The artists included in this exhibition, including Josef Albers, Tauba Auerbach, Robert Barry, Amanda Means, and Kim Tschang-Yeul, have used many different strategies to draw attention to the act of perception and to encourage us to question the truth of our vision. From illusionistic, or trompe l’oeil (trick of the eye), paintings to more ephemeral and conceptual gestures, these artworks challenge what we see and prompt us to appreciate and even enjoy experiences of dissonance. These moments—when we must rely on our minds to test the logic of what we see—teach us to question our confidence in first impressions. This exhibition, drawn from the Albright-Knox’s collection, reminds us that although our experience and knowledge of the world often comes to us through our eyes, seeing should not always be believing.
This exhibition is organized by Curatorial Fellow Andrea Alvarez.
Admission to this special exhibition is FREE on M&T FIRST FRIDAYS @ THE GALLERY.