From mid-August to mid-September 2016, Amanda Browder’s Spectral Locus was installed on the façades of three prominent buildings in Buffalo. Browder asked the community to donate fabrics and to join her for public sewing days to create the artwork.
In 2015, Kaarina Kaikkonen and volunteers created We Share a Dream by attaching hundreds of donated shirts at the sleeves, or “hands,” suggesting human connection even in absence. The work is on view at the Buffalo Niagara International Airport.
Perhaps the most well-known work in the Albright-Knox’s Public Art Initiative, Casey Riordan’s Shark Girl, 2012, patiently waits at Canalside Buffalo for a companion to join her. The museum is planning an exhibition of some of Riordan’s other Shark Girl works in summer 2017.
The other six AK Public Art projects featuring women artists include a 2016 mural led by Alice Mizrachi; two participatory projects by Jenny Kendler in 2015; a 2014 mural by Tape Art, which includes Leah Smith and Kristen Carbone; and upcoming works by Shantell Martin and Shasti O’Leary Soudant.