Albany Int’l Airport art exhibit will be Out of this World

The Art & Culture Program at New York’s Albany International Airport organizes some pretty cool exhibitions and creates space for the work of a lot of wonderful artists.

I hoping, for example, that this steel and chenille stem chandelier by Ginger Ertz, featured on the airport Web site, is still on view when I visit the airport this summer.

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And I’m looking forward to seeing the latest exhibition in the Airport Gallery. “Out of this World” ¬†(June 26th through ¬†November, 2009) will feature the work of seven artists that will, promises the press release,¬† “tap the reservoirs of our known world to create forms that we feel both acquainted with and transported by.”

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Not quite sure what that means, but the press release goes on to mention plastic dishware, pipe cleaners, pom-poms, tree stumps, sewer grates, and a staircase.

And all that sounds mighty intriguing.