BUFFALO, N.Y.- The Albright-Knox Gallery presents Clyfford Still: Paintings from the Collection, through April 10, 2005. The Albright-Knox Art Gallery owns thirty-three paintings by the abstract expressionist Clyfford Still the largest public collection of the artists work and an ensemble that spans the most critical developments of his career from 1937 to 1963.
This exhibition will showcase this collection of paintings they are, in a sense, pictorial meditations on life, death, and the persistence of spirit. Stills art is inseparable from the greater development of a postwar intellectual history and the preoccupationon the part of artists, writers, poets, philosophers, and anthropologistswith a revived interest in primitivism, mythology, and the unconscious. As a visual artist in tune with such theoretical ideas, Still brought a unique perspective to the search for universal meaning. Romantic and visionary till the end, Still never relinquished his belief in painting as an heroic act of faith.