ArtBeat: What To See


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Marilyn Minter: Green Pink Caviar @ Kleinert/James Arts Center

Marilyn Minter: Green Pink Caviar @ Kleinert/James Arts Center

BASH An Exhibition in Two Parts @ Kleinert/James Arts Center, Woodstock. This two-part group exhibition, produced in association with MAXART, will feature recent works by emerging and internationally recognized contemporary artists, including Laurie Anderson, Ulla von Brandenburg, Olaf Breuning, Anetta Mona Chişa & Lucia Tkáčová, Heather Cook, John Giorno, William Hunt, Nick Mauss, Josephine Meckseper, Dieter Meier, Marilyn Minter, Wangechi Mutu, David Noonan, Mai-Thu Perret, Ugo Rondinone, Josh Smith, Mickalene Thomas, Rirkrit Tiravanija and Robert Wilson. Curated by Daniel Mason. Opening reception: Saturday, April 26, 4-6pm. Curator talk and tour: Saturday, April 26, 2014, 3-4pm. (Through May 26)

Yura Adams: Afternoon with Hook @ John Davis Gallery

Yura Adams: Afternoon with Hook @ John Davis Gallery

Yura Adams: Paintings @ John Davis Gallery, Hudson. Recent oil paintings by Yura Adams. Opening reception: Saturday, April 26, 6-8pm. (Through May 18)

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Meliti Kontogiorgi: Pasta @ The Foundry for Art Design + Culture

Meliti Kontogiorgi: Pasta @ The Foundry for Art Design + Culture

Meliti Kontogiorgi @ The Foundry for Art Design + Culture, Cohoes. Meliti Kontogiorgi investigates how relations of power and violence interfere in shaping identity, reducing them to absurd constructions in order to contradict and cancel the status of the representation itself. Artist reception: Saturday, April 26, 6-9pm. (Through June 1)

N. Christopher Rigney: Abandoned @ Woodstock School of Art

N. Christopher Rigney: Abandoned @ Woodstock School of Art

The Print Show @ Woodstock School of Art. 46 hand pulled prints selected by Woodstock printmakers Karen Whitman and Richard Pantell will be on display. Opening reception Saturday, April 26, 3-5pm. (Through May 31)

Dust to Dust @ Clement Art Gallery

Dust to Dust @ Clement Art Gallery

Dust to Dust: Artists in Pastel @ Clement Art Gallery, Troy. Fourteen artists working in pastel: Constance Alexander, Connie Dodge, David Francis, Laura Garramone, Carolyn Justice, Julia Lesnichy, Leo Loomie, Michelle Mrowka, Jerolyn Ouimet, Corey Pitkin, Margaret Reed, Mary Ellen Riell, Takeyce Walter and Jim Richard Wilson. Opening reception: Friday April 25, 6-9pm (Through May 28)

Works by Ragellah Rourke and Eden Compton @ Sorelle Gallery

Works by Ragellah Rourke and Eden Compton @ Sorelle Gallery

Heart of Art @ Sorelle Gallery, Albany. New work by Eden Compton (pastels and oils) and Ragellah Rourke (mixed media). Opening reception Friday, April 25, 5-7pm. (Through May 8)

Also Noted:

One Night Only: A Collection Exhibition @ Photography Center of the Capital District, Troy. Sculptures, paintings, and photographs from local and international artists through the decades will be for sale. Friday, April 25, 5-9pm. (one night only)


Last Chance to See

Works by Robin Arnold @ Collar Works

Works by Robin Arnold @ Collar Works

Botany / 808s @ Collar Works Gallery, Troy. New work by Robin Arnold, inspired by botanical phenomena, from the hidden dynamics of a tiny seed to larger ecosystems. (Through April 27)

Photographs by Zanele Muholi @ Williams College Museum of Art

Photographs by Zanele Muholi @ Williams College Museum of Art

Zanele Muholi @ Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown. Internationally recognized South African photographer and visual activist Zanele Muholi bears witness to the experiences of black lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, and intersexed (LGBTI) individuals from South Africa and other African countries. In a social context in which homosexuality is often perceived as un-African and an affront to national identity, her photographs provide affirming depictions of same-sex intimacy and desires. In this exhibition, three of the artist’s widely acclaimed photographic series are joined with documentary footage created by Ikanyiso, a media collective founded by Muholi in 2009 to further confront discrimination and broaden the visual representation of black queer life. (Through April 27)

Christie Scheele: Mountain Fields @ Albert Shahinian Fine Art

Christie Scheele: Mountain Fields @ Albert Shahinian Fine Art

17th Anniversary Salon & Annual Collectors Sale @ Albert Shahinian Fine Art, Rhinebeck. (Through April 27)

Gail Giles: From The Bridge I @ The Chatham Bookstore

Gail Giles: From The Bridge I @ The Chatham Bookstore

Gail Giles: Pathways & Waterways @ The Chatham Bookstore. A series of large charcoal drawings, done on-site as well as in the studio, mostly from inspiration at the Hudson River’s edge. (Through April 27)

Donna Moylan: Blue Chief @ Thompson Giroux Gallery

Donna Moylan: Blue Chief @ Thompson Giroux Gallery

CIVILIZATION @ Thompson Giroux Gallery, Chatham. Works by Irving Kriesberg and Donna Moylan. (Through April 27)

Works by Sarah Holub Schrom @ Albany Barn

Works by Sarah Holub Schrom @ Albany Barn

Entropy @ Albany Barn, Albany. Paintings by Sarah Holub Schrom. (Through April 30).

Works by George Guarino @ Spectrum 8 Theatres

Works by George Guarino @ Spectrum 8 Theatres

When Parts Become Whole @ Spectrum Theatre Art Space, Albany. George Guarino continues his exploration of consciousness with his signature triptych artworks, this time as shallow box collage pieces.(Through April 30)

Rudy Lu: The Clearwater @ Niche Gallery

Rudy Lu: The Clearwater @ Niche Gallery

Hudson Celebration @ the Niche Gallery, Saratoga Springs. An exhibition of fine art photography by Nippertown’s own Rudy Lu as well as artwork by Frances Gaffney, Patricia MacDonald, Matt Chinian and Kitty Trimarco. The show is a benefit for the Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, an organization that works tirelessly to preserve the Hudson River and educate a new generation of environmental leaders. . (Through April 30)


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Anita Kunz: I Will Not Be Silenced @ Schick Art Gallery

Anita Kunz: I Will Not Be Silenced @ Schick Art Gallery

Graphic Advocacy: International Posters for the Digital Age, 2001-2012 @ Schick Art Gallery, Saratoga Springs. Advocacy posters by artists from around the world on topics ranging from environmental degradation to dirty politics to human rights. (Through May 2)

AVIARY (reimagined) @ Various locations in Catskill

AVIARY (reimagined) @ Various locations in Catskill

AVIARY (reimagined) @ 404 Main Street and Bridge Street Theatre, Catskill. After being suspended in the rotunda of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum on the occasion of the Works and Process 30th anniversary gala, artist Jason Hackenworth‘s large scale installation, AVIARY, made of over 6000 balloons and measuring 35′ tall x 29′ in diameter, travels upstate to be re-imagined and installed throughout the Village of Catskill. (Through May 3)

Works by Ariana Kolins @ Lapham Gallery

Works by Ariana Kolins @ Lapham Gallery

Intrinsic Forms @ Lapham Gallery, Glens Falls. Abstract forms with a decorative element by Laura Cannamela, Anna Chupa, Ariana Kolins and Barbara Melville. (Through May 9)

Aliene de Souza Howell: The Tomorrow Forest Installation @ Mandeville Gallery

Aliene de Souza Howell: The Tomorrow Forest Installation @ Mandeville Gallery

In The Forest @ Mandeville Gallery, Schenectady. Aliene de Souza Howell’s work examines our interactions with each other, the objects we use and the natural world through humor, personal stories, imagination and conscious observation of how we effect our environment. In addition to this solo exhibition, de Souza Howell will also be the first artist to partake in the Art Installation Series in the Schaffer Library Learning Commons, an effort to shift the visual arts from a gallery setting and into a public space. Students, staff, faculty and the public will be able to view the artist at work in the library, observe the creative process in real time, and informally interact with her as she creates. Art installation dates: Monday, March 31- Thursday, April 3. Artist talk: Friday, April 4, 12:55-1:45pm. (Through May 11)

Berkshire Collects at the Berkshire Museum

Berkshire Collects at the Berkshire Museum

Berkshire Collects @ Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield. Forty Berkshire County residents share their passionate pursuit of every imaginable kind of object, from rare motorcycles to wind-up toys, exotic insects, vintage guitars, antique toasters, Pez dispensers, and a host of other artifacts and memorabilia. (Through May 11)

Winter Light @ The Hyde Collection

Winter Light @ The Hyde Collection

Winter Light: Selections from the Collection of Thomas Clark @ The Hyde Collection, Glens Falls. A selection of approximately twenty winter landscape paintings including works by Aldro Thompson Hibbard, Hobart Nichols, Ernest Lawson, Arthur James Emery Powell, Arthur Clifton Goodwin and Walter Koeniger. (Through May 11)

Robert Moran: Underwood @ John Davis Gallery

Robert Moran: Underwood @ John Davis Gallery

Robert Moran: Relics and Stephen Welch: Material World @ John Davis Gallery, Hudson. Photographer Robert Moran creates portraits of everyday objects, once relied upon and now obsolete. David Welch constructs and photographs the monuments and totems he builds in response to our contemporary consumerist milieu. Also on view are portfolio showcases of Walter Crump and Andrea Rosenthal. (Through May 12)

Paulo Nazareth: Untitled @ Hessel Museum of Art

Paulo Nazareth: Untitled @ Hessel Museum of Art

Footnotes @ CCS Bard/Hessel Museum of Art, Annandale-on-Hudson. An exhibition of works from the CCS Bard Hessel Museum, co-curated by the class of 2015 MA candidates, that rethink the relationship between title, text and footnote. Artists include: Janine Antoni, David Altmejd, Barbara Bloom, Moyra Davey, Keith Edmier, Olafur Eliasson, VALIE EXPORT, Saul Fletcher, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Mona Hatoum, Alfredo Jaar. An-My Lê. Paulo Nazareth, Gabriel Orozco, Pipilotti Rist, Martha Rosler. Daniela Rossell. Mika Rottenberg. Frances Stark and Thomas Struth. Also on display is Deviance Credits, thirteen exhibitions and projects curated by second-year students in its graduate program in curatorial studies and contemporary art. (Through May 25)

Wendell Minor: Look to the Stars @ Norman Rockwell Museum

Wendell Minor: Look to the Stars @ Norman Rockwell Museum

Wendell Minor’s America @ Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge. Award-winning illustrator Wendell Minor drew his way through childhood in Aurora, Illinois, inspired by America’s heartland and the richly illustrated magazines that were so much a part of life at the time. Determined to forge a career as an artist, he sold his beloved 1955 Chevy to pursue his studies at the Ringling School of Art and Design in Florida, and moved to New York in 1968, with little more than his portfolio in hand. Since then, his striking visual narratives and elegant designs have appeared on nearly two thousand book covers and more than fifty children’s books. This exhibition celebrates the artist’s four-decade career,with more than 150 artworks gleaned from his expansive visual chronicles, and commentary reflecting on his collaborations with prominent authors, scientists, and historians.. (Through May 26)

Drawings by Jim Torok @ Art Omi

Drawings by Jim Torok @ Art Omi

Jim Tovok: Drawings @ OMI International Arts Center, Ghent. Deploying a personal narrative that allows the viewer to empathize and laugh along, Torok comments on a myriad of topics such as: the inner workings of the art world, politics, the life of an artist, everyday events, and occasional self-doubt. Reception and artist’s talk: Saturday, April 5, 2-5pm. (Through May 31)

Works by Kristina Paabus, Dara Alter, Susan Meyer and Siobhan McBride @ The Arts Center, Saratoga Springs

Works by Kristina Paabus, Dara Alter, Susan Meyer and Siobhan McBride @ The Arts Center, Saratoga Springs

Imaginary Worlds @ Saratoga Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. Paintings and sculpture by Dara Alter, Siobhan McBride, Susan Meyer and Kristina Paabus that reimagine the physical, transcendental and utopian properties of the world we live in. (Through May 31)

Julian LaVerdiere: Lost Cornerstone @ The Tang

Julian LaVerdiere: Lost Cornerstone @ The Tang

One Work @ The Tang Museum, Saratoga Springs. A selection of large-scale artwork in the Tang collection that showcase a range of approaches to subject matter and media including painting, photography, sculpture, and installation. The artists include David Brooks, James Esber, Elger Esser, Anya Kielar, Julian LaVerdiere, Katy Schimert, Jonathan Seliger and Beverly Semmes. (Through June 1)

Lionel Gilbert: Blue on the Side and William Bond Walker: Studio Carousel @ Carrie Haddad Gallery

Lionel Gilbert: Blue on the Side and William Bond Walker: Studio Carousel
@ Carrie Haddad Gallery

Under the Influence (of the New York School) @ Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson. Works of Abstract Expressionism by Lionel Gilbert, Judith Lindbloom, Russell De Young and William Bond Walker. Reception: Saturday, April 26, 6-8pm. (Through June 1)

The Mystery of the Albany Mummies @ Albany Institute of History and Art

The Mystery of the Albany Mummies @ Albany Institute of History and Art

The Mystery of the Albany Mummies @ Albany Institute of History and Art. An investigation of two ancient Egyptian mummies and their coffins, one dating from the 21st Dynasty and the other from the Ptolemaic Period, acquired by the Institute in 1909. (Through June 8,)

Works by  Murray Tinkelman @ Norman Rockwell Museum

Works by Murray Tinkelman @ Norman Rockwell Museum

Baseball, Rodeos and Automobiles: The Art of Murray Tinkelman @ Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge. Works by award-winning illustrator Murray Tinkelman exploring themes of baseball, rodeos, classic cars and other subjects. (Through June 15)

Gayle Wells Mandle and Julia Mandle: Study for a Monument @ The Tang

Gayle Wells Mandle and Julia Mandle: Study for a Monument @ The Tang

Alumni Invitational @ The Tang, Saratoga Springs. The fourth in a series that features a group of Skidmore alumni artists working at the cutting edge of contemporary art, this exhibition celebrates the vibrant creative energy of four Skidmore graduates that span fifty-years and a diverse range of media: Gayle Wells Mandle (installation), Grace DeGennaro (paintings), Nicole Parcher (paintings) and Courtney Mattison (ceramic sculpture). (Through June 15)

Nick Albertson: One-Hundred Count @ Center for Photography at Woodstock

Nick Albertson: One-Hundred Count @ Center for Photography at Woodstock

Nick Albertson: One Hundred Count @ The Center for Photography at Woodstock. Drawing from various household objects and office supplies, Chicago-based artist Nick Albertson strips everyday objects of their functional purpose and arranges them to create visceral experiences. Items with seemingly little visual intrigue are arranged so as to have a powerful aesthetic impact. (Through June 15)

Photography Now 2014  @ Center for Photography at Woodstock

Photography Now 2014 @ Center for Photography at Woodstock

Photography Now 2014 @ The Center for Photography at Woodstock. Juried by Julie Grahame, a group exhibition by eight international artists who approach the medium of photography in a wide range of directions: Linda Alterwitz, Marcus DeSieno, Natan Dvir, Romy Eijckmans, Thomas Jackson, Jung S. Kim, William Miller and Farideh Sakhaeifar. (Through June 15)

Anselm Kiefer:  Étroits sont les Vaisseaux (Narrow are the Vessels) @ MASS MoCA

Anselm Kiefer: Étroits sont les Vaisseaux (Narrow are the Vessels) @ MASS MoCA

Anselm Kiefer @ MASS MoCA, North Adams. MASS MoCA opens a 10,000 square-foot building devoted to the art of Anselm Kiefer. The exhibition will include Étroits sont les Vaisseaux (Narrow are the Vessels), an 82-foot long, undulating wave-like sculpture made of cast concrete, exposed rebar, and lead; The Women of the Revolution (Les Femmes de la Revolution) , comprised of more than twenty lead beds with photographs and wall text; Velimir Chlebnikov , a steel pavilion containing 30 paintings dealing with nautical warfare and inspired by the quixotic theories of the Russian mathematical experimentalist Velimir Chlebnikov; and a new, large-format commission created by the artist specifically for the installation at MASS MoCA.

The Dying of the Light: Film as Medium and Metaphor @ MASS MoCA

The Dying of the Light: Film as Medium and Metaphor @ MASS MoCA

The Dying of the Light: Film as Medium and Metaphor @ MASS MoCA, North Adams. A mix of atmospheric, documentary and sculptural works, this exhibition features the work of 6 artists — Rosa Barba, Matthew Buckingham, Tacita Dean, Rodney Graham, Lisa Oppenheim and Simon Starling — who capitalize on film’s particular visual, material, aural and even metaphoric characteristics.

Ceramic heads by Sergei Isupov @ Albany International Airport Gallery

Large sculpted ceramic heads by Sergei Isupov @ Albany International Airport Gallery

Body Language @ Albany International Airport Gallery, Colonie. A group show of eleven artists whose work focuses on the human figure and its expressions: Darcie Abbatiello, Melanie Baker, Leona Christie, Brian Cirmo, Sean Hovendick, Sergei Isupov, Paul Miyamoto, Robert & Shana ParkeHarrison, Amy Podmore, Lin Price. (Through September 7)

Darren Waterston: Uncertain Beauty @ MASS MoCA

Darren Waterston: Uncertain Beauty @ MASS MoCA

Darren Waterston: Uncertain Beauty @ MASS MoCA, North Adams. Painter Darren Waterston’s installation Filthy Lucre — the centerpiece of Uncertain Beauty — is a contemporary re-imagining of James McNeill Whistler’s 1876 decorative masterpiece Harmony in Blue and Gold: The Peacock Room, reconstructed as a sumptuous ruin. Inside, viewers will find Waterston’s re-interpretations of Whistler’s paintings, along with stalactite-like ceiling fixtures and crumbling shelving replete with 250 hand-painted ceramic vessels. Glaze will appear to ooze down the wall, and the shimmering central peacock mural will partially melt into the floor in a puddle of gold. A soundscape featuring voice and cello composed by the New York-based trio BETTY will be heard intermittently through the space, punctuating the silence with hauntingly beautiful reverberations. The installation hints at parallels between the excesses and inequities of the Gilded Age and the social and economic disparities of our own time. At the same time, the work raises questions about patronage and the relationships between artists, collectors, and institutions. Opens Saturday, March 8. Opening reception: Saturday, March 29, 5-7pm. Performance by Filthy Lucre soundscape composers, BETTY: Saturday, March 22, 8pm. Artist talk: Thursday, August 7, 6pm. Panel discussion presented in partnership with The Mount: Thursday, August 28, 6pm (Through February 1, 2015)

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