ArtBeat: What to See

May 14th, 2015, 11:00 am by Sara

Opening:

Works by El Anatsui @ The School

Works by El Anatsui @ The School

El Anatsui: Five Decades @ The School, Kinderhook. The School celebrates its first year anniversary with a solo exhibition of works by El Anatsui spanning fifty years of his career, from compositions in painting, wood, and clay to the magnificent metal works for which he is renowned. Opening reception: Sunday, May 17, 1-4pm. (Through September 26)

A spring reading celebration  @ Art Omi

A spring reading celebration @ Art Omi

Spring Writers Omi Reading + Barbecue Feast @ Art Omi, Ghent. Art Omi concludes its spring writers-in-residence season with public readings from a diverse group of literary talents ranging from genres of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and theater as well as several rare translation talents including an author who belongs to the Swedish-speaking minority of Finns as well as an resident writing in the Basque language. A barbecue celebration follows. Saturday, May 16, 5pm.

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Thomas Holton: Bath Time @ Davis Orton Gallery

Thomas Holton: Bath Time @ Davis Orton Gallery

Thomas Holton, The Lams of Ludlow Street @ Davis Orton Gallery, Hudson. An exhibition of photographs documenting one family’s life, from 2002 to the present, as it unfolds in a 350 square foot apartment in New York City’s Chinatown. Reception: Saturday, May 16, 5-7pm. (Through June 21)

EdieBresler: The Patel Family @ Davis Orton Gallery

EdieBresler: The Patel Family @ Davis Orton Gallery

Edie Bresler, We Sold a Winner @ David Orton Gallery, Hudson. Edie Bresler’s photographs and their accompanying stories focus on main street America through the lens of state lotteries. Reception: Saturday, May 16, 5-7pm. (Through June 21)

Works by Don Gummer @ Morrison Gallery

Works by Don Gummer @ Morrison Gallery

Works on Paper @ Morrison Gallery, Kent. A solo exhibition of watercolor, encaustic and mixed media pieces by Don Gummer. Opening reception: May 16 from 5-7pm. (Through June 21)

Works by (clockwise from top) Jane Bloodgood-Abrams, Valerie Craig and Jill Fishon-Kovachick @ The Laffer Gallery

Works by (clockwise from top) Jane Bloodgood-Abrams, Valerie Craig and Jill Fishon-Kovachick @ The Laffer Gallery

From The Earth @ The Laffer Gallery, Schuylerville. Works by three artists influenced by the great 19th century tradition that visually glorified this region: Jane Bloodgood-Abrams (landscape paintings), Valerie Craig (oil and watercolor paintings) and Jill Fishon-Kovachick (ceramics). Opening reception: Saturday, May 16, 5-8pm. (Through June 21)


Last Chance To See:

Kardash Onnig

Kardash Onnig

TransFOURming Sorrow @ 76 Halas Lane Stanfordville. A multimedia installation that commemorates the centennial of the Armenian genocide, inviting visitors to enter the “Womb of Sorrow” where they will encounter four different auditory experiences emanating from four large speakers handcrafted by Onnig Kardash: Armenian Blues, a recitation of Vahe Vahian’s poem by Melo Ekizian; Rhythmic Heart Beats featuring percussionist Mher Vahakn Ajamian on drum; Vocal Resonances with Zulal, an Armenian a capella folk trio; and A Composition, mixed by electronic musician Phil Moffa. (Through May 16)

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)

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. (Through May 17)

Works by Eric Lainson and Madison LaVallee @ University Art Museum

Works by Eric Lainson and Madison LaVallee @ University Art Museum

The Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition @ University Art Museum, Albany. An exhbition of works by the University’s MFA candidates: Anthony J. Camarota, Jaymee Harvey, Eric Lainson, Madison LaVallee, Thomas Makovitch and Jason Kates van Staveren. (Through May 17)

Works by Ariel K. Burgess and Bryan Powers @ Good Purpose Gallery

Works by Ariel K. Burgess and Bryan Powers @ Good Purpose Gallery

Shared Planet @ Good Purpose Gallery, Lee. Ariel K. Burgess, Melissa Matsuki Lillie, Laura Christensen and Bryan Powers explore our connection to the natural world in honor of Earth Day on April 22, 2015. In addition, the gallery annex will feature Dr. Michael McManmon’s photography, highlighting Autism Awareness month. (Through May 18)

Visual Variations @ Fulton Street Gallery

Visual Variations @ Fulton Street Gallery

Visual Variations @ Fulton Street Gallery, Troy. The work of 36 students in Hudson Valley Community College’s Digital Media degree and certificate programs will be on display. (Through May 22)


Continuing:

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)

Paintings by Sasha Chermayeff @ BCB ART

Paintings by Sasha Chermayeff @ BCB ART

Slant Flying @ BCB ART, Hudson. An exhibition of new paintings by Sasha Chermayeff. Also on view will be a selection of gallery artists, including work by Emily Gui, Benjamin Swett, Michael Lindsay-Hogg and others. (Through May 24)

Alberto Roman: Purgatory Rocks and Caitlin Belk: Spark @ MCLA Gallery 51

Alberto Roman: Purgatory Rocks and Caitlin Belk: Spark @ MCLA Gallery 51

Future Echoes @ MCLA Gallery 51, North Adams. The MCLA Senior Art Major Thesis Show featuring the work of nine seniors using a wide variety of media: Betsy Baczek, Matthew Barge, Caitlin Belk, Emily Boughton, Shelagh Conley, Alexander Jamal, Dylan Limoges, Alberto Roman and Denis Sinclair. (Through May 24)

Priscilla Derven: DISLAND 15 @ John Davis Gallery

Priscilla Derven: DISLAND 15 @ John Davis Gallery

DISLAND: Paintings 2013-2015 @ John Davis Gallery, Hudson. A solo exhibition of paintings by Priscilla Derven. (Through May 24)

Natalie Levy: And Then They Were Gone @ 510 Warren Street Gallery

Natalie Levy: And Then They Were Gone @ 510 Warren Street Gallery

Natalie Levy @ 510 Warren Street Gallery, Hudson. Streetscapes, recent work in oil, pastel and charcoal by Natalie Levy. Opening reception: May 2, 3-6pm. (Through May 24)

Works by Olive Farrell and Denise B. Chandler @ Tivoli Artists Gallery

Works by Olive Farrell and Denise B. Chandler @ Tivoli Artists Gallery

Two Views of Our World: a Photographer and a Painter @ Tivoli Artists Gallery, Tivoli. Photographs by Denise B. Chandler and paintings by Olive Farrell. (Through May 24)

Works by Sergei Isupov @ Independent Arts Projects

Works by Sergei Isupov @ Independent Arts Projects

Family Affair @ Independent Art Projects, North Adams. Works by Sergei Isupov and Kadri Pärnamets and their five-year-old daughter, Roosi Isupov that reveal intense explorations of self, relationship, and family. (Through May 25)

Works by Paulo Castro @ Christopher Coleman Collection

Works by Paulo Castro @ Christopher Coleman Collection

Tenso Paintings @ Christopher Coleman Collection, Hudson. An exhibit of works by Venezuelan artist Paulo Castro, whose paintings evoke an electrifying sense of tension. (Through May 25)

Works by Robert Bootier and David Francis @ Clement Art Gallery

Works by Robert Bootier and David Francis @ Clement Art Gallery

In Search of Illusion @ Clement Frame Shop, Albany. Realist paintings by Robert Bootier (oils) and David Francis (pastels). (Through May 27)

Luca Pearl Khosrova: Wrestlers @ Thompson Giroux Gallery

Luca Pearl Khosrova: Wrestlers @ Thompson Giroux Gallery

Passage Path Road Route Way @ Thompson Giroux Gallery, Chatham. A group exhibition featuring the work of Owen Barensfeld, Madeleine Boga, Kyle Bradford, Luca Pearl Khosrova, Natalya Kornblum-Laudi, Zach Neven, Isabel Piazza, Jannelle Roberts, Casson Rugen and Robert W. Smith. (Through May 31)

Works by Caroline Kaars Sypesteyn @ No. 6 Depot Gallery

Works by Caroline Kaars Sypesteyn @ No. 6 Depot Gallery

Caroline Kaars Sypesteyn @ No. 6 Depot Gallery, West Stockbridge. Works by Caroline Kaars Sypesteyn in linen and plaster using elemental, organic shapes. (Through May 31)

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)

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. (Through May 31)

Joe Richards: No.23) Essex V @ Carrie Haddad Gallery

Joe Richards: No.23) Essex V @ Carrie Haddad Gallery

Heavy Metal @ Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson. A solo show of highly realistic paintings by Joe Richards. (Through May 31)

Avalon Archives

 

Avalon Archives @ The Falcon, Marboro. Numerous pieces from The Avalon Archives: A Museum of Roots and Rock ‘n’ Roll, which pays tribute to musicians through art and education. The museum’s collection – paintings, photographs, rare posters, books, and recordings – is housed in a three story farmhouse on the Tilly Foster Farm in Brewster, New York. (Through May 31)

Works by Quinn Guarino @ Upstate Artists Guild

Works by Quinn Guarino @ Upstate Artists Guild

George Guarino and Quinn Guarino @ Upstate Artists Guild, Albany. Works by father and son George Guarino (digital collages) and Quinn Guarino (drawings and paintings). (Through May 31)

David Austin: Empty @ Carrie Haddad Gallery

David Austin: Empty @ Carrie Haddad Gallery

Cast of Characters @ Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson. Figurative works by Michael Crawford, Paul Katz and David Austin. (Through May 31)

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)

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)

Paintings by Kico Govantes @ GCCA Catskill Gallery

Paintings by Kico Govantes @ GCCA Catskill Gallery

El Primer Abrazo @ GCCA Catskill Gallery, Catskill. A solo show of Kico Govantes’ vibrant and dynamic stick figure paintings. (Through June 6)

Linear Language; More is More @ GCCA Catskill Gallery

Linear Language; More is More @ GCCA Catskill Gallery

Linear Language; More is More @ GCCA Catskill Gallery, Catskill. A showcase of detailed, obsessive and repetitive drawings by Hudson Valley contemporary artists including Henrietta Mantooth, Ken Polinskie, Ruth Leonard, Wendy Ide Williams, Matt Bua and Sara Pruiksma, among others. The exhibit explores drawing as a way of developing and recording a language, mapping one’s personal history and evolution of thoughts. (Through June 6)

Works by Sharon Butler @ Matteawan Gallery

Works by Sharon Butler @ Matteawan Gallery

New Social Situations @ Matteawan Gallery, Beacon. Paintings and mixed media works on canvas by Sharon Butler. (Through June 7)

Barbara Price: #256 @ North Main Gallery

Barbara Price: #256 @ North Main Gallery

Between Two Walls @ North Main Gallery, Salem. Works on paper by Barbara Price and David Greenberger. (Through June 13)

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)

Rachel Papo: Roan with the Outhouse Guestbook @ Center for Photography at Woodstock

Rachel Papo: Roan with the Outhouse Guestbook @ Center for Photography at Woodstock

Homeschooled @ Center for Photography at Woodstock, Woodstock. For over a decade, the American-born Israeli photographer Rachel Papo has been examining the experience of youth within the framework of various cultural institutions, from female conscripts in the Israeli Army to ballet students in St. Petersburg, Russia, to crazed fans of boy bands across the United States. (Through June 14)

Molly Lamb: In Their Purse Pockets

Molly Lamb: In Their Purse Pockets @ The Center for Photography at Woodstock

PHOTOGRAPHY NOW 2015 @ Center for Photography at Woodstock, Woodstock. Juried by David Bram, editor, founder and curator of Fraction Magazine, this years’ installment of CPW’s annual Photography Now exhibition presents ten artists from across the US who approach the medium of photography from a wide range of directions. (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.

John Hartranft

John Hartranft, Class of 1853, seated at center, earned a Medal of Honor as commander of the 4th Pennsylvania Volunteers. He also played a key role after the assassination of Lincoln.

Profound and Poignant @ Dyson Gallery, Schenectady. An exhibit that examines the lives of Union alumni and others from the College who were key witnesses and makers of history in the Civil War era, including two secretaries of state, military leaders, Medal of Honor recipients and the man who failed to prevent Lincoln’s assassination.

Works by Christine Hales @  The Chatham Bookstore

Works by Christine Hales @ The Chatham Bookstore

Rabbit Trails @ The Chatham Bookstore, Chatham. Recent paintings by Christine Hales depicting landscapes and animal imagery. (Through June 26)

Sisters in Polka-dot Dresses, One with Beauty Mark and Purse @ The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center

Sisters in Polka-dot Dresses, One with Beauty Mark and Purse @ The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center

Through the Looking Glass: Daguerreotype Masterworks from the Dawn of Photography @ Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Poughkeepsie. A comprehensive collection of close to 150 daguerreotypes from America, France, England, and the Mideast featuring subject matter as diverse as landscapes, architectural studies, occupations, post-mortem images and portraiture. (Through June 28)

Paintings by Leon A. Comstock, Jr @ Neumann Fine Art

Paintings by Leon A. Comstock, Jr @ Neumann Fine Art

Leon A. Comstock, Jr. @ Neumann Fine Art, Hillsdale. A solo exhibition of highly realistic landscape paintings. (Through July 11)

Works by Scott Michael Ackerman @ Albany Center Gallery

Works by Scott Michael Ackerman @ Albany Center Gallery

Edge @ Albany Center Gallery, Albany. A group show by artists who transcend traditional media, rendering, and representation to create thought-provoking, raw, and unconventional works of art: Scott Michael Ackerman, Michael Conlin, Han Dogan, Gregory Maxwell Dunn, Michael Eck, James Paulsen, Rico Pendejo, Patrick Porter, Erik Savage, Frank Smith, Thierry Taule and Alex Waters. (Through July 24)

Photographs by Anton Lyalin @ Sohn Fine Art

Photographs by Anton Lyalin @ Sohn Fine Art

Portrait of Africa @ Sohn Fine Art Gallery, Lenox. Photographs by Anton Lyalin. Artist’s reception, talk and book signing: Saturday, July 11. (Through July 27)

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)

Walter Launt Palmer: Stairway Interior @ Albany Institute of History and Art

Walter Launt Palmer: Stairway Interior @ Albany Institute of History and Art

Walter Launt Palmer: Painting the Moment @ Albany Institute of History and Art, Albany. Artist Walter Launt Palmer (1854–1932), the son of Albany sculptor Erastus Dow Palmer, has enjoyed a revival of interest in the art world over the last several years. The Albany Institute holds one of the largest public collections of his work, including oil and watercolor paintings, pastels, and drawings, as well as letters and photographs. This exhibition presents for the first time in more than a decade the broad range of Palmer’s work, offering a visual overview of his life, travels, and artistic interests. (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)

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. (Through March 2016)