ArtBeat: What To See

January 8th, 2015, 10:00 am by Sara

Opening:

Works by Michael Bushy @ Good Purpose Gallery

Works by Michael Bushy @ Good Purpose Gallery

Paradoxes @ Good Purpose Gallery, Lee. New work by Rebecca Weinman (paintings) and Michael Bushy (multimedia). Opening reception: Friday, January 9, 5-7pm. (Through February 16)

Anne Christman: Mysterious Lure @ GCCA Catskill Gallery

Anne Christman: Mysterious Lure @ GCCA Catskill Gallery

Action/Reaction @ GCCA Catskill Gallery, Catskill. A solo show by Anne Christman, whose layered paintings are reminiscent of geological surfaces – burnished geodes, fool’s gold or flecks of mica in granite – and appear to transform like quicksilver as the viewer moves through the curated space. Opens January 10. Reception: Saturday, January 17, 5-7pm. (Through February 28)

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Eva Melas: Coffee Cups @  GCCA Catskill Gallery

Eva Melas: Coffee Cups @ GCCA Catskill Gallery

Extreme Surfaces @ GCCA Catskill Gallery, Catskill. Works by regional artists with national and international acclaim featuring John Lees, Portia Munson, Linda B Horn, Lorrie Fredette, Kate Hamilton and Paula De Luccia as well as others. Opens January 10. Reception: Saturday, January 17, 5-7pm. (Through February 28)

Musho Rodney Alan GReenblat: The girl who wakes up in the night @ BCB ART

Musho Rodney Alan GReenblat: The girl who wakes up in the night @ BCB ART

Round Up @ BCB ART, Hudson. Highlights of the gallery’s exhibitions from the past year as well as previews of its upcoming schedule, featuring works by Antonio Alvarez, Michael Lindsay-Hogg, Eric Fischl, John Foxx, Lynn Itzkowitz, Bill Seaman, Liz Ainslie, Marcy Rosenblat, Sasha Chermayeff,Christy Rupp, Ed Smith, Rick Finkenstein, Eric Rhein, Musho Rodney Alan Greenblat, Dan Welden, Susan Fowler-Gallagher,Benjamin Swett,Karen Moss,John Foxx, Ching Ho Cheng, Sedat Pakay, Eniy Gui, Chris Burden, Julian Opie and others. Opens January 9. (Through February 28)

Paintings by McWillie Chambers @ John Davis Gallery

Paintings by McWillie Chambers @ John Davis Gallery

McWillie Chambers @ John Davis Gallery, Hudson. Paintings of the male figure by McWillie Chambers. Reception: Saturday, January 10, 6-8pm. (Through February 1)

Wendy P. Carroll: Miss Syria

Wendy P. Carroll: Miss Syria @ Joyce Goldstein Gallery

Save The Children @ Joyce Goldstein Gallery, Chatham. A solo exhibition by Wendy P. Carroll. Opening reception: Saturday, January 10, 4-6pm. (Through February 7)

Works by Maria Kolodziej-Zincio @ Tivoli Artists Gallery

Works by Maria Kolodziej-Zincio @ Tivoli Artists Gallery

2015: New Year/New Work @ Tivoli Artists Gallery, Tivoli. A large group show featuring works done in oils, watercolor, acrylic and photo encaustics with beeswax and pigment oil, as well as fine art photography. Opening reception: Saturday, January 10, 6-8pm. (Through February 1)

The Stone Palette @ The Hyde Collection

The Stone Palette @ The Hyde Collection

The Stone Palette: Lithographs in 19th-Century France @ The Hyde Collection, Glens Falls. Thirty-one prints from The Hyde’s Tobin Sparling Family Collection explore lithography as a creative medium in 19th-century France. Opens Saturday, January 10. (Through March 15)


Last Chance To See:

Craig Barber: Aileah with Scythe @ The Center for Photography at Woodstock

Craig Barber: Aileah with Scythe @ The Center for Photography at Woodstock

Home Grown: Fellowship Recipients 2005-2014 @ The Center for Photography at Woodstock, Woodstock. Works by Craig J. Barber, Karen Davis, Isaac Diggs, Tara Fracalossi, Danny Goodwin, Deb Hall, James Heil, Yumiko Izu, Chad Kleitsch, Kristina E. Knipe, Mark Lyon, Tanya Marcuse, Jennifer Lynn Morse, Harvey Osterhoudt and Phil Underdown. (Through January 11)

Upstate Artists @ The Laffer Gallery

Upstate Artists @ The Laffer Gallery

Upstate Artists @ Laffer Gallery, Schuylerville. The gallery’s 3rd annual juried group show, featuring works by Abraham Ferraro, Andrea Hersh, Anne Francey, Ashley Wolff, Chad Smith, Cheryl Horning, Chris Duncan, Dan Greenfeld, David Francis, David Hill, Diane Golden, Dona Mara Friedman, Gail Nadeau, Gary Shankman, Hollyn Blair, Jill Fishon-Kovachick, JoAnn Axford, Judith Ellers, Kathryn Klompas, Linda Van Alstyne, Marina Petro, Marta Jaremko, Mary Ellen Riell, Matt Chinian, Maxine Tucker, Pat McEvoy, Randi Kish, Rebecca Kane, Robert Augstell, Robert Gullie, Robert Moylan, Russell Serrianne, Takeyce Walter, Terri Messinger and Wenda Habenicht. (Through January 11)


Continuing:

Works by Michael Van Winkle @ Yates Gallery

Works by Michael Van Winkle @ Yates Gallery

A Sum of Limited Views @ Yates Gallery. Works by Michael Van Winkle. (Through January 22)

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. (Through January 25)

Lisa Frank: Flamingo Tableau @ Carrie Haddad Gallery

Lisa Frank: Flamingo Tableau @ Carrie Haddad Gallery

Photography 2015 @ Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson. A group exhibit featuring an all-star cast of established artists using various photo techniques and materials to create both abstract and representational images. New work by Birgit Blyth, Elliott Kaufman, Anne Arden McDonald, Newbold Bohemia, Robert Hite, Andrew Buck and Lisa Frank will be exhibited alongside prints by Anna Collette, Michael Sibilia, Kahn & Selesnick, Jeri Eisenberg and Lori Van Houten. (Through January 25)

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. (Through February 1)

Paintings by Ken Young @ Valley Variety

Paintings by Ken Young @ Valley Variety

Warren Street @ Valley Variety, Hudson. A solo exhibition of oil paintings by Ken Young that captures life along the main commercial corridor of Hudson NY. (Through February 1)

Photographs by Marie-Elizabeth Mali @ No. Six Depot Gallery

Photographs by Marie-Elizabeth Mali @ No. Six Depot Gallery

Above and Below @ No. Six Depot Gallery, West Stockbridge. Photographs of the natural world, both above and below sea level, by Marie-Elizabeth Mali, Dan Mead and Sally Eagle. (Through February 5)

Norman Rockwell: Christmas Trio @ Norman Rockwell Museum

Norman Rockwell: Christmas Trio @ Norman Rockwell Museum

Norman Rockwell: Home for the Holidays @ Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge. A holiday installation of original artworks and objects including original drawings for Hallmark cards, paintings inspired by Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, a point-of-purchase Coca-Cola Santa, and costumes and props featured in Rockwell’s artwork will be on view. (Through February 8)

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. (Through February 14)

Ellsworth Kelly: Tableau Vert @ The Clark Art Institute

Ellsworth Kelly: Tableau Vert @ The Clark Art Institute

Monet | Kelly @ The Clark Art Institute, Williamstown. An exhibition that focuses on the significant role Claude Monet’s motifs and the sites that inspired his paintings have played in the work of American painter Ellsworth Kelly. (Through February 15)

Installation view, Hope and Anger The Civil Rights Movement and Beyond, @ The Tang Teaching Museum

Hope and Anger The Civil Rights Movement and Beyond, @ The Tang Teaching Museum

Hope and Anger – The Civil Rights Movement and Beyond @ The Tang, Saratoga Springs. A student exhibition that explores the dominant narratives of the Civil Rights and Black Power Movements and the shifting construction and understanding of those narratives over time through close examination of the work of such artists as Andy Warhol, Kara Walker, Rashid Johnson and Danny Lyon. (Through February 15)

Anne Morgan Spalter: Water Tower of Babble @ IAP

Anne Morgan Spalter: Water Tower of Babble @ IAP

Anne Morgan Spalter: Modern Renaissance @ Independent Art Projects, North Adams. Anne Morgan Spalter creates a unique spatial experience by integrating printed and moving imagery, using both traditional photography as well as computational tools. Continuing her exploration of modern and past landscapes, Spalter combines aerial urbanscapes with video works based on Renaissance painting and cathedral imagery. (Through February 22)

Frances Palmer: Oval footed bowl tree @ IAP

Frances Palmer: Oval footed bowl tree @ IAP

artKamp: indigo mass @ Independent Art Projects, North Adams. A collaborative group exhibition of selected ceramic works created during artKamp — a two-week international residency featuring eight artists working collaboratively to create a unified tablescape. artKamp artists include Ben Carter, Chase Gamblin, Alexandra Jelleberg, Frances Palmer, Bonnie Smith, Mara Superior, Vipoo Srivilasa and Elenor Wilson. (Through February 22)

Works by Brian Cirmo @ Massry Center for the Arts

Works by Brian Cirmo @ Massry Center for the Arts

Black @ Standish Atrium Gallery, Albany. This new series by Brian Cirmo studies the darker, depraved side of American life, as the bespectacled, bearded and slightly balding protagonist travels around the country to discover what it means to be American. (Through February 25)

Works by Vilma Mare @ McDaris Fine Art

Works by Vilma Mare @ McDaris Fine Art

Queen of Serpents @ McDaris Fine Art, Hudson. Works by Lithuanian-born, regionally-based fashion designer Vilma Mare, who examines contemporary culture through the lens of her Baltic heritage. The exhibition will be comprised of artisanal clothing styles including coats, skirts and other vestments as well as five large sartorial tapestries based on characters from a mythical story and nine large original flags depicting a traditional celebration. Closing reception and artist talk: Sunday, February 22, 2-4pm. (Through February 28)

Undercover: Revealing Design in Quilts, Coverlets and Bed Hangings @ Albany Institute of History and Art

Undercover: Revealing Design in Quilts, Coverlets and Bed Hangings @ Albany Institute of History and Art

Undercover: Revealing Design in Quilts, Coverlets and Bed Hangings @ Albany Institute of History & Art, Albany. An exhibition investigating the designs and patterns that decorate American bed covers of the eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth centuries. More than 30 bed covers and complementary objects such as illustrated books, paintings, ceramics and botanical specimens reveal a variety of design sources used by American women and men to decorate their beds. (Through March 8)

Palpably Synthetic @ Union College Wikoff Student Gallery

Palpably Synthetic @ Union College Wikoff Student Gallery

Palpably Synthetic: 3D Prints, Printing and Animation @ Union College Wikoff Student Gallery, Schenectady. An exhibition of student works created with 3D modeling technology featuring Frank Chiarulli, John Famulare, Kristofer Hammer, Melissa Harvey, John Hatheway, Mark Hilbert, Sheila Kang, Joshua Loew, Sarka Sochorova and Michael Vallejo. (Through March 8)

Shanti Grumbine: Zero (detail) @ Mandeville Gallery

Shanti Grumbine: Zero (detail) @ Mandeville Gallery

Textual @ Mandeville Gallery, Schnenectady. An exhibition of contemporary works that employ letters and words within the visual art context to convey satirical humor, voice political opinion, question linguistic meaning and examine communication. Artists: Alex Gingrow, Michael Scoggins, Bang Geul Han, Cui Fei, Amanda Tiller, Shanti Grumbine, Sujin Lee and William Powhida. Also on display: Artists’ Books: Where to put the apostrophe? featuring artists’ books by Joseph Kosuth, Dieter Roth, Edward Ruscha and Lawrence Weiner. (Through March 15)

Eugene Speicher: Detail: Girl in a Coral Necklace (Joyce) @ New York State Museum

Eugene Speicher: Detail: Girl in a Coral Necklace (Joyce) @ New York State Museum

Along His Own Lines: A Retrospective of New York Realist Eugene Speicher @ New York State Museum. An exhibition of 39 paintings and 35 drawings and works on paper by the noted American realist and founding member of the Woodstock Artists Colony. (Through March 22)

Eclipse @ MASS MoCA

Eclipse @ MASS MoCA

Eclipse @ MASS MoCA, North Adams. An installation that combines video, sound, and text to create an immersive and contemplative exhibition that examines species extinction through the passenger pigeon, whose once-massive population disappeared 100 years ago. (Through March 31)

Fathi Hassan: Carpet @ Williams College Museum of Art

Fathi Hassan: Carpet @ Williams College Museum of Art

Fathi Hassan: Migration of Signs @ Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown. Fathi Hassan transforms Arabic script into illegible text to illustrate the uncertainty embedded in the experience of migration and displacement. His most recent works explore the idea of Nubia, Egypt and the Middle East as mythical and nostalgic space. They serve as allegories of the diasporic condition, spiritual journeys and key reform movements like the Arab Spring. (Through April 26)

Lee Boroson

Works by Lee Boroson @ MASS MoCA

Lee Boronson: Plastic Fantastic @ MASS MoCA, North Adams. Lee Boroson’s large-scale installations, using inflatables, fabric and glass, create a phenomenological and immersive audience experience based on the elemental forces in nature: air, fog, smoke, fire and the cosmos.

Jackie Ferrara: Ribbed Dome (rebuilt) and Alexandre Arrechea: Helmsley @ Art Omi

Jackie Ferrara: Ribbed Dome (rebuilt) and Alexandre Arrechea: Helmsley @ Art Omi

2014 Fall Exhibition @ Art Omi, Ghent. New works by Alexandre Arrechea, Jackie Ferrara, Guy Goldstein, Harrison Atelier, Paula Hayes, Catherine Lee and Joan Linder.