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A Study in Action/Reaction (2014 AK Teens: Future Curators Exhibition)

Friday, May 2–Sunday, June 8, 2014

Anika Fors (Williamsville East High School). Peter Rabbit Lake. Digital photograph.

On View in the Gallery for Small Sculpture 

Also on view in the Larkin Art Gallery, Larkin at Exchange
Monday, May 5–Saturday, May 31, 2014

An individual’s identity is, in part, formed by the influence past events have on the present. In scientific terms, this idea is supported by the theory that every action has an equal and opposite reaction. Art serves as a means of communicating the often raw emotional reactions to the past, and calls into question the ways that the past shapes the present. While some of these actions and reactions can have negative consequences, others shape identity in positive ways. 

Identity, reaction, and reflection, both on a personal and collective level, recur often as themes in these works. This exhibition conveys young artists’ reactions to the world around them, resulting in a visual representation of the notion of action/reaction.

This exhibition is organized by the 2014 Future Curators.

AK Teens is presented by the First Niagara Foundation.

Museum admission is required to view this special exhibition on M&T FIRST FRIDAYS @ THE GALLERY.

About the 2014 Future Curators

The 2014 Future Curators team is made up of twenty-one students in grades eleven and twelve: Sydney Bryk (Lewiston-Porter High School), Connor Caso (Lewiston- Porter High School), Lissette DeJesus (PS 195: Buffalo Academy of Visual and Performing Arts), Sarah Fenn (Nichols School), Anika Fors (Williamsville East High School), Clare Galbo (Nardin Academy), Steve Goehrig (Canisius High School), Kari Karsten (Niagara Wheatfield High School), Yeojin Kim (Williamsville East High School), Claire Martin (Iroquois High School), Sienna Martinez (Lewiston-Porter High School), Almisah McAllister (Amherst High School), Jack Nelson (Amherst High School), Rose Rivera (Charter School for Applied Technologies), Megan Rogers (Lewiston-Porter High School), Jess Rohl (Williamsville East High School), Mitch Stepien (Williamsville East High School), Jess Trainor (Kenmore West High School), Erin Vecchies (Lewiston-Porter High School), Teddy Wieleba (Kenmore West High School), and Lily Zenger (Nardin Academy). 

Beginning in January 2014, this dynamic team has been learning what goes on behind the scenes at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, and using the museum’s collection to discover new ways of looking at art. They are pleased to present the culmination of their experience, the 2014 AK Teens: Future Curators exhibition, A Study in Action/Reaction. Learn More about the AK Teens: Future Curators Program

Related Events

2014 AK Teens: Future Curators Exhibition Openings

Thursday, May 1, 2014, 5–8 pm
Albright-Knox Art Gallery

Tuesday, May 6, 2014, 4–5 pm
Larkin Art Gallery, Larkin at Exchange

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