ArtBeat: What To See


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Street Signs - Urban Art @ Albany Barn

Street Signs – Urban Art @ Albany Barn

Street Signs- Urban Art @ Albany Barn Stage 1, Albany. A group exhibition of street art featuring Sandy Dovberg, Jim Miller, Frank Smith, Oliver Peters, Kimberly Gailard, Sandy Pratt, Nicole DeSantis, Martin Bannan, Sarah Holub Schrom, Peter Amarosa, Ed O’Connell and Stan Vaitas and featuring a live spray paint installation by Sarah Holub Schrom. Reception: Friday, June 6, 5-9pm (Albany First Friday). (Through June 30)

Mike + Doug Starn: Bambú Shots @ Byrdcliffe Kleinert/James Center for the Arts

Mike + Doug Starn: Bambú Shots @ Byrdcliffe Kleinert/James Center for the Arts

Mike + Doug Starn: Bambú Shots @ Byrdcliffe Kleinert/James Center for the Arts, Woodstock. An ongoing installation that has seen incarnations on the roof of the Metropolitan Museum, at the Venice Biennale and other venues, this exhibition combines 11 large-scale photographs by the Starns and an installation of nearly 100 smaller images of the project at the Metropolitan Museum of Art as well as video and several actual bamboo structures. Closing party with the artists: Saturday, July 12, 4-6pm. (Through July 13)

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Works by Franz West @ Williams College Museum of Art

Works by Franz West @ Williams College Museum of Art

Franz West @ Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown. Franz West (Austrian, 1947-2012) is known for willfully un-serious, non-ideological and sometimes mischievously erotic mixed-media drawings, sculptures and furniture. Intentionally crude collages combine awkwardly isolated figures from magazine ads with slapdash coats of thick paint and representations of the artist’s own sculptures. This exhibition is presented in conjunction with the Hall Art Foundation’s installation of West’s monumental outdoor sculpture Les Pommes d’Adam at MASS MoCA.

Jeff Briggs: Silent Spring @ Carrie Haddad Gallery

Jeff Briggs: Silent Spring @ Carrie Haddad Gallery

Nurture Nature @ Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson. New paintings by Jeff Briggs, photographs by Jerry Freedner and works by Kim McLean. The shared theme dances around the subject of nature, its many forms and the effects of human influence. Artists’ reception: Saturday, June 7, 6-8pm. (Through July 13)

(left) Gina Occhiogrosso: Just Keep Going and Susan Meyer: Vinyl @ Esther Massry Gallery

(left) Gina Occhiogrosso: Just Keep Going and Susan Meyer: Vinyl @ Esther Massry Gallery

Art + Design 2014 Faculty Show @ Esther Massry Gallery, Albany. Participating faculty are Ann Breaznell, Anne Hobday, Chris St. Cyr and Jessica Loy, graphic design; Jeanne Flanagan, gallery director; Scott Brodie and Ben Schwab, drawing and painting; Kris Corso Tolmie, printmaking; Paul Mauren, sculpture; Rob O’Neil and Tom Santelli, photography; Gina Occhiogrosso and Susan Meyer, foundations. Additional faculty include Brian Cirmo, Chris De Marco, Abraham Ferraro, Andrea Hersh, Sharon Siegel and Marian Sullivan Chilson. Receptions: Friday, June 6, 5-7pm and Friday, September 5, 5-7pm. (Through September 20)

Paintings by David Miller @ Saratoga Arts Center

Paintings by David Miller @ Saratoga Arts Center

David Miller: Mapping the Mind @ Saratoga Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. Paintings about the phenomenon of time and how it relates to gravity with whimsical shapes, marks and colors expressing visual, emotional, sociological or text-based events. Opens Saturday, June 7. Artist discussion ad reception: Saturday, June 14, 4:30-7pm. (Through July 26)

Winslow Homer: Flirting on the Seashore and On The Meadow @ The Arkell Museum

Winslow Homer: Flirting on the Seashore and On The Meadow @ The Arkell Museum

A View from the Shore: Winslow Homer’s Impressions from the Coast @ The Arkell Museum, Canajoharie. An exhibition that examines Windslow Homer’s fascination with coastal and nautical scenes as an illustrator and special correspondent for the American pictorial press. The images include early illustrations for periodicals including Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper and Harper’s Weekly as well as rare lithographs and large etchings made after Homer’s paintings. (Through August 24)

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George Inness: The Rainbow @ The Arkell Museum

George Inness: The Rainbow @ The Arkell Museum

George Inness: The Arkell Collection @ The Arkell Museumm, Canajoharie. Five landscapes from the Arkell’s permanent collection that reveal George Inness’ diverse painting methods and approaches during the middle of his career—from detailed depictions of nature to gestural brushwork and vague landscapes. (Through November 15)

Paintings by Patrick D. Milbourn @ M Gallery

Paintings by Patrick D. Milbourn @ M Gallery

Deeply Rooted @ M Gallery, Catskill. A show of landscape paintings by Raymond J. Steiner, William P. Duffy and Patrick D. Milbourn that focuses on the interpretive process and individual expression that becomes a work of art. Artists’ reception: Saturday, June 7, 6-8pm. (Through July 6)

Edward Hopper: Men Seated at Café Table @ Norman Rockwell Museum

Edward Hopper: Men Seated at Café Table @ Norman Rockwell Museum

The Unknown Hopper: Edward Hopper as Illustrator @ Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge. A study of the little-known twenty-year illustration career of the realist master as well as attitudes towards art and the crosscurrents of contemporary commercial society during the early to mid twentieth century. (Through October 26)


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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)

Works by Joby Baker @ Lauren Clark Fine Art

Works by Joby Baker @ Lauren Clark Fine Art

Joby Baker: Figures @ Lauren Clark Fine Art, Great Barrington. Paintings by Canadian-born artist Joby Baker. (Through June 8)

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)

Robert Longley: Morning, Provincetown @ Sorelle Gallery

Robert Longley: Morning, Provincetown @ Sorelle Gallery

Colorfall @ Sorelle Gallery, Albany. A solo show of new rural and urban landscape paintings by Robert Longley. (Through June 12)


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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. (Through June 14)

Dawn Breeze: plant Magic dust @ ARTspace

Dawn Breeze: plant Magic dust @ ARTspace

plant Magic dust @ ARTspace, Germantown. A solo exhibition of the work of Dawn Breeze that examines her continual fascination with interwoven connections of thought, time, place, transformation and materials as subject. (Through June 15)

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)

Jack Metzger: Connecting Heaven and Earth @ Saratoga Arts Festival Gallery

Jack Metzger: Connecting Heaven and Earth @ Saratoga Arts Festival Gallery

Saratoga Arts Festival Featured Exhibition @ Saratoga Arts Festival Gallery, Saratoga Springs. Works by Takeyce Walter, Jack Metzger and Rebecca Kane. (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)

Lois Dickson: Primordial State @ John Davis Gallery

Lois Dickson: Primordial State @ John Davis Gallery

2014 Season Opener @ John Davis Gallery, Hudson. Six solo shows in the main gallery, sculpture garden and carriage house: Lois Dickson (painting), Lisa Sanders (sculpture), William Stone (sculpture), Reginald Madison (painting), Alison Fox (painting) and Alison Hall (painting). Opens Thursday, May 22. Reception: Saturday, May 24, 6-8pm. (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)

Frank Giorgini: Apparition and Leslie Greist Yolen: Untitled (Bust @ GCCA Gallery

Frank Giorgini: Apparition and Leslie Greist Yolen: Untitled (Bust @ GCCA Gallery

Burnt Offerings @ Greene County Council on the Arts, Catskill. A group exhibition of artwork by ceramic artist that examines the interplay between clay as a sculptural medium and representations of similar ideas in other media. This show includes experimental firing techniques and conceptual uses of ceramics. In addition to traditional ceramic pieces, the show will include related drawings, encaustics, prints and sculptures by ceramicists that engage similar themes, stylistic concerns or subject matter. Participating artists include Fred Adell, Susan Beecher, Lois Binetsky, Dina Bursztyn, Faye Eng, Stephen Fabrico, Frank Giorgini, Millie Goldberg, Judith Hugentobler, Denise Kelty, Ariana Kolins, Adam Ledford, Yinka Orafidiya, Lucie Piedra + Meg Oliver (l&m studio), Elizabeth Nields, Yinka Orafidiya, Ruth Sachs, David Smyth, Naomi Teppich, Marcus Villagran and Leslie Yolen. (Through June 21)

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. (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. (Through June 22)

Works by Julia Mandle and Gayle Wells Mandle  @ MCLA Gallery 51

Works by Julia Mandle and Gayle Wells Mandle @ MCLA Gallery 51

Teetering @ MCLA Gallery 51, North Adams. The mother/daughter team of internationally-renowned artists Gayle Wells Mandle and Julia Mandle collaborate in this exhibition that examines socio-economic issues through multiple media, including large-scaled photography, painting, drawing, embroidery and sculpture. (Through June 22)

Paintings by Elizabeth Apgar-Smith @ Clement Art Gallery

Paintings by Elizabeth Apgar-Smith @ Clement Art Gallery

Country Visions: A Celebration of Rural Life in Schoharie County @ Clement Art Gallery, Troy. New works in oil, pastel and watercolor by Upstate New York artist Elizabeth Apgar-Smith. (Through June 25)

Works by Margo Trout @ 510 Warren Street Gallery

Works by Margo Trout @ 510 Warren Street Gallery

2014 June Invitational @ 510 Warren Street Gallery, Hudson. Four artists from Berkshire and Columbia Counties: Ann-Marie Light, Ellen Murtaugh, Margo Trout and Ken Young. (Through June 30)

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)

Works by Brenda Giegerich and Sandra Gottlieb @ BCB Art

Works by Brenda Giegerich and Sandra Gottlieb @ BCB Art

October Waves and External Conditions @ BCB Art, Hudson. Two solo shows, October Waves – photographs by Sandra Gottlieb and External Conditions – monotypes by Brenda Giegerich, in which both artists operate in the realm of the imaginary or momentary phenomena. Sandra Gottlieb’s seascapes focus on the shifting tides and changing light of the sunset ocean of Rockaway Beach, while Benda Giegerich’s paintings represent a meditation on our perception of the surrounding landscape. Also on view are works by a selection of gallery artists, including Antonio Alvarez, Sasha Chermayeff, Michael Lindsay- Hogg, Lucio Pozzi, Benjy Swett, William Wegman, Dan Welden and others. (Through July 6)

Christie Scheele: Interwoven Stories @ Chace-Randall Gallery

Christie Scheele: Interwoven Stories @ Chace-Randall Gallery

Mutable/Immutable, New Works by Christie Scheele @ Chace-Randall Gallery, Andes. Atmospheric, minimalist landscapes that cross the boundaries between traditional realism and the contemporary art world, exploring themes of change and the eternal in the landscape. (Through July 7)

Gretchen Kelly: No. 11 in The Alley @ CCCA Gallery

Gretchen Kelly: No. 11 in The Alley @ CCCA Gallery

Streets of Hudson @ CCCA Gallery, Hudson. Artworks celebrating the city of Hudson by 26 local and regional artists in a variety of media: Donna Barrett, Stephen Benson, Arlene Boehm, Denise Chandler, Gerald Cooley, John Cooley, Olive Farrell, Gretchen Kelly, Scott Keidong, Maria Kolodziej-Zincio, Maria Manhattan, Jack Millard, Holly Northrup, Daniel Region, Karen Rhodes, Ricardo Roig, Trudi Roth, Lori Rothstein, Cecelia Sinclair, Ken Tannenbaum, Glen Tunstall, K. Velis Turan, Karl Volk, Kevin Winkleman, Leonard Wise and Kenneth Young. (Through July 12)

Works by Kamilla Talbot @ The West Kortright Center

Works by Kamilla Talbot @ The West Kortright Center

Kamilla Talbot @ The West Kortright Center, East Meredith. Oil paintings and works on paper by Kamilla Talbot, whose works are landscape-based, many of them painted en plein air of the trees and ponds of the Catskills and the changing light at dawn and dusk. (Through July 14)

Works by Kim Kauffman @ Galerie BMG

Works by Kim Kauffman @ Galerie BMG

Kim Kauffman: New Work from the Florilegium and Confluence Series @ Galerie BMG, Woodstock. Kim Kauffman’s Florilegium and Confluence series combine a variety of natural and man-made objects, using multiple images layered to create an abstract and visual environment. Kauffman’s work will be featured at both Galerie BMG locations in Woodstock and Bearsville. The Bearsville location at Cricket Ridge, opening in collaboration with Sweetheart Gallery, will also feature paintings by Lila Bacon, co-owner of Sweetheart Gallery and a prolific Woodstock artist. (Through July 27)

Works by Nick Cave @ The School

Works by Nick Cave @ The School

Nick Cave @ The School, Kinderhook. New works by sculptor and performance artist Nick Cave, known for his body-transforming suits with echoes of East African masquarade costumes, at this newly opened, massive exhibition space, formerly the Martin Van Buren Elementary School. (Through July 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.

Eric Korenman: Ishmael and Paul Lange: Pip @  4 Shaker Village

Eric Korenman: Ishmael and Paul Lange: Pip @ Hancock Shaker Village

Fowl Portraits/Ye Are God’s Building @ Hancock Shaker Village, Pittsfield. Photographer Paul Lange’s Fowl Portraits will be displayed along with Eric Korenman’s series, Ye Are God’s Building in the Poultry House Gallery. (Through August 24)

Butterflies @ Berkshire Museum

Butterflies @ Berkshire Museum

Butterfies @ Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield. Exploring one of Earth’s most unique living creatures along with the fascination they inspire, this inter-disciplinary exhibition includes works by contemporary artists as well as historic and cultural artifacts from around the world. The heart of the exhibition is The Butterfly Pavilion, which will be aflutter with a variety of vivid butterflies, representing species from around the world as well as those found in New England meadows. Admission to the Butterfly Pavilion is an additional $2 per person. (Through September 1).

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)

Photographs by Julie McCarthy @ Chesterwood

Photographs by Julie McCarthy @ Chesterwood

An Oasis of Beauty: Photographs by Julie McCarthy @ Chesterwood, Stockbridge. Chesterwood’s 2013/2014 artist-in-residence, Stockbridge photographer Julie McCarthy turns her lens on the possessions and surroundings of Margaret “Peggy” French Cresson, the only child of famed sculptor Daniel Chester French. An accomplished portrait sculptor in her own right, Margaret, born in 1889, lived at Chesterwood in the summer months from the time she was a little girl until her death in 1973. Also on display on the outdoor grounds are eleven large-scale abstract sculptures by world-renowned New York sculptor Albert Paley, with a reception and lecture by Paley on Saturday, July 19 at 4pm. (Through October 13)

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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