The forecast is not looking good for Art Omi’s free stargazing party on Saturday night, but there’s plenty else to see and do.
Tristan Lowe: Mocha Dick @ Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown. Loew has constructed a 52-foot-long sculpture of the fabled whale from industrial wool felt. Free. (Through August 8). Opening Saturday, March 13.
Landscapes of the Mind @ Williams College Museum of Art. A symposium that brings together artists and neuroscientists for an afternoon of talks and discussions about creativity, visualizing the brain, and finding connections where art and science meet. Saturday, March 13. 1-5pm. Free.
Mediterranean Light: The Artistic Imagination of Italy @ The Clark, Williamstown. To accompany the Giovanni Boldini in Impressionist Paris exhibition, Judith Meighan, associate professor in the history of art at Syracuse University, presents a lecture focusing on art in Italy in the late nineteenth century in her lecture. Sunday, March 14, at 3 pm. The Boldini show continues through April 25. The lecture and museum admission are both free.
Ida Weygandt: Walking Home @ Carrie Haddad Photographs, Hudson. Large format color photographs. Also featured is work by Elliot Kaufman and Kelly Shimoda. (Through April 18) Free. Opening reception Saturday, March 13 6-8pm.
Inside/Outside: Paintings by Dana Clancy and Ben Schwab @ Lake George Arts Project, Courthouse Gallery, Lake George. Two painters examine our spatial relationships with the built world, interior and exterior architecture (Through April 16) Free. Opening reception Saturday March 13 4-6pm.
PQ:100 @ The Center For Photography, Woodstock. Works that have been featured on the first 100 covers of CPW’s journal, PQ (Photography Quarterly). Artists include: Anonymous, Shelby Lee Adams, Thomas Allen,Lili Almog, Eugene Atget, Christine Back, Lillian Bassman, Dawoud Bey, Martin Brading, Tim Bradley, Debbie Fleming Caffery,Keith Carter, Linda Connor, Joseph Cornell, Tony Culver, Louise Dahl-Wolfe, Judy Dater, Bruce Davidson, Jen Davis, Mike Disfarmer, Will Faller, James Fee, Michael Feinberg, Donna Ferrato, Ann Fessler, Michael Fredericks, Ralph Gibson, Jaimie Lyle Gordon, Ruzzie Green, Kathy Grove, Betty Hahn, Judith Harold-Steinhauser, Richard Hill, Dana Hoey, Horst P. Horst, Kevin Hyde, Graciela Iturbide, Derek Johnston, Larry Jordan, Colleen Kenyon, Kathleen Kenyon,Birgit Kleber, John Kleinhans,Eric Krieger, Barbara Kruger, Nina Kuo, Andrea Land, Gay Leonhardt, Eric Lindbloom, Carlos Loret de Mola, Mary Mattingly,Tim Maul, Dan McCormack, Sheila Metzner, Mark Mignogna, Brad Moore,Stacy Renee Morrison, Sarah Morthland, Patrick Nagatani & Andree Tracey, Luciana Napchan, Bea Nettles, Gary Nickard, Elaine Tin Nyo, Yong Soon Min, Timothy O’Sullivan, Jose Picayo, Tim Portlock, Linda Post, Michael Prince, Vicki Ragan, Lilo Raymond, Martha Rosler, Elliott Schwartz, Jay Seeley, Cindy Sherman, Bernard Silberstein, Aaron Siskind, Mickey Smith, Andrea Barrist Stern, Kunié Sugiura, Robert Toedter, Neil Trager, Hanneke Van Velzen, Robert J. Vizzini, Brian Weil, Edward Weston, Susan Wides, Joel Peter Witkin, and James Wojcik. (Through May 31) Free. Opening reception Saturday, March 13, 5-7pm.
2010 Season Opener @ Riverfront Studios, Schuylerville. Featuring works by Leah McCloskey in the West Gallery and works by Shira Toren in the East Gallery. Also featuring sculptures by Cheryl Horning, Robin Starke, and Linda Van Alstyne. Free. (Through April 23) Opening Reception Saturday, March 13th 5-7pm
Rock, Paper Scissors @ Windham Fine Arts, Windham. Works in stone, works on paper, and works in metal. Artists include Peter Diepenbrock, Lisbeth Firmin, Antonio Perez, Kevin VanHentenryck and Kristine Corso. Free. Opening reception Saturday, March 13 6-9pm. Free.
Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle: “Juggernaut” @ William College Museum of Art, Williamstown. In this new video, the pristine, gleaming white salt flats of the El Vizcaíno Biosphere Reserve are disturbed by the menacing and thundering sounds of human intervention. (Through March 14).
Lives of the Hudson @ The Tang Museum, Skidmore College, Saratoga. (Through March 14).
Oddly Alive @ The Arts Center of the Capital Region, Troy. Group show featuring the work of Rachel Abrams, Graham Caldwell, Marianne Fourie, Sabrina Gschwandtner, Mayumi Ishino, Sky Kim, and Ven Voisey. (Through March 19).
Robert Roane Beard, Stephen Courbois, Jeanette Fintz and Enrique Kico Govantes: : View Four @ Nicole Fiacco Gallery, Hudson. (Through March 20).
Blane De St. Croix and Danny Goodwin @ The Teaching Gallery, HVCC, Troy. Drawings and photographs representing exploring concepts of representation and the United States’ so-called national security system. Artist Talk with Danny Goodwin on Thursday, March 11, 3-4pm (Through March 20).
The Amazing Acoustaphotophonogrammitron @ MCLA Gallery 51, North Adams. A synesthetic exhibition lavishly brimming with resonant frequencies of sound and light featuring work by makers who find themselves somewhere between visual artist and musician: Joshua Churchill, Paul de Jong, Lesley Flanigan, Christy Georg, Mark Mulherrin, Ed Osborn, Tristan Perich, Ven Voisey and Nick Zammuto. (Through March 21).
Best of 2009 group show @ Troy Photography Center, Troy. (Through March 21).
Michael Joyce: Photographs @ Ultraviolet Cafe, Albany. (Through March 20)
James Juron: Formation-Deforemation @ Fulton Street Gallery, Troy. (Through March 20)
ALSO, Black/White/Shades of Gray @ Fulton Street Gallery, Troy. Art by Linda Bacon, Jude Griffin, Philip Hamm, Emily Kriss, Don Moyer, Debra Salat, Beth Scher, Nanette Shapiro, Doreen Tiernan, Jackie Watsky (Through March 20)
Larry Poons: Recent Paintings @ Esther Massry Gallery, The College of Saint Rose. Large. Colorful. Abstracts. From a giant in the field. Here’s David Brickman’s review from Get Visual. (Through March 21)
Just Desserts @ NAACO Gallery, North Adams. A juried show featuring representations of non-edible artistic delights and objects associated with serving dessert; not all of the art has a literal interpretation of being something sweet, however, as “just desserts” can suggest something entirely different. (Through March 22)
Color and Energy: Wren Panzella & Chris Murray @ Clement Art Gallery, Troy. (Through March 25)
World Unity Corporation Gallery Art Show featuring paintings by Brian Fleming, GG Roberts and KK Herubin and scultpures by Joseph Hyson @ MSK Building, 184 Central Avenue, Albany. (Through March 25)
Brian Cirmo: Land @ Davey Jones Gallery, Albany. (Through 3/26)
An Exhibition in Black and White @ Columbia County Council on the Arts, Hudson. Artists include Aleman/Moore, Keith Batten, Tom Chesnut, Kate Frank Cohen, Sara Conklin, John Cooley, Howard Crouch, Sabina Curti, Chris DeMarco, Peter Donahoe, Timothy Ebneth, Susan Elias, Jerry Freedner, Jane Gennaro, Gail Giles, Peter Gray, Phil Hamm, Alicia Herrmann, Karen Hummel, Maria Kolodziej, Victor Meyers, Jack Millard, Cynthia Mulvaney, Holly Northrop, Martin Rich, Richard Trachtman, Chad Weckler and Sylvie Kantorovitz. (Through March 26)
Slick @ Upstate Artists Guild, Albany. Work in oils and watercolors. (Through March 26)
“An Enduring Legacy: American Impressionist Landscapes” @ The Hyde Collection, Glens Falls. On view are 64 landscape paintings by 47 artists who were students and/or sketching partners of such seminal figures in the development of Impressionism in America such as William Merritt Chase, Childe Hassam, Willard L. Metcalf, John Henry Twachtman, and Robert Henri. Here’s David Brickman’s review. (Through Sunday, March 28)
14th Annual Juried Art Show Exhibition @ Columbia County Council on the Arts, Hudson. Large group show of painters, sculptors, photographers and paper/mixed media artists, including Susan B. Anthony, Fern Apfel, , Keith Batten, Alan Coon, Laura Cannamela, Tom Chesnut, Carole Clark, Anna Cinquemani, Sabina Curti, Chris DeMarco, Jim Flosdorf, Jerry Freedner, Linda Gordetsky, Jane Gennaro, Mimi Czajka Graminski, Katherine Gray, Peter Gray, Juliet Harrison, Patrick Harbron, Katarina Holbrook, Scott Keidong, Maria Kolodziej, Holly Northrop, Mark Olshansky, Daniel Region, Martin Rich, Denise Saint-Onge. Leon Smith, Jean-Marc Superville Slovak, Franklin Tartaglione, Rosalind Tobias, and Win Zibeon. (Through March 28)
Synthesis @ Ten Broeck Mansion, Albany. Featuring work by Chip Lehman, Erin Madsen, Jacob Whitt and Derek Walker with music by The Albany Noise Collective and Lauren Eson. The first of three art shows that will be occurring again in April and May, in order to give art students the opportunity to show their work and network in the local art community. (Through March 28)
Works by John Eric Byers and Pat Horner @ Posie Kviat Gallery, Hudson. (Through March 29)
Carroll Dunham Prints: A Survey @ University Art Museum, UAlbany. Widely known for his comic, hallucinatory paintings, this survey features over 100 prints including lithographs, etchings, drypoints, linocuts, wood engravings, screen prints, digital prints and monoprints all made since 1984. UPDATE: David Brickman reviews the show here. (Through April 3).
What Are You Doing Now? @ Martinez Gallery, Troy. Eighteen artists respond to that question by providing an example of their most current work, from paintings and prints to sculpture, as well commenting on the issues they explore. Includes works by Dan Burkholder, Armando Soto, George Hofmann, Caren Canier, Willie Marlowe, Arlene Baker, Leigh Wen, Tim Cahill, Gay Malin, Dorothy Englander, George Simmons , Sylvie Kantarowitz, Jim Flosdorf, and Anthony Montes, Colin Boyd, Brynna Carpenter and Sean Calhoun. (Through April 11)
Lumina @ Greene County Council on the Arts, Catskill. A juried photography exhibition exploring light as theme, concept and process. (through April 10)
“Material Witnesses: Photographs of Things” @ Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown. This focused exhibition considers how documentary images stand not only as material witnesses to times and places past, but as aesthetic objects that are at once accessible and uncanny. (Through April 11)
The Thread That Binds: Jennifer Hunold + Sierra Furtwangler @ Albany Center Gallery, Albany. Works that merge traditional and historical references with popular culture using fiber as a dominant medium. Closing reception 4/2, 6-8 PM. (Through April 17)
Randy Garber: Reverberations @ Opalka Gallery, Sage College, Albany. (Through April 18)
Giovanni Boldini in Impressionist Paris @ The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown. (Through April 25)
Upstate: Paintings and Constructed Paintings by Russell DeYoung @ Albany Art Room. Work inspired by and evoking post-industrial upstate New York. (Through April 30)
Fe-Mail: Mail Art by Karen Arp-Sandel and Suzi Banks Baum @ Berkshire Art Kitchen, Great Barrington. In conjunction with Women’s History Month and aimed to celebrate women artists, the events focus on the daily-ness of art and the challenges of juggling mothering and creativity. Gallery talk on March 31, 7pm. (Through April 30)
Seeing Ourselves: Masterpieces of American Photography from the George Eastman House Collection @ The State Museum, Empire State Plaza, Albany. Photographs of historic and contemporary moments in American history by Ansel Adams, Mathew B. Brady, Alvin Langdon Coburn, Dorothea Lange, Eli Reed, Alfred Stieglitz and many others. (Through May 9)
“To Rockwell, With Love: Fan Mail and The Saturday Evening Post” @ Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge. Fan correspondence received by Norman Rockwell, archival photographs and the original Saturday Evening Post tearsheets that inspired such lively public response will be on view. (Through May 16).
Living Under The Same Roof @ Hessel Museum of Art and CCS Galleries, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson. An exhibition that examines the idea of the museum’s collection as a system with variable entrances. The public is invited to select works from storage to be seen in a viewing room, with the work displayed in a rotating system according to weekly requests. (Through May 23).
Armed & Dangerous: Art of the Arsenal @ Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield. A showcase, suitable for the entire family, of a large swath of history illustrated by arms and armament. (Through June 6).
The Eternal Light of Egypt: The Photography of Sarite Sanders @ Albany Institute of History & Art, Albany. Egyptian ruins, photographed with infrared film, capture the mysterious radiance and residual spirituality of the land. (Through June 13).
Material Witness @ Albany International Airport Gallery. Drawings, photographs, study models and site specific installations by Rensselaer students imagining new spatial and structural possibilities in found, discard or recycled materials. (Through June 20).
Also, Constable and After: Sir Edwin Manton and the British Landscape @ Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown. An exhibition of art patron Manton’s landscape collection, including John Constable, a pioneer in landscape art and precursor to the Impressionists. (Through June 23).