ArtBeat: What To See

March 3rd, 2011, 2:00 pm by Sara
Opening:

Christian Graupner: MindBox @ EMPAC

Christian Graupner: MindBox @ EMPAC

Christian Graupner: MindBox @ EMPAC, Troy. Using a modified one-armed bandit slot machine, MindBox is a viewer-driven dance video and music triptych. Insert a coin, work the machine’s lever and buttons, and directly remix the moves of the beatboxing man on three screens. Media artist Christian Graupner and choreographer Roberto Zappalà teamed up to make a vocabulary of sounds and movements that take beatboxing—a vocal percussion style that comes out of hip-hop—into the realm of interactive media. Q&A with Christian Graupner: Thursday, March 3, 5pm. (Through April 2)

Barry Bartlett: Angels And Animals @ John Davis Gallery

Barry Bartlett: Angels And Animals @ John Davis Gallery

Barry Bartlett @ John Davis Gallery, Hudson. Ceramic works created using a vast array of kitchy ceramic hobby moulds. Reception: Saturday, March 5, 6-8pm. (Through March 27)

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Eng Tay @ Harrison Gallery

Eng Tay @ Harrison Gallery

Eng Tay @ The Harrison Gallery, Williamstown. Portraiture in etchings, paintings and sculpture. (Through March 20)

Dirgha Man Chitrakar: Col. Chandra Jung Thapa, 1910 (Courtesy of Ganesh Photo Lab) @ Woods Studio

Dirgha Man Chitrakar: Col. Chandra Jung Thapa, 1910 (Courtesy of Ganesh Photo Lab) @ Woods Studio

Patrimony: Photographs from the Court of Nepal @ Woods Studio, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson. Photographs from the collection of Dirgha Man Chitrakar (1877–1951) and his son Ganesh Man Chitrakar (1906–1985) who served as official court photographers for the Shah King of Nepal and the ruling family oligarchy of Rana Prime Ministers. Reception: Thursday, March 10, 5pm. (Through March 18)

Peter Liepke: Fair Ride @ Carrie Haddad Photographs

Peter Liepke: Fair Ride @ Carrie Haddad Photographs

Peter Liepke: Cityscapes @ Carrie Haddad Photographs, Hudson. Moody, atmospheric large-format photographs shot with a Graflex Super D. Also on exhibit: works by Ida Weygandt. Opening reception: Saturday, March 12, 5-7pm. (Through April 10)


Last Chance To See:

Juis Aleman & Jeffrey Moore: News Vases @ GCCA Catskill Gallery

Juis Aleman & Jeffrey Moore: News Vases @ GCCA Catskill Gallery

Paper Arts @ Greene County Council on the Arts, Catskill Gallery. A group exhibition centered around paper: folded, cut, molded and cast paper, as well as handmade pages and books. Also on display is Diana Bryan’s “Cut Paper Universe” of cut paper and steel constructions. (Through March 5)

Best of 2010 Exhibition @ Photo Center of the Capital District, Troy. Juried by 2010 Photo Regional winner Jennifer Lynn Morse. Opening reception, juror’s talk and awards: Friday, February 25, 5-9pm. (THrough March 6)

Leslie Bender: Beach Abstract @ Carrie Haddad

Leslie Bender: Beach Abstract @ Carrie Haddad

Figures and Abstractions @ Carrie Haddad, Hudson. Arthur Hammer, Leslie Bender and Jenny Nelson exhibit paintings in a variety of genres, ranging from cityscapes and portraiture to figurative romanticism and and abstraction. (Through March 6)

Philly/KONDOR8 @ Varga Gallery

Philly/KONDOR8 @ Varga Gallery

Theme Femina @ Varga Gallery, Woodstock. The 7th Annual February exhibit dedicated to women artists, this large group show spotlights outsider artist Philly/KONDOR8. (Through March 6)

Paintings by Willie Marlow @ Opalka Gallery, Albany

Paintings by Willie Marlow @ Opalka Gallery, Albany

Willie Marlowe: A Survey @ Opalka Gallery, Albany. A retrospective of her trademark colorful and glowing paintings by the noted Albany artist. This exhibition surveys her work from 1977 to 2010 and is accompanied by an illustrated catalogue with essays by Esther Tornai Thyssen and David Brickman. Works from this exhibit serve as the basis for subsequent shows at the Arkell Museum, Canajoharie, NY, Gallery C in Raleigh, North Carolina, Carrie Haddad Gallery in Hudson, NY, and Riverfront Studios in Schuylerville, NY. Read Get Visual’s review here. (Through March 6)

Timothy Archibald: Echolilia @ Atrium Gallery

Timothy Archibald: Echolilia @ Atrium Gallery

Photography Invitational Exhibition 2011 @ Atrium Gallery, Union College, Schenectady. Timothy Archibald exhibits works from his Echolilia series, a recent project of photographs and a limited edition book made by Archibald of and about his son, Elijah. Also showing: Clarissa Amaral’s Union Faces, a series of close-up portraits of people at Union including staff, students, faculty, and administrators, as well as Raymond Felix: Self-Evidence, a series of self-protraits addressing issues of likeness and identity. (Through March 11)


Continuing:

Detail from Albrecht Dürer: The Beast with Two Horns Like a Lamb @ The Clark

Detail from Albrecht Dürer: The Beast with Two Horns Like a Lamb @ The Clark

The Strange World of Albrecht Dürer @ The Clark, Williamstown. The strange world of Albrecht Dürer, populated by monsters, witches, hybrid animals, and marauding soldiers, shares spiritual and social preoccupations with our own time. Drawn entirely from the Clark’s extensive holdings, the display will feature approximately seventy-five works by the celebrated German Renaissance painter, printmaker and writer. (Through March 13)

Charles Steckler: Untitled @ Mandeville Gallery

Charles Steckler: Untitled @ Mandeville Gallery

Of Weeds and Wildness: Nature in Black and White @ Mandeville Gallery, Schenectady. A large group exhibition featuring work by over a dozen artists that explores, through a wide range of styles and approaches, both the human relationship to the natural world and the richly expressive power of black and white imagery. Artists include Robert Adams, Desiree Alvarez, Arnold Bittleman, Lee Bontecou, Louise Bourgeois, Harold Edgerton, Robert Gover, William Kentridge, Hedya Klein, Danny Lyon, Abelardo Morell, Margaret Moulton, Michelle Segre, James Siena, Kiki Smith, Charles Steckler and Kate Temple. (Through March 13)

Lee Ann Morgan @ M Gallery

Lee Ann Morgan @ M Gallery

American Tonalism: New Works by Patrick Milbourn and Lee Anne Morgan @ M Gallery, Catskill. A show of hazy, dreamlike landscapes combining Patrick Milbourn’s impressionistic paintings and Lee Anne Morgan’s softly lit photographs. (Through March 15)

You Weren’t Supposed to See This @ 305 North, Pittsfield. A solo exhibition of new oil paintings by Rebecca Weinman. Opening reception: Friday, February 25, 5:30-7:30pm. Closing reception: Friday, March 18, 5:30-7:30pm. (Through March 18)

Rob Swainston @ Esther Massry Gallery

Rob Swainston @ Esther Massry Gallery

Plexus @ Esther Massry Gallery, College of Saint Rose, Albany. Master printmaker Rob Swainston explores the limit of printmaking techniques. (Through March 20)

Vignette @ The Arts Center, Troy. A group show presenting different approaches to narrative painting ranging from abstraction to realism. Artists include Joel Griffith, Ingrid Ludt, GG Roberts, Ann Wolf and Rebecca Shepard. Reception: Friday, January 28, 2011 (Through March 20)

A Walk Into the Huyck Preserve: Our Lasting Impressions @ Davey Jones Gallery, Albany. A group show featuring 10 artists from The NorthEast Feltmakers Guild including Linda Van Alstyne, Joei Bassett, Diane Christian, Sharon Costello, Marianne Dubois, Carol Ingram, Sharon Janda, Renate Moskowitz, Lynn Ocone and Kirsti Sandoy. Reception: Friday, March 4, 6-9pm (Albany First Friday). (Through March 23)

Troy Works: Large & Small @ Clement Art Gallery, Troy. New works featuring historic paintings of Troy by regionalist painter John Connors. (Through March 24)

John R. G. Roth: Figment Transport @ Saratoga Arts

John R. G. Roth: Figment Transport @ Saratoga Arts

John R. G. Roth: Figment Transport @ The Arts Center, Saratoga Spring. Sculptural works that explore the anthropomorphic aspects of machinery, vehicles and buildings. (Through March 26)

Norbert Francis Attard: Tossed Salad @ MCLA Gallery 51

Norbert Francis Attard: Tossed Salad @ MCLA Gallery 51

A Lot Of Possibilities @ MCLA Gallery 51, North Adams. Billed as “a social strategy for art, activism and urban farming,” the exhibition is named after “A Lot of Possibilities,” a project by artist Anna Lise Jensen that belongs to a practice of contemporary art that reflects the concept of artwork as communal and participatory. Artists include Alumbrados, Norbert Francis Attard, Suzanne Broughel, Alyssa Casey, Lisbeth Langkjaer, Caroline Parks, John Tursi, Petra Valentova, Jonathan Velardi and Virginia Vergara as well a winter garden created by Maria Mazzocco. (Through March 27)

(left) Jean-Augustin Franquelin: Self-Portrait and (right) Alessandro Allori: Portrait of a Young Woman

(left) Jean-Augustin Franquelin: Self-Portrait and Alessandro Allori: Portrait of a Young Woman @ The Clark

Eye to Eye: European Portraits 1450–1850 @ The Clark, Williamstown. Representing the range of styles and themes in Old Master portraiture as practiced in the Netherlands, Germany, Italy, Spain, England, and France from the late fifteenth century through the early nineteenth century, the twenty-nine paintings and one sculpture in the exhibition include works by Memling, Cranach, Parmigianino, Ribera, Rubens, Van Dyck, Greuze, and David as well as other extraordinary works by lesser-known painters. (Through March 27)

Made In Woodstock V @ The Center For Photography At Woodstock

Made In Woodstock V @ The Center For Photography At Woodstock

Made In Woodstock V @ Center For Photography at Woodstock. The fifth installment of the CPW series featuring work created by recent participants of WOODSTOCK A-I-R, a residency program for artists of color working in the photographic arts. Artists include William Cordova, LaToya Ruby Frazier, Tia-Simone Gardner, Lawrence Getubig, Daniel Handal, Wayne Hodge, Jeannette Louie, Hee Jin Hang, Tarrah Krajnak & Wilka Roig, Emily Hanako Momohara, Ricardo Morales-Harnandez, Dawit L. Petros, Tim Portlock, Justine Reyes, Kanako Sasaki, Lupita Murillo Tinnen and Donna J. Wan. (Through March 27)

Henry Klimowicz: Constructs @ The Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield. Henry Klimowicz, currently exhibiting his “Paper and Light” site-specific installation in the Wider Window Gallery, now expands into the Crane Room with “Constructs,” centered around another enormous, site-specific installation created from cardboard. (Through March 27)

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)

Lorraine Chesin: Hot Pink Is Hot @ Sand Lake Center For The Arts

Lorraine Chesin: Hot Pink Is Hot @ Sand Lake Center For The Arts

Lorraine Chesin @ Sand Lake Center For The Arts, Averill Park. Lorraine Chesin’s acrylic paintings focus on color and shape, highlighting domestic scenes. Artist reception: Sunday, February 20, 1-3pm. (Through March 31)

Works by Eunjung Hwang (left) and Ati Maier @ University Art Museum, UAlbany

Works by Eunjung Hwang (left) and Ati Maier @ University Art Museum, UAlbany

Eunjung Hwang: Three Thousand Revisits and Ati Maier: Event Horizon @ University Art Museum, UAlbany. Eunjung Hwang’s drawings, animations, video projections, and inflated sculptures of quasi-figurative characters take over the main gallery. The second floor is given over to Ati Maier’s drawings and paintings of hybrid landscapes. (Through April 2)

Elaine Mokhtefi: Mimi's Flowers @ Martinez Gallery

Elaine Mokhtefi: Mimi's Flowers @ Martinez Gallery

If Truth Be Told @ Martinez Gallery, Troy. A group show featruing Mary Pat Wager and Anthony Garner (sculpture); Elaine Mokhtefi and Stephen Tyson (painting) and Clara Tomaz (electronic arts). (Through April 4)

Sebastien Barre @ Spectrum 8 Theatres

Sebastien Barre @ Spectrum 8 Theatres

Sebastien Barre @ Spectrum 8 Theatres, Albany. New photographs from Sebastien Barre’s ongoing series of urban explorations. (Through April 5)

Paula Hayes, Dome Shaped Hand Blown Glass Terrarium with Miniature tropical tree and fern,

Paula Hayes: Dome Shaped Hand Blown Glass Terrarium with Miniature Tropical Tree and Fern @ The Tang

Paula Hayes: Understory @ The Tang Teaching Museum, Saratoga Springs. Paula Hayes has transformed the Tang’s Payne Room into an immersive environment brimming with life, including a forest of large silicone planters housing small trees, a series of her hand-blown grass terrariums and new custom-designed wallpaper and dinnerware. (Through April 17)

Objects of Wonder and Delight: Four Centuries of Still Life from the Norton Museum of Art @ The Hyde Collection, Glens Falls. Comprised of 51 works in a variety of media from the collection of the Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach, Florida, the exhibition features some of the most famous artists in Western art history such as Gustave Courbet, William Harnett, Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, Georgia O’Keeffe, Edward Steichen, Robert Mapplethorpe and Andy Warhol. (Through April 21)

Aida Laleian and Steve Levin @ Williamstown College Museum of Art

Aida Laleian and Steve Levin @ Williamstown College Museum of Art

Recent Work: Aida Laleian and Steve Levin @ William College Museum of Art, Williamstown. Recent works by two studio art faculty members: Aida Laleian’s embroidered digital prints and Steven Levin’s oil paintings. (Through April 24)

Elwood H. Smith: Stalling (detail) @ The Norman Rockwell Museum

Elwood H. Smith: Stalling (detail) @ The Norman Rockwell Museum

The Art and Animations of Elwood H. Smith @ The Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge. Enter the wild and wonderful world of illustrator Elwood Smith, with a look at his 40-year career producing energetic illustrations for The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Time, and such favorite children’s books as “Hot Diggity Dog” and “Stalling.” Opening reception/book signing: Saturday, February 19, 4-7pm, free for members or with museum admission. (Through May 15)

M.C. Escher @ The Berkshire Museum

M.C. Escher @ The Berkshire Museum

M.C. Escher: Seeing The Unseen @ The Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield. Wrap your brain around one of the 20th century’s most popular artists including an up-close look at several rarely displayed original woodblocks, watercolors, drawings and prints. (Through May 22)



Witness: The Art of Jerry Pinkney @ Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge. Opening Saturday, November 13, the first major retrospective exhibition of the award-winning children’s book illustrator and designer will feature more than 140 watercolor illustrations spanning his 50-year career, touching on such personal and cultural themes as the African-American experience, the wonders of classic literature and the wisdom in well-loved folk tales. (Through May 30)

Molly Rockwell: Travels With Norman @ The Norman Rockwell Museum

Molly Rockwell: Norman Rockwell entering a mosque, Delhi, India, 1962. (From the permanent collection of Norman Rockwell Museum Archives)

Travels With Norman @ The Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge. Between 1962 and 1975, Norman and Molly Rockwell traveled together to twenty-eight countries, including the U.S.S.R., India, Columbia, and Mexico. Molly’s slides documenting their travels are shared publicly for the first time in this exhibition, displayed alongside the related work of her husband. (Through June 19)

Romuald Hazoume: Dan @ The Tang

Romuald Hazoume: Dan @ The Tang

Environment and Object: Recent African Art @ The Tang, Saratoga Springs. A show of recent African art that examines the impact of the environment on contemporary African life as well as the use of found objects and appropriated materials as a recurring presence in current African art. Artists include El Anatsui, Zwelethu Mthethwa and Yinka Shonibare as well as emerging artists such as Bright Ugochukwu Eke, George Osodi, and Nnenna Okore, among others. (Through July 31)

Katharina Grosse: One Floor Up More Highly @ MASS MoCA

Katharina Grosse: One Floor Up More Highly @ MASS MoCA

Katharina Grosse: One Floor Up More Highly @ MASS MoCA, North Adams. Katharina Grosse’s new installation fills with massive Building 5 gallery with her largest commission to date. Cool video here showing the ingenious way the MASS MoCA folks managed to get 700 cubic yards of soil into Building 5. (Through October 30)