ArtBeat: What To See


Opening:

Works by Ariana Kolins (top)  and Russell Serrianne @ Courthouse Gallery

Works by Ariana Kolins (top) and Russell Serrianne @ Courthouse Gallery

Ariana Kolins and Russell Serrianne @ Courthouse Gallery, Lake George. Ariana Kolins uses the ceramic pinching technique to create both functional and sculptural work, while Russell Serrianne uses the natural lines formed by vine tendrils to create his intricate three dimensional drawings. Opening reception: Saturday, July 12, 4-6pm. (Through August 15)

The Black & White Show @ Albany Center Gallery

The Black & White Show @ Albany Center Gallery

The Black & White Show @ Albany Center Gallery, Albany. An exhibit that explores the multifaceted potential of art in monochrome, including works in ink, watercolor, video, acrylics, photography and fiber by Evan Euripidou, Scott Nelson Foster, John Hampshire, Blacklight Lighthouse, Willie Marlowe, David McDonald, Theresa Swidorski and Barbara Todd. Artists’ reception: Friday, July 11, 5-9pm. (Through August 22)

Nightfall @ The Albany Barn

Nightfall @ The Albany Barn

Nightfall @ The Albany Barn, Albany. A mixed media exhibition featuring artwork inspired by the night with works by Gary Maggio, Elise Van Allen, Michael Wagner, Jim Paulsen, Sara Pruiksma, Sarah Holub Schrom, Ben Atwood and Jackie Sullivan. Opening reception: Friday, July 11, 5-9pm. (Through July 31)

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Jacob Houston: Center Falls Schoolhouse @ Lapham Gallery

Jacob Houston: Center Falls Schoolhouse @ Lapham Gallery

Whimsically Noted @ Lapham Gallery, Glens Falls. Drawn and painted works by Jacob Houston, Melissa Hood, and Jennifer Yerdone LeJeune that display narrative scenes with a whimsy and lighthearted tone. Opening reception: Friday, July 11, 5-7pm. (Through August 9)

Works by Tessa Scheele Morelli.@ The Wilber Mansion

Works by Tessa Scheele Morelli.@ The Wilber Mansion

Forest and Field: Three Generations of Creativity @ The Wilber Mansion, Oneonta. Ceramics and paintings by Gerri Scheele; paintings, pastels and boxes by Christie Scheele; hand-pulled linocut prints by Tony Scheele Morelli; and collages and botanical drawings by Tessa Scheele Morelli. Opening reception: Friday, July 12, 5-8pm. (Through July 20)

Works by Mary Reid Kelley @ University Art Museum

Works by Mary Reid Kelley @ University Art Museum

Mary Reid Kelley: Working Objects and Videos @ University Art Museum, Albany. Three recent videos by Mary Reid Kelley: You Make Me Iliad, The Syphilis of Sisyphus and Priapus Agonistes, as well as an exploration of the inventive process by which she has fused live performance, drawing, sculpture, costume design and digital media. Opening reception and FENCE Magazine Launch: Thursday, July 10, 5-7pm. (Through October 12)


Last Chance to See

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)

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)

Biba Schutz: Beutts II Brooch Set @ Sienna Patti Gallery

Biba Schutz: Beutts II Brooch Set @ Sienna Patti Gallery

Biba Schutz: half full @ Sienna Gallery, Lenox. Trained as a graphic designer and printmaker, Biba Schutz has been a practicing, self-taught metal smith and jeweler for more than 20 years, known for combining unexpected materials with metal in her wearable art. (Through July 13)

Works by Judy Pfaff @ Concepto Hudson

Works by Judy Pfaff @ Concepto Hudson

Paper Works @ Concepto Hudson, Hudson. Works by: Andrew Chan, Claudio Bravo, Marguerite Day, Antonio Lopez, Paul Jacoulet, Abraham Ferraro, Michael Krasowitz, Jane Harris, Fred Fleisher, Katya Grokhovsky, Guo Moruo, Michael Lorefice, Sadanobu Tamura, Italo Scanga, Nahum Tschacbasove, Honsom Son, Judy Pfaff, Ruben Nakian and Albert Schwitzer at this new gallery space. (Through July 13)

Paintings by Martha Diamond @ John Davis Gallery

Paintings by Martha Diamond @ John Davis Gallery

Martha Diamond @ John Davis Gallery, Hudson. Paintings by Martha Diamond in the main gallery. Also on display: sculpture by Lisa Sanders, paintings by Joseph Haske, Douglas Degges and Pamela Cardwell, photography by Betsy Crowell and reliefs by Jock Ireland. (Through July 13)

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. (Through July 13)

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 Sara Pruiksma @ 105 Railroad Fine Art

Sara Pruiksma: Start Somewhere @ 105 Railroad Fine Art

Soft Undertones @ 105 Railroad Fine Art (Facebook), Middleburgh. A solo exhibition of recent sculptures and paintings by Sara Pruiksma. (Through July 18)


Continuing:

Omar Chacon: Detail of painting from the BACANAL series @ Collar Works

Omar Chacon: Detail of painting from the BACANAL series @ Collar Works

Discernible Regularities @ Collar Works, Troy. A group exhibition of works by Omar Chacon, Amanda Kates, Fernando Orellana and Kenneth Rivero that explores conditions of patterns through painting and drawing. Opening Reception: (Through July 20)

Nature As Muse @ Clement Gallery

Nature As Muse< @ Clement Gallery

Nature As Muse @ Clement Art Gallery, Troy. Fifteen artists explore the landscape and nature through realism and abstraction: James Coe, Chris Demarco, Jim Flosdorf, Mara Lehman, Leo Loomie, Robert Moylan, Harry Orlyk, JIllian Platt, Mary Ellen Riell, Val Robert, Gary Shankman, Doreen Tiernan, Mark Tougias, George VanHook and Marlene Wiedenbaum. Op (Through July 23)

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)

Works by Alaa Awad @ MCLA Gallery 51

Works by Alaa Awad @ MCLA Gallery 51

Thebes @ MCLA Gallery 51, North Adams. An exhibition of paintings by Egyptian artist Alaa Awad, who uses pharaonic motifs and calligraphy to link Egypt’s revolutionary present to its ancient past. In addition to the gallery show, Awad’s original mural along the Route 2 Overpass in North Adams will be revealed. (Through June 27)

Peter Leue: Singing Piano @ Capital Repertory Theatre

Peter Leue: Singing Piano @ Capital Repertory Theatre

Play Me, I’m Yours @ Downtown Albany. An internationally touring artwork devised by British artist Luke Jerram has ten pianos, decorated by local artists and community groups popping up in various locations throughout downtown Albany for anyone to play and enjoy. Here’s a map. Artists include: Bob Anderson, Mitchell Biernacki, William (Rico) Butler Jr., Samson Contompasis, First Church in Albany, Peter Leue, Jessyka Neitzel, Denise Poutre, Sarah Holub Schrom, Heidi Schuman, Ruby Silvious, Vincent Tocco and Elaine Wilson. (Through July 27)

Works by Sergei Isupov @ Independent Art Projects

Works by Sergei Isupov @ Independent Art Projects

Inaugural Exhibitions @ Independent Art Projects, North Adams. Four solo shows that display dual influences of Eastern and Western cultures: Lianghong Feng (painting), Lauren Fensterstock (installation), Sin-Ying Ho (ceramics) and Sergei Isupov (ceramics). (Through July 27)

Mary Kocol : Orange Roses Floating @ Davis Orton Gallery

Mary Kocol : Orange Roses Floating @ Davis Orton Gallery

Mary Kocol: Ice Gardens and Linda Stillman: Floribunda @ Davis Orton Gallery, Hudson. Also on display are portfolio showcases by Patricia Barry Levy and Linda Morrow. (Through July 27)

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)

Works by Peggy Reeves @  510 Warren Street Gallery

Works by Peggy Reeves @ 510 Warren Street Gallery

More Drama: New Work by Peggy Reeves @ 510 Warren Street Gallery, Hudson. Photo transfers with encaustic on handmade paper. (Through July 31)

Works by Kate Austin-Avon @ Charles R. Wood Theatre

Works by Kate Austin-Avon @ Charles R. Wood Theatre

Tooning In @ Charles R. Wood Theatre, Glens Falls. Artworks inspired by each of Adirondack Theatre Festival’s four main stage productions, created live from actual production dress rehearsals. Participating artists include Kate Austin-Avon, Christopher Baldwin, Will Fowler, Rhianna Hogan-Cerro, Violet Lemay, Marika McCoola, Reneé Leigh Stephenson and Zachary Sopczyk. (Through August 2)

Works by Eric Laffer @ The Laffer Gallery

Works by Eric Laffer @ The Laffer Gallery

Form and Fire @ The Laffer Gallery, Schuylerville. Paintings by Erik Laffer and ceramic sculpture by Randi Kish, two artists who share a common visual language. (Through August 3)

Photographs by David Hall @ The Photography Center of the Capital District

Photographs by David Hall @ The Photography Center of the Capital District

Beneath Cold Seas @ The Photography Center of the Capital District, Troy. Forty underwater photographs by David Hall, one of the world’s leading photographers of marine life, from his latest book Beneath Cold Seas: The Underwater Wilderness of the Pacific Northwest. (Through August 3)

Christy Rupp: Collateral Damage @ Athens Cultural Center

Christy Rupp: Collateral Damage @ Athens Cultural Center

Road Kill Festival @ Athens Cultural Center, Athens. A group exhibition of Hudson Valley artists exploring the reality of life and our limited journey, including Bob Braine, Matt Bua, Nancy Cohen, Ryder Cooley, Eric Egas, Randy Evans, Carrie Feder, Valerie Hammond, Jan Harrison, Linda Horn, Cindy Karasek, Claire Lambe, Kim Mclean, Carol May, Claudia McNulty, Portia Munson, Fawn Potash, Christy Rupp, Kiki Smith, Tim Watkins and Linda Weintraub. Closing reception: Saturday, August 9, 6:30pm with musical performances by Ryder & Hazel with the Dust Bowl Faeries. (Through August 9)

Kris Galli: Everyone You've Ever Known @ Spencertown Academy Arts Center

Kris Galli: Everyone You’ve Ever Known @ Spencertown Academy Arts Center

Dreams and Digressions @ Spencertown Academy Arts Center. Kris Galli paints women – balancing watermelons on their fingertips or holding onto their pigtails in dream-like trances. There are also landscapes and abstracts, all with the same slightly offbeat feel of her figures. (Through August 10)

Paintings by Linda Clayton @ Good Purpose Gallery

Paintings by Linda Clayton @ Good Purpose Gallery

DUET IN COLOR: working in harmony @ Good Purpose Gallery, Lee. Paintings by Linda Clayton and photographs by Charles Steinhacker. Opening Reception: Saturday, June 28, 5–7pm. (Through August 10)

Joseph Yetto: From Earth to the Heavens @ Thompson Giroux Gallery

Joseph Yetto: From Earth to the Heavens @ Thompson Giroux Gallery

Still Life With Sculpture @ Thompson Giroux Gallery, Chatham. An exhibition featuring the paintings of Leslie Gabosh, Xico Greenwald, Tatiana Klacsmann and Joseph Yetto, sculpture by Philip Howie and David Paulson and furniture by Chris Schober. (Through August 10)

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)

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.

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)

Paintings by Delphine Cossais and Mika @ Enchanté Whole Leaf Teas

Paintings by Delphine Cossais and Mika @ Enchanté Whole Leaf Teas

“L’Un n’ empêche pas l’Autre” (One does not exclude the Other) @ Enchanté Tea House, Troy. The collaborative paintings of Delphine Cossais and Mika, two very different professional painters in love. (Through August 31)

Kim Beck: NOTICE: A Flock of Signs @ Art Omi

Kim Beck: NOTICE: A Flock of Signs @ Art Omi

Summer Exhibitions @ Art Omi, Ghent. New works by ten artists, including contemporary sculptures and innovative architecture projects by Afruz Amighi, Kim Beck, Denise Hoffman Brandt, Rob Fischer, Haresh Lalvani, Harrison Atelier, Celeste Roberge, Alison Saar, Alex Schweder and Stephen Westfall.

Mark Peterson: Mayor Bill Deblasio Talks To The Press Before The Start Of The Veteran’s Day Parade In NYC 11/2013 @ The Center for Photography at Woodstock

Mark Peterson: Mayor Bill Deblasio Talks To The Press Before The Start Of The Veteran’s Day Parade In NYC 11/2013 @ The Center for Photography at Woodstock

The Space Between: Redefining Public and Personal in Smartphone Photography @ Center for Photography at Woodstock. Eight international artists and two online collectives whose work invites us to experience the poetics found in the intersection of image-making and social media tools: Laura El-Tantawy, Henry Jacobson, Chip Litherland, Florence Oliver, Kerry Payne, Mark Peterson, Sofia Verzbolovskis, Echo/Sight and Tiny Collective. (Through August 31)

Draga Susanj: Honeycombed @ GCCA Catskill Gallery

Draga Susanj: Honeycombed @ GCCA Catskill Gallery

Ad Infinitum @ GCCA Catskill Gallery, Catskill. This site-specific installation is a collaboration between the selected artists, who will make a conceptual, maze-like web of sculptures, photograms, and collages to walk through in the gallery, with much of the art rooted in natural themes with repeating organic forms and patterns made from recycled materials, found objects and every day objects. Artists include Jordan Baker, Matt Bua, Dana Gentile, Jared Handelsman, Sam Horowitz, Sono Kuwayama, Paula Lalala, Anne-Marie McIntyre, Sara Pruiksma and Draga Susanj. Opening reception: Saturday, July 12 (Catskill 2nd Saturday), 5-7pm. (Through September 1)

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).

Tasha Depp: Hair Weed Synthesis @ GCCA Catskill Gallery

Tasha Depp: Hair Weed Synthesis @ GCCA Catskill Gallery

Tasha Depp: Connected Vision @ GCCA Catskill Gallery, Catskill. A solo show of work by Tasha Depp, whose near photo-realistic paintings investigate art-making and sustainable living in a culture of consumption. Opening reception: Saturday, July 12 (Catskill 2nd Saturday), 5-7pm. (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)

Works by Erika deVries @ Hudson Opera House

Works by Erika deVries @ Hudson Opera House

Erika deVries: whathaslightodowithdarkness @ Hudson Opera House, Hudson. An exploration of the artist’s sense of presence and absence in multiple media, with her signature works in neon expressing a personal narrative of girlhood, womanhood and subsequent motherhood. (Through September 7)

Larry Kagan: Shadow Puppet II @ The Hyde Collection

Larry Kagan: Shadow Puppet II @ The Hyde Collection

Larry Kagan: Lying Shadows @ The Hyde Collection, Glens Falls. 28 wall-mounted works that illustrate Larry Kagan’s process of creating a hybrid form of sculpture that combines the solid component of a steel wire sculpture and the specific shadow it casts on the wall in a way that challenges expectations. Also on display: Emerging from the Shadows: Edward Hopper and His Contemporaries, 25 works on paper that explore the use of shadow as a narrative dimension. (Through September 14)

(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. Reception: Friday, September 5, 5-7pm. (Through September 20)

Container for Cowrie Shells with Seven Yaks on Lid @ The Clark Art Institute

Container for Cowrie Shells with Seven Yaks on Lid @ The Clark Art Institute

Cast for Eternity: Ancient Ritual Bronzes from the Shanghai Museum @ The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown. In this exhibition drawn from the core of the Shanghai Museum’s exceptional collection of bronze vessels and bells dating from the late Xia through the Western Han dynasties (c. 1800 bce–c. 8 ce), thirty-two objects show the range of artistic expression and variety of sculptural forms realized during China’s Bronze Age. (Through September 21)

Amy Sillman: Black Doorway (detail) @ CSC Bard Galleries

Amy Sillman: Black Doorway (detail) @ CCS Bard Galleries

Amy Sillman: one lump or two @ CCS Bard/Hessel Museum of Art, Annandale-on-Hudson. Amy Sillman’s first museum survey, this exhibition follows her development as an artist from the mid-1990s to the present as her work moved from drawing to painting to moving images, and from figuration to abstraction. Featured are more than 90 works, including drawings, paintings, ‘zines (which she calls “a chance to present one’s own epiphanies”) and her recent forays into animated film. (Through September 21)

Anne Collier: Negative (California), @ CCS Bard Galleries

Anne Collier: Negative (California), @ CCS Bard Galleries

Anne Collier @ CCS Bard/Hessel Museum of Art, Annandale-on-Hudson. Encompassing around forty works, an exhibition presenting several themes that have dominated Collier’s practice during the past decade, including pop psychology, the clichés and conventions of commercial photography, autobiography and the act of looking or seeing. (Through September 21)

Nancy Grossman: Road to Life @ The Tang

Nancy Grossman: Road to Life @ The Tang

Masked @ Tang Teaching Museum and Gallery, Saratoga Springs. Exploring the duality of public appearance and private experience in constructing identity, the works in this exhibition suggest the variety of ways we conceal and reveal facets of ourselves to the outside world. The exhibition features photographs, prints, and sculpture from the Tang Collection by artists Marina Abramović, Nayland Blake, Jeanne Dunning, Phyllis Galembo, Daniel Gordon, Nancy Grossman, Yasumasa Morimura, Lillian Mulero, Eduardo Paolozzi, Man Ray, Laurie Simmons and Andy Warhol. (Through September 28)

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)

David Smith: Circle II @ The Clark Art Institute

David Smith: Circle II @ The Clark Art Institute

Raw Color: The Circles of David Smith @ The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown. Painted in hues contrary to those found in nature, David Smith’s sculptures were constructed to stand in concert with the dramatic Adirondack landscape of the fields surrounding his home and studio in Bolton Landing, where he placed them. (Through October 19)

Proposal For Torus, Variation I (screen capture) @ The Tang

Kamau Amu Patton: Proposal For Torus, Variation I (screen capture) @ The Tang

Elevator Music 27 Kamau Patton: Torus-Variation 1 @ Tang Teaching Museum and Gallery, Saratoga Springs. New work by New York based artist Kamau Amu Patton, who has assembled a group of analogue video monitors that present streams of geometric abstraction and video feedback with synthesized sound, building on his investigations into the electromagnetic spectrum and audible material as a social and aesthetic phenomena. (Through October 26)

Erika Verzutti: Mineral (detail) @ The Tang

Erika Verzutti: Mineral (detail) @ The Tang

Opener 28: Erika Verzutti: Mineral @ The Tang Teaching Museum and Gallery, Saratoga Springs. A field of bronze, concrete, clay and wax sculptures marks this first solo museum exhibition for Sao Paulo-based artist Erika Verzutti, whose works often combine dissimilar elements, such as references to common, everyday objects like fruits, vegetables, and eggs, with ceremonial forms, such as totems, tablets, and gravestones. (Through November 16)

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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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)

Jeff Sonhouse: Exhibit A: Cardinal Francis Arinze @ The Tang

Jeff Sonhouse: Exhibit A: Cardinal Francis Arinze @ The Tang

Opener 26: Jeff Sonhouse @ Tang Teaching Museum and Gallery, Saratoga Springs. Over the past ten years, New York-based artist Jeff Sonhouse has created a powerful body of portrait paintings depicting often-masked black male figures that consistently defy and obscure classification. Adept at mixing pattern, color, and material, Sonhouse’s paintings feature a variety of unusual materials such as matchsticks, steel wool and cowry shells, and include references to art historical figures from Ed Paschke to Pablo Picasso. (Through January 4, 2015)

Kay Rosen: Wanderful!

Kay Rosen: Wanderful!

I was a double @ The Tang Teaching Museum and Gallery, Saratoga Springs. Visual artists who are rule makers, across a wide variety of styles and disciplines; all of the artists in this show invent rules and then follow them; whether written or not: Suzanne Bocanegra, Regina Bogat, Céleste Boursier-Mougenot, André Cadere, Sarah Cain, Karin Davie, Taylor Davis, David Dupuis, Tony Feher, Alfred Jensen. Chris Johanson and Johanna Jackson, Sol LeWitt, Chris Martin, Gabriel Orozco, Bruce Pearson, Ciara Phillips, Kay Rosen, Wolfgang Tillmans, Fred Tomaselli, Johannes VanDerBeek, Ruth Vollmer, Stanley Whitney and Christopher Wool. (Through January 4, 2015)

Beverly Semmes: Angel @ The Tang

Beverly Semmes: Angel @ The Tang

Opener 27: Beverly Semmes: FRP @ Tang Teaching Museum and Gallery, Saratoga Springs. The Feminist Responsibility Project (FRP) by New York-based artist Beverly Semmes includes drawings, video, ceramics, and illuminated glass forms that are suspended throughout the gallery. At the heart of the exhibition is a collection of works on paper that features rough gestural applications of ink and paint that conceal and reveal the body as depicted in pornographic magazines. (Through January 4, 2015)

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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