ArtBeat: What To See

Free Admission Day @ Albany Institute of History & Art, Albany. Free admission on President’s Day, Monday, February 15, 10am-5pm.


Opening:

Anne Diggory: Shoreline Retrospective @ Kelly Adirondack Center

Anne Diggory: Shoreline Retrospective @ Kelly Adirondack Center

Anne Diggory: On Location in Keene Valley and Lake George @ Kelly Adirondack Center, Niskayuna. Works by Saratoga Springs-based painter Anne Diggory, known for her combination of expressive painting, accurate detail and Strong abstract structure. Opening reception and gallery talk: Thursday, February 11, 5:30pm. Meet the artist: Saturday, April 2, 2-4-pm. (Through May 6)

A Midwinter Night's Dream @ Good Purpose Gallery

A Midwinter Night’s Dream @ Good Purpose Gallery

A Midwinter Night’s Dream @ Good Purpose Gallery, Lee. A fine art photography exhibit featuring several of the Berkshires’ most sophisticated photographers, including works by John Clarke, Diane Firtell, John Townes, Michael McManmon, Karen Karlberg, Ben Wurmfeld, Rebecca Maaia, Susan Sabino and Denise Brazier Chandler. Opening reception: Friday, February 12, 5:30–7:30pm. (Through March 22)

Both Sides Now @ Williams College Museum of Art

Both Sides Now @ Williams College Museum of Art

Both Sides Now: Lexa and Dan Walsh @ Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown. The first-time creative collaboration by sibling artists Lexa and Dan Walsh. Dan, a minimalist abstract painter, and Lexa, a socially engaged artist, come together to merge their practices around a shared interest in perception and encounters among objects and people. Opening reception and artists’ talk: Thursday, February 11, 5:30pm. (Through September 25)

Works by Marieken Cochius @ Matteawan Gallery

Works by Marieken Cochius @ Matteawan Gallery

Invisible Nature @ Matteawan Gallery, Beacon. Recent works on paper by Marieken Cochius. Opening reception: Saturday, February 13, 6-9pm. (Through March 6)

Richard Nonas: Witkacy's Tail @ MASS MoCA

Richard Nonas: Witkacy’s Tail @ MASS MoCA

Richard Nonas: The Man in the Empty Space @ MASS MoCA, North Adams. Nonas has created a major new sculptural work specifically for Building 5, and will also install a selection of existing sculpture. . Opening reception: Saturday, February 13, 4:30-6pm.


Last Chance to See:

Colleen O'Hara: Inside, Outside @ Lapham Gallery

Colleen O’Hara: Inside, Outside @ Lapham Gallery

Nurture by Nature @ Lapham Gallery, Glens Falls. Works by Anne Havel, Treha Myth Downey, Jeanne Noordsy and Colleen O’Hara. (Through February 12)

Photographs by Julie Mihaly @ Palmer Gallery

Photographs by Julie Mihaly @ Palmer Gallery

Notes in Passing @ Palmer Gallery at Vassar College, Poughkeepsie. Works by Poughkeepsie-based photographer Julie Mihaly. (Through February 14)


Continuing:

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. (Through February 21)

Hasan Elahi: Stay @ The Tang Teaching Museum

Hasan Elahi: Stay @ The Tang Teaching Museum

No Place to Hide @ The Tang Teaching Museum, Saratoga Springs. Works by three contemporary artists who all address the impact of “being watched:” Hasan Elahi confronts the FBI after being mistaken for a terrorist, Addie Wagenknecht shows how our devices are constantly sending out information to the “cloud,” and Aaron Zinman elegantly reveals just how easy it is to find information about yourself. (Through February 21)

Tea and Alchemy @ GCCA

Tea and Alchemy @ GCCA

Tea and Alchemy @ GCCA, Catskill. A solo exhibition of works by Ruby Silvious. Also on display is a group show featuring Richard Armstrong, Lauren Simkin Berke, Dot Chast, Allen Grindle, Eva Melas, Giselle Potter, Kate Hamilton, Jim Krewson, Amy Siberkleit and Jersey Walz. (Through February 27)

Simone Meltesen: Raised Eyebrows @ Mandeville Gallery

Simone Meltesen: Raised Eyebrows @ Mandeville Gallery

Recurrence @ Mandeville Gallery, Schenectady. Artists Kira Nam Greene, Juan Hinojosa, Simone Meltesen, Karen Schiff, Sam Vernon and Rachael Wren delve into the multitude of ideas surrounding repetition in the visual arts and how these different ideas are represented visually.

What Does #BlackLivesMatter Mean to You? @ MCLA Gallery 51

What Does #BlackLivesMatter Mean to You? @ MCLA Gallery 51

What Does #BlackLivesMatter Mean to You? @ MCLA Gallery 51, North Adams. A juried group exhibition that examines how art can ignite conversation between artist and viewer, viewer and viewer and viewer and self. (Through February 28)

John Knecht: The Alter Room @ Esther Massry Gallery

John Knecht: The Alter Room @ Esther Massry Gallery

Animating Destiny: Electric Paintings and Other Works by John Knecht @ Esther Massry Gallery, Albany. Works by experimental/avant garde film and video artist John Knecht, including a new body of video works that feature multiple channel videos, paintings and works on paper. (Through February 28)

Duncan Hannah: Flaming Youth @ Jeff Bailey Gallery

Duncan Hannah: Flaming Youth @ Jeff Bailey Gallery

Dandy @ Jeff Bailey Gallery, Hudson. A group show of paintings, drawings and photographs the examine the meaning of the word “Dandy,” featuring works by Duncan Hannah, Richard Kern, Wayne Koestenbaum, Cotter Luppi, Bob Mizer, Jim Richard and Erik Schoonebeek. (Through February 28)

Paintings by Joel Longenecker @ John Davis Gallery

Paintings by Joel Longenecker @ John Davis Gallery

Joel Longenecker @ John Davis Gallery, Hudson. Paintings by Joel Longenecker investigating how the process of paintings mirrors the processes of growth and decay in nature. (Through February 28)

Works by Hannah Mandel @ 510 Warren Street Gallery

Works by Hannah Mandel @ 510 Warren Street Gallery

A Way of Seeing @ 510 Warren Street Gallery, Hudson. A retrospective of work by Hannah Mandel. (Through February 28)

Work by Jackie Donnelly @ Spring Street Gallery

Work by Jackie Donnelly @ Spring Street Gallery


Darkness / Light @ Spring Street Gallery, Saratoga Springs. Nearly 100 artists are participating in this exhibition exhibition to raise funds and awareness for Code Blue Saratoga, which provides temporary unrestricted shelter to individuals who are homeless during periods of hazardous winter weather. (Through February 29)

Works by Harvey Dunn @ Norman Rockwell Museum

Works by Harvey Dunn @ Norman Rockwell Museum

Masters of the Golden Age: Harvey Dunn and His Students @ Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge. An exhibition celebrating the art and legacy of American illustration master Harvey Dunn. A brilliant and prolific illustrator of America’s Golden Age, Dunn was a prodigy of legendary artist Howard Pyle, and an admired teacher in his own right. . (Through March 13)

Love a Vet: Honoring Our Veterans @ Norman Rockwell Museum

Love a Vet: Honoring Our Veterans @ Norman Rockwell Museum

Love a Vet: Honoring Our Veterans @ Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge. An exhibition that honors the sacrifices of veterans, calling attention to the struggles that many face upon their re-entry into civilian life and featuring paintings, drawings and prints by Gail Anderson, Scott Bakal, Jim Bennet, Steve Brodner, Joe Ciardello, Dennis Dittrich, Jeff Fisher, Stephen Gardner, Bri Hermanson, Victor Juhasz, David Keefe, Tina LeMay, William Low, Angela Martin, Melanie Reim, Edel Rodriguez, Yuko Shimizu, Mike Wimmer and Jime Wimmer. (Free admission tickets for U.S. veterans and active military are available at any Berkshire Bank branch, through the run of the exhibition.) (Through March 13)

Anne Lindberg: fold and unfold @ Art Omi

Anne Lindberg: fold and unfold @ Art Omi

Anne Lindberg: fold and unfold @ Art Omi, Ghent. Drawn graphite fields anchor room-sized installations created in fine chromatic thread to create a subtle, rhythmic, abstract and immersive optical and spatial phenomenon that shifts the physical and emotional geographies of both the space and viewer. (Through March 13)

Works by Jenny Kemp and Richard Garrison at the Arts Center of the Capital Region

Works by Jenny Kemp and Richard Garrison at the Arts Center of the Capital Region

Living Color @ The Arts Center of the Capital Region, Troy. A joint exhibit from painters Jenny Kemp and Richard Garrison that explores the common theme complex color use in their work. Also on display: Abandoned, an exhibition of Greg Cuda’s documentary photographs of abandoned buildings, ruins, and rust. (Through March 19)

Works by Kingsley Parker @ Thompson Giroux Gallery

Works by Kingsley Parker @ Thompson Giroux Gallery

Oceans Apart @ Thompson Giroux Gallery, Chatham. Works by Kingsley Parker. Artist’s reception: Saturday March 5, 4-6pm. (Through March 27)

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 31)

Winter in America @ The School

Winter in America @ The School

Winter in America @ The School, Kinderhook. A multimedia group exhibition with works by John Ahern, Ghada Amer, Shimon Attie, Radcliffe Bailey, Glenn Brown, Yoan Capote, Geoffrey Chadsey, Gehard Demetz, Eric Fischl, Vibha Galhotra, Leon Golub, Betty Goodwin, Barkley L. Hendricks, Todd Hebert, Eva Hesse, Magdelana Jetelova, Hayv Kahraman, Titus Kaphar, Tallur L.N., Annette Lemieux, Eric Mack, Kerry James Marshall, Enrique Martinez Celaya, Richard Mosse, Adi Nes, Jackie Nickerson, Toyin Ojih Odutola, Robert and Shana Parkeharrison, Beverly Pepper, Raymond Pettibon, Claudette Schreuders, Claude Simard, Michael Snow, Nancy Spero, Bob Thompson, Andy Warhol, Carrie Mae Weems and Hank Willis Thomas. Also on display: Room With View featuring the sculpture and drawings of Mark di Suvero and photographs and ephemera from the Black Panther archives, including works by Margaret Bourke-White, Francis Mitchell, Flip Schulke, Stephen Shames, William Werrbach and Allen Zak. (Through March)

Keltie Ferris: A+R+G+O @ University Art Museum

Keltie Ferris: A+R+G+O @ University Art Museum

Keltie Ferris: Body Prints and Paintings @ University Art Museum, Albany. This exhibition will pay special focus on the evolution of Keltie Ferris’s body prints from singular black and white impressions to multiple and increasingly colorful serial progressions. Also featured will be paintings from a cross-section of Ferris’s career including the debut of her largest painting to date. Ferris is best known for visceral and elegant abstract paintings built up in layers of spray gun washes, rubbed-out pastels, and palette knife zips. Artist’ reception: Friday, February 12, 5-7pm. (Through April 2)

Gerard & Kelly @ University Art Museum

Gerard & Kelly @ University Art Museum

Gerard & Kelly: Performance Documents @ University Art Museum, Albany. Collaborative artists Gerard & Kelly will present performance documentation that charts their prevailing concerns surrounding history, memory and the present tense of performance. Screened as a single-channel video projection, these “documents” underscore the artists’ inquiry into the relationships between performers and spectators, language and movement, intimacy and public space. Performance: Friday, February 12, 7pm and 8:15pm. Artists’ reception: Friday, February 12, 5-7pm. (Through April 2)

Joanna Tam: Untitled (from the series "Manner of Delivery") @ University Art Museum

Joanna Tam: Untitled (from the series “Manner of Delivery”) @ University Art Museum

Race, Love, and Labor @ University Art Museum, Albany. New Work from the Center for Photography at Woodstock’s Artist-in-Residency Program, featuring photography, artist books and video by twenty artists who probe the complexities of contemporary life through intimate revalations. Artists’ reception: Friday, February 12, 7-9pm. (Through April 2)

CapitalRegion50The Capital Region in 50 Objects @ Albany Institute of History & Art, Albany. 50 objects to chosen represent the diverse history of The Capital Region over the past four hundred years. (Through April 3)

Norman Rockwell: New Kids in the Neighborhood @ The Hyde Collection

Norman Rockwell: New Kids in the Neighborhood @ The Hyde Collection

Norman Rockwell in the 1960s @ The Hyde Collection, Glens Falls. An exhibition that showcases 21 illustrations and original magazine covers created by the beloved artist during a decade of change and turmoil. (Through April 3)

Benedict J. Fernandez: Dr. Benjamin Spock, Dr. Martin Luther King and Monsignor Rice of Pittsburgh  march in the Solidarity Day Parade at the United National Building, April 15, 1967 @ The Hyde Collection

Benedict J. Fernandez: Dr. Benjamin Spock, Dr. Martin Luther King and Monsignor Rice of Pittsburgh march in the Solidarity Day Parade at the United National Building, April 15, 1967 @ The Hyde Collection

60 from the 60s: Selections from the George Eastman Museum @ The Hyde Collection, Glens Falls. An examination of the culture of the 1960’s, with 60 prints by 10 of the most significant photographers of that decade, including Harry Callahan, Benedict J. Fernandez, Hollis Frampton, Betty Hahn, Robert Heinecken, Mary Ellen Mark, Roger Mertin, Arnold Newman, Aaron Siskind and Garry Winogrand. (Through April 3)

Kate Teale: Ghost @ Opalka Gallery

Kate Teale: Ghost @ Opalka Gallery

Kate Teale: The Housed @ Opalka Gallery, Albany. Atmospheric paintings and large-scale drawings of waves, bedsheets and windows that float between figuration and abstraction. Opening reception: Friday, February 5, 6-8pm. (Through April 10)

Jacques-Louis David: Comte Henri-Amédée-Mercure de Turenne-d'Aynac @ The Clark

Jacques-Louis David: Comte Henri-Amédée-Mercure de Turenne-d’Aynac @ The Clark

An Eye for Excellence @ The Clark Art Institute, Williamstown. As the Clark Art Institute celebrates its sixtieth year, this exhibition aims to demystify why and how the Clark collects works of art, as well as examine the growth of the museum’s collection over the past two decades. (Through April 10)

Quentin Garel: Palimpseste X (Girafe) @ Berkshire Museum

Quentin Garel: Palimpseste X (Girafe) @ Berkshire Museum

ArtZoo @ @ Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield. A menagerie of creatures portrayed in photography, painting, sculpture, ceramic, video and more, including a stunning 7-foot rhinoceros head, cast in bronze by award-winning French artist Quentin Garel, and vivid images of gorillas, giraffes and lions in the wild by award-winning wildlife photographers Sally Eagle and Dan Mead. (Through May 1)

Musical instruments by Critter & Guitari @ The Tang

Musical instruments by Critter & Guitari @ The Tang

Elevator Music 30: Critter & Guitari @ The Tang, Saratoga Springs. This installation in the Tang’s elevator will include a variety of small musical instruments by Critter & Guitari’s founders, Owen Osborn and Chris Kucinski, which visitors are invited to play. Also installed will be video synthesizers and monitors so that visitors will be able to see the sounds they make. (Through June 5)

 Alma Thomas: Apollo 12 "Splash Down" @ The Tang


Alma Thomas: Apollo 12 “Splash Down” @ The Tang

Alma Thomas @ The Tang, Saratoga Springs. Vibrant, colorful paintings by Alma Woodsey Thomas, a black woman who grew up under the racial violence of Jim Crow, experiencing the Civil Rights Movement firsthand, and did not seriously pursue an artistic career until her retirement at age 69. (Through June 5)

Alfred Stieglitz: The Steerage @ The Tang

Alfred Stieglitz: The Steerage @ The Tang

Borrowed Light: Selections from the Jack Shear Collection @ The Tang, Saratoga Springs. An exhibition celebrating the major gift of over 500 photographs donated to the Tang by photographer, curator and collector Jack Shear and presenting a visual history of photography from its inception in the 1840s to the present day. (Through August 14)

Works by Fabrice Monteiro @ Williams College Museum of Art

Works by Fabrice Monteiro @ Williams College Museum of Art

African Art Against the State @ Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown. An exibition examining the history of activism, intervention and resistance that has characterized a great deal of African art-making from prehistory to the present, including works by Lalla Essaydi, David Goldblatt, Fathi Hassan, Fabrice Monteiro, Zwelethu Mthethwa, Zanele Muholi and Yinka Shonibare as well as sculptures by the Yoruba People and masks by the Igbo People. (Through August 28)

Kay Sage: Margin of Silence @ Albany Institute of History and Art

Kay Sage: Margin of Silence @ Albany Institute of History and Art

Masterworks: 225 Years of Collecting @ Albany Institute of History and Art, Albany. An exhibition commemorating the Institute’s 225th anniversary that highlights works from its diverse collections, including paintings, furniture, silver, ceramics, sculpture, prints and more. (Through September 4)

Georgie Friedman: Slippery Slope (installation view)  @ Peter Irving Wold Center

Georgie Friedman: Slippery Slope (installation view) @ Peter Irving Wold Center

Slippery Slope by Georgie Friedman @ Peter Irving Wold Center, Schenectady. A site-specific video installation piece by interdisciplinary artist Georgie Friedman. (Through November 30)

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