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    • Surface Matter: Collage from the Collection

      November 17, 2006–February 11, 2007

      While many artists have worked solely in the medium, collage has failed to rise to the popularity of drawing, painting, and sculpture. Surface Matter reveals nearly one hundred years of collage and exemplifies how it infiltrated a century of art making and continues to relate to the artistic expressions of the twenty-first century.

    • Andrea Zittel: Critical Space

      October 6, 2006–January 7, 2007

      Andrea Zittel is one of the most exciting and influential artists of our time because she makes art about the questions that nag us everyday: what to wear in the morning, what to fix again for dinner, how to deal with all the clutter, and how to escape the tyranny of the clock. Part philosopher, part scientist, part designer, part artist, Zittel has made her own life an experiment about the best way to live.

    • Chuck Close: Self-Portraits 1967–2005

      July 21–October 22, 2006

      Celebrated as one of the most influential artists of our time, Chuck Close has retained his vitality by continuously reinventing portraiture, a genre often underrecognized in contemporary art. Chuck Close: Self-Portraits 1967 – 2005 focused exclusively on the artist’s self-portraits, consisting of more than eighty works in a broad range of media — painting, drawing, photography, collage, and printmaking — that trace the evolution of his process and self-examination from 1967 to the present.

    • Petah Coyne: Above and Beneath the Skin

      June 9–September 10, 2006

      Combining both figurative and abstract traditions and deploying a diverse range of materials, Petah Coyne’s sculptures constitute a complex language. This comprehensive nineteen-year survey was organized by Albright-Knox Art Gallery Senior Curator Douglas Dreishpoon and included a selection of Coyne’s organic concretions from the late eighties; metallic black sand works from the early nineties; wax chandeliers and intricate hair weavings from the same decade; more recent, figure-based wax personages; and a suite of eight large-format photographs from the years 1992 to 2001.

    • Formal Exchange: Albright-Knox Art Gallery and Latin America

      February 17–July 2, 2006

      Formal Exchange: The Albright-Knox Art Gallery and Latin America will examine Latin American abstraction from the 1960s and early ‘70s, and pay homage to the Gallery’s commitment to aquiring modern and contemporary art from all over the world.

    • Karin Davie: Dangerous Curves

      February 24–May 14, 2006

      Karin Davie is the first solo exhibition of the artist’s paintings, sculptures, and drawings; a survey that tracks the evolution of Davie’s visual vocabulary. A true innovator, Davie redefines the modernist convention of stripe painting by inserting gesture and the artist’s hand back into optical, hard-edged, geometric convention.

    • The Wall: Reshaping Contemporary Chinese Art

      October 21, 2005–January 29, 2006

      The Wall: Reshaping Contemporary Chinese Art is came to Buffalo in October 2005. Organized by the Albright-Knox Art Gallery and the University at Buffalo Art Galleries in collaboration with the Millennium Art Museum, Beijing, The Wall was the largest exhibition of contemporary Chinese art to travel beyond China. It also marked the first collaboration between American art museums and a major Chinese art institution focusing on contemporary Chinese art.

    • On View: Stellar Works from the Collection

      February 1–January 7, 2006

      On View: Stellar Works from the Collection is an exciting reinstallation of the Gallery’s permanent collection, featuring well-known masterworks from the turn of the nineteenth century to the present. This exhibition is in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the collection’s first home - the magnificent building designed by Edward B. Green in 1905.

    • A New Installation by Robert Therrien

      January 1, 2006

      Los Angeles-based artist Robert Therrien has been making sculpture for more than three decades, transforming ordinary objects and forms into extraordinary works of art. More than simply an enlarged replica, this work of art combines the abstract sculptural forms of the furniture with the novelty and magic of experiencing these everyday objects from a new perspective.

    • A New Installation by Paul Pfeiffer

      January 1, 2006

      In recognition of the Stanley Cup’s visit to Buffalo on April 24, 2006, the Albright-Knox Art Gallery presents Pfeiffer’s work, honoring hockey’s Holy Grail. In Caryatid, Pfeiffer presents video footage of the Cup, as it is held up above the heads of players of winning hockey teams; but by erasing the players, Pfeiffer alters our perception of hockey’s highest symbol of achievement.