ArtBeat: What To See


Opening:

Works  by Maria Mangano @ Courthouse Gallery

Works by Maria Mangano @ Courthouse Gallery

Prints and Installations: New Work by Maria Mangano @ Courthouse Gallery, Lake George. Prints, works on paper and installations by Maria Mangano, who focuses on the intersection of nature, museums, academia and science to address issues of wildness, wilderness, conservation, memory and humanness. Opening reception: Saturday, March 7, 4-6pm. (Through April 10)

Paintings by Wren Panzella @ Sorelle Gallery

Paintings by Wren Panzella @ Sorelle Gallery

Wren Panzella: Color in Movement @ Sorelle Gallery, Albany. Wren Panzella’s works depicting music and baseball are explosions of color. Opens Friday, March 6. (Through April 9)

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 The first US exhibition to focus on Andy Warhol’s book work features more than 400 objects including unique and unpublished materials.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)

Paintings by Nancy Ghitman @ 510 Warren Street Gallery

Paintings by Nancy Ghitman @ 510 Warren Street Gallery

Cow Portraits @ 510 Warren Street Gallery, Hudson. A solo exhibition of Nancy Ghitman’s intimate paintings in oil and mixed media inspired by photos of cows that the artist has taken over the years. Opening reception: Saturday, March 7, 4-6pm. (Through March 29)

Ben La Rocco: Elegy 2 @ John Davis Gallery

Ben La Rocco: Elegy 2 @ John Davis Gallery

Alien Bird Song @ John Davis Gallery, Hudson. A solo exhibition of abstract paintings by Ben La Rocco. Artist’s reception: Saturday, March 7, 6-8pm. (Through March 29)

Influence @ Kleinert/James Center for the Arts

(left) Alexander Ross: Untitled and (right) Alexander Ross’s copy of Barflyze, a comic book by Basil Wolverton @ Kleinert/James Center for the Arts

Influence @ Kleinert/James Center for the Arts, Woodstock. Curator Oliver Wasow invited a group of both well-known and emerging artists to curate their conglomerations of personal objects, suggesting “book covers, an object bought in a flea market, a family photo, an article of clothing, an ashtray, a children’s toy, an album cover, a tree branch, a cereal box….the stuff you have pinned to your studio wall, or stored on your hard drive” as potential candidates for inclusion in the exhibition, which includes the artwork and influential “stuff” of: Kamrooz Aram, Black Lake (Susan Jennings and Slink Moss), Dike Blair, Tim Davis, Gail Fitzgerald, Dana Hoey, Alix Lambert, Miranda Lichtenstein, Cameron Martin, Carl Ostendarp, Alexander Ross, Peter Rostovsky, Lisa Sanditz and Matthew Weinstein. Curator’s talk: Saturday, March 7, 3pm. Opening reception on Saturday, March 7, 4-6pm. (Through April 19)


Last Chance To See:

Take Shape @ Albany Center Gallery

Take Shape @ Albany Center Gallery

Take Shape @ Albany Center Gallery, Albany. An exhibit that focuses on pattern, texture, color and movement, featuring Amanda Michael Harris, Sara Pruiksma, Terry Slade and Wendy Ide Williams. (Through March 6)

Undercover: Revealing Design in Quilts, Coverlets and Bed Hangings @ Albany Institute of History and Art

Undercover: Revealing Design in Quilts, Coverlets and Bed Hangings @ Albany Institute of History and Art

Undercover: Revealing Design in Quilts, Coverlets and Bed Hangings @ Albany Institute of History & Art, Albany. An exhibition investigating the designs and patterns that decorate American bed covers of the eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth centuries. More than 30 bed covers and complementary objects such as illustrated books, paintings, ceramics and botanical specimens reveal a variety of design sources used by American women and men to decorate their beds. (Through March 8)

Palpably Synthetic @ Union College Wikoff Student Gallery

Palpably Synthetic @ Union College Wikoff Student Gallery

Palpably Synthetic: 3D Prints, Printing and Animation @ Union College Wikoff Student Gallery, Schenectady. An exhibition of student works created with 3D modeling technology featuring Frank Chiarulli, John Famulare, Kristofer Hammer, Melissa Harvey, John Hatheway, Mark Hilbert, Sheila Kang, Joshua Loew, Sarka Sochorova and Michael Vallejo. (Through March 8)

John Newman: Ask the fact for the form (red collapse) @ Jeff Bailey Gallery

John Newman: Ask the fact for the form (red collapse) @ Jeff Bailey Gallery

The Musical Box @ Jeff Bailey Gallery, Hudson. An exhibition featuring two pairings of artists: John Newman with Cary Smith and Evie Falci with Robert Otto Epstein. (Through March 8)

Bill Sullivan: Midtown Twilight @ Carrie Haddad Gallery

Bill Sullivan: Midtown Twilight @ Carrie Haddad Gallery

Cityscapes @ Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson. A group show of urban scenes painted in oil and acrylic, water and fire featuring painted works by Margaret Crenson, Darshan Russell, Arthur Hammer, Robert Goldstrom, Dan Rupe, Joseph Maresca, Bill Sullivan, Patty Neal, Edward Avedisian and Richard Merkin,/strong> as well as burned and scorched works on paper by Paul Chojnowski and watercolors by Scott Nelson Foster. (Through March 8)

(left) Laura Kaufman: Shrug and (right) Matt Frieburghaus: Valley @ Matteawan Gallery

(left) Laura Kaufman: Shrug and (right) Matt Frieburghaus: Valley @ Matteawan Gallery

duets @ Matteawan Gallery, Beacon. A group exhibition featuring the work of four couples: Jill Baroff & Stefana McClure, Karlos Carcamo & Eleanor White, Matt Frieburghaus & Laura Kaufman and Meg Hitchcock & Kurt Steger. (Through March 8)


Continuing:

Shanti Grumbine: Zero (detail) @ Mandeville Gallery

Shanti Grumbine: Zero (detail) @ Mandeville Gallery

Textual @ Mandeville Gallery, Schnenectady. An exhibition of contemporary works that employ letters and words within the visual art context to convey satirical humor, voice political opinion, question linguistic meaning and examine communication. Artists: Alex Gingrow, Michael Scoggins, Bang Geul Han, Cui Fei, Amanda Tiller, Shanti Grumbine, Sujin Lee and William Powhida. Also on display: Artists’ Books: Where to put the apostrophe? featuring artists’ books by Joseph Kosuth, Dieter Roth, Edward Ruscha and Lawrence Weiner. (Through March 15)

The Stone Palette @ The Hyde Collection

The Stone Palette @ The Hyde Collection

The Stone Palette: Lithographs in 19th-Century France @ The Hyde Collection, Glens Falls. Thirty-one prints from The Hyde’s Tobin Sparling Family Collection explore lithography as a creative medium in 19th-century France. (Through March 15)

Pops Peterson: Reinventing Rockwell @ Sohn Fine Art

Pops Peterson: Reinventing Rockwell @ Sohn Fine Art

Reinventing Rockwell, Pops Peterson @ Sohn Fine Art Gallery, Lenox. Pops Peterson re-imagines the paintings of Norman Rockwell for the 21st century. Artist’s reception: Saturday, March 7, 4-6:30pm. (Through March 15)

ARTIST UNKNOWN (installation view) @ HVCC Teaching Gallery

ARTIST UNKNOWN (installation view) @ HVCC Teaching Gallery

ARTIST UNKNOWN: Oliver Wasow with Pete Mauney @ HVCC Teaching Gallery, Troy. An exhibition of found images by anonymous photographers, re-presented by Oliver Wasow and Pete Mauney. (Through March 21)

On & Off The Wall @ CCCA Gallery

On & Off The Wall @ CCCA Gallery

On & Off The Wall @ CCCA Gallery, Hudson. An exhibition selected by Chatham sculptor John Cooley featuring works by C. Michael Bufi, Dot Chast, Janet Cooper, Steven Dono, Julia Fingar, Dennis Herbert, Ellen Jouret-Epstein, Scott Keidong, Jack Kelly, Steve Kubicek, Clarke Olsen, Daniel Region, RJ Rosegarten and Marlene Vidabor. (Through March 21)

John Cleater: Rafter @ Thompson Giroux Gallery

John Cleater: Rafter @ Thompson Giroux Gallery

John Cleater: Rafter @ Thompson Giroux Gallery, Chatham. A sculpture exhibition that calls on viewers to attempt to connect the dots and simultaneously avoid doing so. . (Through March 22)

Winter Green @ MCLA Gallery 51

Winter Green @ MCLA Gallery 51

Winter Green @ MCLA Gallery 51, North Adams. An artistic and scientific botanical dialogue featuring works by Elizabeth Bisbing, Anna Collette, Joan Edwards, Melanie Mowinski, Vanessa Nesvig and Lynnell Rubright. (Through March 22)

Eugene Speicher: Detail: Girl in a Coral Necklace (Joyce) @ New York State Museum

Eugene Speicher: Detail: Girl in a Coral Necklace (Joyce) @ New York State Museum

Along His Own Lines: A Retrospective of New York Realist Eugene Speicher @ New York State Museum. An exhibition of 39 paintings and 35 drawings and works on paper by the noted American realist and founding member of the Woodstock Artists Colony. (Through March 22)

Works by Sara Pruiksma and Marlene Wiedenbaum @ Clement Gallery

Works by Sara Pruiksma and Marlene Wiedenbaum @ Clement Gallery

The World As We See It, As We Know It @ Clement Art Gallery, Troy. Mixed media paintings by Sara Pruiksma and pastel paintings by Marlene Wiedenbaum. (Through March 25)

Works by Tom O’Brien and  Janet Tsakis @ Lapham Gallery

Works by Tom O’Brien and
Janet Tsakis @ Lapham Gallery

Muses and Family @ Lapham Gallery, Glens Falls. Tom O’Brien and Janet Tsakis exhibit painted, drawn and sculpted portraits that aspire to capture the essence of those closest to them: family members, friends and muses. Also on display: Works by Rodney Bentley. (Through March 27)

Works by Gabe Brown and  Andrea Hersh @ Saratoga Arts

Works by Gabe Brown and Andrea Hersh @ Saratoga Arts

Dual Nature: Ends With Beginnings @ Saratoga Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. Works by Gabe Brown and Andrea Hersh, two artists who seek a better understanding of the correlation between nature and humanity. Through the exploration of various media and observation, they strive to speak to the similarities and differences between society and the world we inhabit. (Through March 28)

Shona Macdonald: Sky on Ground @ Independent Art Projects

Shona Macdonald: Sky on Ground @ Independent Art Projects

Uncanny Valley @ Independent Art Projects, North Adams. Shona Macdonald’s current work records and documents her experiences of living in the area, of experiencing the uncanny and of observing and recording small, intimate places we encounter on daily commutes. (Through March 29)

Roger Brown: The Final Arbiter @ The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center

Roger Brown: The Final Arbiter @ The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center

XL: Large-Scale Paintings from the Permanent Collection @ The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Poughkeepsie. An exhibition of larger-than-life canvases that invite an extraordinary visual experience in which the viewer is immersed in the field of painting, including work by Kevin Appel, Roger Brown, Nancy Graves, Joyce Kozloff, Alfred Leslie, Agnes Martin, Joan Mitchell and Jules Olitski. (Through March 29)

David Miller: Heaven Is Waiting @ The Laffer Gallery

David Miller: Heaven Is Waiting @ The Laffer Gallery

Matter of Form @ The Laffer Gallery, Schuylerville. Works by Timothy Kadish, David Miller and Gary Zack, three artists who embrace form as a way to unite the visible elements in their works, such as color, light, line, shape and dimension. (Through March 29)

Works by Bruno Pasquier-Desvignes @ Hudson Opera House

Works by Bruno Pasquier-Desvignes @ Hudson Opera House

Caprices: The Sculptures of Bruno Pasquier-Desvignes, Curated by R.O. Blechman @ Hudson Opera House, Hudson. On view will be a selection of Bruno Pasquier-Desvignes’ sculptures made from recycled and found materials including wooden wine crates, cardboard boxes, wire hangers, plastic bottles and bicycle wheels. (Through March 29)

Eclipse @ MASS MoCA

Eclipse @ MASS MoCA

Eclipse @ MASS MoCA, North Adams. An installation that combines video, sound, and text to create an immersive and contemplative exhibition that examines species extinction through the passenger pigeon, whose once-massive population disappeared 100 years ago. (Through March 31)

Felix Lembersky A Woman in Recline: The Siege of Leningrad @ The Yiddish Book Center

Felix Lembersky A Woman in Recline: The Siege of Leningrad @ The Yiddish Book Center

Soviet Form, Jewish Context @ The Yiddish Book Center, Amherst. Paintings by Soviet Jewish painter Felix Lembersky. (Through March 31)

Anna Craycroft: The Agency of the Orphan @ University Art Museum

Anna Craycroft: The Agency of the Orphan @ University Art Museum

The Ties That Bind: Artists and Archives @ The University Art Museum, Albany. Working in a wide variety of media, seven artists use the archive in its myriad forms to explore our collective histories and shared humanity: Anna Craycroft, Aurélien Froment, Elise McMahon, Michael Oatman, Kateřina Šedá, Shane Aslan Selzer and Bryan Zanisnik. Artists’ reception: Tuesday, March 10, 5-7pm. Lecture by exhibiting artist Anna Craycroft: Tuesday, February 25, 7pm. (Through April 4)

Works by Douglas Truth @ Good Purpose Gallery

Photographs by Douglas Truth @ Good Purpose Gallery

Elements of Life @ Good Purpose Gallery, Lee. A photography show featuring works by Michael McManmon, Pamela Crimmins, Diane Firtell and Douglass Truth, as well as high school photographers Hannah Flynn and Sina Zabian. (Through April 6)

The 37th Annual Photography Regional @ Opalka Gallery

The 37th Annual Photography Regional @ Opalka Gallery

The 37th Annual Photography Regional @ Opalka Gallery, Albany. Since 1979, the annual Photo Regional has served to highlight both emerging and established artists within a 150 mile radius of Albany. This year the exhibition was juried by Robert and Shana ParkeHarrison and features the work of 39 photographers selected from an open call for entries: Jim Allen, Jess Ayotte, Laura Brodsky, Beau Comeaux, Kayla Coons, Jean Dahlgren, Han Dogan, Treha Myth Downey, Michael Farrell, Steven Fink, Jeremy Fink, Jeanne Finley, Connie Frisbee Houde, Rachel Gagnon, George Guarino, Daesha Devon Harris, Stacey Hawkins, Stephen Honicki, Michael Hotchkiss, Scott Keidong, Matthew Klein, Paige Lescault, Michelle Mainella, Iris Mulhern, Clifford Oliver, Julie Pamkowski, Jill PeckVona, Katherine Petit, Branson Quenzer, Luba Ricket, Susan Sabino, Tom Santelli, Erin Shipley, George Simmons, Brittany Valick, Lawrence White, Brian Williams, Yaging Xie and Liv Zabka. Reception: Friday, March 6, 6-8pm. (Through April 19)

Paintings by Meleko Mokgosi @ The School

Paintings by Meleko Mokgosi @ The School

Meleko Mokgosi @ The School, Kinderhook. Large-scale works by Meleko Mokgosi that examine notions of national identity and post-colonial aesthetics using Botswana, South Africa, Zambia, and Zimbabwe as case studies. Also on display is a group exhibition, Status Quo, that includes work by Vito Acconci, El Anatsui, Radcliffe Bailey, Tim Bavington, Nayland Blake, Yoan Capote, Nick Cave, Gehard Demetz, Vibha Galhotra, Isa Genzken, Kay Hassan, David Ireland, Titus Kaphar, Kerry James Marshall, Enrique Martínez Celaya, Richard Mosse, Reinhard Mucha, Adi Nes, Jackie Nickerson, Manuel Ocampo, Odili Donald Odita, Toyin Odutola, Susana Solano, Jessica Stockholder, Leslie Wayne, Carrie Mae Weems, James Welling, Hank Willis Thomas and Carlos Vega. (Through April 25)

Fathi Hassan: Carpet @ Williams College Museum of Art

Fathi Hassan: Carpet @ Williams College Museum of Art

Fathi Hassan: Migration of Signs @ Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown. Fathi Hassan transforms Arabic script into illegible text to illustrate the uncertainty embedded in the experience of migration and displacement. His most recent works explore the idea of Nubia, Egypt and the Middle East as mythical and nostalgic space. They serve as allegories of the diasporic condition, spiritual journeys and key reform movements like the Arab Spring. (Through April 26)

Unknown Artist, A Ruler Worshiping Rama, Sita, Lakshmana, and Hanuman @ The Tang

Unknown Artist, A Ruler Worshiping Rama, Sita, Lakshmana, and Hanuman @ The Tang

Realms of Earth and Sky: Indian Painting from the Fifteenth to the Nineteenth Century @ The Tang Teaching Museum, Saratoga Springs. Exploring important cultural narratives that remain central to living belief systems on the Indian subcontinent, this exhibition includes 43 historic South Asian paintings spanning the fifteenth to nineteenth centuries, from the opulence of the Mughal court to stories of gods in human form, from battle scenes to intimate depictions of courtly love. A series of free events includes acclaimed artists, art-making, dance, music and tours. (Through May 17)

Sybil Andrews: Sledgehammers @ The Clark

Sybil Andrews: Sledgehammers @ The Clark

Machine Age Modernism @ The Clark, Williamstown. An exhibition of prints that capture the tumultuous aesthetic and political climate of the years before, during, and after World Wars I and II in Britain, a period today known as the Machine Age. (Through May 17)

Frank Lloyd Wright: Wasmuth Portfolio @ Williams College Museum of Art

Frank Lloyd Wright: Wasmuth Portfolio @ Williams College Museum of Art

Frank Lloyd Wright: Early Work @ Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown. One of the most prodigious architects of the 20th century, Frank Lloyd Wright published his early works in a luxurious portfolio of 100 plates in Berlin in 1910. In conjunction with Professor Eugene J. Johnson’s seminar Wright Writing, twenty-six of these plates of Wright’s architectural designs come to WCMA from Chapin Library. (Through May 24)

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)

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)

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.

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)

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