ArtBeat: What to See

April 2nd, 2015, 2:00 pm by Sara

Opening:

Dylan Cline: Colorful Baskets and Personality @ Wikoff Student Gallery

Dylan Cline: Colorful Baskets and Personality @ Wikoff Student Gallery

Beyond What You See: UNION in Africa @ Wikoff Student Gallery, Schenectady. In conjunction with the 40th annual New York African Studies Association (NYASA) Conference to be held at Union College April 3-4, the Wikoff Student Gallery hosts an exhibition of photography by Union students and alumni who have participated in term abroad programs and Minerva Fellowships in Eqypt, Ethiopia, Senegal, South Africa and Uganda. (Thorugh June 1)

Dawn Black: Incitements of Folly @ Independent Art Projects

Dawn Black: Incitements of Folly @ Independent Art Projects

Dawn Black: Incitements of Folly @ Independent Art Projects, North Adams. Dawn Black examines the practice of masquerade and its role in relation to conceptions of identity and power, depicting people from various sources, societies and time periods in gouache, watercolor and ink on paper. Artist’s reception: Saturday, April 4, 3-5pm. (Through May 3)

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Paintings by Steve Locke @ Hudson Opera House

Paintings by Steve Locke @ Hudson Opera House

that last time we touched water @ Hudson Opera House, Hudson. Boston-based artist Steve Locke’s figurative watercolor paintings explore themes of masculinity and homosexuality. Opening artist’s reception: Saturday, April 4, 5-7pm. (Through May 10)

Jim Schantz: In the Light @ Berkshire Museum

Jim Schantz: In the Light @ Berkshire Museum

Into the Light @ Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield. Known for his spectacular depictions of the Berkshire Hills, the Housatonic River and other compelling outdoor scenes from farther afield, Jim Schantz finds inspiration for his paintings and pastels in nature. Opening reception: Friday, April 5, 5:30-7:30pm. (Through May 10)

Elizabeth Murray: Kind of Blue @ Art Omi

Elizabeth Murray: Kind of Blue @ Art Omi

Elizabeth Murray @ Omi International Arts Center, Ghent. In the Charles Benenson Gallery, large-scale paintings involving multiple overlays, abstractions and an encoded vocabulary of pictures, letters and archetypal symbols by Elizabeth Murray. Opening reception and curator talk: Saturday, April 4, 4-6pm. (Through May 31)

Works by David Hornung @ John Davis Gallery

Works by David Hornung @ John Davis Gallery

David Hornung: Shadow and Substance @ John Davis Gallery, Hudson. A solo exhibition of David Hornung’s small collages, paintings and cyanotypes that depict the human figure and animals in natural and man-made environments. Artist’s reception: Saturday, April 4, 6-8pm. (Through April 26)

Jennifer Williams: Episodic Drift @ Mandeville Gallery

Jennifer Williams: Episodic Drift @ Mandeville Gallery

Episodic Drift #8 @ Mandeville Gallery, Schenectady. A large-scale installation by Jennifer Williams, who explores the concept of the ladder as thought pattern, life path and problem solver. Installation days: Monday March 30-Thursday, April 2, 9-5pm. Artist talk and reception: Friday, April 3, 12:55-1:45pm. (Through March 2016)

Walter Hatke: Consort @ Mandeville Gallery

Walter Hatke: Consort @ Mandeville Gallery

Tenses @ Mandeville Gallery, Schenectady. Recent drawings and paintingss by Walter Hatke, as well as earlier works from a career spanning over 25 years. Reception: Thursday, April 9, 5-6:30pm. (Through May 17)


Last Chance To See:

Anna Craycroft: The Agency of the Orphan @ University Art Museum

Anna Craycroft: The Agency of the Orphan @ University Art Museum

The Ties That Bind: Artists and Archives @ The University Art Museum, Albany. Working in a wide variety of media, seven artists use the archive in its myriad forms to explore our collective histories and shared humanity: Anna Craycroft, Aurélien Froment, Elise McMahon, Michael Oatman, Kateřina Šedá, Shane Aslan Selzer and Bryan Zanisnik. (Through April 4)

Ellen Siebers: Soft Nails II @ Matteawan Gallery

Ellen Siebers: Soft Nails II @ Matteawan Gallery

Ellen Siebers: Soft Nails @ Matteawan Gallery, Beacon. An exhibition of small-scale oil paintings. (Through April 5)

Works by Douglas Truth @ Good Purpose Gallery

Photographs by Douglas Truth @ Good Purpose Gallery

Elements of Life @ Good Purpose Gallery, Lee. A photography show featuring works by Michael McManmon, Pamela Crimmins, Diane Firtell and Douglass Truth, as well as high school photographers Hannah Flynn and Sina Zabian. (Through April 6)

Paintings by Wren Panzella @ Sorelle Gallery

Paintings by Wren Panzella @ Sorelle Gallery

Wren Panzella: Color in Movement @ Sorelle Gallery, Albany. Wren Panzella’s works depicting music and baseball are explosions of color. (Through April 9)


Continuing:

Works  by Maria Mangano @ Courthouse Gallery

Works by Maria Mangano @ Courthouse Gallery

Prints and Installations: New Work by Maria Mangano @ Courthouse Gallery, Lake George. Prints, works on paper and installations by Maria Mangano, who focuses on the intersection of nature, museums, academia and science to address issues of wildness, wilderness, conservation, memory and humanness. Through April 10)

Jane Dell: Pontormo's Fallen Angel @ Concepto Hudson

Jane Dell: Pontormo’s Fallen Angel @ Concepto Hudson

Interior @ Concepto Hudson, Hudson. Works by five artists: Jane Dell, Fred Fleisher, Joan Fitzsimmons, Brant Moorefield and Meridith Passabet. (Through April 11)

Works by Meg Lipke (left) and Duncan Hannah @ Jeff Bailey Gallery

Works by Meg Lipke (left) and Duncan Hannah @ Jeff Bailey Gallery

Duncan Hannah and Meg Lipke @ Jeff Bailey Gallery, Hudson. Two solo exhibitions: Duncan Hannah’s paintings of ships, cars and women; and Meg Lipke’s paintings and sculptures that began with a straightforward challenge: how to move beyond painting on a rectangular support. (Through April 19)

Richard Merkin: Honoring the Saints, James Vanderzee in Harlem @ Carrie Haddad Gallery

Richard Merkin: Honoring the Saints, James Vanderzee in Harlem @ Carrie Haddad Gallery

Richard Merkin: Some of His Favorite Things @ Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson. A solo exhibit spanning four decades, from the 1960’s through the 2000’s, that features defining selections from the estate of the late American painter, illustrator and arts educator Richard Merkin. (Through April 19)

Influence @ Kleinert/James Center for the Arts

(left) Alexander Ross: Untitled and (right) Alexander Ross’s copy of Barflyze, a comic book by Basil Wolverton @ Kleinert/James Center for the Arts

Influence @ Kleinert/James Center for the Arts, Woodstock. Curator Oliver Wasow invited a group of both well-known and emerging artists to curate their conglomerations of personal objects, suggesting “book covers, an object bought in a flea market, a family photo, an article of clothing, an ashtray, a children’s toy, an album cover, a tree branch, a cereal box….the stuff you have pinned to your studio wall, or stored on your hard drive” as potential candidates for inclusion in the exhibition, which includes the artwork and influential “stuff” of: Kamrooz Aram, Black Lake (Susan Jennings and Slink Moss), Dike Blair, Tim Davis, Gail Fitzgerald, Dana Hoey, Alix Lambert, Miranda Lichtenstein, Cameron Martin, Carl Ostendarp, Alexander Ross, Peter Rostovsky, Lisa Sanditz and Matthew Weinstein. Curator’s talk: Saturday, March 7, 3pm. (Through April 19)

The 37th Annual Photography Regional @ Opalka Gallery

The 37th Annual Photography Regional @ Opalka Gallery

The 37th Annual Photography Regional @ Opalka Gallery, Albany. Since 1979, the annual Photo Regional has served to highlight both emerging and established artists within a 150 mile radius of Albany. This year the exhibition was juried by Robert and Shana ParkeHarrison and features the work of 39 photographers selected from an open call for entries: Jim Allen, Jess Ayotte, Laura Brodsky, Beau Comeaux, Kayla Coons, Jean Dahlgren, Han Dogan, Treha Myth Downey, Michael Farrell, Steven Fink, Jeremy Fink, Jeanne Finley, Connie Frisbee Houde, Rachel Gagnon, George Guarino, Daesha Devon Harris, Stacey Hawkins, Stephen Honicki, Michael Hotchkiss, Scott Keidong, Matthew Klein, Paige Lescault, Michelle Mainella, Iris Mulhern, Clifford Oliver, Julie Pamkowski, Jill PeckVona, Katherine Petit, Branson Quenzer, Luba Ricket, Susan Sabino, Tom Santelli, Erin Shipley, George Simmons, Brittany Valick, Lawrence White, Brian Williams, Yaging Xie and Liv Zabka. (Through April 19)

Photography + Inspiration @ Tivoli Artists Gallery

Photography + Inspiration @ Tivoli Artists Gallery

Photography + Inspirations @ Tivoli Artists Gallery, Tivoli. Fine art photography, mixed media and collage from gallery members. Also showing are painters whose work was inspired by photography, or where a photograph served as a starting point for their work. Artists include: Works by Dana Matthews, Susan Fowler-Gallagher, Gilbert Rios, Silvana Tagliaferri, Frana Baruch, Denise B. Chandler, Tarryl Gabel, Dan Goldman, Anita Kiewra, Lana Hirsch, Roxie Johnson, Greg Martin, Alan Reich, Marcia Slatkin, Karl Volk and Marsha Walton. (Through April 19)

Works by Janice Anthony and Gordana Vukovic @ The Clement Art Gallery

Paintings by Janice Anthony and Gordana Vukovic @ The Clement Art Gallery

Beyond Our Pathways: Nature in Layers @ The Clement Art Gallery, Troy. Paintings by Janice Anthony and mixed media paintings by Gordana Vukovic that strive to find beauty in the ordinary. (Through April 22)

Paintings by Meleko Mokgosi @ The School

Paintings by Meleko Mokgosi @ The School

Meleko Mokgosi @ The School, Kinderhook. Large-scale works by Meleko Mokgosi that examine notions of national identity and post-colonial aesthetics using Botswana, South Africa, Zambia, and Zimbabwe as case studies. Also on display is a group exhibition, Status Quo, that includes work by Vito Acconci, El Anatsui, Radcliffe Bailey, Tim Bavington, Nayland Blake, Yoan Capote, Nick Cave, Gehard Demetz, Vibha Galhotra, Isa Genzken, Kay Hassan, David Ireland, Titus Kaphar, Kerry James Marshall, Enrique Martínez Celaya, Richard Mosse, Reinhard Mucha, Adi Nes, Jackie Nickerson, Manuel Ocampo, Odili Donald Odita, Toyin Odutola, Susana Solano, Jessica Stockholder, Leslie Wayne, Carrie Mae Weems, James Welling, Hank Willis Thomas and Carlos Vega. (Through April 25)

Jeffrey Elgin: Thus Passed Some Days @ The Schick Art Gallery

Jeffrey Elgin: Thus Passed Some Days @ The Schick Art Gallery

Thus Passed Some Days—20 Years upon an Overgrown Path @ The Schick Art Gallery, Saratoga Springs. A solo exhibition of paintings and drawings by Jeffrey Elgin, professor emeritus of studio art at the college. (Through April 26)

(left) Jon Feinstein: 23 Grams and (right) Barbara Ciurej & Lindsay Lochman: Fruit Loops Landscape @ MCLA Gallery 51

(left) Jon Feinstein: 23 Grams and (right) Barbara Ciurej & Lindsay Lochman: Fruit Loops Landscape @ MCLA Gallery 51

Eat This @ MCLA Gallery 51, North Adams. A socially conscious food-art exhibit curated by MCLA students and featuring work by Jon Feinstein, Barbara Ciurej and Lindsay Lochman. (Through April 26)

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)

Cathryn Griffin: Untitled @ Curatorium

Cathryn Griffin: Untitled @ Curatorium

Everyday Places @ Curatorium, Hudson. An exhibition of 30 photographs from Southern Appalachia by Massachusetts transplant, Cathryn Griffin. Also on display: “Veiled Actions,” an installation consisting of more than 60 works by Brooklyn based painter George Hildrew. (Through May 7)

Unknown Artist, A Ruler Worshiping Rama, Sita, Lakshmana, and Hanuman @ The Tang

Unknown Artist, A Ruler Worshiping Rama, Sita, Lakshmana, and Hanuman @ The Tang

Realms of Earth and Sky: Indian Painting from the Fifteenth to the Nineteenth Century @ The Tang Teaching Museum, Saratoga Springs. Exploring important cultural narratives that remain central to living belief systems on the Indian subcontinent, this exhibition includes 43 historic South Asian paintings spanning the fifteenth to nineteenth centuries, from the opulence of the Mughal court to stories of gods in human form, from battle scenes to intimate depictions of courtly love. A series of free events includes acclaimed artists, art-making, dance, music and tours. (Through May 17)

Sybil Andrews: Sledgehammers @ The Clark

Sybil Andrews: Sledgehammers @ The Clark

Machine Age Modernism @ The Clark, Williamstown. An exhibition of prints that capture the tumultuous aesthetic and political climate of the years before, during, and after World Wars I and II in Britain, a period today known as the Machine Age. (Through May 17)

Frank Lloyd Wright: Wasmuth Portfolio @ Williams College Museum of Art

Frank Lloyd Wright: Wasmuth Portfolio @ Williams College Museum of Art

Frank Lloyd Wright: Early Work @ Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown. One of the most prodigious architects of the 20th century, Frank Lloyd Wright published his early works in a luxurious portfolio of 100 plates in Berlin in 1910. In conjunction with Professor Eugene J. Johnson’s seminar Wright Writing, twenty-six of these plates of Wright’s architectural designs come to WCMA from Chapin Library. (Through May 24)

Oil paintings by Lisa David @ Mabee Farm Historic Site

Oil paintings by Lisa David @ Mabee Farm Historic Site

Second Look: Oil Paintings by Lisa David @ Mabee Farm Historic Site, Rotterdam Junction. Inspired by what others neglect to see, Lisa David captures the essence of a moment by focusing on subtle differences in light. (Through May 31)

George Guarino: Emanation @ Short & Stout Tea Company

George Guarino: Emanation @ Short & Stout Tea Company

Cause Persistence @ Short and Stout Tea Company, Albany. An exhibit by George Guarino creates his mixed media works to be focal points for meditation and self-reflection. (Through June 5)

Chuck Close: Alex and Beth Van Hoesen: Maharani @ The Arkell Museum

Chuck Close: Alex and Beth Van Hoesen: Maharani @ The Arkell Museum

The Artist Revealed: Artist Portraits and Self-Portraits @ Arkell Museum, Canajoharie. This exhibition brings together fifty works in a variety of media that examine self-portraits and portraits of other artists. Included in the show are works by Milton Avery, Chuck Close, Leonard Baskin, Edward Steichen, Norman Rockwell and Anders Zorn. Sitters include James McNeill Whistler, Thomas Eakins, Charlie Chaplin, C.S. Lewis and Pablo Casals. Also on display is From House Pets to Endangered Species, an exhibition of prints and drawings by Beth Van Hoesen. (Through June 14)

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.

Works by Andy Warhol @ Williams College Museum of Art

Works by Andy Warhol @ Williams College Museum of Art

Warhol by the Book @ Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown. The first US exhibition to focus on Andy Warhol’s book work features more than 400 objects including unique and unpublished materials. (Through August 16)

George Inness: Twilight @ Williams College Museum of Art

George Inness: Twilight @ Williams College Museum of Art

Three Centuries of American Art @ Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown. Familiar favorites along with artwork new to WCMA’s collection provide a panoply of American creativity. Edward Hopper’s Morning in a City, back on view after its international tour, joins a colorful geometric gouache painting by Stuart Davis. Portrait paintings by John Smibert and Thomas Eakins coalesce with sculpture, decorative arts, and beloved works by Maurice Prendergast. Curator tour: Tuesday, February 24, 12noon. (Through October 4)