In Western New York 1989, was organized by Chief Curator Michael Auping and Curator Cheryl Brutvan after they reviewed the work of more than 200 artists in all media, from painting to videotape. The 24 artists in the exhibition revealed the vitality of the work of visual artists in the community.
About the Western New York Exhibitions
The Western New York exhibitions acknowledge the breadth of talent in the art community of Western New York and reflect the Albright-Knox’s ongoing commitment to support the creative endeavors of these artists. Begun in 1934, the Western New York exhibitions bring together notable works of art in the region and provide a wider field of appreciation for area artists.
Painting, sculpture, prints, and works on paper have traditionally been included, with a category of photography added in 1951 and video and film in 1984. From 1977 to 2010, the Western New York exhibitions alternated with In Western New York and Beyond/In Western New York, invitational exhibitions with selections made by the museum’s curators.
This exhibition was organized by Chief Curator Michael Auping and Curator Cheryl Brutvan.