ArtBeat: What To See


Opening:

Norman Rockwell: Freedom of Speech @ Norman Rockwell Museum

Norman Rockwell: Freedom of Speech @ Norman Rockwell Museum

Free Fun Friday @ Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge. Admission to the Museum’s exhibitions and programs is free all day for individuals and families. (Friday, August 26)

Yoko Naito:  Unbekown  @ 10 Ashland Street

Yoko Naito: Unbekown @ 10 Ashland Street

DownStreet Art @ Downtown North Adams. The city-wide arts walk returns to North Adams with a plethora of performances, gallery receptions and afterparties. (Thursday, August 25)

Charles Steckler: Contrary to What Sometimes Happens @ Mandeville Gallery

Charles Steckler: Contrary to What Sometimes Happens @ Mandeville Gallery

Charles Steckler: Contrary to What Sometimes Happens @ Mandeville Gallery, Schenectady. Assembages and works on paper by draughtsman/stage designer/collage and diorama artist Charles Steckler. Opens Saturday, August 27. Reception: Wednesday, September 21, 5-6:30pm. (Through December 11)

Paintings by Scott Taylor @ Becket Arts Center

Paintings by Scott Taylor @ Becket Arts Center

Art Exhibit #3 @ Becket Arts Center, Becket. A three-person exhibition featuring Mary Anne Davis, Scott Taylor and Arthur Hillman. Opening reception: Saturday, August 27, 2-4pm. (Through September 18)

George Guarino: The Wisdom of Women's  Intuition @ Enchanted Cafe Gallery

George Guarino: The Wisdom of Women’s Intuition @ Enchanted Cafe Gallery

A Look at the Picture that Chooses You @ Enchanted Cafe Gallery, Red Hook. New photo manipulations by George Guarino, made to inspire and stimulate the viewer. (Through October 1)

Donna Moylan: Natural Border @ Thompson Giroux Gallery

Donna Moylan: Natural Border @ Thompson Giroux Gallery

Friend of a Friend @ Thompson Giroux Gallery, Chatham. Four gallery artists each invite an artist friend to exhibit works alongside their own, featuring John Hampshire and Dawn Clements; Donna Moylan and Julie Evans; Asya Reznikov and Jennifer Mahlman; and Michael Tong and Carter Hodgkin. Opening reception: Saturday, August 27, 4-6pm. (Through October 2)

Works by Darcie Abbatiello and Richard Moninski @ Collar Works

Works by Darcie Abbatiello and Richard Moninski @ Collar Works

The Partial Observer @ Collar Works, Troy. Drawings and paintings by Darcie Abbatiello and Richard Moninski. Opening Reception: Friday, August 26, 5-8pm. (Through September 18)


Last Chance To See:

Works by Lee Everett and  Marguerite Bride @ Lichtenstein Center for the Arts

Works by Lee Everett and Marguerite Bride @ Lichtenstein Center for the Arts

Jazz Visions @ Lichtenstein Center for the Arts, Pittfield. Photography by Lee Everett and watercolors by Marguerite Bride. (Through August 27)

Works by Ray Felix and Andrea Hersch @ The Arts Center

Works by Ray Felix and Andrea Hersch @ The Arts Center

Fence Select @ Arts Center of the Capital Region, Troy. 47 works chosen from this year’s Fence Show exhibition with a focus on new approaches to art-making. Artists include: Barb Allen, Marty Bannan, Kyle Barden, Loretta S. Wonacott Barnett, Ann Kreuscher Casselman, Kim Clune, Lisa Crompton, Lynne Dearstyne, Treha Myth Downey, Lloyd Fields, Jeanne Finley, Jim Flosdorf, George Guarino, John Hampshire, Niki Haynes, Connie Frisbee Houde, Eric Kantor, Tom Killips, Debra Kowalski, Erik Laffer, Sonja LaPointe, Joseph Mastroianni, Aleister Tanek Javas Mraz, Erika Nusser, Ed O’Connell, Linda Pinkans, Matthew Ramsey, Laura Saffares, Susan Schmader, Larry White and Thom Williams. Also on display: Interiors featuring works by Ray Felix, the Best in Show winner from the 2015 Fence Show and Heavenly Body with works by Andrea Hersch, Artist-in-Residence from January-March, 2016. . (Through August 27)

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)

Paintings by Nancy Ghitman @ 510 Warren Street

Paintings by Nancy Ghitman @ 510 Warren Street

Flights of Fancy @ 510 Warren Street, Hudson. Recent paintings of birds by Nancy Ghitman. (Through August 28)

Carol May: After the Fire @ Athens Cultural Center

Carol May: After the Fire @ Athens Cultural Center

Fire: Its Role in the History and Lives of the People of the Hudson Valley @ Athens Cultural Center, Athens. A multimedia exhibition blending contemporary artworks created by residents of the Hudson Valley exploring the theme of fire, with artifacts, documents and contemporaneous information on the various roles that fire has played in the history of the region. Contemporary artists featured in the exhibition include Kiki Smith, Hilary North, Carol May, Susan Nicolini, Jeanne Cameron, Alice Tunison, Luc Hammond Thomas, Geri Brienza, Susan E. O’Brien, Susan Beecher, Carol Goebel, Kristen Bates, Sue-Ann LaCasse and others. (Through August 28)

Dale Chihuly: Black Cylinders @ Schantz Galleries

Dale Chihuly: Black Cylinders @ Schantz Galleries

Dale Chihuly @ Schantz Galleries, Stockbridge. New works by glass artist Dale Chihuly including two large chandeliers and a Persian wall. (Through August 28)

Vincent Pomilio: Finding Noto #7 @ Carrie Haddad Gallery

Vincent Pomilio: Finding Noto #7 @ Carrie Haddad Gallery

Summer Color @ Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson. Colorful works by Stephen Walling, Vincent Pomilio, Marion Vinot and Anne Francey, including ethereal flora, playful portraits and abstracted relationships of line, shadow and design. (Through August 28)

Works by Peris Carbonel and John Van Orsouw @ The Laffer Gallery

Works by Peris Carbonel and John Van Orsouw @ The Laffer Gallery

Symphony In Color @ The Laffer Gallery, Schuylerville. Works by international artist Peris Carbonell and Capital Region artist John Van Orsouw. (Through August 28)


Continuing:

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)

Works by Joseph Pimentel @ Theo Ganz Studio

Works by Joseph Pimentel @ Theo Ganz Studio

Ancient Civilizations @ Theo Ganz Studio, Beacon. Recent watercolor and ink drawings, inspired by a recent trip to Peru, by Joseph Pimentel. (Through September 4)

Bash Bish Falls @ Roeliff Jansen Historical Society

Bash Bish Falls @ Roeliff Jansen Historical Society

Bash Bish Falls @ Roeliff Jansen Historical Society, Copake Falls. An exhibit celebrating the history of Bash Bish Falls, including the geology of the falls, early Native American mythology, the artists associated with the Hudson River School of Art who painted the falls, several commercial enterprises and the efforts to preserve and protect this spectacular cascade. (Through September 4)

John Cooley: Rim Creeper & Hedghog @ Chatham Meadows

John Cooley: Rim Creeper & Hedghog @ Chatham Meadows

Chatham Meadows @ 101 Harmon Heights Road, Chatham. A season-long outdoor sculpture show with works installed across fifteen acres of rolling meadows, wooded paths, a pond and a stream. The gala opening celebration on Saturday, July 23 from 7-9pm is a fundraiser for Columbia County Council on the Arts. (Through September 10)

Photographs by Sam Sebren @ Inky Editions

Photographs by Sam Sebren @ Inky Editions

Road Movie: Sam Sebren @ Inky Editions, Hudson. An exhibition of large scale photographs executed over the course of a decade (1987-1997) and hand-printed by Sebren that describe his journey from the South to the Northeast. (Through September 10)

Rodney Dickson: Untitled @ John Davis Gallery

Rodney Dickson: Untitled @ John Davis Gallery

Rodney Dickson @ John Davis Gallery, Hudson. Five separate exhibitions include paintings by JJ Manford, Rodney Dickson and Nina Marc, sculpture by Willard Boepple and wood blocks and prints by Jon Isherwood. (Through September 11)

Works by Ryan Russo @ Galerie Gris

Works by Ryan Russo @ Galerie Gris

Sound and Vision @ Galerie Gris, Hudson. New paintings and works on paper by Ryan Russo. (Through September 12).

Thomas Scoon: Companions #1 @ Chesterwood

Thomas Scoon: Companions #1 @ Chesterwood

The Nature of Glass @ Chesterwood, Stockbridge. Chesterwood opens its 38th annual outdoor sculpture exhibition with works 24 works by 12 internationally recognized glass artists, including Martin Blank, Peter Bremers, Nancy Callan, William Carlson, Daniel Clayman, Sidney Hutter, Richard Jolley, John Kiley, Thomas Patti, Kait Rhoads, Richard Royal and Thomas Scoon. (Through September 18)

Works by Sharon Church @ Sienna Patti

Works by Sharon Church @ Sienna Patti

Sharon Church: Queen Bee @ Sienna Patti, Lenox. Carved jewelry forms inspired by pods and flowers that have evolved from seed and a division of cells. (Through September 18)

Works by Katherine Airs @ 431 Warren Street

Works by Katherine Airs @ 431 Warren Street

Katherine Airs @ 431 Warren Street, Hudson. Photographs that juxtopose man and man-made.

Andrew Novis: President @ Good Purpose Gallery

Andrew Novis: President @ Good Purpose Gallery

Andrew Novis @ Good Purpose Gallery, Lee. Canvas and furniture paintings. (Through September 21)

ReActor @ Art Omi

ReActor @ Art Omi

Three Exhibitions Opening @ Art Omi, Ghent. ReActor, the newest work in an experimental, performative series of “social relationship architecture” by architect-artist team Alex Schweder and Ward Shelley, will be habitable a structure where the two will live in full view of their audience for a five-day performance from July 27-31, 2016. Also on view: selected pieces from Atalaya, a series of improvised furniture works by Chilean architect Nicolás Aracena Müller, constructed from cast-off materials reclaimed from the streets and dumpsters of New York City; and Unpacking the Cube, featuring three architecture firms —Leong Leong, LevenBetts and Steven Holl Architects — expressing the core philosophies of their practices through an exploration of the cubic form. (Through September 24)

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)

John Atchley: Illumination @ Sohn Fine Art

John Atchley: Illumination @ Sohn Fine Art

Illumination @ Sohn Fine Art, Lenox. a solo photography exhibition of work by John Atchley. Also on display is Vanitas, a group show featuring photography by Stephanie Blumenthal, Steven Duede, Marsden Epworth, Eric Korenman, Allan Markman, Anne Mourier, Cecilia Schmidt and Kevin Sprague. (Through September 25)

Omar Imam: Live, Love, Refugee @ Hudson Opera House

Omar Imam: Live, Love, Refugee @ Hudson Opera House

Making A Scene: Storytelling and the Real @ Hudson Opera House, Hudson. The inaugural exhibition by LightField, a new festival of lens-based art, featuring works by Wendel White, Yola Monakhov, Anastasia Taylor-Lind, Arne Svenson, Omar Imam, Keith Miller and Zackary Canepari. (Through September 25)

Troy, NY from Mount Ida @ Clement Art Gallery

Troy, NY from Mount Ida @ Clement Art Gallery

Troy Bicentennial @ Clement Art Gallery, Troy. To celebrate the 200th anniversary year of Troy being incorporated as a city, this exhibition will feature a wide range of antique prints, maps and photographs. Local author and historian Don Rittner will reminisce about Troy and introduce his latest book, “The Legacy of Mount Ida.” (Through September 28)

Phyllis Marsteller: Gehry Forms @ Montgomery Row

Phyllis Marsteller: Gehry Forms @ Montgomery Row

Gehry Forms: Details of the Fisher Center at Bard @ Montgomery Row Second Level, Rhinebeck. A solo exhibition of photographs by Phyllis Marsteller. (Through September 30)

Meg Lipke: Holes in the Ocean @ LABspace

Meg Lipke: Holes in the Ocean @ LABspace

Alternate Gravity @ LABspace, Hillsdale. A 3-person installation of new works by Nicole Cherubini, Meg Lipke and Patrick Purcell. (Through October 1)

Rembrandt van Rijn:Self-Portrait Wearing a Soft Cap: "The Three Moustaches" @ The Hyde Collection

Rembrandt van Rijn:Self-Portrait Wearing a Soft Cap: “The Three Moustaches” @ The Hyde Collection

Dürer & Rembrandt: Master Prints from the Collection of Dr. Dorrance Kelly. @ The Hyde Collection, Glens Falls. 82 print showcasing 29 engravings and woodcuts by the German printmaker, Albrecht Dürer, and 35 etchings by the Dutch Master, Rembrandt van Rijn. In addition, the exhibition features 18 printed works of their contemporaries, including Hendrick Goudt, Lucas van Leyden, Aegidius Sadeler and a rare engraving by Lucas Cranach the Elder. (Through October 2)

Works by Siona Benjamin  @ Opalka Gallery

Works by Siona Benjamin @ Opalka Gallery

Siona Benjamin: Beyond Borders @ Opalka Gallery, Albany. Siona Benjamin’s boldly colorful work reflects her transition between worlds as she attempts to create a dialogue between the ancient and the modern. Artist’s talk and reception: Thursday, September 8, 5-8 pm. (Through October 9)

Sensing Place: Reflecting on Stone Hill @ The Clark

Sensing Place: Reflecting on Stone Hill @ The Clark

Sensing Place: Reflecting on Stone Hill @ The Clark, Williamstown. An exhibition that immerses visitors in the rich natural and cultural history of Stone Hill, a prominent geologic formation on the Clark campus, Artists, writers, philosophers, scientists and naturalists lend knowledge and personal experience to the exhibition—both in the Lunder Center galleries and out on the trails—in the form of storytelling, sound recordings, historical displays, artifacts and more. (Through October 10)

Titan: Venus with an Organist and Cupid (detail) @ The Clark

Titan: Venus with an Organist and Cupid (detail) @ The Clark

Splendor, Myth, and Vision: Nudes from the Prado @ The Clark Art Institute, Williamstown. An exhibition of 28 Old Master paintings from the Museo Nacional del Prado that celebrate the role of the nude in Western painting. Twenty-four of the paintings have never before been shown in America. (Through October 10)

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. (Through October 29)

Finding Raven @ Berkshire Museum

Finding Raven @ Berkshire Museum

Finding Raven: Art and Stories from the Northwest Coast @ Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield. Fantastic tales set in the oceans, streams and forests of the Pacific Northwest are accompanied by totem poles, carved masks and other ceremonial and utilitarian objects reflecting the traditions and artistry of the Haida, Tsimshian, Kwak’waka’wakw and Tlingit groups, among others. (Through October 30)

Norman Rockwell: The Connoisseur @ Norman Rockwell Museum

Norman Rockwell: The Connoisseur @ Norman Rockwell Museum

Rockwell and Realism in an Abstract World @ Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge. An exhibition that examines the forces that inspired the relegation of narrative painting, and especially the art of illustration, to a lesser status by mid-century as well the resurgence of realist painting during the latter half of the twentieth century. Artists’ panel: Thursday, July 21, 5:30–6:30pm. (Through October 30)

Works by Robert Hite @ Hancock Shaker Village

Works by Robert Hite @ Hancock Shaker Village

Living on Earth: The Work of Robert Hite @ Hancock Shaker Village, Pittsfield. A solo show of sculpture and photography, co-presented this summer in a special collaboration by the Berkshire Museum and Hancock Shaker Village. (Through October 30)

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)

Nina Katchadourian @ MASS MoCA

Nina Katchadourian @ MASS MoCA

Explode Every Day: An Inquiry into the Phenomena of Wonder @ MASS MoCA, North Adams. New and existing works by 23 international artists, each touching on certain facets of wonder, including: the perceptual/visionary, the technological/scientific, the philosophical/meditative, time/cosmos, and illusion/fear.

 Colin C. Boyd: Galleon (detail) @ University Art Museum


Colin C. Boyd: Galleon (detail) @ University Art Museum

Future Perfect: Picturing the Anthropocene @ University Art Museum, Albany. Works by over 20 visual artists that explore our conflicted relationship to the natural world. Participating artists include Colin C. Boyd, Amy Brener, JoAnne Carson, Edgar Cleijne & Ellen Gallagher, Tommy Hartung, Dana Hoey, Darius Kinsey, Jason Middlebrook, Alexander Ross, Miljohn Ruperto & Ulrick Heltoft, Jacolby Satterwhite, Letha Wilson, among others. Their work will be exhibited with works from the University Fine Arts Collection by artists including Marilyn Bridges, Larry Fink, Eduardo Paolozzi, Robert Smithson and Edward Steichen. Artists’ reception: Friday, September 16, 5-7pm. (Through December 10)

hamiltonSpotlight: Alexander Hamilton @ Albany Institute of History and Art, Albany. Founding father Alexander Hamilton (1757-1804) first visited Albany in 1777 to speak to General Horatio Gates on behalf of George Washington. Three years later he married Elizabeth Schuyler in the parlor of her Albany home, the Pastures, now known as Schuyler Mansion. For the next 20 years, Hamilton was connected to Albany traveling to the city to visit his in-laws and conducting legal business. This exhibition highlights objects related to Alexander Hamilton from the Institute’s collection with a few significant loans including a portrait of him by Ezra Ames courtesy of Union College Permanent Collection. (Through December 31)

Mel Ziegler: Alabama, December 19, 2016 @ The Tang

Mel Ziegler: Alabama, December 19, 2016 @ The Tang

A More Perfect Union @ The Tang, Saratoga Springs. The first exhibition of Flag Exchange, a multi-year project by conceptual and social interventionist artist Mel Ziegler. With a stock of new American flags in his trunk, Ziegler traveled to all 50 states collecting worn American flags, exchanging the old for the new and, in the process, mimicking the actions of a political candidate, arriving, making a connection and then moving on. The space will also feature a large stage where a series of debates, lectures, performances and more will explore the upcoming election cycle and the role of democracy today. (Through January 1, 2017)

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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