Jonathan VanDyke to Perform The Long Glance at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery


BUFFALO, NY.- A remarkable performance will take place at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery from Saturday, May 28, through Thursday, June 2, 2011. The artist Jonathan VanDyke will perform The Long Glance, a piece for which he will contemplate Jackson Pollock’s seminal work Convergence, 1952, for forty hours over five days. Each day, VanDyke will take his place by the painting just before the Gallery opens at 10 am, and will remain in the same spot until the Gallery closes at 5 pm, with just one twenty-minute break. He will stand with only slight variations to his posture and stance while he silently directs his gaze and focus on the painting. The everyday activities of the museum will continue as normal around the artist. Visitors are welcome to watch his performance or view the painting alongside him. Touching the artist is prohibited, and he will not interact with visitors during the performance. VanDyke’s perform