Garden Rant
Gardening While Intoxicated
Buffalo Spree


A year ago, Licata became the fourth member of a group of garden bloggers with an attitude. Garden Rant one of my favorites: A blend of gossip, news, crusade and, yes, raw rant, it blows the cobwebs out of gardening's mustier corners.

–Adrian Higgins,
Washington Post

... co-curators Elizabeth Licata and Amy Cappellazzo have magnificently transcended the limitations of what is, at bottom, a show of books. ...Preciousness—the bane of such exhibitions—is nowhere in evidence.

–Richard Huntington,
Buffalo News

"Garden Walk Buffalo: A Celebration of Urban Gardens," is a tour guide into dozens of gardens during the annual event held the last full weekend in July. It's knowingly written by Buffalo Spree editor Elizabeth Licata, and packed with gorgeous photographs...

–Mark Sommer,
Buffalo News

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Hallwalls: 20th Anniversary Exhibition

As the outside curator and essayist for the 20th anniversary exhibition of Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center, I researched the history of this renowned alternative art space. This research included interviewing past curators and other participants, reviewing archives, and creating a chronology of all the exhibitions from 1975 to 1995. Out of this process came an exhibition containing over 100 artworks in all media, including electronic. The artists included Vito Acconci, John Baldessari, Charles Clough, Eric Fischl, Tony Conrad, Karen Finley, Catherine Howe, Rebecca Howland, Robert Longo, Christy Rupp, David Salle, Andre Serrano, Cindy Sherman, Michael Snow, and many others. The retrospective exhibition was held at the Burchfield-Penney Art Center, while other projects took place at other Buffalo sites, including Hallwalls new headquarters at the TriMain Center on Main Street. This exhibition and the 276-page book that accompanied it (co-edited by E. Licata) documented an important era in contemporary art and a vital part of Western New York's cultural history.

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