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ArtBeat: What To See

Thursday, February 11th, 2016

Free Admission Day @ Albany Institute of History & Art, Albany. Free admission on President’s Day, Monday, February 15, 10am-5pm.


Opening:

Anne Diggory: Shoreline Retrospective @ Kelly Adirondack Center

Anne Diggory: Shoreline Retrospective @ Kelly Adirondack Center

Anne Diggory: On Location in Keene Valley and Lake George @ Kelly Adirondack Center, Niskayuna. Works by Saratoga Springs-based painter Anne Diggory, known for her combination of expressive painting, accurate detail and Strong abstract structure. Opening reception and gallery talk: Thursday, February 11, 5:30pm. Meet the artist: Saturday, April 2, 2-4-pm. (Through May 6)

A Midwinter Night's Dream @ Good Purpose Gallery

A Midwinter Night’s Dream @ Good Purpose Gallery

A Midwinter Night’s Dream @ Good Purpose Gallery, Lee. A fine art photography exhibit featuring several of the Berkshires’ most sophisticated photographers, including works by John Clarke, Diane Firtell, John Townes, Michael McManmon, Karen Karlberg, Ben Wurmfeld, Rebecca Maaia, Susan Sabino and Denise Brazier Chandler. Opening reception: Friday, February 12, 5:30–7:30pm. (Through March 22)

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ArtBeat: What To See

Thursday, February 4th, 2016

Opening:

Work by Jackie Donnelly @ Spring Street Gallery

Work by Jackie Donnelly @ Spring Street Gallery


Darkness / Light @ Spring Street Gallery, Saratoga Springs. Nearly 100 artists are participating in this exhibition exhibition to raise funds and awareness for Code Blue Saratoga, which provides temporary unrestricted shelter to individuals who are homeless during periods of hazardous winter weather. Opening reception: Saturday, February 6, 6-8pm. (Through February 29)

Alfred Stieglitz: The Steerage @ The Tang

Alfred Stieglitz: The Steerage @ The Tang

Borrowed Light: Selections from the Jack Shear Collection @ The Tang, Saratoga Springs. An exhibition celebrating the major gift of over 500 photographs donated to the Tang by photographer, curator and collector Jack Shear and presenting a visual history of photography from its inception in the 1840s to the present day. Opens Saturday, February 6. (Through August 14)

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FREE: Clark Art Institute’s “Word Up Family Day” on Sunday [Berkshire on Stage]

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016
Harris MacDonald will tell his story as an artist and the evolution of his musical style which incorporates rap, blues and dark pop.

Harris MacDonald will tell his story as an artist and the evolution of his musical style which incorporates hip-hop, blues and dark pop.

Unconventional, innovative storytelling — whether verbal, visual, digital or musical — is the theme of “Word Up Family Day” at the Clark Art Institute in Williamstown from 1-4pm on Sunday (February 7). All activities are free. And as part of the Clark’s First Sunday Free program, admission to the galleries is free all day as well.

“Word Up Family Day” is a celebration of the artists’ books in the exhibition An Eye for Excellence: Twenty Years of Collecting, explained Ronna Tulgan Ostheimer, director of adult, school and community programs at the Clark. “The library has an incredible collection of these rare works, and it’s exciting to see such unusual, contemporary work in the main galleries,” she said.

Click to read the rest at Berkshire on Stage.

ArtBeat: What to See

Friday, January 29th, 2016

MASS MoCA Free Day 2016 @ MASS MoCA, North Adams. MASS MoCA’s annual day of free admission includes art-making, gallery tours, pop-up performances and more. Saturday Jan. 30, 11am-7pm.


Opening:

What Does #BlackLivesMatter Mean to You? @ MCLA Gallery 51

What Does #BlackLivesMatter Mean to You? @ MCLA Gallery 51

What Does #BlackLivesMatter Mean to You? @ MCLA Gallery 51, North Adams. A juried group exhibition that examines how art can ignite conversation between artist and viewer, viewer and viewer and viewer and self. Opening reception: Monday, February 1, 5-7pm. (Through February 28)

Works by Fabrice Monteiro @ Williams College Museum of Art

Works by Fabrice Monteiro @ Williams College Museum of Art

African Art Against the State @ Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown. An exibition examining the history of activism, intervention and resistance that has characterized a great deal of African art-making from prehistory to the present, including works by Lalla Essaydi, David Goldblatt, Fathi Hassan, Fabrice Monteiro, Zwelethu Mthethwa, Zanele Muholi and Yinka Shonibare as well as sculptures by the Yoruba People and masks by the Igbo People. Opens Friday, January 29. Opening reception: Tuesday, February 2, 4pm. (Through August 28)

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ArtBeat: “Photography” @ Carrie Haddad… and Other Hudson Galleries [Get Visual]

Wednesday, January 27th, 2016
Kahn & Selesnick, Oak-Man Falls 2015, archival inkjet print

Kahn & Selesnick, Oak-Man Falls 2015, archival inkjet print

Review by David Brickman

I drove over to Hudson last Sunday to meet a friend for a pizza at Baba Louie’s (it was delicious) and check out the Photography show at Carrie Haddad Gallery. Haddad typically focuses on painting, but her gallery (the longest-standing in Hudson at 25 years old) has always shown photography as well, and this seemed like the perfect opportunity to enjoy a contemporary showcase for the medium.

We were not disappointed, as the exhibition featured a wide array of traditional and postmodern styles, ranging from Jerry Freedner’s bucolic Catskills landscapes to Newbold Bohemia’s tacky domestic dramas and Gail Peachin’s clever, tiny cutouts.

The show includes 12 artists but gives the lion’s share of space to the duo Kahn & Selesnick, whose elaborately detailed fantasies have evolved from neo-antique sepia prints to richly colored inkjets. Just a few of K&S’s new works are monochrome, and those work very well, but here we see mostly color among the 20 images presented and, frankly, it is a bit distracting. That’s because the pictures still evoke timelessness, yet the coloration in most of the prints is noticeably 21st-century.

Click to read the rest at Get Visual

ArtBeat: Gregory Crewdson’s “Cathedral of the Pines”

Tuesday, January 26th, 2016

Watch this on The Scene.

“Cathedral of the Pines” – an exhibition of 31 works by the acclaimed Berkshires photographer Gregory Crewdson – will open at the Gagosian Gallery at 522 West 21st Street in Manhattan on Thursday (January 28). The exhibit will remain on view through Saturday, March 5.

ALSO SEE:
ArtBeat: Gregory Crewdson @ The Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge 3/27/10

ArtBeat: “Folk Modern” @ Albany International Airport Gallery [Get Visual]

Friday, January 22nd, 2016
Installation of found-object assemblages by Jack Metzger, 2006-2015 (photo: Arthur Evans)

Installation of found-object assemblages by Jack Metzger, 2006-2015 (photo: Arthur Evans)

Review by David Brickman

The creative process can be deceptively simple, but I find exposure to it is almost always uplifting. There’s a delight in seeing how a person, whatever their flaws, can draw from within themselves the strength, imagination, and skill to produce something new and wonderful to behold.

Folk Modern, the current exhibition at Albany International Airport Gallery (on view through Sunday, May 8), explores how eight regional makers (perhaps a better word in this case than “artists”) have delved into that creative impulse and, as such, is a celebration of it. Emblematic of the special qualities of this process is the work of Jack Metzger (pictured at the top of this post), a shop owner who seems to just really like to collect odd, old stuff and mess around with it. His installation in the show reveals a discerning eye, a sense of wit and a reverence for the integrity of a good, mysterious object. It’s also great fun.

The mounted text that introduces the show makes the point that “the wall between folk and fine art has been crumbling for some time, and inhabitants of both sides have been finding much common ground.” Indeed, one would honestly have to admit that, without peeking first at a resume, there’s no way to tell which of these people is on which side of that fading divide.

Click to read the rest at Get Visual.

ArtBeat: What to See

Thursday, January 21st, 2016

Opening:

Benedict J. Fernandez: Dr. Benjamin Spock, Dr. Martin Luther King and Monsignor Rice of Pittsburgh  march in the Solidarity Day Parade at the United National Building, April 15, 1967 @ The Hyde Collection

Benedict J. Fernandez: Dr. Benjamin Spock, Dr. Martin Luther King and Monsignor Rice of Pittsburgh march in the Solidarity Day Parade at the United National Building, April 15, 1967 @ The Hyde Collection

60 from the 60s: Selections from the George Eastman Museum @ The Hyde Collection, Glens Falls. An examination of the culture of the 1960’s, with 60 prints by 10 of the most significant photographers of that decade, including Harry Callahan, Benedict J. Fernandez, Hollis Frampton, Betty Hahn, Robert Heinecken, Mary Ellen Mark, Roger Mertin, Arnold Newman, Aaron Siskind and Garry Winogrand. Opens January 24. (Through April 3)

John Knecht: The Alter Room @ Esther Massry Gallery

John Knecht: The Alter Room @ Esther Massry Gallery

Animating Destiny: Electric Paintings and Other Works by John Knecht @ Esther Massry Gallery, Albany. Works by experimental/avant garde film and video artist John Knecht, including a new body of video works that feature multiple channel videos, paintings and works on paper. Opens Sunday, January 24. Artist’s reception: Friday, January 29, 5-7pm. (Through February 28)

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