Affinities and Outliers: Highlights from the University at Albany Fine Art Collections
February 4 – April 4, 2020
extended August 26 – November 1, 2020
The University Art Museum’s exhibition Affinities and Outliers: Highlights from the University at Albany Fine Art Collections features over two hundred art works by fifty artists spanning the mid-twentieth century till today. The exhibition encompasses drawing, painting, photography, prints, and sculpture by established as well as less recognized artists. It highlights notable examples of art historical movements including the Harlem Renaissance, Abstract Expressionism, Pop, Minimalism, Conceptual Art, the Bay Area Figurative Movement, Pictorialism, and the Pictures Generation.
Featured artists include: Vito Acconci, Olle Baertling, Romare Bearden, Ruth Bernhard, Xu Bing, Isabel Bishop, Mel Bochner, Lee Bontecou, Judith Braun, Manuel Álvarez Bravo, Scott Brodie, Patrick Caulfield, Javacheff Christo, Larry Clark, Dawn Clements, Carroll Cloar, Richard Diebenkorn, Elliott Erwitt, Elise Ferguson, Mark Ferguson, Larry Fink, Audrey Flack, Rachel Foullon, Phil Frost, Manuel Guerra, Gayle Johnson, Donald Judd, Alex Katz, Hilda Katz, Robert Kushner, Jacob Lawrence, Edgar Levy, Jerome Liebling, Conrad Marca-Relli, Mary Ellen Mark, Cameron Martin, Ibrahim Miranda, Robert Motherwell, Dona Nelson, Justin Nelson, Louise Nevelson, Helmut Newton, Eduardo Paolozzi, Judy Pfaff, Katherine Porter, Robert Rauschenberg, Tim Rollins and K.O.S., Juan Sánchez, Yinka Shonibare, Edward Steichen, Do-Ho Suh, Marc Swanson, Selina Trieff, Stella Waitzkin, Kara Walker, Andy Warhol, Jack White and Michael Zwack.
By creating visual conversations between iconic and lesser-known artists, the exhibition seeks to challenge established timelines and affinities by emphasizing a shared sensibility among artists working across time and media.
Rolls Royce Lady, 1981
Dye transfer on paper