ArtBeat: What To See

October 19th, 2017, 10:00 am by Sara

Opening:

Jenny Sabin: Lumen @ Art Omi

Jenny Sabin: Lumen @ Art Omi

Lumen @ Art Omi, Ghent. An immersive, interactive installation by Jenny Sabin that evolves over the course of the day, with responsive textiles that display subtle color in sunlight and emit glowing light after sundown. Opening reception: Saturday, October 21, 1-3pm. (Through November 12)

Luis Molinari-Flores : Untitled II @ University Art Museum

Luis Molinari-Flores : Untitled II @ University Art Museum

When We Were Young: Rethinking Abstraction from the University at Albany Art Collections (1967-present) @ University Art Museum, Albany. An exhibition that shines a fresh light on late-Modernist abstraction as it relates to current trends in contemporary art; artists include Josef Albers, Max Bill, Jack Bosson, Chryssa, Gene Davis, Donald Judd, Ellsworth Kelly, Michael Kidner, Kim Lim, Luis Molinari-Flores, Henry Pearson and Peter Taylor among others. UAM 50th Anniversary and Homecoming Welcome Reception: Friday, October 20, 5-7pm. (Through December 16)

Photographs by Kristin V. Rehder @ Palmer Gallery

Photographs by Kristin V. Rehder @ Palmer Gallery

Where Hope Finds Home @ Palmer Gallery at Vassar College, Poughkeepsie. Kristin V. Rehder’s photographic portrait series documents more than 60 area refugees from 19 countries who have resettled in Pennsylvania’s Lancaster County. Opening reception: Thursday, October 19, 5-7pm. (Through November 2)

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ArtBeat: What To See

October 12th, 2017, 10:00 am by Sara

Opening:

Photographs by Eric Rhein @ BCB ART

Photographs by Eric Rhein @ BCB ART

360 Moons @ BCB Art, Hudson. Photography, sculpture and wire drawings by Eric Rhein, whose artwork embodies themes of love, sexuality and identity through his ever-evolving experience of HIV. Artist’s reception: October Saturday, 14, 6-8pm. (Through November 19)

Real and Surreal @ Good Purpose Gallery

Real and Surreal @ Good Purpose Gallery

Real and Surreal @ Good Purpose Gallery, Lee. The art of JD Logan and Dorothy Sabean. Opening reception: Friday, October 13, 4:30-6:30pm. (Through November 13)

Works by Steven Siegel @ Cynthia Reeves Gallery

Works by Steven Siegel @ Cynthia Reeves Gallery

35 Pieces @ Cynthia Reeves Gallery, North Adams. Steven Siegel’s site-based installation of mixed media panels with an accompanying film of the same title. Artist’s reception: Saturday, October 14, 5-7pm. (Through November 25)

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FEST: O+ Festival Comes to Kingston This Weekend

October 5th, 2017, 11:00 am by Greg

60 musical acts…
More than 20 painters, installation artists, muralists, performance artists…
Unlimited classes in yoga, meditation and dance…
Wellness EXPO+…
Family-friendly mural-to-mural bike ride…
Long-distance road and trail rides…
Literary SALO+N…
Kids activities…

It’s all packed in to one glorious weekend of art, music, wellness and community as the eighth annual O+ Festival takes place this weekend at a number of different locations throughout Kingston. It’s a unique festival of art, music and wellness, wherein artists barter their contributions directly for medical, dental and other health services from art-loving health care providers.

Singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Amanda Palmer, San Francisco-based rock band Deerhoof, songwriter/guitarist Steve Gunn of Brooklyn, new old-timey band Spirit Family Reunion, New York’s White Hills (psychedelic rock) and Baltimore rap artist Abdu Ali join Hudson Valley favorites The Mammals (Americana/folk), the Big Takeover (Jamaica-meets-Motown) and many more.

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ArtBeat: What To See

October 5th, 2017, 10:00 am by Sara

Opening:

Ultra Pro: Sculptures That Cook @ Art Omi, Ghent. An afternoon of sculpture, food, drink and live music at Art Omi, featuring handmade sculptures that bake, boil, pop, fry, grill, roast, steam or smoke food. Participating artists include Matt Bua, MaryAnne Davis, Dan Devine & Lawre Stone, Black Lake, Peter Kirkiles & Robert Wheeler, William Meyer, Deborah Masters, Jason Middlebrook, Tom Mcgill, Simone Kearney, Mark Wasserbach, Jason Wyckoff and Andrew Robinson. Saturday, October 7, 4pm.

Edward Hicks (Atributed): The Peaceable Kingdom with the Leopard of Serenity @ The Hyde Collection

Edward Hicks (Atributed): The Peaceable Kingdom with the Leopard of Serenity @ The Hyde Collection

A Shared Legacy: Folk Art in America @ The Hyde Collection, Glens Falls. More than sixty works made between 1800 and 1925 by regional artists who were either self-taught or had received minimal formal training. Opens Sunday, October 8. (Through December 31)

Works by Liz Glynn @ MASS MoCA

Works by Liz Glynn @ MASS MoCA

Liz Glynn: The Archaeology of Another Possible Future @ MASS MoCA, North Adams. Los Angeles-based Liz Glynn will present her largest and most ambitious project to date in Building 5, MASS MoCA’s largest gallery — a sprawling multi-sensory sculptural experience of sight, sensation, sound, and scent stretching nearly a football field in length. The exhibition expands Glynn’s interest in the rise and fall of empires, labor, and shifting cultural values, in order to speculate upon our uncertain future. Opens Saturday, October 7. (Through Labor Day 2018)

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ArtBeat: What To See

September 28th, 2017, 10:00 am by Sara

Opening:

Morgan Bulkeley: Beak Morphology @ Berkshire Museum

Morgan Bulkeley: Beak Morphology @ Berkshire Museum

Nature Culture Clash @ Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield. A solo exhibition of paintings and sculpture by Berkshire-based artist Morgan Bulkeley offers compelling scenarios where humans are pitted again nature, with nature holding the advantage. Opens Friday, September 29. Artist’s reception: Sunday, October 7, 5:30-7:30pm. (Through February 4)

Setsuko Winchester's Freedom From Fear/Yellow Bowl Project @ MCLA Gallery 51

Setsuko Winchester’s Freedom From Fear/Yellow Bowl Project @ MCLA Gallery 51

Freedom From Fear/Yellow Bowl Project @ MCLA Gallery 51, North Adams. Artist Setsuko Winchester carted 120 bright yellow ceramic tea bowls to the sites of the Japanese internment camps – yellow, to represent the “Yellow Peril” and tea bowls, to represent man’s humanity. Opening Reception: Thursday, September 28, 5-8pm. Artist’s talk: Thursday, October 12, 5pm. (Through November 19)

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ArtBeat: What To See

September 21st, 2017, 11:00 am by Sara

Opening:

Saturday, September 23 is the thirteen annual Museum Day Live!, an initiative in which participating museums across the United States emulate the spirit of the Smithsonian Institution’s Washington, D.C.-based facilities, which offer free admission every day. Local participants include The Hyde Collection, The Iroquois Indian Museum and The Arkell Museum and many more.

Photographs by Sol Hill @ Joyce Goldstein Gallery

Photographs by Sol Hill @ Joyce Goldstein Gallery

Sol Hill @ Joyce Goldstein Gallery, Chatham. The experimental photographic images of California artist Sol Hill explore how the literal can reveal unacknowledged realities, and encompass beautiful and provocative pictures from two of his recent series, Token Feminine and Sublime Noise. Opening reception: Saturday, September 23, 4-6pm. (Through October 21)

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ArtBeat: What To See

September 14th, 2017, 10:00 am by Sara

Opening:

Works by Andrew Dines, Kevin Cieplensky and Greg Cuda @ Saratoga Arts

Works by Andrew Dines, Kevin Cieplensky and Greg Cuda @ Saratoga Arts

Intangible Roots @ Saratoga Arts, Saratoga Springs. Works by Kevin Cieplensky, Greg Cuda and Andrew Dines,, based on architectural and geometric forms, that aim to examine the complicated relationships a culture has with the infrastructures it creates and leaves behind. Opening reception: Saturday, September 16, 6-8pm. (Through November 4)

Jonathan Kirk: Hammerhead @ The Teaching Gallery

Jonathan Kirk: Hammerhead @ The Teaching Gallery

Jonathan Kirk @ The Teaching Gallery, Troy. An exhibition of large‐scale sculptural models by Utica artist Jonathan Kirk. Artist’s talk: Thursday, September 14, 3-4pm. Opening reception: Thursday, September 14, 4-6pm. (Through October 14)

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ArtBeat: A Double Shot of Frankenthaler @ The Clark [Get Visual]

September 13th, 2017, 2:00 pm by Sara
Madame Butterfly 2000 - woodcut on three sheets of handmade paper

Madame Butterfly 2000 – woodcut on three sheets of handmade paper

Review by David Brickman

Labor Day doesn’t have to mean the end of summer, especially when two summer blockbuster-worthy exhibitions of work by the great Helen Frankenthaler are still on view for several weeks to come at the Clark Art Institute in Williamstown. Not ashamed to say, I am a big fan of Frankenthaler, so I went to these exhibitions with high expectations – and I was quite simply blown away.

As in Nature: Helen Frankenthaler Paintings, which features 12 major works on canvas, is on view through Monday, October 9 in the Lunder Center at Stone Hill, a transcendentally airy space that brings the woodsy surroundings into the galleries, making it the ideal setting for this selection. No Rules: Helen Frankenthaler Woodcuts, on view through Sunday, September 24, fills the Eugene V. Thaw Gallery for Works on Paper with 17 virtuosic prints, spanning the artist’s several decades of experimentation with the woodcut medium.

Both exhibitions take their titles from Frankenthaler quotes, and both quotes serve well to introduce the viewer to the essence of her thought processes in relation to making abstract art. The paintings can be understood as landscapes – or inspired by landscapes – but to me, that’s not important, except where that concept serves to help a viewer uncomfortable with the abstract to open up to it.

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