ArtBeat: What To See

September 17th, 2015, 11:09 am by Sara

Opening:

Unveil @ Post Contemporary

Unveil @ Post Contemporary

Unveil @ Post Contemporary, Troy. A gala fundraiser to celebrate the grand opening of the new Post Contemporary (formerly CAC-Woodside) that will unveil the renovated neo-gothic church, and usher in the first push of an ambitous art and performance schedule. All proceeds from the event contribute to the ongoing work of the Post Contemporary, supporting artists and stewarding a beautiful historic property. Tickets, starting at $85.00 per person, are on sale here or at the door the evening of the event. For those in the “under 35” crowd, a reduced ticket price of $55.00 is available. Saturday, September 19, 7pm-midnight.

A Transitional Interpretation: American Roots Music by Five Photographers @ The Folklife Gallery

A Transitional Interpretation: American Roots Music by Five Photographers @ The Folklife Gallery

Transitional Interpretation: American Roots Music By Five Photographers @ The Folklife Gallery at the Crandall Library, Glens Falls. Guest curator and photographer Andrzej Pilarczyk, along with four of his colleagues (Joseph Deuel, Enid Farber, Bryan Lasky and Lawrence White), provides a look at an insider’s view of the dramatic worlds of live music performance. Reception and gallery talk: Saturday, September 19, 4-7pm. (Through December 31)

Flatform: dotQuantum @ EMPAC

Flatform: dotQuantum @ EMPAC

Flatform: dotQuantum @ EMPAC, Troy. Defining their work as “spectral landscape,” the artists combine on-location footage with digitally created environmental effects (wind, rain, and rapid cuts between day and night) to produce optical illusions and temporal ambiguity that call into question our understanding of chronological time. Thursday, September 17, 8pm.

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Ann Larson: Sunrise @ The Laffer Gallery

Ann Larson: Sunrise @ The Laffer Gallery

A Delicate Balance @ The Laffer Gallery, Schuylerville. A group exhibition, inspired by the natural environment, featuring Ann Larsen, James Sankowski, Mark Tougias and George Van Hook. Opening reception: Saturday, September 19, 5-8pm. (Through October 18)

Works by Christy Rupp @ BCB AR

Works by Christy Rupp @ BCB ART

Carbon, Mostly @ BCB ART, Hudson. New work by Christy Rupp. Also on view: work by John Foxx, Michael Lindsay-Hogg, Lynn Itzokwitz, Musho Rodney Alan Greenblat, Richard Butler, Gmily Gui and others. Artist’s reception: Saturday, September 19, 6-8pm. (Through October 11)

CapitalRegion50The Capital Region in 50 Objects @ Albany Institute of History & Art, Albany. 50 objects to chosen represent the diverse history of The Capital Region over the past four hundred years. Opening reception: Friday, September 18, 5:30-7:30pm. (Through April 3, 2016)

Michelle Grabner and Brad Killam: Oyster #5 @ The Tang

Michelle Grabner and Brad Killam: Oyster #5 @ The Tang

Affinty Atlas @ The Tang, Saratoga Springs. An exhibition of works by contemporary artists that draws inspiration from the last work of the pioneering art historian Aby Warburg, who from 1925 to 1929 (the year of his death) undertook an ambitious cataloguing project — a visual compendium of his life’s research. Forgoing the customary art historical narrative, Warburg instead chose to illuminate his scholarly research through a constellation of some 2,000 images, which he pinned onto a series of room-filling black panels. (Through January 3, 2016)

Works by Tom Nicol @ The Teaching Gallery

Works by Tom Nicol @ The Teaching Gallery

With Which: Works by Tom Nicol @ The Teaching Gallery, Troy. Minimally spare paintings and drawings by this Columbia County artist. Artist Discussion: Thursday, Sept. 17, 3-4pm. Opening reception: Thursday, September 17, 4-6pm. (Through October 24)

Daisy Craddock: Copper Beeches @ John Davis Gallery

Daisy Craddock: Copper Beeches @ John Davis Gallery


Daisy Craddock: Four Decades @ John Davis Gallery, Hudson. Landscape paintings by Daisy Craddock Also on display: Sculpture by Renee Iacone, paintings, drawings and sculpture by Jenny Snider, paintings by Larry Brown and ceramics by Bruce Gagnier. Artists’ reception: Saturday, September 19, 6-8pm. (Through October 11)


Last Chance To See:

Works by Adam Daily @ Lapham Gallery

Works by Adam Daily @ Lapham Gallery

RE-FORM-ED @ Lapham Gallery, Glens Falls. Works by Adam Daily, Sassoon Kosian and Carol Radsprecher that evaluate and define different shapes and forms using both traditional art techniques and technology. (Through September 18)

Works by Gina Occhiogrosso, Laura Von Rosk and Andrea Hersh  @ Clement Gallery

Works by Gina Occhiogrosso, Laura Von Rosk and Andrea Hersh @ Clement Gallery

This Changes Everything @ Clement Gallery, Troy. Works by Gina Occhiogrosso, Laura Von Rosk and Andrea Hersh. (Through September 23)


Continuing:

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. (Through September 26)

Paintings by Christie Scheele @ Albert Shahinian Fine Art

Paintings by Christie Scheele @ Albert Shahinian Fine Art

Contours/Distillations @ Albert Shahinian Fine Art, Rhinebeck. Atmospheric landscapes by Christie Scheele. (Through September 27)

James McNeill Whistler: Arrangement in Grey and Black No.1 @ The Clark

James McNeill Whistler: Arrangement in Grey and Black No.1 @ The Clark

Whistler’s Mother: Grey, Black, and White @ The Clark, Williamstown. An exhibition celebrating the iconic American painting as well as 25 additional works by James McNeill Whistler. (Through September 27)

(left) Mary Heilmann: Rietveld-Remix #6 and Donald Baechler: Bather @ Art Omi

(left) Mary Heilmann: Rietveld-Remix #6 and Donald Baechler: Bather @ Art Omi

The Crayon Miscellany @ Art Omi, Ghent. The 2015 Summer Group Exhibiton, curated by Julie Ryan includes works by Donald Baechler, Mary Heilmann, Michael Zahn, Pamela Fraser, Robert Montgomery, Tamuna Sirbiladze, Andreas Reiter Raabe, Ron Amstutz, Julie Ryan, Jason Stopa, John Monti, Andrew Huston, and Clare Grill. (Through September 27)

Works by Ramon Lascano @ Hudson Opera House

Works by Ramon Lascano @ Hudson Opera House

Ramon Lascano @ Hudson Opera House, Hudson. Now based in Tivoli, Argentinian artist Ramon Lascano uses an alchemist’s touch as he recycles old maps, paper and books rendered obsolete in the digital age to make intricate sculptures, wall-mounted pieces and literary creations. (Through September 27)

Paintings by Joanna Zeller Quentin @ Equis Gallery

Paintings by Joanna Zeller Quentin @ Equis Gallery

Joanna Zeller Quentin @ Equis Art Gallery, Red Hook. Paintings by Joanna Zeller Quentin. (Through September 30)

Liz Deschenes: Gallery 4.1.1 @ MASS MoCA

Liz Deschenes: Gallery 4.1.1 @ MASS MoCA

Liz Deschenes: Gallery 4.1.1 @ MASS MoCA, North Adams. Liz Deschenes takes the medium of photography itself and its conditions as the subject of her work. Described as “self-reflexive” or “concrete photography,” Deschenes’ practice makes visible the materials, properties, and chemical processes of photography rather than represent the external world.

Thomas Cole: Lake Winnepesaukee @ Albany Institute of History and Art

Thomas Cole: Lake Winnepesaukee @ Albany Institute of History and Art

The Making of the Hudson River School @ Albany Institute of History and Art. The Albany Institute of History and Art unveils its first online exhibition, which answers the frequently asked question, “What is the Hudson River School?”

Artists' Choice: An Expanded Field of Photography @ MASS MoCA

Miranda Lichtenstein, Danse Serpentine (doubled and refracted) @ MASS MoCA

Artists’ Choice: An Expanded Field of Photography @ MASS MoCA, North Adams. In conjunction with a solo exhibition of work specifically made for MASS MoCA, Liz Deschenes has curated a group exhibition featuring six artists whose work expands the field of photography: Dana Hoey, Miranda Lichtenstein, Craig Kalpakjian, Josh Tonsfeldt, Sara VanDerBeek and Randy West. Several of the featured artists make work that is considered photographic but is camera-less, while, for others, photography has laid the groundwork for the moving image or functions as a jumping-off point for sculptural investigations.

Jeff Starr: Le Freak @ No. Six Depot

Jeff Starr: Le Freak @ No. Six Depot

Panorama @ No. Six Depot Gallery, West Stockbridge. An exhibition featuring 20 artists. (Through October 1)

Works by Bettina Speckner @ Sienna Patti Contemporary

Works by Bettina Speckner @ Sienna Patti Contemporary

Things of This World Keeping Their Difficult Balance @ Sienna Patti Contemporary, Lenox. A solo exhibition of work by Bettina Speckner, whose jewelry creations based on tintypes examine the balance between the subjective and the objective, harnessing the inherent “historical” quality of found photographs to elicit a new experience of time. (Through October 4)

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)

Richard Segalman: Simi Stone in White @ Inky Editions

Richard Segalman: Simi Stone in White @ Inky Editions

Richard Segalman: Recent Monotypes @ Inky Editions, Hudson. This inaugural exhibition at the recently-opened makerspace features 40 monotype prints from the past two decades. (Through October 4)

The Now Forever @ Basilica Hudson

The Now Forever @ Basilica Hudson

The Now Forever @ Basilca Hudson, Hudson. This group exhibition brings together thirteen artists whose work looks towards the new and progresses into the future. Curators’ discussion: Sunday, September 27, 6-8pm. (Through October 4)

Daniel Mosher Long: In Place of Memory @ Davis Orton Gallery

Daniel Mosher Long: In Place of Memory @ Davis Orton Gallery

The Constructed Image @ Davis Orton Gallery, Hudson. Solo exhibitions by Rebecca Clark and Daniel Mosher Long; also on display are portfolio showcases by Bridget Murphy Milligan and Neil C. Jones. (Through October 4)

Thomas Huber: Merge @ Matteawan Gallery

Thomas Huber: Merge @ Matteawan Gallery

Merge @ Matteawan Gallery, Beacon. Paintings and collages by Thomas Huber. (Through October 4)

John Atchley: Quarry Hill #1 @ Sohn Fine Art

John Atchley: Quarry Hill #1 @ Sohn Fine Art

abstrakt @ Sohn Fine Art Gallery, Lenox. Works by John Atchley, Peggy Braun, Denise B. Chandler, Seth Resnick and Cassandra Sohn. (Through October 4)

Elana Goren: Sheep @ Theo Ganz Gallery

Elana Goren: Sheep @ Theo Ganz Gallery

Prints and Drawings @ Theo Ganz Studio, Beacon. Works by Elana Goren, Kirsten Kucer and Jackie Skrzynski. (Through October 4)

Works by David Dew Bruner @ Carrie Haddad Gallery

Works by David Dew Bruner @ Carrie Haddad Gallery

strong>Paper @ Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson. A group exhibition of paper from artists of the region: Ellen Nieves, Louise LaPlante, Melinda McDaniel, Anne Francey, Edward Avedisian, David Dew Bruner, Matthew Hopkins, William Bond Walker, Mark Beard, Gabriel de la Portilla and James Meyer. (Through October 4)

Side by Side @ The Shaker Museum

Side by Side @ The Shaker Museum

Side by Side; Shaker and Modern Design @ The Shaker Museum, New Lebanon. An exhibition examining the idea of modernism and its connection to ideals of utopian social reform through the lens of Shaker and modern furnishings, with works by iconic designers such as Jens Risom, Børge Mogensen, George Nakashima and Wharton Esherick shown alongside Shaker works from the nineteenth century. (Through October 12)

Roberto Lugo: We Are All Kings @ Ferrin Contemporary

Roberto Lugo: We Are All Kings @ Ferrin Contemporary


Ghetto Garniture: Wu Tang Worcester @ Ferrin Contemporary, North Adams. Roberto Lugo’s ceramic works explore eclecticism and culture by juxtaposing street graffiti, European decorative patterning and rich symbolism drawn from his Puerto Rican heritage. (Through October 12)

Martha Rosler: Bathroom Surveillance or Vanity Eye @ The Tang Teaching Museum

Martha Rosler: Bathroom Surveillance or Vanity Eye @ The Tang Teaching Museum

Dismantling The House @ The Tang Teaching Museum, Saratoga Springs. A selection of work by female artists who adopt unconventional approaches to medium, genre and other art historical categories to destabilize traditional notions of painting, craft and pop culture. (Through October 18)

Jim Gaylord: Mermaid with Cowboy Boots @ Jeff Bailey Gallery

Jim Gaylord: Mermaid with Cowboy Boots @ Jeff Bailey Gallery

Eat A Peach @ Jeff Bailey Gallery, Hudson. Paintings, works on paper and sculpture, linked by saturated color, textured surfaces and replication of forms, by Jim Gaylord, Douglas Melini, Loie Hollowell and Carl D’Alvia. (Through October 18)

Works by Eric Egas @ Albany Institute of History and Art

Works by Eric Egas @ Albany Institute of History and Art

Seeing Double: The Anaglyphs of Eric Egas @ Albany Institute of History and Art, Albany. Evoking imaginary worlds between dream and memory, these three-dimensional stereoscopic images trick the eye into seeing depth with the aid of 3D glasses. (Through October 25)

Works by Maggie Nowinski @ MCLA Gallery 51

Works by Maggie Nowinski @ MCLA Gallery 51

eat me alive so that I may see you from the inside @ MCLA Gallery 51, North Adams. A collaborative exhibit exploring re-imagined biology and speculative fictions between artists Maggie Nowinski, Alicia Renadette and Torsten Zenas Burns. (Through October 25)

Works by Jon Brooks @ Hancock Shaker Village

Works by Jon Brooks @ Hancock Shaker Village

Modern Wings & Shaker Roots @ Hancock Shaker Village, Pittsfield. Contemporary artists Jon Brooks, Fritz Horstman, Christina LaSala and Dennis Maher explore the Shaker aesthetic in this exhibition of large-scale sculpture installed across the museum campus. (Through November 1)

Lily Prince: Here, There and Everywhere 18 @ Thompson Giroux Gallery

Lily Prince: Here, There and Everywhere 18 @ Thompson Giroux Gallery

Visions and Voices @ Thompson Giroux Gallery, Chatham. Works by Irving Kriesberg, Lily Prince, D. Jack Solomon and Robin Whiteman.
(Through November 1)

Works by Michael Boroniec @ Berkshire Museum

Works by Michael Boroniec @ Berkshire Museum

Michael Boroniec @ Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield. A solo exhibition of complex ceramics, including the sculptor’s signature spiral vases and work from his series built on casts of human skulls. (Through November 22)

Ion Codrescu: Wind Gusting...Louisa Howerow  @ Mandeville Gallery

Ion Codrescu: Wind Gusting…Louisa Howerow @ Mandeville Gallery

Ion Codrescu: Haiga Painting @ Mandeviklle Gallery, Schenectady. An exhibition, held in conjunction with Haiku North America, of Ion Codrescu’s haiga paintings, is a unique genre of art that combines painting, poetry (haiku), and calligraphy. Artist talk and reception: Thursday, October 15, 5-6:30pm. (Through November 29)

Art and Aesthetics in Video Game Design @ Opalka Gallery

Art and Aesthetics in Video Game Design @ Opalka Gallery

From Concept to Console: Art and Aesthetics in Video Game Design @ Opalka Gallery, Albany. An exhibit focusing on the artist’s inspiration and process from early concept art to final in-game imagery, including works by the creators of Machinarium, Botanicula, Skylanders: SWAP Force, The Dream Machine, The Unfinished Swan, Transistor and Tengami. Panel discussion: Women in Games: Sunday, October 27, 3pm. (Through December 13)

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. (Through December 31)

Clifford Ross: Landscape Seen & Imagined @ MASS MoCA

Clifford Ross: Landscape Seen & Imagined @ MASS MoCA

Clifford Ross: Landscape Seen & Imagined @ MASS MoCA, North Adams. This major mid-career survey documents Clifford Ross’s longstanding project to reconcile realism and abstraction. The exhibition takes place throughout two buildings, six galleries and an exterior performing arts courtyard and includes a 24’ high x 114’ long photograph on raw wood that spans the length of MASS MoCA’s tallest gallery and an immersive installation of animated video on twelve separate 24’ high screens. A second phase of the exhibition, launching June 26, features an immersive outdoor video installation and an augmented reality experience accessible through the viewer’s smartphone.

David Austin: Young...Once @ The Massry Center

David Austin: Young…Once @ The Massry Center

David Austin: Wild Strawberries @ Esther Massry Gallery, Albany. Paintings by David Austin, inspired by the Ingmar Bergman film, Wild Strawberries, which tells the story of an older professor’s nostalgic visit back to where he spent his childhood, inspiring a parallel journey for the artist. Also on display: Paintings by Ginny Casey and Steve Pearson and sculpture by Patrick Cuffe. (Through February 21, 2015)

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)