On the occasion of the opening of the special exhibition Erin Shirreff, please join us for a conversation between artist Erin Shirreff and Senior Curator Dr. Cathleen Chaffee.
Erin Shirreff is the artist’s first large-scale museum exhibition in the United States and includes her work in sculpture, photography, and video installation. In an age when the ubiquity of smartphones has effectively collapsed the firsthand viewing of art with the creation of its representation, Shirreff often relates to three-dimensional forms through their depictions in photography, teasing apart the relationship between image and artwork. She will discuss how abstract sculpture is accessed in real life and in photographs. Shirreff and Senior Curator Cathleen Chaffee, PhD, will also discuss some of the historic photographs of curators, installers, and visitors interacting with sculpture that Shirreff selected for her exhibition from the Albright-Knox Archives.
A free public exhibition opening of Erin Shirreff takes place from 7 to 9 pm.