McWillie Chambers @ John Davis Gallery, Hudson. A Solo exhibition of colorful, sexually-charged paintings in two separate bodies of work: football players and men on sundrenched beaches. Opening reception: Saturday, May 1, 6-8pm (Through May 23)
UPSTATE II @ Nicole Fiacco Gallery, Hudson. Melora Kuhn, Catherine Mosley, Erik Schoonbeek, Allyson Strafella. Opening reception Saturday, May 1, 6-8pm. (Through June 5)
Mark, Paper, Scissors @ Roos Arts, Rosendale, featuring works by Jason Gubbiotti, Travis Head, Nancy Murphy Spicer, Mia Pearlman, Adie Russell, Erik Schoonebeek and Tamara Zahaykevich. Opening reception Saturday, May 1, 6-8pm. (Through June 26)
- Benefit for Joseph’s House & Shelter @ Kismet Gallery. Three-quarters of the folks who brought you Kismet Gallery regroup for one weekend only to create art from recycled items culled from the streets. Opening 5-9PM. Music 9PM-2AM. (71 4th Street) (ONE NIGHT ONLY)
- Freedom Through Collective Improvisation: iEAR Presents! Free Jazz from the Sanctuary @ Arts Center of the Capital Region, Troy. Photographs (including those by our own Andrzej Pilarczyk) and videos that celebrate performances by some of the world’s most talented jazz improvisers. Closing reception 5-9pm
- PURO AMOR (Nothing But Love) @ Martinez Gallery, featuring German Perez, Dan Burkholder, Catalina Arango, George Hofmann, and others to help celebrate the gallery’s 9th anniversary. (Through July 21).
- D. Jack Solomon: Small Talk @ Clement Gallery. New paintings by an artist whose work David Brickman characterized as packing in “calligraphic elegance, geometric acrobatics, compelling encounters, numerological mysteries, and just plain silly fun.” (Through May 26)
- CL Hildebrandt: Paintings and Drawings @ ArtCentric Gift Gallery (Through May 26)
- 32nd Annual Photo Regional @ Troy Atrium featuring 64 artists. Carrie Haddad, juror. Talk 6:30pm, Awards 7pm
- The Argyros Collection – Silver Years @ The Photography Center of the Capital District. Over 70 works from such noted artists as Ansel Adams, Keith Carter, Edward Steichen, Edward Weston and more.
Imagine, Make Create: MCLA Student Art Show @ MCLA Gallery 51, North Adams. Opening reception Friday, April 29, 5-7pm. (Through May 23).
Schenectady Art Society Spring Show @ Moon & River Café, Schenectady. Opening reception Saturday, May 8 2-4pm (Through May 31)
Stephanie Brody Lederman: Stories That Add Up @ Hudson Opera House. Recent paintings. (Through May 1.)
Moira Barrett: Thicker Than Water and Judith Black: In My Own Backyard @ Davis Orton Gallery, Hudson. (Through May 2)
Eileen Cowin: If I Knew More, I Would Tell You @ Posie Kviat Gallery, Hudson. Video installations and photography. (Through May 3)
Beyond HGTV . . . How Interior Designers REALLY Work For You @ Opalka Gallery, Sage Colleges, Albany. A broad variety of interior design projects designed by members of the New York Upstate/Canada East Chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers. (Through May 7)
Process in Progress @ Hudson Valley Community College Teaching Gallery, Troy. Juried student art exhibit. (Through May 8)
Liz Howe: Tethered @ Tom Myott Gallery, Glens Falls. a new series of ceramic and mixed media sculptures by the noted area ceramicist Liz Howe that draw inspiration from nautical navigational markers, combining elements of portraiture, landscape and everyday objects. (Through May 8).
Paul Graubard: Stories from the Bible and Other Places @ Ferrin Gallery, Pittsfield. Colorful constructed paintings from this Outsider artist now residing in Lenox. (Through May 8)
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).
Vincent Serbin: Raw Objects Appear Life Size” @ GalerieBMG, Woodstock. Photograms, created by arranging everyday objects, photographic negatives and xrays on photo paper and then exposing it to light, exploring scale and positive/negative conversions. (Through May 17)
Upstate Figurative @ Fulton Street Gallery. Group show featuring Sean Calhoun, Michael Gwozdz, Jenny Hutchinson, Deborah Morris. (Through May 22)
James O’Shea , Russell Smith and Sarah Berney @ Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson. Recent contemporary work from a trio of painters who approach texture and composition in radically different ways. Opening reception Saturday, April 17, 6-8 pm. (Through May 23).
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).
Natura: paintings and drawings by Ryan Parr and Naomi Lewis @ a href=”http://www.saratoga-arts.org/”>Saratoga Arts at the Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. (Through May 29)
Polaroids @ Carrie Haddad Photographs, Hudson. Works by William Wegman, Mark Beard, John Dugdale, Melinda McDaniel and Tanya Marcuse. (Through May 30)
John Siddeli: Altered States @ Park Row Gallery, Chatham. Sparingly composed constructions from found objects. (Through May 31)
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).
New Works by Dustin Golden @ Dead Presidents Lounge, Albany. (Through June 22)
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)
World War 3 Illustrated @ The Sanctuary for Independent Media, Troy. 30th anniversary exhibition of America’s longest running political comic book. (Through June 26)
The Figure Five Ways @ Schick Art Gallery, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs. A figurative exhibition featuring contemporary artists Hugo Crosthwaite, Michael Ferris, Jr., Susan Jamison, Sophie Jodoin, and Emily Metzguer. Opening reception on Thursday (tonight) April 8, 5:30-7pm. Artist lecture Friday (tomorrow) April 9, 11am, Gannett Auditorium. (Through June 27)
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)
Opener 19: Los Carpinteros @ Tang Teaching Museum and Gallery, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs. An exhibit combining drawings from the past ten years with recent sculpture by the Havana-based duo, Marco Antonio Castillo Valdes and Dagoberto Rodriguez Sanchez, who collaborate under the name Los Carpinteros (The Carpenters). (Through August 31)
Works as Progress/Works in Progress: Drawing in 18th and 19th Century France @ Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown. Drawings as used as aids in the artistic process. (Through October 31.)
Material World: Sculpture to Environment @ MASS MoCA, North Adams. Site specific installations using elements not typically thought of as artistic materials. Artists include Michael Beutler, Orly Genger, Tobias Putrih, Alyson Shotz, Dan Steinhilber, Wade Kavanaugh and Stephen B. Nguyen. (Through Feb. 27, 2011).
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. (Through March, 2011)