Artist, Adjunct Faculty, Sculpture, Buffalo State College and University at Buffalo
Sczerbaniewicz received his BFA in Sculpture from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University (2009) and his MFA from the Department of Visual Studies at the University at Buffalo (2013). He was recipient of the Jacob Kassay Master of Fine Arts Award (2013) and was a member of the New York Foundation on the Arts—Mark Program (2010). He has recently completed a two-month residency at Sculpture Space in Utica, NY. Recent solo exhibitions include Aloft (Delaware Center for Contemporary Art, 2015), High Strangeness (Castellani Art Museum, Niagara University, 2015), Tom Ridge: An Immersive Installation (Vox Populi Gallery, Philadelphia, 2014), and Beneath Suspicion (Big Orbit Gallery, Buffalo, 2013). His work has also been included in the exhibitions Displacement: Barge Prototype (Burchfield-Penney Art Center, Buffalo, 2014) and Back To The Future (Olga Korper Gallery, Toronto, 2014). Sczerbaniewicz is represented by BT&C Gallery, Buffalo.
[portrait by David Moog, Courtesy Burchfield Penney Art Center]
Confined Architectural Space and Psychological Unease
BY GARY SCZERBANIEWICZ
@ VOL 14
ON NOV 17, 2015
"I want to destabilize the viewer in relation to the work."
In Confined Architectural Space and Psychological Unease from PechaKucha Night Buffalo Vol. 14, artist, sculpture, and professor, Gary Sczerbaniewicz shares his practice involving an insatiable fascination with interior architectural spaces that evoke a sense of psychological unease. This compulsion toward an aesthetics of anxiety leads him to fabricate confined space environments which include-scale shifts-using architectural models seamlessly blended into full-sized structures - into which the viewer is invited to physically enter and explore.