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Artist Andy Goldsworthy O.B.E. to Deliver Rare Public Talk at Albright-Knox Art Gallery May 15

April 26, 2013

Buffalo, NY – Renowned British artist Andy Goldsworthy will give a rare public talk at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery on Wednesday, May 15, at 7:30 pm. The artist will be in Buffalo to complete two major works on the Albright-Knox’s grounds, Path and Rising Stone. Known for his often spontaneous and ephemeral work in the landscape and his use of natural materials, including leaves, stone, ice, rain, twigs, flower petals, and snow, Goldsworthy has created a body of work that is internationally acclaimed.

Born in 1956 in Cheshire, England, Goldsworthy attended Bradford College of Art and received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Preston Polytechnic (now the University of Central Lancashire). However, he preferred working out-of-doors to his studies in the art studio, and often cites his job as a farm laborer in Leeds as the most formative experience in the development of his solitary artmaking practice and his love of nature. His work in the landscape and use of natural materials are related to the American Land Art movement of the 1960s. Goldsworthy’s art is often fleeting, captured only in photographs, and he tends not to transform nature but instead to celebrate its forms. By doing so, he makes us more aware of our environment and the natural world around us.

Goldsworthy will discuss his artistic practice, methods, materials, and philosophy in this slide-illustrated talk.  General admission tickets are $20 and are available online at MuseumTix.com. Discounted tickets for Gallery Members ($10) and students and seniors ($15) are available at the Albright-Knox’s Admissions Desk. AK Café will be open from 5:30 to 7 pm for a happy hour prior to the lecture. Tickets to the happy hour are $20 per person for a drink and hors d’oeuvres buffet.

For further information and tickets for this event, please call 716.270.8292.

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