ArtBeat: What To See


Opening:

Art and Aesthetics in Video Game Design @ Opalka Gallery

Art and Aesthetics in Video Game Design @ Opalka Gallery

From Concept to Console: Art and Aesthetics in Video Game Design @ Opalka Gallery, Albany. An exhibit focusing on the artist’s inspiration and process from early concept art to final in-game imagery, including works by the creators of Machinarium, Botanicula, Skylanders: SWAP Force, The Dream Machine, The Unfinished Swan, Transistor and Tengami. Opening reception: Friday, September 4, 6-8pm. Artist lecture with Dave Phillips: Tuesday, September 8, 6:30pm. Panel discussion: Women in Games: Sunday, October 27, 3pm. (Through December 13)

Works by Ramon Lascano @ Hudson Opera House

Works by Ramon Lascano @ Hudson Opera House

Ramon Lascano @ Hudson Opera House, Hudson. Now based in Tivoli, Argentinian artist Ramon Lascano uses an alchemist’s touch as he recycles old maps, paper and books rendered obsolete in the digital age to make intricate sculptures, wall-mounted pieces and literary creations. Artist’s reception: Saturday, September 5, 5-7pm. (Through September 27)

Jim Gaylord: Mermaid with Cowboy Boots @ Jeff Bailey Gallery

Jim Gaylord: Mermaid with Cowboy Boots @ Jeff Bailey Gallery

Eat A Peach @ Jeff Bailey Gallery, Hudson. Paintings, works on paper and sculpture, linked by saturated color, textured surfaces and replication of forms, by Jim Gaylord, Douglas Melini, Loie Hollowell and Carl D’Alvia. Opening reception: Saturday, September 5, 6-8pm. (Through October 18)

Paintings by Joanna Zeller Quentin @ Equis Gallery

Paintings by Joanna Zeller Quentin @ Equis Gallery

Joanna Zeller Quentin @ Equis Art Gallery, Red Hook. Paintings by Joanna Zeller Quentin. Artist’s reception: Saturday, September 5, 3-6pm. (Through September 30)

David Austin: Young...Once @ The Massry Center

David Austin: Young…Once @ The Massry Center

David Austin: Wild Strawberries @ Esther Massry Gallery, Albany. Paintings by David Austin, inspired by the Ingmar Bergman film, Wild Strawberries, which tells the story of an older professor’s nostalgic visit back to where he spent his childhood, inspiring a parallel journey for the artist. Also on display: Paintings by Ginny Casey and Steve Pearson and sculpture by Patrick Cuffe. Opening reception: Friday, September 4, 5-7pm. (Through February 21, 2015)

Works by Michael Boroniec @ Berkshire Museum

Works by Michael Boroniec @ Berkshire Museum

Michael Boroniec @ Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield. A solo exhibition of complex ceramics, including the sculptor’s signature spiral vases and work from his series built on casts of human skulls. Opening Reception: Friday, September 4, 5pm.(Through November 22)

Also Noted:

Scott Brodie: Retrospective @ Albany Center Gallery, Albany. Opening reception: Friday, September 4, 5-8pm. (Through October 3)


Last Chance To See:

George Guarino: Realized @ The MIK Gallery

George Guarino: Realized @ The MIK Gallery

Works in Mind @ The MIK Gallery, Latham. New abstract digital collages by George Guarino. (Through September 4)

Works  by Frank Curran @ Thompson Giroux Gallery

Works by Frank Curran @ Thompson Giroux Gallery

To Each Their Own @ Thompson Giroux Gallery, Chatham. A group exhibition featuring work by Steven Careau, Frank Curran, Bart Gulley, Hideyo Okamura, Kingsley Parker and Joseph Yetto. (Through September 6)

Jock Pottle: Bigfoot @ University Art Museum

Jock Pottle: Bigfoot @ University Art Museum

The 2015 Artists of the Mohawk Region Juried Exhibition @ University Art Museum, Albany. The annual juried exhibition of works by artists residing within a 100-mile radius of the Capital District and Glens Falls includes works by 44 artists, selected by juror Rachel Uffner. (Through September 5)

Eric Laffer: Digital Globe @ The Laffer Gallery

Eric Laffer: Digital Globe @ The Laffer Gallery

Summer Salon @ The Laffer Gallery, Schuylerville. Works by nine artists: Eric Laffer, Harry Orylk, John Van Alstine, David Seiler, Teri Malo, David Miller, Randi Kish, Robert Gullie and Caroline Ramersdorfer. (Through September 6)

Lisa Craft: Golden Elephant @ The Athens Cultural Center

Lisa Craft: Golden Elephant @ The Athens Cultural Center

Shifting Ecologies II @ Athens Cultural Center, Athens. A large group show that features a diverse group of artists who are exploring ecological issues and changes to the environment in their work. The artists include: Joan Ades, Nancy Azara , Sarah Barker, Kathy Bruce, Tina Chaden, Lisa Crafts, Ford Crull, Peggy Cyphers, Carrie Dashow, Tasha Depp, Steve Derrickson, Priscilla Derven, Sarah Draney, Stuart Farmery, Deborah Freedman, Mark Gibian, Kylie Heidenheimer, Carter Hodgkin. Linda Horn, Elizabeth Knowles, Ellen Kozak, Claire Lambe, Barbara Laube, Ingrid Lisowski, Dana Matthews, Theresa Nicholas, Alastair Noble, Gina Occhiogrosso, Al Peters, Sara Pruiksma, Leah Rhodes, Sam Sebren, Phyllis Stoller, Jeff Vanderburg, Marjorie Van Dyke, Marianne Van Lent, Gordana Vukovic and Riva Weinstein. (Through September 6)

Seated Chimera Figure @ Berkshire Museum

Seated Chimera Figure @ Berkshire Museum

Immortal Present: Art and East Asia @ Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield. An exhibition spotlighting the Berkshire Museum’s historic collection of Asian art and showcasing works by a number of significant and influential contemporary artists with ties to Asia. (Through September 7)

William Lamson: Untitled @ Center for Photography at Woodstock

William Lamson: Untitled @ Center for Photography at Woodstock

Mine. Yours. Ours. @ Center for Photography at Woodstock, Woodstock. While referencing Woody Guthrie’s iconic folk song This Land is Your Land in the title, five artists expand upon romantic themes often associated with landscape painting and photography and directly raise the question of photography’s ability to document a place and add to its collective history. Artists in the show are William Lamson, Melanie Schiff, Barry Stone, Richard T. Walker and Letha Wilson. (Through September 7)


Continuing:

Murray Dewart: Big Red @ Chesterwood

Murray Dewart: Big Red @ Chesterwood

Boston Sculptors Gallery @ Chesterwood, Stockbridge. Site-specific contemporary sculptures by 24 Boston-area artists who found fresh inspiration at the former summer home, studio and gardens of noted American sculptor Daniel Chester French. Particpating artists include: Elizabeth Alexander, Caroline Bagenal, Kim Bernard, Murray Dewart, Rosalind Driscoll, Laura Evans, Sally Fine, Peter DeCamp Haines, Mags Harries, Niho Kozuru (alumni), David Lang, Michelle Lougee, Nancy Winship Milliken, Myth Makers (Donna Dodson and Andy Moerlein), Eric Sealine, Nancy Selvage, Marilu Swett, Andrea Thompson, Nora Valdez, Leslie Wilcox, Andy Zimmermann and Christina Zwart. (Through September 12)

Willima Ranson: Hem n' Haw @ John Davis Gallery

Willima Ranson: Hem n’ Haw @ John Davis Gallery


Five Solo Shows @ John Davis Gallery, Hudson. Works by five artists: sculpture by William Ransom and Bruce Gagnier, installation by Laetitia Hussain and painting by Benjamin Pritchard, Peter Bonner and Farrell Brickhouse. (Through September 13)

Monoprints by Marjorie Van Dyke @ BCB Art

Monoprints by Marjorie Van Dyke @ BCB Art

The M.Van Dyke Monoprints of the 1980’s @ BCB ART, Hudson. Also on view: work by Barbara Friedman, Richard Butler, Eric Rhein, Musho Rodney Alan Greenblat, Bill Griffith, Ed Smith, Alan Kupchick, Christy Rupp and others. (Through September 13)

Winslow Home: A Good One, Adirondacks @ The Hyde Collection

Winslow Home: A Good One, Adirondacks @ The Hyde Collection

Homer’s America: Selections from the Permanent Collection @ The Hyde Collection, Glens Falls. Winslow Homer is considered one of the most accomplished and prolific illustrators of the nineteenth century. This exhibition features a selection of two dozen works from the Museum’s permanent collection, mostly engravings, as well as watercolors, one oil painting, and a rare etching. Also on display: The Late Drawings of Andy Warhol: 1973-1987 will feature 50 drawings, some of which are on view to the public for the very first time. (Through September 16)

Works by Adam Daily @ Lapham Gallery

Works by Adam Daily @ Lapham Gallery

RE-FORM-ED @ Lapham Gallery, Glens Falls. Works by Adam Daily, Sassoon Kosian and Carol Radsprecher that evaluate and define different shapes and forms using both traditional art techniques and technology. (Through September 18)

Paintings by Christie Scheele @ Albert Shahinian Fine Art

Paintings by Christie Scheele @ Albert Shahinian Fine Art

Contours/Distillations @ Albert Shahinian Fine Art, Rhinebeck. Atmospheric landscapes by Christie Scheele. (Through September 20)

Works by Gina Occhiogrosso, Laura Von Rosk and Andrea Hersh  @ Clement Gallery

Works by Gina Occhiogrosso, Laura Von Rosk and Andrea Hersh @ Clement Gallery

This Changes Everything @ Clement Gallery, Troy. Works by Gina Occhiogrosso, Laura Von Rosk and Andrea Hersh. (Through September 23)

Works by El Anatsui @ The School

Works by El Anatsui @ The School

El Anatsui: Five Decades @ The School, Kinderhook. The School celebrates its first year anniversary with a solo exhibition of works by El Anatsui spanning fifty years of his career, from compositions in painting, wood, and clay to the magnificent metal works for which he is renowned. (Through September 26)

Vincent Van Gogh: Green Wheat Fields, Auvers @ The Clark

Vincent Van Gogh: Green Wheat Fields, Auvers @ The Clark

Vincent Van Gogh and Nature @ The Clark, Williamstown. In Arles and Saint-Rémy, Vincent Van Gogh painted elemental landscapes in snow, wind, rain and sunshine, while making incisive images of insects, leaves and rocks that reflect his knowledge of illustrated natural history publications. This will be the first exhibition to explore this subject in depth, with some forty oil paintings and ten drawings that survey the artist’s developing relationship with his natural surroundings. (Through September 27)

James McNeill Whistler: Arrangement in Grey and Black No.1 @ The Clark

James McNeill Whistler: Arrangement in Grey and Black No.1 @ The Clark

Whistler’s Mother: Grey, Black, and White @ The Clark, Williamstown. An exhibition celebrating the iconic American painting as well as 25 additional works by James McNeill Whistler. (Through September 27)

(left) Mary Heilmann: Rietveld-Remix #6 and Donald Baechler: Bather @ Art Omi

(left) Mary Heilmann: Rietveld-Remix #6 and Donald Baechler: Bather @ Art Omi

The Crayon Miscellany @ Art Omi, Ghent. The 2015 Summer Group Exhibiton, curated by Julie Ryan includes works by Donald Baechler, Mary Heilmann, Michael Zahn, Pamela Fraser, Robert Montgomery, Tamuna Sirbiladze, Andreas Reiter Raabe, Ron Amstutz, Julie Ryan, Jason Stopa, John Monti, Andrew Huston, and Clare Grill. (Through September 27)

Liz Deschenes: Gallery 4.1.1 @ MASS MoCA

Liz Deschenes: Gallery 4.1.1 @ MASS MoCA

Liz Deschenes: Gallery 4.1.1 @ MASS MoCA, North Adams. Liz Deschenes takes the medium of photography itself and its conditions as the subject of her work. Described as “self-reflexive” or “concrete photography,” Deschenes’ practice makes visible the materials, properties, and chemical processes of photography rather than represent the external world.

Thomas Cole: Lake Winnepesaukee @ Albany Institute of History and Art

Thomas Cole: Lake Winnepesaukee @ Albany Institute of History and Art

The Making of the Hudson River School @ Albany Institute of History and Art. The Albany Institute of History and Art unveils its first online exhibition, which answers the frequently asked question, “What is the Hudson River School?”

Artists' Choice: An Expanded Field of Photography @ MASS MoCA

Miranda Lichtenstein, Danse Serpentine (doubled and refracted) @ MASS MoCA

Artists’ Choice: An Expanded Field of Photography @ MASS MoCA, North Adams. In conjunction with a solo exhibition of work specifically made for MASS MoCA, Liz Deschenes has curated a group exhibition featuring six artists whose work expands the field of photography: Dana Hoey, Miranda Lichtenstein, Craig Kalpakjian, Josh Tonsfeldt, Sara VanDerBeek and Randy West. Several of the featured artists make work that is considered photographic but is camera-less, while, for others, photography has laid the groundwork for the moving image or functions as a jumping-off point for sculptural investigations.

Jeff Starr: Le Freak @ No. Six Depot

Jeff Starr: Le Freak @ No. Six Depot

Panorama @ No. Six Depot Gallery, West Stockbridge. An exhibition featuring 20 artists. (Through October 1)

Works by Bettina Speckner @ Sienna Patti Contemporary

Works by Bettina Speckner @ Sienna Patti Contemporary

Things of This World Keeping Their Difficult Balance @ Sienna Patti Contemporary, Lenox. A solo exhibition of work by Bettina Speckner, whose jewelry creations based on tintypes examine the balance between the subjective and the objective, harnessing the inherent “historical” quality of found photographs to elicit a new experience of time. (Through October 4)

George Inness: Twilight @ Williams College Museum of Art

George Inness: Twilight @ Williams College Museum of Art

Three Centuries of American Art @ Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown. Familiar favorites along with artwork new to WCMA’s collection provide a panoply of American creativity. Edward Hopper’s Morning in a City, back on view after its international tour, joins a colorful geometric gouache painting by Stuart Davis. Portrait paintings by John Smibert and Thomas Eakins coalesce with sculpture, decorative arts, and beloved works by Maurice Prendergast. Curator tour: Tuesday, February 24, 12noon. (Through October 4)

John Atchley: Quarry Hill #1 @ Sohn Fine Art

John Atchley: Quarry Hill #1 @ Sohn Fine Art

abstrakt @ Sohn Fine Art Gallery, Lenox. Works by John Atchley, Peggy Braun, Denise B. Chandler, Seth Resnick and Cassandra Sohn. (Through October 4)

Works by David Dew Bruner @ Carrie Haddad Gallery

Works by David Dew Bruner @ Carrie Haddad Gallery

strong>Paper @ Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson. A group exhibition of paper from artists of the region: Ellen Nieves, Louise LaPlante, Melinda McDaniel, Anne Francey, Edward Avedisian, David Dew Bruner, Matthew Hopkins, William Bond Walker, Mark Beard, Gabriel de la Portilla and James Meyer. (Through October 4)

Side by Side @ The Shaker Museum

Side by Side @ The Shaker Museum

Side by Side; Shaker and Modern Design @ The Shaker Museum, New Lebanon. An exhibition examining the idea of modernism and its connection to ideals of utopian social reform through the lens of Shaker and modern furnishings, with works by iconic designers such as Jens Risom, Børge Mogensen, George Nakashima and Wharton Esherick shown alongside Shaker works from the nineteenth century. (Through October 12)

Roberto Lugo: We Are All Kings @ Ferrin Contemporary

Roberto Lugo: We Are All Kings @ Ferrin Contemporary


Ghetto Garniture: Wu Tang Worcester @ Ferrin Contemporary, North Adams. Roberto Lugo’s ceramic works explore eclecticism and culture by juxtaposing street graffiti, European decorative patterning and rich symbolism drawn from his Puerto Rican heritage. (Through October 12)

Martha Rosler: Bathroom Surveillance or Vanity Eye @ The Tang Teaching Museum

Martha Rosler: Bathroom Surveillance or Vanity Eye @ The Tang Teaching Museum

Dismantling The House @ The Tang Teaching Museum, Saratoga Springs. A selection of work by female artists who adopt unconventional approaches to medium, genre and other art historical categories to destabilize traditional notions of painting, craft and pop culture. (Through October 18)

Works by Eric Egas @ Albany Institute of History and Art

Works by Eric Egas @ Albany Institute of History and Art

Seeing Double: The Anaglyphs of Eric Egas @ Albany Institute of History and Art, Albany. Evoking imaginary worlds between dream and memory, these three-dimensional stereoscopic images trick the eye into seeing depth with the aid of 3D glasses. (Through October 25)

Works by Maggie Nowinski @ MCLA Gallery 51

Works by Maggie Nowinski @ MCLA Gallery 51

eat me alive so that I may see you from the inside @ MCLA Gallery 51, North Adams. A collaborative exhibit exploring re-imagined biology and speculative fictions between artists Maggie Nowinski, Alicia Renadette and Torsten Zenas Burns. (Through October 25)

Works by Jon Brooks @ Hancock Shaker Village

Works by Jon Brooks @ Hancock Shaker Village

Modern Wings & Shaker Roots @ Hancock Shaker Village, Pittsfield. Contemporary artists Jon Brooks, Fritz Horstman, Christina LaSala and Dennis Maher explore the Shaker aesthetic in this exhibition of large-scale sculpture installed across the museum campus. (Through November 1)

Ion Codrescu: Wind Gusting...Louisa Howerow  @ Mandeville Gallery

Ion Codrescu: Wind Gusting…Louisa Howerow @ Mandeville Gallery

Ion Codrescu: Haiga Painting @ Mandeviklle Gallery, Schenectady. An exhibition, held in conjunction with Haiku North America, of Ion Codrescu’s haiga paintings, is a unique genre of art that combines painting, poetry (haiku), and calligraphy. Artist talk and reception: Thursday, October 15, 5-6:30pm. (Through November 29)

John Hartranft

John Hartranft, Class of 1853, seated at center, earned a Medal of Honor as commander of the 4th Pennsylvania Volunteers. He also played a key role after the assassination of Lincoln.

Profound and Poignant @ Dyson Gallery, Schenectady. An exhibit that examines the lives of Union alumni and others from the College who were key witnesses and makers of history in the Civil War era, including two secretaries of state, military leaders, Medal of Honor recipients and the man who failed to prevent Lincoln’s assassination. (Through December 31)

Clifford Ross: Landscape Seen & Imagined @ MASS MoCA

Clifford Ross: Landscape Seen & Imagined @ MASS MoCA

Clifford Ross: Landscape Seen & Imagined @ MASS MoCA, North Adams. This major mid-career survey documents Clifford Ross’s longstanding project to reconcile realism and abstraction. The exhibition takes place throughout two buildings, six galleries and an exterior performing arts courtyard and includes a 24’ high x 114’ long photograph on raw wood that spans the length of MASS MoCA’s tallest gallery and an immersive installation of animated video on twelve separate 24’ high screens. A second phase of the exhibition, launching June 26, features an immersive outdoor video installation and an augmented reality experience accessible through the viewer’s smartphone.

Jennifer Williams: Episodic Drift @ Mandeville Gallery

Jennifer Williams: Episodic Drift @ Mandeville Gallery

Episodic Drift #8 @ Mandeville Gallery, Schenectady. A large-scale installation by Jennifer Williams, who explores the concept of the ladder as thought pattern, life path and problem solver. (Through March 2016)

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