ArtBeat: What To See


Opening:

Works by Jeff Wigman and Jon Gernon @ Clement Frame Shop

Works by Jeff Wigman and Jon Gernon @ Clement Frame Shop

Real & Unreal @ Clement Art Gallery, Troy. New works by Jon Gernon and Jeff Wigman. Opening reception: Friday, July 31, 6-9pm. (Through August 26)

Peter Ware; A Job for Superman @ Lichtenstein Center for the Arts

Peter Ware; A Job for Superman @ Lichtenstein Center for the Arts

Reimagined! An International Show of Comic and Cartoon Art @ Lichtenstein Center for the Arts, Pittsfield. A show featuring both local and international artists exhibiting re-imagining superheroes in new and creative ways. Opening party: Saturday, August 1, 4-7pm. (Through August 29)

The Plural "I" @ Davis Orton Gallery

The Plural “I” @ Davis Orton Gallery

The Plural “I” @ Davis Orton Gallery, Hudson. A group exhibition exploring diverse visions about queerness through photo-based works and video that question the binary, resists the prescribed gender norms and challenges assumptions about the ways things are placed within neat boundaries. Artists: Natalie Kirk, Holly A. Lay, Ashlie DaCosta, Linda Troeller, Laurie Blakeslee, Chris Maliga, Preston Gannaway, Lucas Andahl, Julian Gray, Gary Beeber, Anna Brody, Phaedra Call, Ellen Feldman, Eva Weiss, Patricia Silva and David Lykes Keenan. Artists’ reception: Saturday, August 1, 5-7pm. (Through August 30)

Works by Rocco Scary and Margaret Noel @ MCLA Gallery 51

Works by Rocco Scary and Margaret Noel @ MCLA Gallery 51

Margaret Noel and Rocco Scary @ MCLA Gallery 51, North Adams. An exhibit featuring Margaret Noel’s evocative encaustic collages and Rocco Scary’s handmade paper, sound and sculpture. Both artists work with themes of memory, absence and what remains. Opening reception: Thursday, July 30, 6-9pm. (DownStreet Art) (Through August 23)


Last Chance To See:

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. (Through July 31)

(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)

Related @ Spencertown Academy Arts Center

Related @ Spencertown Academy Arts Center

Related @ Spencertown Academy Arts Center, Spencertown. Artwork by Tom, Frank and Margot Curran, a group exhibition by three sibling artists. (Through August 2)

Paintings by Jack Walls @ Basilica Hudson

Paintings by Jack Walls @ Basilica Hudson

Jack Walls: Paintings, Et Ceterahttp @ Basilica Hudson, Hudson. Vibrant paintings and selected ephemera by the legendary artist who has been a fixture on the New York creative scene since the early 1980s, working primarily in collage and painting. In addition to his visual work, he is also an established poet and author, most notably for The Ebony Prick of the White Rose’s Thorn, which he will read from on opening night. Closing party and artist discussion: Saturday, August 1, 6-8pm. (Through August 2)


Continuing:

Works by Sue Lezon, Carol Law Conklin and Chuck Von Schmidt @ Lapham Gallery

Works by Sue Lezon, Carol Law Conklin and Chuck Von Schmidt @ Lapham Gallery

Ancient Practices @ Lapham Gallery, Glens Falls. Photographic works by Sue Lezon, sculpted works by Chuck Von Schmidt and original batiks by Carol Law Conklin. Each artist explores common themes concerning ancient practices, beliefs and/or skills using different media and subject matter. (Through August 7)

Larry Brown: SOS and Jackie Brookner: The Gift of Water @ Courthouse Gallery

Larry Brown: SOS and Jackie Brookner: The Gift of Water @ Courthouse Gallery

Climate Contemporary @ Courthouse Gallery, Lake George. Five contemporary artists exploring this global, atmospheric phenomenon through their artistic practice: Jackie Brookner, Larry Brown, Diane Burko, Mike Glier and Rebecca Smith. (Through August 14)

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)

Paintings by Barbara Friedman @ BCB ART

Paintings by Barbara Friedman @ BCB ART

Big Collars @ BCB ART, Hudson. A solo show of paintings by Barbara Friedman that investigate her fascination with Elizabethan ruff collars. Also on view are works by Marcy Rosenblat, Richard Butler, Bill Seaman, Ed Smith, Michael Lindsay-Hogg and others. (Through August 16)

Works by Susie Ganch @  Sienna Patti

Works by Susie Ganch @ Sienna Patti

Susie Ganch: Land and Sea @ Sienna Patti Contemporary, Lenox. A solo exhibition of new work by artist and sustainability activist Susie Ganch, whose primary source material is trash, both as physical object—overflowing accumulations of used coffee lids, plastic bags, and unwanted debris—and as conceptual vehicle to investigate our collective habits of consumption. (Through August 16)

Janice Nowisnki and Melinda Stickney Gibson @ John Davis Gallery

Paintings by Janice Nowisnki and Melinda Stickney Gibson @ John Davis Gallery

Janice Nowisnki @ John Davis Gallery, Hudson. The gallery hosts five solo shows including paintings by Janice Nowisnki, Vilaykorn Sayaphet, Melinda Stickney Gibson and Laurel Sucsy and sculpture by Ben Butler. (Through August 16)

Works by Ed Smith @ No. 6 Depot

Works by Ed Smith @ No. 6 Depot

Elementa Vitae @ No. Six Depot Gallery, West Stockbridge. Prints and sculptures by Ed Smith. (Through August 21)

Adam Cohen: Unmasked and Elizabeth Coyne: Distance and Measure @ Carrie Haddad Gallery

Adam Cohen: Unmasked and Elizabeth Coyne: Distance and Measure @ Carrie Haddad Gallery

Abstraction @ Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson. Paintings by Adam Cohen and Elizabeth Coyne and works on paper by Donise English and Chris Duncan. The upstairs gallery will debut the photography of Nick Simpson. (Through August 23)

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)

Works by Judith Vargas Warren @ Chatham Bookstore

Works by Judith Vargas Warren @ Chatham Bookstore

Landscape: Up Close and Far Away @ The Chatham Bookstore, Chatham. Works by Judith Vargas Warren in mixed media, watercolors, pastels and collage. (Through August 28)

Works by Kenichi Hoshine @ R Wells Gallery

Works by Kenichi Hoshine @ R Wells Gallery

Kenichi Hoshine @ R Wells Gallery, Hudson. Working in layers of graphite, charcoal, paint, wax, and tea, Kenichi Hoshine creates glimpses of fragmented figures in varying levels of focus. The resulting effect appears as partially concealed faces, hands, and other fractioned sections of the body, seemingly emerge from beyond—or withdraw into—a fog-like atmosphere. (Through August 29)

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)

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)

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 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)

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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