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ArtBeat: What To See

Thursday, March 5th, 2015

Opening:

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. Opening reception: Saturday, March 7, 4-6pm. (Through April 10)

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. Opens Friday, March 6. (Through April 9)

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ArtBeat: What To See

Thursday, February 26th, 2015

Opening:

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. Reception: Friday, March 6, 6-8pm. (Through April 19)

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. Opening reception: Saturday, February 28, 11am-5pm. (Through March 29)

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Upstate Artists Guild Gala @ Normanside Country Club on Saturday

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015

Just three years ago, the Upstate Artists Guild was facing bankruptcy and possible eviction from its storefront gallery exhibition space on Lark Street in Albany. But thanks to lots of hard work by the all-volunteer staff and a series of fundraisers, the doors are still open.

“The Upstate Artists Guild is a not-for-profit volunteer organization, open to all, which promotes the appreciation, practice, and enjoyment of art,” the organization states on its website. “Our mission is to promote art education and artistic endeavors throughout the community; to maintain a space in which to meet for the purpose of exhibitions, lectures, and instruction; and to work with the community to stimulate an interest in the arts.”

The fundraising efforts continue on Saturday (February 28) with the fourth annual Upstate Artists Guild Gala from 6-10pm at the Normanside Country Club in Delmar, with a Champagne Preview from 5-6pm. And it all sounds like a rockin’ good time.

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ArtBeat: What To See

Thursday, February 19th, 2015

Opening:

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. Opening reception: February 20, 5-7pm. (Through April 6)

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. Opening reception: Saturday, February 21, 5-8pm. (Through March 29)

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ArtBeat: What To See

Thursday, February 12th, 2015

Opening:

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. Opens Saturday, February 14. (Through May 31)

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. Opens Tuesday, February 17. Artists’ reception: Tuesday, March 10, 5-7pm. Lecture by exhibiting artist Anna Craycroft: Tuesday, February 25, 7pm. (Through April 4)

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ArtBeat: What To See

Thursday, February 5th, 2015

Opening:

Take Shape @ Albany Center Gallery

Take Shape @ Albany Center Gallery

Take Shape @ Albany Center Gallery, Albany. An exhibit that focuses on pattern, texture, color and movement, featuring Amanda Michael Harris, Sara Pruiksma, Terry Slade and Wendy Ide Williams. Opening reception: Friday, Feburary 6, 5-8pm (First Friday) (Through March 6)

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)

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ArtBeat: Mike Glier at Opalka Gallery [Get Visual]

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015
An image by Mike Glier

An image by Mike Glier

Review by David Brickman

The title of the current show at Sage College of Albany’s Opalka Gallerymeander, because you can’t see much while marching – could simply express a philosophy, but I feel it also aims to serve as a sort of explanation. This 35-year survey of Mike Glier – extended till Sunday (February 8) – features several rather disparate bodies of work – the titular meandering – each of which displays technical mastery, intellectual rigor, and engaged passion. Glier paints, brilliantly. Glier draws, with consummate ease. Glier conceptualizes, deeply and effectively.

But there remains the sticky problem of Glier’s diversity, and it can’t be overlooked. We want our artists clearly recognizable – the market dictates this, and people’s overworked minds and hearts demand it. How then do we view an artist who refuses to present a unified vision, who is – inconstant?

Click to read the rest at Get Visual.

ArtBeat: What to See

Thursday, January 29th, 2015

Opening:

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. Opening reception and lecture by contributing artist Joyce Kozloff: Friday, January 30, 5:30pm. (Through March 29)

Interventions II @ Isidro Blasco's house

Interventions II @ Isidro Blasco’s house in Hudson

Interventions II @ 257 State Street (Facebook Link), Hudson. Having purchased a home in Hudson last November, Isidro Blasco has invited 14 artists to apply their ideas to this structure before he begins the renovation. Artists: Beth Campbell, Clare Churchouse, Andrew duPont, Max Goldfarb, Laetitia Hussain, Mala Iqbal, Laura King, Tom Kotik, Jaime Munarriz, Iván Navarro, Ruby Palmer, Karina Skvirsky, Grace Sullivan and Dannielle Tegeder. Reception: Saturday, January 31, 1pm. (Through February 1)

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