ArtBeat: What To See

October 29th, 2010, 10:00 am by Sara

Opening:

MASS MoCA's Building 6 opens to the public on Sunday, May 28.

MASS MoCA’s Building 6 opens to the public on Sunday, May 28.

Building 6 Grand Opening @ MASS MoCA, North Adams. MASS MoCA doubles in in size beginning May 28, with an all-day celebration featuring a members’ preview, a Soundsuit performance and a concert with veteran rockers CAKE. The galleries will feature long-term exhibits of works by Robert Rauschenberg, Louise Bourgeois, James Turrell, Jenny Holzer, Laurie Anderson and Gunnar Schonbeck. Additional artists to be shown in Building 6 include Spencer Finch, Dawn DeDeaux, Lonnie Holley, Mary Lum, Barbara Ernst Prey, Janice Kerbel, Joe Wardwell, Sarah Crowner, Richard Nonas and the Optics Division of the Metabolic Studio.

Work by Tony Tasset @ Art Omi

Work by Tony Tasset @ Art Omi

Summer Season Opening @ Art Omi, Ghent. The summer season opens with new sculptures on view in the Fields by Tony Tasset, Tom Burr, Angela Bulloch and Matt Wedel. In the Benenson Visitors Center, a site-specific installation by André Kruysen will be shown with drawings by Joan Banach.

Raymon Elozua: R&D II @ Ferrin Contemporary

Raymon Elozua: R&D II @ Ferrin Contemporary

Selected Works @ Ferrin Contemporary, North Adams. Recent works by some of the gallery’s leading artists: Sergei Isupov, Stephen Bowers, Chris Antemann, Robin Best, Caroline Slotte, Paul Scott, Raymon Elozua and Beatrice Wood. Artist reception and conversation with Raymon Elozua: Sunday, May 28, 2017, 4–6pm

(top) Brie Ruais, Non Zero Sum Game and (bottom) Letha Wilson, Goblin Valley State Park, Utah, December 2016 @ September Gallery

(top) Brie Ruais, Non Zero Sum Game and (bottom) Letha Wilson, Goblin Valley State Park, Utah, December 2016 @ September Gallery

Paper Covers Rock @ September Gallery, Hudson. Works by Brie Ruais and Letha Wilson. Opening reception: Saturday, May 27, 2017, 6–8pm. (Through July 2)

Works by Paul Inglis @ MCLA Gallery 51

Works by Paul Inglis @ MCLA Gallery 51

Babel’s Bricks @ MCLA Gallery 51, North Adams. A large group show that investigates the theme of artwork as building block, part of a double exhibition curated by Corwin Levi, along with Reconstructions, on view at The Eclipse Mill Gallery. Opening reception: Thursday, May 25, 5-7pm. (Through June 25)

Works by Spencer Hall David Paulson @ Thompson Giroux Gallery

Works by Spencer Hall David Paulson @ Thompson Giroux Gallery

Figure 2: The Sense of Being @ Thompson Giroux Gallery, Chatham. Sculpture, works on paper and etchings by Spencer Hall and pastel drawings by David Paulson in a show that examines what it means to be human, in both form and context. Opening reception Saturday, May 27, 4-6pm. (Through July 9)

Wayne Montecalvo: Blotched Surface @ Time + Space

Wayne Montecalvo: Blotched Surface @ Time + Space

Blotched Surface @ Time + Space, Hudson. Wayne Montecalvo’s mixed-media works incorporate silkscreen printing on a variety of surfaces, which he then manipulates to create one-of-a-kind pieces. This exhibition features recent studio projects and work produced during a two-month residency at Awagami Paper Factory in Tokushima, Japan, where he learned Japanese paper-making methods. Artist’s reception: Sunday, May 28, 6-8pm. (Through July 1)

Jon Christopher Gernon: Opium @ Scarlet Seven Fine Art Gallery

Jon Christopher Gernon: Opium @ Scarlet Seven Fine Art Gallery

Grand Opening @ Scarlet Seven Fine Art Gallery, Troy. Jon Christopher Gernon, formerly the gallery director at Clement Frame Shop in Troy, is opening his new gallery with partner Jillian Platt with this exhibit featuring works by David Austin, Jon Gernon, John Hampshire, Willie Marlowe, Jillian Platt, D. Jack Solomon, Yeachin Tsai, Stephen Tyson, Jeff Wigman, Julie Branch, Susan Spencer Crowe and Randi Kish. Opening reception: Friday, May 26 (Troy Night Out) 6-9pm.


Last Chance to See

Freya Powell's zoetrope @ Art Omi

Freya Powell’s zoetrope @ Art Omi

Active Turn: The Devil’s Wheel @ Art Omi, Ghent. Photographers Kahn + Selesnick have created a new work for use in Freya Powell’s zoetrope. (Through May 28)

Portraits by Carl Grauer @ 510 Warren Street

Portraits by Carl Grauer @ 510 Warren Street

CELLS: Two Hour Portraits @ 510 Warren Street, Hudson. Paintings by Carl Grauer. Also on display: insideOUTthere, an installation by guest artist George Guarino. Art-Hypnosis demonstration by George Guarino: Sunday, May 21, 3-6pm. (Through May 28)

Hanna-Barbera: The Architects Of Saturday Morning @ Norman Rockwell Museum

Hanna-Barbera: The Architects Of Saturday Morning @ Norman Rockwell Museum

Hanna-Barbera: The Architects Of Saturday Morning @ Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge. The first museum exhibition on the world’s most successful animation partnership, providing a glimpse of the extraordinary story of how two astute businessmen reacted to a dying film animation industry and revolutionized a new format for their product, while hiring the best talent in the business, and exploring how their product transformed over the years. (Through May 29)

Barney Bellinger: Vertigo @ Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts

Barney Bellinger: Vertigo @ Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts

Fulton-Montgomery Art Show @ Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts, Gloversville. Johnstown native Barney Bellinger exhibits a new body of work featuring paintings, photography, steel sculptural furniture, industrial sculpted lighting and abstract forms made of wood, iron, copper and other metals.

Paintings by Roxanna Melendez @ Martinez Gallery

Paintings by Roxanna Melendez @ Martinez Gallery

State of Affairs @ Martinez Gallery, Troy. A group exhibition, opening on Cinco de Mayo, celebrates the gallery’s 16th anniversary. (Through May 31)

Photographs by Amy Modesti @ Alacrity Frame Workshop

Photographs by Amy Modesti @ Alacrity Frame Workshop

Amy Modesti’s Folk Art Experience @ Alacrity Frame Workshop, Albany. (Through May 31)

Paintings by Juliet Teng @ The Chatham Bookstore

Paintings by Juliet Teng @ The Chatham Bookstore

From a House on a Hill @ The Chatham Bookstore, Chatham. Oil paintings by Juliet Teng, inspired by her home in the Hudson Valley and the surrounding landscape. (Through May 31)


Continuing

Ghana ThinkTank @ Williams College Museum of Art

Ghana ThinkTank @ Williams College Museum of Art

Ghana ThinkTank @ Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown. An installation that explores what happens when power dynamics are flipped, and perspectives of people across the world are brought to bear on problems in our own backyard. (Through June 4)

Fields of View @ Laffer Gallery

Fields of View @ Laffer Gallery

Fields of View @ Laffer Gallery, Schuylerville. Works by inspired by the natural world by Ann Larsen, James Coe and Virgina McNeice. (Through June 4)

Greg Slick: Fieldwork @ Matteawan Gallery

Greg Slick: Fieldwork @ Matteawan Gallery

Fieldwork @ Matteawan Gallery, Beacon. Recent paintings, sculpture and works on paper by Greg Slick. (Through June 4)

Catching the Light @ Betsy Jacaruso Gallery

Catching the Light @ Betsy Jacaruso Gallery

Catching the Light @ Betsy Jacaruso Gallery, Rhinebeck. An annual salon of works in watercolor by artists studying at the gallery. Closing reception: Sunday, June 4, 2-5pm. (Through June 4)

Märta Mattsson: Remains @ Sienna Patti

Märta Mattsson: Remains @ Sienna Patti

Märta Mattsson: Remains @ Sienna Patti, Lenox. Inspired by her trip to Easter Island, Märta Mattsson’s works are entirely constructed from skin and parchment from calf, sheep and goat and allude to the traditional folding and binding techniques for creating leis. (Through June 5)

Childe Hassam: Geraniums @ The Hyde Collection

Childe Hassam: Geraniums @ The Hyde Collection

The Hyde Collection, Glens Falls. Selections from the museum’s permanent collection of works by American artists inspired by their travels: Childe Hassam, Winslow Homer, Frank Duveneck, Elihu Vedder and Leonard Freed, among others. (Through June 11)

Works by Cheryl Horning and Takeyce Walter @ Saratoga Arts

Works by Cheryl Horning and Takeyce Walter @ Saratoga Arts

Open Spaces @ Saratoga Arts, Saratoga Springs. Works by Matt Chinian, Cheryl Horning, Kelly Schoonbeck and Takeyce Walter that explore the observance of beauty and change in our surroundings. Opens Friday, April 28. (Through June 17)

Renée Ridgway: Busycotypus canaliculatum @ Albany Institute of History and Art

Renée Ridgway: Busycotypus canaliculatum @ Albany Institute of History and Art

Wampum World: An Art Installation by Renée Ridgway @ Albany Institute of History and Art, Albany. This multimedia exhibition is an artist’s interpretation of the changing meaning of wampum from culture to culture and time period to time period. It combines video installations and the artist’s watercolors and collage works with objects that the artist has selected from the museum’s collection of Dutch colonial materials. No physical wampum is exhibited in this exhibition. (Through June 18)

William Hellermann: Orange Julius @ Davis Orton Gallery

William Hellermann: Orange Julius @ Davis Orton Gallery

Street Photography and the Urban Scene @ Davis Orton Gallery, Hudson. Richard Sandler’s The Eyes of the City features photographs made in the gritty New York City of 1977-2001. William Hellermann’s Lights at the End of the Tunnel is a collection of color photographs of Hell’s Kitchen in New York City in the 1980’s. Also on display are portfolio showcases by Susan Bowen and Peter Donahoe. (Through June 18)

Maj Kalfus: Rooster on the Rocks @ Spencertown Academy Arts Center

Maj Kalfus: Rooster on the Rocks @ Spencertown Academy Arts Center

Art From Farm to Table @ Spencertown Academy Gallery, Spencertown. An invitational gallery show, featuring the work of regional artists, that includes depictions and interpretations in various media of landscapes, buildings, farm life, flowers, vegetables, insects and animals. (Through June 18)

Portia Munson: Cardinal  @ Mandeville Gallery

Portia Munson: Cardinal @ Mandeville Gallery

Radical Kingdoms @ Mandeville Gallery, Schenectady. An overview of natural history illustration by early practioners such as John James Audubon, J. Sowerby, Mary Peart and Georg Dionysius Ehret as well as works by contemporary artists including George Boorujy, Portia Munson, Juan Fontanive, Amy Ross and Anne Siems. (Through June 18)

Birgit Blyth: Untitled I @ Carrie Haddad Gallery

Gathering Ground @ Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson. A group exhibit of figurative painting, drawing, photography, sculpture and works on paper that blur the lines between painting and photography, featuring works by David Konigsberg, Birgit Blyth, David Dew Bruner and Linda Cross. (Through June 18)

Works by Tamara Zahaykevich and Carl D’Alvia @ Jeff Bailey Gallery

Works by Tamara Zahaykevich and Carl D’Alvia @ Jeff Bailey Gallery

Following Frames and Huddle @ Jeff Bailey Gallery, Hudson. Sculptural works by Tamara Zahaykevich and Carl D’Alvia. (Through June 18)

Kenneth Young: Olde Hudson Fog @ Neumann Fine Art

Kenneth Young: Olde Hudson Fog @ Neumann Fine Art

Kenneth Young @ Neumann Fine Art, Hillsdale. A solo exhibition of oil paintings by Kenneth Young, includes a number of Young’s popular Warren Street paintings, as well as other recent work. (Through June 24)

Francesco de Mura: Glory of the Princes @ Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center

Francesco de Mura: Glory of the Princes @ Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center

In the Light of Naples: The Art of Francesco de Mura @ Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Poughkeepsie. The first monographic presentation of Francesco de Mura’s art includes over 40 loans from Italian collections as well as those from the U.S. including the Metropolitan Museum, Art Institute of Chicago and the National Gallery of Art. (Through July 2)

Janine Antoni, Anna Halprin and Stephen Petronio: Rope Dance @ The Tang

Janine Antoni, Anna Halprin and Stephen Petronio: Rope Dance @ The Tang

Janine Antoni & Stephen Petronio: Entangle @ The Tang Teaching Museum, Saratoga Springs. An exhibition featuring video and choreographed performance in three phases over the show’s six months. Rope Dance (January 28-March 19), an interactive experience created by legendary movement artist Anna Halprin, with Antoni and Petronio; On the Table (April 6-April 30) in which the gallery is at once a set and a dinning room, featuring a tablecloth woven out of 200 neckties; and Honey Baby (May 13-July 16), an immersive experience created by Antoni and Petronio in which the spectator reclines on the horizontal plane to view the video above, confounding our notion of the body’s relation to gravity. (Through July 16)

Michael St. John: Bouquet @ Hudson Hall

Michael St. John: Bouquet @ Hudson Hall

Bouquet @ Hudson Hall, Hudson. To celebrate the re-opening of Hudson Hall after its recent restoration, Michael St. John has been commissioned to make 20 paintings of flowers to benefit Hudson Hall. Each work will bear a hand-written name of one of the many distinguished speakers, poets, artists, and performers who appeared at the Opera House over the generations. (Through July 30)

Julie Evans: Lessons from a Guinea Hen #1 (detail) @ Albany International Airport Gallery

Julie Evans: Lessons from a Guinea Hen #1 (detail) @ Albany International Airport Gallery

Cloudlands @ Albany International Airport Gallery, Albany. Investigations of elusive and ethereal worlds by Julie Evans, Joshua Field, Dana Filibert, Edward Mayer, Susan Meyer, Gina Ruggeri and Naoe Suzuki. (Through July 31)

Guitar: The Instrument That Rocked the World @ Berkshire Museum

Guitar: The Instrument That Rocked the World @ Berkshire Museum

Guitar: The Instrument That Rocked the World @ Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield. A family-friendly installation that examines the science, sound, and cultural impact of the guitar and contains more than 70 instruments, from the rare and antique to the popular and innovative, as well as performance videos, audio stations, hands-on interactives, models, touchscreens and photographs. (Through September 4)

Abby Golodik: Day Totem 2 @ Mandeville Gallery

Abby Golodik: Day Totem 2 @ Mandeville Gallery

TOTEM @ Mandeville Gallery, Schenectady. Union College junior Abby Golodik finds inspiration in the repeated creation of a single shape, a “totem,” which she crafts in a multitude of media in both two and three dimensions. With each iteration, the totem affects more closely its creator’s intention. (Through August 21)

Gabriel Metsu: Woman Reading a Book by a Window @ The Clark Art Institute

Gabriel Metsu: Woman Reading a Book by a Window @ The Clark Art Institute

An Inner World: Seventeenth-Century Dutch Genre Painting @ The Clark Art Institute, Williamstown. Genre paintings, or scenes of everyday life, flourished in the Dutch Republic in the seventeenth century. This exhibition explores the work of Gerrit Dou and his contemporaries by considering tradition and innovation in the representation of figures in interior spaces, individuals in moments of contemplation or quiet exchange, and the enduring taste among collectors for works created by fijnschilders, or fine painters. Also on display: Looking North and South: European Prints and Drawings, 1500-1650, an examination of how artists responded to the work of their contemporaries in different regions of early modern Europe. (Through September 17)

Meleko Mokgosi: Democratic Intuition @ Williams College Museum of Art

Meleko Mokgosi: Democratic Intuition @ Williams College Museum of Art

Lex and Love @ Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown. In two new chapters in his Democratic Intuition project, Meleko Mokgosi investigates the daily experiences of diverse populations who occupy southern Africa, exploring the role that gendering plays in specific cultural and socio-economic relations.

Also on display: Robert Rauschenberg: Autobiography, an exhibition that combines archival documents and original works of art that speak to the ways in which Rauschenberg both found himself and inserted himself in the world; and Accession Number, an exhibition that explores the prioritization and valuation of museum acquisitions. (Through September 17)

Radcliffe Bailey: Western Currents @ The Tang Teaching Museum

Radcliffe Bailey: Western Currents @ The Tang Teaching Museum

If I had Possession over Judgment Day – Collections of Claude Simard @ The Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, Saratoga Springs. Examples from Simard’s collection show a diversity of art and artifacts that is unparalleled, from medium to country of origin to subject matter, including works by Radcliffe Bailey, Matthew Barney, Alighiero e Boetti, Nick Cave, Geoffrey Chadsey, Pierre Dorion, Jean Dubuffet, Marcel Duchamp, Louise Fishman, Phil Frost, Leon Golub, David Ireland, Brad Kahlhamer, Titus Kaphar, Bharti Kher, Andrew Lord, Kerry James Marshall, Roberto Matta, Jackie Nickerson, Toyin Ojih Odutola, Chris Ofili, Gabriel Orozco, Tim Rollins and K.O.S., Malick Sidibé, Jeff Sonhouse, Nancy Spero, Jessica Stockholder, Claude Tousignant, Carlos Vega, Leslie Wayne, Hank Willis Thomas and B. Wurtz. (Through September 24)

Works by Elizabeth King (installation view) @ MASS MoCA

Works by Elizabeth King (installation view) @ MASS MoCA

Elizabeth King: Radical Small MASS MoCA, North Adams. A solo exhibition combining small sculptures and large videos, by Richmond, Virginia-based artist Elizabeth King.

Stacey Robinson: Afrotopia @  Schaffer Library Learning Common

Stacey Robinson: Afrotopia @ Schaffer Library Learning Common

Branding the AfroFuture @ Schaffer Library Learning Common, Schenectady. Works by Stacey Robinson that explore ideas of “Black Utopias” as spaces of peace away from colonial influence by considering Black protest movements and the art movements that document(ed) them. (Through March, 2018)

 Simon Donaldson, Amperé’s Law @ Mandeville Gallery


Simon Donaldson, Amperé’s Law @ Mandeville Gallery

Concinnitas Portfolio @ Mandeville Gallery, Schenectady. A portfolio of ten fine art aquatint prints featuring equations, expressions or formulas transcribed by ten notable mathematicians and physicists, in response to the prompt to record their ‘most beautiful mathematical expression.’ Each image was hand-drawn by each of the following participants: Sir Michael Atiyah, Enrico Bombieri, Simon K. Donaldson, Freeman Dyson, Murray Gell-Mann, Richard Karp, Peter Lax, David Mumford, Stephen Smale and Steven Weinberg. (Through August 2018)

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