ArtBeat: What To See


Small Wonders: The Perspective Boxes of Charles Steckler @ The Butzel Gallery at John Sayles School of Fine Arts, Schenectady, NY. Recent and classical dioramas. Artist reception Thursday, March 25, 6-9pm (Through April 12)

Sexpectations @ MCLA Gallery 51, North Adams. An exhibition exploring how media and pop culture contorts, misrepresents and informs one’s perception of oneself and others, featuring Chris Antemann, Martha Colburn, Autumn Doyle, Raymond Felix, Robert Gullie, Sean Hovendick, Joan Kiley, Portia Munson, Nate Page, Laurie Simmons, and Thor Wickstrom. (Through April 22) Other events during this show:

  • Thursday, April 1, 6:30pm: the Gender Bender Film Festival featuring Killing Us Softly and Tough Guys.
  • Thursday, April 15, 5:30pm: Dr. Sue Birns, a member of MCLA sociology department and director of MCLA’w Women’s Center, leads a discussion inspired by the show’s theme.
  • Thursday, April 22, 6:30pm: Closing party featuring the MCLA student band “Not Enough Glitter.”

Friday is Troy Night Out, where everything is open late, shops are having sales and art and music are all over the place. Here’s some openings a-happening:

  • Shifting: Sergio Sericolo and Wendy Ide Williams @ Clement Gallery (Through April 28)
  • Abbey Saunders and Kim Schaller: Walking Through the Electric Garden @ ArtCentric Gift Gallery (Through April 27)
  • Stations of the Cross @ Terra Nova Gallery. Lino prints by Sarah Gorss (Through April 27)
  • Photo Regional 2010 Salon @ Fulton Street Gallery. (Salon through April 10) Select show through May 22.
  • Upstate Figurative @ Fulton Street Gallery. Group show featuring Sean Calhoun, Michael Gwozdz, Jenny Hutchinson, Deborah Morris. (Through May 22)
  • The 3rd Annual College Student Show @ The Photography Center. Work from regional college students.
  • Heron Furtwangler: The Truth Is Now @ Collar Works, Troy. a collection of photographs made in the past nine months exploring moments in people’s lives where thought is given over to action and ration and memory fail.
  • Dancing on the Ceiling: Art & Zero Gravity @ EMPAC. Major group exhibition exploring weightlessness on earth. (Continues through April 10)

Haitian Paintings from a Private Collection @ Nicole Fiacco Gallery, Hudson. Opening reception Saturday, March 27, 6-8 PM. (Through April 24)

In a Labyrinth: The Dance of Butoh @ The National Museum of Dance, Saratoga Springs. Photographer Michael Manheim’s exhibition of professional Butoh dancers – a dance genre stemming from post-war Japan. Opening Reception: Saturday, March 27, 2010 7-9pm. $5, free for members. (Through March, 2011)

Gregory Crewdson @ The Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge. Renowned for his large-scale, surreal photographs of ordinary people and places, Crewdson will discuss current trends in photography as well as his own inspired work. Saturday, March 27 at 5:30pm. Advanced reservations are recommended. Call 413.298.4100, ext. 221, or e-mail

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Last Chance To See:

Margo Mensing: It’s Not Unusual @ Saratoga Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. Multimedia works inspired by American poet Elizabeth Bishop. Here’s Anaba’s review of the show. (Through March 27).

“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).


Dancing on the Ceiling: Art & Zero Gravity @ EMPAC, Troy. A group exhibition exploring weightlessness on earth. Displayed in public spaces through the building, the show features works by Benjamin Bergmann, Denis Darzacq, Edith Dekyndt, Chris Doyle, Thom Kubli, William Forsythe, Julia Fullerton-Batten, Tomas Saraceno, Jane & Louise Wilson, and Xu Zhen. (Through April 10)

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)

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)

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)

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. (Through April 18)

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)

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. (Through April 23)

Giovanni Boldini in Impressionist Paris @ The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown. (Through April 25)

Lifelike @ BCB Art, Hudson. Work by Ching Ho Cheng, Lynn Itzkowitz, Camilo Kerrigan, Joy Taylor and Lucio Pozzi in a show that reworks the traditional idea of “still life.” (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).

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)

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).

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. (Through August 8).

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