ArtBeat: What To See
The Housatonic Paper Trail @ Various locations Pittsfield
Julie Anne Mann @ Lake George Arts Project, Lake George
Robert Gullie @ Yates Gallery, Loudonville
The Jewel Thief @ The Tang Teaching Gallery, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs. Abstract art by over fifty contemporary artists from the Tang’s collection, including Kathy Butterly, Dorothy Dehner, Bill Komoski, Michael Lazarus, Charles Long, Allan McCollum, and Ann Pibal, alongside recent works by artists including Cheryl Donegan, Roy Dowell, Rico Gatson, Joanne Greenbaum, Liz Larner, Virgil Marti, Carrie Moyer, Richard Rezac, and John Torreano, among many others. Opens Saturday, 9/18. Artist reception 10/9 (Through February 27, 2011)
Nothing To Fear @ Nicole Fiacco Gallery, Hudson. A solo exhibition of recent work by noted paper artist Ken Polinskie (now residing in Claverack) featuring paintings created from paper pulp as well as ink and gouache drawings on artist-made paper in a mash-up of sources ranging from Audubon’s mammals to scenes from Tod Browning’s Dracula. Artist reception: Saturday, 9/18, 6-8pm. (Through October 16)
Priscilla Derven: SOA e SONA @ John Davis Gallery, Hudson. A solo exhibition of Priscilla Derven’s recent figurative paintings in the main gallery. Foon Sham’s Curve, a large wooden vessel form that allows people to enter inside in the sculpture garden behind the main building; an installation by John Ready; Ben La Rocca’s intuitive, geometric abstract paintings; colorful paintings, prints, plates and gouaches based on traditional ceramic images by Holly Hughes; and Deirdre Swords’ muscular, tactile abstract paintings. Reception with the artists: Saturday, 9/18, 6-8pm. (Through October 10)
Chris Duncan: Sculptures and Drawings @ HVCC Teaching Gallery, Troy. Chris Duncan’s sculpture and drawings investigate the human body through gesture, scale and process. Working in slate, bronze and plaster, gouache and acrylic, Duncan finds expressive qualities of surface in both art forms. Opens Thursday, 9/16. Artist talk: Thursday, 9/23, 3pm. Opening reception: Thursday, 9/23, 4-6pm. (Through October 23)
States of Matter: Lee Boroson and Kirsten Hassenfeld @ Esther Massry Gallery, College of Saint Rose, Albany. Large-scale installations and environments that fluctuate between nature, decoration and fine art, landscape and fictional nature. Opens Sunday, 9/19. Artist talk (7pm) and reception: 10/1, 5-7pm. (Through October 31)
The Byrdcliffe Artist in Residence Pollock–Krasner Fellows Exhibition @ Kleinert/James Arts Center, Woodstock. An exhibition featuring a selection of works from artists who were awarded Pollock–Krasner Foundation Fellowships during the 2009 and 2010 Byrdcliffe Summer Artist in Residence Programs. Opening reception: Sunday, 9/19, noon-2pm. (Through October 17)
Maggie Mailer: The Balloonists @ Ferrin Galery, North Adams. A solo show of new paintings. (through September 18).
Viewpoints @ LARAC’s Lapham Gallery, Glens Falls. Robert Hacunda, Anne Havel, John Kudukey, Judith Plotner, Dolores Thomson. (Through September 18)
Edward Avedisian: Retrospective @ Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson. A sampling of 50 years of this noted painter’s work, including his abstract paintings from the 1960’s, thick, poured and splattered abstract works of the 1970’s and 80’s and representational paintings that he made in Hudson during the last 20-25 years of his life. (Through September 19)
Cowgirls 3 @ Brik Gallery, Catskill. An eclectic all-woman group show featuring approximately 100 artists. (Through September 19)
Claiming Moments and The Spectator Place @ BCB Art, Hudson. New work by paintings by Frank Cressotti and Barbara Freidman. Also on view will be an exhibition of gallery artists including work by Jim Goss, Joy Taylor, Lucio Pozzi, Ed Smith, Kay Rosen, Ching Ho Cheng, Susan Fowler-Gallahger and others. (Through September 19)
Robert Mateo Diago: home-less bound-ness @ Kolok Gallery, North Adams. Installation and sculptures that raise questions and stimulate dialogue about homelessness, community, indifference and over-consumption. (Through September 20)
For The Birds @ Clement Gallery, Troy. Works by Spring Hofeldt, Banjie Nicholas, Randi Kish, Jon Gernon, Chris Murray. (Through September 23)
Fantastically Feminine: The Creative Spirit of Women @ Davey Jones Gallery, Albany. Photography, sculpture, mixed media, drawings and paintings by Terry Bat-Sonja, oneUnit, Dorothea Osborn and Natalie Paquette. (Through September 24)
Lights! Camera! Video! @ Upstate Artists Guild, Albany. Video works by Sarah Haze, Phil Keayes, Adam Furgang, Jason Cosco and Michael Weidrich. (Through September 24)
Saratoga Inside-Out @ Saratoga Arts. A large group show that explores unconventional notions of Saratoga.. (Through September 25)
Dan Mills: Meditations on Empire @ Mandeville Gallery, Union College, Schenectady. An exhibition addressing themes and imagery related to imperialism, cartography, landscape and hybrid composite portraits of U.S. leaders and cartoon characters. Closing reception and gallery talk with the artist Thursday, September 16, 5-7pm. (Through September 26).
Kim McLean, Lionel Gilbert & Harry Wilk @ Carrie Haddad Photographs, Hudson. (Through September 26)
Still Life: Stanley Bielen, Kim Denise & Lucy Kalian @ Harrison Gallery, Williamstown. (Through September 29).
The Big Picture @ The Chapel + Cultural Center. Expansive landscapes by David Brickman, Gail Kort, Barry Lobdell and Tom Nelson. (Through September 30)
Dudley Reed: Photographs of the work of Norman Hasselriis @ Rensselaerville Institute, Rensselaerville. (Through September 30).
Summer Annual Exhibition 2010 @ Art Omi, Ghent. New additions to The Fields Sculptural Park include Marker #3 by Mel Kendrick, It Up and Her Leaving by Robert Melee, Light Installation from The Estate of Simon Ungers, and Standard by Franz West.
Ransoming Mathew Brady: Re-Imagining the Civil War @ Albany Institute of History and Art, Albany. 25 recent paintings by John Ransom Philips inspired by the life of 19th-century photographer Mathew Brady and American poet Walt Whitman. (Through October 3)
Illustrious: The Art of the Book @ Eclipse Mill Gallery, North Adams. Illustrated books and graphic novels by artists, illustrators and authors based in Williamstown, Adams and North Adams. (Through October 3)
Milestones: Studies in Cyanotype @ Sow’s Ear Studio and Gallery, Schenectady. Photographic prints by Mary Paul. (Through October 8)
Juan Munoz @ The Sterling and Francine Clark Institute, Williamstown. Works by Spanish sculptor Juan Munoz on the themes of themes of absence, memory, and paradox. (Through October 17)
Rita Bernstein: Undertow @ Galerie BMG, Woodstock. Philadelphia-based photographer Rita Bernstein prints her intimate, dreamlike images by brushing silver emulsion on handmade paper. (Through October 18)
Works as Progress/Works in Progress: Drawing in 18th and 19th Century France @ Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown. Drawings as used as aids in the artistic process. (Through October 31)
William Steig: Love and Laughter @ Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge. An retrospective of works by the late William Steig, the man renowned for his comic art and best-selling illustrated books like “Sylvester and the Magic Pebble” and “Shrek” (yes, the inspiration for the billion-dollar movie franchise) Also included in the exhibit are sculptures and assemblages by Jeanne Steig, his wife of 35 years. (Through October 31)
True and Honest Before The World @ Hancock Shaker Village, Hancock. For this 50th anniversary exhibition, 30 celebrity curators including Ken Burns, Yo-Yo Ma, Michael Graves and Al Roker chose objects from Hancock’s permanent collection of art, furniture, tools and textiles that for them best illustrate the Shakers’ ideals and influence. (Through October 31)
Charles Prendergast: In Search of “Innocence” @ Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown. An exhibit featuring the artwork of Charles Prendergast, brother of American artist Maurice Prendergast, in the light of the medieval, Indian, folk, and “primitive” art that inspired his career. (Through November 28)
This Girl Bends: Art and Feminism Since 1960 @ Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown. A group exhibit that explores the connections between art and feminism through sculpture, video, photography, and prints spanning the past 50 years. Artists include Lynda Benglis, Patty Chang, Ed Kienholz, Glenn Ligon, Ana Mendieta, Niki de Saint-Phalle, Carolee Schneemann, Kiki Smith, Kerry Stewart and Nancy Spero. (Through December 12)
5+5: New Perspectives and The View From Here @ Storm King Arts Center, Mountainville. Storm King celebrates its 50th anniversary with two new exhibits. 5+5: New Perspectives features new or recent works five artists already in the Storm King collection (Alice Aycock, Chakaia Booker, Andy Goldsworthy, Mark di Suvero and Ursula von Rydingsvard) as well as five new artists (John Bisbee, Maria Elena González, Darrell Petit, Alyson Shotz and Stephen Talasnik) The site specific works will remain on view through 2010 and in many cases through 2011. Also opening is “The View From Here,” an exhibit in the Museum Building that documents Storm King’s history and evolution through archival documents, photographs and videos. (Through December, 2010)
Leonard Nimoy: Secret Selves @ MASS MoCA, North Adams. Large-scale photographs revealing his subjects’ hidden “secret selves.” (Through December 31, 2010)
The Imaged Word @ Albany International Airport Gallery, Albany. An exhibition of artwork that responds to the material qualities of books and the passages contained within them. Artists include Fern Apfel, Gabe Brown, Gayle Johnson, Paul Katz, Scott McCarney, Amy Podmore, Fawn Potash, William Ransom, Aaron T. Stephan, Robert The and Barbara Todd. (Through January 9, 2011)
Material World: Sculpture to Environment @ MASS MoCA, North Adams. Site specific installations using elements not typically thought of as artistic materials. Artists include Michael Beutler, Orly Genger, Tobias Putrih, Alyson Shotz, Dan Steinhilber, Wade Kavanaugh and Stephen B. Nguyen. (Through Feb. 27, 2011).
Petah Coyne: Everything That Rises Must Converge @ MASS MocA, North Adams. This sentence says it all: “Her innovative use of materials includes dead fish, mud, sticks, black sand, old car parts, wax, satin ribbons, artificial flowers and birds, birdcages, and most recently, taxidermy animals, Madonna statues, and horsehair.” ($6 | Free for members) (Through February, 2011)
In a Labyrinth: The Dance of Butoh @ The National Museum of Dance, Saratoga Springs. Photographer Michael Manheim’s exhibition of professional Butoh dancers – a dance genre stemming from post-war Japan. (Through March, 2011)
Suzanne Bocanegra: I Write the Songs and Paula Hayes: Understory @ The Tang Teaching Museum, Saratoga Springs. Helping to launch the Tang’s 10th anniversary year, Suzanne Bocanegra is exhibiting walls works, sound and video installations and a new work that combines live dance and recorded sound (through January 2, 2011). Paula Hayes has transformed the Tang’s Payne Room into an immersive environment brimming with life, including a forest of large silicone planters housing small trees, a series of her hand-blown grass terrariums and new custom-designed wallpaper and dinnerware. (Through April 17, 2011)
Jules Olitaki: An Inside View @ Opalka Gallery, Sage Colleges, Albany. A survey of prints spanning 1954-2006 by this well-known artist known more for his Color Field paintings. Less well-known are his smaller, more intimate prints in the media of woodcut, intaglio, silkscreen, lithograph, and monotype. Artist reception: October 1, 5-9pm. (Through May 2, 2011).