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The work of female artists is on display in three exhibitions opening this weekend at the UB Art Galleries.

“Take Five,” “WOMEN in ABSTRACTION” and “Pam Glick: Dream House: Niagara—USA—Canada” open on Sept. 14 with a public reception from 6-8 p.m. in the UB Anderson Gallery.

“Extensions” of the “Take Five” and “Pam Glick: Dream House” exhibitions also will be housed in the Center for the Arts. While the main installation of “Take Five,” curated by Robert Scalise, director of the UB Art Galleries, will be in the UB Anderson Gallery, some work also will be displayed in the second-floor gallery of the UB Art Gallery in the CFA. Four large abstract paintings by Pam Glick will be installed in the atrium of the Anderson Gallery, with a separate installation of large paintings on tarps featured in the CFA atrium.

The extension exhibitions in the CFA will open on Sept. 15 with a public reception from noon to 2 p.m. in the UB Art Gallery.

“Take Five” is a group exhibition featuring the work of contemporary artists Meghan Brady, Adriane Colburn, Melissa Dadourian, Tricia Keightley and Meg Lipke. These women use fiber-stuffed sculpture, sewn serger thread and yarn, oversized paper collage, wood sculpture and painted canvases to reinterpret traditional abstract painting. They are countering a once male-dominated art form by working outside the rectangle in an expanded field.

Calling for a more challenging abstraction, Brady creates enormous paper-collaged pieces that indirectly reference the human body. Colburn conjures bent wood sculptural installations that she extracts from research into global systems and data that is collected. Dadourian assembles textile-based wall installations made of materials she has sewn, dyed or knit. Keightley works within a stretched canvas, but eliminates the rectangle by floating her imagined mechanical abstractions on a pool of flat color. Rather than wrapping her canvas on a traditional rectangular stretcher,…

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