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Past Exhibitions

    • A New Installation by Rachel Whiteread

      January 1, 2006

      The Albright-Knox Art Gallery is pleased to present Untitled (Domestic) as part of an ongoing series of large-scale sculptural installations in the Gallery’s impressive Sculpture Court. British-born artist Rachel Whiteread has received critical acclaim for her unique body of work, in which she transforms ordinary domestic items and proverbial spaces into discretely poignant objects that subvert the viewer’s sense of traditional function, form, and space.

    • A New Installation by Jim Hodges

      January 1, 2006

      Jim Hodges - a highly respected artist who transforms ordinary objects into poetic spectacles – brings his largest work to date to the Gallery’s Sculpture Garden this summer. This sculpture entitled look and see is an eleven-and-one-half-foot, twisting plane of stainless steel, with a surface that has been cut with a laser, polished, and painted black and white to create a stylized camouflage pattern, which includes reflective areas, through which one can see the surrounding architecture.

    • Franz West: Recent Sculptures

      October 21, 2004–October 16, 2005

      Franz West is one of Austria’s most highly regarded artists. He has spent his career rethinking the ways in which art is experienced and encourages viewers of his work to become active participants. For West, art is not about perfect form, but about finding a way to get around convention and articulate the psychological and physical sensibilities that make us uniquely human.

    • Extreme Abstraction

      July 15–October 2, 2005

      Extreme Abstraction was a major exhibition surveying of the history and future of abstraction that spanned the three buildings of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery and extended onto its outdoor campus in the summer and fall of 2005. 

    • The Natalie and Irving Forman Collection

      May 6–July 3, 2005

      The Natalie and Irving Forman Collection celebrated the significant gift of paintings, sculptures, and works on paper that was recognized at The Buffalo Fine Arts Academy’s Annual Meeting on October 8, 2003. The Formans, married for fifty-eight years, began collecting contemporary art in the 1950s.

    • Beyond/In Western New York 2005

      April 30–June 19, 2005

      The Albright-Knox Art Gallery has been organizing exhibitions dedicated to artists living and working in the Western New York region since 1934. Beyond/In Western New York 2005 continued the Gallery’s commitment to regional artists, and in an ambitious effort to expand the scope of the project, the geographic parameters for eligible artists was extended to Southern Ontario, North Eastern Ohio, North Western Pennsylvania, and Western and Central New York.

    • Georgia O'Keeffe and New Mexico: A Sense of Place

      January 28–May 8, 2005

      Georgia O’Keeffe and New Mexico: A Sense of Place organized by the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, Santa Fe, New Mexico, was the first exhibition to present Georgia O’Keeffe’s paintings in conjunction with recent photographs of the actual locations that inspired a number of the works in this exhibition. The juxtaposition of the paintings with photographs sheds a new light on her representational style; one deeply committed to abstraction but somehow also true to the color, form, and sublimity of the New Mexico landscape.

    • Clyfford Still: Paintings from the Collection

      February 18–April 10, 2005

      The Gallery owns thirty-three paintings by Clyfford Still–the largest public collection of the artist’s work and an ensemble that spans the most critical developments of his career from 1937 to 1963.

    • Cover to Cover: Works and Words at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery

      December 11, 2004–April 3, 2005

      Cover to Cover: Works and Words at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery explored the relationship between the written word and the artistic image by examining themes that highlight the variety of forms and media used in the production of contemporary “works on paper.” The works in this exhibition ranged from artists books and photography to etchings and lithography.

    • In Focus: Themes in Photography

      September 24, 2004–January 30, 2005

      In Focus: Themes in Photography examined the Gallery’s extensive collection of photographs through a thematic lens. Combining nineteenth-century historic works with recent acquisitions of contemporary photography, this exhibition highlighted the Gallery’s commitment to the photographic medium for more than nine decades, which began in 1910 with an exhibition of work by Alfred Stieglitz.