ArtBeat: What To See


Opening:

Works by Dawn Clements @ John Davis Gallery

Works by Dawn Clements @ John Davis Gallery

Dawn Clements @ John Davis Gallery, Hudson. A solo exhibition of recent still life paintings in watercolor, gouache and ink by Dawn Clements Also on display: sculpture by Isidro Blasco and Saskia Sutherland, paintings and drawings by Christine Hughes and works on paper by Kristen Rego. Opening reception: Saturday, May 30, 6-8pm. (Through June 21)

Julia Santos Solomon: Selfie  with her drawing at the Met Museum @ Martinez Gallery

Julia Santos Solomon: selfie with her drawing at the Met Museum @ Martinez Gallery

Selfies, or the New Portraiture @ Martinez Gallery, Troy. A group show that examines subjective identities through the ever-present selfie. Participants are invited to bring their own selfies for display at the gallery. Opening reception: Friday, May 29, 5-8pm. (Through June 29)

Thomas Lail: Crowd I @ Grand Street Community Arts

Thomas Lail: Crowd I @ Grand Street Community Arts

Crowd @ Grand Street Community Arts, Albany. Thomas Lail’s Crowd consists of nine large panels constructed for each of the exterior, street-level window niches in the historic St. Anthony’s Church on Madison Avenue in Albany. Made from thousands of pieces of paper cut in diminishing sizes, each window panel is collaged with black and white reproductions of images of gatherings of people: crowds, protests and demonstrations. The reception will be followed by a fundraiser screening of the documentary film “The Neighborhood that Disappeared” to benefit the ongoing restoration of St. Anthony’s church. Opening reception: Friday, May 29, 5-6:30pm.

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. Opening reception: Friday, May 29, 4-6pm. (Through November 1)

Works by Ellen Joffe-Halpern  and Wilma Rifkin @ MCLA Gallery 51

Works by Ellen Joffe-Halpern and Wilma Rifkin @ MCLA Gallery 51

Two Natures Talking @ MCLA Gallery 51, North Adams. An exhibition that explores the creative exchange between two pairs of artists and poets: Wilma and Stephen Rifkin and Ellen Joffe-Halpern and Annie Raskin. Opening reception: Thursday, May 28, 6-8pm. (Through June 21)

Works by Diane Firtell @ 510 Warren St Gallery

Works by Diane Firtell @ 510 Warren St Gallery

The June Invitational 2015 @ 510 Warrent St Gallery, Hudson. Paintings by Diane Firtell, photographs by Honey Sharp, paintings by Susan Merrill and pastels by Shelly Marks. Also on display will be works by Nancy Ghitman, Diana Felber, Robert Forte, Kate Knapp, Natalie Levy, John Lipkowitz, Nina Lipkowitz, Eleanor Lord, Hannah Manel, Jonathan Pazer, Peggy Reeves, Doris Simon, H. David Stein and Lorimer Burns. Opening reception: Saturday, May 30, 3-6pm. (Through June 21)


Last Chance To See:

Luca Pearl Khosrova: Wrestlers @ Thompson Giroux Gallery

Luca Pearl Khosrova: Wrestlers @ Thompson Giroux Gallery

Passage Path Road Route Way @ Thompson Giroux Gallery, Chatham. A group exhibition featuring the work of Owen Barensfeld, Madeleine Boga, Kyle Bradford, Luca Pearl Khosrova, Natalya Kornblum-Laudi, Zach Neven, Isabel Piazza, Jannelle Roberts, Casson Rugen and Robert W. Smith. (Through May 31)

Works by Caroline Kaars Sypesteyn @ No. 6 Depot Gallery

Works by Caroline Kaars Sypesteyn @ No. 6 Depot Gallery

Caroline Kaars Sypesteyn @ No. 6 Depot Gallery, West Stockbridge. Works by Caroline Kaars Sypesteyn in linen and plaster using elemental, organic shapes. (Through May 31)

Oil paintings by Lisa David @ Mabee Farm Historic Site

Oil paintings by Lisa David @ Mabee Farm Historic Site

Second Look: Oil Paintings by Lisa David @ Mabee Farm Historic Site, Rotterdam Junction. Inspired by what others neglect to see, Lisa David captures the essence of a moment by focusing on subtle differences in light. (Through May 31)

Elizabeth Murray: Kind of Blue @ Art Omi

Elizabeth Murray: Kind of Blue @ Art Omi

Elizabeth Murray @ Omi International Arts Center, Ghent. In the Charles Benenson Gallery, large-scale paintings involving multiple overlays, abstractions and an encoded vocabulary of pictures, letters and archetypal symbols by Elizabeth Murray. (Through May 31)

Joe Richards: No.23) Essex V @ Carrie Haddad Gallery

Joe Richards: No.23) Essex V @ Carrie Haddad Gallery

Heavy Metal @ Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson. A solo show of highly realistic paintings by Joe Richards. (Through May 31)

Avalon Archives

 

Avalon Archives @ The Falcon, Marboro. Numerous pieces from The Avalon Archives: A Museum of Roots and Rock ‘n’ Roll, which pays tribute to musicians through art and education. The museum’s collection – paintings, photographs, rare posters, books, and recordings – is housed in a three story farmhouse on the Tilly Foster Farm in Brewster, New York. (Through May 31)

Lee Boroson

Works by Lee Boroson @ MASS MoCA

Lee Boronson: Plastic Fantastic @ MASS MoCA, North Adams. Lee Boroson’s large-scale installations, using inflatables, fabric and glass, create a phenomenological and immersive audience experience based on the elemental forces in nature: air, fog, smoke, fire and the cosmos. (Through May 31)

Works by Quinn Guarino @ Upstate Artists Guild

Works by Quinn Guarino @ Upstate Artists Guild

George Guarino and Quinn Guarino @ Upstate Artists Guild, Albany. Works by father and son George Guarino (digital collages) and Quinn Guarino (drawings and paintings). (Through May 31)

David Austin: Empty @ Carrie Haddad Gallery

David Austin: Empty @ Carrie Haddad Gallery

Cast of Characters @ Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson. Figurative works by Michael Crawford, Paul Katz and David Austin. (Through May 31)

Dylan Cline: Colorful Baskets and Personality @ Wikoff Student Gallery

Dylan Cline: Colorful Baskets and Personality @ Wikoff Student Gallery

Beyond What You See: UNION in Africa @ Wikoff Student Gallery, Schenectady. In conjunction with the 40th annual New York African Studies Association (NYASA) Conference to be held at Union College April 3-4, the Wikoff Student Gallery hosts an exhibition of photography by Union students and alumni who have participated in term abroad programs and Minerva Fellowships in Eqypt, Ethiopia, Senegal, South Africa and Uganda. (Thorugh June 1)


Continuing:

George Guarino: Emanation @ Short & Stout Tea Company

George Guarino: Emanation @ Short & Stout Tea Company

Cause Persistence @ Short and Stout Tea Company, Albany. An exhibit by George Guarino creates his mixed media works to be focal points for meditation and self-reflection. (Through June 5)

Paintings by Kico Govantes @ GCCA Catskill Gallery

Paintings by Kico Govantes @ GCCA Catskill Gallery

El Primer Abrazo @ GCCA Catskill Gallery, Catskill. A solo show of Kico Govantes’ vibrant and dynamic stick figure paintings. (Through June 6)

Jaime Johnson: Spine

Jaime Johnson: Spine

Art Biologic @ @ Limner Gallery, Hudson. The 23 artists in the exhibition explore all realms of the biologic world, from the living to the dead, the real to the imagined. (Through June 6)

Linear Language; More is More @ GCCA Catskill Gallery

Linear Language; More is More @ GCCA Catskill Gallery

Linear Language; More is More @ GCCA Catskill Gallery, Catskill. A showcase of detailed, obsessive and repetitive drawings by Hudson Valley contemporary artists including Henrietta Mantooth, Ken Polinskie, Ruth Leonard, Wendy Ide Williams, Matt Bua and Sara Pruiksma, among others. The exhibit explores drawing as a way of developing and recording a language, mapping one’s personal history and evolution of thoughts. (Through June 6)

Works by Sharon Butler @ Matteawan Gallery

Works by Sharon Butler @ Matteawan Gallery

New Social Situations @ Matteawan Gallery, Beacon. Paintings and mixed media works on canvas by Sharon Butler. (Through June 7)

Barbara Price: #256 @ North Main Gallery

Barbara Price: #256 @ North Main Gallery

Between Two Walls @ North Main Gallery, Salem. Works on paper by Barbara Price and David Greenberger. (Through June 13)

Chuck Close: Alex and Beth Van Hoesen: Maharani @ The Arkell Museum

Chuck Close: Alex and Beth Van Hoesen: Maharani @ The Arkell Museum

The Artist Revealed: Artist Portraits and Self-Portraits @ Arkell Museum, Canajoharie. This exhibition brings together fifty works in a variety of media that examine self-portraits and portraits of other artists. Included in the show are works by Milton Avery, Chuck Close, Leonard Baskin, Edward Steichen, Norman Rockwell and Anders Zorn. Sitters include James McNeill Whistler, Thomas Eakins, Charlie Chaplin, C.S. Lewis and Pablo Casals. Also on display is From House Pets to Endangered Species, an exhibition of prints and drawings by Beth Van Hoesen. (Through June 14)

Rachel Papo: Roan with the Outhouse Guestbook @ Center for Photography at Woodstock

Rachel Papo: Roan with the Outhouse Guestbook @ Center for Photography at Woodstock

Homeschooled @ Center for Photography at Woodstock, Woodstock. For over a decade, the American-born Israeli photographer Rachel Papo has been examining the experience of youth within the framework of various cultural institutions, from female conscripts in the Israeli Army to ballet students in St. Petersburg, Russia, to crazed fans of boy bands across the United States. (Through June 14)

Molly Lamb: In Their Purse Pockets

Molly Lamb: In Their Purse Pockets @ The Center for Photography at Woodstock

PHOTOGRAPHY NOW 2015 @ Center for Photography at Woodstock, Woodstock. Juried by David Bram, editor, founder and curator of Fraction Magazine, this years’ installment of CPW’s annual Photography Now exhibition presents ten artists from across the US who approach the medium of photography from a wide range of directions. (Through June 14)

Takeshi Murata: Golden Banana @ Basilica Hudson

Takeshi Murata: Golden Banana @ Basilica Hudson

Still/Life @ Basilica Hudson, Hudson. HQTBD (Headquarters To Be Determined) presents a 3D rendering of contemporary practices in the Hudson area, featuring artists Conor Backman, Annie Bielski, Hannah Black, Jeffrey Gibson, Elise McMahon, Aily Nash, Nick Payne, Carla Perez-Gallardo, Daniel Seward, Tristan Schipa, William Stone, Earl Swanigan and Jon Wang. The opening night of the exhibition includes a screening of moving image works by three artists in the exhibition, Many Thousands Gone (2015) by Ephraim Asili, Kissing Point and Lessons of War (both 2014) by Peggy Ahwesh and Om Rider (2014) by Takeshi Murata. All three artists will be present to discuss their work. (Through June 14)

Thomas Holton: Bath Time @ Davis Orton Gallery

Thomas Holton: Bath Time @ Davis Orton Gallery

Thomas Holton, The Lams of Ludlow Street @ Davis Orton Gallery, Hudson. An exhibition of photographs documenting one family’s life, from 2002 to the present, as it unfolds in a 350 square foot apartment in New York City’s Chinatown. (Through June 21)

EdieBresler: The Patel Family @ Davis Orton Gallery

EdieBresler: The Patel Family @ Davis Orton Gallery

Edie Bresler, We Sold a Winner @ David Orton Gallery, Hudson. Edie Bresler’s photographs and their accompanying stories focus on main street America through the lens of state lotteries. (Through June 21)

Works by Don Gummer @ Morrison Gallery

Works by Don Gummer @ Morrison Gallery

Works on Paper @ Morrison Gallery, Kent. A solo exhibition of watercolor, encaustic and mixed media pieces by Don Gummer. (Through June 21)

Works by (clockwise from top) Jane Bloodgood-Abrams, Valerie Craig and Jill Fishon-Kovachick @ The Laffer Gallery

Works by (clockwise from top) Jane Bloodgood-Abrams, Valerie Craig and Jill Fishon-Kovachick @ The Laffer Gallery

From The Earth @ The Laffer Gallery, Schuylerville. Works by three artists influenced by the great 19th century tradition that visually glorified this region: Jane Bloodgood-Abrams (landscape paintings), Valerie Craig (oil and watercolor paintings) and Jill Fishon-Kovachick (ceramics). (Through June 21)

Concrete & Clay: Works Inspired by the Garden @ Spencertown Academy Gallery

Concrete & Clay: Works Inspired by the Garden @ Spencertown Academy Gallery

Concrete & Clay: Works Inspired by the Garden @ Spencertown Academy Gallery, Spencertown. Vessels for plants, vases for flowers, concrete benches and troughs, birdbaths and birdhouses by seven regional ceramicists and one concrete fabricator. Opening reception: May 30, 4-6pm. (Through June 21)

Works by Christine Hales @  The Chatham Bookstore

Works by Christine Hales @ The Chatham Bookstore

Rabbit Trails @ The Chatham Bookstore, Chatham. Recent paintings by Christine Hales depicting landscapes and animal imagery. (Through June 26)

Sisters in Polka-dot Dresses, One with Beauty Mark and Purse @ The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center

Sisters in Polka-dot Dresses, One with Beauty Mark and Purse @ The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center

Through the Looking Glass: Daguerreotype Masterworks from the Dawn of Photography @ Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Poughkeepsie. A comprehensive collection of close to 150 daguerreotypes from America, France, England, and the Mideast featuring subject matter as diverse as landscapes, architectural studies, occupations, post-mortem images and portraiture. (Through June 28)

Paintings by Leon A. Comstock, Jr @ Neumann Fine Art

Paintings by Leon A. Comstock, Jr @ Neumann Fine Art

Leon A. Comstock, Jr. @ Neumann Fine Art, Hillsdale. A solo exhibition of highly realistic landscape paintings. (Through July 11)

Works by  Brennan Goodwin and Jackie Zysk @ Mabee Farm Historic Site

Works by Brennan Goodwin and Jackie Zysk @ Mabee Farm Historic Site

Visualizing the Lexicon of a Loving Hand @ Mabee Farm Historic Site, Rotterdam Junction. Emerging artists Brennan Goodwin and Jackie Zysk explore nostalgia and childhood. (Through July 16)

Works by Scott Michael Ackerman @ Albany Center Gallery

Works by Scott Michael Ackerman @ Albany Center Gallery

Edge @ Albany Center Gallery, Albany. A group show by artists who transcend traditional media, rendering, and representation to create thought-provoking, raw, and unconventional works of art: Scott Michael Ackerman, Michael Conlin, Han Dogan, Gregory Maxwell Dunn, Michael Eck, James Paulsen, Rico Pendejo, Patrick Porter, Erik Savage, Frank Smith, Thierry Taule and Alex Waters. (Through July 24)

Photographs by Anton Lyalin @ Sohn Fine Art

Photographs by Anton Lyalin @ Sohn Fine Art

Portrait of Africa @ Sohn Fine Art Gallery, Lenox. Photographs by Anton Lyalin. Artist’s reception, talk and book signing: Saturday, July 11. (Through July 27)

Works by Andy Warhol @ Williams College Museum of Art

Works by Andy Warhol @ Williams College Museum of Art

Warhol by the Book @ Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown. The first US exhibition to focus on Andy Warhol’s book work features more than 400 objects including unique and unpublished materials. (Through August 16)

Walter Launt Palmer: Stairway Interior @ Albany Institute of History and Art

Walter Launt Palmer: Stairway Interior @ Albany Institute of History and Art

Walter Launt Palmer: Painting the Moment @ Albany Institute of History and Art, Albany. Artist Walter Launt Palmer (1854–1932), the son of Albany sculptor Erastus Dow Palmer, has enjoyed a revival of interest in the art world over the last several years. The Albany Institute holds one of the largest public collections of his work, including oil and watercolor paintings, pastels, and drawings, as well as letters and photographs. This exhibition presents for the first time in more than a decade the broad range of Palmer’s work, offering a visual overview of his life, travels, and artistic interests. (Through August 16)

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)

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.

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.

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. Artists’ reception: Saturday, June 27, 4-7pm. (Through September 12)

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)

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 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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