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Artist Talk: Jason Middlebrook

Friday, November 1, 2013, 8 pm

Jason Middlebrook working on Underlife, 2012–13, on the Albright-Knox’s grounds. Photograph by Tom Loonan.

FREE for Members / $5 for non-members
Auditorium

Join us for a rare opportunity to hear artist Jason Middlebrook talk about his art and creative process. Middlebrook is interested in the literal and metaphorical decay of landscapes and the point at which nature and culture clash. Often using recycled or salvaged materials—which he says “have a history and still have a future”—he creates sculptural installations that re-render the natural environment. Throughout his work, Middlebrook questions the tense relationships humans have with nature and art. Although his work is a critique of these relationships, it is also a commentary on the beauty that surrounds us, even if we cannot see it.

This talk will include a discussion of Middlebrook’s sculpture Underlife, 2012–13, the most recent addition to the Albright-Knox’s campus. Learn More about Underlife

Part of M&T FIRST FRIDAYS @ THE GALLERY
On the first Friday of every month—from 10 am to 10 pm—admission to the Gallery’s 1962 Knox Building is free. Events and art classes are offered for FREE for Members and for a small fee for non-members. Learn More