ArtBeat: What To See

October 22nd, 2015, 10:00 am by Sara

Opening:

Chad Weckler: Uncommon Beauty @ The Foundation Gallery

Chad Weckler: Uncommon Beauty @ The Foundation Gallery

Uncommon Beauty @ The Foundation Gallery, Greenport. Photographer Chad Weckler seeks the extraordinary in the ordinary in these urban environmental portraits. Opening reception: Thursday, Oct 22, 12:30pm. (Through November 14)

David Shaw: Dear Everything @ Jeff Bailey Gallery

David Shaw: Dear Everything @ Jeff Bailey Gallery

David Shaw: Dear Everything @ Jeff Bailey Gallery, Hudson. An exhibition of new sculpture by David Shaw, who mixes the natural and the manufactured as he combines wood, glass, steel and rope with holographic laminate, paint and fake moss. Opening reception: Saturday, October 24, 6-8pm. (Through December 6)

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Jacques-Louis David: Comte Henri-Amédée-Mercure de Turenne-d'Aynac @ The Clark

Jacques-Louis David: Comte Henri-Amédée-Mercure de Turenne-d’Aynac @ The Clark

An Eye for Excellence @ The Clark Art Institute, Williamstown. As the Clark Art Institute celebrates its sixtieth year, this exhibition aims to demystify why and how the Clark collects works of art, as well as examine the growth of the museum’s collection over the past two decades. Opens Sunday, October 25. (Through April 10)

Mary Ellen Riell: Rocky Shore, Maine @ The Laffer Gallery

Mary Ellen Riell: Rocky Shore, Maine @ The Laffer Gallery

3rd Annual Upstate Invitational @ The Laffer Gallery, Schuylerville. Works by Mary Ellen Riell, Chad Smith and JoAnn Axford. Opening reception: Saturday, October 24, 5-8pm. (Through November 29)


Last Chance To See:

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. (Through October 24)

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)

Paintings by Robert Moylan @ Clement Art Gallery

Paintings by Robert Moylan @ Clement Art Gallery

Robert Moylan @ Clement Gallery, Troy. An exhibition of paintings by the master gouache painter. (Through October 28)


Continuing:

Works by Abraham Ferraro @ Courthouse Gallery

Works by Abraham Ferraro @ Courthouse Gallery

Which Way @ Courthouse Gallery, Lake George. A gallery installation by Abraham Ferraro, who began this series of colorful, mailable sculptures made from packing materials and shipping labels in 2011. Since then the series has grown to over 100 pieces of sculpture, which are exhibited together as an installation. Each time the installation is shown, new pieces are added and mailed to the exhibition venue. (Through October 30)

Steven Minchin: Nine Black  @ Lark Street BID

Steven Minchin: Nine Black @ Lark Street BID

Nine Black: Notions on Decor @ Lark Street BID, Albany. New works by Steven Minchin, created from Marshall’s clearance shelf, repurpose and reclaim the decorative arts. (Through October 31)

Lacey Weigand: Unification @ The Second Floor Gallery

Lacey Weigand: Unification @ The Second Floor Gallery

Lacey Weigand @ Second Floor Gallery, Glens Falls. Black and white photographs by Lacey Weigand. (Through October 31)

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 Steven Siegel @ Independent Art Projects

Works by Steven Siegel @ Independent Art Projects

Biography @ Independent Art Projects, North Adams. Cynthia Reeves presents sculpture by Steven Siegel. (Through November 1)

Elizabeth Zunon: I Can Hear That Whistle Blow @ Saratoga Arts

Elizabeth Zunon: I Can Hear That Whistle Blow @ Saratoga Arts

Many Rivers: Black Dimensions in Art @ Saratoga Arts, Saratoga Springs. A showcase of established and emerging artists from the USA, Europe, Africa, and the Caribbean, with works by Marcus Kwame Anderson, Betty Blayton, Aleathia Brown, Stanwyck Cromwell, Avel de Knight, Francelise Dawkins, Mikel Elam, Herbert Gentry, Daesha Devón Harris, Robert Charles Hudson, Femi Johnson, Hollis King, Jacqueline Lake-Sample, Eugene J. Martin, Carlton Murrell, Clifford Oliver, Andre Rochester, Stephen J. Tyson, Takeyce Walter, Frank Wimberley and Elizabeth Zunon. (Through November 7)

Works by Sydney Cash and Laura Gurton @ Theo Ganz Studio

Works by Sydney Cash and Laura Gurton @ Theo Ganz Studio

Bits and Pieces and Remastered Portraits @ Theo Ganz Studio, Beacon. Laura Gurton’s Bits and Pieces consists of compositions created from the photographs that have been manipulated to alter the colors and compositions and then recombined with bits and pieces from other manipulated photographs to form new works. Sydney Cash’s Remastered Portraits executes patterns in oil paint on top of prints of historical portraits and contemporary photographs to radically alter the images and change our perception – even as they retain their instant familiarity. (Through November 8)

Lee Marshall: Red Roof @ John Davis Gallery

Lee Marshall: Red Roof @ John Davis Gallery

Lee Marshall @ John Davis Gallery, Hudson. Six solo shows: in the main gallery, watercolors by Lee MarshallJan Abt and in the carriage house, sculpture by Erin Walrath and Nandita Raman and paintings by Ying Li and Elisa Jensen. (Through November 8)

George Guarino: Scripted Day @ Spectrum Theatre Lobby

George Guarino: Scripted Day @ Spectrum Theatre Lobby

Mouthful of Memory @ Spectrum 8 Theatres Art-Space, Albany. New digital collage works by George Guarino leave the construction of memory to the viewer. (Through November 9)

TELLING @ Albany Center Gallery

TELLING @ Albany Center Gallery

TELLING @ Albany Center Gallery, Albany. Works by Jane McCambley, Theresa McTague, Josette Pastore and Alana Sparrow. Reception: Friday, November 6, 5-8pm. (Through November 13)

The Fiber Show @ CCCA

The Fiber Show @ CCCA

A Stitch in Time: The Fiber Show @ Columbia County Council on the Arts, Hudson. A showcase of works related to the fiber medium: knit, crochet, woven, spun, knotted, felted, riveted and tatted. (Through November 14)

Vincent Pomilio: Horizon Lines @ Carrie Haddad Gallery

Vincent Pomilio: Horizon Lines @ Carrie Haddad Gallery

Color Theory @ Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson. A group exhibition of works by Vincent Pomilio, James O’Shea and Stephen Brophy that examine the shift in painting from the naturalistic into abstraction. (Through November 15)

Gail Samuelson: Bra and Hydrangea and Sharon Arnold: Fireworks @ Davis Orton Gallery

Gail Samuelson: Bra and Hydrangea and Sharon Arnold: Fireworks @ Davis Orton Gallery

Keepsakes @ Davis Orton Gallery, Hudson. Solo shows by Gail Samuelson and Sharon Arnold. Also on display are portfolio showcases by Ellen Cantor and Norm Diamond. (Through November 15)

Olga Gernovski: Big Jump (top) and Margaret Buchte: Soaring Eagle @ Good Purpose Gallery

Olga Gernovski: Big Jump (top) and Margaret Buchte: Soaring Eagle @ Good Purpose Gallery

Dancing with Colors @ Good Purpose Gallery, Lee. Paintings by Olga Gernovski, a classically trained artist born in the Ukraine, and Margaret Buchte of Great Barrington, a self-taught artist who draws her inspiration from the beauty of the Berkshires and beyond. (Through November 17)

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)

Works by Lynn Itzkowitz @ BCB Art

Works by Lynn Itzkowitz @ BCB Art

Remnants @ BCB Art, Hudson. New work by Lynn Itzkowitz including wall drawings which explore the space between reality and illusion. Also on view: work by John Foxx, Michael Lindsay-Hogg, Lynn Itzokwitz, Musho Rodney Alan Greenblat, Richard Butler, Gmily Gui and others. (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. (Through November 29)

Janet Werner: Untitled (Criss Cross) @ The Esther Massry Gallery

Janet Werner: Untitled (Criss Cross) @ The Esther Massry Gallery

Zero Eyes @ The Esther Massry Gallery, Albany. Janet Werner’s odd, elusive and sometimes grotesque figure paintings reveal her continued fascination with fictionalized portraiture and mostly female representation. (Through December 6)

Works by Brian Tolle (top) and Oded Hirsch @ University Art Museum

Works by Brian Tolle (top) and Oded Hirsch @ University Art Museum

Bordering Utopia: Sculptures by Brian Tolle and Oded Hirsch: Three Videos @ University Art Museum, Albany. Featuring highly-crafted sculptures that combine detailed historical research with the latest techniques of production, Brian Tolle’s work explores America’s utopian quests from colonial times through the postwar era. Oded Hirsch’s videos feature a group of workers, cast against form formidable landscapes, who perform strenuous tasks across sea and land with anti-climatic results. (Through December 12)

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)

Gordon Parks: Gang Member with Brick, Harlem, New York @ Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center

Gordon Parks: Gang Member with Brick, Harlem, New York @ Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center

Gordon Parks: The Making of an Argument @ Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Poughkeepsie. An exhibition focusing on Gordon Parks’ 1948 photo essay in Life magazine covering Harlem’s gang wars, featuring 45 prints alongside contact sheets, issues of the original publication and related ephemera that both contextualize the images chosen for the story and suggest the ways in which the editorial process shapes the narrative arc. (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)

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, 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. (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.

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)

Audrey Flack: Heroines @ The Hyde Collection

Audrey Flack: Heroines @ The Hyde Collection

Audrey Flack: Heroines @ The Hyde Collection, Glens Falls. This exhibition features the contemporary artist Audrey Flack, a pioneer in photorealism and a nationally recognized painter, printmaker and sculptor. The subjects of the drawings and prints on view highlight women neglected or demonized by history. (Through January 3)

Works by Alain Kirili, James Siena and Allan Wexler @ Art Omi

Works by Alain Kirili, James Siena and Allan Wexler @ Art Omi

Linear Element and Reframing Nature @ Art Omi, Ghent. Two new exhibitions at the the Charles B. Benenson Gallery and Visitors Center: Linear Elements is a two person show focusing on recent sculptures and drawings by Alain Kirili and James Siena. Opening alongside this exhibition is Reframing Nature, featuring the work of Allan Wexler. (Through January 3)

Photographs by Bruce Dale @ Berkshire Museum

Photographs by Bruce Dale @ Berkshire Museum

Greatest Photographs of the American West @ Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield. A dual exhibition that includes National Geographic Greatest Photographs of the American West, featuring photography from the last 125 years, and Go West, which features objects, artwork and interactive stations. (Through January 3)

Robert Cottingham: Orph @ The Hyde Collection

Robert Cottingham: Orph @ The Hyde Collection

Pulled, Pressed and Screened: Important American Prints @ The Hyde Collection, Glens Falls. Milton Avery, Thomas Hart Benton, Dorothy Dehner, Jim Dine, Richard Estes, Helen Frankenthaler, Jasper Johns, Alex Katz, Robert Motherwell, Ann Ryan, Andy Warhol and Grant Wood are a few of the artists represented in this exhibition of fifty works covering fifty years of growth in the popularity of printmaking among artists. (Though January 10)

#schenectadydoesntsuck @ Mabee Farm

#schenectadydoesntsuck @ Mabee Farm

#schenectadydoesntsuck @ Mabee Farm, Rotterdam. A new exhibit exploring all things that make Schenectady awesome. (Through January 16)

Ormond Gigli: Girls in the Windows @ Sohn Fine Art

Ormond Gigli: Girls in the Windows @ Sohn Fine Art

Muse @ Sohn Fine Art Gallery, Lenox. Works by Ormond Gigli, Greg Gorman, Eric Korenman, Hildy Pincus Kronen, Anne Mourier, Pops Peterson, Jack Radcliffe and Kevin Sprague. (Through January 31)

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)

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 31)

Winter in America @ The School

Winter in America @ The School

Winter in America @ The School, Kinderhook. A multimedia group exhibition with works by John Ahern, Ghada Amer, Shimon Attie, Radcliffe Bailey, Glenn Brown, Yoan Capote, Geoffrey Chadsey, Gehard Demetz, Eric Fischl, Vibha Galhotra, Leon Golub, Betty Goodwin, Barkley L. Hendricks, Todd Hebert, Eva Hesse, Magdelana Jetelova, Hayv Kahraman, Titus Kaphar, Tallur L.N., Annette Lemieux, Eric Mack, Kerry James Marshall, Enrique Martinez Celaya, Richard Mosse, Adi Nes, Jackie Nickerson, Toyin Ojih Odutola, Robert and Shana Parkeharrison, Beverly Pepper, Raymond Pettibon, Claudette Schreuders, Claude Simard, Michael Snow, Nancy Spero, Bob Thompson, Andy Warhol, Carrie Mae Weems and Hank Willis Thomas. Also on display: Room With View featuring the sculpture and drawings of Mark di Suvero and photographs and ephemera from the Black Panther archives, including works by Margaret Bourke-White, Francis Mitchell, Flip Schulke, Stephen Shames, William Werrbach and Allen Zak. (Through March)

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. (Through April 3)