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Hervé Tullet: Shape and Color

Saturday, June 26, 2021
Sunday, September 12, 2021

With Artist Residencies by Julia Bottoms, Tricia Butski, Max Collins, Fotini Galanes, Carlos Llobet, Rachel Shelton, and Phyllis Thompson

Albright-Knox Northland
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Hervé Tullet: Shape and Color is the largest exhibition ever assembled of this artist, performer, and beloved children’s book author’s work. Simple lines and shapes in primary colors form the basis of the minimal, yet joyous and inviting visual language found throughout his installations and more than eighty publications.

Tullet (French, born 1958) believes that his audiences “complete” such works. Their potential is only realized through each viewer’s unique play of discovery and interaction. Creativity is for everyone, Tullet asserts, and he encourages all to become active participants in the work. Members of the community are invited become part of the collaborative and interactive experience at Albright-Knox Northland through a series of ongoing workshops, instructional videos, and other programs. 

Local artists Julia Bottoms, Tricia Butski, Max Collins, Fotini Galanes, Carlos Llobet, Rachel Shelton, and Phyllis Thompson will be in residence over the course of the exhibition, transforming Albright-Knox Northland into an educational and interactive site and further blurring the lines between display and production, museum and studio. The works created as part of their residencies, including a polytab mural designed in collaboration with Tullet, will later be installed in public locations. The artists will be in residence at Northland in two cohorts, with Julia Bottoms, Tricia Butski, and Carlos Llobet creating work from June 26 to August 1, and Max Collins, Fotini Galanes, Rachel Shelton, and Phyllis Thompson creating work from August 6 to September 12. 

This exhibition is organized by Curator of Public Art Aaron Ott.

Admission to Albright-Knox Northland is always Pay What You Wish.

Exhibition Sponsors

Hervé Tullet: Shape and Color was made possible through the generosity of Mrs. Ralph C. Wilson, Jr., Mr. Robert M. Carey, and Hunt Real Estate.

The Albright-Knox’s exhibition program is generously supported by The Seymour H. Knox Foundation, Inc.

Albright-Knox Northland Sponsor

Albright-Knox Northland is supported by M&T Bank.

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