ArtBeat: What To See

February 1st, 2018, 10:11 am by Sara
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Anonymous (French) Tapestry from Chateau de Corances, Early 16th Century @ Williams College Museum of Art

Anonymous (French) Tapestry from Chateau de Corances, Early 16th Century @ Williams College Museum of Art

RAWR! A WCMA Bestiary @ Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown. An exhibit that considers how art has helped to create arbitrary distinctions between the human and the animal, with works from WCMA’s encyclopedic collection exploring the representation of animals in art and artifacts across time and across the globe. Opens Saturday, February 3. (Through October 31)

Jewelry works by Mike Bray and Anya Kivarkis @ Sienna Patti

Jewelry works by Mike Bray and Anya Kivarkis @ Sienna Patti

Time and The Other @ Sienna Patti, Lenox. In this exhibition examining the cinematic role of jewelry in classic mid 20th century cinema, Mike Bray and Anya Kivarkis recreate jewels from two films: Last Year at Marienbad (1962) and To Catch a Thief (1955). (Through February 25)

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Polina Barskaya: Pink Bath @ John Davis Gallery

Polina Barskaya: Pink Bath @ John Davis Gallery

Polina Barskaya @ John Davis Gallery, Hudson. A solo exhibition of recent portraits by Polina Barskaya. Artist’s reception: Saturday, February 3, 6-8pm. (Through February 25)

Photographs by B. Docktor @ 510 Warren Street Gallery

Photographs by B. Docktor @ 510 Warren Street Gallery

B. Docktor @ 510 Warren Street, Hudson. A solo exhibition of photography by B. Docktor. Opening reception: Saturday, February 3, 3-6pm. (Through February 25)

Paintings by Ryan Parr @ Yates Gallery

Paintings by Ryan Parr @ Yates Gallery

Puzzled @ Yates Gallery, Loudonville. Paintings by Ryan Parr. Opening reception: Thursday, February 1, 5-7pm. (Through May 14)

Emerald Rose Whipple: John Swiatek & Hanne Gaby Odiele @ The Teaching Gallery

Emerald Rose Whipple: John Swiatek & Hanne Gaby Odiele @ The Teaching Gallery

Anima Mundi @ The Teaching Gallery, Troy. A retrospective of oil-on-canvas portraits of youth culture and dream landscapes by New York City artist Emerald Rose Whipple. Opening reception: Thursday, February 1, 4-6pm. Artist’s talk: Thursday, February 1, 3-4pm. (Through March 3)

Hank Willis Thomas: Black Righteous Space @ University Art Museum

Hank Willis Thomas: Black Righteous Space @ University Art Museum

This Place @ University Art Museum, Albany. A photography exhibition that explores the rifts and paradoxes of the highly contested spaces of Israel and the West Bank, featuring internationally renowned artists Martin Kollar, Jungjin Lee, Thomas Struth and Jeff Wall. Also on display is Black Righteous Space, a sound reactive video installation by Hank Willis Thomas that explores issues of identity, race and popular culture. Opens Thursday, February, 1. (Through April 7)

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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)


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<strong>Ceramics by Regis Brodie and paintings by Leslie Yolen @ Courthouse Gallery

Ceramics by Regis Brodie and paintings by Leslie Yolen @ Courthouse Gallery

Regis Brodie and Leslie Yolen @ Courthouse Gallery, Lake George. Ceramics by Regis Brodie and paintings by Leslie Yolen. Artists’ reception: Saturday, February 3, 4-6pm. (Through February 15)

Dan Rupe: River Trees and Robert Goldstrom: Lafayette AM 3 @ Carrie Haddad Gallery

Dan Rupe: River Trees, Athens, Hudson Lighthouse and Robert Goldstrom: Lafayette AM 3 @ Carrie Haddad Gallery

Painted Cities @ Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson. Works by Dan Rupe, Darshan Russell, Edward Avedisian, Patty Neal, Richard Britell, Robert Goldstrom and Scott Nelson Foster. (Through February 18)

Natasha Holmes: Move Along @ Opalka Gallery

Natasha Holmes: Move Along @ Opalka Gallery

Practice What You Teach: The Sage College of Albany Art + Design Faculty Show @ Opalka Gallery, Albany. Recent works by Lynn Caprisello, Jean Dahlgren, Melody Davis, William Fillmore, Eleazar Hernández, Natasha Holmes, Sean Hovendick, Willie Marlowe, Melinda McDaniel, Matthew McElligott, Leah Rico, Terrence Tiernan and Gary Shankman. Reception: Friday, February 2, 6-8pm. (Through February 24)

Lisa Corinne Davis: Determined Delerium @ The Massry

Lisa Corinne Davis: Determined Delerium @ The Massry

Turbulent Terrain @ Esther Massry Gallery, Albany. Occupying a point somewhere between abstraction and figuration, cartooning and cartography, Lisa Corinne Davis’ paintings explore themes of racial, social and psychological identity. (Through February 24)

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)

Paintings by Kiki Dufault @ Good Purpose Gallery

Paintings by Kiki Dufault @ Good Purpose Gallery

Memories of Exploration @ Good Purpose Gallery, Lee. Paintings by Kiki Dufault and photography by Charles Edson and Ruslan Sprague. (Through March 6)

Alphonse Mucha: Cycles Perfecta @ The Hyde Collection

Alphonse Mucha: Cycles Perfecta @ The Hyde Collection

Alphonse Mucha: Master of Art Nouveau @ The Hyde Collection, Glens Falls. An exhibit that examines how Alphonse Mucha exploited the advertising poster to create a new movement in art. His work helped shape the aesthetics of French art at the turn of the twentieth century and formed the cornerstone of the international Art Nouveau movement. (Through March 18)

Melanie Mowinski: The 50 Card Project @ MCLA Gallery 51

Melanie Mowinski: The 50 Card Project @ MCLA Gallery 51

The 50 Card Project @ MCLA Gallery 51, North Adams. Every week since Inauguration Day, and continuing through the end of 2017, Melanie Mowinski, an associate professor of visual arts at MCLA, printed a new letterpress card in a limited edition of 100, using vintage letterpress type, cuts and other printing matrices. (Through March 24)

Equine Figurine (possibly Iranian from Luristan) @ Mandeville Gallery

Equine Figurine (possibly Iranian from Luristan) @ Mandeville Gallery

Lost Art: Ancient Iranian Bronzes in the Union College Permanent Collection @ Mandeville Gallery, Schenectady. An exhibit of the majority of Union College’s collection of bronze weaponry and horse fittings from ancient Iran. (Through March 25)

Katrina Hude's glass installation @ Thompson Grioux Gallery

Katrina Hude’s glass installation @ Thompson Grioux Gallery

Harmonic Cognizance @ Thompson Giroux Gallery, Chatham. Sculptural works by Katrina Hude. (Through March 25)

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)

William Austin Burt (inventor), William J. Young (maker), Burt’s Solar Compass @ Mandeville Gallery

William Austin Burt (inventor), William J. Young (maker), Burt’s Solar Compass @ Mandeville Gallery

Probability & Uncertainty @ Mandeville Gallery, Schenectady. This exhibition will feature over thirty historic, scientific instruments from the Union College Permanent Collection, juxtaposed with six contemporary female artists working with scientific themes: Aimée Burg, Nettrice Gaskins, Jessie Henson, Carter Hodgkin, Kirsten Kay Thoen and Audrey Wilson. Opens Saturday, January 13. Opening reception: Wednesday, January 24, 5-6:30pm. See the website for more events. (Through June 17)

 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)