Commissions by leading, abstract artists, recent acquisitions of contemporary art, and masterworks from the Gallery's collection will be highlighted together and throughout the entire space to provide visitors with a visual representation of the history and future of abstract art. Artists such as Polly Apfelbaum, Lynda Benglis, Arthuro Herrera, Piet Mondrian, Jackson Pollock, Gerhard Richter, and Pae White are only a few of the many artists who will be represented.
The Albright-Knox Art Gallery has a special relationship with abstract art. The Gallery was one of the first art institutions to collect and exhibit this ground-breaking art form in the 1920s, and the Gallery continued to do so with outstanding vigor, passion, and courage throughout the twentieth century. Now, at the beginning of the twenty-first century, the Albright-Knox Art Gallery presents Extreme Abstraction, an exhibition that investigates the continuing vitality of abstract art and this institutionâ€™s remarkable relationship with it.
Extreme Abstraction is a major installation that will open to the public in the summer of 2005. Commissions by leading, abstract artists, recent acquisitions of contemporary art, and masterworks from the Galleryâ€™s collection will be highlighted together and throughout the entire Gallery to provide visitors with a visual representation of the history and future of abstract art. Artists such as Polly Apfelbaum, Lynda Benglis, Arthuro Herrera, Piet Mondrian, Jackson Pollock, Gerhard Richter, and Pae White are only a few of the many artists who will be represented, several of whom will be working at the Gallery on site-specific installations for this exhibition.
Artists on Artists
Sunday, July 17
Noon â€“ 2:30 P.M.
Free for Gallery Members
Participating Artists: David Batchelor, Linda Besemer, Liz Larner, and David Reed
Four contemporary artists whose work is represented in the Extreme Abstraction exhibition will discuss an abstract artist of their choosing who has inspired their own work. Attend this special event and gain insights into the way in which artists respond to their contemporaries and the masters of previous generations.
Extreme Fundraising Events
Saturday, July 16
7 â€“ 9 P.M.
$250 donation per person includes Extreme After Party
Extreme After Party
Saturday, July 16
9 â€“ midnight
$50 donation per person
This exhibition is made possible through the generous support of The John R. Oishei Foundation, and the following sponsors:
Charles W. and Penny Banta
Collins & Maxwell, L.L.P.
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Dirickson
Judge and Mrs. John T. Elfvin
Mr. and Mrs. Peter B. Flickinger
Agnes Gund and David Shapiro
Michael and Roberta Joseph
Kevin W. and Karen Kennedy
The Seymour H. Knox Foundation Inc.
Dolly and Herbert Ladds, Jr.
Rosina Lee Yue and Bert Lies, Jr.
Norman Mack II
Nancy and Robert Magoon
Joann and Gifford Phillips
Mr. and Mrs. Barclay Simpson
Howard and Leslie Zemsky
Image: Katarina Grosse 'Untitled'
Katharina Grosse (German, born 1961).
Untitled, 2002. Acrylic on wall, 330 x 373â€ (835 x 946 cm.).
Installation Der weiÃŸe Saal trifft sich im Wald, Kunstmuseum, St. Gallen.
Albright-Knox Art Gallery
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