ArtBeat: What To See

June 2nd, 2016, 11:00 am by Sara

Opening:

Olivia's Birds @ Athens Cultural Center

Olivia’s Birds @ Athens Cultural Center

Olivia’s Birds @ Athens Cultural Center, Athens. An exhibition of 50 watercolors by Olivia Bouler, who was 11 years when she began a fundraising effort for the Gulf oil spill by giving bird drawings to those who donated to wildlife recovery efforts. Olivia drew and donated 500 original drawings and thousands of limited edition prints throughout the summer of 2010. Today, she continues her environmental activism as an artist, writer, educator and speaker. Many of the artworks in this exhibition were included in her book Olivia’s Birds, published by Sterling Publishing Children’s Books. Opens Saturday, June 4. Artist’s reception: Saturday, June 18, 6-80pm. (Through June 28)

Works by Allen Grindle and Mary Pat Wager @ The Laffer Gallery

Works by Allen Grindle and Mary Pat Wager @ The Laffer Gallery

Woodcuts and Sculptures @ The Laffer Gallery, Schuylerville. Prints and sculptures by Allen Grindle and Mary Pat Wager. (Through July 10)

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Paintings by Stu Eichel @ 2nd Floor Gallery

Paintings by Stu Eichel @ 2nd Floor Gallery

Stu Eichel @ 2nd Floor Gallery, Glens Falls. Paintings of old trucks by Stu Eichel. Artist’s reception: Friday, June 3, 5-7pm. (Through June 24)

Works by Douglas James Maguire and Thomas Teich

Works by Douglas James Maguire and Thomas Teich

Douglas James Maguire and Thomas Teich @ North River Gallery, Chatham. Landscapes by painter Douglas James Maguire and photographer Thomas Teich, two artists living in and influenced by the surroundings associated with the Hudson River School. Opening reception: Friday, June 3, 4-7pm. (Through June 19)

Works by Bill Adams and David Pappeceno @ Jeff Bailey Gallery

Works by Bill Adams and David Pappeceno @ Jeff Bailey Gallery

Sunup and Hohle Fels @ Jeff Bailey Gallery, Hudson. Recent drawings and paintings by Bill Adams and new sculpture by David Pappaceno. June 4—July 3. Opening Reception: Saturday, June 4, 6-8pm. (Through July 3)

Hudson Riverfront design by Ming Chi and Xiaoying Li @ Hudson Opera House

Hudson Riverfront design by Ming Chi and Xiaoying Li @ Hudson Opera House

Waterfront Future: Designing Resilience for an Epoch of Rising Tides @ Hudson Opera House, Hudson. Masters of Landscape Architecture students in Cornell’s Climate-Adaptive Design (CAD) studio spent the spring semester focused on Hudson’s South Bay waterfront with the goal of developing design alternatives for a more climate-resilient, beautiful and connected river edge. Opening reception and public talk: Saturday, June 4, 4-6pm. (Through July 4)

Joel Schapira: The Gift Shop @ The Re Institute

Joel Schapira: The Gift Shop @ The Re Institute

Paul Chaleff @ The Re Institute, Millerton. Five large sculptures and a number of monumental ceramic tablets by Joel Schapira. Also on display: a group show with work by Moira Kelly, Dana Gentile, Karen Tepaz, Peter Acheson, Bruce Gluck and Sarah Heinemann, artists who met during the installation of a piece by Sol Lewitt at Bard College. Opening reception: Saturday, June 4, 4-7pm followed by a potluck dinner at 7pm. (Through July 16)


Last Chance To See:

Works by Jeff Starr and Susan Meyer @ LABSpace

Works by Jeff Starr and Susan Meyer @ LABSpace

The Lonely Surfer @ LABSpace, Hillsdale. A two-person show by artist-couple Susan Meyer and Jeff Starr. (Through June 4)

Gabe Brown: Six Hits of Sunshine @ Matteawan Gallery

Gabe Brown: Six Hits of Sunshine @ Matteawan Gallery

Six Hits of Sunshine @ Matteawan Gallery, Beacon. A solo exhibition of oil paintings and drawings by Gabe Brown. Artist’s talk: Saturday, June 4, 3pm. (Through June 5)

Works by Claire Lofrese @ Theo Ganz Studio

Works by Claire Lofrese @ Theo Ganz Studio

Still Life in the Spinning World – The Force Field of Morandi @ Theo Ganz Studio, Beacon. Still lifes by Peter Yamaoka, Claire Lofrese, Beth Haber and Gregory Vershbow. (Through June 5)

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)

Works by Peter Pincus @ Ferrin Contemporary

Works by Peter Pincus @ Ferrin Contemporary

Selected Works from Current Projects @ Ferrin Contemporary, North Adams. Sculptural ceramic works by Peter Pincus, Steven Young Lee, Bouke De Vries and Paul Scott. (Through June 5)

Ed Smith @ Saratoga Clay Arts Center

Works by Ed Smith @ Saratoga Clay Arts Center

Clay to Bronze @ Saratoga Clay Arts Center, Schuylerville. Works by noted sculptor Ed Smith. (Through June 5)

Works by Rebecca Moseman @ Sohn Fine Art Gallery

Work by Rebecca Moseman @ Sohn Fine Art Gallery

5th Annual Juried Exhibition @ Sohn Fine Art Gallery, Lenox. Photography by April Aldighieri, Mark Bennington, Matthew Bialer, Debra Bilow, Steven Duede, Steven Edson, George Grubb , Erin Gordon, Jonathan Hankin, Steve Knight, Lear Levin, Allan Markman, Rebecca Moseman, Paul Murray, Kathryn Nee, Lori Pond, Eric Rennie, Richard Schatzberg, Brian Sesack, Sue Palmer Stone, Ken Tannenbaum and Samantha VanDeman. (Through June 5)

Works by Franco Pellegrino @ Lauren Clark Fine Art

Works by Franco Pellegrino @ Lauren Clark Fine Art

As Was and As Is @ Lauren Clark Fine Art, Great Barrington. Works on paper by Franco Pellegrino. (Through June 6)


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Kathleen Benton, Pontella Securifer - Flourescent (M-F) @ Limner Gallery

Kathleen Benton, Pontella Securifer – Flourescent (M-F) @ Limner Gallery

Arte Natura @ Limner Gallery, Hudson. Contemporary art by 24 American and international artists inspired by nature, from realist landscapes to abstract images inspired by natural forms. (Through June 11)

2016 Mohawk Hudson Regional Invitational @ Albany Center Gallery

2016 Mohawk Hudson Regional Invitational @ Albany Center Gallery

Mohawk Hudson Regional Invitational @ Albany Center Gallery, Albany. Works by Fern Apfel, Jess Ayotte, Roger Bisbing and Thomas Huber. (Through June 12)

IS183 25th Anniversary Faculty Art Show

IS183 25th Anniversary Faculty Art Show

IS183’s 25th Anniversary Faculty Art Show @ Spring Street, Williamstown. A walking tour of 14 non-traditional gallery spaces along Spring Street showing the work of over 80 artists from across the region. (Through June 16)

Peter Seltzer: Ruby Reds 5 @ Spencertown Academy Gallery

Peter Seltzer: Ruby Reds 5 @ Spencertown Academy Gallery

From the Garden: Still Life @ Spencertown Academy Gallery, Spencertown. The gallery’s annual garden-themed show features the works of Susie Crofut, Ann Getsinger, Patricia Gravette, Katarina Holbrook, Karen Hummel, Nina Lipkowitz, Alain Picard and Peter Seltzer. (Through June 19)

Works by Joe Goodwin @ Berkshire Museum

Works by Joe Goodwin @ Berkshire Museum

Liminal Artifacts: Recent Paintings by Joe Goodwin @ Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield. A solo show of atmospheric abstract paintings by the Berkshire-based artist. (Through June 19)

Fern T. Apfel: Youth/Knowledge @ Davis Orton Gallery

Fern Apfel: Youth Knowledge @ Davis Orton Gallery

Word and Image @ Davis Orton Gallery, Hudson. Works in mixed media and photography by Fern T. Apfel and Miriam Goodman. Also on view are portfolio showcases by Kim Llerena and Tim Brill. (Through June 19)

Paintings by Sara Jane Roszak @ John Davis Gallery

Paintings by Sara Jane Roszak @ John Davis Gallery

Sara Jane Roszak: New Work @ John Davis Gallery, Hudson. Paintings by Sara Jane Roszak, sculpture by Gail Goldsmith, paintings and drawings by Yura Adams, paintings by Dale Emmart and works on paper by Jean Feinberg. (Through June 19)

Works by Jamie Bennett @ Sienna Patti

Works by Jamie Bennett @ Sienna Patti

Lumina @ Sienna Patti, Lenox. Jamie Bennett’s works of enamel jewelry examines the nature of mark making and how the mark is experienced—by maker and viewer, both physically and intellectually. (Through June 19)

Jon Christopher Gernon: The Graceful Nature of Dreams @ Clement Gallery

Jon Christopher Gernon: The Graceful Nature of Dreams @ Clement Gallery

The Graceful Nature of Dreams @ The Clement Art Gallery, Troy. Paintings and drawings by Jon Christopher Gernon. After 22 years as gallery director, custom framer and web guy, Jon will be leaving the gallery at the end of June to pursue other artistic endeavors with his wife Amanda in Richmond, VA. (Through June 22)

Waiting: A Camera Phone Photography Show @ MCLA Gallery 51

Waiting: A Camera Phone Photography Show @ MCLA Gallery 51

Waiting: A Camera Phone Photography Show @ MCLA Gallery 51, North Adams. A collaborative effort between MCLA and Brigham Young University of Provo, Utah, this show will include hundreds of 4-inch by 4-inch color photographs gleaned from students and faculty from the art departments of both institutions, as well as members from the surrounding communities of each campus. (Through June 24)

Works by Paula Overbay and Mara Lefebvre @ Saratoga Arts

Works by Paula Overbay and Mara Lefebvre @ Saratoga Arts

Environmental Expressions @ Saratoga Arts, Saratoga. Works by Mara Lefebvre, Gammy Miller, Paula Overbay and Kathryn Bilharz Gabriel, four artists who create work directly influenced by their respective surroundings and upbringings. (Through June 25)

Prints by Susan Myers @ Inky Editions

Prints by Susan Myers @ Inky Editions

Six Stops – Prints & Editions @ Inky Editions, Hudson. Work by 6 artists affiliated with the studio, in small print format, as a meditation on the significance of place in daily living, the imagination or in distant memory, featuring works by Tom Curran, Licha Jimenez, Kahn & Selesnick, Susan Myers, Beth Thielen and George Tsalikis. (Through June 26)

The Fence Show @ The Arts Center

The Fence Show @ The Arts Center

Fence Show 2016 @ The Arts Center, Troy. The annual exhibiton of works by Arts Center members, this year’s show is comprised of 382 pieces, including paintings, drawing, photography, fiber arts, stained glass and sculpture, as well as works by young artists in grades K-12. (Through June 26)

Jeanne-Claude: Running Fence @ The Hyde Collection

Jeanne-Claude: Running Fence @ The Hyde Collection

Cristo & Jeanne-Claude: The Tom Golden Collection @ The Hyde Collection, Glens Falls. An exhibition of over 125 original drawings, sculptures, collages and photographs that traces the career of renowned artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude, capturing the versatility, longevity and international scope of the duo’s extensive career. Tom Golden’s personal and professional relationship with the artists began in 1974, during public hearings for Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s project Running Fence. (Through June 26)

Scout/Pines: Eyes on the Prize @ Time & Space

Scout/Pines: Eyes on the Prize @ Time & Space

Give ‘Em Hell @ Time & Space Limited, Hudson. New stencil art paintings by Scout/Pines, née Brian Buono, who first got into street art while working in the screen-printing department at the Capital Region independent record label, Equal Vision. His pieces – painted with spray paint or house paint on reclaimed plywood or old metal – depict real-life people on the periphery: the have-nots, the overlooked, the marginalized. The Chatham-based artist then surreptitiously places his stencil-art paintings on abandoned buildings in distressed communities, where they usually disappear fast, unscrewed by collectors or lucky passers-by. (Through June 30)

Richard Butler: Small Conversation @ BCB ART

Richard Butler: Small Conversation @ BCB ART

Quietus @ BCB ART, Hudson. With his daughter as his muse, Richard Butler depicts lush expressionistic portraits of a pensive female, who serves as a cipher for himself. Butler was trained as a painter at the prestigious Epson School of Art & Design in London, but he is also known as the singer/songwriter for the acclaimed rock band, The Psychedelic Furs. (Through July 3)

Joseph Yetto: Bound @ Thompson Giroux Gallery

Joseph Yetto: Bound @ Thompson Giroux Gallery

Here-and-Now @ Thompson Giroux Gallery, Chatham. Paintings by Gabe Brown, works on paper by Steven Careau, drawings by Isabel Piazza and paintings by Joseph Yetto. (Through July 10)

Leigh Palmer: Opening No. 54 @ Carrie Haddad Gallery

Leigh Palmer: Opening No. 54 @ Carrie Haddad Gallery

25th Anniversary Exhibition @ Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson. The gallery’s anniversary exhibit marking 25 years in Hudson includes new paintings by Leigh Palmer, color field panels by Ginny Fox, sculpture by Leon Smith and photographs by Dale Goffigon. (Through July 10)

Freya Powell: Active Turn @ Art Omi

Freya Powell: Active Turn @ Art Omi

Summer 2016 Exhibition @ Art Omi, Ghent. This year’s annual summer exhibition includes new works in The Fields by Charley Friedman, Folkert de Jong, Freya Powell, Rob Fischer and Andreas Savva. Visitors will also get a special in-progress preview of Ward Shelley and Alex Schweder’s performative architecture piece, ReACTOR, which will open in the Omi Architecture Field later this summer. Also on display, in the Charles B. Benenson Gallery, is a solo exhibition of Charley Friedman’s indoor work featuring prints, drawings and mechanical sculpture of whirling beach balls, through July 24.

Kian Kowrouzi: Untitled @ Mandeville Gallery

Kian Kowrouzi: Untitled @ Mandeville Gallery

Society After Revolution: Kian Kowrouzi @ Mandeville Gallery, Schenectady. Working in the medium of black and white digital photography, Union College senior Kian Nowrouzi captures human emotion and a diversity of culture within contemporary, post-revolutionary China and Cuba. (Through August 7)

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)

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)

Thomas Ruff: Cassini 17 @ the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center

Thomas Ruff: Cassini 17 @ the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center

Touch The Sky @ Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Poughkeepsie. A multi-media exhibition that explores art related to astronomy featuring 50+ works by 18 artists: Laura Battle, Michael Benson, Matthew Brandt, Vija Celmins, Caleb Charland, Chris McCaw, Linda Connor, Teresita Fernández, Nancy Graves, Sharon Harper, Mishka Henner, David Malin, Lisa Oppenheim, Thomas Ruff, Lewis M. Rutherfurd, Kiki Smith, Michelle Stuart, Mungo Thomson and Penelope Umbrico. (Through August 21)

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)

A Change of Place @ The School

A Change of Place @ The School

A Change of Place: Four Solo Exhibitions @ The School, Kinderhook. Working across painting, photography and sculpture, Pierre Dorion, Hayv Kahraman, Richard Mosse and Garnett Puett converge on themes of transformation, environment and remembrance.

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. (Through September 5)

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)

Works by Robert Hite @ Hancock Shaker Village

Works by Robert Hite @ Hancock Shaker Village

Living on Earth: The Work of Robert Hite @ Hancock Shaker Village, Pittsfield. A solo show of sculpture and photography, co-presented this summer in a special collaboration by the Berkshire Museum and Hancock Shaker Village. The exhibition opens at Berkshire Museum on Thursday, June 30. (Through October 30)

Finding Raven @ Berkshire Museum

Finding Raven @ Berkshire Museum

Finding Raven: Art and Stories from the Northwest Coast @ Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield. Fantastic tales set in the oceans, streams and forests of the Pacific Northwest are accompanied by totem poles, carved masks and other ceremonial and utilitarian objects reflecting the traditions and artistry of the Haida, Tsimshian, Kwak’waka’wakw and Tlingit groups, among others. (Through October 30)

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)

Nina Katchadourian @ MASS MoCA

Nina Katchadourian @ MASS MoCA

Explode Every Day: An Inquiry into the Phenomena of Wonder @ MASS MoCA, North Adams. New and existing works by 23 international artists, each touching on certain facets of wonder, including: the perceptual/visionary, the technological/scientific, the philosophical/meditative, time/cosmos, and illusion/fear.

Works by Kira Nam Greene @ Mandeville Gallery

Works by Kira Nam Greene @ Mandeville Gallery

By the Patterns @ Mandeville Gallery, Schenectady. Kira Nam Greene, the fourth featured artist in the gallery’s Art Installation Series, has installed her patternist collages. (Through March 2017)