ArtBeat: What to See

October 6th, 2016, 11:00 am by Sara

Opening:

Ephraim Asili: Return of the Electric Love (Take II) @ EMPAC

Ephraim Asili: Return of the Electric Love (Take II) @ EMPAC

Return of the Electric Love (Take II) @ EMPAC, Troy. Hudson-based artist Ephraim Asili will screen and discuss his recent film Return of the Electric Love (Take II), an optically printed 35mm film made from found footage of kung fu movies, as well as other films that are influential to his work, including 16mm films by Peter Hutton, Shirley Clark, Michael Snow, Christopher Harris and Charles and Ray Eames, among others. Thursday, October 13, 7pm.

Being the Measure @ Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown. David Zink Yi’s first museum exhibition in the United States brings together his work in sculpture, photography, music, and video. Marking his foray into live performance, it fuses his interests in Afro-Caribbean music and cephalopod mollusks. Opening performance and reception: Thursday, October 6, 5pm. (Through February 12)

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Gregory Crewdson: Untitled (debutante) @ Williams College Museum of Art

Gregory Crewdson: Untitled (debutante) @ Williams College Museum of Art

State of Disobedience @ Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown. An exhibition that brings together works in a range of media that speak to the power of art to provoke unexpected and contradictory responses, including works by Matthew Ronay, Barkley Hendricks, Mary Ellen Mark, Patty Chang, Glenn Ligon and others. Opens Friday, October 7. (Through January 15)

Works by Ned Snider @ Thompson Giroux Gallery

Works by Ned Snider @ Thompson Giroux Gallery

# @ Thompson Giroux Gallery, Chatham. Works by Nathalie Ferrier, Spencer Hall, Michael McKay, Ned Snider, Lawre Stone and Hazle Weatherfield. Opening reception: Saturday, October 8, 4-6pm. (Through November 13)

Nicole Buchanan: AA 26 The Skin I'm In @ Davis Orton Gallery

Nicole Buchanan: AA 26 The Skin I’m In @ Davis Orton Gallery

Identity @ Davis Orton Gallery, Hudson. Photographs by Nicole Buchanan and artist books, photography, archives, ephemera by Amanda Chestnut. Also on display are portfolio showcases by Don Russell and Ben Arnon. Artist’s reception: Saturday, October 8, 5-7pm. (Through November 13)

Sculpture by Lisa Hokes at the Esther Massry Gallery

Sculpture by Lisa Hokes at the Esther Massry Gallery

Common Side Effects @ The Esther Massry Gallery, Albany. Lisa Hoke’s quirky, intensely colored sculptures, giant wall murals and small collages made from cast-off, familiar packaging reclaimed from our mass-produced, consumerist culture. Artist’s reception: Friday, October 21, 5-7pm. (Through December 4)

Bar-Carolle @ Hudson Opera House

Bar-Carolle @ Hudson Opera House

Bar-Carolle @ Hudson Opera House, Hudson. In this unique residency, contemporary artist Zoé Bellot transforms decayed pianos that have resided in the Opera House’s upstairs theater for decades into one of a kind piano bars and magical operatic shadowboxes. Also on view is Bellot’s Bon Voyage!, a series of crafted music boxes inspired by popular myths, proverbs, poems and other writings. Opening Reception: Saturday, October 8, 5-7pm. (Through November 13)

Remy Jungerman: Nkisi SANGA and Nicole Cherubini: Lady Finger @ Art Omi

Remy Jungerman: Nkisi SANGA and Nicole Cherubini: Lady Finger @ Art Omi

There is a Road @ a href=”http://artomi.org/page.php?2016-Fall-Exhibitions-240″>Art Omi, Ghent. Remy Jungerman creates sculptural relief works which bring to mind modernist architecture, beams, window lintels, tracks and building blocks. Nicole Cherubini’s there is a road is an exhibition of new work that frames her exploration of sculptural properties and processes. Opening reception: Saturday, October 8, 2pm. (Though Januuary 1)

Freya Powell's zoetrope @ Art Omi

Freya Powell’s zoetrope @ Art Omi

Active Turn: The Devil’s Wheel @ Art Omi, Ghent. Photographers Kahn + Selesnick have created a new work for use in Freya Powell’s zoetrope. (Through May 28)

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The 5th Annual FUSION Anti-Gala @ The Albany Barn, Albany. You can partake of food, drink, music and art, all for a good cause, at this fundraiser for the Albany Barn on Friday, October 14. The high-energy, creative culinary event also includes shuttle tours of the Breathing Lights public art installation.


Last Chance To See:

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. (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)


Continuing:

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)

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. (Through October 16)

reclamationReclamation @ 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. (Through October 22)

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. (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)

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. (Through October 26)

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)

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. (Through November 20)

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. (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. (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)

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. (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)