reviews

  • Joe Zucker

    Albright-Knox Art Gallery

    Since 1969 Joe Zucker has made pictures on an eclectic array of subjects drawn from art, nature, history, literature, life, and, of course, the imagination. His sources have ranged from Byzantine mosaics through boxing to life on the Bowery. What is more notable about the pictures, however, is the medium: layered arrangements of different-sized, -shaped, and -colored acrylic-soaked and rhoplex-stained cotton balls. The development of Zucker’s cotton-ball technique into a manipulatable tool of pictorial expression was evident in this one-person retrospective, which surveyed his career from 1969

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  • Artpark

    Artpark

    Artpark is probably the most innovative, successful, and likable public-art project to have come out of the economically and culturally expansive late ’60s and early ’70s in America. Dedicated to the noble notion of bringing the arts to the people and located on two hundred landscaped acres in upper New York State along the Niagara River, Artpark is both a physically picturesque and historically significant site; but the arts are the principal attraction, and they here encompass theater, music, dance, performance, storytelling, crafts, and, most strikingly, the visual arts.

    Every season the latter

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