ArtBeat: What To See


Opening:

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. Opening reception and lecture by contributing artist Joyce Kozloff: Friday, January 30, 5:30pm. (Through March 29)

Interventions II @ Isidro Blasco's house

Interventions II @ Isidro Blasco’s house in Hudson

Interventions II @ 257 State Street (Facebook Link), Hudson. Having purchased a home in Hudson last November, Isidro Blasco has invited 14 artists to apply their ideas to this structure before he begins the renovation. Artists: Beth Campbell, Clare Churchouse, Andrew duPont, Max Goldfarb, Laetitia Hussain, Mala Iqbal, Laura King, Tom Kotik, Jaime Munarriz, Iván Navarro, Ruby Palmer, Karina Skvirsky, Grace Sullivan and Dannielle Tegeder. Reception: Saturday, January 31, 1pm. (Through February 1)

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. Opening reception: Thursday, January 29, 5-7pm. (Through March 22)

Lucy Sarneel: Beltbunch #2 Chatelaine @ Sienna Patti Gallery

Lucy Sarneel: Beltbunch #2 Chatelaine @ Sienna Patti Gallery

Lucy Sarneel: windmill mindblows @ Sienna Patti Gallery, Lenox. Lucy Sarneel’s distinctive use of fabricated zinc is inspired by the material’s omnipresence in the objects and architecture of her native Netherlands. The material represents the blue-grey sky and sea and the color of the subconscious. (Through February 22)

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. Artists’ Reception: January 31, 6-8pm. (Through March 8)

Works by Ilse Schreiber-Noll @ Theo Ganz Studio

Works by Ilse Schreiber-Noll @ Theo Ganz Studio

Searching for a New Planet (Only History Remains) @ Theo Ganz Studio, Beacon. Ilse Schreiber-Noll’s ongoing multimedia series is a meditation on the plight of our planet from a child’s perspective. Opening reception: January 24, 3-5pm. (Through February 22)

Also noted:

Mary Ellen Riell, Scott Nelson Foster and Tom Clement @ Clement Gallery,, Troy. (Through February 25)

If/Then @ The Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield.A topsy-turvy world of experience where senses rule, conceived and created by Peter Garlington, a Berkshire-based designer, and Craig Langlois, Berkshire Museum’s education and public program manager. (Through May 3)

Too @ The Arts Center of the Capital Region, Troy. Works by Melinda R. McDaniel and John McQueen, recipients of the Center’s 2nd Annual Emerging and Established Artist Awards, in a dialog between their works in sculpture and installation.


Last Chance To See:

Darren Waterston: Uncertain Beauty @ MASS MoCA

Darren Waterston: Uncertain Beauty @ MASS MoCA

Darren Waterston: Uncertain Beauty @ MASS MoCA, North Adams. Painter Darren Waterston’s installation Filthy Lucre — the centerpiece of Uncertain Beauty — is a contemporary re-imagining of James McNeill Whistler’s 1876 decorative masterpiece Harmony in Blue and Gold: The Peacock Room, reconstructed as a sumptuous ruin. Inside, viewers will find Waterston’s re-interpretations of Whistler’s paintings, along with stalactite-like ceiling fixtures and crumbling shelving replete with 250 hand-painted ceramic vessels. Glaze will appear to ooze down the wall, and the shimmering central peacock mural will partially melt into the floor in a puddle of gold. A soundscape featuring voice and cello composed by the New York-based trio BETTY will be heard intermittently through the space, punctuating the silence with hauntingly beautiful reverberations. The installation hints at parallels between the excesses and inequities of the Gilded Age and the social and economic disparities of our own time. At the same time, the work raises questions about patronage and the relationships between artists, collectors, and institutions. (Through February 1)

Works by Maria Kolodziej-Zincio @ Tivoli Artists Gallery

Works by Maria Kolodziej-Zincio @ Tivoli Artists Gallery

2015: New Year/New Work @ Tivoli Artists Gallery, Tivoli. A large group show featuring works done in oils, watercolor, acrylic and photo encaustics with beeswax and pigment oil, as well as fine art photography. (Through February 1)

Paintings by McWillie Chambers @ John Davis Gallery

Paintings by McWillie Chambers @ John Davis Gallery

McWillie Chambers @ John Davis Gallery, Hudson. Paintings of the male figure by McWillie Chambers. (Through February 1)

Paintings by Ken Young @ Valley Variety

Paintings by Ken Young @ Valley Variety

Warren Street @ Valley Variety, Hudson. A solo exhibition of oil paintings by Ken Young that captures life along the main commercial corridor of Hudson NY. (Through February 1)

Photographs by Marie-Elizabeth Mali @ No. Six Depot Gallery

Photographs by Marie-Elizabeth Mali @ No. Six Depot Gallery

Above and Below @ No. Six Depot Gallery, West Stockbridge. Photographs of the natural world, both above and below sea level, by Marie-Elizabeth Mali, Dan Mead and Sally Eagle. (Through February 5)

Wendy P. Carroll: Miss Syria

Wendy P. Carroll: Miss Syria @ Joyce Goldstein Gallery

Save The Children @ Joyce Goldstein Gallery, Chatham. A solo exhibition by Wendy P. Carroll. (Through February 7)

Norman Rockwell: Christmas Trio @ Norman Rockwell Museum

Norman Rockwell: Christmas Trio @ Norman Rockwell Museum

Norman Rockwell: Home for the Holidays @ Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge. A holiday installation of original artworks and objects including original drawings for Hallmark cards, paintings inspired by Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, a point-of-purchase Coca-Cola Santa, and costumes and props featured in Rockwell’s artwork will be on view. (Through February 8)

Jeri MacDonald: I Let @ Lapham Gallery

Jeri MacDonald: I Let @ Lapham Gallery

Still Observations @ Lapham Gallery, Glens Falls. Still life drawings and paintings Kate Hartley, Jeri MacDonald, and Lynda Naske. (Through February 13)

Works by Robert Cronin @ The David M. Hunt Memorial Library

Works by Robert Cronin @ The David M. Hunt Memorial Library

Robert Cronin: 37 Years (1959-1996) @ David M. Hunt Library, Falls Village. Small works on paper, spanning five decades. (Through February 13)

The Dying of the Light: Film as Medium and Metaphor @ MASS MoCA

The Dying of the Light: Film as Medium and Metaphor @ MASS MoCA

The Dying of the Light: Film as Medium and Metaphor @ MASS MoCA, North Adams. A mix of atmospheric, documentary and sculptural works, this exhibition features the work of 6 artists — Rosa Barba, Matthew Buckingham, Tacita Dean, Rodney Graham, Lisa Oppenheim and Simon Starling — who capitalize on film’s particular visual, material, aural and even metaphoric characteristics. (Through February 14)

Ellsworth Kelly: Tableau Vert @ The Clark Art Institute

Ellsworth Kelly: Tableau Vert @ The Clark Art Institute

Monet | Kelly @ The Clark Art Institute, Williamstown. An exhibition that focuses on the significant role Claude Monet’s motifs and the sites that inspired his paintings have played in the work of American painter Ellsworth Kelly. (Through February 15)

Installation view, Hope and Anger The Civil Rights Movement and Beyond, @ The Tang Teaching Museum

Hope and Anger The Civil Rights Movement and Beyond, @ The Tang Teaching Museum

Hope and Anger – The Civil Rights Movement and Beyond @ The Tang, Saratoga Springs. A student exhibition that explores the dominant narratives of the Civil Rights and Black Power Movements and the shifting construction and understanding of those narratives over time through close examination of the work of such artists as Andy Warhol, Kara Walker, Rashid Johnson and Danny Lyon. (Through February 15)

Works by Michael Bushy @ Good Purpose Gallery

Works by Michael Bushy @ Good Purpose Gallery

Paradoxes @ Good Purpose Gallery, Lee. New work by Rebecca Weinman (paintings) and Michael Bushy (multimedia). (Through February 16)

Anne Morgan Spalter: Water Tower of Babble @ IAP

Anne Morgan Spalter: Water Tower of Babble @ IAP

Anne Morgan Spalter: Modern Renaissance @ Independent Art Projects, North Adams. Anne Morgan Spalter creates a unique spatial experience by integrating printed and moving imagery, using both traditional photography as well as computational tools. Continuing her exploration of modern and past landscapes, Spalter combines aerial urbanscapes with video works based on Renaissance painting and cathedral imagery. (Through February 22)

Frances Palmer: Oval footed bowl tree @ IAP

Frances Palmer: Oval footed bowl tree @ IAP

artKamp: indigo mass @ Independent Art Projects, North Adams. A collaborative group exhibition of selected ceramic works created during artKamp — a two-week international residency featuring eight artists working collaboratively to create a unified tablescape. artKamp artists include Ben Carter, Chase Gamblin, Alexandra Jelleberg, Frances Palmer, Bonnie Smith, Mara Superior, Vipoo Srivilasa and Elenor Wilson. (Through February 22)

Works by Brian Cirmo @ Massry Center for the Arts

Works by Brian Cirmo @ Massry Center for the Arts

Black @ Standish Atrium Gallery, Albany. This new series by Brian Cirmo studies the darker, depraved side of American life, as the bespectacled, bearded and slightly balding protagonist travels around the country to discover what it means to be American. (Through February 25)

Works by Vilma Mare @ McDaris Fine Art

Works by Vilma Mare @ McDaris Fine Art

Queen of Serpents @ McDaris Fine Art, Hudson. Works by Lithuanian-born, regionally-based fashion designer Vilma Mare, who examines contemporary culture through the lens of her Baltic heritage. The exhibition will be comprised of artisanal clothing styles including coats, skirts and other vestments as well as five large sartorial tapestries based on characters from a mythical story and nine large original flags depicting a traditional celebration. Closing reception and artist talk: Sunday, February 22, 2-4pm. (Through February 28)

Photographs by Erik Hoffner @ Galerie Giroux

Photographs by Erik Hoffner @ Galerie Giroux

Heritage Homecoming: Heifer Project International in Poland @ Galerie Giroux at Griffin, Great Barrington. Photojournalist Erik Hoffner will display a collection of photographs that document heritage breeds of livestock that US-based Heifer Project International saved from extinction and the lives of small-scale farmers to which the animals gave new strength and hope. Gallery talk and slide show: Thursday, February 5, 7pm. (Through February 28)

Musho Rodney Alan GReenblat: The girl who wakes up in the night @ BCB ART

Musho Rodney Alan GReenblat: The girl who wakes up in the night @ BCB ART

Round Up @ BCB ART, Hudson. Highlights of the gallery’s exhibitions from the past year as well as previews of its upcoming schedule, featuring works by Antonio Alvarez, Michael Lindsay-Hogg, Eric Fischl, John Foxx, Lynn Itzkowitz, Bill Seaman, Liz Ainslie, Marcy Rosenblat, Sasha Chermayeff,Christy Rupp, Ed Smith, Rick Finkenstein, Eric Rhein, Musho Rodney Alan Greenblat, Dan Welden, Susan Fowler-Gallagher,Benjamin Swett,Karen Moss,John Foxx, Ching Ho Cheng, Sedat Pakay, Eniy Gui, Chris Burden, Julian Opie and others. (Through February 28)

Anne Christman: Mysterious Lure @ GCCA Catskill Gallery

Anne Christman: Mysterious Lure @ GCCA Catskill Gallery

Action/Reaction @ GCCA Catskill Gallery, Catskill. A solo show by Anne Christman, whose layered paintings are reminiscent of geological surfaces – burnished geodes, fool’s gold or flecks of mica in granite – and appear to transform like quicksilver as the viewer moves through the curated space. (Through February 28)

Eva Melas: Coffee Cups @  GCCA Catskill Gallery

Eva Melas: Coffee Cups @ GCCA Catskill Gallery

Extreme Surfaces @ GCCA Catskill Gallery, Catskill. Works by regional artists with national and international acclaim featuring John Lees, Portia Munson, Linda B Horn, Lorrie Fredette, Kate Hamilton and Paula De Luccia as well as others. (Through February 28)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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.

Jackie Ferrara: Ribbed Dome (rebuilt) and Alexandre Arrechea: Helmsley @ Art Omi

Jackie Ferrara: Ribbed Dome (rebuilt) and Alexandre Arrechea: Helmsley @ Art Omi

2014 Fall Exhibition @ Art Omi, Ghent. New works by Alexandre Arrechea, Jackie Ferrara, Guy Goldstein, Harrison Atelier, Paula Hayes, Catherine Lee and Joan Linder.

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