ArtBeat: What To See

June 2nd, 2011, 4:30 pm by Sara

Eric Jenks: Boston T

Eric Jenks: Boston T

Impasse and Motion: Ten Photographer’s Journeys Through Instants In Music @ Saratoga Arts, Saratoga Springs. Nippertown’s own Andrej Pilarczyk curated this exhibition of musical moments featuring photographs by such local luminaries as Lawrence White, Joe Putrock, Andrzej Pilarczyk, Don McKever, Rudy Lu, Eric Jenks, Joseph Deuel, Ed Burke, Albert Brooks, and Sylvia Aronson. See our preview here. Curator discussion: Saturday, June 4, 5pm. Opening reception: Saturday, June 4, 6-8pm. (Through July 30)

A Satanic Leaftailed Gecko @ The Berkshire Museum

A Satanic Leaftailed Gecko @ The Berkshire Museum

Geckos: Tails to Toepads @ The Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield. 14 different species of geckos in native habitats as well as interactive stations offering a first-hand look at gecko night vision, the many difference sounds they make and your chance to try to spot as many camouflaged geckos as you can. Opening day celebration: Saturday, June 4, 1-7pm. (Through September 18)

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David Konigsberg: Broad Field and Willie Marlowe: Pyramids and Ziggurats

David Konigsberg: Broad Field and Willie Marlowe: Pyramids and Ziggurats @ Carrie Haddad Gallery

Early Summer Mix @ Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson. Landscapes by Nancy Rutter, burned paper cityscapes by Paul Chonowski, abstract paintings by Willie Marlow, fantasy landscapes by David Konigsberg and sculpture by Paul Katz. Opening reception: Saturday, June 4, 6-8pm. (Through July 10)

Hale Johnson: Wilson Farm @ Harrison Gallery

Hale Johnson: Wilson Farm @ Harrison Gallery

American Realists @ Harrison Gallery, Chatham. New works by painters John MacDonald, Hale Johnson, Nick Patten, Kim Denise, Carol Gobin and Judith Solomon. Opening reception: Saturday, June 4, 5-7pm. (Through June 29)

Karene Faul Alumni Exhibition @ Esther Massry Gallery, Albany. Curated by Sharon Bates, the exhibition includes works by Kevin Calisto, Marilee Sousiem, Jacqueline Weaver, Chloe Kettlewell, James Van Duyne, Lauren Vallese, David Austin and Kathy Greenwood in a variety of disciplines including painting, photography, drawing, sculpture and video. Opening reception: Friday, June 3, 5-7pm. Closing reception: Friday, September 2, 5-7pm. (Through September 2)

Kate Austin-Avon: Where Is God? @ D.H.B. Thomas Gallery

Kate Austin-Avon: Where Is God? @ D.H.B. Thomas Gallery

The Flow @ D.H.B. Thomas Gallery, Glens Falls. Recent mixed media works by Kate Austin-Avon. Opening reception: Saturday, June 4, 5-8pm. (Through June 30)

David Gloman: The Woods and Katy Schneider: Heart and Soul @ studio21south

David Gloman: The Woods and Katy Schneider: Heart and Soul @ studio21south

Inside/Out @ studio21south, North Adams. Paintings by a Northampton-based couple: Katy Schneider paints the interior of the family home, sometimes capturing it in its anarchic natural state, other times organizing its artifacts into carefully composed still lives. David Gloman turns his attention outdoors; working on site, he by turns captures the feral, evanescent qualities of the natural environment or plucks order from chaos, resulting in plain-spoken cityscapes and landscapes. (Through July 10)


Last Chance To See:

Works by David True (left) and  Trevor Winkfield @ Art Omi

Works by David True (left) and Trevor Winkfield @ Art Omi

David True & Trevor Winkfield: Paintings @ The Charles B. Benenson Visitors Center Gallery, Art Omi, Ghent. While their sources and techniques are various, and often incongruous, True and Winkfield share certain common characteristics in their painterly pursuits: most significant, the use of recognizable still objects, symbols and figures, which, combined, present an enigmatic, depthless environment of meanings – as well as the free use of color. (Through June 5)

The Decisive Moment @ The Photo Center of the Capital Region, Troy. Excitement, triumph, and tragedy are momentously depicted among the 45 images on exhibit from the work of 15 photojournalists from throughout the Capital Region. Closing reception: Friday, June 3, 5–9pm. (Through June 5)

Works by Alison Denyer and Jim Boden @ Courthouse Gallery

Works by Alison Denyer and Jim Boden @ Courthouse Gallery

Jim Boden and Alison Denyer @ Courthouse Gallery, Lake George. Jim Boden’s small oil paintings on mylar examine the horrors of government torture. Alison Denyer’s images are drawn from her interest in mapping, geography, and environmental issues. (Through June 10)


Continuing:

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)

Regis Brodie: Orange and Blue @ Schick Art Gallery

Regis Brodie: Orange and Blue @ Schick Art Gallery

Convergences/Currents @ Schick Art Gallery, Saratoga Springs. Recent work by ceramist and emeritus professor of art Regis Brodie. (Through June 19)

Works by Ruby C. Williams @ Varga Gallery

Works by Ruby C. Williams @ Varga Gallery

Ruby C. Williams @ Varga Gallery, Woodstock. The gallery celebrates its 8th anniversary with this solo exhibition by outsider artist Ruby C. Williams, known for her farm stand sign paintings. Opening reception: Saturday, May 28, 6-8pm. (Through June 19)

David Hornung: Early Years @ John Davis Gallery

David Hornung: Early Years @ John Davis Gallery

David Nornung @ John Davis Gallery, Hudson. Works in oil and gouache paintings by painter/author/teacher David Hornung. (Through June 19)

1911 Capitol Fire: a photo by Harry Roy Sweney @ The New York State Museum

1911 Capitol Fire: a photo by Harry Roy Sweney @ The New York State Museum

1911 Capitol Fire @ The New York State Museum, Albany. In the early morning hours of March 29, 1911, a fire broke out in the northwest corner of the New York State Capitol. The fast-moving flames claimed the life of an elderly night watchman and destroyed much of the State Library and irreplaceable collections of the State Museum. The 100th anniversary of the Great Fire of 1911 is commemorated through historic photographs, dramatic eyewitness accounts, and important objects that survived the inferno. (Through June 18)

My Lens: 10th Anniversary Exhibition @ Martinez Gallery, Troy. Group photography exhibition featuring Natha Bocco, Allen Bryan, Dan Burkholder, Tim Cahill, Cesar Chelala, Chris DeMarco, Mariana Depetris, Jim Flosdorf, Nancy Noble Gardner, Mercedes Guerric, George Simmons, Jill Skupin and Kathy Vargas. (Through June 27)

Cassandra Sohn: Ko Chang @ Sohn Fine Art

Cassandra Sohn: Ko Chang @ Sohn Fine Art

Cassandra Sohn: Ko Chang @ Sohn Fine Art Gallery, Stockbridge. Photographer Cassandra Sohn celebrates the opening of her new gallery with a solo show of her work featuring images of Ko Chang, Thailand’s largest island. The gallery will specialize in contemporary photography by emerging and mid-career artists and focus heavily on work created by local artists as well as offering custom printing services. (Through June 19)

Amy Madden: Batik Weeds and Laura Radwell: Impressions of Berlin and Other Works @ Davis Orton Gallery

Amy Madden: Batik Weeds and Laura Radwell: Impressions of Berlin and Other Works @ Davis Orton Gallery

Two shows: Batik Weeks is a series of small, mixed media works by Amy Madden, while Impressions of Berlin and Other Works presents Laura Radwell’s abstract photographic collages. Opening reception: Saturday, May 14, 6-8pm. (Through June 19)

Works by Ranier Judd and Gllynnis McDaris @ Gallery 135

Works by Ranier Judd and Gllynnis McDaris @ Gallery 135

Photographs by Ranier Judd and Glynnis McDaris @ Gallery 135, Hudson. Opening reception: Saturday, May 14, 6-8pm. (Through June 25)

David Hinchen: Albany Skyline @ The Stockade Inn

David Hinchen: Albany Skyline @ The Stockade Inn

David Hinchen: Cityscapes @ The Stockade Inn, Schenectady. David Hinchen’s colorful paintings, mostly of Albany, focus squarely on buildings, skylines and architectural details. (Through June 30)

Bing Bang Boing: Radical Instruments of Sound & Vision @ GCCA Catskill Gallery, Catskill. A festival of handmade musical instruments exploring sound, music, sculpture and performance, featuring Peter Head, Brian and Leon Dewan, Harry Matthews, Matt Bua, Nick Yurman, Bradford Reed and Michael Delia. Also on display: a solo exhibition of paintings by John Karch.(Through July 2)

Melissa Zexter: Russian City @ Carrie Haddad Photographs

Melissa Zexter: Russian City @ Carrie Haddad Photographs

Thread, Pixels, Paper @ Carrie Haddad Photographs, Hudson. Mixed media and photography by Melissa Zexter, Melinda McDaniel and Katharine Kreisher. Also on exhibit will be a series of photographs by Betsy Weis titled Water. Nature and Memory. (Through July 3)

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)

Works by Nari Ward @ MASS MoCA

Works by Nari Ward @ MASS MoCA

Sub Mirage Lignum @ MASS MoCA, North Adams. Encompassing an entire floor of MASS MoCA, Nari Ward’s dramatic sculptural installations are composed of material systematically collected from the neighborhoods where he lives and works or is personally connected to, including his birthplace and childhood home of Jamaica and the century-old restored capacitor factory that houses MASS MoCA.

Martijn Hendriks: Untitled @ MASS MoCA

Martijn Hendriks: Untitled @ MASS MoCA

Memery: Imitation, Memory, and Internet Culture @ MASS MoCA, North Adams. Meme + Memory = Memery. Featuring nine artists who extract lasting forms of expression from a seemingly impermanent and ever-evolving online world, this exhibition will debut a new work by Penelope Umbrico and feature new installations in continuing series by Oliver Laric and Martijn Hendriks. Other artists include: AIDS-3D, John Michael Boling, Mark Callahan, Constant Dullaart, Brian Kane, and Rob Matthews. (Through July 31)

Scott Taylor: Barrington Stage @ Hancock Shaker Village

Scott Taylor: Barrington Stage @ Hancock Shaker Village

Painting the Town: A Downtown Pittsfield Retrospective @ Pittsfield 250, a solo exhibition of Scott Taylor’s acrylic paintings of 44 historic Pittsfield buildings. The works will be displayed alongside historic photos and brief descriptions of the buildings. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of these paintings will help to support programming at Hancock Shaker Village. (Through July 31)

Shellburne Thurber: Mitchell Ward House, Front Hallway with Door and TV @ The Tang Teaching Museum

Shellburne Thurber: Mitchell Ward House, Front Hallway with Door and TV @ The Tang Teaching Museum

Alumni Invitational 3 @ The Tang Teaching Museum, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs. Artwork that spans four decades—from the late 1960s through the late ’90s—and artists that bring a range of approaches and techniques to their work, from large-scale color photography to recycled furniture design. The four featured artists are Bradley Castellanos, Josh Dorman, Johnny Swing, and Shellburne Thurber. (Through August 14)

 Untitled (Series #3)

Untitled (Series #3)

Céleste Boursier-Mougenot @ EMPAC, Troy. Two sound works: On the mezzanine, the installation untitled (Series #3) unfolds with bowls, dishes, and glasses floating in several pools of water. As these objects touch, the space is filled with their fleeting, floating music.
The second installation, index (v.4), is an interpretation of EMPAC’s communication network activity, played by two-computer controlled pianos at the entrances at each end of the building. Software written in collaboration with EMPAC’s IT team monitors the networks and translates bits and pieces into musical notes for the pianos—using the computers and pianos to connect work and play. (Through September 1)

(left) Hamaska in Tluwulahu Costume with Speaker's Staff-Qagyuhl, (right) Nickolas Muray: Frida Kahlo @ Fenimore Art Museum

(left) Hamaska in Tluwulahu Costume with Speaker's Staff-Qagyuhl, (right) Nickolas Muray: Frida Kahlo @ Fenimore Art Museum

Frida Kahlo: Through the Lens of Nickolas Muray @ Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown. Photographer Nickolas Muray (1892-1965) came to America in 1913 from Hungary and began a forty-five year career as a photographer. He began photographing Frida Kahlo in color in the winter of 1938, when Muray and Kahlo were at the height of an on-again, off-again ten-year love affair, and continued to do so until 1948. (Through September 5)

Keeping Time @ Albany International Airport, Albany. Artists navigate the collective and individual mythology of nostalgia with an eye for its humorous, deceptive and often bittersweet nature. Featuring Joel Griffith, Stevan Jennis, Matt LaFleur, Leslie Lew, Michael MIllspaugh, Ken Ragsdale and Randy Regier. (Through September 5)

Bureau For Open Culture: I Am Searching For Field Character @ MASS MoCA

Bureau For Open Culture: I Am Searching For Field Character @ MASS MoCA

Bureau For Open Culture: I Am Searching For Field Character @ MASS MoCA, North Adams. Bureau For Open Culture’s I Am Searching For Field Character is an examination of the today’s cultural worker featuring a series of public conversations, performances, installations, workshops and a beer garden with a slew of artists, writers, designers and thinkers visiting North Adams over the course of the summer. (Through September 23)

Nancy Graves: The Drama of Inner Life @ The Berkshire Museum

Nancy Graves: The Drama of Inner Life @ The Berkshire Museum

Collectors’ Choice: Selections from the Jane and Jay Braus Collection @ The Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield. More than 25 contemporary and modern artworks hand-picked by the couple from their private collection including work by Sam Francis, Nancy Graves, Red Grooms, David Hockney, Alex Katz, Sol LeWitt, and Graham Nickson. (Through October 11)

Robert S. Duncanson: Landscape, 1851 @ Thomas Cole National Historic Site

Robert S. Duncanson: Landscape, 1851 @ Thomas Cole National Historic Site

Robert S. Duncanson: The Spiritual Striving of the Freedmen’s Sons @ Thomas Cole National Historic Site, Catskill. The first exhibition featuring the work of the nineteenth-century African-American landscape painter Robert S. Duncanson in many years, bringing the work of this ground-breaking artist to the home of Thomas Cole, who was a major influence on Duncanson. The catalogue for this exhibition contain an essay by curator Joseph D. Ketner including new information on the artist and color illustrations of many new paintings discovered over the past fifteen years. (Through October 30)

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)

Shadow Catcher: Edward Curtis Among the Kwakiutl @ Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown. Edward Curtis (1868-1954) devoted over 20 years to photographing and documenting over 80 American Indian tribes. After receiving a commission from financier J.P. Morgan, he produced a 20 volume series called The North American Indian, with each volume comprising 75 photogravures and 300 pages of text. The exhibition features the complete Portfolio Number 10, entitled The Kwakiutl. Paired with the Eugene and Clare Thaw Collection of American Indian Art, which includes numerous Kwakiutl artworks, the exhibition allows visitors to see the masterpieces of the Thaw collection be brought to life in the ceremonies and lives of the Kwakiutl people. (Through December 31)

The Workers @ MASS MoCA

The Workers @ MASS MoCA

The Workers @ MASS MoCA, North Adams. An exhibition examining the state of labor today with nearly 40 works by 25 emerging and established international artists including Claire Beckett, Osman Bozkurt, Camel Collective, Mircea Cantor, Almudena Carracedo and Robert Bahar, Susan Collis, Vicky Funari and Sergio De La Torre, Jason Dodge, Sam Durant, Harun Farocki, Yevgeniy Fiks, Anthony Hernandez, Oded Hirsch, Hugo Hopping, Emily Jacir, Laboratorio 060 with York Chang, Mary Lum, Yoshua Okon, Adrian Paci, Jaume Pitarch, Oliver Ressler, Stephanie Rothenberg, Tyler Rowland, Allan Sekula and Santiago Sierra. (Through March 15, 2012)