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Alumnus Daniel Buckingham to open exhibition at Westwood Gallery in Utica

Alfred University alumnus Daniel Buckingham ’79 B.F.A., ’92 M.F.A., has an art exhibition that will open in December at The Westwood Gallery in Utica, NY.

Buckingham is a professor of sculpture at Pratt Munson in Utica, where he teaches 3-D Design, Sculpture, and Seminar in the Fine Arts curriculum. His exhibition, titled “Magic Carpet,” opens Dec. 8 and will remain on view through Feb. 1, 2024. An opening reception, free to the public, is set for Dec. 8 from 5-7 p.m.

His artist statement is as follows:

My work is informed by my extensive 8-year bicycle trip around the world where I explored over 60 diverse countries.  During this valuable experience I found myself living within the history of the Silk Road and its extensive cross-cultural exchanges. My work functions as a structure for social interaction. I employ a collision of construction strategies that supports my storytelling, fragmented, improvisational, and theatrical. My narrative offers a place to meet others from our community, to discuss current events, play, and perhaps a place to fall in love. 

Daniel Buckingham webpage on Stepmother Nature

Buckingham exhibits his work throughout the United States and abroad. His work explores cultural exchange within the 21st Century context. His large-scale public commission entitled “Tower of Bells” is located in the Park of Women and Children, Quito, Ecuador. His unique solo exhibitions include “Secret Invitation” at the Everson Museum in 2014, and “Memoryscape” in 2020 at Munson in Utica.

Since 2000, Buckingham has been a board member for Sculpture Space Inc. in Utica. He lives in Clayville, NY, and shares a studio that he built with his wife, artist Tina Betz, and their son, Owen, and daughter, Sophie.