ArtBeat: What To See


Opening:

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. Opens Saturday, July 4. (Through September 27)

Works by Ken Otsuka @ The Emporium Antiques & Art Center

Works by Ken Otsuka @ The Emporium Antiques & Art Center

Ken Otsuka @ The Emporium Antiques & Art Center, Great Barrington. Ken Otsuka’s bodice-ripping illustrations for the covers of paperback romance novels. Artist’s reception: Sunday, July 5, 3-5pm. (Through July 31)

Works by Robert Schechter @ Good Purpose Gallery

Works by Robert Schechter @ Good Purpose Gallery

Robert Schechter @ Good Purpose Gallery, Lee. Vivid watercolor monoprints by Robert Schechter. Also on display: acrylic paintings by Nicole Webster Clark. Opening reception: Friday, July 3, 6-8pm. (Through July 27)

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. Artists’ reception and award presentation: Thursday, July 9, 5-8pm. (Through September 5)


Last Chance To See:

Works by Amy Pleasant @ Jeff Bailey Gallery

Works by Amy Pleasant @ Jeff Bailey Gallery

Amy Pleasant: Blink @ Jeff Bailey Gallery, Hudson. An exhibition of new paintings, drawings and sculpture that focuses on the body’s shape and contours. (Through July 5)

Photography by James Autery @ Hudson Opera House

Photography by James Autery @ Hudson Opera House

James Autery @ Hudson Opera House, Hudson. Photography by James Autery. (Through July 6)


Continuing:

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)

Laura Von Rosk: Untitled Woods II and Bruce Murphy: Pondering the Evolution @ Carrie Haddad Gallery

Laura Von Rosk: Untitled Woods II and Bruce Murphy: Pondering the Evolution
@ Carrie Haddad Gallery

Earth Sky Dream @ Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson. A group show featuring Bruce Murphy, Linda Newman Boughton, Laura Von Rosk, Vince Vella, Chris Freeman and Jane Bloodgood-Abrams. (Through July 12)

Photographs by Thomas Dimopoulos @ Spring Street Gallery

Photographs by Thomas Dimopoulos @ Spring Street Gallery

Magic and Loss @ Spring Street Gallery, Saratoga Springs. In conjunction with his recently published book of short stories by the same name, this exhibition of photographs by longtime Saratoga-based journalist Thomas Dimopoulos explores the city of Saratoga Springs.

Works by Musho Rodney Alan Greenblat @ BCB ART

Works by Musho Rodney Alan Greenblat @ BCB ART

Vibrant Space @ BCB ART, Hudson. New works featuring wide open color fields by Musho Rodney Alan Greenblat. Also on view is a group exhibition of gallery artists with works by Justin Baker, Barbara Friedman, Sasha Chermayeff, Rick Finkelstein, Richard Butler, Michael Lindsay-Hogg, Eric Rhein, Richard Wright and others. (Through July 15)

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)

Kris Perry: Dancer @ R Wells Gallery

Kris Perry: Dancer @ R Wells Gallery

Kris Perry @ R Wells Gallery, Hudson. A solo show of new sculpture by Kris Perry. noted for his large-scale kinetic and sound sculptures. (Through July 17)

Hazel Weatherfield: Quartet 1 @  Thompson Giroux Gallery

Hazel Weatherfield: Quartet 1 @ Thompson Giroux Gallery

Fusionera @ Thompson Giroux Gallery, Chatham. A group exhibition featuring the work of Erin Beaver, Adam Brent, Dan Devine, Barry Gerson, Ned Snider, Josephine Turalba and Hazle Weatherfield. (Through July 19)

Works by (left) Jonathan Wahl and Simon Cattrell @ Sienna Patti

Works by (left) Jonathan Wahl and Simon Cattrell @ Sienna Patti

Simon Cottrell: Timbre and Jonathan Wahl: Works on Paper @ Sienna Patti, Lenox. Simon Cottrell’s works explore an ongoing and slowly shifting use of certain preset parameters with only a singular alloy and an achromatic palette. Jonathan Wahl’s current drawings are inspired by picture agates, semi-precious stones which when cut and polished reveal what appear to be hidden landscapes or foliage within their natural matrix. (Through July 19)

Nicolas Carone: Untitled (1987) @ John Davis Gallery

Nicolas Carone: Untitled (1987) @ John Davis Gallery

The Fictitious Image @ John Davis Gallery, Hudson. Paintings, drawings and sculpture from the estate of Nicolas Carone, who was an active artist with the New York School of Abstract Expressionists. Also on display: sculpture by Isidro Blasco, prints by Kiki Smith, paintings by Rachel Ostrow and drawings by Valerie Hamond. (Through July 19)

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)

Paul Chapman: Springs Reflections and Scott Nelson Foster: Number 108 @ Saratoga Arts

Paul Chapman: Springs Reflections and Scott Nelson Foster: Number 108 @ Saratoga Arts

American Views @ Saratoga Arts, Saratoga Springs. Works by Paul Chapman and Scott Nelson Foster, two painters who draw inspiration from the social landscape around them. (Through July 25)

Sarah Barker: Mullein the Garden Gardian @ GCCA Catskill Gallery

Sarah Barker: Mullein the Garden Gardian @ GCCA Catskill Gallery

Plant Spirit Series @ GCCA Catskill Gallery, Catskill. Sarah Barker’s solo exhibition of contemplative recent paintings with themes of nature, observation and healing. (Through July 25)

(left) Rob van Erve: Untitled (Staircase and (right)  Pamela W. Wallace: Alveoli, AP 11 @ GCCA Catskill Gallery

(left) Rob van Erve: Untitled (Staircase and (right) Pamela W. Wallace: Alveoli, AP 11 @ GCCA Catskill Gallery

Microcosm @ GCCA Catskill Gallery, Catskill. An exhibition of investigations, more abstract than literal, of nature’s complexity, with works by Sarah Barker, Marieken Cochius, Alicia Doebler, Rob van Erve and Pamela W. Wallace. (Through July 25)

Taking Root: Caniskek and the Meeting of Two Worlds @ Athens Cultural Center

Taking Root: Caniskek and the Meeting of Two Worlds @ Athens Cultural Center

Taking Root: Caniskek and the Meeting of Two Worlds @ Athens Cultural Center, Athens. An interdisciplinary mix of art and artifacts that tells the tale of colliding worlds, investigating what the world was like here in 1665 as well as the powerful ideas of exploration, settlement, ownership, loss, culture and destiny. Artists included in the show are: Bob Braine, Matt Bua, Tina Chaden, Dikko Faust: Purgatory Pie Press, Geoff Feder, Jeanette Fintz, Jim Holl, Kahn & Selesnick, Cynthia Karasek, Pat Kaufman, Louise Laplante, Michael McKay, Julie Anne Mann, Michael McKay, Claudia McNulty, Patrick McPhee, Terri O’Connor, Leslie C. Reed, Christy Rupp, Kiki Smith, Crystal Tourtillott and Susan Wides. Excerpts from the written word and recorded background music by members of the Stockbridge – Munsee Community, Band of Mohican Indians are also included in the exhibition. (Through July 26)

Valerie Hird: The Origin of Birds @ MCLA Gallery 51

Valerie Hird: The Origin of Birds @ MCLA Gallery 51

Origin of Birds @ MCLA Gallery 51, North Adams. Valerie Hird’s interpretation of a 15th century Persian poem in paintings and a site-specific origami tree installation. (Through July 26)

Keith Johson: Untitled #7 and Ruth Wetzel: 4-17 @ Davis Orton Gallery

Keith Johson: Untitled #7 and Ruth Wetzel: 4-17 @ Davis Orton Gallery

The Chosen Place and Swamp Spaces @ Davis Orton Gallery, Hudson. Photographs of bodies of water by Keith Johnson and Ruth Wetzel Also on display: portfolio showcases of watery landscapes by Steffen Kloster Poulsen and Peter Stern. (Through July 26)

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)

Carl Heilman: Lake George @ Art at the Lake

Carl Heilman: Lake George @ Art at the Lake

Art @ the Lake @ 4955 Lake Shore Drive, Bolton Landing. An exhibition to benefit the Lake George Arts Project’s Courthouse Gallery featuring works that focus on Lake George and the surrounding region by more than 80 artists. Artists’ reception: Sunday, July 12, 4-7pm. (Through July 27)

(top) Caroline Ramersdorfer: Nexus III and Jenny Kemp: Vices @ The Laffer Gallery

(top) Caroline Ramersdorfer: Nexus III and Jenny Kemp: Vices @ The Laffer Gallery

Jenny Kemp and Caroline Ramersdorfer @ The Laffer Gallery, Schuylerville. Painter Jenny Kemp and sculptor Caroline Ramersdorfer exhibit works of intricate abstractions and translucent layers. (Through August 2)

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)

Glazed and Diffused @ Ferrin Contemporary

Glazed and Diffused @ Ferrin Contemporary

Glazed and Diffused @ Ferrin Contemporary, North Adams. This survey exhibition focuses on a select group of international artists chosen for their use of fired clay and glaze pigment to convey abstract content. Artists: Raymon Elozua, Peter Christian Johnson, Jun Kaneko, Jae Yong Kim, Steven Young Lee, Lauren Mabry, Sara Moorhouse, Ron Nagle, George Ohr, Peter Pincus, Robert Silverman, Linda Sormin, Toshiko Takaezu, Beatrice Wood and Betty Woodman. (Through August 16)

Carolyn Marks Blackwood: Spectral  Class @ The Fisher Center

Carolyn Marks Blackwood: Spectral Class @ The Fisher Center

Adrift: Photographs by Carolyn Marks Blackwood @ The Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts, Annandale-on-Hudson. Rhinecliff-based photographer Carolyn Marks Blackwood’s Hudson River photographs reframe segments of air, ice, and water into vivid color fields, geometric abstractions and flattened motifs. (Through August 16)

Arturo Herrera:Untitled @ The Tang Teaching Museum

Arturo Herrera:Untitled @ The Tang Teaching Museum

Opener 29: Arturo Herrera — Day Before @ The Tang Teaching Museum, Saratoga Springs. 100 new paintings from Arturo Herrera for which he selected small books from flea markets and then manipulated and altered these found objects. By drawing lines, patterns, or his signature cartoon images across the covers and sealing the book shut, the artist transforms the books into objects infused with new meaning. (Through August 23)

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)

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.

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)

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 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)

(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)

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)

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)

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)

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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