ArtBeat: What To See
Opening:Where Blue Hides After Dark @ Sienna Patti, Lenox. Carina Chitsaz-Shoshtary presents work from her latest series, Karma Chroma. (Through November 16) A Show of Heads @ Limner Gallery, Hudson. The Limner’s annual group portraiture show, in a wide variety of media. Opening reception: Saturday, October 25, 5-7pm. (Through November 22) Meander, Because You Can’t See Much While Marching @ Opalka Gallery, Albany. A career retrospective of Mike Glier, including 80 works from 1979 to 2013. Artist’s talk: Friday, October 24, 7pm. Reception: Friday, November 7, 6-8pm. (Through December 21) A Sum of Limited Views @ Yates Gallery. Works by Michael Van Winkle. Opening reception and artist talk: Thursday, October 23, 6-8pm. (Through January 22) Henrietta Mantooth: Jail Birds and Flowers @ Byrdcliffe Kleinert/James Center for the Arts, Woodstock. A solo exhibition of works by Henrietta Mantooth featuring a large installation examining the prison system in the United States. Artist talk: Saturday, October 25, 3pm. Opening reception: Saturday, October 25, 4-6pm. Panel discussion: Saturday, November 15, 3-5pm. (Through November 23) In Company with Angels and Tiffany @ Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute, Utica. Opens October 25. An exhibition of stained glass angels created in 1902 in the renowned studios of one of the most illustrious designers of the early 20th century, Louis Comfort Tiffany. (Through January 4) Patricia Larsen: Harvest @ Hudson Opera House, Hudson. A solo exhibition of Patricia Larsen’slarge, Astract Expressionist paintings, as well as small works in clay and textiles. Opening reception: October 25, 5-7pm. (Through December 14) John Dilg: Paintings and Pete Schulte: Drawings @ Jeff Bailey Gallery, Hudson. Landscape paintings by John Dilg and abstract drawings by Pete Shulte, both of whom use subtle gradations of color and tone with sharp lines to create both tension and calm. Also on view are multi-layered paintings and works on paper by Jered Sprecher. Opening reception: October 25, 6-8pm. (Through December 14)
Last Chance To See:Susan Hartung: Following a Line @ The Teaching Gallery, Troy. A retrospective of paintings, drawings and prints including works based on or in opposition to the grid from the 1980s and 90s and more recent works where her minimalist marks meander freely. (Through October 25) Landscapes@ The Laffer Gallery, Schuylerville. An exhibition of paintings by renowned local landscape artist Harry Orlyk. (Through October 26) Poppies and Pixels @ 510 Warren Street Gallery, Hudson. Watercolors and iPad paintings by Nina Lipkowitz. (Through October 26) Regional Art Show @ Spencertown Academy Arts Center, Spencertown. Juried works of twenty seven artists in various media: April Aldighieri, Scott Balfe, Stephanie Blumenthal, Arlene Boehm, Cathy Boyd, Laura Cannamela, Kay Castelle, Denise Chandler, B. Docktor, Jerry Freedner, John Gampert, Dale Evva Gelfand, Pete Gray, Valerie Hoffmann, Ellen Jouret-Epstein, Maj Kalfus, Hiroshi Kazo, Ellie Kreischer, Barbara Lax, Claudia McNulty, Jack Millard, Melanie Mintz, Hannah Potler, Marcia Powdermaker, Susan Sabino, Roy Stevens and Kenneth Young. (Through October 26) The Unknown Hopper: Edward Hopper as Illustrator @ Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge. A study of the little-known twenty-year illustration career of the realist master as well as attitudes towards art and the crosscurrents of contemporary commercial society during the early to mid twentieth century. (Through October 26) Elevator Music 27 Kamau Patton: Torus-Variation 1 @ Tang Teaching Museum and Gallery, Saratoga Springs. New work by New York based artist Kamau Amu Patton, who has assembled a group of analogue video monitors that present streams of geometric abstraction and video feedback with synthesized sound, building on his investigations into the electromagnetic spectrum and audible material as a social and aesthetic phenomena. (Through October 26)
Continuing:Angelus @ Perrella Gallery, Johnstown. An exhibit of more than 70 works by Gail Nadeau, who combines her interest in photography, printmaking, and painting to create images based on manipulating a single photograph. (Through October 31) Define: Color @ The Lower Adirondack Regional Arts Council, Glens Falls. LARAC’s annual juried competititon features 60 artworks by 39 local and regional artists, selected by guest juror Tony Iadicicco. (Through October 31) Fall Exhibit @ Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson. Mixed media constructions and drawings by Linda Cross, figures by William Clutz, landscapes by Joshua Brehse and encaustics by Allyson Levy. (Through November 2) Extrication @ Theo Ganz Studio, Beacon. Extrication, Eight recent paintings by Sunok Chun, whose delicate penciled renderings of geometric shapes – one of the artist’s longstanding motifs – become the backdrop for emphatic gestural expression. (Through November 2) Judy Glantzman: White Paintings @ John Davis Gallery, Hudson. Also on display are sculptures by Bruce Gagnier and Yi Zhang, mixed media works by Paul Harbutt and Elisa Soliven and paintings by Andrew Roy and Fran Shalom. (Through November 2) Fictively Fact @ Collar Works, Troy. Works by Seamus Liam O’Brien and Ira Marcks. (Through November 2) LGBTQ at Union, 2014 @ Wikoff Gallery, Schenectady. The annual LGBTQ at Union exhibition, coinciding with October’s LGBTQ History Month and National Coming Out Day on October 11, includes works in photography, documentary film, musical composition and creative writing by Martin Benjamin, Stephanie Burlton, Pakk Hui, Trevor Martin, Michael Allen Potter, Sarah Rand, Shanna Saldãn and Amilcar Tirado. (Through November 3) Observations: Kathy Greenwood and Laurel Garcia Colvin @ Saratoga Arts, Saratoga Springs. Works by Kathy Greenwood and Laurel Garcia Colvin that examine and comment on the everyday, from the domestic to the social political environments. (Through November 8) Fall Session I @ The Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts, Blue Mountain Lake. Works by Nils R. Caspersson (painting), Camille Costa Nerney (quilting), Carolynn McCann (photography) and James Murray (mixed media). (Through November 8) Shin Creek @ BCB ART, Hudson. Photographs by Benjamin Swett. Also on view is a group exhibition of gallery artists including Justin Baker, Sandra Gottlieb, Michael Lindsay-Hogg, William Wegman and others. (Through November 9) Unframed: Eight Photographers in Exhibition @ NOBO Gallery, Hudson. Works by eight photographers from the Hudson River Valley: Craig J. Barber, Karen Davis, Richard Edelman, Jeff Jacobson, Kay Kenny, Elaine Mayes, Carla Shapiro and Ruth Wetzel. Closing reception: Saturday, November 8, 5-8pm. (Through November 9) Farms, Farmers, Rural Life @ Davis Orton Gallery, Hudson. Craig J. Barber travels worldwide using antiquarian photographic processes to focus on the cultural landscape. Working the Land, his current project, is a series of tintype portraits from the Catskill region of New York where the agrarian culture is in rapid transition. Also on display are photographs from Steve Anderson’s “Surruralism” series created over a period of ten years and touching upon cycles of life: birth, death, joy and sorrow, as well as portfolio showcases by Dana Matthews and Kay Westhues. (Through November 9)
<George Inness: The Arkell Collection @ The Arkell Museumm, Canajoharie. Five landscapes from the Arkell’s permanent collection that reveal George Inness’ diverse painting methods and approaches during the middle of his career—from detailed depictions of nature to gestural brushwork and vague landscapes. (Through November 15) Fowl Moon: A Sleepless Journey @ Gallery on the Green, Pawling. An exhibition of nocturnal digital paintings by Christopher Bazzani created during periods of insomnia. (Through November 15) Coming Attractions @ Morrison Gallery, Kent. An exhibition featuring new assemblages by George-Ann Gowan. (Through November 16) Made in China – The New Export-Ware @ Independent Art Projects, North Adams. A survey of the movement of international ceramic artists that are re-contextualizing traditional Chinese porcelain production, export methods and visual vocabulary featuring Robin Best, Caroline Cheng, Sin-ying Ho, Paul Scott, Robert Silverman and Vipoo Srivilasa. (Through November 16) Motion @ Tivoli Artists Gallery, Tivoli. Works by Kate Kennedy, Barbara Walter, Lana Hirsch, Marie Cole, Alan Reich, Marsha Walton, Marcia Slatkin, Diane Bauer, Denise Chandler, Dot Chast, Olive Farrell, Susan Fowler-Gallagher, Tarryl Gabel, Greg Martin, Kevin Palfreyman and Joan Schwartzman. (Through November 16) Opener 28: Erika Verzutti: Mineral @ The Tang Teaching Museum and Gallery, Saratoga Springs. A field of bronze, concrete, clay and wax sculptures marks this first solo museum exhibition for Sao Paulo-based artist Erika Verzutti, whose works often combine dissimilar elements, such as references to common, everyday objects like fruits, vegetables, and eggs, with ceremonial forms, such as totems, tablets, and gravestones. (Through November 16) The Gate to Hell @ The White Gallery, Lakeville. Photographs by Avery Danziger, who traveled to Derweze, Ahal Province, Turkmenistan earlier this year to photograph the 300-foot-wide man-made crater full of lethal gas that has been burning for more than 40 years in the Karakum Desert. (Through November 16) Lauren Mabry @ Independent Art Projects, North Adams. Lauren Mabry makes painterly, abstract ceramic art through a synthesis of intuitive, expressive surfaces and elemental forms in a process-driven practice. Also on view are atmospheric paintings by Shen Chen, whose work blends multiple cultural elements as he layers concepts of time and space with Zen philosophy, meditation, and repetition. (Through November 16) Jaune Quick-to-See Smith @ Mandeville Gallery, Schenectady. Works by Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, who uses humor and satire to examine myths, stereotypes and the paradox of Native American life in contrast to the consumerism of American society. (Through November 30) Paper Dresses @ PRESS Gallery, North Adams. Throughout the summer, the twelve “Paper Dresses” artists have been experimenting and creating work at PRESS that explores the tension between freedom and confinement within the dress form. Participating artists include Karen Arp-Sandel, Suzi Banks Baum, Kate Barber, Valerie Carrigan, Adrienne Gale, Anne-Maree Hunter, Melanie Mowinski, Tara O’Brien, Tammi Lee Oak, Diane Sullivan, Erin Sweeney and Yudelka Tavera. (Through November 30) Anselm Kiefer @ MASS MoCA, North Adams. MASS MoCA opens a 10,000 square-foot building devoted to the art of Anselm Kiefer. The exhibition will include Étroits sont les Vaisseaux (Narrow are the Vessels), an 82-foot long, undulating wave-like sculpture made of cast concrete, exposed rebar, and lead; The Women of the Revolution (Les Femmes de la Revolution) , comprised of more than twenty lead beds with photographs and wall text; Velimir Chlebnikov , a steel pavilion containing 30 paintings dealing with nautical warfare and inspired by the quixotic theories of the Russian mathematical experimentalist Velimir Chlebnikov; and a new, large-format commission created by the artist specifically for the installation at MASS MoCA. (Through December 1) Bloody Dick Road in the Big Hole Valley: Files From the Girl in Room 10 @ Esther Massry Gallery, Albany. Daniella Dooling’s mixed media installation is a transgression of borders: sculpture/archive/adolescence/adulthood/sobriety/hallucinogenic/drugs/gender/sexuality. (Through December 7) 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. On Longing @ Burns Art Atrium Gallery, Schenectady. Works by photographer Frank Rapant that examine the grieving process and how a person might approach this from a faithless standpoint. (Through December 24) Opener 26: Jeff Sonhouse @ Tang Teaching Museum and Gallery, Saratoga Springs. Over the past ten years, New York-based artist Jeff Sonhouse has created a powerful body of portrait paintings depicting often-masked black male figures that consistently defy and obscure classification. Adept at mixing pattern, color, and material, Sonhouse’s paintings feature a variety of unusual materials such as matchsticks, steel wool and cowry shells, and include references to art historical figures from Ed Paschke to Pablo Picasso. (Through January 4, 2015) I was a double @ The Tang Teaching Museum and Gallery, Saratoga Springs. Visual artists who are rule makers, across a wide variety of styles and disciplines; all of the artists in this show invent rules and then follow them; whether written or not: Suzanne Bocanegra, Regina Bogat, Céleste Boursier-Mougenot, André Cadere, Sarah Cain, Karin Davie, Taylor Davis, David Dupuis, Tony Feher, Alfred Jensen. Chris Johanson and Johanna Jackson, Sol LeWitt, Chris Martin, Gabriel Orozco, Bruce Pearson, Ciara Phillips, Kay Rosen, Wolfgang Tillmans, Fred Tomaselli, Johannes VanDerBeek, Ruth Vollmer, Stanley Whitney and Christopher Wool. (Through January 4, 2015) Opener 27: Beverly Semmes: FRP @ Tang Teaching Museum and Gallery, Saratoga Springs. The Feminist Responsibility Project (FRP) by New York-based artist Beverly Semmes includes drawings, video, ceramics, and illuminated glass forms that are suspended throughout the gallery. At the heart of the exhibition is a collection of works on paper that features rough gestural applications of ink and paint that conceal and reveal the body as depicted in pornographic magazines. (Through January 4, 2015) A Century of Olmsted: Utica and Beyond @ Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute, Utica. In the early 20th century, Frederick Law Olmsted, Jr. (1870-1957) and Thomas R. Proctor (1844-1920) led the way in the transformation of the Utica landscape, creating beautiful and naturalistic recreational spaces that provided escapes from the city and enhanced the quality of life for its inhabitants. This exhibition explores the creation of some of Utica’s most beautiful natural places, including contemporary photographs by Lee Friedlander. (Through January 4)
Picturing America @ The Hyde Collection, Glens Falls. From the 1758 Portrait of John Gardiner by John Singleton Copley to Milton Avery’s Arrangement with Plants of 1948, the exhibition presents 57 paintings and sculptures that describe the American experience from the Colonial period to early Modernism. Other renowned artists from the two hundred year span represented in this selection include Mary Cassatt, William Merritt Chase, Susan MacDowell Eakins, Childe Hassam, Robert Henri, George Inness, Paul Manship, John Singer Sargent and Benjamin West as well as Charles Willson Peale and his children Rembrandt, Rubens and Mary Jane. (Through January 4, 2015) Unlocking Whimsy @ Galerie BMG, Bearsville. A new series of encaustic and mixed media photographs by Leah Macdonald, whose sensuous narratives of women are the culmination of a personal exchange with her subjects, sharing stories and secrets and revealing the intimate aspects of their true selves. Artist’s talk/demonstration: Saturday, November 8, 4-7pm. (Through January 4, 2015) Anne Diggory: Hybrid Visions @ The Hyde Collection, Glens Falls. Recent works by Anne Diggory that explore “hybrid media,” a multi-layered process combining sections of photography and painting. The exhibition will feature a selection of her dramatic landscapes that juxtapose moving water and changing skies against the seeming permanence of the land. (Through January 4, 2015) Franz West @ Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown. Franz West (Austrian, 1947-2012) is known for willfully un-serious, non-ideological and sometimes mischievously erotic mixed-media drawings, sculptures and furniture. Intentionally crude collages combine awkwardly isolated figures from magazine ads with slapdash coats of thick paint and representations of the artist’s own sculptures. This exhibition is presented in conjunction with the Hall Art Foundation’s installation of West’s monumental outdoor sculpture Les Pommes d’Adam at MASS MoCA. (Through January 25) 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, 2015) 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) 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, 2015) 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, 2015) 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 Spring, 2015) 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. 2014 Fall Exhibition @ Art Omi, Ghent. New works by Alexandre Arrechea, Jackie Ferrara, Guy Goldstein, Harrison Atelier, Paula Hayes, Catherine Lee and Joan Linder.