work dating from 1972 through today. The exhibition is a survey of Okumura’s career, showcasing her dynamic installations, indoor and outdoor sculptures and works on paper.
Known widely in Brazil for her spatially engaging work, Okumura remains underrecognized in her adopted country of the United States. She actively challenges viewers to question their perception of space through sculptures, installations and works on paper that blur the line between two and three-dimensions. Utilizing simple materials such as string, glass and paint, her work provocatively balances line, plane and shadow. Working for almost 50 years, she continues to explore the realms of geometric abstraction through both re-visiting past installations and new work. On display will be the installation In Front of Light for which Okumura won a prize in the 1977 São Paulo Biennial, along with additional installations from the 70s and 80s. These include the colored string installation, Prismatic Appearance, from 1975 and several wire mesh sculptures recreated from her 1984 solo exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in São Paulo including the installation Labyrinth. These works were made during a residency in summer 2016 at Buffalo Wire Works in Buffalo, NY. In addition, Okumura will create a work for the UB Art Gallery windows.
Through the exhibition and catalogue, the UB Art Galleries seeks to encourage critical reassessment of Okumura’s entire oeuvre and secure her position as a dynamic and integral figure in art history. The exhibition is on view September 8-December 17, 2016 at the UB Art Gallery, CFA and September 8-January 8, 2017 at the UB Anderson Gallery.
SCREEN PROJECTS is a new initiative from the UB Art Galleries—a 24-hour, 7 day a week public art video program located on the 2nd floor of UB’s Center for the Arts. SCREEN PROJECTS: Rodney McMillian is the first iteration, with McMillian’s Untitled (the Great Society) I on view September 8 – November 13, 2016. In Untitled (the Great Society) I, LA-based artist Rodney McMillian recites former president Lyndon B. Johnson’s entire commencement speech at the University of Michigan in 1964, where he first introduce his idea of the Great Society. LBJ’s main goal was to eliminate poverty and racial injustice through a series of domestic programs, while focusing on improving America’s cities, landscape and education system. This speech forecasted much of Johnson’s administration, which included originating programs such as Medicaid, Medicare, Head Start, and food stamps as well as the signing of the historic Civil Rights Act of 1964.
McMillian plays the role of the politician, juxtaposing the past and present by investigating history and the performative aspects of politics. The artist found himself in agreement with many of Johnson’s ideas, and the speech continues to resonate as much in present day as it did in 1964. While originally performed in 2006, the artwork feels timely a decade later, especially during the recent conflict ridden years and a tumultuous election season.
Lydia Okumura (b. 1948, São Paulo) lives and works in New York. She was born to a Japanese immigrant family and attended a Japanese school in Brazil—merging two very distinct cultural influences that continue to resonate in her work. From 1970-1973, she attended Fundação Armando Alvares Penteado and received her Bachelor of Fine Arts. Her work is included in other prestigious collections including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY; Museo de Art Moderna, Brazil; The Akron Art Museum, Ohio; and Museum of Belas Artes, Venezuela.
Rodney McMillian (b. 1969, Columbia, SC) received his MFA from the California Institute of the Arts in 2002. He is also an alumnus of the Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. His works are in the collections of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Orange County Museum of Art; Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach, Germany; Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; and The Studio Museum in Harlem. Support for Lydia Okumura: Situations is provided by BROADWAY 1602 UPTOWN & HARLEM and Buffalo Wire Works. Additional support provided by Sally Marks and Frits Abell.
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Over the past week, Buffalo Wire attended MINExpo in Las Vegas, a trade show specifically for the mining industry. Our booth was in a great location with a constant flow of traffic. We had promising conversations with prospective customers and greatly enjoyed catching up with our current customers and partners.
On display was our rubber and urethane modular panels, crusher parts, a conveyor system, PFX samples and small wear parts. Overall we are very happy with how the show went and look forward to seeing where these new opportunities take us!
Thank you to everyone who came to see us and especially to our staff members who worked the show.
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