All this week, we’ll be highlighting some of the fall season’s most promising arts, music and entertainment events around Nippertown. Mark your calendars.
Today’s spotlight is on the visual arts:Michael Oatman’s “All Utopias Fell” @ MASS MoCA, North Adams. Opening Sunday, October 24. It’s the most hotly anticipated art event of the season. The sprawling three-part, massively ambitious, indoor-outdoor installation by Troy artist Michael Oatman finally has its much-delayed unveiling. The long-term installation – scheduled to run for several years – will be open seasonally, so catch it before the snow flies.
“Courier” @ University at Albany Art Museum, Albany. Opening Tuesday, October 5 with an artists reception from 5-7pm. Curated by Corinna Ripps Schaming, this group exhibition features 11 contemporary artists whose art explores the physical, communicative or iconic properties of the typewriter. Featuring works by Leona Christie/Gavin Christie, Daniela Comani, Lee Etheredge IV, Ann Hamilton, William Kentridge, Matt Liddle, Elena del Rivero, Allyson Strafella, Ignacio Uriarte and Xu Bing. Through Saturday, December 4.“Battlesight” @ the Arts Center of the Capital Region, Troy. Opening Friday, October 22. Reception on Friday, October 29. Curated by Timothy Cahill, this three-person exhibition features photographs of Iraq and Afghanistan by international photographers Teru Kuwayama, Balazs Gardi and Pulitzer Prize winner Cheryl Diaz Meyer. Through Sunday, December 19.
Charles Steckler’s “Boxed Sets” @ Fulton-Montgomery Community College’s Perrella Gallery, Johnstown. Opening Friday, September 24. Reception 7-9pm on Friday, September 24. Through Friday, December 10. Also Charles Steckler’s “Collage” @ Clement Art Gallery, Troy. Opening Friday, October 29. Reception 5-9pm on Friday, October 29. Through Wednesday, November 24. The multi-talented Steckler showcases his work in a pair of one-person exhibits this fall. “Boxed Sets” features his three-dimensional work – dioramas, assemblages and theater stage set designs. “Collage” features his two-dimensional work.“The Perfect Fit: Shoes Tell Stories” @ the Albany Institute of History and Art, Albany. Opening Saturday, October 16. Curated by Wendy Tarlow Kaplan, this group exhibition includes more than 120 examples of imaginative and provocative shoes made by American contemporary artists (including Jan Hopkins, Judy Haberl, Sergei Isupove, Marjorie Schick, Willie Cole and Chunghie Lee) between 2004 and 2008. Through Sunday, January 2, 2011.
Click on over to Nippertown.com tomorrow for our Five Fall Faves of the upcoming film season.
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