ArtBeat: What To See


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Eunjeong Lee: There is a Cloud Floating in This Sheet of Paper @ Masters on Main Street in Catskill

Eunjeong Lee: There is a Cloud Floating in This Sheet of Paper @ Masters on Main Street in Catskill

Masters on Main Street (Round 3) @ Greene County Council on the Arts, Catskill. Ten storefront installations pop up along Catskill’s Main Street with participation from students and alumni of the San Francisco Art Institute, New York University’s Steinert School of the Arts, East Carolina University, SUNY New Paltz, University of Massachusetts Amherst, The College of Saint Rose, Cal Arts, Hunter College and Columbia University. Opens: Saturday, October 22, 4pm. (Through December 31)

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Land+Scape @ Saratoga Clay Arts Center

Land+Scape @ Saratoga Clay Arts Center

National Invitational Exhibition @ The Saratoga Clay Arts Center Schacht Gallery, Schuylerville. Work that references, considers or interprets the physical natural world while representing a full range of technical approaches in ceramics. Participating artists include Charles Timm-Ballard, Craig Clifford, David Katz, Dylan J. Beck, Joe Page, Jonathan Mess, Keith Renner, Kristin Schimik, Kristina Stafford, Laura Primozic, Matthew Ziemke, Tabbatha Henry and Ying-Yueh Chuang. Opening reception: Saturday, October 22, 5-7pm. (Through December 1)

Hybrid @ Kleinert/James Arts Center

Hybrid @ Kleinert/James Arts Center

Hybrid @ Kleinert/James Arts Center, Woodstock. Works that hover between abstraction and representation by Squeak Carnwath, Don Christensen, Michael Mazur, Patricia Spergel, Eleanor White, Rachael Wren and Ion Zupcu. Opening reception: Saturday, October 22, 4-6pm. (Through November 27)


Last Chance To See

Works by Ann Wolf and Ken Ragsdale @ HVCC Teaching Gallery

Works by Ann Wolf and Ken Ragsdale @ HVCC Teaching Gallery

From the Center of Our World: Ann Wolf and Ken Ragsdale @ HVCC Teaching Gallery, Troy. An exhibition of works that explore ideas of memory, reality and personal myth. Ann Wolf’s small colorful gouache paintings combine her background as a pattern designer with an exploration of her recollections and imaginings about growing up on her family’s large upstate New York farm, while photographer Ken Ragsdale re-imagines childhood memories as cut paper dioramas that then serve as photographic models. (Through October 22)

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. (Through October 22)

Works by Steven Hazard (detail of an etching) @ Clement Gallery

Works by Steven Hazard (detail of an etching) @ Clement Gallery

Myth in Metaphor: The Etchings of Steven Hazard @ Clement Gallery, Troy. Steven Hazard’s finely detailed etchings are rich in allegory and imagination. (Through October 26)


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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)

Linda Cross: Taghkanic Creek @ Carrie Haddad Gallery

Linda Cross: Taghkanic Creek @ Carrie Haddad Gallery

Natural History @ Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson. Sculptor Linda Cross works from the landscape, particularly citing geology and archaeology, creating rock formations out of found objects, recycled detritus, paper and paint. Her wall reliefs cling to the wall as very naturalistic sites, many of them familiar places in Columbia County such as Buckley’s Corners and Taghanic Creek. Also on display: mixed media paintings by Ragellah Rourke and linear color paintings by Ralph Stout. (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)

Nick Patten: Morning Shadows @ Harrison Gallery

Nick Patten: Morning Shadows @ Harrison Gallery

Nick Patten @ Harrison Gallery, Williamstown. Hudson Valley artist Nick Patten works from photographs to create dreamlike paintings that focus on light, surface and emptiness.(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)

Bojune Kwon: The Neurosis in the City 6 (Brooklyn Bridge) @ Davis Orton Gallery

Bojune Kwon: The Neurosis in the City 6 (Brooklyn Bridge) @ Davis Orton Gallery

Street Photography / Surveillance @ Davis Orton Gallery, Hudson. Photographs that examine cities: Tomoko Daido’s black and white images, made with both a medium format camera and a plastic camera, and Bojune Kwon’s works in color, digitally built from hundreds of individual exposures. Also on view: portfolios by Gary Duehr and Susan A. Barnett.(Through November 3)

Sara Jane Roszak: Flower Form @ John Davis Gallery

Sara Jane Roszak: Flower Form @ John Davis Gallery

Sara Jane Roszak: New Work @ John Davis Gallery, Hudson. Also on view: sculpture by Bruce Gagnier, constructions by Linda Mussmann, drawings by Jen P. Harris, paintings by Osamu Kobayashi and Meg Carlon as well as Gillian Jagger’s elevator shaft installation. (Through November 6)

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)

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. (Through November 11)

Works by Roy W. Stevens (left) and Emma Dodge Hanson @ Saratoga Arts

Works by Roy W. Stevens (left) and Emma Dodge Hanson @ Saratoga Arts

Frame Story: The Narrative Within @ Saratoga Arts, Saratoga Springs. Photographer Roy W. Stevens focuses on the culture as well as the intensely personal aspects of manufacturing and construction, while photographer Emma Dodge Hanson recounts the lives and stories of veterans from the battle of Stalingrad. (Through November 12)

Brandi Merolla: Listen @ Greene County Council on the Arts

Brandi Merolla: Listen @ Greene County Council on the Arts

Monsters and Masks @ Greene County Council on the Arts, Catskill. A group show of symbolic, psychological, spiritual and poetic incarnations of personal and private demons and monsters. Also on display is a memorial exhibition of prints and drawings by Konnik depicting symbolic figures of heaven and hell. (Through November 19)

Image from "Leslie's Illustrated Civil War" - Dress Parade and Review of the First South Carolina (Colored) Volunteers @ Mandeville Gallery

Image from "Leslie's Illustrated Civil War" - Dress Parade and Review of the First South Carolina (Colored) Volunteers @ Mandeville Gallery

Illustrating The War: Selected Engravings from Harper’s Weekly and Leslie’s Illustrated Civil War @ Mandeville Gallery, Schenectady. In connection with the 150th anniversary of the civil war, this exhibition includes over 50 prints that chronicle the war and its many participants. (Through November 20)

Works by Kamil Vojnar @ Galerie BMG

Works by Kamil Vojnar @ Galerie BMG

Kamil Vojnar: Flying Blind @ Galererie BMG, Woodstock. Mixed media photographs by Czech artist Kamil Vojnar, who works intuitively to build multiple laters of imagery using different photographs and textures. (Through November 28)

Works by Bill Griffith @ BCB Art

Works by Bill Griffith @ BCB Art

Are We Having Art Yet? @ BCB Art, Hudson. Selected drawings 1978-2011 by Bill Griffith, creator of the syndicated comic strip Zippy The Pinhead, published daily by over 200 newspapers and websites. (Through December 4)

Kate Greenaway:  Hush-a-Bye, Baby

Kate Greenaway: Hush-a-Bye, Baby

Draw Me A Story @ The Hyde Collection, Glens Falls. Originating from the Cartoon Art Museum in San Francisco, California, an exhibit of works by 41 artists presents both unique works of art and thirteen books in a journey through the history of children’s book illustrators and illustration techniques. Among the award-winning artist/illustrators included in the exhibition are Randolph Caldecott, Jules Feiffer, Kate Greenaway, Sarah Noble Ives, Maurice Sendak, William Steig, and Chris Van Allsburg. (Through December 4)

Works by David Gerbstadt @ Viewpoint  Gallery

Works by David Gerbstadt @ Viewpoint Gallery

David Gerbstadt: Recent Works @ Viewpoint Gallery, Schenectady. David Gerbstadt has been immersed in making art all his life, and not even being hit and nearly killed by a tractor trailer four years ago is slowing him down. (Through December 9)

Michael Oatman: Smarmageddon @ University Art Museum

Michael Oatman: Smarmageddon @ University Art Museum

After School Special: The 2011 Alumni Show @ University Art Museum, University at Albany. A large, wide-ranging exhibit of over 100 works by 72 alumni artists including Serdar Arat, Justin Baker, Donald Bartholomay, Liz Blum, Andrew Boardman, Roberto Bocci, Judith Braun, Luca Buvoli, Christian Carson, Brian Caverly, James Charlton, Brian Cirmo, Dawn Clements, Gigi Cohen, Colleen Cox, Page Darrow, Linda Dennis, Sara Di Donato, Alex Dunwoodie, Nancy Engel, Benjamin Entner, Anthony Faiola, Abraham Ferraro, Maryann Ficker, Tara Fracalossi, Randall Friedman, J.C. Garrett, Michael Gaynes, Rakefet Gilad, Ben Godward, Allen Grindle, Gwen Gugell, John Hampshire, Israel Hershberg, Doug Holst, Aaron Holz, Judith Hugentobler, Kim Hugo, Marta Jaremko, Peter Jogo, Gayle Johnson, Larry Kagan, Adrienne Klein, Thomas Lail, Jude Lewis, P. Lipman, Phil Lonergan, Ingrid Ludt, Mark Miller, Sanford Mirling, Gerri Moore, Brant Moorefield, Lillian Mulero, Gail Nadeau, Michael Oatman, Matthew Peebles, Steven Perkins, Ken Ragsdale, Tom Richard, G.G. Roberts, Lou Schellenberg, Michael Schuetz, Sandra Scolnik, David Shapiro, Rebecca Shepard, Jackie Skrzynski, Bruce Stiglich, Susan Stuart, Jake Winiski, Ann Wolf, Michele Wright, and Allen Yates Lecture and book signing by curator Ken Johnson: Monday, November 7, 7pm. (Through December 10)

Marie Triller: Ground Zero @ The Atrium Gallery

Marie Triller: Ground Zero @ The Atrium Gallery

Ten Years: Remembering 9/11 @ The Atrium Gallery, College of Saint Rose, Albany. On the heels of her recently published book, Ten Years: Remembering 9/11 (reviewed here and here), photographer Marie Triller exhibits 10 prints, one from each year of her annual pilgramage to photograph the site of the Twin Towers on the anniversary of 9/11. (Through December 11)

 Sean Hemmerle: Media Nodes @ The Sanctuary for Independent Media

Sean Hemmerle: Media Nodes @ The Sanctuary for Independent Media

Media Nodes @ The Sanctuary for Independent Media, Troy. Award-winning photographer Sean Hemmerle, in collaboration with the Columbia Journalism Review, took his camera into newsrooms around the country to investigate the interior landscape of a news industry in transition. (Through December 16)

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)

Works by Tim Buwalda @ Contemporary Artists Center

Works by Tim Buwalda @ Contemporary Artists Center

Dwell @ Contemporary Artists Center, Troy. Site-specific works that examine the intersection between art and the built environment with works by The Bridge Club, Timothy Buwalda, Peter Edwards, Brian Kane, Helena Slosar and Alex Young. Co-curated by Leah Rico and Michael Oatman, the exhbition touches on themes as diverse as dreamed utopias, the traces left behind by history, virtual place-marking, environmental stimuli, architecture, and sustainability. A series of related talks, films and events happen throughout the length of the exhibition.

Kiki Smith: Untitled (Harpies) @ Tang Teaching Museum and Gallery

Kiki Smith: Untitled (Harpies) @ Tang Teaching Museum and Gallery

I Myself Have Seen It: Photography and Kiki Smith @ The Tang Teaching Museum and Gallery, Saratoga Springs. The first comprehensive survey of photographic works by Kiki Smith, an artist best known for her sculpture, prints, and drawings, includes a series of installations incorporating large-scale photographs; photographic images realized in other media, such as prints and artist’s books; sculpture; video; and some 1,000 small snapshots running the length of the lower gallery walls. Artist dialogue: Thursday, November 3, 7pm. (Through December 30)

Living Walls: Broken Crow's mural on Spring Street in Albany (photo by Sebastien B)

Living Walls: Broken Crow's mural on Spring Street in Albany (photo by Sebastien B)

Living Walls @ various locations, Albany. While the conference is over, the murals live on. Sebastien recounts the story of the one on his house.

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)

Stephen Vitiello: All Those Vanished Engines @ MASS MoCA

Stephen Vitiello: All Those Vanished Engines @ MASS MoCA

All Those Vanished Engines @ MASS Moca, North Adams. Inspired by a text commissioned from science fiction author and local North Adams resident Paul Park, Stephen Vitiello’s sound installation in MASS MoCA’s former Boiler Plant (a cavernous early 20th-century brick and steel building that stands separate from the main galleries) reimagines the space as cover for a secret, experimental project exploring the industrial production of sound. The installation includes 20 sources of sound from multiple locations throughout the building using sound recordings from both off and on-site.

Jane Philbrick: The Expanded Field @ MASS MoCA

Jane Philbrick: The Expanded Field @ MASS MoCA

Jane Philbrick: The Expanded Field @ MASS MoCA, North Adams. An immersive 1.5-acre landscape consisting of a progressive sequence of site-specific elements, including The Asphalt Meadow, which transforms the back access road and disintegrating asphalt lots into a welcoming green space; The Rounds, made of rammed earth and dry stack stone; and The Body Pockets, planted with elfin thyme and cut into the diagonal slope of the three-tiered stonewall (formerly the foundation and retaining walls for a building razed in 2004.)

One Response to “ArtBeat: What To See”

  1. Eunjeong Lee says:

    Thanks for the mention.
    Come visit my work at Brik gallery at 473 Main street in Catskill.
    Opening today and on view through January.

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