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Special Media Preview of Surveyor, and Opportunity to View New Works, Meet Curator Heather Pesanti and Local Artists

February 14, 2011

What:
A major new exhibition of work rooted in the exploration, observation, and construction of the landscape will open at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery on Friday, February 18, 2011. Surveyor will debut a number of major new acquisitions never before seen, alongside well-known works from the Gallery’s Collection. Curator Heather Pesanti has also invited five Buffalo-based artists to both exhibit their work in Surveyor and make their own selections from the Collection.

Who:
Louis Grachos, Director, Albright-Knox Gallery
Heather Pesanti, Curator, Albright-Knox Gallery
Michael Basinski, Artist, Buffalo, NY
Bingyi, Artist, Buffalo, NY
Millie Chen, Artist, Buffalo, NY
Peter Stephens, Artist, Buffalo, NY
Paul Vanouse, Artist, Buffalo, NY

When: 
Thursday, February 17, 10 am

Where: 
Albright-Knox Art Gallery
1285 Elmwood Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14222

Background: 
Surveyor explores the theme of humanity’s relationship with, and fervent desire to understand, the natural world in which we live.  The works on view will represent man observing his environment, traditional and contemporary landscapes, topographical mapping, surveying and surveillance, and post-apocalyptic visions.

New acquisitions from the Gallery’s Collection to be featured in the exhibition include works by Kelly Barrie, Sonja Braas, Barnaby Furnas, Cameron Martin, Matthew Ritchie, Gary Simmons, Erika Wanenmacher, and Zhan Wang.

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