ArtBeat: What To See


Opening:

Jeffrey Elgin: Thus Passed Some Days @ The Schick Art Gallery

Jeffrey Elgin: Thus Passed Some Days @ The Schick Art Gallery

Thus Passed Some Days—20 Years upon an Overgrown Path @ The Schick Art Gallery, Saratoga Springs. A solo exhibition of paintings and drawings by Jeffrey Elgin, professor emeritus of studio art at the college. Opening reception: Thursday, March 26, 5:30-7:30pm. Artist’s talk: Thursday, April 9, 4pm. (Through April 26)

Walter Hatke: Consort @ Mandeville Gallery

Walter Hatke: Consort @ Mandeville Gallery

Tenses @ Mandeville Gallery, Schenectady. Recent drawings and paintingss by Walter Hatke, as well as earlier works from a career spanning over 25 years. Opens Saturday, March 28. Reception: Thursday, April 9, 5-6:30pm. (Through May 17)

Jennifer Williams: Episodic Drift @ Mandeville Gallery

Jennifer Williams: Episodic Drift @ Mandeville Gallery

Episodic Drift #8 @ Mandeville Gallery, Schenectady. A large-scale installation by Jennifer Williams, who explores the concept of the ladder as thought pattern, life path and problem solver. Installation days: Monday March 30-Thursday, April 2, 9-5pm. Artist talk and reception: Friday, April 3, 12:55-1:45pm. (Through March 2016)

Works by Janice Anthony and Gordana Vukovic @ The Clement Art Gallery

Paintings by Janice Anthony and Gordana Vukovic @ The Clement Art Gallery

Beyond Our Pathways: Nature in Layers @ The Clement Art Gallery, Troy. Paintings by Janice Anthony and mixed media paintings by Gordana Vukovic that strive to find beauty in the ordinary. Opening reception: Friday, March 27, 6-9pm. (Through April 22)

(left) Jon Feinstein: 23 Grams and (right) Barbara Ciurej & Lindsay Lochman: Fruit Loops Landscape @ MCLA Gallery 51

(left) Jon Feinstein: 23 Grams and (right) Barbara Ciurej & Lindsay Lochman: Fruit Loops Landscape @ MCLA Gallery 51

Eat This @ MCLA Gallery 51, North Adams. A socially conscious food-art exhibit curated by MCLA students and featuring work by Jon Feinstein, Barbara Ciurej and Lindsay Lochman. Opening reception: Thursday, March 26, 5-7pm. (Through April 26)

George Guarino: Emanation @ Short & Stout Tea Company

George Guarino: Emanation @ Short & Stout Tea Company

Cause Persistence @ Short and Stout Tea Company, Albany. An exhibit by George Guarino creates his mixed media works to be focal points for meditation and self-reflection. Opening reception: Saturday March 28, 6-8pm. (Through June 5)

Photography + Inspiration @ Tivoli Artists Gallery

Photography + Inspiration @ Tivoli Artists Gallery

Photography + Inspirations @ Tivoli Artists Gallery, Tivoli. Fine art photography, mixed media and collage from gallery members. Also showing are painters whose work was inspired by photography, or where a photograph served as a starting point for their work. Artists include: Works by Dana Matthews, Susan Fowler-Gallagher, Gilbert Rios, Silvana Tagliaferri, Frana Baruch, Denise B. Chandler, Tarryl Gabel, Dan Goldman, Anita Kiewra, Lana Hirsch, Roxie Johnson, Greg Martin, Alan Reich, Marcia Slatkin, Karl Volk and Marsha Walton. Opening reception: Saturday, March 28, 6-8pm. (Through April 19)


Last Chance To See:

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)

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. (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. (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. Closing reception: Friday, March 27, 5-7pm (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)


Continuing:

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. (Through April 4)

Ellen Siebers: Soft Nails II @ Matteawan Gallery

Ellen Siebers: Soft Nails II @ Matteawan Gallery

Ellen Siebers: Soft Nails @ Matteawan Gallery, Beacon. An exhibition of small-scale oil paintings. (Through April 5)

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)

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. (Through April 9)

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. Through April 10)

Jane Dell: Pontormo's Fallen Angel @ Concepto Hudson

Jane Dell: Pontormo’s Fallen Angel @ Concepto Hudson

Interior @ Concepto Hudson, Hudson. Works by five artists: Jane Dell, Fred Fleisher, Joan Fitzsimmons, Brant Moorefield and Meridith Passabet. (Through April 11)

Works by Meg Lipke (left) and Duncan Hannah @ Jeff Bailey Gallery

Works by Meg Lipke (left) and Duncan Hannah @ Jeff Bailey Gallery

Duncan Hannah and Meg Lipke @ Jeff Bailey Gallery, Hudson. Two solo exhibitions: Duncan Hannah’s paintings of ships, cars and women; and Meg Lipke’s paintings and sculptures that began with a straightforward challenge: how to move beyond painting on a rectangular support. (Through April 19)

Richard Merkin: Honoring the Saints, James Vanderzee in Harlem @ Carrie Haddad Gallery

Richard Merkin: Honoring the Saints, James Vanderzee in Harlem @ Carrie Haddad Gallery

Richard Merkin: Some of His Favorite Things @ Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson. A solo exhibit spanning four decades, from the 1960′s through the 2000′s, that features defining selections from the estate of the late American painter, illustrator and arts educator Richard Merkin. (Through April 19)

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. (Through April 19)

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. (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)

Cathryn Griffin: Untitled @ Curatorium

Cathryn Griffin: Untitled @ Curatorium

Everyday Places @ Curatorium, Hudson. An exhibition of 30 photographs from Southern Appalachia by Massachusetts transplant, Cathryn Griffin. Also on display: “Veiled Actions,” an installation consisting of more than 60 works by Brooklyn based painter George Hildrew. (Through May 7)

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.

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)

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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