Thursday, March 31, 2016

Capital Buffet

You can always tell a good restaurant if there a lots of cars parked in front.

But to be fair, it was early Sunday morning... nothing was open.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Strange stairway

At least the wall appears to be strange.

In fact it is an art piece by Sol LeWitt at the Albrigh-Knox that gives us a 3D experience. Although knowing it is really, flat you assume it is a simple gradient, but in fact the gradient is made with a pattern of equally thick squiggled lines spaced to provide the 3D effect (detail below).

I have no idea how the seamless panels were imaged, or printed, or mounted. The description reads "Fiberboard with digital image on paper and styrene strip." Regardless of how it was done it creates a fascinating effect.

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Not flying saucers

No, Buffalo is not being attached by space invaders (as far as I  know), those are only reflections of the down-lights on my side of the glass window. This is a sculpture garden at the Albright-Knox. It looks a bit empty during the winter months.

Even when there are flying saucers above.

Monday, March 7, 2016

Albright–Knox Art Gallery

More from Albright–Knox Art Gallery... old and new.

The original 1905 gallery when completed had more marble columns than any building in the country other than the nations capitol.

The newer 1962 addition has a panoramic feel, more in line with contemporary galleries, with broad spaces and wide stairways.

So we have both strong vertical and sweeping horizontal... a nice contrast, but each elegant in different yet complementary ways.

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Only God Knows I'm Good

I visited the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo to see the current Monet exhibit, but of course there is a lot to see other than the impressionists.

Like many museums the building is a wonderful mix of old and new, with the original neoclassical gallery dating from 1905 and the modern addition by Skidmore, Owings and Merrill completed in 1962.

Pictured is the original central gallery space with the addition of a Tracey Emin neon piece. I will have more to post this week.