ArtBeat: What To See


Opening:

Aline Smithson: Arrangement #3 @ Davis Orton Gallery

Aline Smithson: Arrangement #3 @ Davis Orton Gallery

Aline Smithson and Meg Birnbaum @ Davis Orton Gallery, Hudson. Aline Smithson’s photographic series, Arrangement in Green and Black, incorporates traditional darkroom techniques to which she has added the richness of hand painting. After Whistler’s Arrangement in Grey and Black No.1 (Whistler’s Mother), Smithson has posed her 85 year-old mother in 20 ensembles. Also on display are Meg Birnbaum’s documentary photographs of The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence as well as portfolio showcases by Caleb Cole and Susan Copich. Reception: Saturday, May 17, 6-8pm (Through June 22)

Works by J. Ann Eldridge @ Spencertown Academy Arts Center

Works by J. Ann Eldridge @ Spencertown Academy Arts Center

Off the Beaten Path: Prints by J. Ann Eldridge and Photographs by Bill Duffy @ Spencertown Academy Arts Center. New Hampshire-based artists J. Ann Eldridge and Bill Duffy are a husband and wife team whose artworks focus on aspects of the natural and human world that are often hidden or overlooked. Eldridge’s drawings and etchings are inspired by her gardening and land conservation work. Photographer Duffy, who is also a cartographer, is influenced by the people and places he encounters during his map-making work. Artists’ reception: Saturday, May 17, 4-6pm. (Through June 22)

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Alice Coulter: Entrapment @ Limner Gallery

Alice Coulter: Entrapment @ Limner Gallery

Art Biologic – Of Nature and Science @ Limner Gallery, Hudson. An exhibition that examines varied interpretations of the biological world, through nature and science, featuring 28 artists using a wide variety of media. Reception: Saturday, May 17, 5-7pm. (Through June 14)


Last Chance to See

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. (Through May 18)


Continuing:

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)

Paintings by Doris Simon @ 510 Warren Street Gallery

Paintings by Doris Simon @ 510 Warren Street Gallery

Doris Simon: My Inner Universe @ 510 Warren St Gallery, Hudson. (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)

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. (Through May 26)

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. (Through May 28)

Carol Gobin: Nathaniel Parson's House and Gail Sauter: Old Friends @ The Harrison Gallery

Carol Gobin: Nathaniel Parson’s House and Gail Sauter: Old Friends @ The Harrison Gallery

Paintings by Carol Gobin & Gail Sauter @ The Harrison Gallery, Williamstown. Opening reception: Saturday, May 3, 5-7pm. (Through May 30)

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. (Through May 31)

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)

Works by Julie Chase @ The Open Studio

Works by Julie Chase @ The Open Studio

New Offspring @ The Open Studio, Catskill. Kachina-inspired cloth dolls by Julie Chase, made with a mix of found fabrics and covered in an array of talismans and charms. Also on display are ceramic works by Dina Bursztyn and new assemblages in the collection of The ArTchaeological Museum. (Through May 31)

Works by Yuni Kim Lang @ Siena Gallery

Works by Yuni Kim Lang @ Siena Gallery

Yuni Kim Lang @ Siena Gallery, Lenox. Yuni Kim Lang is a Michigan-based visual artist who creates sculptures, photographs and wearable art that explores themes of weight, mass, accumulation, hair and cultural identity. (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)

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. (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)

Leslie Peck: Lemons and Delft @ The Laffer Gallery

Leslie Peck: Lemons and Delft @ The Laffer Gallery

Four Seasons @ The Laffer Gallery, Glens Falls. Works by Leslie Peck and George Van Hook, both known for their power of observation in capturing nature’s subtle beauty and simplicity: Using strong contrasts in light and shadow, Peck searches for the poetic balance between the natural and the manmade, while Van Hook’s plein air works follows in the tradition of the impressionists. (Through June 4)

Paintings by Gabe Brown @  The Courthouse Gallery

Paintings by Gabe Brown @ The Courthouse Gallery

Gabe Brown: Open Sea Dark Land @ Courthouse Gallery, Lake George. Gabe Brown’s multilayered paintings combine a narrative of personal experience with colorful landscapes where geometric forms mix with the natural and man-made worlds of birds, ships and swirling teardrop rainbows. (Through June 6)

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)

Jeffrey Altman: Graffiti Courtyard @ The Photography Center of the Capital District

Jeffrey Altman: Graffiti Courtyard @ The Photography Center of the Capital District

Of Like Mind @ The Photography Center of the Capital District, Troy. From rusted trucks to plaza fireworks, two master photographers, Jeffrey Altman (1947–2012) and Jeffrey Perkins, view their worlds with like minds. (Through June 15)

Larry Webb: Green Space @ Thompson Giroux Gallery

Larry Webb: Green Space @ Thompson Giroux Gallery

As Above So Below @ Thompson Giroux Gallery, Chatham. Works by Peter Acheson, Martha Lloyd, Tony Martin and Larry Webb. (Through June 15)

Paintings by Diane Cournoyer  @ Good Purpose Gallery

Paintings by Diane Cournoyer @ Good Purpose Gallery

Diane Cournoyer @ Good Purpose Gallery, Lee. Paintings by Diane Cournoyer that investigate construction, shape and lyrical line. (Through June 16)

Martina Angela Müller: Wind in the Vines @ The Chatham Bookstore

Martina Angela Müller: Wind in the Vines @ The Chatham Bookstore

Martina Angela Müller: Small Works on Exhibit @ The Chatham Bookstore. Ghent artist Martina Angela Müller displays small works from her new series of oil paintings, a body of new work that is painted with nature, making the movements of wind and water visible on the canvas through a number of unusual ways of engaging the actual forces of wind and water. (Through June 31)

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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