ArtBeat: What To See


Opening:

Rita Bernstein: Before The Move @ Galerie BMG

Rita Bernstein: Before The Move @ Galerie BMG

PhotoEncaustics @ Galerie BMG, Woodstock. Works of fine art photography combined with the encaustic process featuring Leah Macdonald’s sensuous narratives of women, Rita Bernstein’s dream-like explorations of the complex mysteries of the human psyche, botanical compositions by Christa Kreeger Bowden, portraits by Hope Kahn and photomontage landscapes by Kara Taylor. Artists’ reception: Saturday, December 15, 5-7 pm. (Through February 11)

New York’s Goodwill Moon Rock @ The New York State Museum

New York’s Goodwill Moon Rock @ The New York State Museum

New York’s Goodwill Moon Rock @ The New York State Museum, Albany. Fragments of moon rock brought back to Earth by Apollo 17. In 1973, President Richard Nixon had fragments of the moon rock sent to all 50 U.S. states and provinces, as well as 135 foreign heads of state; these became known as the Goodwill moon rocks. Some of them are now missing, but New York’s go on display on Wednesday, December 19. (Through February 17)

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Linda Cross: Core Sample T and Stephen Walling: Roly Poly @ Carrie Haddad Gallery

Linda Cross: Core Sample T and Stephen Walling: Roly Poly @ Carrie Haddad Gallery

Sculpture @ Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson. A rare show focusing on the three-dimensional, with works by Stephen Walling, Linda Cross, Roger Phillips, Birgit Blyth, Joseph Maresca, and Amy Podmore. Artists’ reception: Saturday, December 15, 6-8pm. (Through January 20)

Works by Robert Lafond and Jaye Fox @ Studio 21South

Works by Robert Lafond and Jaye Fox @ Studio 21South

Four Seasons @ Studio 21South, North Adams. Landscapes by gallery artists, with the artwork rotating throughout the winter. (Through February 28)


Last Chance To See:

Works by Milton Glazer @ The Opalka Gallery

Works by Milton Glazer @ The Opalka Gallery

Milton Glaser: In Search of the Miraculous or One Things Leads to Another @ Opalka Gallery, Albany. This exhibition takes an in-depth look at the creative processes of one of the most influential graphic designers in the world, and celebrates the unpredictability of creative action. Also on view is The Posters: A Survey, a glimpse into the archives of Glaser’s highly lauded designs and illustrations. (Through December 14)

works by Sang Wook Lee @ Courthouse Gallery

Installation by Sang Wook Lee @ Courthouse Gallery

Sang Wook Lee @ Courthouse Gallery, Lake George. Skidmore professor Sang Wook Lee’s site specific installation using ramen noodles as his main artistic medium. (Through December 14)

Works by Julie Evans @ John Davis Gallery

Works by Julie Evans @ John Davis Gallery

Julie Evans @ John Davis Gallery, Hudson. Mixed media works by Julie Evans. Also on view are monotypes by Louise Fishman. (Through December 14)

Elena Lourenco: Many Tribulations of None (detail from installation) owned by Robert Parke Harrison @ The Schick Gallery

Elena Lourenco: Many Tribulations of None (detail from installation) owned by Robert Parke Harrison @ The Schick Gallery

The Muse at Home @ The Schick Art Gallery, Saratoga Springs. An exhibition of art from the personal collections of Skidmore arts faculty and staff that explores how and why we live with art and the many ways art inspires our work. Related exhibit text and programming also includes discussion of the history of art collecting, and the many motivations of those who collect art today. (Through December 16)

Duane Michals : Untitled (from

Duane Michals: Untitled (from The Indomitable Spirit Portfolio) @ Williams Museum College of Art

Cosmologies @ Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown. An exhibit that considers just a few of the many ways in which art can explore the complex themes of cosmological thought, including works by Kiki Smith, Vija Celmins, Thomas Ruff, Duane Michals, June Wayne, Bernard Cohen, Lynn Chadwick, Joseph Cornell, Wallace Berman, Adolph Gottlieb, Robert Rauschenberg, Vik Muniz and Barbara Takenaga. (Through December 16)


Continuing:

Sasha Chermayeff: Evening on the Creek @ BCB ART

Sasha Chermayeff: Evening on the Creek @ BCB ART

Landscapes And Their Changing Moods @ BCB ART, Hudson. New paintings by Sasha Chermayeff. Also on display will be photographs by Jef Bourgeau and John Foxx. (Through December 23)

John Whipple: Down By The River @ Davis Orton Gallery

John Whipple: Down By The River @ Davis Orton Gallery

Photobook!!2012 @ Davis Orton Gallery, Hudson. Twenty photobooks, featuring Brett Bell, Malcolm Brown, Robert Covington, Melissa Eder, Ellen Feldman, Elizabeth Fleming, Stewart Harvey, Michael Hunold, Jack LaForte, Jenna Lynch, Judith S. Miller, Jay Muhlin, Mathew O’Connell, Oliver Ogen, Martha Ormiston, Peter Riesett, Jacob Rivkin, Lito Vales, Stephen Strom, and John Whipple. (Through December 23)

Lawrence Berzon: Disappearance @ Limner Gallery

Lawrence Berzon: Disappearance @ Limner Gallery

Lawrence Berzon: A Compulsion for Beauty @ Limner Gallery. (Through December 30)

Petria Mitchell: Overlook River #10 @ Harrison Gallery

Petria Mitchell: Overlook River #10 @ Harrison Gallery

Riverscapes @ Harrison Gallery, Williamstown. Works by Jane Bloodgood-Abrams, John MacDonald, and Petria Mitchell. (Through December 31)

99 Cents and Up @ MCLA Gallery 5199 Cents and Up @ MCLA Gallery 51, North Adams. The gallery’s annual exhibition where all art is priced at 99¢ to $99.99. Participant artists: Yura Adams, John Breiner, Michael Vincent Bushy, Pam Buchanan, Danielle Christensen Laura Christensen, Andy Andrew, Claire Fox, Forrest Graham, Wayne Hopkins, Jennifer Huberdeau, Wendy James, Henry Klein, Julia Morgan, Melanie Mowinski, Mark Mulherrin, Dina Noto, Danny O, Kristen Parker, Marianne Petit, Sean Riley, Ben Ripley, Gail Sellers, Phil Sellers, Josh Simpson, Karin Stack, Christina Stott, Diane Sullivan, Ven Voisey, Dan Weissbrodt, Colleen Williams and Cathy Wysocki. (Through December 31)

Tasha Tudor: Illustration for a Christmas card (detail) @ The Fenimore Art Gallery

Tasha Tudor: Illustration for a Christmas card (detail) @ The Fenimore Art Gallery

Tasha Tudor: Around The Year @ Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown. An exhibit that illustrates the changing seasons and their special celebrations with over 100 outstanding examples of this beloved author and illustrator’s original art for children’s books and greeting cards. (Through December 31)

Julie Caspar Roth: The Veil @ Collarworks

Julie Caspar Roth: The Veil @ Collarworks

The Veil @ Collar Works Gallery, Troy. A solo exhibition by Julie Casper Roth, The Veil is a mix of documentary and fictional narrative video that grapples with issues of gender and sexual identity as they relate to Mormonism. The project stems from the artist’s interest in centralizing identities that exist on the peripheries of a defined mainstream.

Dance Masks of Guatemala @ The Folklife Gallery

Dance Masks of Guatemala @ The Folklife Gallery

Dance Masks of Guatemala: The Collection of Ed & Carmen Contento @ The Folklife Gallery, Glens Falls. Gallery talks/short films/dance demonstrations by Ed & Carmen Contento: Wednesday, October 17, 7-8pm and Thursday, November 29, 7-8pm. (Through December 31)

Jessyka Neitzel and Danielle Breitenbach: Vere Fiore @ The Albany Barn

Jessyka Neitzel and Danielle Breitenbach: Vere Fiore @ The Albany Barn

Deck OUT the Halls @ The Albany Barn. Local designers/artists Jessyka Neitzel and Danielle Breitenbach have collaborated to design a spring collection, VERE FIORE, which combines the softness of flowers and fabric with structure of branches and tailoring. VERE FIORE designs exhibited at Stage 1 will be available for purchase. The opening reception will also feature a musical performance by orchestra students from Arbor Hill Elementary School and Thomas O’Brien Academy of Science and Technology led by their instructor, Nan Blaufuss. (Through December 31)

Works by Anna Betbeze @ MASS MoCA

Works by Anna Betbeze @ MASS MoCA

Anna Betbeze: New Work @ MASS MoCA, North Adams. Using Greek Flokati carpets as a ground for a mix of pigments that range from brilliant to muddy, Anna Betbeze creates unexpectedly textural paintings that verge on the sculptural. (Through January 1, 2013)

Making Room: The Space Between Two & Three Dimensions @ MASS MoCA

Making Room: The Space Between Two & Three Dimensions @ MASS MoCA

Making Room: The Space Between Two & Three Dimension @ MASS MoCA, North Adams. Works by an international group of artists who combine two- and three-dimensional media in a single work using a marriage of new technology with more hand-crafted or out-of-date processes. By using traditional or analog media, these artists reflect a shared yearning for deceleration in the digital age and nostalgia for simpler technologies. Artists include Daniel Arsham and Jonah Bokaer, Dawn Clements, Inci Eviner, Claire Harvey, Laleh Khorramian, Kakyoung Lee, Chloë Østmo, Laura Riboli, and Luke Stettner.(Through January 2, 2013)

Jessy Park: Flat Iron Building (left) and works by Hoogs and Crawford @ Good Purpose Gallery

Jessy Park: Flat Iron Building (left) and works by Hoogs and Crawford @ Good Purpose Gallery

Visions on the Spectrum II @ Good Purpose Gallery, Lee. Acrylic paintings by self-taught artist Jessica Hillary Park. Also on view are blown glass works by Hoogs and Crawford. (Through January 2)

Bently Spang, The Modern Warrior Series: War Shirt #1 @ The Berkshire Museum

Bently Spang, The Modern Warrior Series: War Shirt #1 @ The Berkshire Museum

Rethink! American Indian Art @ The Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield. Contemporary works in a range of media and techniques, from video installations, contemporary basketry, and beadwork to ceramics, sculpture, and glass, by accomplished artists Marcus Amerman, Jeremy Frey, Teri Greeves, Diego Romero, Preston Singletary and Bently Spang. The exhibition also will include historic Native American art objects from Berkshire Museum’s permanent collections. (Through January 6)

The Annual 5x7 Holiday Fundraiser @ Kleinert/James Arts Center

The Annual 5×7 Holiday Fundraiser @ Kleinert/James Arts Center

13th Annual 5 by 7 Show @ Kleinert/James Arts Center, Woodstock. A major fundraising event for Byrdcliffe, the works are exhibited anonymously and each is sold for only $100. The opening night’s Preview Party is held in conjunction with the townwide Woodstock Open House. (Through January 6)

Upstate Artists 2012 Group Show @ The Laffer Gallery

Upstate Artists 2012 Group Show @ The Laffer Gallery

Upstate Artists 2012 Group Show @ The Laffer Gallery, Schulyerville. Works by over 20 local artists, curated by Elizabeth Dubben, former owner of the Amrose Sable Gallery in Albany and current Director of Exhibitions at Saratoga Arts in Saratoga. Featured artists include Ann Francey, Charles Bremer, Cheryl Horning, Chris DeMarco, David Aimone, Deborah Zlotsky, Donna Whiting Orlyk, Jenny Hutchinson, Jim Flosdorf, John Hampshire, Jon Gernon, Jon Segan, Laura Provo-Parker, Mary Ellen Riell, Matt Horner, Nick Patten, Peter Leue, Randi Kish, Robert Gullie, Russell Serrianne, Sandra Miller and Terry Conrad. (Through January 20)

Lily Furedi: Subway @ The New York State Museum

Lily Furedi: Subway @ The New York State Museum

1937: A New Deal For Artists @ The New York State Museum, Albany. During the Great Depression, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt promised a “new deal for the American people,” initiating government programs to foster economic recovery. Roosevelt’s pledge to help “the forgotten man” also embraced America’s artists. The Public Works of Art Project (PWAP) enlisted artists to capture “the American Scene” in works of art that would embellish public buildings across the country. They painted regional, recognizable subjects – ranging from portraits, to cityscapes and images of city life, to landscapes and depictions of rural life – that reminded the public of quintessential American values such as hard work, community and optimism. (Through January 20)

Gay Malin: State of Being @ Martinez Gallery

Gay Malin: State of Being @ Martinez Gallery

Elasticity and Metonymy @ Martinez Gallery, Troy. A one-person exhibition of recent work by sculptor and printmaker Gay Malin. (Through February 1)

Theodore Robinson: Josephine in the Garden @ The Arkell Museum

Theodore Robinson: Josephine in the Garden @ The Arkell

From Giverny to the Brooklyn Bridge: American Impressionist Paintings from the Arkell Collections @ The Arkell Museum, Canajoharie. Sun-dappled views of France and America by Childe Hassam, John Twachtman, Theodore Robinson, J. Alden Weir, and Edward Redfield are among the notable paintings in this exhibition. (Through February 2, 2013)

Alex Ross: Justice Vol. 1 Collection @ Norman Rockwell Museum

Alex Ross: Justice Vol. 1 Collection @ Norman Rockwell Museum

Heroes & Villains: The Comic Book Art of Alex Ross @ The Norman Rockwell Museum, Pittsfield. The first museum exhibition celebrating the artwork of Alex Ross features over 130 paintings, drawings, photographs and sculptures from Ross’s personal collection. The pieces range from a crayon drawing of Spider-Man that he created at the age of four to paintings from his early career on projects like Marvels and Kingdom Come through to his more recent work on Flash Gordon and Green Hornet. This exhibition outlines Ross’s career of redefining comic books and graphic novels for a new generation of followers of Superman, Batman, Spider-Man and other classic comic book superheroes. (Through February 24)

Photographs by Seneca Ray Stoddard @ The New York State Museum

Photographs by Seneca Ray Stoddard @ The New York State Museum

Seneca Ray Stoddard: Capturing the Adirondacks @ The New York State Museum, Albany. Works by Adirondack photographer and conservationist Seneca Ray Stoddard, who was instrumental in the establishment of the “forever wild” Adirondack Park, including over 100 of his photographs, an Adirondack guideboat, freight boat, camera, copies of his books and several of his paintings. (Through February 24)

Invisible Cities @ MASS MoCA

Diana Al-Hadid Gradiva: Fourth Wall, part of Invisible Cities @ MASS MoCA

Invisible Cities @ MASS MoCA, North Adams. Titled after Italo Calvino’s beloved book – which imagines Marco Polo’s vivid descriptions of numerous cities of a fading empire to Kublai Khan – the exhibition features the work of ten diverse artists who re-imagine urban landscapes both familiar and fantastical, exploring how our perceptions of place are shaped by personal influences as diverse as memory, desire, and loss, as well as by cultural forces such as history and the media. The show includes work by Lee Bul, Carlos Garaicoa, and Sopheap Pich, as well as major new commissions by Diana Al Hadid, Francesco Simeti, Miha Strukelj, and local artists Kim Faler and Mary Lum. (Through March 1, 2013)

Ammi Phillips, Mrs Goodrich and Child and Unknown Artist: Russian Icon @ Berkshire Museum

Ammi Phillips, Mrs Goodrich and Child and Unknown Artist: Russian Icon @ Berkshire Museum

Wink: Pairings From Berkshire Museum’s Collection @ Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield. Guest artist Maggie Mailer has organized an exhibition that features pairs of paintings, photography, and prints from the Berkshire Museum’s permanent collection. (Through March 31, 2013)

Lions and Tigers and Museums, Oh My! @ The Clark

Lions and Tigers and Museums, Oh My! @ The Clark


Lions and Tigers and Museums, Oh My! @ Kidspace @ The Clark. Inspired by Peter Paul Rubens’s enormous painting Tiger, Lion, and Leopard Hunt, visitors will explore many questions: Who will be victorious? Could this animal hunt really have happened – and did it? What events or personalities caused Rubens to paint this picture? What problems did Rubens encounter when painting such a big picture so very long ago? This exhibition will include a number of hands-on activities. (Through March 31)

Andrea Mortson (NB), You Are Loved @ MASS MoCA

Andrea Mortson: You Are Loved @ MASS MoCA

Oh, Canada @ MASS MoCA, North Adams. The largest survey of contemporary Canadian art ever produced outside Canada, this show features work by more than 60 artists who hail from every province and nearly every territory in the country, spanning multiple generations and working in all media. (Through April 1, 2013)

Nari Ward, We the People @ The Tang Teaching Museum

Nari Ward, We the People @ The Tang Teaching Museum

We The People @ The Tang Teaching Gallery, Saratoga Springs. An exhibition and event series that explores constitutions and how they act to create order, configure communities, and form a collective identity featuring Allison Smith, Francis Cape, and Nari Ward. (Through April 7)

Works by Alexandre Arrechea (top) and Yoandy Rizo Fiallo @ Art Omi

Works by Alexandre Arrechea (top) and Yoandy Rizo Fiallo @ Art Omi

Skyline Adrift: Cuban Art and Architecture @ Omi International Arts Center, Ghent.
Large-scale architectonic installations by Cuban architects Yilena Lourdes Feitó Echarri and Yoandy Rizo Fiallo and internationally renowned Cuban visual artists Alexandre Arrechea and Armando Mariño Calzado. (Through May, 2013)

François-Joseph Navez: Musical Group @ The Clark

François-Joseph Navez: Musical Group @ The Clark

Clark Remix @ The Clark, Williamstown. A salon-style installation of works from The Clark’s permanent collection, including some 80 paintings, 20 sculptures and 300 examples of decorative arts. Visitors will be able to create their own “curatorial remix” of the collection through an interactive project called uCurate, available in the gallery and on the Clark’s website and can then submit them to a gallery that will be featured at clarkart.edu. The Clark’s curatorial team will regularly review the submissions, and will select the best of these for exhibitions that will be presented at the Clark. (Through Jan. 1, 2014)

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