A Study in Action/Reaction (2014 AK Teens: Future Curators Exhibition)
Friday, May 2–Sunday, June 8, 2014
On View in the Gallery for Small Sculpture
Also on view in the Larkin Art Gallery, Larkin at Exchange
Monday, May 5–Saturday, May 31, 2014
An individual’s identity is, in part, formed by the influence past events have on the present. In scientific terms, this idea is supported by the theory that every action has an equal and opposite reaction. Art serves as a means of communicating the often raw emotional reactions to the past, and calls into question the ways that the past shapes the present. While some of these actions and reactions can have negative consequences, others shape identity in positive ways.
Identity, reaction, and reflection, both on a personal and collective level, recur often as themes in these works. This exhibition conveys young artists’ reactions to the world around them, resulting in a visual representation of the notion of action/reaction.
This exhibition is organized by the 2014 Future Curators.
AK Teens is presented by the First Niagara Foundation.
About the 2014 Future Curators
The 2014 Future Curators team is made up of twenty-one students in grades eleven and twelve: Sydney Bryk (Lewiston-Porter High School), Connor Caso (Lewiston- Porter High School), Lissette DeJesus (PS 195: Buffalo Academy of Visual and Performing Arts), Sarah Fenn (Nichols School), Anika Fors (Williamsville East High School), Clare Galbo (Nardin Academy), Steve Goehrig (Canisius High School), Kari Karsten (Niagara Wheatfield High School), Yeojin Kim (Williamsville East High School), Claire Martin (Iroquois High School), Sienna Martinez (Lewiston-Porter High School), Almisah McAllister (Amherst High School), Jack Nelson (Amherst High School), Rose Rivera (Charter School for Applied Technologies), Megan Rogers (Lewiston-Porter High School), Jess Rohl (Williamsville East High School), Mitch Stepien (Williamsville East High School), Jess Trainor (Kenmore West High School), Erin Vecchies (Lewiston-Porter High School), Teddy Wieleba (Kenmore West High School), and Lily Zenger (Nardin Academy).
Beginning in January 2014, this dynamic team has been learning what goes on behind the scenes at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, and using the museum’s collection to discover new ways of looking at art. They are pleased to present the culmination of their experience, the 2014 AK Teens: Future Curators exhibition, A Study in Action/Reaction. Learn More about the AK Teens: Future Curators Program
2014 AK Teens: Future Curators Exhibition Openings
Thursday, May 1, 2014, 5–8 pm
Albright-Knox Art Gallery
Tuesday, May 6, 2014, 4–5 pm
Larkin Art Gallery, Larkin at Exchange
Teen curators go behind the scenes to learn about art world (The Buffalo News)
2014 AK Teens:
Thursday, May 1, 2014
Albright-Knox Art Gallery
Tuesday, May 6, 2014
Larkin Art Gallery,
Larkin at Exchange