ArtBeat: What to See

August 31st, 2017, 10:00 am by Sara

Opening:

States of Incarceration @ The Tang

States of Incarceration @ The Tang

States of Incarceration @ The Tang Teaching Museum, Saratoga Springs. The first national traveling multimedia exhibition and coordinated public dialogue to explore the history and future of mass incarceration in the United States, launched in New York City in 2016, arrives at the Tang, examining one of the most pressing issues facing our country. Check the Tang website for the many events associated with this exhibition. Also on display: Tony Oursler: Talking Light, in which a single incandescent light bulb hangs from the ceiling of the Tang Museum’s elevator; its intermittent flickering correlates to the sounds of the artist’s voice emanating from a hidden speaker. Opens Saturday, September 2. (Through October 11)

Works by Laini Nemett @ Mandeville Gallery

Works by Laini Nemett @ Mandeville Gallery

Laini Nemett: When We Lived Here @ Mandeville Gallery, Schenectady. Working with cardboard models, collage, and large-scale oil paintings, Laini Nemett creates architectural environments that explore the idea of home. Opens Saturday, August 26. Reception: Wednesday, September 27, 5-6:30pm. (Through December 3)

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Paintings by Charles Clough @ Art Omi

Paintings by Charles Clough @ Art Omi

Charles Clough @ Art Omi, Ghent. Works by Charles Clough including a large-scale participatory painting project. Also on display: Works by Galia Solomonoff as part of the Art Omi: Architecture indoor gallery series. Public painting project: Saturday, September 2, 10am-5pm. Opening reception: Saturday, September 2, 1-3pm. (Through December 31)

Ira Marcks: The Fortuneteller's Tent @ Albany International Airport Gallery

Ira Marcks: The Fortuneteller’s Tent @ Albany International Airport Gallery

Chasing the Tale @ Albany International Airport Gallery, Albany. Works by artists engaged in a pictorial expression of storytelling that crosses personal mythology with collected narratives from historical, folk and popular culture, featuring Jason Blue Lake Hawk Martinez, Kenny Harris, Ira Marcks, Fernando Orellana, Amy Podmore, Jeff Starr and Gerda van Leeuwen. Opens Saturday, August 26. Public reception: Friday, September 15, 5:30-7:30pm. (Through February 26)

Paintings by Opie O'Brien @ Eclipse Mill gallery

Paintings by Opie O’Brien @ Eclipse Mill gallery

Figuratively Speaking @ Eclipse Mill Gallery, North Adams. Five transplanted North Adams-based artists, William Archer, Joanna Klain, Linda O’Brien, Opie O’Brien and Wilma Rifkin, will display a range of work from assemblages and dolls to paintings and etchings. Opening reception: Friday, September 1, 6pm. (Through September 24)

Tara Bach: Davy Jones' Locker @ Wire Gallery

Tara Bach: Davy Jones’ Locker @ Wire Gallery

Ulster Alums @ Wired Gallery, High Falls. Works by select SUNY Ulster Alumni: Tara Bach, Lois Cremmins, Patti Gibbons, Cassiopeia Ottulich, Cheyenne Rossler, Kelli Sillik and Claudia Waruch. Opening reception: Saturday, September 2, 5-7pm. (Through September 24)

Albany & Anti-Suffrage @ Albany Institute of History and Art

Albany & Anti-Suffrage @ Albany Institute of History and Art

Spotlight: Albany & Anti-Suffrage @ Albany Institute of History and Art, Albany. In the years leading up to 1917, not every woman wanted the right to vote. In fact, Albany was considered a stronghold of the anti-suffrage movement. This exhibit tells the story of the women who first met in 1894 before the New York Constitutional Convention convened, organized the Albany branch of the New York State Association Opposed to Woman Suffrage, lobbied to make their views heard in 1915, and lost their fight in 1917. Opens Saturday, September 2. (Through March 31)

Last Chance to See

Passage @ Albany Center Gallery, Albany. A printmaking exhibition that focuses on travel and memories, curated by Alana Akacki and featuring works by Annie Bissett, Joan Dix, Blair, Thorsten Dennerline, Nancy Haver, Nori Pepe, Sarah Pike, Mary Ellen Riell and Sandy Wimer. (Through September 1)

10x10 Exhibition @ Saratoga Ars

10×10 Exhibition @ Saratoga Arts

10×10 Exhibition @ Saratoga Arts, Saratoga Springs. A huge salon show, by a wide range of artists, of more than 550 works , most priced about $100. (Through September 2)

Robert Rauschenberg: Untitled (Stork) @ Eckert Fine Art

Robert Rauschenberg: Untitled (Stork) @ Eckert Fine Art

Anaglyphic Anecdotes @ Eckert Fine Art, Kent. An extensive solo presentation of original and edition works by Robert Rauschenberg. (Through September 2)


2017 Exhibition by Artists of the Mohawk-Hudson Region @ Albany Institute of History and Art, Albany. Established in 1936, this annual, juried exhibition documents the work of artists working within a 100-mile radius of the Capital District. (Through September 3)

Guitar: The Instrument That Rocked the World @ Berkshire Museum

Guitar: The Instrument That Rocked the World @ Berkshire Museum

Guitar: The Instrument That Rocked the World @ Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield. A family-friendly installation that examines the science, sound, and cultural impact of the guitar and contains more than 70 instruments, from the rare and antique to the popular and innovative, as well as performance videos, audio stations, hands-on interactives, models, touchscreens and photographs. (Through September 4)

An Evening With Queen White @ EMPAC

An Evening With Queen White @ EMPAC

An Evening With Queen White @ EMPAC, Troy. Martine Syms’ augmented-reality installation, produced at EMPAC with a 360° camera rig, uses monologue as a medium for exploring how voice, gesture and persona are learned and performed. EMPAC will screen Syms’ new feature film, Incense, Sweaters, and Ice, on the last day of the installation. (Through September 6)


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Carmeron Martin: Ambrage and Sara Greenberger Rafferty: Dress @ University Art Museum

Carmeron Martin: Ambrage and Sara Greenberger Rafferty: Dress @ University Art Museum

Sara Greenberger Rafferty: Gloves Off and Cameron Martin: Abstracts @ University Art Museum, Albany. Recent video, sculpture, and photography by Sara Greenberger Rafferty that explores her ongoing fascination with domesticity, the body, consumer culture, fashion, violence and stand-up comedy; and a new body of non-objective paintings by Cameron Martin that address current generative roles for abstraction. (Through September 9)

Michael David: The Navigator 4 @ John Davis Gallery

Michael David: The Navigator 4 @ John Davis Gallery

Navigators, Golems and Geishas @ John Davis Gallery, Hudson. Paintings by Michael David Also on display: sculpture by Bruce Gagnier and Stephen Reynolds and paintings by Larry Brown, Linnea Paskow and Daisy Craddock. (Through September 10)

Works by Charles Bremer and Leslie Ferst @ Laffer Gallery

Works by Charles Bremer and Leslie Ferst @ Laffer Gallery

Shifting Focus @ The Laffer Gallery, Schuylerville. Encaustic works by Charles Bremer and sculpture by Leslie Ferst. (Through September 10)

Have A Seat @ LARAC

Have A Seat @ LARAC

Have A Seat @ LARAC, Glens Falls. An exhibition in concert with the “Have a Seat in Glens Falls” outdoor public arts project with works by participating artists Robin Brewer, Miriam Romais, Susan Beadle, Melaney Sandbrook, Ruth Durling, Crystal Paul, Sidekick Creative and Roger Kaye. Chair auction: Thursday, September 14 at the Charles Wood Theater. (Through September 15)

Works by Dennis Lick and George Spencer @ Joyce Goldstein Gallery

Works by Dennis Lick and George Spencer @ Joyce Goldstein Gallery

Collage and Found @ Joyce Goldstein Gallery, Chatham. Works by Dennis Lick and George Spencer. (Through September 17)

Works by Jason Middlebrook and Joshua Marsh @ Jeff Bailey Gallery

Works by Jason Middlebrook and Joshua Marsh @ Jeff Bailey Gallery

Jason Middlebrook: Glow and Joshua Marsh: Paper Garden @ Jeff Bailey Gallery, Hudson. Painted tree cross sections by Jason Middlebrook and drawings by Joshua Marsh. (Through September 17)

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)

Ellsworth Kelly: Red Blue @ The Hyde

Ellsworth Kelly: Red Blue @ The Hyde

Ellsworth Kelly @ The Hyde Collection, Glens Falls. Two companion exhibitions: Ellsworth Kelly: Slow Curve, which includes seventy prints that examine the artist’s experimentation with curved fields of color, and Ellsworth Kelly: Fruits & Flowers, twenty-six lithographs that reveal the sources of Kelly’s non-rectilinear shapes. (Through September 17)

The Coffins of Paa Joe and the Pursuit of Happiness @ The School

The Coffins of Paa Joe and the Pursuit of Happiness @ The School

The Coffins of Paa Joe and the Pursuit of Happiness @ The School, Kinderhook. A large-scale exhibition that honors the Ghanaian legacy of abebuu adekai, or fantasy coffins, that celebrate death and the afterlife, sculpted in the form of objects representative of the deceased and their interests. In 2004, Claude Simard, the late co-founder of Jack Shainman Gallery, commissioned thirteen coffins in the form of European castles erected along the Gold Coast in the 15th century, which served as holding pens for America-bound slaves.

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)

Work by Melanie Bilenker @ Sienna Patti

Work by Melanie Bilenker @ Sienna Patti

Mother @ Sienna Patti, Lenox. Works by contemporary jewelry artist Melanie Bilenker. (Through September 24)

Just The Facts @ Hudson Hall

Just The Facts @ Hudson Hall

Just The Facts: 2017 LightField Festival of Photography & Multimedia Art @ Hudson Hall, Hudson. The second annual LightField Festival features works of photography and multimedia by Annu Palakunnathu Matthew, Brenda Kenneally, Phyllis B. Dooney Stacy Kranitz, Zoe Strauss, Maganbhai Patel and Manfred Kirchheimer that focus on working class people who struggle daily to keep their dignity in a social landscape that is increasingly hostile to immigrants and the working poor. (Through September 30)

Paintings by Juan Maldonado @ Martinez Gallery

Paintings by Juan Maldonado @ Martinez Gallery

Juan Maldonado: Exploring Perception and Desire @ Martinez Gallery, Troy. Sculpture and works on paper by the late Puerto Rican artist Juan Maldonado. (Through September 30)

Works designed by Carl Lewis Druckman @ McTeigue & McClelland

Works designed by Carl Lewis Druckman @ McTeigue & McClelland

Lost No More: The Ethereal Works of Carl Lewis Druckman @ McTeigue & McClelland, Great Barrington. Designs by the late Carl Lewis Druckman, realized by master goldsmith Tim McClelland. (Through September 30)

Photographs by Cassandra Sohn @ Sohn fine Art

Photographs by Cassandra Sohn @ Sohn fine Art

Water @ Sohn Fine Art, Lenox. Photographs by Cassandra Sohn Also on display: Liminal States, photography by Jeff Robb. (Through October 1)

Paintings by Donna Moylan @ Thompson Giroux Gallery

Paintings by Donna Moylan @ Thompson Giroux Gallery

New To Earth @ Thompson Giroux Gallery, Chatham. Paintings by Donna Moylan. (Through October 1)

Debra Priestly: Patoka Hill @ Love Apple Art Space

Debra Priestly: Patoka Hill @ Love Apple Art Space

Art Work: An Exploration of Labor @ Love Apple Art Space, Ghent. Love Apple Farm, now owned by Francis Greenburger, founder of Art Omi, inaugurates its new exhibition space with this group exhibition of works by Andrea Arrubla, Ben Thorp Brown, Noa Charuvi, Wojciech Gilewicz, Frances Goodman, Marisa Morán Jahn, Marie Christine Katz, Kakyoung Lee, Michael Mandiberg, Joiri Minaya, Debra Priestly, Jean Shin, Aram Han Sifuentes, Paul Anthony Smith, Maayan Strauss, Mierle Laderman Ukeles, Rodrigo Valenzuela and Elizabeth White. (Through October 1)

Paintings by Michael McManmon @ Good Purpose Gallery

Paintings by Michael McManmon @ Good Purpose Gallery

Esperanza Vive! @ Good Purpose Gallery, Lee. Paintings by Michael McManmon. (Through October 2)

Works by Thomas Jackson @ Cynthia Reeves

Works by Thomas Jackson @ Cynthia Reeves

Emergent Behavior @ Cynthia Reeves, North Adams. An exhibition of prints and a site-specific installation by Thomas Jackson. (Through October 7)

Works by Christina Painter and Dan Peterson @ Neumann Fine Art

Works by Christina Painter and Dan Peterson @ Neumann Fine Art

Two Worlds @ Neumann Fine Art, Hillsdale. Works by Christina Painter and Dan Peterson. (Through October 7)

Matt Crane: The Camp (detail) @ Chesterwood

Matt Crane: The Camp (detail) @ Chesterwood

Out of Site: Contemporary Sculpture at Chesterwood @ Chesterwood, Home of Daniel Chester French, Stockbridge. Works by 14 artists invited by guest curator Sharon Bates to develop new projects or to adapt existing works that directly respond to the environmental, cultural and aesthetic attributes of the landscape at Chesterwood. Artists include: Roberley Bell, Colin C. Boyd, Matt Crane, Roger Bisbing, Chrissy Scolaro, Brian Kane, Michael Oatman, Portia Munson, Derek Parker, Deborah Zlotsky, Amy Podmore, Douglas Culhane, Matt La Fleur and Amelia Toelke. Artists’ talk with Brian Kane and Michael Oatman: Saturday, August 26, 11:30am. (Through October 9)

Helen Frankenthaler: Cedar Hill @ The Clark

Helen Frankenthaler: Cedar Hill @ The Clark

As In Nature @ The Clark, Williamstown. Paintings by Helen Frankenthaler that focuses on nature as a long-standing inspiration for the artist. Also on display is No Rules, an exhibition of 17 large-scale woodcuts by Frankenthaler that explore the full range of her exploration with the medium. (Through October 9)

Works by Dylan Redford @ Collar Works

Works by Dylan Redford @ Collar Works

That. Was. EPIC!!! : when quotidian becomes lore @ Collar Works, Troy. An exhibition that aims to discern how how certain moments, objects, and experiences cross over from the quotidian of life to become the stuff of legend, featuring works by Cody Arnall, David Carpenter, Tehniyet Masood, Dylan Redford, Dane Winkler and Georgia Wohnsen. Artists’ reception: Friday, September 29, 5-8m. (Through October 14)

Works by Carla Shapiro (top) and Fredrik Marsh @ The Center for Photography at Woodstock

Works by Carla Shapiro (top) and Fredrik Marsh @ The Center for Photography at Woodstock

Carla Shapiro: To Capture a Shadow @ The Center for Photography at Woodstock, Woodstock. Ethereal manipulated photographs by Carla Shapiro. Also on display: Fredrik Marsh: The Dresden Project, photographs that capture the transition in former East German cities to newer, Western lifestyles. (Through October 15)

Julie Branch: Olympia @ Scarlet Seven Gallery

Julie Branch: Olympia @ Scarlet Seven Gallery

L’Origine du Monde: Eroticism @ Scarlet Seven Gallery, Troy. Works by Suzanna Scott, Nina Covington, Michael Bergt and Julie Branch. (Through October 15)

Paintings by Virginia Bryant @ Carmen's Cafe

Paintings by Virginia Bryant @ Carmen’s Cafe

Victorian Abstraction @ Carmen’s Cafe, Troy. Paintings and works on paper by Virginia Bryant, inspired by choreographic and musical structures. (Through October 15)

(left) Norman Rockwell: Freedom from Want and Andy Warhol: Campbell’s Soup Can @ The Norman Rockwell Museum

(left) Norman Rockwell: Freedom from Want and Andy Warhol: Campbell’s Soup Can @ The Norman Rockwell Museum

Inventing America: Rockwell and Warhol @ Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge. The first exhibition linking Norman Rockwell and Andy Warhol, two iconic visual communicators who embraced populism, shaped national identity and opened new ways of seeing in twentieth century America. The show includes original iconic artworks; process materials and studies; archival photography, manuscripts and documents; film/video footage and personal artifacts. (Through October 29)

No the Invasion: Breakdowns and Side Effects @ CCS Bard

No to the Invasion: Breakdowns and Side Effects @ Center for Curatorial Studies, Annandale-on-Hudson. An exhibition of works drawn from the collection of the Barjeel Art Foundation, a collecting philanthropic institution based in the United Arab Emirates, featuring works dating from 1990 to 2016 that examine social, political, and economic histories from the shared geo-political space of the Arab-speaking world. Also on display: Picture Industry, a historical survey of photography. (Through October 29)

Historic Gardening Tools @ Montgomery Place Campus

Historic Gardening Tools @ Montgomery Place Campus

Montgomery Place Campus, Annandale-on-Hudson. A new seasonal exhibition focusing on the antique garden implements used at Montgomery Place for vegetable gardening, landscaping, orchard care and ornamental floral display. (Through October 31)

Ben Butler: Scholar's Rock @ Turn Park Art Space

Ben Butler: Scholar’s Rock @ Turn Park Art Space

Wooden Forms @ Turn Park Art Space, West Stockbridge. An exhibit that explores wood as a sculptural material through the practices of two artists, Ben Butler and Jim Holl. Two temporary, site-specific sculptures will be installed on the territory of the park and an exhibition of related drawings and models will be shown at the Workshop Gallery. (Through October 31)

The Tattooed Ladies Along the Mohawk Trail @ Brill Gallery

The Tattooed Ladies Along the Mohawk Trail @ Brill Gallery

The Tattooed Ladies Along the Mohawk Trail @ Brill Gallery, North Adams. Photographs by Dave Foss, Grier Horner, Joanna Klain, Jim Peters, nadine Robbins and Ralph Brill. (Through October 31)

Paintings by Thomas Cole @ Albany Institute of History and Art

Paintings by Thomas Cole @ Albany Institute of History and Art

The Hudson River School @ Albany Institute of History and Art, Albany. Due to its popularity, the Institute is expanding its exhibition from earlier this year in this reinstallation of nearly 90 Hudson River School paintings in the Hearst Gallery on the museum’s third floor.

An installation by Maya Lin @ Hancock Shaker Village

An installation by Maya Lin @ Hancock Shaker Village

Making: Then and Now @ Hancock Shaker Village, Pittsfield. An exhibition of contemporary works that explore the connection between artists today and an historic utopian movement in the Berkshires, featuring artworks exhibited in the Village’s historic spaces by Gregory Crewdson, Don Gummer, Stephen Hannock, Jenny Holzer, Maya Lin and David Teeple. (Through November 12)

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.

Yinka Shonibare MBE: Detail of Dorian Gray @ The Tang

Yinka Shonibare MBE: Detail of Dorian Gray @ The Tang

Other Side: Art, Object, Self @ The Tang Teaching Museum, Saratoga Springs. Artworks from the Tang Collection by Willie Cole, Kate Ericson and Mel Ziegler, Tim Hawkinson, Zanele Muholi, Tim Rollins and K.O.S., Yinka Shonibare MBE, among others, that examines ways in which artists use materials, found objects, or even their own bodies to explore questions of national, cultural and self-identity. (Through December 30)

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)

Work by Tony Tasset @ Art Omi

Work by Tony Tasset @ Art Omi

Summer Season Opening @ Art Omi, Ghent. The summer season opens with new sculptures on view in the Fields by Tony Tasset, Tom Burr, Angela Bulloch and Matt Wedel. In the Benenson Visitors Center, a site-specific installation by André Kruysen will be shown with drawings by Joan Banach.


Downtown is Pawsome Garden Party @ Tricentennial Park, Albany. Celebrating a local landmark and American icon, regional artists have customized twenty 3-foot-tall sculptures of Albany’s famous canine resident Nipper. The painted pups will grace various locations in downtown Albany throughout the next year. Proceeds from the Garden Party will benefit programs of the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society, as well as the continued revitalization of downtown Albany. (Through May, 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)

MASS MoCA's Building 6 opens to the public on Sunday, May 28.

MASS MoCA’s Building 6 opens to the public on Sunday, May 28.

Building 6 Grand Opening @ MASS MoCA, North Adams. MASS MoCA doubles in in size beginning May 28, with an all-day celebration featuring a members’ preview, a Soundsuit performance and a concert with veteran rockers CAKE. The galleries will feature long-term exhibits of works by Robert Rauschenberg, Louise Bourgeois, James Turrell, Jenny Holzer, Laurie Anderson and Gunnar Schonbeck. Additional artists to be shown in Building 6 include Spencer Finch, Dawn DeDeaux, Lonnie Holley, Mary Lum, Barbara Ernst Prey, Janice Kerbel, Joe Wardwell, Sarah Crowner, Richard Nonas and the Optics Division of the Metabolic Studio.