ArtBeat: What To See


Opening:

A Change of Place @ The School

A Change of Place @ The School

A Change of Place: Four Solo Exhibitions @ The School, Kinderhook. Working across painting, photography and sculpture, Pierre Dorion, Hayv Kahraman, Richard Mosse and Garnett Puett converge on themes of transformation, environment and remembrance. Opening reception and 2nd anniversary event: Sunday, May 22, 2-6pm.

Kathleen Benton, Pontella Securifer - Flourescent (M-F) @ Limner Gallery

Kathleen Benton, Pontella Securifer – Flourescent (M-F) @ Limner Gallery

Arte Natura @ Limner Gallery, Hudson. Contemporary art by 24 American and international artists inspired by nature, from realist landscapes to abstract images inspired by natural forms. Opening reception: Saturday, May 21, 5-7pm. (Through June 11)

Peter Seltzer: Ruby Reds 5 @ Spencertown Academy Gallery

Peter Seltzer: Ruby Reds 5 @ Spencertown Academy Gallery

From the Garden: Still Life @ Spencertown Academy Gallery, Spencertown. The gallery’s annual garden-themed show features the works of Susie Crofut, Ann Getsinger, Patricia Gravette, Katarina Holbrook, Karen Hummel, Nina Lipkowitz, Alain Picard and Peter Seltzer. Opening reception: Saturday, May 21, 4-6pm. (Through June 19)

IS183 25th Anniversary Faculty Art Show

IS183 25th Anniversary Faculty Art Show

IS183’s 25th Anniversary Faculty Art Show @ Spring Street, Williamstown. A walking tour of 14 non-traditional gallery spaces along Spring Street showing the work of over 80 artists from across the region. Opening reception at the Purple Pub Annex: Saturday, May 21, 4-6pm. (Through June 16)


Last Chance To See:

Works by Laini Nemett and Chris Duncan @ Collarworks

Works by Laini Nemett and Chris Duncan @ Collarworks

Assembled @ Collarworks, Troy. A two-person exhibition featuring Chris Duncan and Laini Nemett. (Through May 21)

Christopher Engel:One Things Leads To Another @ Carrie Haddad Gallery

Christopher Engel:One Things Leads To Another @ Carrie Haddad Gallery

Point of Intersection @ Carrie Haddad Galllery, Hudson. A group exhibit featuring selections of abstract paintings by Christopher Engel, new minimalist wall sculptures by Dai Ban, photo-realist watercolors by Scott Nelson Foster and mixed media constructions by Paul Chojnowski. (Through May 22)

 Raúl Martínez, Pigs @ MCLA Gallery 51

Raúl Martínez, Pigs @ MCLA Gallery 51

Bullet Points @ MCLA Gallery 51, North Adams. An exhibit that aims to be a means to open discussions about the complex nature of guns in our society, featuring the 300 sq ft. installation of a golden, elaborately woven carpet made of bullets by artist Raúl Martínez as well as interactive opportunities developed by MCLA students. Also on display: Conviction featuring works by six MCLA senior art majors. (Through May 22)

 Works by Maria Walker @ John Davis Gallery

Works by Maria Walker @ John Davis Gallery

Maria Walker @ John Davis Gallery, Hudson. (Through May 22)

Works by Stephen  Dietemann @ Berkshire Museum

The work of Stephen Dietemann @ Berkshire Museum

BerkshireNow: Stephen Dietemann @ Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield. The work of Stephyen Dietemann as well as three photographers who have documented his work as an architect. (Through May 22)

Paintings by Liron Sissman and Takeyce Walter @ Clement Gallery

Paintings by Liron Sissman and Takeyce Walter @ Clement Gallery

Peace of Nature @ Clement Gallery, Troy. Landscape paintings by Liron Sissman and Takeyce Walter (Through May 25)


Continuing:

Valerie Patterson: All You Need Is @ Spring Street Gallery

Valerie Patterson: All You Need Is @ Spring Street Gallery

The Gun Show @ Spring Street Gallery, Saratoga Springs. More than a dozen artists, writers, historians and community groups from the Capital Region and beyond who offer a broad range of experience and responses to the topic of guns. (Through May 28)

Works by George Hofmann @ Martinez Gallery

Works by George Hofmann @ Martinez Gallery

Questing @ Martinez Gallery, Troy. An exhibit celebrating the 15th Anniversary of the Martinez Gallery with artists George Hofmann and Roxanna Melendez.

Susan Nicolini: Spirit in Flight @ Athens Cultural Center

Susan Nicolini: Spirit in Flight @ Athens Cultural Center

Greene @ Athens Cultural Center, Athens. The Center’s 13th Annual Members’ Exhibition features works in a wide variety of media on the theme of “Greene” – Greene County, the color green, or going green with recycling. (Through May 28)

Works by Tam Doolittle @ The Shirt Factory

Works by Tam Doolittle @ The Shirt Factory

Expression and Inspiration @ The Shirt Factory, Glens Falls. A group exhibition of over 50 works selected by Erin Coe, Director of The Hyde Collection. (Through May 28)

Works by Ken Polinskie @ the Hudson Opera House

Paintings by Ken Polinskie @ the Hudson Opera House

Happy Medium @ Hudson Opera House, Hudson. Recent works in ink and gouache on handmade abaca and cotton paper by master papermaker Ken Polinskie, whose work uses nature as a metaphor to represent complex predicaments of the human condition, and animals, plants, and figurative subjects to create a personal visual folklore that examines myth, passion, puns and self-reflection. (Through May 29)

Photographs by Barbara Ellison @ Shire City Sanctuary

Photographs by Barbara Ellison @ Shire City Sanctuary

Three Faces of Flowers @ Shire City Sanctuary, Pittsfield. Botancial portraits by Barbara Ellison. (Through May 31)

Works by Jeff Starr and Susan Meyer @ LABSpace

Works by Jeff Starr and Susan Meyer @ LABSpace

The Lonely Surfer @ LABSpace, Hillsdale. A two-person show by artist-couple Susan Meyer and Jeff Starr. Opening reception: Saturday, May 14, 5-7pm. (Through June 4)

Gabe Brown: Six Hits of Sunshine @ Matteawan Gallery

Gabe Brown: Six Hits of Sunshine @ Matteawan Gallery

Six Hits of Sunshine @ Matteawan Gallery, Beacon. A solo exhibition of oil paintings and drawings by Gabe Brown. Artist’s talk: Saturday, June 4, 3pm. (Through June 5)

Works by Claire Lofrese @ Theo Ganz Studio

Works by Claire Lofrese @ Theo Ganz Studio

Still Life in the Spinning World – The Force Field of Morandi @ Theo Ganz Studio, Beacon. Still lifes by Peter Yamaoka, Claire Lofrese, Beth Haber and Gregory Vershbow. (Through June 5)

Musical instruments by Critter & Guitari @ The Tang

Musical instruments by Critter & Guitari @ The Tang

Elevator Music 30: Critter & Guitari @ The Tang, Saratoga Springs. This installation in the Tang’s elevator will include a variety of small musical instruments by Critter & Guitari’s founders, Owen Osborn and Chris Kucinski, which visitors are invited to play. Also installed will be video synthesizers and monitors so that visitors will be able to see the sounds they make. (Through June 5)

 Alma Thomas: Apollo 12 "Splash Down" @ The Tang


Alma Thomas: Apollo 12 “Splash Down” @ The Tang

Alma Thomas @ The Tang, Saratoga Springs. Vibrant, colorful paintings by Alma Woodsey Thomas, a black woman who grew up under the racial violence of Jim Crow, experiencing the Civil Rights Movement firsthand, and did not seriously pursue an artistic career until her retirement at age 69. (Through June 5)

Works by Peter Pincus @ Ferrin Contemporary

Works by Peter Pincus @ Ferrin Contemporary

Selected Works from Current Projects @ Ferrin Contemporary, North Adams. Sculptural ceramic works by Peter Pincus, Steven Young Lee, Bouke De Vries and Paul Scott. (Through June 5)

Ed Smith @ Saratoga Clay Arts Center

Works by Ed Smith @ Saratoga Clay Arts Center

Clay to Bronze @ Saratoga Clay Arts Center, Schuylerville. Works by noted sculptor Ed Smith. (Through June 5)

Works by Rebecca Moseman @ Sohn Fine Art Gallery

Work by Rebecca Moseman @ Sohn Fine Art Gallery

5th Annual Juried Exhibition @ Sohn Fine Art Gallery, Lenox. Photography by April Aldighieri, Mark Bennington, Matthew Bialer, Debra Bilow, Steven Duede, Steven Edson, George Grubb , Erin Gordon, Jonathan Hankin, Steve Knight, Lear Levin, Allan Markman, Rebecca Moseman, Paul Murray, Kathryn Nee, Lori Pond, Eric Rennie, Richard Schatzberg, Brian Sesack, Sue Palmer Stone, Ken Tannenbaum and Samantha VanDeman. (Through June 5)

2016 Mohawk Hudson Regional Invitational @ Albany Center Gallery

2016 Mohawk Hudson Regional Invitational @ Albany Center Gallery

Mohawk Hudson Regional Invitational @ Albany Center Gallery, Albany. Works by Fern Apfel, Jess Ayotte, Roger Bisbing and Thomas Huber. (Through June 12)

Works by Joe Goodwin @ Berkshire Museum

Works by Joe Goodwin @ Berkshire Museum

Liminal Artifacts: Recent Paintings by Joe Goodwin @ Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield. A solo show of atmospheric abstract paintings by the Berkshire-based artist. (Through June 19)

Fern T. Apfel: Youth/Knowledge @ Davis Orton Gallery

Fern Apfel: Youth Knowledge @ Davis Orton Gallery

Word and Image @ Davis Orton Gallery, Hudson. Works in mixed media and photography by Fern T. Apfel and Miriam Goodman. Also on view are portfolio showcases by Kim Llerena and Tim Brill. (Through June 19)

Works by Paula Overbay and Mara Lefebvre @ Saratoga Arts

Works by Paula Overbay and Mara Lefebvre @ Saratoga Arts

Environmental Expressions @ Saratoga Arts, Saratoga. Works by Mara Lefebvre, Gammy Miller, Paula Overbay and Kathryn Bilharz Gabriel, four artists who create work directly influenced by their respective surroundings and upbringings. (Through June 25)

Jeanne-Claude: Running Fence @ The Hyde Collection

Jeanne-Claude: Running Fence @ The Hyde Collection

Cristo & Jeanne-Claude: The Tom Golden Collection @ The Hyde Collection, Glens Falls. An exhibition of over 125 original drawings, sculptures, collages and photographs that traces the career of renowned artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude, capturing the versatility, longevity and international scope of the duo’s extensive career. Tom Golden’s personal and professional relationship with the artists began in 1974, during public hearings for Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s project Running Fence. (Through June 26)

Scout/Pines: Eyes on the Prize @ Time & Space

Scout/Pines: Eyes on the Prize @ Time & Space

Give ‘Em Hell @ Time & Space Limited, Hudson. New stencil art paintings by Scout/Pines, née Brian Buono, who first got into street art while working in the screen-printing department at the Capital Region independent record label, Equal Vision. His pieces – painted with spray paint or house paint on reclaimed plywood or old metal – depict real-life people on the periphery: the have-nots, the overlooked, the marginalized. The Chatham-based artist then surreptitiously places his stencil-art paintings on abandoned buildings in distressed communities, where they usually disappear fast, unscrewed by collectors or lucky passers-by. (Through June 30)

Richard Butler: Small Conversation @ BCB ART

Richard Butler: Small Conversation @ BCB ART

Quietus @ BCB ART, Hudson. With his daughter as his muse, Richard Butler depicts lush expressionistic portraits of a pensive female, who serves as a cipher for himself. Butler was trained as a painter at the prestigious Epson School of Art & Design in London, but he is also known as the singer/songwriter for the acclaimed rock band, The Psychedelic Furs. (Through July 3)

Kian Kowrouzi: Untitled @ Mandeville Gallery

Kian Kowrouzi: Untitled @ Mandeville Gallery

Society After Revolution: Kian Kowrouzi @ Mandeville Gallery, Schenectady. Working in the medium of black and white digital photography, Union College senior Kian Nowrouzi captures human emotion and a diversity of culture within contemporary, post-revolutionary China and Cuba. (Through August 7)

Alfred Stieglitz: The Steerage @ The Tang

Alfred Stieglitz: The Steerage @ The Tang

Borrowed Light: Selections from the Jack Shear Collection @ The Tang, Saratoga Springs. An exhibition celebrating the major gift of over 500 photographs donated to the Tang by photographer, curator and collector Jack Shear and presenting a visual history of photography from its inception in the 1840s to the present day. (Through August 14)

Abbott Handerson Thayer: Roseate Spoonbills @ Williams College Museum of Art

Abbott Handerson Thayer: Roseate Spoonbills @ Williams College Museum of Art

Not Theories but Revelations: The Art and Science of Abbott Handerson Thayer @ Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown. Works by Abbott Handerson Thayer, renowned twentieth century painter of ethereal angels, landscapes, and delicate flowers, was at the center of a raging debate around Darwin’s theories of evolution. As much a scientist as an artist, Thayer’s study of the visual world expressed itself in articles published in major scientific journals, an epistolary debate with Theodore Roosevelt, and in the development of the first prototype of military camouflage. (Through August 21)

Thomas Ruff: Cassini 17 @ the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center

Thomas Ruff: Cassini 17 @ the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center

Touch The Sky @ Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Poughkeepsie. A multi-media exhibition that explores art related to astronomy featuring 50+ works by 18 artists: Laura Battle, Michael Benson, Matthew Brandt, Vija Celmins, Caleb Charland, Chris McCaw, Linda Connor, Teresita Fernández, Nancy Graves, Sharon Harper, Mishka Henner, David Malin, Lisa Oppenheim, Thomas Ruff, Lewis M. Rutherfurd, Kiki Smith, Michelle Stuart, Mungo Thomson and Penelope Umbrico. (Through August 21)

Works by Fabrice Monteiro @ Williams College Museum of Art

Works by Fabrice Monteiro @ Williams College Museum of Art

African Art Against the State @ Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown. An exibition examining the history of activism, intervention and resistance that has characterized a great deal of African art-making from prehistory to the present, including works by Lalla Essaydi, David Goldblatt, Fathi Hassan, Fabrice Monteiro, Zwelethu Mthethwa, Zanele Muholi and Yinka Shonibare as well as sculptures by the Yoruba People and masks by the Igbo People. (Through August 28)

Richard Nonas: Witkacy's Tail @ MASS MoCA

Richard Nonas: Witkacy’s Tail @ MASS MoCA

Richard Nonas: The Man in the Empty Space @ MASS MoCA, North Adams. Nonas has created a major new sculptural work specifically for Building 5, and will also install a selection of existing sculpture. (Through September 5)

Kay Sage: Margin of Silence @ Albany Institute of History and Art

Kay Sage: Margin of Silence @ Albany Institute of History and Art

Masterworks: 225 Years of Collecting @ Albany Institute of History and Art, Albany. An exhibition commemorating the Institute’s 225th anniversary that highlights works from its diverse collections, including paintings, furniture, silver, ceramics, sculpture, prints and more. (Through September 4)

Both Sides Now @ Williams College Museum of Art

Both Sides Now @ Williams College Museum of Art

Both Sides Now: Lexa and Dan Walsh @ Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown. The first-time creative collaboration by sibling artists Lexa and Dan Walsh. Dan, a minimalist abstract painter, and Lexa, a socially engaged artist, come together to merge their practices around a shared interest in perception and encounters among objects and people. (Through September 25)

Georgie Friedman: Slippery Slope (installation view)  @ Peter Irving Wold Center

Georgie Friedman: Slippery Slope (installation view) @ Peter Irving Wold Center

Slippery Slope by Georgie Friedman @ Peter Irving Wold Center, Schenectady. A site-specific video installation piece by interdisciplinary artist Georgie Friedman. (Through November 30)

Works by Kira Nam Greene @ Mandeville Gallery

Works by Kira Nam Greene @ Mandeville Gallery

By the Patterns @ Mandeville Gallery, Schenectady. Kira Nam Greene, the fourth featured artist in the gallery’s Art Installation Series, has installed her patternist collages. (Through March 2017)

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