ArtBeat: What To See

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Opening:

Gordon Parks: Gang Member with Brick, Harlem, New York @ Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center
Gordon Parks: Gang Member with Brick, Harlem, New York @ Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center
Gordon Parks: The Making of an Argument @ Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Poughkeepsie. An exhibition focusing on Gordon Parks’ 1948 photo essay in Life magazine covering Harlem’s gang wars, featuring 45 prints alongside contact sheets, issues of the original publication and related ephemera that both contextualize the images chosen for the story and suggest the ways in which the editorial process shapes the narrative arc. Reception and lecture by curator Russell Lord: Friday, October 2, 5:30pm. (Through December 13)

George Guarino: Scripted Day @ Spectrum Theatre Lobby
George Guarino: Scripted Day @ Spectrum Theatre Lobby
Mouthful of Memory @ Spectrum 8 Theatres Art-Space, Albany. New digital collage works by George Guarino leave the construction of memory to the viewer. Opens Friday, October 2. (Through November 9)

Elizabeth Zunon: I Can Hear That Whistle Blow @ Saratoga Arts
Elizabeth Zunon: I Can Hear That Whistle Blow @ Saratoga Arts
Many Rivers: Black Dimensions in Art @ Saratoga Arts, Saratoga Springs. A showcase of established and emerging artists from the USA, Europe, Africa, and the Caribbean, with works by Marcus Kwame Anderson, Betty Blayton, Aleathia Brown, Stanwyck Cromwell, Avel de Knight, Francelise Dawkins, Mikel Elam, Herbert Gentry, Daesha Devón Harris, Robert Charles Hudson, Femi Johnson, Hollis King, Jacqueline Lake-Sample, Eugene J. Martin, Carlton Murrell, Clifford Oliver, Andre Rochester, Stephen J. Tyson, Takeyce Walter, Frank Wimberley and Elizabeth Zunon. Opening reception: Saturday, October 3, 6-8pm. Discussion with the curators: Saturday, October 3, 5:30pm. (Through November 7)

Steven Minchin: Nine Black  @ Lark Street BID
Steven Minchin: Nine Black @ Lark Street BID

Nine Black: Notions on Decor @ Lark Street BID, Albany. New works by Steven Minchin, created from Marshall’s clearance shelf, repurpose and reclaim the decorative arts. Opening reception: Friday, October 2 (1st Friday Albany), 5-9pm. (Through October 31)

Works by Brian Tolle (top) and Oded Hirsch @ University Art Museum
Works by Brian Tolle (top) and Oded Hirsch @ University Art Museum
Bordering Utopia: Sculptures by Brian Tolle and Oded Hirsch: Three Videos @ University Art Museum, Albany. Featuring highly-crafted sculptures that combine detailed historical research with the latest techniques of production, Brian Tolle’s work explores America’s utopian quests from colonial times through the postwar era. Oded Hirsch’s videos feature a group of workers, cast against form formidable landscapes, who perform strenuous tasks across sea and land with anti-climatic results. Opens Tuesday, October 6. Artists’ reception: Friday, October 9, 5-7pm. (Through December 12)

Audrey Flack: Heroines @ The Hyde Collection
Audrey Flack: Heroines @ The Hyde Collection
Audrey Flack: Heroines @ The Hyde Collection, Glens Falls. This exhibition features the contemporary artist Audrey Flack, a pioneer in photorealism and a nationally recognized painter, printmaker and sculptor. The subjects of the drawings and prints on view highlight women neglected or demonized by history. (Through January 3)

Also Noted

CCCA Artswalk @ The City of Hudson. Hudson becomes a huge, outdoor gallery with Windows on Warren, plus a show of over 100 artists at the Pocketbook Factory, readings by some of the region’s most noted authors, live music and dance, children’s activities and more. (Through October 12)

Realism VS Abstraction @ Lapham Gallery, Glens Falls. A juried exhibition that asked artists to create works that depict and define realism and/or abstraction. Opening reception: Friday, October 2, 5-7pm. (Through October 30)


Last Chance To See:

Works by Bettina Speckner @ Sienna Patti Contemporary
Works by Bettina Speckner @ Sienna Patti Contemporary
Things of This World Keeping Their Difficult Balance @ Sienna Patti Contemporary, Lenox. A solo exhibition of work by Bettina Speckner, whose jewelry creations based on tintypes examine the balance between the subjective and the objective, harnessing the inherent “historical” quality of found photographs to elicit a new experience of time. (Through October 4)

George Inness: Twilight @ Williams College Museum of Art
George Inness: Twilight @ Williams College Museum of Art
Three Centuries of American Art @ Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown. Familiar favorites along with artwork new to WCMA’s collection provide a panoply of American creativity. Edward Hopper’s Morning in a City, back on view after its international tour, joins a colorful geometric gouache painting by Stuart Davis. Portrait paintings by John Smibert and Thomas Eakins coalesce with sculpture, decorative arts, and beloved works by Maurice Prendergast. Curator tour: Tuesday, February 24, 12noon. (Through October 4)

Richard Segalman: Simi Stone in White @ Inky Editions
Richard Segalman: Simi Stone in White @ Inky Editions
Richard Segalman: Recent Monotypes @ Inky Editions, Hudson. This inaugural exhibition at the recently-opened makerspace features 40 monotype prints from the past two decades. (Through October 4)

The Now Forever @ Basilica Hudson
The Now Forever @ Basilica Hudson
The Now Forever @ Basilca Hudson, Hudson. This group exhibition brings together thirteen artists whose work looks towards the new and progresses into the future. Curators’ discussion: Sunday, September 27, 6-8pm. (Through October 4)

Daniel Mosher Long: In Place of Memory @ Davis Orton Gallery
Daniel Mosher Long: In Place of Memory @ Davis Orton Gallery
The Constructed Image @ Davis Orton Gallery, Hudson. Solo exhibitions by Rebecca Clark and Daniel Mosher Long; also on display are portfolio showcases by Bridget Murphy Milligan and Neil C. Jones. (Through October 4)

Thomas Huber: Merge @ Matteawan Gallery
Thomas Huber: Merge @ Matteawan Gallery
Merge @ Matteawan Gallery, Beacon. Paintings and collages by Thomas Huber. (Through October 4)

John Atchley: Quarry Hill #1 @ Sohn Fine Art
John Atchley: Quarry Hill #1 @ Sohn Fine Art
abstrakt @ Sohn Fine Art Gallery, Lenox. Works by John Atchley, Peggy Braun, Denise B. Chandler, Seth Resnick and Cassandra Sohn. (Through October 4)

Elana Goren: Sheep @ Theo Ganz Gallery
Elana Goren: Sheep @ Theo Ganz Gallery
Prints and Drawings @ Theo Ganz Studio, Beacon. Works by Elana Goren, Kirsten Kucer and Jackie Skrzynski. (Through October 4)

Works by David Dew Bruner @ Carrie Haddad Gallery
Works by David Dew Bruner @ Carrie Haddad Gallery
strong>Paper @ Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson. A group exhibition of paper from artists of the region: Ellen Nieves, Louise LaPlante, Melinda McDaniel, Anne Francey, Edward Avedisian, David Dew Bruner, Matthew Hopkins, William Bond Walker, Mark Beard, Gabriel de la Portilla and James Meyer. (Through October 4)


Continuing:

Works by Christy Rupp @ BCB AR
Works by Christy Rupp @ BCB ART
Carbon, Mostly @ BCB ART, Hudson. New work by Christy Rupp. Also on view: work by John Foxx, Michael Lindsay-Hogg, Lynn Itzokwitz, Musho Rodney Alan Greenblat, Richard Butler, Gmily Gui and others. (Through October 11)

Daisy Craddock: Copper Beeches @ John Davis Gallery
Daisy Craddock: Copper Beeches @ John Davis Gallery

Daisy Craddock: Four Decades @ John Davis Gallery, Hudson. Landscape paintings by Daisy Craddock Also on display: Sculpture by Renee Iacone, paintings, drawings and sculpture by Jenny Snider, paintings by Larry Brown and ceramics by Bruce Gagnier.(Through October 11)

Side by Side @ The Shaker Museum
Side by Side @ The Shaker Museum
Side by Side; Shaker and Modern Design @ The Shaker Museum, New Lebanon. An exhibition examining the idea of modernism and its connection to ideals of utopian social reform through the lens of Shaker and modern furnishings, with works by iconic designers such as Jens Risom, Børge Mogensen, George Nakashima and Wharton Esherick shown alongside Shaker works from the nineteenth century. (Through October 12)

Roberto Lugo: We Are All Kings @ Ferrin Contemporary
Roberto Lugo: We Are All Kings @ Ferrin Contemporary

Ghetto Garniture: Wu Tang Worcester @ Ferrin Contemporary, North Adams. Roberto Lugo’s ceramic works explore eclecticism and culture by juxtaposing street graffiti, European decorative patterning and rich symbolism drawn from his Puerto Rican heritage. (Through October 12)

Martha Rosler: Bathroom Surveillance or Vanity Eye @ The Tang Teaching Museum
Martha Rosler: Bathroom Surveillance or Vanity Eye @ The Tang Teaching Museum
Dismantling The House @ The Tang Teaching Museum, Saratoga Springs. A selection of work by female artists who adopt unconventional approaches to medium, genre and other art historical categories to destabilize traditional notions of painting, craft and pop culture. (Through October 18)

Jim Gaylord: Mermaid with Cowboy Boots @ Jeff Bailey Gallery
Jim Gaylord: Mermaid with Cowboy Boots @ Jeff Bailey Gallery
Eat A Peach @ Jeff Bailey Gallery, Hudson. Paintings, works on paper and sculpture, linked by saturated color, textured surfaces and replication of forms, by Jim Gaylord, Douglas Melini, Loie Hollowell and Carl D’Alvia. (Through October 18)

Ann Larson: Sunrise @ The Laffer Gallery
Ann Larson: Sunrise @ The Laffer Gallery
A Delicate Balance @ The Laffer Gallery, Schuylerville. A group exhibition, inspired by the natural environment, featuring Ann Larsen, James Sankowski, Mark Tougias and George Van Hook. (Through October 18)

Photographs by B. Docktor @ Spencertown Academy Gallery
Photographs by B. Docktor @ Spencertown Academy Gallery
Spaces & Moments @ Spencertown Academy Gallery, Spencertown. Photographs by Marcia Powdermaker and B. Docktor. (Through October 18)

PHOTOgraphy 2015 @ Red Hook Community Arts Network
PHOTOgraphy 2015 @ Red Hook Community Arts Network
PHOTOgraphy 2015 @ Red Hook Community Arts Network, Red Hook. The 4th annual juried photography show, featuring works by Jane Dougall, Ken Dreyfack, Yoram Gelman, Tom Hackett, Andrew Halpern, Jen Kiaba, Graeme Leaf, Robert Lipgar, Dan McCormack, Tatiana Orlova, Abigail Rappaport, Ann N. Rigley, Laurie Feldman Shorkey, Bill Urbin and Isabel Vazquez. (Through October 18)

New York Landscape Show @ Tivoli Artists Gallery
New York Landscape Show @ Tivoli Artists Gallery
New York Landscape Show @ Tivoli Artists Gallery, Tivoli. A large group show celebrating the tradition of Hudson Valley landscape painting and natural beauty of New York. (Through October 18)

Works by Tom Nicol @ The Teaching Gallery
Works by Tom Nicol @ The Teaching Gallery
With Which: Works by Tom Nicol @ The Teaching Gallery, Troy. Minimally spare paintings and drawings by this Columbia County artist. (Through October 24)

Works by Eric Egas @ Albany Institute of History and Art
Works by Eric Egas @ Albany Institute of History and Art
Seeing Double: The Anaglyphs of Eric Egas @ Albany Institute of History and Art, Albany. Evoking imaginary worlds between dream and memory, these three-dimensional stereoscopic images trick the eye into seeing depth with the aid of 3D glasses. (Through October 25)

Works by Maggie Nowinski @ MCLA Gallery 51
Works by Maggie Nowinski @ MCLA Gallery 51
eat me alive so that I may see you from the inside @ MCLA Gallery 51, North Adams. A collaborative exhibit exploring re-imagined biology and speculative fictions between artists Maggie Nowinski, Alicia Renadette and Torsten Zenas Burns. (Through October 25)

Paintings by Robert Moylan @ Clement Art Gallery
Paintings by Robert Moylan @ Clement Art Gallery
Robert Moylan @ Clement Gallery, Troy. An exhibition of paintings by the master gouache painter. (Through October 28)

Works by Abraham Ferraro @ Courthouse Gallery
Works by Abraham Ferraro @ Courthouse Gallery
Which Way @ Courthouse Gallery, Lake George. A gallery installation by Abraham Ferraro, who began this series of colorful, mailable sculptures made from packing materials and shipping labels in 2011. Since then the series has grown to over 100 pieces of sculpture, which are exhibited together as an installation. Each time the installation is shown, new pieces are added and mailed to the exhibition venue. (Through October 30)

Works by Jon Brooks @ Hancock Shaker Village
Works by Jon Brooks @ Hancock Shaker Village
Modern Wings & Shaker Roots @ Hancock Shaker Village, Pittsfield. Contemporary artists Jon Brooks, Fritz Horstman, Christina LaSala and Dennis Maher explore the Shaker aesthetic in this exhibition of large-scale sculpture installed across the museum campus. (Through November 1)

Lily Prince: Here, There and Everywhere 18 @ Thompson Giroux Gallery
Lily Prince: Here, There and Everywhere 18 @ Thompson Giroux Gallery
Visions and Voices @ Thompson Giroux Gallery, Chatham. Works by Irving Kriesberg, Lily Prince, D. Jack Solomon and Robin Whiteman. (Through November 1)

Works by Michael Boroniec @ Berkshire Museum
Works by Michael Boroniec @ Berkshire Museum
Michael Boroniec @ Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield. A solo exhibition of complex ceramics, including the sculptor’s signature spiral vases and work from his series built on casts of human skulls. (Through November 22)

Ion Codrescu: Wind Gusting...Louisa Howerow  @ Mandeville Gallery
Ion Codrescu: Wind Gusting…Louisa Howerow @ Mandeville Gallery
Ion Codrescu: Haiga Painting @ Mandeviklle Gallery, Schenectady. An exhibition, held in conjunction with Haiku North America, of Ion Codrescu’s haiga paintings, is a unique genre of art that combines painting, poetry (haiku), and calligraphy. Artist talk and reception: Thursday, October 15, 5-6:30pm. (Through November 29)

Art and Aesthetics in Video Game Design @ Opalka Gallery
Art and Aesthetics in Video Game Design @ Opalka Gallery
From Concept to Console: Art and Aesthetics in Video Game Design @ Opalka Gallery, Albany. An exhibit focusing on the artist’s inspiration and process from early concept art to final in-game imagery, including works by the creators of Machinarium, Botanicula, Skylanders: SWAP Force, The Dream Machine, The Unfinished Swan, Transistor and Tengami. Panel discussion: Women in Games: Sunday, October 27, 3pm. (Through December 13)

John Hartranft
John Hartranft, Class of 1853, seated at center, earned a Medal of Honor as commander of the 4th Pennsylvania Volunteers. He also played a key role after the assassination of Lincoln.
Profound and Poignant @ Dyson Gallery, Schenectady. An exhibit that examines the lives of Union alumni and others from the College who were key witnesses and makers of history in the Civil War era, including two secretaries of state, military leaders, Medal of Honor recipients and the man who failed to prevent Lincoln’s assassination. (Through December 31)

A Transitional Interpretation: American Roots Music by Five Photographers @ The Folklife Gallery
A Transitional Interpretation: American Roots Music by Five Photographers @ The Folklife Gallery
Transitional Interpretation: American Roots Music By Five Photographers @ The Folklife Gallery, Guest curator and photographer Andrzej Pilarczyk, along with four of his colleagues (Joseph Deuel, Enid Farber, Bryan Lasky and Lawrence White), provides a look at an insider’s view of the dramatic worlds of live music performance. (Through December 31)

Clifford Ross: Landscape Seen & Imagined @ MASS MoCA
Clifford Ross: Landscape Seen & Imagined @ MASS MoCA
Clifford Ross: Landscape Seen & Imagined @ MASS MoCA, North Adams. This major mid-career survey documents Clifford Ross’s longstanding project to reconcile realism and abstraction. The exhibition takes place throughout two buildings, six galleries and an exterior performing arts courtyard and includes a 24’ high x 114’ long photograph on raw wood that spans the length of MASS MoCA’s tallest gallery and an immersive installation of animated video on twelve separate 24’ high screens. A second phase of the exhibition, launching June 26, features an immersive outdoor video installation and an augmented reality experience accessible through the viewer’s smartphone.

Michelle Grabner and Brad Killam: Oyster #5 @ The Tang
Michelle Grabner and Brad Killam: Oyster #5 @ The Tang
Affinty Atlas @ The Tang, Saratoga Springs. An exhibition of works by contemporary artists that draws inspiration from the last work of the pioneering art historian Aby Warburg, who from 1925 to 1929 (the year of his death) undertook an ambitious cataloguing project — a visual compendium of his life’s research. Forgoing the customary art historical narrative, Warburg instead chose to illuminate his scholarly research through a constellation of some 2,000 images, which he pinned onto a series of room-filling black panels. (Through January 3, 2016)

Works by Alain Kirili, James Siena and Allan Wexler @ Art Omi
Works by Alain Kirili, James Siena and Allan Wexler @ Art Omi
Linear Element and Reframing Nature @ Art Omi, Ghent. Two new exhibitions at the the Charles B. Benenson Gallery and Visitors Center: Linear Elements is a two person show focusing on recent sculptures and drawings by Alain Kirili and James Siena. Opening alongside this exhibition is Reframing Nature, featuring the work of Allan Wexler. (Through January 3)

Photographs by Bruce Dale @ Berkshire Museum
Photographs by Bruce Dale @ Berkshire Museum
Greatest Photographs of the American West @ Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield. A dual exhibition that includes National Geographic Greatest Photographs of the American West, featuring photography from the last 125 years, and Go West, which features objects, artwork and interactive stations. (Through January 3)

#schenectadydoesntsuck @ Mabee Farm
#schenectadydoesntsuck @ Mabee Farm
#schenectadydoesntsuck @ Mabee Farm, Rotterdam. A new exhibit exploring all things that make Schenectady awesome. (Through January 16, 2016)

David Austin: Young...Once @ The Massry Center
David Austin: Young…Once @ The Massry Center
David Austin: Wild Strawberries @ Esther Massry Gallery, Albany. Paintings by David Austin, inspired by the Ingmar Bergman film, Wild Strawberries, which tells the story of an older professor’s nostalgic visit back to where he spent his childhood, inspiring a parallel journey for the artist. Also on display: Paintings by Ginny Casey and Steve Pearson and sculpture by Patrick Cuffe. (Through February 21, 2015)

Jennifer Williams: Episodic Drift @ Mandeville Gallery
Jennifer Williams: Episodic Drift @ Mandeville Gallery
Episodic Drift #8 @ Mandeville Gallery, Schenectady. A large-scale installation by Jennifer Williams, who explores the concept of the ladder as thought pattern, life path and problem solver. (Through March 2016)

CapitalRegion50The Capital Region in 50 Objects @ Albany Institute of History & Art, Albany. 50 objects to chosen represent the diverse history of The Capital Region over the past four hundred years. (Through April 3, 2016)

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