2013 Future Curators Spotlight
Get to know the Albright-Knox’s 2013 Future Curators through the works in the Gallery’s Collection that inspire them. 
Stephen Matthew:Jim Hodges’s look and see, 2005
My favorite work of art is look and see by Jim Hodges. This is a great work because it is a sculpture, but it is referred to as a painting. Jim Hodges wanted to make something monumental and he sure did! I love this work because of the shape.
This is our last 2013 Future Curators spotlight. The team’s exhibition, In: Introspection, Interaction, opens tonight at 5 pm. Learn More about the Exhibition Opening
The Future Curators program is part of AK Teens, which is presented by First Niagara.
Image © 2005 Jim Hodges

2013 Future Curators Spotlight

Get to know the Albright-Knox’s 2013 Future Curators through the works in the Gallery’s Collection that inspire them. 

Stephen Matthew:
Jim Hodges’s look and see, 2005

My favorite work of art is look and see by Jim Hodges. This is a great work because it is a sculpture, but it is referred to as a painting. Jim Hodges wanted to make something monumental and he sure did! I love this work because of the shape.

This is our last 2013 Future Curators spotlight. The team’s exhibition, In: Introspection, Interaction, opens tonight at 5 pm. Learn More about the Exhibition Opening

The Future Curators program is part of AK Teens, which is presented by First Niagara.

Image © 2005 Jim Hodges

2013 Future Curators Spotlight
Get to know the Albright-Knox’s 2013 Future Curators through the works in the Gallery’s Collection that inspire them.
Joshua Fraass:Claude Monet’s Chemin de halage à Argenteuil (Tow-Path at Argenteuil), ca. 1875
This work inspires me through the process used to create it. I like how through Impressionism and Claude Monet’s work I can see every stroke the artist used to capture what the painting is about. The nature captured in this painting makes me want to look outside into the world around me and really appreciate it. Nature is the main inspiration for me and I like to see other artists capturing nature and all of its beauty.
The Future Curators program is part of AK Teens, which is presented by First Niagara.

2013 Future Curators Spotlight

Get to know the Albright-Knox’s 2013 Future Curators through the works in the Gallery’s Collection that inspire them.

Joshua Fraass:
Claude Monet’s Chemin de halage à Argenteuil (Tow-Path at Argenteuil), ca. 1875

This work inspires me through the process used to create it. I like how through Impressionism and Claude Monet’s work I can see every stroke the artist used to capture what the painting is about. The nature captured in this painting makes me want to look outside into the world around me and really appreciate it. Nature is the main inspiration for me and I like to see other artists capturing nature and all of its beauty.

The Future Curators program is part of AK Teens, which is presented by First Niagara.

2013 Future Curators Spotlight
Get to know the Albright-Knox’s 2013 Future Curators through the works in the Gallery’s Collection that inspire them.
Kendall Appelbaum:Rineke Dijkstra’s Coney Island, N.Y., USA, June 20, 1993, 1993; printed 1998
My chosen work of inspiration from the Collection would have to be Rineke Dijkstra’s Coney Island, N.Y., USA, June 20, 1993. Dijkstra has always been a favorite photographer of mine, and we have studied some of her work in school. I love her work because she has such a simple way of capturing a photo and it is always so fresh and crisp. She also focuses on the awkwardness of, mainly, teens and young adults, which has always been something I am extremely fascinated in and tend to portray through my own work.
The Future Curators program is part of AK Teens, which is presented by First Niagara.
Image courtesy the artist and Marian Goodman Gallery, New York.

2013 Future Curators Spotlight

Get to know the Albright-Knox’s 2013 Future Curators through the works in the Gallery’s Collection that inspire them.

Kendall Appelbaum:
Rineke Dijkstra’s Coney Island, N.Y., USA, June 20, 1993, 1993; printed 1998

My chosen work of inspiration from the Collection would have to be Rineke Dijkstra’s Coney Island, N.Y., USA, June 20, 1993. Dijkstra has always been a favorite photographer of mine, and we have studied some of her work in school. I love her work because she has such a simple way of capturing a photo and it is always so fresh and crisp. She also focuses on the awkwardness of, mainly, teens and young adults, which has always been something I am extremely fascinated in and tend to portray through my own work.

The Future Curators program is part of AK Teens, which is presented by First Niagara.

Image courtesy the artist and Marian Goodman Gallery, New York.

2013 Future Curators Spotlight

Get to know the Albright-Knox’s 2013 Future Curators through the works in the Gallery’s Collection that inspire them.

Morgan McCutcheon:
František Kupka’s Traits, plans, profondeur, ca. 1920–22

This piece of artwork inspires me because I believe it represents elegance and serenity. It is a beautiful piece of artwork and it makes me want to spend all my time creating a work of art as beautiful as this.

The Future Curators program is part of AK Teens, which is presented by First Niagara.

2013 Future Curators Spotlight
Get to know the Albright-Knox’s 2013 Future Curators through the works in the Gallery’s Collection that inspire them.
Brodie McPherson:Mark Rothko’s Orange and Yellow, 1956
This painting by Mark Rothko is one of the most visually inspiring works I have experienced. The coloring is simple, but it is this simplicity that makes it so beautiful. The way the yellow square on the top almost seems to vibrate with intensity adds a truly unique aspect. Another reason this painting inspires me is the vague nature of its intent. It gives a different experience to each person, and I find that truly amazing.
The Future Curators program is part of AK Teens, which is presented by First Niagara.
Image © 1998 Kate Rothko Prizel & Christopher Rothko / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

2013 Future Curators Spotlight

Get to know the Albright-Knox’s 2013 Future Curators through the works in the Gallery’s Collection that inspire them.

Brodie McPherson:
Mark Rothko’s Orange and Yellow, 1956

This painting by Mark Rothko is one of the most visually inspiring works I have experienced. The coloring is simple, but it is this simplicity that makes it so beautiful. The way the yellow square on the top almost seems to vibrate with intensity adds a truly unique aspect. Another reason this painting inspires me is the vague nature of its intent. It gives a different experience to each person, and I find that truly amazing.

The Future Curators program is part of AK Teens, which is presented by First Niagara.

Image © 1998 Kate Rothko Prizel & Christopher Rothko / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

2013 Future Curators Spotlight
Get to know the Albright-Knox’s 2013 Future Curators through the works in the Gallery’s Collection that inspire them.
Charlotte Saunders:Liz Larner’s 2001, 2001
My favorite piece of artwork at the Albright-Knox is a stainless steel sculpture created in 2001 by Liz Larner. This is my most favorite piece the Gallery has because, when I look at it, it reminds me of so many feelings and emotions. Normally when I look at a piece of work, I feel rather confused. The bright color is what makes it stand out the most to me and its overall size is very intimidating. This piece of artwork has inspired me in many ways.
The Future Curators program is part of AK Teens, which is presented by First Niagara.
Image courtesy Regen Projects, Los Angeles. © Liz Larner

2013 Future Curators Spotlight

Get to know the Albright-Knox’s 2013 Future Curators through the works in the Gallery’s Collection that inspire them.

Charlotte Saunders:
Liz Larner’s 2001, 2001

My favorite piece of artwork at the Albright-Knox is a stainless steel sculpture created in 2001 by Liz Larner. This is my most favorite piece the Gallery has because, when I look at it, it reminds me of so many feelings and emotions. Normally when I look at a piece of work, I feel rather confused. The bright color is what makes it stand out the most to me and its overall size is very intimidating. This piece of artwork has inspired me in many ways.

The Future Curators program is part of AK Teens, which is presented by First Niagara.

Image courtesy Regen Projects, Los Angeles. © Liz Larner

2013 Future Curators Spotlight

Get to know the Albright-Knox’s 2013 Future Curators through the works in the Gallery’s Collection that inspire them.

Alexa Nicoletti:
Franz Kline’s New York, N.Y., 1953

This work of art inspires me because it has a lot of hidden meaning and depth, even though it has simple colors and brushstrokes. I think it is very visually stimulating and causes the viewer to think about many aspects of the painting overall.

The Future Curators program is part of AK Teens, which is presented by First Niagara.

2013 Future Curators Spotlight
Get to know the Albright-Knox’s 2013 Future Curators through the works in the Gallery’s Collection that inspire them.
Maria Root:Cathy de Monchaux’s Cleft Foot, 2000
Cathy de Monchaux’s Cleft Foot particularly stands out to me amongst any of the works I have seen at Albright-Knox—there is something strangely familiar, yet elusive, about it, and I can never manage to completely wrap my head around it. I love how Monchaux has blurred the lines between the somatic and the industrial to the point of it being neither, but its own enigmatic entity.
The Future Curators program is part of AK Teens, which is presented by First Niagara.

2013 Future Curators Spotlight

Get to know the Albright-Knox’s 2013 Future Curators through the works in the Gallery’s Collection that inspire them.

Maria Root:
Cathy de Monchaux’s Cleft Foot, 2000

Cathy de Monchaux’s Cleft Foot particularly stands out to me amongst any of the works I have seen at Albright-Knox—there is something strangely familiar, yet elusive, about it, and I can never manage to completely wrap my head around it. I love how Monchaux has blurred the lines between the somatic and the industrial to the point of it being neither, but its own enigmatic entity.

The Future Curators program is part of AK Teens, which is presented by First Niagara.

2013 Future Curators Spotlight
Get to know the Albright-Knox’s 2013 Future Curators through the works in the Gallery’s Collection that inspire them.
Megan McCuen:Jackson Pollock’s Convergence, 1952
I love the organized chaos of this piece. I could stare at it for hours and still not be familiar with all the subtleties it holds. The colors all complement each other while still being spewed over the canvas in an almost careless way. It has a movement and harmony that holds your attention, while almost making you feel uncomfortable at the same time.
The Future Curators program is part of AK Teens, which is presented by First Niagara.
Image © 2010 The Pollock-Krasner Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

2013 Future Curators Spotlight

Get to know the Albright-Knox’s 2013 Future Curators through the works in the Gallery’s Collection that inspire them.

Megan McCuen:
Jackson Pollock’s Convergence, 1952

I love the organized chaos of this piece. I could stare at it for hours and still not be familiar with all the subtleties it holds. The colors all complement each other while still being spewed over the canvas in an almost careless way. It has a movement and harmony that holds your attention, while almost making you feel uncomfortable at the same time.

The Future Curators program is part of AK Teens, which is presented by First Niagara.

Image © 2010 The Pollock-Krasner Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

2013 Future Curators Spotlight

Get to know the Albright-Knox’s 2013 Future Curators through the works in the Gallery’s Collection that inspire them.

Katiana Hernandez:
Robert Rauschenberg’s Ace, 1962

Ace by Robert Rauschenberg really inspires me. The brushstrokes are powerful and confident. But my favorite part is how he incorporated found objects into the painting to add a sculptural aspect. By doing this, it taught us about the time that he lived in. There are messages that are obvious and some that are more obscure. Rauschenberg is one of my favorite artists. 

The Future Curators program is part of AK Teens, which is presented by First Niagara.