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ArtBeat: What To See

Thursday, April 17th, 2014

Opening:

Lionel Gilbert: Blue on the Side and William Bond Walker: Studio Carousel @ Carrie Haddad Gallery

Lionel Gilbert: Blue on the Side and William Bond Walker: Studio Carousel
@ Carrie Haddad Gallery

Under the Influence (of the New York School) @ Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson. Works of Abstract Expressionism by Lionel Gilbert, Judith Lindbloom, Russell De Young and William Bond Walker. Reception: Saturday, April 26, 6-8pm. (Through June 1)

Paintings by Rita DiCaprio @ Sorelle Gallery

Paintings by Rita DiCaprio @ Sorelle Gallery

Rita DiCaprio @ Sorelle Gallery, Albany. Landscape paintings influenced by the Hudson River School. Opening reception and artist’s discussion: Friday, April 18, 6-8pm. (Through April 24)

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Last Chance: 36th Annual Photography Regional @ Albany Center Gallery

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014
Newbold Bohemia:  Dream Vacation

Newbold Bohemia: Dream Vacation

JUST A REMINDER: Friday (April 18) is the final day to catch the 36th Annual Photography Regional at Albany Center Gallery.

And congratulations go out to the recently announced award winners:
1st Place: Newbold Bohemia
2nd Place: Michael P. Farrell
3rd Place: Stephen Honicki
4th Place: Sean Hovendick
5th Place: Beau Comeaux
6th Place: Michelle Christine Mainella
Honorable Mentions: Perry Burlingame, Justin Baker
Student Award: Brian Williams

ArtBeat: What To See

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

Opening:

AVIARY (reimagined) @ Various locations in Catskill

AVIARY (reimagined) @ Various locations in Catskill

AVIARY (reimagined) @ 404 Main Street and Bridge Street Theatre, Catskill. After being suspended in the rotunda of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum on the occasion of the Works and Process 30th anniversary gala, artist Jason Hackenworth‘s large scale installation, AVIARY, made of over 6000 balloons and measuring 35′ tall x 29′ in diameter, travels upstate to be re-imagined and installed throughout the Village of Catskill. Opening reception: April 12, 12-4pm. (Through May 3)

Robert Moran: Underwood @ John Davis Gallery

Robert Moran: Underwood @ John Davis Gallery

Robert Moran: Relics and Stephen Welch: Material World @ John Davis Gallery, Hudson. Photographer Robert Moran creates portraits of everyday objects, once relied upon and now obsolete. David Welch constructs and photographs the monuments and totems he builds in response to our contemporary consumerist milieu. Also on view are portfolio showcases of Walter Crump and Andrea Rosenthal. Reception: Saturday, April 12, 6-8pm. (Through May 12)

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A Few Minutes With… Rudy Lu

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014
Rudy Lu

Rudy Lu (photo by Cheri Bordelon)

Interview and story by J Hunter
Photograph of Rudy Lu by Cheri Bordelon
All other photographs by Rudy Lu

To paraphrase CBS-TV’s version of Sherlock Holmes (not to be confused with BBC’s version, “Sherlock” – which is WAY better), I’ve had success in my avocation not by what I’ve done, but by whom I’ve met. I consider myself phenomenally lucky that the photographers who’ve put flesh on my words not only know their way around a camera, but also know the physical and emotional intangibles that cement the connection we feel with music and musicians. Of the many things Rudy Lu gets, he gets that connection. Rudy and I have been working together since 2008, when he shot one of Terence Blanchard’s numerous performances at Skidmore College, and I’ve lost count of how many times we’ve collaborated since then. And not to get too inside-baseball here, but there’s a feeling amongst Nippertown writers that if Rudy’s shooting your show, whatever you do will definitely look real good!

Now, believe it or not, composing a good photograph (from a physical standpoint, anyway) doesn’t take more than a little thought and an understanding of spatial relationships. Trust me: If I can do it, anybody can do it. But to know when that moment happens, and see an element in that moment – a look, an expression, an intensity – that elevates a picture above a snapshot is something that only comes from long experience and an understanding of what’s happening, both to the performer and an audience. Take a picture of a guitarist playing onstage? QED. Take a picture of a guitarist when he’s playing a note that’s so good that it brings the crowd to its feet (and then taking it without your camera flying out of your hands or getting knocked over by a rabid frat boy)? Not so simple. Rudy Lu does it time and time again, and there hasn’t been a set of photos he’s shot for me where there isn’t at least one shot that makes me mutter, “God damn it, why can’t I do that?”

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ArtBeat: What To See

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

Opening:

Nick Albertson: One-Hundred Count @ Center for Photography at Woodstock

Nick Albertson: One-Hundred Count @ Center for Photography at Woodstock

Nick Albertson: One Hundred Count @ The Center for Photography at Woodstock. Drawing from various household objects and office supplies, Chicago-based artist Nick Albertson strips everyday objects of their functional purpose and arranges them to create visceral experiences. Items with seemingly little visual intrigue are arranged so as to have a powerful aesthetic impact. Opening reception: Saturday, April 5, 5-7pm (Through June 15)

Photography Now 2014  @ Center for Photography at Woodstock

Photography Now 2014 @ Center for Photography at Woodstock

Photography Now 2014 @ The Center for Photography at Woodstock. Juried by Julie Grahame, a group exhibition by eight international artists who approach the medium of photography in a wide range of directions: Linda Alterwitz, Marcus DeSieno, Natan Dvir, Romy Eijckmans, Thomas Jackson, Jung S. Kim, William Miller and Farideh Sakhaeifar. Opening reception: Saturday, April 5, 5-7pm.(Through June 15)

Works by Kristina Paabus, Dara Alter, Susan Meyer and Siobhan McBride @ The Arts Center, Saratoga Springs

Works by Kristina Paabus, Dara Alter, Susan Meyer and Siobhan McBride @ The Arts Center, Saratoga Springs

Imaginary Worlds @ Saratoga Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. Paintings and sculpture by Dara Alter, Siobhan McBride, Susan Meyer and Kristina Paabus that reimagine the physical, transcendental and utopian properties of the world we live in. Opening reception: Saturday, April 5. (Through May 31)

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ArtBeat: Hudson Celebration in Saratoga Springs

Monday, March 31st, 2014
A photgraph of the Clearwater Sloop by Rudy Lu

The Clearwater (photo by Rudy Lu)

Opening Thursday (April 3) at the Niche Gallery in Saratoga Springs is Hudson Celebration, an exhibition featuring fine art photography by Nippertown’s own Rudy Lu as well as artwork by Frances Gaffney, Patricia MacDonald, Matt Chinian and Kitty Trimarco.

The show is a benefit for the Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, an organization that works tirelessly to preserve the Hudson River and educate a new generation of environmental leaders.

The opening reception is slated for 5-8pm on Thursday (April 3). The show is up through April 30.

ArtBeat: What To See

Thursday, March 27th, 2014

Opening:

Stephen Reynolds: Ship of Fools @ John Davis Gallery

Stephen Reynolds: Ship of Fools @ John Davis Gallery

Stephen Reynolds: New Work @ John Davis Gallery, Hudson. Composed principally of wood and steel, Stephen Reynolds’ sculptures reference architecture, anatomy and scientific instruments. Opening reception: Saturday, March 29, 6-9pm. (Through April 20)

Anita Kunz: I Will Not Be Silenced @ Schick Art Gallery

Anita Kunz: I Will Not Be Silenced @ Schick Art Gallery

Graphic Advocacy: International Posters for the Digital Age, 2001-2012 @ Schick Art Gallery, Saratoga Springs. Advocacy posters by artists from around the world on topics ranging from environmental degradation to dirty politics to human rights. Opening reception: Thursday, March 27, 5:30-7pm. (Through May 2)

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ArtBeat: What To See

Thursday, March 20th, 2014

Opening:

Donna Moylan: Blue Chief @ Thompson Giroux Gallery

Donna Moylan: Blue Chief @ Thompson Giroux Gallery

CIVILIZATION @ Thompson Giroux Gallery, Chatham. Works by Irving Kriesberg and Donna Moylan. Opening Reception: Saturday March 22, 4-6pm (Through April 27)

Drawings by Jim Torok @ Art Omi

Drawings by Jim Torok @ Art Omi

Jim Tovok: Drawings @ OMI International Arts Center, Ghent. Deploying a personal narrative that allows the viewer to empathize and laugh along, Torok comments on a myriad of topics such as: the inner workings of the art world, politics, the life of an artist, everyday events, and occasional self-doubt. Reception and artist’s talk: Saturday, April 5, 2-5pm. (Through May 31)

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