Archive for the ‘Art’ Category

ArtBeat: What To See

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

Opening

Sandra Allen: Beacon @ Schick Art Gallery

Sandra Allen: Beacon @ Schick Art Gallery

Graphite Vision @ Schick Art Gallery, Saratoga Springs. A 15-artist exhibition of extraordinary works made from ordinary graphite, with works by Sandra Allen, Robert Bauer, Brett Bigbee, Matt Bollinger, Jessica Drenk, Renée French, Karel Havlícek, Dan Healey, Hipkiss, Anne Lindberg, M’onma, Catherine Murphy, Seana Reilly, Peter Schulte and Joseph Yoakum. Opening reception: Friday, March 24, 5–7 pm with an artists’ talk at 6pm. (Through April 23)

Stacey Robinson: Afrotopia @  Schaffer Library Learning Common

Stacey Robinson: Afrotopia @ Schaffer Library Learning Common

Branding the AfroFuture @ Schaffer Library Learning Common, Schenectady. Works by Stacey Robinson that explore ideas of “Black Utopias” as spaces of peace away from colonial influence by considering Black protest movements and the art movements that document(ed) them. Opening reception: Friday, March 31, 12:55-1:45pm. (Through March, 2018)

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ArtBeat: Photography Regional Select Opens @ Albany Center Gallery

Friday, March 17th, 2017

The 39th annual Photography Regional Select show opens today (Friday, March 17) at Albany Center Gallery with an opening reception from 5pm-9pm (with awards presentations at 7pm). Admission is free.

The exhibit’s jurors, Tara Fracalossi and Danny Goodwin, selected the works of 52 Greater Nippertown photographers for the exhibition, which will remain on view through April 21.

Congratulations to the photographers whose art was selected for inclusion in the 39th Annual Photography Regional:

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ArtBeat: What To See

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

Opening

Works by Robert Gullie @ Inky Editions

Works by Robert Gullie @ Inky Editions

Collage Chambers @ Inky Editions, Hudson. A survey of collage paintings and printed editions by Robert Gullie. Opening reception: Saturday, March 18, 4-6pm. (Through April 29)

Meleko Mokgosi: Democratic Intuition @ Williams College Museum of Art

Meleko Mokgosi: Democratic Intuition @ Williams College Museum of Art

Lex and Love @ Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown. In two new chapters in his Democratic Intuition project, Meleko Mokgosi investigates the daily experiences of diverse populations who occupy southern Africa, exploring the role that gendering plays in specific cultural and socio-economic relations.

Also on display: Robert Rauschenberg: Autobiography, an exhibition that combines archival documents and original works of art that speak to the ways in which Rauschenberg both found himself and inserted himself in the world; and Accession Number, an exhibition that explores the prioritization and valuation of museum acquisitions. Opens Friday, March 17. (Through September 17)

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ArtBeat: What to See

Thursday, March 2nd, 2017

Opening

Renée Ridgway: Busycotypus canaliculatum @ Albany Institute of History and Art

Renée Ridgway: Busycotypus canaliculatum @ Albany Institute of History and Art

Wampum World: An Art Installation by Renée Ridgway @ Albany Institute of History and Art, Albany. This multimedia exhibition is an artist’s interpretation of the changing meaning of wampum from culture to culture and time period to time period. It combines video installations and the artist’s watercolors and collage works with objects that the artist has selected from the museum’s collection of Dutch colonial materials. No physical wampum is exhibited in this exhibition. Opens Saturday, March 4. (Through June 18)

Works by Elizabeth King (installation view) @ MASS MoCA

Works by Elizabeth King (installation view) @ MASS MoCA

Elizabeth King: Radical Small MASS MoCA, North Adams. A solo exhibition combining small sculptures and large videos, by Richmond, Virginia-based artist Elizabeth King. Opens Saturday, March 4.

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ArtBeat: What To See

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

Opening

Chloe Zerwick: A Sublime Situation @ Hudson Opera House

Chloe Zerwick: A Sublime Situation @ Hudson Opera House

Chloe Zerwick: Inside the Box @ Hudson Opera House, Hudson. An exhibition of assemblages by Chloe Zerwick. Artist’s reception: Saturday, February 25, 5-7pm. (Through March 26)

Nasty Women HV @ Instar Lodge

Nasty Women HV @ Instar Lodge

Nasty Women HV @ Instar Lodge, Germantown. An exhibition in response to the presidental inauguration, in conjunction with Nasty Women NYC. All proceeds will be donated to the Hudson Valley Planned Parenthood. Opening Friday, February 24, 7:30-9pm. (Through Saturday, February 25)

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ArtBeat: What To See

Thursday, February 16th, 2017

Opening

Alexandre Bougault: Title Unknown @ The Tang

Alexandre Bougault: Title Unknown @ The Tang

Inhabited Landscapes – Bougault’s Algeria @ The Tang, Saratoga Springs. An exhibition of panoramic photographs of northern Africa by Alexandre Bougault includes recently acquired works as well as research on them by independent curator Ana-Joel Falco´n-Weibe. (Through April 23)

Wave Field Synthesis Audio System Demonstration

Wave Field Synthesis Audio System Demonstration

Wave Field Synthesis Audio System Demonstration @ EMPAC, Troy. EMPAC music curator Argeo Ascani and audio engineers Todd Vos and Jeff Svatek will lead a series of introductory demonstrations using EMPAC’s new Wave Field Synthesis audio system. The 496-channel system is capable of very precise sound spatialization and is an emerging platform for electronic composition. Thursday, February 16 – Saturday, February 18.

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ArtBeat: What To See

Thursday, February 9th, 2017

Opening

Allen Blagden: Victoria Crowned Pigeons @ The Hyde Collection

Allen Blagden: Victoria Crowned Pigeons @ The Hyde Collection

Marking the Moment: The Art of Allen Blagden @ The Hyde Collection, Glens Falls. Allen Blagden is renowned for his paintings of birds, animals, and people, as well as the landscapes of New England and the Adirondacks; his contemporary realist painting style has often been compared to that of Winslow Homer and Andrew Wyeth. This career survey includes approximately 50 works and coincides with the publication of a new book on the painter by publisher David R. Godine. Opens Sunday, February 12. (Through April 16)

Prismatic Explorations @ LARAC

Prismatic Explorations @ LARAC

Prismatic Explorations @ LARAC, Glens Falls. Works by Jenny Hutchinson, Stephanie Serpick, Amanda Kralovic, William L. Doebele and Elisa Sheehan that explore the relationships between colors, with paint as the medium of choice. Opening reception: Friday, February 10, 5-8pm. (Through March 17)

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ArtBeat: Caroline Ramersdorfer @ Opalka Gallery [Get Visual]

Friday, February 3rd, 2017
Installation view of Gravity & Light at Sage Colleges' Opalka Gallery (photo provided by Opalka Gallery)

Installation view of “Gravity & Light” at Sage Colleges’ Opalka Gallery (photo provided by Opalka Gallery)

Review by David Brickman

A world-class sculptor is on view at Sage College of Albany’s Opalka Gallery – so please go see the wonderful retrospective solo show “Gravity & Light: Caroline Ramersdorfer Sculpture, 1985-2016.” It opened on December 2 and will be there through Sunday, March 5, so no excuses.

Ramersdorfer has great international credentials, both in her development and in the exposure of her art – yet, she is also local, having a home and studio in the Adirondacks town of Wells, which she shares with an equally prominent sculptor, John Van Alstine (see my brief review of their two-person show at Lake George Arts Project in 2014). A native of Austria, Ramersdorfer studied art in Paris and Florence and then learned marble carving in Carrara (where else?), and has produced commissioned work for permanent installations in places as fur-flung as China, Iran, Egypt and Abu Dhabi.

One extraordinary feature of this exhibition is its inclusion of numerous maquettes and sketches for some of Ramersdorfer’s major projects, and they are as skillfully crafted as their larger progeny, while also being charming in their tininess. The beautifully produced catalog of the exhibition features lavish illustrations of each foreign installation (plus one on the Sage campus in Albany), telling the story of these remarkable and ambitious creations.

Click to read the rest at Get Visual.

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