ArtBeat: What To See

January 26th, 2017, 11:00 am by Sara

Opening

Tesseract @ EMPAC

Tesseract @ EMPAC

Tesseract (World Premiere) @ EMPAC, Troy. This collaboration between artist Charles Atlas and choreographers Rashaun Mitchell and Silas Riener is presented in two parts. The first half is a stereoscopic 3D video, a six-chapter work of science fiction that is Atlas’ first “dance video” in over a decade. Filmed with a mobile camera rig that moves with the choreography, it traverses a series of hybrid and imagined worlds staged and filmed over a series of EMPAC production residencies. The second half of the evening will be a performance for six dancers and multiple mobile cameras, the footage of which Atlas will manipulate in real-time and project back onto the stage. Friday, January 27, 8pm and Saturday, January 28, 8pm.

Photographs by Tanya Marcuse @ Esther Massry Gallery

Photographs by Tanya Marcuse @ Esther Massry Gallery

Phantom Bodies: Photographs by Tanya Marcuse @ Esther Massry Gallery, Albany. An exhibit that presents 66 platinum and pigment prints that bring together two seminal projects: Undergarments and Armor (2002–2004) and Wax Bodies (2006–2008). Both probe unsettling tensions between absence and presence, body and image, past and present. Artist’s reception: Friday, January 27, 5-7pm with an artist’s lecture at 7pm. (Through February 26)

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Works by Sarah Sweeney @ Courthouse Gallery

Works by Sarah Sweeney @ Courthouse Gallery

Still @ Courthouse Gallery, Lake George. A solo exhibition of work by Sarah Sweeney exploring the space between information that is stored in our memory and the information that is captured by documentary technologies, such as cameras, phones, stereoscopic images and home videos. Opening reception: Saturday, January 28, 4-6pm. (Through March 3)

Works by Conor Backman @ University Art Museum

Works by Conor Backman @ University Art Museum

A Clock and Map Minute @ University Art Museum, Albany. Connor Backman’s first solo museum exhibition featuring paintings, assemblages, and sculptures that investigate the history of materiality and illusionistic space in realist painting. Artist’s reception: Friday, February 3, 5-7pm. (Through April 1)

Works by Dave McKenzie @ University Art Museum

Banners by Dave McKenzie @ University Art Museum

Dave McKenzie: An Intermission @ University Art Museum, Albany. A newly conceived project in the form of translucent banners that publicly address the rereading and re-interpretation of images in the wake of recent social and political events. Artist’s reception: Friday, February 3, 5-7pm. (Through April 1)

Christine Snyder: Bill @ Collar Works

Christine Snyder: Bill @ Collar Works

Information Language @ Collar Works, Troy. A show of painting, sculpture and installation, curated by Jenny Kemp, with works by emerging artists Nadine Beauharnois, Danny Ginsburg, Kelsey Renko and Christine Snyder. Opening reception: Friday, January 27, 5-8pm. (Through March 18)

Circus Parade, Albany c. 1880 @ Albany Institute of History and Art

Circus Parade, Albany c. 1880 @ Albany Institute of History and Art

Captured Moments: 170 Years of Photography from the Albany Institute @ Albany Insitute of History and Art, Albany. More than 100 images from the Albany Institute’s extensive photography collections. Opening reception: Friday, January 27, 5:30-7:30pm. (Through May 21)

Linda Newman: Boughton Drummer and Andrew Buck: Rockface 30 @ Carrie Haddad Gallery

Linda Newman: Boughton Drummer and Andrew Buck: Rockface 30 @ Carrie Haddad Gallery

Americana @ Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson. An exhibition of contemporary “artifacts” relating to American history, culture and tradition defined by previous centuries, featuring works by Frank Litto, Linda Newman Boughton, Andrew Buck, Harry Orlyk, David Halliday, John Cross, Russell De Young, Carl Grauer and Arthur Hammer. Artists’ reception: Saturday, January 28, 5-7pm. (Through March 12)

Janine Antoni, Anna Halprin and Stephen Petronio: Rope Dance @ The Tang

Janine Antoni, Anna Halprin and Stephen Petronio: Rope Dance @ The Tang

Janine Antoni & Stephen Petronio: Entangle @ The Tang Teaching Museum, Saratoga Springs. An exhibition featuring video and choreographed performance in three phases over the show’s six months. Rope Dance (January 28-March 19), an interactive experience created by legendary movement artist Anna Halprin, with Antoni and Petronio; On the Table (April 6-April 30) in which the gallery is at once a set and a dinning room, featuring a tablecloth woven out of 200 neckties; and Honey Baby (May 13-July 16), an immersive experience created by Antoni and Petronio in which the spectator reclines on the horizontal plane to view the video above, confounding our notion of the body’s relation to gravity. (Through July 16)

Works by Ben Schwab and James Thatcher @ The Arts Center

Works by Ben Schwab and James Thatcher @ The Arts Center

Vantage Point: Ben Schwab + James Thatcher @ The Arts Center, Troy. James Thatcher’s mathematically based gradient paintings are massive yet minimalist, created using a combination of precise calculations and experimentation with materials. In contrast, Ben Schwab’s densely packed abstract cityscapes include layers of architectural imagery, representing ever-evolving urban environments. Opening reception: Troy Night Out, Friday, January 27, 5-9pm. Artist talk with Ben Schwab: Wednesday, March 8, 6:30pm. (Through March 18)

Works by Mandi Coburn and Grace Tatara @ The Arts Center

Works by Mandi Coburn and Grace Tatara @ The Arts Center

Unearthed @ The Arts Center, Troy. Paintings, ink drawings, and metal work by abstract artists Mandi Coburn and Grace Tatara, who each work by releasing control over materials, allowing forms to emerge on their own. Through experimentation, the artists discover colors, shapes and lines that are later connected and manipulated by hand. Opening reception: Troy Night Out, Friday, January 27, 5-9pm. (Through March 18)

Portia Munson: Cardinal  @ Mandeville Gallery

Portia Munson: Cardinal @ Mandeville Gallery

Radical Kingdoms @ Mandeville Gallery, Schenectady. An overview of natural history illustration by early practioners such as John James Audubon, J. Sowerby, Mary Peart and Georg Dionysius Ehret as well as works by contemporary artists including George Boorujy, Portia Munson, Juan Fontanive, Amy Ross and Anne Siems. Reception: Thursday, January 26, 5-6:30pm. (Through June 18)


Last Chance to See:

Works by George Spencer @ 510 Warren Street Gallery

Works by George Spencer @ 510 Warren Street Gallery

Broken America @ 510 Warren Street Gallery, Hudson. A solo exhibition of works by George Spencer, a filmmaker, poet and visual artist working with found and traditional art-making materials. (Through January 29)

Paintings by Katherine Mojzsis @ John Davis Gallery

Paintings by Katherine Mojzsis @ John Davis Gallery

Shapes Effect @ John Davis Gallery, Hudson. A solo exhibition of paintings by Katherine Mojzsis. (Through January 29)

The Gift Show @ Lisa Vollmer Photography Studio

The Gift Show @ Lisa Vollmer Photography Studio

The Gift Show @ Lisa Vollmer Photography Studio + Gallery, Great Barrington. Photographs by Carolina Palermo Schulze, Thatcher Hullerman Cook, Tom Zetterstrom, Lisa Vollmer and Sabine Vollmer von Falken. (Through January 30)

Photographs by Ron Ronan @ No. 6 Depot Cafe

Photographs by Ron Ronan @ No. 6 Depot Cafe

Ron Ronan @ No. Six Depot Cafe, West Stockbridge. Photographs by Ron Ronan, inspired by Leonard Cohen’s lyric, “There is a crack in everything. That is how the light gets in.” from his song Anthem. (Through January 31)


Continuing

 Amy Modesti: Sax-O-Claus and his Mini-Elf @ Eden Advisory Services and Cafe


Amy Modesti: Sax-O-Claus and his Mini-Elf @ Eden Advisory Services and Cafe

Modesti’s Photo Folk Art Experience Plus @ Eden Advisory Services and Cafe, Loudonville. A solo exhibition of works by photographer Amy Modesti documenting live cultural events in the Capital Region. (Through February 4)

Frances Frith: The Pyramids of El-Geezah @ The Clark

Frances Frith: The Pyramids of El-Geezah @ The Clark

Photography and Discovery @ The Clark, Williamstown. When photographs were first widely produced and distributed during the second half of the nineteenth century, they offered viewers new ways to discover unknown people, places, and things. This exhibition explores how photographers considered these subjects during the medium’s first seventy-five years. (Through February 5)

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. (Through February 12)

Musho Rodney Alan Greenblat: Joshu's Dog @ BCB ART

Musho Rodney Alan Greenblat: Joshu’s Dog @ BCB ART

Winter Selections @ BCB ART, Hudson. A changing group exhibit by gallery artists including Michael Lindsay-Hogg, Barbara Friedman, Musho Rodney Alan Greenblat, Richard Butler, Karen Moss, Scott Reynolds and others. (Through February 12)

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Rock and Roll Icons: Photographs by Patrick Harbron @ Albany Institute of History and Art, Albany. An exhibition taken from Capital region resident Patrick Harbron’s body of concert and portrait photography of influential musicians and groups of the 1970’s and 1980’s, captured at pivotal moments, such as Blondie, Rush, Stevie Ray Vaughan, The Police, Bruce Springsteen, Madonna and Elvis Costello. He followed these artists to prominence and others that were already well known including The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Van Halen, Eric Clapton, David Bowie, Queen, The Who, Genesis, KISS, U2, Aerosmith, and Prince. The exhibition will include Harbron’s collection of posters and ephemera gathered throughout his career along with guitars borrowed from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. (Through February 12)

The Alleys and Garages of Hudson @ Hudson Opera House

The Alleys and Garages of Hudson @ Hudson Opera House

No Parking: The Alleys and Garages of Hudson @ Hudson Opera House, Hudson. Images of those small streets that run parallel to the larger thoroughfares in Hudson, dating back nearly two decades, from local artists Lisa Durfee, William Hellermann and Peter Spear. (Through February 19)

Walter Robinson: Black Dog @ Jeff Bailey Gallery

Walter Robinson: Black Dog @ Jeff Bailey Gallery

Abandoned Luncheonette @ Jeff Bailey Gallery, Hudson. Works by Conor Backman, Lisa Beck, Francis Cape, Jennifer Coates, Adriana Farmiga, Frederick Hayes, Richard Klein, Tracey Miller, Walter Robinson, Nancy Shaver, Amy Talluto and Tony Thompson. (Through February 26)

En Mass: Pushing the Boundaries of Graffiti @ Diana Felber Gallery

En Mass: Pushing the Boundaries of Graffiti @ Diana Felber Gallery

En Mass: Pushing the Boundaries of Graffiti @ Diana Felber Gallery, West Stockbridge. Works by three Massachusetts artists: Farce Ged, Limer YL and Wayne Cod. (Through February 27)

George Guarino: Ancestors @ ArtdeCure

George Guarino: Ancestors @ ArtdeCure

The Art of Photography @ Art DeCure, Albany. Works by 11 artists and photographers. (Through March 3)

Schenectady in World War I @ Schenectady County Historical Society

Schenectady in World War I @ Schenectady County Historical Society

Together Until the End: Schenectady in World War I @ Schenectady Conty Historical Society, Schenectady. 100 years after World War I, this exhibition explores the Great War’s effect on Schenectady and its peoples: the soldiers who fought, the nurses who cared, and everyone at home whose world was reshaped, completely.

Sculpture by Caroline Ramersdorfer @ Opalka Gallery

Sculpture by Caroline Ramersdorfer @ Opalka Gallery

Gravity & Light @ Opalka Gallery, Albany. Stone sculpture by Caroline Ramersdorfer. (Through March 5)

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)

 Sean Gaffney + Christina Nguyen: Unearth @ Art Omi


Sean Gaffney + Christina Nguyen: Unearth @ Art Omi

5×5: Participatory Provocations @ Omi International Arts Center, Ghent. An exhibition featuring models by 25 young American architects as a response to issues including immigration, a growing income gap and globalization as well as technology’s impact on our lives, surveillance and power. (Through March 12)

Works by Peter Acheson @ Thompson Giroux Gallery

Works by Peter Acheson @ Thompson Giroux Gallery

To Attract Bees @ Thompson Giroux Gallery, Chatham. Recent paintings and sculpture by Peter Acheson that examine systems found in nature. (Through March 26)

Reflecting on Race @ The Chatham Book Store

Reflecting on Race @ The Chatham Book Store

Reflecting on Race @ Chatham Bookstore, Chatham. A photography exhibit featuring work by the local community that reflects their personal experiences with African-American history and race, as well as historic images. (Through March 31)

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)

Works by Andres Serrano @ The School

Works by Andres Serrano @ The School

Andres Serrano: Selected Works 1984-2015 @ The School, Kinderhook. Works by the noted photographer; included in this exhibition are selected photographs from various series including America (2001-2004), a panorama of American society; The Morgue (1992), an investigation of death; History of Sex (1995-1996), graphic images which have been taped to repair previous vandalism; and Torture (2015), his most recent work. Serrano has also photographed numerous other subjects including the Ku Klux Klan, the homeless, and bodily fluids. Also on display: Home Room, a multimedia group exhibition featuring works by Huma Bhabha, Nick Cave, Turiya Magadlela, Enrique Martínez Celaya, Claudette Schreuders, Laurie Simmons, Michael Snow, Becky Suss and Carlos Vega.

Utagawa Hiroshige: Awa Province: Naruto Whirlpools

Utagawa Hiroshige: Awa Province: Naruto Whirlpools @ The Clark

Japanese Impressions @ The Clark, Williamstown. An exhibition of more than a century of Japanese printing traditions represented by seventy-three color woodblock prints, including works by Katsushika Hokusai, Utagawa Hiroshige, Itô Shinsui, Kawase Hasui, Yoshida Hiroshi and Kiyoshi Saitô . (Through April 2)

Lorna Bieber: Three Birds (Front View) @ The Hyde Collection

Lorna Bieber: Three Birds (Front View) @ The Hyde Collection

Lorna Bieber: Forces of Nature @ The Hyde Collection, Glens Falls. Large photo murals and montages by Lorna Bieber, who reinterprets the natural word to evoke a sense of collective memory. (Through May 14)

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)

Hanna-Barbera: The Architects Of Saturday Morning @ Norman Rockwell Museum

Hanna-Barbera: The Architects Of Saturday Morning @ Norman Rockwell Museum

Hanna-Barbera: The Architects Of Saturday Morning @ Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge. The first museum exhibition on the world’s most successful animation partnership, providing a glimpse of the extraordinary story of how two astute businessmen reacted to a dying film animation industry and revolutionized a new format for their product, while hiring the best talent in the business, and exploring how their product transformed over the years. (Through May 29)

 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)