So long, Stacked Revision Structure
Photo by J.P. Thimot
Exactly twelve by twelve by twelve feet, this sculpture by Liam Gillick has rested on the Albright-Knox Art Gallery’s northeast lawn since 2005. The bright, powder-coated aluminum cube presents a sassy contrast to the museum’s neoclassical façade. Its prominence also makes it an ideal place to meet up, pose for an engagement or wedding photo, and, of course, take a selfie. It’s even a Pokéstop.
Say goodbye to it for now, though. As the museum prepares to close for a two-year period of construction, starting in the fall, artworks like this are being removed from harm’s way. When we next see Stacked Revision Structure, its context will be completely transformed, as Buffalo’s cultural landscape continues to evolve.