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A Second Look: Selections from Four Decades of Western New York Artists

On View Friday, July 19–Sunday, September 15, 2002

This exhibition featured long-established and emerging artists for an exhibition that reaffirmed the museum’s commitment to the diversity and strength of artists in our region. The principal twentieth-century art movements were represented: Realism, Abstraction, Expressionism, and Conceptualism. Environmental abuses and concerns are the subjects of works by Christy Rupp, John Pfahl, Robert Hirsch, and Charles Agel; political intolerance and human rights indignities are referenced by Alberto Rey, Endi Poskovic, Juan Carlos Perdiguero, and Patricia Carter. Many of the pieces challenge our conventions and orthodoxies of what art should be, such as the works of Les Krims, Cindy Sherman, Paul Sharits, Robert Longo, and Charles Clough. Complimenting the exhibition was a selection of experimental and narrative videos with similar themes by Andrew Deutsch, John Toth, Jody Lafond, Paul Sharits, and Robert Longo. This exhibition was made possible by a grant from the Mary A. H. Rumsey Foundation.