Posts Tagged ‘The Tang Teaching Museum’

Nicholas Krushenick @ Skidmore College’s Tang Museum [Get Visual]

Friday, April 10th, 2015
Installation view featuring the painting titled Electric Soup at left.

Installation view featuring the painting titled “Electric Soup” at left

Review by David Brickman

It was 1979: Punk rock was at its peak, rents in SoHo were still cheap, and Nick Krushenick was nearly a forgotten man. My college painting class was on a field trip to New York City, where a visit to Krushenick’s studio had been arranged. The artist showed little enthusiasm, reluctantly pulling a few paintings from a leaning stack, far less interested in talking about his work than he was in bragging about his son’s band, which had just cut their first record.

Flash forward to 2015, and the late Krushenick is now the subject of a solo show at Skidmore College’s Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, such a rarity that the 20 major pieces it has brought together represent the biggest collection of his work ever seen publicly. Nicholas Krushenick: Electric Soup, on view through Sunday, August 16, is a brash, bold exhibition that spans over 30 years of output with pristine, large-scale acrylics that appear so fresh they just about jump right off the wall.

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Real Good for Free: Upbeat On the Roof @ Tang Museum

Wednesday, May 16th, 2012
Railbird's Sarah Pedinotti

Railbird's Sarah Pedinotti (photo by Timothy Reidy)

The Upbeat On the Roof concert series is coming back at Skidmore College’s Tang Museum for its 12th summer season with a diverse and impressive line-up of homegrown Nippertown talent… and a few others.

As the series name indicates, the concerts take place outdoors on the rooftop of the Tang Museum in Saratoga Springs at 7pm on Fridays. In the case of inclement weather, the concerts will be held inside the museum.

Here’s the schedule of shows for the 2012 Upbeat On the Roof series:

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ArtBeat: Kiki Smith and Whiting Tennis @ The Tang [Get Visual]

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011
Kiki Smith: I Myself Have Seen It @ The Tang Teaching Museum

By David Brickman

Two artists of both shared and contrasting sensibilities are presented in solo shows at Skidmore College’s Tang Teaching Museum through the end of the year. Kiki Smith is by far the more famous and influential of the two; her show did not originate at the Tang, having been brought in from the Henry Art Gallery at the University of Washington in Seattle. Whiting Tennis, who hails from Seattle himself, is the subject of a Tang “Opener,” whereby the museum’s curators make a point of introducing an artist not previously broadly exposed in this area. So we have the known and the unknown side by side; the Seattle connection may be intended or not.

I Myself Have Seen It: Photography and Kiki Smith includes a very great number of photographs, but it also features sculptures, drawings, prints and mixed media, all of which are what the artist is widely known for producing. She is considered a feminist, in that her work runs counter to male-dominated viewpoints regarding the female body in art, and she is clearly very much of her time – a child of the ’60s and ’70s, wild and undisciplined in many ways.

The installation of I Myself Have Seen It is highly structured, however (see view at the top of this post), prominently featuring a narrow ledge at the bottom edge of the gallery’s walls that supports an array of countless 4×6-inch color prints in minimal plastic box-frames, running like a subtitled narrative below the entire text of the exhibition. On the walls are many larger, properly framed photographs, as well as the other works, in great big groups and sequences.

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LIVE: Sonny & Perley @ Skidmore College’s Tang Museum, 7/1/11

Friday, July 8th, 2011
Sonny Daye, Charlie Tokarz and Perley Rousseau

Sonny Daye, Charlie Tokarz and Perley Rousseau

For more than a decade now, the Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College has been presenting a wonderful Friday evening concert series throughout July and August.

It’s called UpBeat on The Roof, and for good reason – the concerts take place outdoors on the roof of the museum. The series has showcased all styles of music ranging from the exquisite folk of the Nancy Walker Trio to the contemplative jazz of the exceptional Brian Patneaude Quartet.

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