Join us for an artist talk by Stephen Hannock in celebration of “The Great Falls at Dawn for Xu Bing,” which he recently gifted to the Albright-Knox. Hannock’s work will be joined by additional historical and contemporary interpretations of Niagara Falls drawn from the museum’s collection in an installation entitled “Picturing Niagara.”
Light refreshments will be served following the talk.
About the Artist
Stephen Hannock (American, born 1951) is best known for his large-scale, atmospheric landscape paintings. He will talk about his practice and the story behind “The Great Falls at Dawn for Xu Bing.” In this multifaceted work, Hannock weaves a stunning visual narrative of Niagara Falls as told through the history of art and artists’ relationships to the natural wonder.
IMAGE: Stephen Hannock (American, born 1951). “The Great Falls at Dawn for Xu Bing,” 2013. Polished mixed media on canvas, 72 1/2 x 144 1/2 inches (184.2 x 367 cm). Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York; Gift of the artist in honor of Robert and Elisabeth Wilmers, 2017 (2017:16). © Stephen Hannock. Image courtesy the artist. Photograph by Stephen Petegorsky.