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  Legs mural

  829 Seneca Street, Buffalo NY

By Christopher Kameck

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Christopher Kameck

Christopher Kameck (b.1981) currently lives in Buffalo,NY and has a studio in the city’s Old First Ward. After earning his Associate of Specialized Technology degree in Photography from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh in 2002, he relocated back to Buffalo and studied at Buffalo State College with photographer Les Krims, sculptor Kenneth Payne and printmaker A. P. Gorny. Kameck has worked for several commercial photographers and videographers in Buffalo, most recently as a Photography Assistant and Digital Print Specialist for Keystone Film Productions. His work has been shown in group exhibitions at Buffalo State College and 464 Gallery and in a 2013 solo exhibition at Ashker’s Gallery. Kameck also created site specific installations for the “City of Night” events at Silo City in 2012, 2013 and participated in 2015 on the “The Worker” mural. He has executed several large-scale commissioned public murals in Buffalo for clients such as Larkin Development Group, The Grant-Amherst Business Association, The Barrel Factory, Black Iron Bystro, and Savarino Companies,LLC.
- Burchfield Penney Art Center (online August 2020)

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The Power of Community Building Through Public Art

By   Jordan Soldaczewski
Buffalo Rising, August 26, 2017

Located in the old First Ward of Buffalo, Team Razor Wire is spreading positivity through community building, with their original and bright murals. Each mural is designed alongside the community, to ensure that they feel part of the project taking place within the respective neighborhood. While only working together for a year and a half, Christopher M. Kameck and Nicholas C. Miller have already completed several projects together.

“On the first day we’re like, ‘We have no idea what the design is, we don’t even know who’s going to be the designer… you might be the designer!” said Miller. “We work out designs with craft paper, and draw… and then we slowly talk about concepts, and then kind of build off that and allow people to be apart of the process from the very beginning. That allows them to feel the entire time like they are involved, instead of simply standing by.” Miller said.

The artists’ workspace includes three offices, a small gallery, and a warehouse with a wood-working room, all where they manufacture their ideas, demos, and installation pieces. On top of creating murals, the pair have professionally hung and packaged artwork for galleries, designers, and private clients for their business Buffalo Art Services. Team Razor Wire has a strong connection to Buffalo, as Kameck’s family grew up in the old First Ward – creating a personal tie to the neighborhood which they work in.

A relatively obscure building located at 829 Seneca Street has changed hands. The building, a former bowling alley with intact floors (sans mechanicals), was sold by Seneca Street Holdings LLC to Mill Race Commons LLC (a Zemsky controlled Larkin Development subsidiary) for $250,000 (listed at $299k).

The building is situated directly across from Flying Bison Brewery and in close proximity to Larkin Square. In the hands of the Zemsky family, this building has a bright future. In other hands, it could potentially have “parking lot” written all over it. The footprint of this corner will hopefully equate to a interesting entrepreneurial venture.

While this building (circa 1943) might right off the bat look like a smallish structure, it surprisingly encompasses 7500+ square feet. The Zemsky family could do a lot with this parcel, which bodes well for all of Larkinville.
Buffalo Rising December 1, 2015(  online August 2020)

Photos and their arrangement 2020 Chuck LaChiusa
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