In Western New York 1995 was organized by Senior Curator Cheryl Brutvan and Curator Marc Mayer, after viewing nearly 3,000 slides of works in a variety of media by 295 artists. The curators made personal visits to 23 artists in studios as far south as Olean and Fredonia and as far north as the Tuscarora Indian Reservation in Niagara Falls, selecting 12 to participate in the invitational.
The limited number of artists in the exhibition allowed for a presentation that was concentrated and in-depth. Participating artists included Reed Anderson/Jeffrey Scharf, Buffalo; Catherine Downing, Olean; Jennifer L. Formica, Buffalo; Shauna Frischkorn, Jamestown; James Nelson, Buffalo; Thor Eric Gubernick, Buffalo; Patrick Robideau, Buffalo; Al Harris F., Depew; and Mark A. Taylor, Snyder.
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 Senior Curator Cheryl Brutvan and Curator Marc Mayer.