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'Beyond/In' artists announced

It's still a year away, but already the excitement surrounding the next incarnation of "Beyond/In Western New York," the ballooning biennial that launched in 2005, is palpable. This morning at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, director Louis Grachos, consultant Bruce Ferguson and project leader John Massier announced the size and shape of the coming exhibition, slated for Sept. 24, 2010.

Its broad theme, "Alternating Currents," is meant to reflect on the conflicting forces that make up the Western New York -- its glorious history and shaky present, its utopian idealism and dystopian reality, a desire to stay and a need to leave -- and in so doing hopes to both represent and catalyze the entire region.

What's different this year is that the organizers have decided to invite 14 international artists (as yet unnanounced, save performance artist Didier Pasquette) to complement, and hopefully not overwhelm, the host of regional artists whose work is at the heart of the ambitious project.

After the jump, you can take a peek at the selection of regional artists (defined as hailing from within an approximately 200-mile radius of Buffalo). As I'm able, I'll be adding links to previous Buffalo News coverage and criticism of the artists in the show.

There'll be much more to come on "Beyond/In: Alternating Currents" as it draws closer. Stay tuned.

--Colin Dabkowski

Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center

Daniel Young & Christian Giroux / Ben Van Dyke / Virocode / Jason Bernagozzi / Jamie O’Neil / Tom Sherman

Albright-Knox Art Gallery

Marshall Scheuttle / Tom Hughes / Victoria Bradbury / Joan Linder / Mark Shepard / Sheldon Berlyn / Joshua Reiman / Richard Huntington / Randall Tiedman / James Carl / Penelope Stewart / Ken Cosgrove / Sarah Paul / Daniel Borins & Jennifer Marman / Micah Lexier

UB Anderson Gallery

Kurt Von Voetsch / Rodney Taylor / Barbara Lattanzi / Elinor Whidden Carnegie Art Center Gary Nickard / Lisa Neighbour / Michael Beitz

UB North Gallery

Related exhibition on the first 10 years at Artpark

Big Orbit

John Dickson

Burchfield Penney Art Center

Carl Lee / Joe Bochynski / Dennis Maher / Michael Beitz / Kyle Butler / James Carl / Jean-Michel Reed / Julian Montague / Karen Brummund / Buffalo Sound Painting Ensemble / Jamie O’Neil

Buffalo Arts Studio

Phil Hastings / Yasser Aggour / Adam Weekley / Ivan Jurakic, Tor Lukasic-Foss, Dave Hind and Simon Frank / Megan Ehrhart / Geoffrey Alan Rhodes

El Museo

Ying Miao / Michelle Gay

CEPA Gallery

Virocode / Stefan Petranek

Castellani Art Museum

Adam Weekley / David Mitchell / Jennifer Lefort / Elizabeth Gemperlein

Squeaky Wheel

Barbara Lattanzi / Jessica Thompson / Geoffrey Alan Rhodes

Off-site locations

Hi-Temp Fabrication, 79 Perry Street, beside HSBC

JT Rinker / Bill Sack / Michael Bosworth

WNY Book Arts Center

Joel Brenden / Scott McCarney / Warren Quigley

Sites to be announced for:

Millie Chen / Nina Leo / Reinhard Reitzenstein / Stephanie Rothenberg / Bruce Adams / Blake Carrington / Jamie O’Neil / Jeremy Bailey / Reactionary Ensemble / Tom Sherman / Jody Hanson / Alex Young



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