Artpace in Buffalo
Contemporary art, hot air balloon rides and champagne are included in tonight’s Atmosphere event at Buffalo’s Albright-Knox Art Gallery. Described as “A Summer Celebration”, the event is highlighted by the formal debut of California-based sculptor, Nancy Rubins’ (IAIR 97.1) 60-foot tall assemblage of canoes. The eye-catching piece is the newest resident among the Albright-Knox’s gallery grounds.
The opening of Videosphere: A New Generation is the second-half of the Atmosphere festivities. Twenty-four artists are participating in the exhibition, including: James Drake (HSR 98.2), Isaac Julien (IAIR 99.4 and HSR 03.4), and Kelly Richardson (IAIR 11.1). Videosphere is the largest exhibition of works in new media ever organized from a single museum collection, according to the museum’s website.
Atmosphere begins at 7pm and concludes at 11pm. Videosphere is on display through Sunday, October 9.
If you find yourself in Buffalo between now and October, your Associate Level and above Artpace Fresh Art First Membership will get you into the Albright-Knox Art Gallery free of charge as part of our Mod/Co Reciprocal Program. (That’s not hot air.)
Credit: Nancy Rubins, 5,500 lbs of Sonny’s Airplane Parts, Linda’s Place, and 550 lbs of Tie-wire, 1997, installation view, airplane parts and tie-wire, 20 x 19 x 27 feet. Photo by Hector Cardenas.