Now Hear Me Out…:  Now Hear Me Out…

Don’t feel completely comfortable with contemporary art? Art is better with friends. Join Associate Curator Andrea Alvarez and local teacher and comedian Kevin Thomas, Jr. as they playfully discuss what they see, what they think they see, and what it all means.
 

Featured voices: 
• Kevin Thomas, Jr., Comedian
• Andrea Alvarez, Assistant Curator 

Sculpture made of plastic laminated wood shelf, seventeen red enameled cast iron pots, six plastic and metal digital clocks and four glass, metal and red colored oil - "Lava Lites"

Theaster Gates

American, born 1973

Civil Tapestry 5, 2012

Decommissioned fire hoses on oil cloth mounted on wood panel
58 x 104 x 4 inches (147.32 x 264.2 x 10.2 cm)
Bequest of Arthur B. Michael, by exchange, 2014
2014:3a-b

© Theaster Gates


 

Long horizontal panel of firehoses sewed together with the a gradient of the yellow being brighter/cleaner from the left that slowly fades into darker/more weathered tones towards the right

Ed Clark

American, 1926-2019

Untitled (New York Series), 1991

Acrylic on canvas
81 1/2 x 74 inches (207.01 x 187.96 cm)
Gift of Mrs. George A. Forman, by exchange, 2018
2018:8

© Ed Clark

Painted oval and semicircular forms and horizontal bands in different shades of pinks, greens and beige

Haim Steinbach

American, born Israel, 1944

ultra red #1, 1986

Plastic laminated wood shelf, seventeen red enameled cast iron pots, six plastic and metal digital clocks and four glass, metal and red colored oil "Lava Lites"
2/2
65 x 76 x 19 inches (165.1 x 193 x 48.3 cm)
Purchased jointly by the Buffalo AKG Art Museum with funds provided by the Bequest of Arthur B. Michael, by exchange and Albert H. Tracy Fund, by exchange and by Carnegie Museum of Art with funds provided by the A.W. Mellon Acquisition Endowment Fund, 2019
2014:3a-b

© Haim Steinbach

Sculpture featuring plastic laminated wood shelf, seventeen red enameled cast iron pots, six plastic and metal digital clocks and four glass, metal and red colored oil "Lava Lites"  Edition:

Doris Salcedo

Colombian, born 1958

Untitled, 1998

Wood, cement, and metal
74 x 44 x 21 1/2 inches (188 x 111.8 x 54.6 cm)
Sarah Norton Goodyear Fund, 1999
1999:9

© Doris Salcedo

A brown wooden cabinet that is partially stained and has unfinished work on the front top and bottom left cabinet

Eva Hesse

American, born Germany, 1936-1970

[no title], 1970

Fiberglass over wire mesh, latex over cloth over wire
74 x 44 x 21 1/2 inches (188 x 111.8 x 54.6 cm)
Box: 12 x 9 x 4 1/2 inches (30.5 x 22.9 x 11.4 cm); Cord: 78 inches (198.1 cm)
Elisabeth H. Gates and Sherman S. Jewett Funds, 1978
1978:5

© Estate of Eva Hesse

A beige fiberglass rectangle opening on a white wall with a red wire protruding from the center and reaching the cement floor.

Tiffany Chung

American, born Vietnam, 1969

reconstructing an exodus history: flight routes from camps and of ODP cases, 2017

Embroidery on fabric
2/2
53 5/8 x 134 inches (136.2 x 340.4 cm)
Albert H. Tracy Fund, by exchange, 2020
2020:3

© Tiffany Chung

Black background with a green world map with various red lines connecting different countries, signifying flights

Simone Leigh

American, born 1967

Village Series, 2021

Glazed stoneware, metal, and raffia
77 1/8 x 88 x 67 1/8 inches (195.9 x 223.5 x 170.5 cm)
George B. and Jenny R. Mathews Fund, by exchange, 2021
2021:20a-b

Sculpture of an African woman wearing a large skirt made of hay

Vaughn Spann

American, born 1992

Strength in Numbers, 2020

Polymer paint and mixed media on canvas mounted on wood panel
84 x 84 inches (213.4 x 213.34 cm)
Gift from a Private Collection, 2020
2020:16

© Vaughn Spann

Textured blue background with a textured orange X over top where the tips of the X blends from orange to yellow

Agnes Martin

American, born Canada, 1912-2004

The Tree, 1965

Acrylic and graphite on canvas
72 x 72 inches (182.9 x 182.9 cm)
Gift of Seymour H. Knox, Jr., 1976
K1976:2

© Estate of Agnes Martin / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Square canvas painted white with a barely visible thin grid throughout

Mark Rothko

American, born Daugavpils, Russia (now Latvia), 1903-1970

Orange and Yellow, 1956

Oil on canvas
91 x 71 inches (231.1 x 180.3 cm)
Gift of Seymour H. Knox, Jr., 1956
K1956:8

© Kate Rothko Prizel & Christopher Rothko / Artists Rights Society (ARS) New York 

Painting with a lighter shade of orange as the background, a yellow horizontal rectangle at the top and a darker orange vertical rectangle below it

Helen Frankenthaler

American, 1928-2011

Tutti-Fruitti, 1966

Acrylic on canvas
116 3/4 x 69 inches (296.6 x 175.3 cm)
Gift of Seymour H. Knox, Jr., 1976
K1976:8

© Estate of Helen Frankenthaler / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York 

Organic shapes of thinned, vibrantly-shaded paint (including pink, yellow, blue, orange, green, and red) on a rectangular canvas

Chaim Soutine

Carcass of Beef, ca. 1925

Carcass of Beef, ca. 1925

Oil on canvas
51 9/16 x 38 5/8 x 1 1/2 inches (131 x 98.1 x 3.8 cm)
Room of Contemporary Art Fund, 1939
RCA1939:13.2

Oil painting of an opened/ bloody animal carcass with a blue background