ArtBeat: What To See

March 23rd, 2017, 10:00 am by Sara

Opening

Sandra Allen: Beacon @ Schick Art Gallery

Sandra Allen: Beacon @ Schick Art Gallery

Graphite Vision @ Schick Art Gallery, Saratoga Springs. A 15-artist exhibition of extraordinary works made from ordinary graphite, with works by Sandra Allen, Robert Bauer, Brett Bigbee, Matt Bollinger, Jessica Drenk, Renée French, Karel Havlícek, Dan Healey, Hipkiss, Anne Lindberg, M’onma, Catherine Murphy, Seana Reilly, Peter Schulte and Joseph Yoakum. Opening reception: Friday, March 24, 5–7 pm with an artists’ talk at 6pm. (Through April 23)

Stacey Robinson: Afrotopia @  Schaffer Library Learning Common

Stacey Robinson: Afrotopia @ Schaffer Library Learning Common

Branding the AfroFuture @ Schaffer Library Learning Common, Schenectady. Works by Stacey Robinson that explore ideas of “Black Utopias” as spaces of peace away from colonial influence by considering Black protest movements and the art movements that document(ed) them. Opening reception: Friday, March 31, 12:55-1:45pm. (Through March, 2018)

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Some Kind of Joy: The Inside Story of Grimshaw in Twelve Buildings @ EMPAC, Troy. This new film documentary explores the works of Sir Nicholas Grimshaw and his architectural firm, who collaborated with Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute to design the EMPAC building. The film will be introduced by Grimshaw partner William Horgan, who was the lead project architect for EMPAC. Admission is free. Monday, March 27, 6pm.

Donise English: Yellow Quilt @ Carrie Haddad Gallery

Donise English: Yellow Quilt @ Carrie Haddad Gallery

INTERLOCK: Color & Contrast in Abstraction @ Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson. An exhibit that explores the tensions of color and contrast in minimal abstraction, featuring contemporary paintings by Donise English, Paul Katz and Ralph Stout as well as paintings on canvas and paper from the estates of Edward Avedisian and Stephen Brophy. Artists’ reception: Saturday, March 25, 5-7pm. (Through April 30)


Last Chance to See:

Photographs by Roberto Falck @ Sohn Fine Art

Photographs by Roberto Falck @ Sohn Fine Art

Ten Spot Photography @ Sohn Fine Art, Lenox and Lichtenstein Center for the Arts, Pittsfield. An exhibition of five works by ten photographers at each location. Artists include: Bob Avakian, Zachary Burns, Ken Dreyfack, Susan Evans Grove, Roberto Falck, Ralph Mercer, Rebecca Moseman, Astrid Reischwitz, Carl Rubino and Denise Tarantino. (Through March 26)

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)

Chloe Zerwick: A Sublime Situation @ Hudson Opera House

Chloe Zerwick: A Sublime Situation @ Hudson Opera House

Chloe Zerwick: Inside the Box @ Hudson Opera House, Hudson. An exhibition of assemblages by Chloe Zerwick. (Through March 26)

Works by Sean Sullivan at 510 Warren Street

Works by Sean Sullivan at 510 Warren Street

Ubbe and Sacco @ 510 Warren Street Gallery, Hudson. Drawings and sculptures by Sean Sullivan. (Through March 26)

Stephanie Holznecht: Labyrinth @ Limner Gallery

Stephanie Holznecht: Labyrinth @ Limner Gallery

Emerging Artists @ Limner Gallery, Hudson. Works in sculpture, painting, photography, collage, drawing and graphics in abstract, realist, surreal and political forms by 26 artists. (Through March 26)

Melinda Stickney-Gibson: No Know @ John Davis Gallery

Melinda Stickney-Gibson: No Know @ John Davis Gallery

Melinda Stickney-Gibson: Thinking @ John Davis Gallery, Hudson. A solo exhibition of paintings by Melinda Stickney-Gibson. (Through March 26)

Margaret Buchte: Orange Day @ Good Purpose Gallery

Margaret Buchte: Orange Day @ Good Purpose Gallery

Divergent Expressions @ Good Purpose Gallery, Lee. Paintings by Margaret Buchte and Kimberly Gerry-Tucker. (Through March 28)


Continuing

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.

Paintings by Deborah Angilletta @ Mabee Farm Historic Site

Paintings by Deborah Angilletta @ Mabee Farm Historic Site

Seasons on the Farm: The Plein Air Works of Deborah Angilletta @ Mabee Farm Historic Site, Rotterdam Junction. Paintings by Deborah Angilletta, who, as artist-in-residence at the farm last year, spent time each week capturing views of the historic property, taking advantage of natural light and color. (Through April 1)

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. (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. (Through April 1)

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)

Works by Susan Walsh @ Matteawan Gallery

Works by Susan Walsh @ Matteawan Gallery

Only Mark the Bright Hours @ Matteawan Gallery, Beacon. Drawings, photography and sculpture by Susan Walsh that explore light, time, place and memory. (Through April 2)

George Guarino: Blink at Deleware Trolley House and Cafe Gallery

George Guarino: Blink at Deleware Trolley House and Cafe Gallery

George Guarino @ Delaware Trolley House and Cafe Gallery, Albany. Works by digital collage text artist George Guarino. . (Through April 6)

 Jennifer Maestre: Maestre Cycad @ MCLA Gallery 51

Jennifer Maestre: Maestre Cycad @ MCLA Gallery 51

Biotope: Friends, Life Forms, Landscapes @ MCLA Gallery 51, North Adams. Works by over a dozen artists that examine biotopes, or unique regions of the planet. (Through April 9)

Allen Blagden: Victoria Crowned Pigeons @ The Hyde Collection

Allen Blagden: Victoria Crowned Pigeons @ The Hyde Collection

Marking the Moment: The Art of Allen Blagden @ The Hyde Collection, Glens Falls. Allen Blagden is renowned for his paintings of birds, animals, and people, as well as the landscapes of New England and the Adirondacks; his contemporary realist painting style has often been compared to that of Winslow Homer and Andrew Wyeth. This career survey includes approximately 50 works and coincides with the publication of a new book on the painter by publisher David R. Godine. (Through April 16)

Works by Elisa Sheehan, Josh Smith, Gary Zack and Zack Lobdell @ Laffer Gallery

Works by Elisa Sheehan, Josh Smith, Gary Zack and Zack Lobdell @ Laffer Gallery

Beyond Color @ The Laffer Gallery, Schuylerville. Bold, vibrant works by Zack Lobdell, Elisa Sheehan, Josh Smith and Gary Zack. (Through April 16)

Emily Fiore: Untitled @ Wikoff Student Gallery

Emily Fiore: Untitled @ Wikoff Student Gallery

Color Principle: Painting in Oil @ Wikoff Student Gallery, Schenectady. Works in oil by Union College students Steven Apolo, Hein Htet Aung, Ari Bennett, Emily Dahlstrom, Lauren Elder, Jackie Feingold, Emily Fiore, Yi Ting Paung, Josh Price, Yuhe Zhou and Yuanqing Zhu. (Through April 17)

Alexandre Bougault: Title Unknown @ The Tang

Alexandre Bougault: Title Unknown @ The Tang

Inhabited Landscapes – Bougault’s Algeria @ The Tang, Saratoga Springs. An exhibition of panoramic photographs of northern Africa by Alexandre Bougault includes recently acquired works as well as research on them by independent curator Ana-Joel Falco´n-Weibe. (Through April 23)

Works by Robert Gullie @ Inky Editions

Works by Robert Gullie @ Inky Editions

Collage Chambers @ Inky Editions, Hudson. A survey of collage paintings and printed editions by Robert Gullie. (Through April 29)

Stephanie Gabris:  Birches - Chapel Pond @ The Shirt Factory

Stephanie Gabris: Birches – Chapel Pond @ The Shirt Factory

Memories @ The Shirt Factory, Glens Falls. Works in a variety of media by local and regional artists. (Through April 29)

Lois Dodd: Falling Window Sash @ Art Omi

Lois Dodd: Falling Window Sash @ Art Omi

Windows @ Art Omi, Ghent. Representational paintings of windows and doors by Lois Dodd. (Through May 7)

Rosy Keyser: Terrestrial Mime @ September Gallery

Rosy Keyser: Terrestrial Mime @ September Gallery

Witches @ September Gallery, Hudson. Five artists whose working processes either directly employ or indirectly suggest magical intentions: Anna Betbeze, Cameron, Rosy Keyser, Laurel Sparks and Marianne Vitale. (Through May 7)

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)

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. (Through May 21)

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)

Ghana ThinkTank @ Williams College Museum of Art

Ghana ThinkTank @ Williams College Museum of Art

Ghana ThinkTank @ Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown. An installation that explores what happens when power dynamics are flipped, and perspectives of people across the world are brought to bear on problems in our own backyard. (Through June 4)

Childe Hassam: Geraniums @ The Hyde Collection

Childe Hassam: Geraniums @ The Hyde Collection

The Hyde Collection, Glens Falls. Selections from the museum’s permanent collection of works by American artists inspired by their travels: Childe Hassam, Winslow Homer, Frank Duveneck, Elihu Vedder and Leonard Freed, among others. (Through June 11)

Renée Ridgway: Busycotypus canaliculatum @ Albany Institute of History and Art

Renée Ridgway: Busycotypus canaliculatum @ Albany Institute of History and Art

Wampum World: An Art Installation by Renée Ridgway @ Albany Institute of History and Art, Albany. This multimedia exhibition is an artist’s interpretation of the changing meaning of wampum from culture to culture and time period to time period. It combines video installations and the artist’s watercolors and collage works with objects that the artist has selected from the museum’s collection of Dutch colonial materials. No physical wampum is exhibited in this exhibition. (Through June 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. (Through June 18)

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)

Julie Evans: Lessons from a Guinea Hen #1 (detail) @ Albany International Airport Gallery

Julie Evans: Lessons from a Guinea Hen #1 (detail) @ Albany International Airport Gallery

Cloudlands @ Albany International Airport Gallery, Albany. Investigations of elusive and ethereal worlds by Julie Evans, Joshua Field, Dana Filibert, Edward Mayer, Susan Meyer, Gina Ruggeri and Naoe Suzuki. (Through July 31)

Gabriel Metsu: Woman Reading a Book by a Window @ The Clark Art Institute

Gabriel Metsu: Woman Reading a Book by a Window @ The Clark Art Institute

An Inner World: Seventeenth-Century Dutch Genre Painting @ The Clark Art Institute, Williamstown. Genre paintings, or scenes of everyday life, flourished in the Dutch Republic in the seventeenth century. This exhibition explores the work of Gerrit Dou and his contemporaries by considering tradition and innovation in the representation of figures in interior spaces, individuals in moments of contemplation or quiet exchange, and the enduring taste among collectors for works created by fijnschilders, or fine painters. Also on display: Looking North and South: European Prints and Drawings, 1500-1650, an examination of how artists responded to the work of their contemporaries in different regions of early modern Europe. (Through September 17)

Meleko Mokgosi: Democratic Intuition @ Williams College Museum of Art

Meleko Mokgosi: Democratic Intuition @ Williams College Museum of Art

Lex and Love @ Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown. In two new chapters in his Democratic Intuition project, Meleko Mokgosi investigates the daily experiences of diverse populations who occupy southern Africa, exploring the role that gendering plays in specific cultural and socio-economic relations.

Also on display: Robert Rauschenberg: Autobiography, an exhibition that combines archival documents and original works of art that speak to the ways in which Rauschenberg both found himself and inserted himself in the world; and Accession Number, an exhibition that explores the prioritization and valuation of museum acquisitions. (Through September 17)

Works by Elizabeth King (installation view) @ MASS MoCA

Works by Elizabeth King (installation view) @ MASS MoCA

Elizabeth King: Radical Small MASS MoCA, North Adams. A solo exhibition combining small sculptures and large videos, by Richmond, Virginia-based artist Elizabeth King.

 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)