Installation and Documentary Videos

(Videos produced by the artist for exhibition installations and documentaries. For a directory of all videos created, please view the “Videos” page.)

2014
“Biological Regionalism: Tunnel, Scajaquada Creek, Erie County, New York, USA”, Color Video, 4:25, 2012

The residents of Buffalo, New York did not want to deal with the stench and sewage that washed down the stream so in the 1920’s a tunnel was built over the polluted Scajaquada Creek. The creek continues to be polluted.

Screened: 2014 – Burchfield Penney Art Center, Buffalo, NY

 

2014
“Biological Regionalism: Leech, Scajaquada Creek, Erie County, New York, USA”, Color Video, 3:10, 2012

The video documents a leech swimming the polluted waters of Scajaquada Creek in North Creek South Creek Park in Cheektowaga, a suburb of Buffalo, NY.

Screened: 2014 – Burchfield Penney Art Center, Buffalo, NY

 

2013 
“Biological Regionalism: Reiter Creek, Sheridan, New York, USA”, Color Videos, Series of five videos, 1:30 each, 2013

The site-specific videos create for  a circular gallery as part of a solo museum exhibition presents a 180 degree view of a specific site on the stream as steelhead migrate upstream to spawn. All videos selected into the museum’s permanent collection

Screened: 2013 – Extremeño e Iberoamericano de Arte Contemporáneo (Extremaduran and Latin American Museum of Contemporary Art), Badajoz, Spain

 

2010
“Biological Regionalism” is a series of paintings and videos that identify the landscape and the fish that are distinctive to a region. I envision the project creating indigenous symbols of a culture.

“Biological Regionalism: Lower Falls, Genesee River, Rochester, New York, USA”, Color Video, 1:36:30, 2010

This video and two 8 foot paintings was created as part of as a site-specific installation for the Fourth Rochester Biennial at the Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester, NY. The artist explores the migratory pattern of a Lake Erie fish species (steelhead trout) and the historical depictions of the Genesee River.

Screened: 2008 – Grand Gallery, Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester, NY

2010
“Biological Regionalism: Ellicott Creek, Amherst, New York, USA: III”, (Bottom Panel), Color Video, 1:30:12, 2009

“Biological Regionalism: Ellicott Creek, Amherst, New York, USA: II”, Middle Panel), Color Video, 1:36:30, 2010

“Biological Regionalism: Ellicott Creek, Amherst, New York, USA: I”, (Top Panel), Color Video, 1:30:34, 2010

These underwater videos and two 8 foot paintings was created as part of as a site-specific installation for the Lightwell Gallery at the University of Buffalo, Buffalo, NY. The artist explores the migratory pattern of a Lake Erie fish species (largemouth bass) and the history and fragility of Ellicott Creek that borders the campus.

Screened: 2008 – Lightwell Gallery, Center for the Arts, University of Buffalo, Buffalo, NY

2008
“Biological Regionalism: Big Mary’s Creek, Vesuvuis, Virginia, United States, May 8, 2008. Colored Video, 5:30 minuets

Screened: Washington and Lee University, Lexington, VA

2007
“Biological Regionalism: Atlantic Cod”, B/W, 10 minutesThe video was created for a residency at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, MA. The artist provides a brief overview of his Biological Regionalism Series while providing a brief history of the Atlantic cod and its influence on the economy of New England.

Screened: 2007 – Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA

2006
“Primal Connections”, B/W Video,18 minutes and 40 seconds
The connection between nature and culture seems to have been lost, as most of our social and economic reliance has moved to an urban setting. Our culture has developed outdoor recreational activities, zoos and pets as a way to reconnect with our innate need to be closer to nature. This film investigates one attempt to reconnect.

Screened : 2008 -Washington and Lee University, Lexington, VA
2006 – Rochester Contemporary, Rochester, NY

2005
“Great Lakes Tributary, New York, United States, March 12th, 2005” Color Video, 5:28 minutes
“Los Jardines de la Reina (The Queen’s Gardens), Cub, July 10th, 2004” 5:40 minutes
“Biological Regionalism” is a series of paintings and videos that identifies the landscape and the fish that are distinctive to a region. I envision the project creating indigenous symbols of a culture.

Screened: 2008 -Washington and Lee University, Lexington, VA
2005 -El Museo Francisco Oller and Diego Rivera, Buffalo, NY

2005
“An Unkept Promise”, B/W Video, 19:00 Minutes
Alberto Rey’s family fled Cuba in 1963. Alberto was three years old when they found political asylum in Mexico. Thirty-five years later he returned to cuba for the first time. “An Unkept Promise” chronicles the emotional complexities of his trip, why he promised himself never to return and the invitation that makes him reconsider.

Screened:
2015 – Canisius College, Buffalo, NY
2014 – Burchfield Penney Art Center, Buffalo, NY
2011 – Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester, NY
2011 – Lightwell Gallery, Center for the Arts, University of Buffalo, Buffalo, NY
2010 – University of Buffalo, NY
2008 – Mary Baldwin College, Staunton, VA
2008 – Washington and Lee University, Lexington, VA
2007 – Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, OH
2007 – Chautauqua Institution, Chautauqua, NY
2005 – DeadCenter Film Festival, Oklahoma, City, OK
2005 – Burchfield Penney Art Center, Buffalo, NY

2004
“Waters off of Caibarien, Cuba”. B/W Video. 1 hour and 6 minutes
The hour long footage documents the waters off of Caibarien, Cuba. This small island, off the eastern coast of Cuba, was a popular site where the balseros used to set off on their rafts to catch the Gulf Stream to Florida. The video tries to capture what the balseros would see on the beginning of their often tragic voyages.

Screened:
2015 – Canisius College, Buffalo, NY
2014 – Burchfield Penney Art Center, Buffalo, NY
2011 – Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester, NY
2011 – Lightwell Gallery, Center for the Arts, University of Buffalo, Buffalo, NY
2010 – University of Buffalo, NY
2008 – Mary Baldwin College, Staunton,VA
2008 – Washington and Lee University, Lexington, VA
2007 – Chautauqua Institution, Chautauqua, NY
2007 – Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, OH
2005 – Burchfield- Penney Art Center, Buffalo, NY

2001
“Seeing the Dark”, (shot on B/W 16mm film – edited on video), 6 1/2 minutes
The short film captures Alberto Rey’s first return back to Cuba after 30 years. The film is relates how he decides to stop creating paintings about his nostalgic interpretations of his homeland.

Screened:
2015 – Canisius College, Buffalo, NY
2014 – Burchfield Penney Art Center, Buffalo, NY
2011 – Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester, NY
2011 – Lightwell Gallery, Center for the Arts, University of Buffalo, Buffalo, NY
2010 – University of Buffalo, NY
2008 – Mary Baldwin College, Staunton,VA
2008 – Washington and Lee University, Lexington, VA
2007 – Chautauqua Institution, Chautauqua, NY
2007 – Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, OH
2001 – Marvel Theatre, State University of New York, Fredonia, NY

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