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Isabella Vella's June & July

Isabella Vella (Etobicoke School of the Arts). June & July. Acrylic paint and charcoal on Kozo paper.

Somewhere Behind, Somewhere Ahead (2019 AK Teens: Future Curators Exhibition)

Friday, April 12, 2019
Sunday, May 12, 2019

Gallery for Small Sculpture

Also on view at the Buffalo Center for Arts and Technology April 13–May 5, 2019

Movement—whether physical, spiritual, or psychological—is an experience shared by all. The artists in Somewhere Behind, Somewhere Ahead reflect on changes in their surroundings, document the development and progress of ideas, and seek to understand the conflicts we experience. Throughout these works, a metamorphosis of ideas and people is evident. Movement toward new things is critical to our lives and our world because, without change, everyone would remain sedentary and stuck in their ways. Change may be chaotic, but it is necessary as we seek to improve. The different movements captured by the artists in this exhibition highlight the world’s ongoing transformations. Despite our differences, we are all moving together.

This exhibition is organized by the 2019 Future Curators.

Admission to this exhibition is Pay-What-You-Wish during M&T FIRST FRIDAYS @ THE GALLERY.

Tha Win Lay's Elephant

Tha Win Lay (Lafayette International Community High School). Elephant. Fabric embroidery.

Sterling Wilson's Mankeys in a Barrel

Sterling Wilson (Etobicoke School of the Arts). Mankeys in a Barrel. Pewter, plastic barrel, and paint.

Beccah Dunklin's Insight

Beccah Dunklin (Buffalo Seminary) Insight. Oil on canvas.

Allison Kohl's Generation Why

Allison Kohl (West Seneca West High School). Generation Why. Mixed media.

Mackenzie Reid's Winetavern Street

Mackenzie Reid (Etobicoke School of the Arts). Winetavern Street. Archival pigment print.

Olivia Luconski's Isolated Innocence

Olivia Luconski (Clarence High School). Isolated Innocence. Pastel on board.

Samantha Kirsch's Under the Mask

Samantha Kirsch (Pioneer High School). Under the Mask. Digital photograph.

About the 2019 Future Curators

The 2019 Future Curators team consists of twenty students in grades 11 and 12: Anne Bailey (Nardin Academy), Anna Bond (Orchard Park High School), Anna Brown (Williamsville East High School), Sophia Doyle (Buffalo Academy of the Sacred Heart), Monique Fairer (Williamsville East High School), Lara Ferreri (Nichols School), Kevin Girasole (Lewiston-Porter High School), Taylor Lannon (Lewiston-Porter High School), Lily Lettieri (City Honors High School), Faith Mikolajczyk (Lake Shore High School), Carson Ortolani (Nichols School), Sarah Price (Sweet Home High School), Hannah Riley (North Tonawanda High School), Gabrielle Rohauer (Eden Junior/Senior High School), Trisha Sander (Grand Island Senior High School), Joseph Scinta (Canisius High School), Natalie Toledo (City Honors High School), Cordelia Wright (Amherst Central High School), Jiaxuan “Jocelyn” Yang (Buffalo Seminary), Kyle Ziemba (West Seneca West Senior High School).

Beginning in January 2019, this creative team of young aspiring art professionals has been learning what goes on the behind the scenes at the Albright-Knox. The Future Curators program allows students to use the museum’s collection and current exhibitions to begin thinking about art from the mindset of a curator. They are pleased to present the culmination of their experience, the 2019 AK Teens: Future Curators exhibition, Somewhere Behind, Somewhere Ahead. To follow the Future Curators as they organize their exhibition, check out the Albright-Knox on Instagram (@albrightknox) on Fridays for #FutureCuratorsFridays. Learn More about the AK Teens: Future Curators Program

Program Sponsor

AK Teens is presented by KeyBank.

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