ArtBeat: What To See

May 11th, 2017, 10:00 am by Sara

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Women on Wheels @ Schenectady County Historical Society

Women on Wheels @ Schenectady County Historical Society

Women on Wheels @ Schenectady County Historical Society, Rotterdam Junction. Author Ellen Gruber Garvey presents a program that examines the freedom that the bicycle offered to women and girls as they first adopted the bicycle in the 1890’s. Saturday, May 13, 2-4pm.

Michael St. John: Bouquet @ Hudson Hall

Michael St. John: Bouquet @ Hudson Hall

Bouquet @ Hudson Hall, Hudson. To celebrate the re-opening of Hudson Hall after its recent restoration, Michael St. John has been commissioned to make 20 paintings of flowers to benefit Hudson Hall. Each work will bear a hand-written name of one of the many distinguished speakers, poets, artists, and performers who appeared at the Opera House over the generations. Artist’s reception: Saturday, May 13, 5pm. (Through July 30)

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Works by Tamara Zahaykevich and Carl D’Alvia @ Jeff Bailey Gallery

Works by Tamara Zahaykevich and Carl D’Alvia @ Jeff Bailey Gallery

Following Frames and Huddle @ Jeff Bailey Gallery, Hudson. Sculptural works by Tamara Zahaykevich and Carl D’Alvia. Opening reception: Saturday, May 13, 6-8pm. (Through June 18)

Greg Slick: Fieldwork @ Matteawan Gallery

Greg Slick: Fieldwork @ Matteawan Gallery

Fieldwork @ Matteawan Gallery, Beacon. Recent paintings, sculpture and works on paper by Greg Slick. Opening reception: Saturday, May 13, 6-9pm. (Through June 4)

Catching the Light @ Betsy Jacaruso Gallery

Catching the Light @ Betsy Jacaruso Gallery

Catching the Light @ Betsy Jacaruso Gallery, Rhinebeck. An annual salon of works in watercolor by artists studying at the gallery. Opening reception: Saturday, May 13, 5-7pm. Closing reception: Sunday, June 4, 2-5pm. (Through June 4)


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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. (Through May 13)

Electronic Arts Graduate Exhibition @ Collar Works

Electronic Arts Graduate Exhibition @ Collar Works

RPI Electronic Arts Graduate Exhibition @ Collar Works, Troy. An exhibition of works by graduate students from the MFA and PhD Electronic Arts program at RPI, with installations by Angela Beallor, K. Michael Fox, Renee Levasseur, Kathleen McDermott, Maria Michails, Eric Miller, Kasalina Maliamu Nabakooza, Senem Pirler, Patrick Quinn, Jeremy Stewart and Andrea Williams and performances by Diana Alvarez, Cem Cakmak, Eric Miller and Ezra Teboul. (Through May 11)

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)

Carla Shapiro: A Deep Dreamless Sleep and Carol March: Query @ Davis Orton Gallery

Carla Shapiro: A Deep Dreamless Sleep and Carol March: Query @ Davis Orton Gallery

Carla Shapiro: To Capture a Shadow and Carol March: Bloom @ Davis Orton Gallery, Hudson. Carla Shapiro works in this exhibit are in response to personal loss; photographing trees and then scratching the negatives and platinum/palladium prints with sandpaper, she ultimately transformed her images into magical illuminations. Carol March creates photographic collages of botanical elements using a working method is derived from painting, which used to be her primary artistic medium. Also on display: portfolio showcases by Linda Hamilton Laux and Michael Bogdanffy-Kriegh and birch tree lamps by George Pollack. (Through May 14)


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John Kading: Purgatory III, Matt Crane: Avoidance Attractor and Berly Brown: Communion (detail) @ University Art Museum

John Kading: Purgatory III, Matt Crane: Avoidance Attractor and Berly Brown: Communion (detail) @ University Art Museum

Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition @ University Art Museum, Albany. Works by MFA candidates Berly Brown, Kyle M. Contestabile. Matt Crane, John Kading, Elizabeth Mathis. Theresa McTague, Samuel W. Negrich, Stephanie Palazeke and Jackie Zysk. Artists’ reception: Friday, May 12, 5-7pm. (Through May 21)

Paintings by Frank Curran @ Thompson Giroux Gallery

Paintings by Frank Curran @ Thompson Giroux Gallery

Time and Tide @ Thompson Giroux Gallery, Chatham. Paintings and prints by Frank Curran of his repeated trips to Percé, Quebec, Canada and Monhegan Island, Maine. (Through May 21)

Paintings by Joseph Haske @ John Davis Gallery

Paintings by Joseph Haske @ John Davis Gallery

Joseph Haske @ John Davis Gallery, Hudson. Layered acrylic paintings by Joseph Haske. (Through May 21)

Insight @ MCLA Gallery 51

Insight @ MCLA Gallery 51

MCLA Gallery 51, North Adams. Works by senior art majors Elizabeth Erdeski, Samwise Fox, Kaitlyn Russell and Isaac Wood. (Through May 21)

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)

Portraits by Carl Grauer @ 510 Warren Street

Portraits by Carl Grauer @ 510 Warren Street

CELLS: Two Hour Portraits @ 510 Warren Street, Hudson. Paintings by Carl Grauer. Also on display: insideOUTthere, an installation by guest artist George Guarino. (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)

Barney Bellinger: Vertigo @ Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts

Barney Bellinger: Vertigo @ Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts

Fulton-Montgomery Art Show @ Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts, Gloversville. Johnstown native Barney Bellinger exhibits a new body of work featuring paintings, photography, steel sculptural furniture, industrial sculpted lighting and abstract forms made of wood, iron, copper and other metals.

Paintings by Roxanna Melendez @ Martinez Gallery

Paintings by Roxanna Melendez @ Martinez Gallery

State of Affairs @ Martinez Gallery, Troy. A group exhibition, opening on Cinco de Mayo, celebrates the gallery’s 16th anniversary. (Through May 31)

Photographs by Amy Modesti @ Alacrity Frame Workshop

Photographs by Amy Modesti @ Alacrity Frame Workshop

Amy Modesti’s Folk Art Experience @ Alacrity Frame Workshop, Albany. (Through May 31)

Paintings by Juliet Teng @ The Chatham Bookstore

Paintings by Juliet Teng @ The Chatham Bookstore

From a House on a Hill @ The Chatham Bookstore, Chatham. Oil paintings by Juliet Teng, inspired by her home in the Hudson Valley and the surrounding landscape. (Through May 31)

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)

Fields of View @ Laffer Gallery

Fields of View @ Laffer Gallery

Fields of View @ Laffer Gallery, Schuylerville. Works by inspired by the natural world by Ann Larsen, James Coe and Virgina McNeice. (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)

Works by Cheryl Horning and Takeyce Walter @ Saratoga Arts

Works by Cheryl Horning and Takeyce Walter @ Saratoga Arts

Open Spaces @ Saratoga Arts, Saratoga Springs. Works by Matt Chinian, Cheryl Horning, Kelly Schoonbeck and Takeyce Walter that explore the observance of beauty and change in our surroundings. Opens Friday, April 28. (Through June 17)

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)

Birgit Blyth: Untitled I @ Carrie Haddad Gallery

Gathering Ground @ Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson. A group exhibit of figurative painting, drawing, photography, sculpture and works on paper that blur the lines between painting and photography, featuring works by David Konigsberg, Birgit Blyth, David Dew Bruner and Linda Cross. (Through June 18)

Kenneth Young: Olde Hudson Fog @ Neumann Fine Art

Kenneth Young: Olde Hudson Fog @ Neumann Fine Art

Kenneth Young @ Neumann Fine Art, Hillsdale. A solo exhibition of oil paintings by Kenneth Young, includes a number of Young’s popular Warren Street paintings, as well as other recent work. (Through June 24)

Francesco de Mura: Glory of the Princes @ Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center

Francesco de Mura: Glory of the Princes @ Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center

In the Light of Naples: The Art of Francesco de Mura @ Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Poughkeepsie. The first monographic presentation of Francesco de Mura’s art includes over 40 loans from Italian collections as well as those from the U.S. including the Metropolitan Museum, Art Institute of Chicago and the National Gallery of Art. (Through July 2)

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)

Radcliffe Bailey: Western Currents @ The Tang Teaching Museum

Radcliffe Bailey: Western Currents @ The Tang Teaching Museum

If I had Possession over Judgment Day – Collections of Claude Simard @ The Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, Saratoga Springs. Examples from Simard’s collection show a diversity of art and artifacts that is unparalleled, from medium to country of origin to subject matter, including works by Radcliffe Bailey, Matthew Barney, Alighiero e Boetti, Nick Cave, Geoffrey Chadsey, Pierre Dorion, Jean Dubuffet, Marcel Duchamp, Louise Fishman, Phil Frost, Leon Golub, David Ireland, Brad Kahlhamer, Titus Kaphar, Bharti Kher, Andrew Lord, Kerry James Marshall, Roberto Matta, Jackie Nickerson, Toyin Ojih Odutola, Chris Ofili, Gabriel Orozco, Tim Rollins and K.O.S., Malick Sidibé, Jeff Sonhouse, Nancy Spero, Jessica Stockholder, Claude Tousignant, Carlos Vega, Leslie Wayne, Hank Willis Thomas and B. Wurtz. (Through September 24)

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.

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. (Through March, 2018)

 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)