ArtBeat: What To See

December 21st, 2017, 9:30 am by Sara
Last Chance to See

Works by Sheila Gallagher @ September Gallery

Works by Sheila Gallagher @ September Gallery

Gone Here @ September Gallery, Hudson. Sheila Gallagher’s meditation on healing and haunting includes a shrine, videos, plastic paintings, lace drawings and 789 anatomical fragments. (Through December 23)

So It Would Seem @ The Arts Center

So It Would Seem @ The Arts Center

So It Would Seem @ The Arts Center of the Capital Region, Troy. Works by Laura Christensen, Steve Rein, Robert Guille and Anthony Pezzula. (Through December 27)

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ArtBeat: What To See

December 14th, 2017, 10:51 am by Sara

Opening:

The Members' Show @ Albany Center Gallery

The Members’ Show @ Albany Center Gallery

The Members’ Show @ Albany Center Gallery, Albany. Works by more than 150 local and regional artists. Opening reception: Friday, December 15, 5-8pm.

Michael Bufis: Dahlia @ Berkshire Botanical Garden

Michael Bufis: Dahlia @ Berkshire Botanical Garden

Exhbition by the Guild of Berkshire Artists @ Berkshire Botanical Garden, Stockbridge. More than 70 images of botanical art and landscapes, including photography, watercolors, giclée prints, oil on canvas and ceramics, will be on display representing 29 artists of the Guild. Gallery reception: Sunday, December 17, 2-5pm. (Through December 29)

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ArtBeat: Shows Seen and to Be Seen [Get Visual]

December 11th, 2017, 2:00 pm by Sara
 Luis Molinari Flores Unititled II 1971 screenprint

Luis Molinari Flores Unititled II 1971 screenprint

By David Brickman

I’m putting this one first, because it will be the first to end: When We Were Young, Rethinking Abstraction from the University at Albany Art Collection (1967-Present) lives up to its two-breath title by presenting a nice, beefy slice of strong, colorful work in various media (mostly prints). It will hang at UAlbany’s University Art Museum only through Saturday (December 16), so get there if you can.

I took the opportunity to glimpse the show after stopping there recently to hear New York City-based art critic and poet John Yau speak, but the show without Yau would also have been worth the trip. The works include world-famous names such as Josef Albers (a tasty folio screenprint in which ochre confronts gray), and locally famous artists such as Jenny Kemp (a gorgeous gouache that also features gray and yellow) as well as one great untitled print from 1979 by Garo Antreasian, an artist previously unknown to me and a very happy discovery.

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LIVE: “Seeing the Invisible” @ Skidmore College’s Tang Museum, 11/30/17

December 7th, 2017, 3:00 pm by Greg

Photographs by Glenn Kaplowitz

Always lovin’ the art/music mash-up…

Last week at Skidmore College’s Tang Museum in Saratoga Springs, celebrated composer, guitarist, singer and bandleader Howard Fishman led members of his ensemble in “Seeing the Invisible,” an evening of musical responses to the work of acclaimed photographers.

Fishman and company – Osei Essed, Dina Maccabee and James Harrison Monaco – selected photographs from The Tang’s vast collection, especially works relating to mid-20th-century New York City life. Among the selected works were photographs by Diane Arbus, Garry Winogrand and N. Jay Jaffee, as well as cityscapes by Joseph Pennell and Jessie Tarbox Beals; and portraits by Mike Disfarmer.

Fishman and his touring company are back in the spotlight at Skidmore again at 8pm tonight (Thursday, December 7), performing the multimedia theatrical meditation on the life and music of polymath Connie Converse. A Star Has Burnt My Eye, directed by Paul Lazar, will be performed at Skidmore’s JKB Theater through Saturday (December 9). Tickets are $18; seniors $12.

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ArtBeat: What To See

December 7th, 2017, 10:42 am by Sara

Opening:

Works by Filip Wolak @ Sohn Fine Art

Works by Filip Wolak @ Sohn Fine Art

White As Snow @ Sohn Fine Art Gallery, Lenox. A group exhibit featuring the work of John Atchley, Peggy Braun, John Clarke, Martin Greene, Eric Korenman, Cassandra Sohn and Filip Wolak. Reception: Saturday, December 9, 4-7pm. (Through January 29)

Works by John Lyon Paul @ Joyce Goldstein Gallery

Works by John Lyon Paul @ Joyce Goldstein Gallery

Light Fantastic @ Joyce Goldstein Gallery, Chatham. Paintings on glass by John Lyon Paul. Champagne reception: Saturday, December 9, 4-6:30pm. (Through January 16)

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ArtBeat: What To See

November 30th, 2017, 10:00 am by Sara

Opening:

Jessica Drenk: Regeneration @ Cynthia Reeves Gallery

Jessica Drenk: Regeneration @ Cynthia Reeves Gallery

Jessica Drenk: Regeneration @ Cynthia Reeves Gallery, North Adams. Sculptural and wall-based works by Jessica Drenk, who transforms commercial products, such as books, PVC pipe, and pencils, into organic forms that belie their material origins. The artist will be at the gallery December 2–7 to create a site-specific installation to complete the exhibition. Opening reception: Saturday, December 2, 5-7pm. (Through January 27)

Andres J. Acosta: Empiricism @ Limner Gallery

Andres J. Acosta: Empiricism @ Limner Gallery

Small Works @ Limner Gallery, Hudson. A holiday and small works show and sale featuring 77 works by 50 contemporary artists. Opening reception: Saturday, December 2, 4-6pm during the Hudson Winter Walk. (Through December 30)

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ArtBeat: What To See

November 24th, 2017, 10:00 am by Sara

Opening:

Works by Robert Gullie and David Austin @ Scarlet Seven Gallery

Works by Robert Gullie and David Austin @ Scarlet Seven Gallery

2017 Winter Salon @ Scarlet Seven Gallery, Troy. A large group show of over 250 pieces of art, priced under $500 – cash and carry. Opening reception: Friday, November 24, 6-9pm. (Through December 24)

The 99 Cents Affordable Art Show @ MCLA Gallery 51

The 99 Cents Affordable Art Show @ MCLA Gallery 51

The 99 Cents Affordable Art Show @ MCLA Gallery 51, North Adams. A show celebrating the artwork of local and regional artists, with all works priced between 99 cents and $99.99 and available to take home on the day of purchase. Opening reception: Thursday, November 30, 5-7pm. (Through December 29)

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The Bob Dylan-Martin Benjamin Connection

November 16th, 2017, 1:30 pm by Greg

Photograph by Martin Benjamin

It’s been a long time since Bob Dylan played Albany’s Palace Theatre. Oh, he’s played plenty of bigger Greater Nippertown venues in recent years – Tanglewood, SPAC, the Times Union Center and others – but on Friday evening (November 17) he’s returning to the considerably more intimate Palace Theatre.

Nippertown contributing photographer, Union College professor of visual arts and BIG Dylan fan Martin Benjamin was at the Palace back in April of 1980 when Dylan rolled into town for a two-night stand during his born-again Christian tour. Benjamin managed to smuggle in a camera and take a few surreptitious shots, including the one at the top of this story.

And that photo is now included in Dylan’s latest release, Trouble No More: The Bootleg Series Vol. 13, 1979-1981, which was released earlier this month in a variety of configurations, including a sprawling eight-CD set.

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