ArtBeat: What To See

November 30th, 2017, 10:00 am by Sara

Opening:

Jessica Drenk: Regeneration @ Cynthia Reeves Gallery

Jessica Drenk: Regeneration @ Cynthia Reeves Gallery

Jessica Drenk: Regeneration @ Cynthia Reeves Gallery, North Adams. Sculptural and wall-based works by Jessica Drenk, who transforms commercial products, such as books, PVC pipe, and pencils, into organic forms that belie their material origins. The artist will be at the gallery December 2–7 to create a site-specific installation to complete the exhibition. Opening reception: Saturday, December 2, 5-7pm. (Through January 27)

Andres J. Acosta: Empiricism @ Limner Gallery

Andres J. Acosta: Empiricism @ Limner Gallery

Small Works @ Limner Gallery, Hudson. A holiday and small works show and sale featuring 77 works by 50 contemporary artists. Opening reception: Saturday, December 2, 4-6pm during the Hudson Winter Walk. (Through December 30)

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6th Annual Juried Group Show @ The Laffer Gallery

6th Annual Juried Group Show @ The Laffer Gallery

6th Annual Juried Group Show “Upstate Artists” @ The Laffer Gallery, Schuylerville. Juried by Robert Gullie, a large group show of works in a variety of media. Opening reception: Saturday, December 2, 5-8pm. (Through January 7)

Works by Peggy Reeves @ 510 Warren Street Gallery

Works by Peggy Reeves @ 510 Warren Street Gallery

Survey Lens @ 510 Warren Street, Hudson. Small works by Peggy Reeves. Opening reception: Satirday, December 2, 5-8 pm during Hudson’s Winter Walk. (Through December 31)

Colly in the Milky Way @ 46 Green Street Studios, Hudson. The first solo exhibition of paintings by Brooklyn-based artist Colly. Opening reception: Saturday, December 2, 4-8pm during Hudson’s Winter Walk.

Last Chance to See

Works by Barbara Owen @ The Teaching Gallery

Works by Barbara Owen @ The Teaching Gallery

Babs Owen – Vivid Forms: Cut Paper and Installations @ The Teaching Gallery, Troy. Barbara Owen’s brightly colored, cut paper works and installations explore the intersection of painting, sculpture, color and abstraction. (Through December 2)

Photographs by Sparky Campanella @ Joyce Goldstein Gallery

Photographs by Sparky Campanella @ Joyce Goldstein Gallery

Sparky Campanella @ Joyce Goldstein Gallery, Chatham. An exhibit of photographs of urban landscapes by Sparky Campanella. (Through December 2)

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. (Through December 3)

Pamela Blum: Dress-up @ John Davis Gallery

Pamela Blum: Dress-up @ John Davis Gallery

Pamela Blum @ John Davis Gallery, Hudson. A solo exhibition of sculpture by Pamela Blum. (Through December 3)


Continuing

Fluid Expressions: The Prints of Helen Frankenthaler @ Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center

Fluid Expressions: The Prints of Helen Frankenthaler @ Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center

Fluid Expressions: The Prints of Helen Frankenthaler @ Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Poughkeepsie. This traveling exhibition features almost 30 prints made from a diverse range of techniques from the acclaimed abstract expressionist. (Through December 10)

Strathmore Paper and the Evolution of American Graphic Design @ Opalka Gallery

Strathmore Paper and the Evolution of American Graphic Design @ Opalka Gallery

Paper Is Part of the Picture: Strathmore Paper and the Evolution of American Graphic Design @ Opalka Gallery, Albany. An exhibition about the evolution of paper promotion over the course of the past 125 years as seen through the archives of the Strathmore Paper Company. Curator’s talk with Paul Shaw: Thursday, October 26, 6:30pm. Exhibition tour with Chris Harrold : Friday, November 3, 6:30 pm. (Through December 15)

Luis Molinari-Flores : Untitled II @ University Art Museum

Luis Molinari-Flores : Untitled II @ University Art Museum

When We Were Young: Rethinking Abstraction from the University at Albany Art Collections (1967-present) @ University Art Museum, Albany. An exhibition that shines a fresh light on late-Modernist abstraction as it relates to current trends in contemporary art; artists include Josef Albers, Max Bill, Jack Bosson, Chryssa, Gene Davis, Donald Judd, Ellsworth Kelly, Michael Kidner, Kim Lim, Luis Molinari-Flores, Henry Pearson and Peter Taylor among others. (Through December 16)

Works by Thomas Huber @ Matteawan Gallery

Works by Thomas Huber @ Matteawan Gallery

After Some Time @ Matteawan Gallery, Beacon. This solo exhibition by Thomas Huber includes paintings and new multimedia works on paper that feature three-dimensional elements such as folded paper, pieces of burlap, thick gesso and copper wire, as well as a new painting that is a collaboration between Huber and the artist Orly Cogan. (Through December 17)

Works by Sheila Gallagher @ September Gallery

Works by Sheila Gallagher @ September Gallery

Gone Here @ September Gallery, Hudson. Sheila Gallagher’s meditation on healing and haunting includes a shrine, videos, plastic paintings, lace drawings and 789 anatomical fragments. (Through December 23)

So It Would Seem @ The Arts Center

So It Would Seem @ The Arts Center

So It Would Seem @ The Arts Center of the Capital Region, Troy. Works by Laura Christensen, Steve Rein, Robert Guille and Anthony Pezzula. (Through December 27)

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)

Stan Brakhage: Window Water Baby Moving (film still) @ The Tang Teaching Museum

Stan Brakhage: Window Water Baby Moving (film still) @ The Tang Teaching Museum

Birthing Bodies @ The Tang Teaching Museum, Saratoga Springs. An exhibition that explores childbirth through a feminist lens, examining ideas of autonomy, power, and liminality, featuring works by Janine Antoni, Andrea Bowers, Stan Brakhage, Cindy Sherman, Nancy Spero and Kara Walker. (Through December 30)

Alexandra Hammond - Walliecamp: Modular Epic Landscape @ Collar Works

Alexandra Hammond – Walliecamp: Modular Epic Landscape @ Collar Works

What is that leaping in your chest? @ Collar Works, Troy. An exhibition examining the current state of the American Dream, with works by Susan Anthony, Fern T. Apfel, Simone Bailey, Joyce Chan, Ryan Chase Clow, Megan Galbraith, Alexandra Hammond, Tatana Kellner, Darian Longmire, Rob O’Neil, Fernando Orellana, Vincent Romaniello, Allie Wilkinson, Holly Wilson, Quay Quinn Wolf and Mike Yood, guest curated by Alexandra Foradas, Assistant Curator at Mass MOCA. (Through December 30)

Nijideka Akunili Crosby: Mama, Mummy and Mamma (Predecessors #2) @ The Tang Teaching Museum

Nijideka Akunili Crosby: Mama, Mummy and Mamma (Predecessors #2)
@ The Tang Teaching Museum

Jideka Akunyili Crosby’s large-scale paintings have garnered international attention for their investigations into the confluences, contact zones, and third spaces of culture in her work. The paintings represent a fusion of her Nigerian upbringing, her immigration to America, and her subsequent marriage to a white Texan. Her artwork also plays with and subverts preconceived notions of Western art history by including portraits of her African family, material references to her Igbo tribe’s customs, and images of Nigeria’s British colonial past. (Through December 31)

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. (Through December 31)

Edward Hicks (Atributed): The Peaceable Kingdom with the Leopard of Serenity @ The Hyde Collection

Edward Hicks (Atributed): The Peaceable Kingdom with the Leopard of Serenity @ The Hyde Collection

A Shared Legacy: Folk Art in America @ The Hyde Collection, Glens Falls. More than sixty works made between 1800 and 1925 by regional artists who were either self-taught or had received minimal formal training. (Through December 31)

Harry Orlyk: Field Work @ Carrie Haddad Gallery

Harry Orlyk: Field Work @ Carrie Haddad Gallery

Hudson Valley Landscapes @ Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson. A group show featuring works by Jane Bloodgood-Abrams, Bill Sullivan, Don Bracken, Leigh Palmer, Harry Orlyk, Eileen Murphy, Joseph Maresca, John Kelly Judy Reynolds, Sue Bryan, Tracy Helgeson, Mary Anna Goetz and Richard Britell. (Through December 31)

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec: The Englishman at the Moulin Rouge @ The Clark

The Impressionist Line @ The Clark, Williamstown. This exhibition showcases the hallmarks of the “Impressionist line,” including drawings by Claude Monet, color woodcuts by Paul Gauguin, etchings by Édouard Manet, pastels by Edgar Degas and color lithographs by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. (The Clark offers free admission on the first Sunday of the month from October to May) (Through January 7)

Works by Jessica Park @ Good Purpose Gallery

Works by Jessica Park @ Good Purpose Gallery

A Beautiful World @ Good Purpose Galery, Lee. Paintings by Jessica Park and Diane Cournoyer and quilted pieces by Teresa Bills. (Through January 8)

Photographs by Georgia Landman @ The Chatham Bookstore

Photographs by Georgia Landman @ The Chatham Bookstore

Soul of our Soil @ The Chatham Bookstore, Chatham. Georgia Landman’s photographs document several farms in Columbia County dedicated to the philosophy of sustainable agriculture. (Through January 21)

Works by Marie Triller and Roxanna Melandez @ Martinez Gallery

Works by Marie Triller and Roxanna Melandez @ Martinez Gallery

Cuba y Puerto Rico Son…de un pajaro las dos alas @ Martinez Gallery, Troy. Perspectives of both islands, from outside and within, with paintings by Roxanna Melendez and photographs by Marie Triller. (Through January 26)

Works by Barbara Takenaga @ Williams College Museum of Art

Works by Barbara Takenaga @ Williams College Museum of Art

Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown. Sixty works by Barbara Takenaga, made over two decades, that combine aspects of Japanese printmaking and Tantric painting, as well as modernist developments such as Op Art; this first in-depth assessment reveals how Takenaga’s work has enriched the languages of abstraction. (Through January 28)

Paintings by Chantelle Norton @ Theo Ganz Studio

Paintings by Chantelle Norton @ Theo Ganz Studio

Dog Days @ Theo Ganz Studio, Beacon. Chantelle Norton explores the relationship between dog and human in this solo show of recent oil paintings, drawings and limited edition giclées. (Through January 28)

Morgan Bulkeley: Beak Morphology @ Berkshire Museum

Morgan Bulkeley: Beak Morphology @ Berkshire Museum

Nature Culture Clash @ Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield. A solo exhibition of paintings and sculpture by Berkshire-based artist Morgan Bulkeley offers compelling scenarios where humans are pitted again nature, with nature holding the advantage. (Through February 4)

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. (Through February 26)

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. (Through March 31)

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)

Works by Tony DiTerlizzi @ Norman Rockwell Museum

Works by Tony DiTerlizzi @ Norman Rockwell Museum

Never Abandon Imagination: The Fantastical Art of Tony DiTerlizzi @ Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge. An exhibition of works by the #1 New York Times bestselling author/illustrator Tony DiTerlizzi, known for his images of such fantasy creatures as fairies, trolls, sprites and goblins. (Through May 28)


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.

Works by Liz Glynn @ MASS MoCA

Works by Liz Glynn @ MASS MoCA

Liz Glynn: The Archaeology of Another Possible Future @ MASS MoCA, North Adams. Los Angeles-based Liz Glynn will present her largest and most ambitious project to date in Building 5, MASS MoCA’s largest gallery — a sprawling multi-sensory sculptural experience of sight, sensation, sound, and scent stretching nearly a football field in length. The exhibition expands Glynn’s interest in the rise and fall of empires, labor, and shifting cultural values, in order to speculate upon our uncertain future. (Through Labor Day 2018)

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