ArtBeat: What To See

September 29th, 2016, 11:00 am by Sara

Opening:

Inside Breathing Lights @ The Arts Center of the Capital Region

Inside Breathing Lights @ The Arts Center of the Capital Region

Inside Breathing Lights @ The Arts Center of the Capital Region, Troy. This October and November, Breathing Lights will illuminate the windows of hundreds of vacant buildings in Albany, Schenectady and Troy. Warm light will fill each window with a diffuse glow that mimics the gentle rhythm of human breathing. Concentrated in neighborhoods with high levels of vacancy, Breathing Lights will transform abandoned structures from pockets of shadows into places of warmth. This exhibition offers a behind the scenes look at the technology and concepts behind the lighting effect, how the project was sited and documented, and how it connects with neighborhoods across the region. Public reception: Friday, September 30, 5-9pm at Troy Night Out. (Through October 16)

The Poetics of Forgiveness @ Henry Hudson Riverfront Park

The Poetics of Forgiveness @ Henry Hudson Riverfront Park

The Poetics of Forgiveness @ Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, Hudson. A sunset performance featuring prose and poetry created in community workshops with American novelist Nicole Mary Kelby; Irish sculptor Alan Milligan and Hudson Sloop Club’s translucent currach boats illuminated from within; and a sonic sound sculpture performed by local artists under the auspices of composer Ken Field. In the event of inclement weather, the event will take place at the Hudson Opera House. Saturday, October 1, 7pm.

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Warren McArthur Jr.: Sling Seat Lounge Chair @ Albany Institute of History and Art

Warren McArthur Jr.: Sling Seat Lounge Chair @ Albany Institute of History and Art

The Art of Seating @ Albany Institute of History and Art, Albany. An exhibition of more than forty chairs, from the early nineteenth century to the present day, each chosen for its beauty and historical context with important social, economic, political and cultural influences. Opening reception: Friday, September 30, 6-8pm. (Through December 31)

Paintings by Elizabeth Apgar-Smith @ Clement Frame Shop

Paintings by Elizabeth Apgar-Smith @ Clement Frame Shop

Elizabeth Apgar-Smith: New Paintings @ Clement Frame Shop, Troy. Impressionistic paintings of landscapes and city scenes by Schoharie artist Elizabeth Apgar-Smith. Opening reception: Friday, September 30, 6-9pm, Troy Night Out. (Through October 26)

Works by George Guarino @  Lux Comfort & Health

Works by George Guarino @ Lux Comfort & Health

George Guarino @ Lux Comfort & Health, Troy. An exhibition of multimedia artworks by George Guarino, who will also demonstrate Art Hypnosis. Friday, September 30, 6-pm, Troy Night Out.

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Reclamation @ Collar Works, Troy. The theme of this exhibition refers to the act of returning something to a former state. Synonymous with improvement, recovery, recycling, repossession, and redemption. This idea is only offered as a starting place. Exhibiting artists from across the northeast include: Fern Apfel, Samuel Brandon, Kim Faler, Daesha Devon Harris, Dina Kantor, Naomi Lewis, Nathan Meltz, Susan Meyer, Stephen Niccolls, Jesse Potts, Claire Sherwood, Barbara Todd, Grace Troxel and Nicholas Warndorf. Opening reception: Friday, September 30, 5-8pm at Troy Night Out. (Through October 22)

Michelle Daly: Re-Imagined Landscape @ MCLA Gallery 51

Michelle Daly: Re-Imagined Landscape @ MCLA Gallery 51

Everything I Never Told You: Secrets Too Beautiful to Keep @ MCLA Gallery 51, North Adams. A collaborative exhibition by Shelley Chamberlin and Michelle Daly, featuring artworks that map the trajectory of their friendship, along with their individual and collective artistic practices. Opening reception: Thursday, September 29, 5-8pm. (DownStreet Art Artswalk) (Through November 20)


Last Chance To See:

Drawings by Pamela Stendardi @ Second Floor Gallery

Drawings by Pamela Stendardi @ Second Floor Gallery

Pamela Stendardi @ Second Floor Gallery, Glens Falls. An exhibit of pen and ink drawings by Ballston Spa artist Pamela Stendardi (Through September 30)

Phyllis Marsteller: Gehry Forms @ Montgomery Row

Phyllis Marsteller: Gehry Forms @ Montgomery Row

Gehry Forms: Details of the Fisher Center at Bard @ Montgomery Row Second Level, Rhinebeck. A solo exhibition of photographs by Phyllis Marsteller. (Through September 30)

Meg Lipke: Holes in the Ocean @ LABspace

Meg Lipke: Holes in the Ocean @ LABspace

Alternate Gravity @ LABspace, Hillsdale. A 3-person installation of new works by Nicole Cherubini, Meg Lipke and Patrick Purcell. (Through October 1)

George Guarino: The Wisdom of Women's  Intuition @ Enchanted Cafe Gallery

George Guarino: The Wisdom of Women’s Intuition @ Enchanted Cafe Gallery

A Look at the Picture that Chooses You @ Enchanted Cafe Gallery, Red Hook. New photo manipulations by George Guarino, made to inspire and stimulate the viewer. (Through October 1)

Carrie Alter: Some Thing @ Limner Galery

Carrie Alter: Some Thing @ Limner Galery

Strange Figurations @ Limner Gallery, Hudson. A large group show in a wide variety of media. (Through October 1)

Alysia Macaula: Fringe @ Davis Orton Gallery

Alysia Macaula: Fringe (from The Elegance Alzheimer’s Cannot Steal) @ Davis Orton Gallery

2nd Annual Group Show @ Davis Orton Gallery, Hudson. A large group show with works by 50 photographers, chosen by juror Paula Tognarelli. (Through October 2)

Donna Moylan: Natural Border @ Thompson Giroux Gallery

Donna Moylan: Natural Border @ Thompson Giroux Gallery

Friend of a Friend @ Thompson Giroux Gallery, Chatham. Four gallery artists each invite an artist friend to exhibit works alongside their own, featuring John Hampshire and Dawn Clements; Donna Moylan and Julie Evans; Asya Reznikov and Jennifer Mahlman; and Michael Tong and Carter Hodgkin. (Through October 2)

Rembrandt van Rijn:Self-Portrait Wearing a Soft Cap: "The Three Moustaches" @ The Hyde Collection

Rembrandt van Rijn:Self-Portrait Wearing a Soft Cap: “The Three Moustaches” @ The Hyde Collection

Dürer & Rembrandt: Master Prints from the Collection of Dr. Dorrance Kelly. @ The Hyde Collection, Glens Falls. 82 print showcasing 29 engravings and woodcuts by the German printmaker, Albrecht Dürer, and 35 etchings by the Dutch Master, Rembrandt van Rijn. In addition, the exhibition features 18 printed works of their contemporaries, including Hendrick Goudt, Lucas van Leyden, Aegidius Sadeler and a rare engraving by Lucas Cranach the Elder. (Through October 2)

Works by Janice Caswell @ Matteawan Gallery

Works by Janice Caswell @ Matteawan Gallery

Janice Caswell: Assembly Required @ Matteawan Gallery, Beacon. A solo exhibition featuring cardboard constructions and drawings. (Through October 2)


Continuing:

Works by Siona Benjamin  @ Opalka Gallery

Works by Siona Benjamin @ Opalka Gallery

Siona Benjamin: Beyond Borders @ Opalka Gallery, Albany. Siona Benjamin’s boldly colorful work reflects her transition between worlds as she attempts to create a dialogue between the ancient and the modern. Artist’s talk and reception: Thursday, September 8, 5-8 pm. (Through October 9)

Fran Shalom: Fortissimo @ John Davis Gallery

Fran Shalom: Fortissimo @ John Davis Gallery

Fran Shalom: New Work @ John Davis Gallery, Hudson. Paintings by Fran Shalom. Also on display are paintings by Lois Dickson and Gabriel Phipps and sculpture by Bruce Gagnier, Miriam Bloom and William Stone. (Through October 9)

Works by Jane McWhorter and Scott Thomas Balfe @ Spencertown Academy Gallery

Works by Jane McWhorter and Scott Thomas Balfe @ Spencertown Academy Gallery

Translations in Oil and What Am I Looking At?@ Spencertown Academy Gallery, Spencertown. Paintings by Scott Thomas Balfe and new photographic works by Jane McWhorter. (Through October 9)

Sensing Place: Reflecting on Stone Hill @ The Clark

Sensing Place: Reflecting on Stone Hill @ The Clark

Sensing Place: Reflecting on Stone Hill @ The Clark, Williamstown. An exhibition that immerses visitors in the rich natural and cultural history of Stone Hill, a prominent geologic formation on the Clark campus, Artists, writers, philosophers, scientists and naturalists lend knowledge and personal experience to the exhibition—both in the Lunder Center galleries and out on the trails—in the form of storytelling, sound recordings, historical displays, artifacts and more. (Through October 10)

Titan: Venus with an Organist and Cupid (detail) @ The Clark

Titan: Venus with an Organist and Cupid (detail) @ The Clark

Splendor, Myth, and Vision: Nudes from the Prado @ The Clark Art Institute, Williamstown. An exhibition of 28 Old Master paintings from the Museo Nacional del Prado that celebrate the role of the nude in Western painting. Twenty-four of the paintings have never before been shown in America. (Through October 10)

Works by Christina Tenaglia and Donise English @ Palmer Gallery

Works by Christina Tenaglia and Donise English @ Palmer Gallery

Over, Under After Over @ Palmer Gallery Poughkeepsie. Works by Hudson Valley artists Donise English, Christina Tenaglia and Laura Kaufman. (Through October 13)

Bruce Murphy: Spatial Alchemy II @ Carrie Haddad Gallery

Bruce Murphy: Spatial Alchemy II @ Carrie Haddad Gallery

Abstraction @ Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson. An exhibition featuring new painting, sculpture and collage by Robert C. Morgan, Jack Walls, Bruce Murphy, Gabriel de la Portilla and Joe Wheaton. (Through October 16)

Works by Mikel Wintermantel, Karen Elem and Leslie Peck @ The Laffer Gallery

Works by Mikel Wintermantel, Karen Elem and Leslie Peck @ The Laffer Gallery

Nuture Nature @ Laffer Gallery, Schuylerville. Works by Audie Sturman, Celeste Susany, David Hill, Karen Elem, Kate Edwards, Leslie Peck, Mikel Wintermantel, Nancy Magnell and Takeyce Walter. (Through October 16)

Paintings by Marie Cole at Tivoli Artists Gallery

Paintings by Marie Cole at Tivoli Artists Gallery

Landscape: Remembered and Imagined @ Tivoli Artists Gallery, Tivoli. Landscape paintings and pastels by Marie Cole. (Through October 16)

5th and 6th Grades in front of the blackboard, New Baltimore Schoolhouse

5th and 6th Grades in front of the blackboard, New Baltimore Schoolhouse

It’s Elementary: Lessons from the New Baltimore Schoolhouse @ Athens Cultural Center, Athens. An exhibition of excerpts from oral histories displayed on text panels designed by Anthony Silvani and accompanying portraits of the interviewees by Thomas J. Satterlee and historical photos, as well as an audio installation by curator Fran Matalon-Degni and Brian Melick that includes excerpts from the interviews. (Through October 16)

Maggie Mailer: Cliffhangers @ The Teaching Gallery

Maggie Mailer: Cliffhangers @ The Teaching Gallery

Floating World @ The Teaching Gallery at Hudson Valley Community College, Troy. An exhibition of richly layered, ambiguous landscape paintings by New Lebanon artist Maggie Mailer. Artist discussion and reception: Thursday, September 15, 3-6pm. (Through October 22)

Paintings by Antonio Alvarez @ BCB ART

Paintings by Antonio Alvarez @ BCB ART

Scheherazade @ BCB ART, Hudson. A cycle of lyrical abstract paintings by Antonio Alvarez, inspired by the legendary storyteller Scheherazade and the symphonic narrative of classical composer Nikolai Rimsky–Korsakov. Also on view will be a selection of gallery artists including work by Richard Butler, John Foxx, Jim Goss, Lynn Itzkowitz, Michael Lindsay-Hogg and others. (Through October 23)

Works by Pete Schulte and E.E. Ikeler @ Jeff Bailey Gallery

Works by Pete Schulte and E.E. Ikeler @ Jeff Bailey Gallery

Pete Schulte and E.E. Ikeler @ Jeff Bailey Gallery, Hudson. Pete Schulte’s No More Snake Oil Blues features a site-specific wall drawing, works on paper and sculpture, while E.E. Ikeler’s work highlights the space between visual perception and legibility. (Through October 23)

Katie Stiassni: A Tall Order @ Sharon Historical Society Gallery

Katie Stiassni: A Tall Order @ Sharon Historical Society Gallery

Distaff in Sharon: A Tribute to Melva Bucksbaum @ Sharon Historical Society Gallery, Sharon. An invitational exhibition and sale featuring work by local women artists Debra Bilow, Zelina Blagden, Tina Chandler, Karen LeSage, Ellen Moon, Catherine Noren, Sally Pettus and Kate Stiassni.(Through October 28)

Michael Oatman and Gordon Oatman: The Convenience Effect @ Courthouse Gallery

Michael Oatman and Gordon Oatman: The Convenience Effect @ Courthouse Gallery

Oatman & Father, Signmakers @ Courthouse Gallery, Lake George. An exhibition of Michael Oatman’s working drawings and studies for his large scale collages, as well as the collages themselves, presented within frames created by his father, Gordon Oatman, who will also exhibit a selection of his frames (unfilled) and his studies and drawings for those frames. (Through October 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. (Through October 29)

30th Anniversary Invitational @ Saratoga Arts, Saratoga Springs. An exhibit showcasing recent work by 30 artists who have exhibited at the gallery over the past 30 years: Adam Daily, Francelise Dawkins, Katie DeGroot, Anne Diggory, Chris Duncan, Jill Fishon-Kovachick, Scott Nelson Foster, Anne Francey, Deb Hall, Tracy Helgeson, Liz Howe, Richard Garrison, Chloe Kettlewell, Shawn Lawson, Willie Marlowe, Beverley Mastrianni, Pat McEvoy, David Miller, Doretta Miller, Victoria Palermo, Judith Plotner, Tom Schottman, Ben Schwab, Sergio Sericolo, Charles Steckler, Roy Stevens, Susan Stuart, Stephen Tyson, Laura Von Rosk and Harry Wirtz. (Through October 29)

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)

Sol LeWitt: Untitled and Lisa Mackie: Earth/River River @ Inky Editions

Sol LeWitt: Untitled and Lisa Mackie: Earth/River River @ Inky Editions

The Art of the Chop @ Inky Editions, Hudson. A group exhibition of fine art prints produced at Lisa Mackie Studio, many by established artists. Also on display: Earth/River River, an installation/environment by Lisa Mackie that includes sculptural objects, moving image, print and painting media. (Through October 30)

Norman Rockwell: The Connoisseur @ Norman Rockwell Museum

Norman Rockwell: The Connoisseur @ Norman Rockwell Museum

Rockwell and Realism in an Abstract World @ Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge. An exhibition that examines the forces that inspired the relegation of narrative painting, and especially the art of illustration, to a lesser status by mid-century as well the resurgence of realist painting during the latter half of the twentieth century. Artists’ panel: Thursday, July 21, 5:30–6:30pm. (Through October 30)

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. (Through October 30)

Justin Rothshank: Ruth Ginsburg and and Brooke Rothshank: Ruth Ginsburg @ Ferrin Contemporary

Justin Rothshank: Ruth Ginsburg and and Brooke Rothshank: Ruth Ginsburg @ Ferrin Contemporary

Know Justice @ Ferrin Contemporary, North Adams. A two-person show by Justin and Brooke Rothshank focusing on American politics, the Supreme Court, and presidential history. Brooke’s miniature watercolor portraits are complemented by Justin’s decal-printed tableware. Artist’s discussion: Saturday, October 15, 3-5pm. (Through November 12)

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.

 Colin C. Boyd: Galleon (detail) @ University Art Museum


Colin C. Boyd: Galleon (detail) @ University Art Museum

Future Perfect: Picturing the Anthropocene @ University Art Museum, Albany. Works by over 20 visual artists that explore our conflicted relationship to the natural world. Participating artists include Colin C. Boyd, Amy Brener, JoAnne Carson, Edgar Cleijne & Ellen Gallagher, Tommy Hartung, Dana Hoey, Darius Kinsey, Jason Middlebrook, Alexander Ross, Miljohn Ruperto & Ulrick Heltoft, Jacolby Satterwhite, Letha Wilson, among others. Their work will be exhibited with works from the University Fine Arts Collection by artists including Marilyn Bridges, Larry Fink, Eduardo Paolozzi, Robert Smithson and Edward Steichen. Artists’ reception: Friday, September 16, 5-7pm. (Through December 10)

Charles Steckler: Contrary to What Sometimes Happens @ Mandeville Gallery

Charles Steckler: Contrary to What Sometimes Happens @ Mandeville Gallery

Charles Steckler: Contrary to What Sometimes Happens @ Mandeville Gallery, Schenectady. Assembages and works on paper by draughtsman/stage designer/collage and diorama artist Charles Steckler. Reception: Wednesday, September 21, 5-6:30pm. (Through December 11)

Anton Refregie: Study for 1846 @ Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center

Anton Refregie: Study for 1846 @ Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center

Celebrating Heroes: American Mural Studies of the 1930s and 1940s from the Steven and Susan Hirsch Collection @ Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Poughkeepsie. An exhibit featuring 47 paintings and drawings by Anton Refregier, Judson Smith, Edward Chávez, John Ruggles, Richard Crist, Juanita Guccione and many more. (Through December 18)

hamiltonSpotlight: Alexander Hamilton @ Albany Institute of History and Art, Albany. Founding father Alexander Hamilton (1757-1804) first visited Albany in 1777 to speak to General Horatio Gates on behalf of George Washington. Three years later he married Elizabeth Schuyler in the parlor of her Albany home, the Pastures, now known as Schuyler Mansion. For the next 20 years, Hamilton was connected to Albany traveling to the city to visit his in-laws and conducting legal business. This exhibition highlights objects related to Alexander Hamilton from the Institute’s collection with a few significant loans including a portrait of him by Ezra Ames courtesy of Union College Permanent Collection. (Through December 31)

Mel Ziegler: Alabama, December 19, 2016 @ The Tang

Mel Ziegler: Alabama, December 19, 2016 @ The Tang

A More Perfect Union @ The Tang, Saratoga Springs. The first exhibition of Flag Exchange, a multi-year project by conceptual and social interventionist artist Mel Ziegler. With a stock of new American flags in his trunk, Ziegler traveled to all 50 states collecting worn American flags, exchanging the old for the new and, in the process, mimicking the actions of a political candidate, arriving, making a connection and then moving on. The space will also feature a large stage where a series of debates, lectures, performances and more will explore the upcoming election cycle and the role of democracy today. (Through January 1, 2017)

Thomas Bangsted: Last of the Dreadnoughts @ The Tang

Thomas Bangsted: Last of the Dreadnoughts @ The Tang

Sixfold Symmetry: Pattern in Art and Science @ The Tang , Saratoga Springs. An exhibition of contemporary and historical art, artifacts, and material culture exploring the human desire to use and create pattern to understand the world around us. (Through March 12)

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)

 Simon Donaldson, Amperé’s Law @ Mandeville Gallery


Simon Donaldson, Amperé’s Law @ Mandeville Gallery

Concinnitas Portfolio @ Mandeville Gallery, Schenectady. A portfolio of ten fine art aquatint prints featuring equations, expressions or formulas transcribed by ten notable mathematicians and physicists, in response to the prompt to record their ‘most beautiful mathematical expression.’ Each image was hand-drawn by each of the following participants: Sir Michael Atiyah, Enrico Bombieri, Simon K. Donaldson, Freeman Dyson, Murray Gell-Mann, Richard Karp, Peter Lax, David Mumford, Stephen Smale and Steven Weinberg. (Through August 2018)