ArtBeat: Shows Seen and to Be Seen [Get Visual]

December 11th, 2017, 2:00 pm by Sara
 Luis Molinari Flores Unititled II 1971 screenprint

Luis Molinari Flores Unititled II 1971 screenprint

By David Brickman

I’m putting this one first, because it will be the first to end: When We Were Young, Rethinking Abstraction from the University at Albany Art Collection (1967-Present) lives up to its two-breath title by presenting a nice, beefy slice of strong, colorful work in various media (mostly prints). It will hang at UAlbany’s University Art Museum only through Saturday (December 16), so get there if you can.

I took the opportunity to glimpse the show after stopping there recently to hear New York City-based art critic and poet John Yau speak, but the show without Yau would also have been worth the trip. The works include world-famous names such as Josef Albers (a tasty folio screenprint in which ochre confronts gray), and locally famous artists such as Jenny Kemp (a gorgeous gouache that also features gray and yellow) as well as one great untitled print from 1979 by Garo Antreasian, an artist previously unknown to me and a very happy discovery.

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