ArtBeat: What To See


Opening:

Kahn & Selesnick: Earthrise @ Carrie Haddad Photographs

Kahn & Selesnick: Earthrise @ Carrie Haddad Photographs

Mars: Adrift on an Hourglass Sea @ Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson. Kahn & Selesnick’s fantastical photographs portraying a female protagonist who finds herself alone in a wasteland that appears to be Mars. Also on view is Speed is Cinema, a photograph series by Peter Mattei created with an inexpensive Canon Elf digital camera running at its default automatic settings while moving at high speeds (in cars or trains.) Opening reception: Saturday, July 9, 6-8pm. An artist talk with Kahn & Selesnick will be held on Saturday, July 30th at 7:30pm. (Through August 7)

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Works by Robert Cartmell @ Viewpoint Gallery

Works by Robert Cartmell @ Viewpoint Gallery

Robert Cartmell: Cyclone Melodies @ Viewpoint Gallery, Troy. Curated by Sarah Martinez and Gail Nadeau, an exhibition of drawings by UAlbany professor emeritus of art and noted rollercoaster enthusiast Robert Cartmell. Reception: Wednesday, August 17, 2011, 4:30-6:30pm. (Through September 16)

Works by Leah Macdonald @ Galerie BMG

Works by Leah Macdonald @ Galerie BMG

Leah Maconald: Soliliquy @ Galerie BMG, Woodstock. The Philadelphia artist exhibits a new series of photographc and mixed media images: starting with silver gelatin prints, the black and white images are painted with oils and wax, scratched, sometimes torn and reconstructed, resulting in a strong, moody, feminine narrative. Opening Reception: Saturday, July 9, 5-7pm. (Through August 15)


Last Chance To See:

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. (Through July 10)

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)

Works by Nadia Trinkala: (left) "As It Is Above It Is So Below" and a self portrait

Works by Nadia Trinkala: (left) "As It Is Above It Is So Below" and a self portrait

The Nadia Trinkala Memorial Art Exhibition @ the Fulton Street Gallery in Troy. A special exhibitions of works by and about Nadia Trinkala, who passed away in April. The exhibit, coinciding with what would have been Trinkala’s 45th birthday, is also the final show for Fulton Street Gallery, which is closing its doors. (Through July 16)

Bustles to Boxers: Work by Harriet Tannin and Levi Cruz @ The Photography Center of the Capital District, Troy. Opens June 10. Opening Reception: Friday, June 24, 5-9pm, in conjunction with Troy Night Out. (Through July 17)

Fence Salon 2011 @ The Arts Center, Troy. A show of works in a broad range of media by members of the Arts Center, curated by Hudston gallerist Carrie Haddad. (Through July 17)

Works by John Isherwood @ John Davis Gallery

Works by John Isherwood @ John Davis Gallery

John Isherwood @ John Davis Gallery, Hudson. John Ishwood sculpts undulating forms in rosa aurora marble, limestone and black granite. Also on view: sculpture by Bruce Gagnier, a site-specific drawing/installation by Leticia Ortega + Dionisio Cortes, constructed paintings by Susan Scott, paintings by Michael Volonakis and sculpture by Joyce Robins. A (Through July 17)


Continuing:

Works by Richard Bosman @ Kleinert/James Arts Center, Woodstock

Works by Richard Bosman @ Kleinert/James Arts Center, Woodstock

Art history: Fact and Fiction @ Kleinert/James Arts Center, woodstock. An installation by painter Richard Bosman of copied historical paintings, exploring how changes in scale, surface and gesture change the meaning of the works. Other paintings are a personalized view of famous artists’ studios. (Through July 24)

Works by David Austin @ Artcentric Gallery

Works by David Austin @ Artcentric Gallery

Recent Obsessions @ ArtCentric Gallery, Troy. Painter David Austin has two recent obsessions: swimming pools at night, sparking ideas of decadence, domestication and sensuality; and UFO sightings, evoking a sense of mystery, fear, and wonderment. (Through July 24)

The Grass is Green @ MCLA Gallery 51, North Adams. A solo exhibition by Williamstown artist Karin Stack featuring investigations of landscape in images that feature mash-ups of new and old: perfected photographic landscapes using fake materials, etchings with digital overprinting, an animation built in 3D modeling software and collages and paintings based on that animation.(Through July 24)

Eye Candy @ Clement Gallery, Troy. Works by Andrea Hersh, Chris Murray, Charles Steckler, Deborah Zlotsky, Ginger Ertz, John Hanson, Robert Gullie, Tom D’Ambrose and Wren Panzilla. (through July 28)

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 and our review here. (Through July 30)

Stefanie Klavens: Roxy, Northampton PA @ Davis Orton Gallery

Stefanie Klavens: Roxy, Northampton PA @ Davis Orton Gallery

Theaters and the Theatrical @ Davis Orton Gallery, Hudson. Photographers Stefanie Klavens and Nandita Raman explore historic movie palaces, both abandoned and still in use, in the US and India. Also on display are portolios of Michael Hunold and Allilson Leach. (Through July 30)

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)

Mary Sipp Green: Sundown at Wesley's Farm

Mary Sipp Green: Sundown at Wesley's Farm @ Harrison Gallery

A Celebration of the Development of our Collection @ Harrison Gallery, Williamstown. The gallery celebrates its tenth anniversary with a retrospective exhibition featuring artists whose work has been shown in the gallery over the past ten years, including Stephen Hannock, John MacDonald, Hale Johnson, Nick Patten, Wayne Thiebaud and Susie Cronin. (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)

Roger Mason: Warren Street @ Hudson Opera House

Roger Mason: Warren Street @ Hudson Opera House

Warren Street @ The Hudson Opera House. A show of painting and photography with Hudson’s main thoroughfare as subject and Lynn Davis’ “Warren Street Project” as centerpiece. Also included in the show are Edward Avedisian, McWillie Chambers, George Crosby, Teddy Cruz, Lynn Davis, David Franck, Enid Futterman, Tom Froese, Rodney Alan Greenblat, Phyllis Hjorth, Nancy Hagin, Chad Kleitsch, Melora Kuhn, David Lee, Reggie Madison, Roger Mason (photo above), Richard Minsky, Lee Musselman, Seth Nadel, Bruno Pasquier-Desvignes, Ken Polinskie, Lucio Pozzi, Tom Roe, Dan Rupe, Margaret Saliske, Randall Schmit, Barbara Slate, Bill Sullivan, Earl Swanigan, Benjamin Swett, Tony Thompson, Jim Wright and Arthur Yanoff. (Through August 14)

CAMP: Visiting Day @ Center for Photography at Woodstock. An exhibit inspired by the Catskill’s historic ties to sleep away camps, this exhibition features artists who knowingly revisit the magical realm where youth reigns, adulthood emerges, secret selves are revealed and identity is transformed featuring works by Gay Block, Adrain Chesser, Anthony Goicolea, Lauren Greenfield, Jennifer Loeber and Albert J. Winn. (Through August 28)

 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)

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. Closing reception: Friday, September 2, 5-7pm. (Through September 2)

(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)

Regarding Place: Photographs from the University Art Collections

Regarding Place: Photographs from the University Art Collections @ University Art Museum, UAlbany

Regarding Place: Photographs from the University Art Collections @ University Art Museum, UAlbany

Regarding Place: Photographs from the University Art Collections @ @ University Art Museum, UAlbany. Over 80 black and white photographs that focus on the shifting roles landscape and place have played in the trajectory of modern photography. Iconic images by Manuel Álvarez Bravo, Marilyn Bridges, Douglas Huebler, Joel Meyerowitz, Giles Peress, Edward Steichen and Andy Warhol will be shown alongside less familiar, but equally arresting images that span almost the entire twentieth-century. Also on display are three of Wolfgang Staehle’s full-color digital projections recording a panoramic view of a recognizable New York State site: the Hudson River Valley, Manhattan’s Lower East Side, and Niagara Falls. (Through September 10)

Edward Hopper: August in the City @ The Hyde Collection

Edward Hopper: August in the City @ The Hyde Collection

New York, New York! The 20th Century @ The Hyde Collection, Glens Falls. Comprised of works dating from 1889 to 2009, this exhibition features over sixty paintings, photographs, sculptures, and works on paper that capture New York City’s unique urban atmosphere and the human interface with it. Artists represented in this exhibition include Berenice Abbott, Diane Arbus, George Bellows, Stuart Davis, Andreas Feininger, Childe Hassam, Edward Hopper, Reginald Marsh, and Jim MacMillan’s moving photograph of the World Trade Center on September 12, 2001. (Through September 17)

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. (Through September 18)

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)

Works by Roberto Juarez @ Berkshire Museum

Works by Roberto Juarez @ Berkshire Museum

Roberto Juarez: Mural Paintrings 2000-2011 @ Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield. Inspired by his world travels and influenced by traditions of Hispanic and non-Western art, an exhibit of mural-scale paintings that range in style and subject, depicting flora and fauna as well as employing geometric abstraction. O (Through September 25)

Camille Pissarro: Ludovic-Rodolphe Pissarro Reading (detail) @ The Clark Art Institute

Camille Pissarro: Ludovic-Rodolphe Pissarro Reading (detail) @ The Clark Art Institute

Pissarro’s People @ The Clark Art Institute, Williamstown. A fresh look at the Impressionist painter Camille Pissarro that examines his portraits, harvest scenes and market views through the lens of his personal relationships, profound social and economic concerns, and anarchist beliefs, based on new scholarship by curator and leading Pissarro scholar Richard R. Brettell. Opens Sunday, June 12. (Through October 2)

Leonda Finke: Woman in the Sun Seated (photo by Caroline Cook)

Leonda Finke: Woman in the Sun Seated @ Chesterwood (photo by Caroline Cook)

Contemporary Sculpture at Chesterwood 2011 @ Chesterwood, Stockbridge. Guest Sculptor: Leonda Froehlich Finke. Participating sculptors: John Belardo, Clifford Blanchard, Carole Eisner, Anne Huibregtse, Jilaine Jones, David Judelson, Joshua Koffman, , Richard Rothschild, Mary Ellen Scherl, Kaete Brittin Shaw. Christopher Smith. Ed Smith, Gregory Smith, Leon Smith and Ellen Wetmore. (Through October 10)

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)

Digital production still of Pedro and Nico from “Rio” @ The Norman Rockwell Museum

Digital production still of Pedro and Nico from “Rio” @ The Norman Rockwell Museum

Ice Age: To The Digital Age: The 3D Animation Art of Blue Sky Studios @ The Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge. An interactive exhibition exploring the art of animation in the digital age featuring animation heavyweights Blue Sky Studios, critically acclaimed for their animated films Ice Age and its sequels, Robots and Rio, as well as special effects and animation work for TRON, Alien Resurrection, Star Trek: Insurrection, Joe’s Apartment and numerous others. (Through October 31)

Blinky Palermo @ Dia:Beacon and CSC Bard

Blinky Palermo @ Dia:Beacon and CSC Bard

Blinky Palermo: Retrospective 1964-77 @ Dia:Beacon and CCS Bard Galleries, Annandale-on-Hudson. Concurrent exhibitions of the first North American retrospective of the work of German abstract painter Blinky Palermo. (Through October 31)

Michael Oatman: All Utopias Fell

Michael Oatman: All Utopias Fell @ MASS MoCA

All Utopias Fell @ MASS MoCA, North Adams. A long-term installation that will be open seasonally, Michael Oatman’s ambitious vision re-purposes an Airstream trailer into a crashed satellite, complete with parachutes and solar panels. (Ongoing, open seasonally through October)

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)

Photo (detail) of Norman Rockwell working on "First Trip to the Beauty Parlor" with dog Pitter in his Stockbridge studio, 1972. (photo by Bill Scovill)

Photo (detail) of Norman Rockwell working on "First Trip to the Beauty Parlor" with dog Pitter in his Stockbridge studio, 1972. (photo by Bill Scovill)

It’s a Dog’s Life: Norman Rockwell Paints Man’s Best Friend @ Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge. An installation focused on Norman Rockwell’s work with man’s best friends including original artworks, photographs, and archival materials that offer insights into his artistic goals and working methods. (Through November 11)

If You Lived Here, You’d Be Home By Now @ CCS Bard Hessel Museum of Art, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson. An exhibition focusing on the theme of “the domestic” and the idea of differences in viewing, experiencing, and evaluating contemporary art in a public vs. domestic environment. Included are works by Carl Andre, Cindy Sherman, Gerhard Richter and Agnes Martin as well as new projects by Josiah McElheny and borrowed works by artists such as John Chamberlain. (Through December 16)

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)

Three Squares Gyratory I @ Broadway and Stueben Street, Albany

Three Squares Gyratory I @ Broadway and Stueben Street, Albany

Sculpture in the Streets @ various locations, downtown Albany. They’re large, they’re stainless steel and they move in the wind: five kinetic sculptures by George Rickey are gracing the streets of downtown Albany. Here’s the map. You can read Get Visual’s review here. (Through March, 2012)

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