more by Jack Foran
The retrospective sample of the life’s work of Victor Shanchuk, Jr., now on show at Artists Group Gallery, is a rainbow of colors and wide array of genres, media, styles, techniques. Painting, drawing, photography, collage, figuration, abstraction, and much overlap.
“When I was starting out, my model of how an artist’s life and career should unfold was that the artist finds his or her subject, and, you know, slowly over years and years refines the work…It took a few years in the studio for me to realize that the way I work doesn’t conform to that sort...
Art. It’s not just for looking anymore. An upcoming exhibit at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery is about art for all the senses—hearing, tasting, smelling, feeling, as well as looking. Art that renegotiates the terms of spectatorship, is how it’s billed.