ArtBeat: What To See


Opening:
Carla Shapiro: Rewriting Loss @ The Center for Photography at Woodstock

Carla Shapiro: Rewriting Loss @ The Center for Photography at Woodstock

Carla Shapiro: Rewriting Loss @ The Center for Photography at Woodstock, Woodstock. In the months following September 11, 2001, Carla Shapiro hand copied nearly 2,500 obituaries from the New York Times in honor of those who perished. Writing on sheets of vellum, a labor-intensive process which demanded that she write for four hours a day for five months to complete, the sheets were hung on clotheslines across a stream in Shapiro’s back yard and exposed to the elements for the period of one year. This exhibition presents a selection of her photographs of this process alongside a black and white 8mm film which visually explores the installation. Opening reception: Saturday, September 10, 5-7pm. (Through October 9)

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Works by Ryde Cooley @ Time + Space

Works by Ryder Cooley @ Time + Space

Art Exhibit: War, Materials & Lies, Part 2 @ @ Time + Space, Hudson. The second in a series of exhibitions that focus on rethinking, remembering and reacting to a seemingly endless era of conflict. Featured artists include: John Cooley, Ryder Cooley, Janet Cooper, Ann Getsinger, Jen Harris, Christine Heller, Linda Horn, Berta Leone, Jack Millard, IR Mutt, Franc Palaia, Rob Ragaini, Peggy Reeves, Sam Sebren, Josh MacPhee, Peter Schumann, Earl Swanigan, Ed Smith, and Carlo Travaglia, Chris Stain, Kevin Caplicki, Molly Fair and others. Opening reception: Saturday, September 10, 5-7:30pm. (Through November 11)

Shelby Lee Adams: Robbie and Tyler on Wrecker @ Davis Orton Gallery

Shelby Lee Adams: Robbie and Tyler on Wrecker @ Davis Orton Gallery

Shelby Lee Adams: salt & truth @ Davis Orton Gallery, Hudson. Black and white photographs from Shelby Lee Adams’ upcoming book, salt & truth, as well as recent color work, featuring images of the hollow dwellers of eastern Kentucky. Opening reception: Saturday, September 10, 5-8pm. (Through October 9)

Works by Alicia Mikles and Deborah Zlotsky @ Kingston Museum of Contemporary Art

Works by Alicia Mikles and Deborah Zlotsky @ Kingston Museum of Contemporary Art

Visceral @ Kingston Museum of Contemporary Art, Kingston. Recent works by Alicia Mikles, Sigrid Sarda and Deborah Zlotsky. (Through September 24)

Leslie Ferst: Ebb and Flow (detail) @ Schick Gallery

Leslie Ferst: Ebb and Flow (detail) @ Schick Gallery

Selected Art Faculty Exhibition @ Schick Gallery, Saratoga Springs. An exhibition of work by faculty members Leslie Ferst (ceramics, Deb Hall (graphic design), Robert & Shana Parke-Harrison (photography and sculpture) and David Peterson (jewelry and metalwork). Opening Reception: Thursday, September 15, 5:30-7pm. Gallery Talk: Wednesday, September 21, 4:30-5:30pm. (Through October 16)

Eccentric Portraits @ Kleinert/James Center for the Arts

Eccentric Portraits @ Kleinert/James Center for the Arts

Eccentric Portraits @ Kleinert/James Center for the Arts, Woodstock. A wide-ranging group show featuring Barbara Bachner, Loel Barr, Elizabeth Bisbing, Bette Blank, Richard Butler, Didier Civil, Lulu Ekiert, Laura Elkins, Yale Epstein, Peter Franceschetti, Reiko Fujinami, Bo Gehring, Brenda Goodman, Arthur Hammer, Amy Hill, Martha Hughes, Nicole Jeffords, Lenny Kislin, Polly Law, Jason Lujan, Mari Lyons, David Marell, Eva Melas, Ann Pachner, Alan Siegel, Eleanor Steffen, Melinda Stickney-Gibson, Michelle Stone, John Tomlinson, Virginia Tyler, Carl Van Brunt, Rob Van Erve and Catherine Welshman. Opening reception: Saturday, September 10, 4-6pm. Curators Talk: Sunday, October 9, 3:00 pm. (Through October 16)

Sometimes Words are Not Enough @ Yates Gallery

Sometimes Words are Not Enough @ Yates Gallery

Sometimes Words are Not Enough: The September 11th Anniversary Exhibit @ Yates Gallery, Albany. In commemoration of the 10th anniversary of 9/11, an exhibition of images from the Union Square Scrolls Collection of the New York State Museum. The exhibit will contain reproductions of entire scrolls and selected portions that reflect images and the range of immediate reactions to the events of 9-11. Opens Wednesday September 7 with a Peace Pole Pole Procession, 12:30-1:15pm. Opening reception and discussion: Friday, September 9, 6-8pm. (Through September 30)

Dylan Leopold: Coming Up Roses @ Limner Gallery

Dylan Leopold: Coming Up Roses @ Limner Gallery

Surreal Visions @ Limner Gallery, Hudson. Works in video, painting, photograph and sculpture from 25 national and international contemporary artists. Reception: Saturday, September 10, 5-7pm. (Through October 8)


Last Chance To See

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)

Thom O'Connor: Untitled @ Albany Center Gallery

Thom O'Connor: Untitled @ Albany Center Gallery

Thom O’Connor: Then & Now @ Albany Center Gallery, Albany. An exhbition of polymer-gravure small prints, from 1998 to present, by the master printmaker and former University at Albany professor. (Through September 10)

Bill Pangburn: Linear Flow and Renee Magnanti: Reformed Ikat (Yellow) @ BCB Art

Bill Pangburn: Linear Flow and Renee Magnanti: Reformed Ikat (Yellow) @ BCB Art

Bill Pangburn: Linear Equations and Renee Magnanti: Carved Histories @ BCB Art, Hudson. Bill Pangburn’s paintings on paper were inspired by a flight to Texas, where from the air he saw the winding rivers of the Texas panhandle, while Renee Magnanti’s thickly carved encaustic paintings have their roots in ethnographic designs, with bold geometries and bright colors. Also on display will be a group exhibition including work by Sasha Chermayeff, Eric Fischl, John Foxx, Barbara Friedman, Bill Griffith, Lucio Pozzi, Eric Rhein, Carleen Sheehan and others. (Through September 11)

Works by Peter McCaffrey @ John Davis Gallery

Works by Peter McCaffrey @ John Davis Gallery

Peter McCaffrey: markings @ John Davis Gallery, Hudson. Also on exhibit: sculpture by Ben Butler and Bruce Gagnier, installation by Susan Chrysler White, paintings by Fran O’Neill, Christopher Walsh and Kristin Locashio and works in tinted and and painted papier-mâché by Jenny Snider. (Through September 11)

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. (Through September 16)

Lindsay Chandler: Central Landfill, Smithfield, Rhode Island @ Collarworks

Lindsay Chandler: Central Landfill, Smithfield, Rhode Island @ Collarworks

in-organic @ Collar Works Gallery, Troy. Sixteen artists including Bren Ahearn, Jennifer Andrews, Keith W. Bentley, Ali Della Bitta, Lindsay Chandler, Ben Cuevas, Sage Dawson. Sierra Furtwangler. Tod Hensley. Sara Jones. Aaron McIntosh. Morgan Gesell Milders. Hang Nguyen, Sonya Philip, Cathryn Sugg and Drew Testa showing a range of works that integrate fiber with painting, sculpture, drawing, assemblage/collage, and installation, while addressing topics that range from the body to politics, memories to the environment. (Through September 16)


Continuing:

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)

Jessica Houston: Carrying Water @ Carrie Haddad Gallery

Jessica Houston: Carrying Water @ Carrie Haddad Gallery

Serious Play @ Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson. Paintings by Vincent Pomilio, Gabe Brown and Jessica Houston and electronic art sculpture by Fernando Orellana. Artist talk: Sunday, August 28, 2pm. (Through September 18)

Christina Hirsch: Unititled @ Gallery 135

Christina Hirsch: Unititled @ Gallery 135

Christina Hirsch: New Paintings @ Gallery 135, Hudson. A new series of expressionistic landscapes inspired by the banks of the Hudson River. (Through September 18)

Paul Corio: Happy Ticket @ Martinez Gallery

Paul Corio: Happy Ticket @ Martinez Gallery

Realities / Realidades @ Martinez Gallery, Troy. An exhibition exploring the nature of reality in art with works by three contemporary artists based in New York City: Carlos N. Molina, Julia Santos Solomon, and Paul Corio. (Through September 21)

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 (from left) Tyson Skross, Warren Holzman and Jennifer Nuttall Ash @ Saratoga Arts

Works by (from left) Tyson Skross, Warren Holzman and Jennifer Nuttall Ash @ Saratoga Arts

Jennifer Nuttall Ash, Warren Holzman and Tyson Skross @ Saratoga Arts, Saratoga Springs. (Through September 24)

Works by Leo Anker @ Joyce Goldstein Gallery

Works by Leo Anker @ Joyce Goldstein Gallery

Mysterier – Mysteries @ Joyce Goldstein Gallery, Chatham. New work (in hose, fabric, twigs, pigment and oil) by Leo Anker, Elisa Jensen, Natalie Moore and Torild Stray. (Through September 24)

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)

Lawrence Herridon: Blue Book Tarzan, Guard of the Jungle @ Mandeville Gallery

Lawrence Herridon: Blue Book Tarzan, Guard of the Jungle @ Mandeville Gallery

Pulp Fiction Paintings @ Mandeville Gallery, Schenectady. 37 paintings done as covers to the “pulp fiction” genre of the 1930’s and 1940’s, with subject matter including adventure, mystery, science fiction, war and westerns. Additional events: Film Noir movie marathon: Thursday, September 8, 8pm-1am. Science Fiction movie marathon: Thursday, September 22, 8pm-1am. Gallery talk/reception: Thursday, September 15, 7:30pm. (Through September 25)

Space Was The Place @ MCLA Gallery 51, North Adams

Space Was The Place @ MCLA Gallery 51, North Adams

Space Was The Place @ MCLA Gallery 51, North Adams. A look at mankind’s constant disdain for the present, yearning for knowledge, and attempts to attain perfectability in the establishment of utopian otherness. This exhibition reclaims the failed, outsider, or otherwise abductive visionary dreams and ways-of-knowing of the past in effort to elucidate thought on the present, including work by Ivan Argote, Hackworth Ashley, Steven Millar, Gary Nickard, Julian Osti, Paul Lloyd Sargent, Chris Skinner, Patty Wallace, and Alex Young. (Through September 25)

Works by Lynn Bianchi @ Galerie BMG

Works by Lynn Bianchi @ Galerie BMG

Lynn Bianchi: Continuum @ Galerie BMG, Woodstock. Selections from two series of works: In the Globe series, each photograph evokes silence and stillness, with a translucent light emanating from the center of the globe and bathing the figures in softness. In the Gold Leaf Collection, the unique sense of light is achieved by the artist transferring a silver gelatin photograph onto a transparency and gilding twice with 22-karat gold leaf. (Through September 26)

Peter Hussey: Looking South Then West @ Harrison Gallery

Peter Hussey: Looking South Then West @ Harrison Gallery

Peter Hussey @ Harrison Gallery, Williamstown. Recent watercolor paintings that pay homage to New England based architectural subjects, focusing on windows and doors. (Through September 28)

Miao Xiaochun: The Last Judgment in Cyberspace @ Woods Studio

Miao Xiaochun: The Last Judgment in Cyberspace @ Woods Studio

In God We Trust: Contemporary Chinese Christian Art @ Woods Studio, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson. A group show exploring the theme of Christianity in Chinese art today featuring Miao Xiaochun, Cui Xiuwen, Gao Yuan, Li Qiang, Cao Yuanming and Daozi, among others. (Through September 30)

Works by VRNO @ Albany Barn

Works by VRNO @ Albany Barn

Color of The Mind – Living Walls @ Albany Barn, Albany. A look into the different techniques and the intrinsic value of the ways that color can shape your life featuring the works of Gregory Maxwell Dunn, VRNO and Javier Jiminez. (Through September 30)

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Works by Robert Gullie @ Lark Street BID

Pieces of Me: Heart to Hand @ Lark Street BID, Albany. Recent works by Robert Gullie, noted Nippertown collagist-photographer-surrealist. (Through September 30)

Gordon Chandler: GA-TN-AR-TX Buckhead (left) and Michael Eastman: Portrait, Havana @ Ferrin Gallery

Gordon Chandler: GA-TN-AR-TX Buckhead (left) and Michael Eastman: Portrait, Havana @ Ferrin Gallery

Beauty in Decay @ Ferrin Gallery, Pittsfield. Gordon Chandler’s solo exhibition featuring reclaimed metal sculpture installed as a trophy room and photography group show featuring Gregory Crewdson, Michael Eastman, Raymon Elozua, Susan Mikula Nicholas Whitman and Douglass Truth. Both exhibitions explore themes of beauty drawn from decaying surfaces, objects and structures.(Through October 1)

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)

XMALIA @ 18 Holden Street

XMALIA @ 18 Holden Street

XMALIA @ 18 Holden Street, North Adams. Drawings, video, objects, garments and photographs about human-animal relations and the phenomena of vanishing creatures, created by inter-disciplinary artist, musician and performer C. Ryder Cooley. Also on display are found-object dioramas by Dennis Herbert. (Through October 16)

Julia Morgan-Leamon: Tsunami @ Studio21South

Julia Morgan-Leamon: Tsunami @ Studio21South

Going Coastal @ studio21south, North Adams. A show about what goes on where water meets the land, that includes graphic prints of rock formations of Monhegan Island, Maine by Chatham artist Frank Curran juxtaposed with Thor Wickstrom’s oil interpretations of the same sites. Also featured are whimsical perspecitves on beach life by Williamstown artist Julia Morgan-Leamon and Eric March’s watercolors of Coney Island. Works by gallery artists will also continue to be on view, including Berkshire landscapes as well as scenes of North Adams and Tanglewood. (Through October 16)

Harold Lohner: Gathering @ Opalka Gallery

Harold Lohner: Attraction 3 @ Opalka Gallery

Harold Lohner: Gathering @ Opalka Gallery, Albany. Harold Lohner is a long-time mainstay of the Nippertown art scene, exhibiting extensively both locally and nationally. In addition, he’s also coordinator of the fine arts program at Sage College, the faculty advisor for the Little Gallery and a noted font designer. This exhibition will feature recent monographs, most of which were produced in the last 3 years and have not been previously shown. MoHu reception: Friday, October 14, 5-9pm. (Through October 16)

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 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)

Whiting Tennis: Coulda-Shoulda-Woulda @ Tang Teaching Museum

Whiting Tennis: Coulda-Shoulda-Woulda @ Tang Teaching Museum

Opener 22: Whiting Tennis @ Tang Teaching Museum, Saratoga Springs. The first solo museum show for Seattle-based artist Whiting Tennis includes sculpture, painting, drawing, and collage from the past twelve years as well as several new paintings and outdoor sculptures. (Through December 30)

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)

Jay Connaway: Trouble @ The Arkell Museum

Jay Connaway: Trouble @ The Arkell Museum

Rising From the Sea: The Art of Jay Hall Connaway @ The Arkell Museum, Canajoharie. Works inspired by both the coastline of Monhegan Island and the landscape of Vermont by Impressionist painter Jay Connaway . (Through May 22, 2012)

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