ArtBeat: What To See

March 17th, 2016, 11:00 am by Sara

Opening:

Susanne Kühn: Smash It @ Art Omi

Susanne Kühn: Smash It @ Art Omi

Susanne Kühn @ Art Omi, Ghent. Four large-scale works by the contemporary German artist Susanne Kühn in the Visitors Center and Gallery. Artist Talk and reception: Saturday, March 9, 2pm. (Through May 15)

Works by Terry Conrad @ Schick Gallery

Works by Terry Conrad @ Schick Gallery

Scenes and Variations: Unconventional Interpretations of Landscape @ Schick Gallery, Saratoga Springs. An exhibition of works by Christian Carson, Terry Conrad, Gina Occhiogrosso, Ken Ragsdale and Jake Winiski, regional artists who use the conventional theme of landscape in unconventional ways. Artists’ talk and reception: Thursday, March 24, 4-7pm. (Through April 30)

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Paintings by Armando Soto @ Martinez Gallery

Paintings by Armando Soto @ Martinez Gallery

Nuyorican Pilgrimage @ Martinez Gallery, Troy. Paintings by Latino artist Armando Soto, whose work helped shape the Nuyorican movement. Preview reception: Saturday, March 19, 1:30-3pm.


Last Chance to See:

Works by Jenny Kemp and Richard Garrison at the Arts Center of the Capital Region

Works by Jenny Kemp and Richard Garrison at the Arts Center of the Capital Region

Living Color @ The Arts Center of the Capital Region, Troy. A joint exhibit from painters Jenny Kemp and Richard Garrison that explores the common theme complex color use in their work. Also on display: Abandoned, an exhibition of Greg Cuda’s documentary photographs of abandoned buildings, ruins, and rust. (Through March 19)

(left) Victoria Palermo: Blue and Red (detail) and (right) Adam Daily: M4 @ Collar Works

(left) Victoria Palermo: Blue and Red (detail) and (right) Adam Daily: M4 @ Collar Works

Procrustes @ Collar Works, Troy. In Greek Mythology, the son of Poseidon, Procrustes, invited travelers to spend the night in his mountain stronghold, where he set to work on them with his smith’s hammer to stretch them to fit his iron bed. This legend has become the namesake and metaphor for mathematical applications in which geometric equations are used to make shapes fit a given proportion. In this exhibition, sculptor Victoria Palermo and painter Adam Daily aim to engage the viewer in the same way. (Through March 19)

A Midwinter Night's Dream @ Good Purpose Gallery

A Midwinter Night’s Dream @ Good Purpose Gallery

A Midwinter Night’s Dream @ Good Purpose Gallery, Lee. A fine art photography exhibit featuring several of the Berkshires’ most sophisticated photographers, including works by John Clarke, Diane Firtell, John Townes, Michael McManmon, Karen Karlberg, Ben Wurmfeld, Rebecca Maaia, Susan Sabino and Denise Brazier Chandler. (Through March 22)


Continuing:

Kingsley Parker: Oceans Apart @ Thompson Giroux Gallery

Kingsley Parker: Oceans Apart @ Thompson Giroux Gallery

Oceans Apart @ Thompson Giroux Gallery, Kingston. A gallery-wide installation by multimedia artist Kingsley Parker that focuses on the current state of Earth’s oceans and how they got that way. (Through March 27)

Scrap Wrenn: Aadi Shaki @ John Davis Gallery

Scrap Wrenn: Aadi Shaki @ John Davis Gallery

Scrap Wrenn a John Davis Gallery, Hudson. Hand-constructed photomontages by Scrap Wrenn. (Through March 27)

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)

The Bristlecone Project @ The Old Chatham Country Store Café Gallery

The Bristlecone Project @ The Old Chatham Country Store Café Gallery

The Bristlecone Project @ The Old Chatham Country Store Café Gallery, Old Chatham. An awareness campaign for 1in6, a national non-profit organization offering resources and information to the fathers, sons and brothers who comprise the staggering statistic that 1 in 6 men have been sexually abused as children, this exhibition features black and white portraits by clinical psychologist and photographer Dr. David Lisak, each accompanied by a written narrative of survival and hope in the subject’s own words. (Through March 31)

Keltie Ferris: A+R+G+O @ University Art Museum

Keltie Ferris: A+R+G+O @ University Art Museum

Keltie Ferris: Body Prints and Paintings @ University Art Museum, Albany. This exhibition will pay special focus on the evolution of Keltie Ferris’s body prints from singular black and white impressions to multiple and increasingly colorful serial progressions. Also featured will be paintings from a cross-section of Ferris’s career including the debut of her largest painting to date. Ferris is best known for visceral and elegant abstract paintings built up in layers of spray gun washes, rubbed-out pastels, and palette knife zips. Artist’ reception: Friday, February 12, 5-7pm. (Through April 2)

Gerard & Kelly @ University Art Museum

Gerard & Kelly @ University Art Museum

Gerard & Kelly: Performance Documents @ University Art Museum, Albany. Collaborative artists Gerard & Kelly will present performance documentation that charts their prevailing concerns surrounding history, memory and the present tense of performance. Screened as a single-channel video projection, these “documents” underscore the artists’ inquiry into the relationships between performers and spectators, language and movement, intimacy and public space. Performance: Friday, February 12, 7pm and 8:15pm. Artists’ reception: Friday, February 12, 5-7pm. (Through April 2)

Joanna Tam: Untitled (from the series "Manner of Delivery") @ University Art Museum

Joanna Tam: Untitled (from the series “Manner of Delivery”) @ University Art Museum

Race, Love, and Labor @ University Art Museum, Albany. New Work from the Center for Photography at Woodstock’s Artist-in-Residency Program, featuring photography, artist books and video by twenty artists who probe the complexities of contemporary life through intimate revalations. Artists’ reception: Friday, February 12, 7-9pm. (Through April 2)

William Ayton: The Rise of the Subhumans @ Limner Gallery

William Ayton: The Rise of the Subhumans @ Limner Gallery

Emerging Artists @ Limner Gallery, Hudson. New works in video, painting, photography and sculpture by 24 contemporary artists. (Through April 2)

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)

Works by Matt Phillips @ Matteawan Gallery

Matt Phillips: Untitled @ Matteawan Gallery

Rational Curves @ Matteawan Gallery, Beacon. Works by Joy Curtis, Ryan DaWalt and Matt Phillips. (Through April 3)

Photograph by Bill Bogle @ Tivoli Artists Gallery

Photographs by Bill Bogle @ Tivoli Artists GalleryGallery

Wilderness @ Tivoli Artists Gallery, Tivoli. A group photography show. (Through April 3)

Norman Rockwell: New Kids in the Neighborhood @ The Hyde Collection

Norman Rockwell: New Kids in the Neighborhood @ The Hyde Collection

Norman Rockwell in the 1960s @ The Hyde Collection, Glens Falls. An exhibition that showcases 21 illustrations and original magazine covers created by the beloved artist during a decade of change and turmoil. (Through April 3)

Works by Robert Gullie (left) and Gyula Varosy @ Laffer Gallery

Works by Robert Gullie (left) and Gyula Varosy @ Laffer Gallery

Space + Volume @ Laffer Gallery, Schuylerville. Collage by Robert Gullie and sculpture by Gyula Varosy. (Through April 3)

Mark Beard: Untitled VI (Two Men Reclining) @ Carrie Haddad Gallery

Mark Beard: Untitled VI (Two Men Reclining) @ Carrie Haddad Gallery


Winter Exhibit @ Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson. Paintings by Bruce Sargeant, Joseph Maresca, Harry Orlyk, David Dew Bruner and Lionel Gilbert. (Through April 3)

Benedict J. Fernandez: Dr. Benjamin Spock, Dr. Martin Luther King and Monsignor Rice of Pittsburgh  march in the Solidarity Day Parade at the United National Building, April 15, 1967 @ The Hyde Collection

Benedict J. Fernandez: Dr. Benjamin Spock, Dr. Martin Luther King and Monsignor Rice of Pittsburgh march in the Solidarity Day Parade at the United National Building, April 15, 1967 @ The Hyde Collection

60 from the 60s: Selections from the George Eastman Museum @ The Hyde Collection, Glens Falls. An examination of the culture of the 1960’s, with 60 prints by 10 of the most significant photographers of that decade, including Harry Callahan, Benedict J. Fernandez, Hollis Frampton, Betty Hahn, Robert Heinecken, Mary Ellen Mark, Roger Mertin, Arnold Newman, Aaron Siskind and Garry Winogrand. (Through April 3)

Kate Teale: Ghost @ Opalka Gallery

Kate Teale: Ghost @ Opalka Gallery

Kate Teale: The Housed @ Opalka Gallery, Albany. Atmospheric paintings and large-scale drawings of waves, bedsheets and windows that float between figuration and abstraction. Opening reception: Friday, February 5, 6-8pm. (Through April 10)

Works by Bouke De Vries @ Ferrin Contemporary

Works by Bouke De Vries @ Ferrin Contemporary

Re-Reanimate, Repair, Mend and Meld @ Ferrin Contemporary, North Adams. This group exhibition examines the contemporary artistic interest in repaired ceramics, including works by Stephen Bowers, Bouke de Vries, Noelle Horsfield, Ruan Hoffman, Sergei Isupov, Adam Lefebvre, Frances Palmer, Paul Scott, Caroline Slotte, Mara Superior and Ai Weiwei. (Through April 10)

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. (Through April 10)

Christine Hughes: Untitled @ Foundation Gallery

Christine Hughes: Untitled @ Foundation Gallery

New Ground @ Foundation Gallery at Columbia-Greene Community College, Hudson. Paintings and drawings by Christine Hughes. (Through April 22)

Karen Moss: Strange Trio @ MCLA Gallery 51

Karen Moss: Strange Trio @ MCLA Gallery 51

What’s Next? @ MCLA Gallery 51, North Adams. Recent works by Karen Moss that examine societal problems using pop imagery, delicate line, humor and fantasy. (Through April 24)

Quentin Garel: Palimpseste X (Girafe) @ Berkshire Museum

Quentin Garel: Palimpseste X (Girafe) @ Berkshire Museum

ArtZoo @ @ Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield. A menagerie of creatures portrayed in photography, painting, sculpture, ceramic, video and more, including a stunning 7-foot rhinoceros head, cast in bronze by award-winning French artist Quentin Garel, and vivid images of gorillas, giraffes and lions in the wild by award-winning wildlife photographers Sally Eagle and Dan Mead. (Through May 1)

Anne Diggory: Shoreline Retrospective @ Kelly Adirondack Center

Anne Diggory: Shoreline Retrospective @ Kelly Adirondack Center

Anne Diggory: On Location in Keene Valley and Lake George @ Kelly Adirondack Center, Niskayuna. Works by Saratoga Springs-based painter Anne Diggory, known for her combination of expressive painting, accurate detail and Strong abstract structure. Meet the artist: Saturday, April 2, 2-4-pm. (Through May 6)

Musical instruments by Critter & Guitari @ The Tang

Musical instruments by Critter & Guitari @ The Tang

Elevator Music 30: Critter & Guitari @ The Tang, Saratoga Springs. This installation in the Tang’s elevator will include a variety of small musical instruments by Critter & Guitari’s founders, Owen Osborn and Chris Kucinski, which visitors are invited to play. Also installed will be video synthesizers and monitors so that visitors will be able to see the sounds they make. (Through June 5)

 Alma Thomas: Apollo 12 "Splash Down" @ The Tang


Alma Thomas: Apollo 12 “Splash Down” @ The Tang

Alma Thomas @ The Tang, Saratoga Springs. Vibrant, colorful paintings by Alma Woodsey Thomas, a black woman who grew up under the racial violence of Jim Crow, experiencing the Civil Rights Movement firsthand, and did not seriously pursue an artistic career until her retirement at age 69. (Through June 5)

Alfred Stieglitz: The Steerage @ The Tang

Alfred Stieglitz: The Steerage @ The Tang

Borrowed Light: Selections from the Jack Shear Collection @ The Tang, Saratoga Springs. An exhibition celebrating the major gift of over 500 photographs donated to the Tang by photographer, curator and collector Jack Shear and presenting a visual history of photography from its inception in the 1840s to the present day. (Through August 14)

Works by Fabrice Monteiro @ Williams College Museum of Art

Works by Fabrice Monteiro @ Williams College Museum of Art

African Art Against the State @ Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown. An exibition examining the history of activism, intervention and resistance that has characterized a great deal of African art-making from prehistory to the present, including works by Lalla Essaydi, David Goldblatt, Fathi Hassan, Fabrice Monteiro, Zwelethu Mthethwa, Zanele Muholi and Yinka Shonibare as well as sculptures by the Yoruba People and masks by the Igbo People. (Through August 28)

Richard Nonas: Witkacy's Tail @ MASS MoCA

Richard Nonas: Witkacy’s Tail @ MASS MoCA

Richard Nonas: The Man in the Empty Space @ MASS MoCA, North Adams. Nonas has created a major new sculptural work specifically for Building 5, and will also install a selection of existing sculpture.

Abbott Handerson Thayer: Roseate Spoonbills @ Williams College Museum of Art

Abbott Handerson Thayer: Roseate Spoonbills @ Williams College Museum of Art

Not Theories but Revelations: The Art and Science of Abbott Handerson Thayer @ Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown. Works by Abbott Handerson Thayer, renowned twentieth century painter of ethereal angels, landscapes, and delicate flowers, was at the center of a raging debate around Darwin’s theories of evolution. As much a scientist as an artist, Thayer’s study of the visual world expressed itself in articles published in major scientific journals, an epistolary debate with Theodore Roosevelt, and in the development of the first prototype of military camouflage. (Through August 21)

Kay Sage: Margin of Silence @ Albany Institute of History and Art

Kay Sage: Margin of Silence @ Albany Institute of History and Art

Masterworks: 225 Years of Collecting @ Albany Institute of History and Art, Albany. An exhibition commemorating the Institute’s 225th anniversary that highlights works from its diverse collections, including paintings, furniture, silver, ceramics, sculpture, prints and more. (Through September 4)

Both Sides Now @ Williams College Museum of Art

Both Sides Now @ Williams College Museum of Art

Both Sides Now: Lexa and Dan Walsh @ Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown. The first-time creative collaboration by sibling artists Lexa and Dan Walsh. Dan, a minimalist abstract painter, and Lexa, a socially engaged artist, come together to merge their practices around a shared interest in perception and encounters among objects and people. (Through September 25)

Georgie Friedman: Slippery Slope (installation view)  @ Peter Irving Wold Center

Georgie Friedman: Slippery Slope (installation view) @ Peter Irving Wold Center

Slippery Slope by Georgie Friedman @ Peter Irving Wold Center, Schenectady. A site-specific video installation piece by interdisciplinary artist Georgie Friedman. (Through November 30)