ArtBeat: What To See

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Opening:

Photographs by Barbara Ellison @ Shire City Sanctuary
Photographs by Barbara Ellison @ Shire City Sanctuary
Three Faces of Flowers @ Shire City Sanctuary, Pittsfield. Botancial portraits by Barbara Ellison. Opening reception: Friday, May 6, 5-9pm. (Through May 31)

Works by Rebecca Moseman @ Sohn Fine Art Gallery
Work by Rebecca Moseman @ Sohn Fine Art Gallery
5th Annual Juried Exhibition @ Sohn Fine Art Gallery, Lenox. Photography by April Aldighieri, Mark Bennington, Matthew Bialer, Debra Bilow, Steven Duede, Steven Edson, George Grubb , Erin Gordon, Jonathan Hankin, Steve Knight, Lear Levin, Allan Markman, Rebecca Moseman, Paul Murray, Kathryn Nee, Lori Pond, Eric Rennie, Richard Schatzberg, Brian Sesack, Sue Palmer Stone, Ken Tannenbaum and Samantha VanDeman. Reception: Saturday, May 7, 4-6:30pm. (Through June 5)

Works by Tam Doolittle @ The Shirt Factory
Works by Tam Doolittle @ The Shirt Factory
Expression and Inspiration @ The Shirt Factory, Glens Falls. A group exhibition of over 50 works selected by Erin Coe, Director of The Hyde Collection. Opening reception and awards ceremony: Saturday, May 7, 5-7pm. (Through May 28)

2016 Mohawk Hudson Regional Invitational @ Albany Center Gallery
2016 Mohawk Hudson Regional Invitational @ Albany Center Gallery
Mohawk Hudson Regional Invitational @ Albany Center Gallery, Albany. Works by Fern Apfel, Jess Ayotte, Roger Bisbing and Thomas Huber. Artists’ reception: Friday, May 6, 5-8pm. (Through June 12)

Works by Stephen  Dietemann @ Berkshire Museum
The work of Stephen Dietemann @ Berkshire Museum
BerkshireNow: Stephen Dietemann @ Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield. The work of Stephyen Dietemann as well as three photographers who have documented his work as an architect. Reception and panel discussion: Friday, May 6, 5-8pm. (Through May 22)

Works by Paula Overbay and Mara Lefebvre @ Saratoga Arts
Works by Paula Overbay and Mara Lefebvre @ Saratoga Arts
Environmental Expressions @ Saratoga Arts, Saratoga. Works by Mara Lefebvre, Gammy Miller, Paula Overbay and Kathryn Bilharz Gabriel, four artists who create work directly influenced by their respective surroundings and upbringings. Opening reception: Friday, May 6, 6-8pm. (Through June 25)

Christine Snyder: Nine, Kyle Avery: Pyramid and Lacey L. Dickerson: Ring Leader @ University Art Museum
Christine Snyder: Nine, Kyle Avery: Pyramid and Lacey L. Dickerson: Ring Leader @ University Art Museum
MFA Thesis Exhibition @ University Art Museum, Albany. Works by Kyle Avery, Paul Carpenter, Ryan Chase Clow, Lacey L. Dickerson, Andrew Dines, Brennan Goodwin, Meghan O’Connor, David Nicolas Reisine, Christine Snyder, John Callaghan Williams and Simeon Youngmann. Artists’ reception: Friday, May 6, 5-7pm. (Through May 15)


Last Chance To See:

Anne Diggory: Shoreline Retrospective @ Kelly Adirondack Center
Anne Diggory: Shoreline Retrospective @ Kelly Adirondack Center
Anne Diggory: On Location in Keene Valley and Lake George @ Kelly Adirondack Center, Niskayuna. Works by Saratoga Springs-based painter Anne Diggory, known for her combination of expressive painting, accurate detail and Strong abstract structure. Meet the artist: Saturday, April 2, 2-4-pm. (Through May 6)

Benjamin Schwab: Overlooking Tokyo @ Lapham Gallery
Benjamin Schwab: Overlooking Tokyo @ Lapham Gallery
Space & Time @ Lapham Gallery, Glens Falls. Works by James Mullen, Paul Rothenstein and Benjamin Schwab that illustrate the passage of time or explore the structure of an imagined space. (Through May 6)

Oliver Benson: Light of the Narrow Door @ Limner Gallery
Oliver Benson: Light of the Narrow Door @ Limner Gallery
Neoteric Abstract IV @ Limner Gallery, Hudson. A large group show of abstract works in a variety of media. (Through May 7)

Works by Laura Stein @ LABspace
Works by Laura Stein @ LABspace
women, guns x internet and New Small Works @ LABspace Hillsdale. Two solo art exhibitions: Laura Stein’s women, guns x internet and Joseph Stabilito’s New Small Works. (Through May 7)

Works by H. Wayne Trimm @ The Georgi
Works by H. Wayne Trimm @ The Georgi
Nature’s Wonders @ The Georgi, Shushan. Paintings and illustrations by H. Wayne Trimm, the feature artist and art director for the NYS Conservationist Magazine for 30 years. At age 93, he is the last living founding member of the Alan Devoe Bird Club. (Through May 7)

Works by August Ventimiglia @ Matteawan Gallery
Works by August Ventimiglia @ Matteawan Gallery
August Ventimiglia: Drawings @ Matteawan Gallery, Beacon. A solo exhibition of recent drawings by August Ventimiglia. The exhibition features work from Islands and Breath Rivers, two new bodies of work that continue to explore the artist’s interest in process, chance and drawing. (Through May 8)


Continuing:

Susanne Kühn: Smash It @ Art Omi
Susanne Kühn: Smash It @ Art Omi
Susanne Kühn @ Art Omi, Ghent. Four large-scale works by the contemporary German artist Susanne Kühn in the Visitors Center and Gallery. (Through May 15)

Works by Kayla Corby @ Good Purpose Gallery
Works by Kayla Corby @ Good Purpose Gallery
Kayla Corby @ Good Purpose Gallery, Lee. Works in oil, charcoal and mixed media by Kayla Corby. (Through May 17)

Works by Laini Nemett and Chris Duncan @ Collarworks
Works by Laini Nemett and Chris Duncan @ Collarworks
Assembled @ Collarworks, Troy. A two-person exhibition featuring Chris Duncan and Laini Nemett. (Through May 21)

Christopher Engel:One Things Leads To Another @ Carrie Haddad Gallery
Christopher Engel:One Things Leads To Another @ Carrie Haddad Gallery
Point of Intersection @ Carrie Haddad Galllery, Hudson. A group exhibit featuring selections of abstract paintings by Christopher Engel, new minimalist wall sculptures by Dai Ban, photo-realist watercolors by Scott Nelson Foster and mixed media constructions by Paul Chojnowski. (Through May 22)

 Raúl Martínez, Pigs @ MCLA Gallery 51
Raúl Martínez, Pigs @ MCLA Gallery 51
Bullet Points @ MCLA Gallery 51, North Adams. An exhibit that aims to be a means to open discussions about the complex nature of guns in our society, featuring the 300 sq ft. installation of a golden, elaborately woven carpet made of bullets by artist Raúl Martínez as well as interactive opportunities developed by MCLA students. Also on display: Conviction featuring works by six MCLA senior art majors. (Through May 22)

 Works by Maria Walker @ John Davis Gallery
Works by Maria Walker @ John Davis Gallery
Maria Walker @ John Davis Gallery, Hudson. (Through May 22)

Paintings by Liron Sissman and Takeyce Walter @ Clement Gallery
Paintings by Liron Sissman and Takeyce Walter @ Clement Gallery
Peace of Nature @ Clement Gallery, Troy. Landscape paintings by Liron Sissman and Takeyce Walter (Through May 25)

Valerie Patterson: All You Need Is @ Spring Street Gallery
Valerie Patterson: All You Need Is @ Spring Street Gallery
The Gun Show @ Spring Street Gallery, Saratoga Springs. More than a dozen artists, writers, historians and community groups from the Capital Region and beyond who offer a broad range of experience and responses to the topic of guns. (Through May 28)

Works by George Hofmann @ Martinez Gallery
Works by George Hofmann @ Martinez Gallery
Questing @ Martinez Gallery, Troy. An exhibit celebrating the 15th Anniversary of the Martinez Gallery with artists George Hofmann and Roxanna Melendez.

Susan Nicolini: Spirit in Flight @ Athens Cultural Center
Susan Nicolini: Spirit in Flight @ Athens Cultural Center
Greene @ Athens Cultural Center, Athens. The Center’s 13th Annual Members’ Exhibition features works in a wide variety of media on the theme of “Greene” – Greene County, the color green, or going green with recycling. (Through May 28)

Works by Ken Polinskie @ the Hudson Opera House
Paintings by Ken Polinskie @ the Hudson Opera House
Happy Medium @ Hudson Opera House, Hudson. Recent works in ink and gouache on handmade abaca and cotton paper by master papermaker Ken Polinskie, whose work uses nature as a metaphor to represent complex predicaments of the human condition, and animals, plants, and figurative subjects to create a personal visual folklore that examines myth, passion, puns and self-reflection. (Through May 29)

Musical instruments by Critter & Guitari @ The Tang
Musical instruments by Critter & Guitari @ The Tang
Elevator Music 30: Critter & Guitari @ The Tang, Saratoga Springs. This installation in the Tang’s elevator will include a variety of small musical instruments by Critter & Guitari’s founders, Owen Osborn and Chris Kucinski, which visitors are invited to play. Also installed will be video synthesizers and monitors so that visitors will be able to see the sounds they make. (Through June 5)

 Alma Thomas: Apollo 12 "Splash Down" @ The Tang

Alma Thomas: Apollo 12 “Splash Down” @ The Tang
Alma Thomas @ The Tang, Saratoga Springs. Vibrant, colorful paintings by Alma Woodsey Thomas, a black woman who grew up under the racial violence of Jim Crow, experiencing the Civil Rights Movement firsthand, and did not seriously pursue an artistic career until her retirement at age 69. (Through June 5)

Works by Peter Pincus @ Ferrin Contemporary
Works by Peter Pincus @ Ferrin Contemporary
Selected Works from Current Projects @ Ferrin Contemporary, North Adams. Sculptural ceramic works by Peter Pincus, Steven Young Lee, Bouke De Vries and Paul Scott. (Through June 5)

Ed Smith @ Saratoga Clay Arts Center
Works by Ed Smith @ Saratoga Clay Arts Center
Clay to Bronze @ Saratoga Clay Arts Center, Schuylerville. Works by noted sculptor Ed Smith. (Through June 5)

Works by Joe Goodwin @ Berkshire Museum
Works by Joe Goodwin @ Berkshire Museum
Liminal Artifacts: Recent Paintings by Joe Goodwin @ Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield. A solo show of atmospheric abstract paintings by the Berkshire-based artist. (Through June 19)

Kian Kowrouzi: Untitled @ Mandeville Gallery
Kian Kowrouzi: Untitled @ Mandeville Gallery
Society After Revolution: Kian Kowrouzi @ Mandeville Gallery, Schenectady. Working in the medium of black and white digital photography, Union College senior Kian Nowrouzi captures human emotion and a diversity of culture within contemporary, post-revolutionary China and Cuba. (Through August 7)

Alfred Stieglitz: The Steerage @ The Tang
Alfred Stieglitz: The Steerage @ The Tang
Borrowed Light: Selections from the Jack Shear Collection @ The Tang, Saratoga Springs. An exhibition celebrating the major gift of over 500 photographs donated to the Tang by photographer, curator and collector Jack Shear and presenting a visual history of photography from its inception in the 1840s to the present day. (Through August 14)

Abbott Handerson Thayer: Roseate Spoonbills @ Williams College Museum of Art
Abbott Handerson Thayer: Roseate Spoonbills @ Williams College Museum of Art
Not Theories but Revelations: The Art and Science of Abbott Handerson Thayer @ Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown. Works by Abbott Handerson Thayer, renowned twentieth century painter of ethereal angels, landscapes, and delicate flowers, was at the center of a raging debate around Darwin’s theories of evolution. As much a scientist as an artist, Thayer’s study of the visual world expressed itself in articles published in major scientific journals, an epistolary debate with Theodore Roosevelt, and in the development of the first prototype of military camouflage. (Through August 21)

Thomas Ruff: Cassini 17 @ the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center
Thomas Ruff: Cassini 17 @ the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center
Touch The Sky @ Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Poughkeepsie. A multi-media exhibition that explores art related to astronomy featuring 50+ works by 18 artists: Laura Battle, Michael Benson, Matthew Brandt, Vija Celmins, Caleb Charland, Chris McCaw, Linda Connor, Teresita Fernández, Nancy Graves, Sharon Harper, Mishka Henner, David Malin, Lisa Oppenheim, Thomas Ruff, Lewis M. Rutherfurd, Kiki Smith, Michelle Stuart, Mungo Thomson and Penelope Umbrico. (Through August 21)

Works by Fabrice Monteiro @ Williams College Museum of Art
Works by Fabrice Monteiro @ Williams College Museum of Art
African Art Against the State @ Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown. An exibition examining the history of activism, intervention and resistance that has characterized a great deal of African art-making from prehistory to the present, including works by Lalla Essaydi, David Goldblatt, Fathi Hassan, Fabrice Monteiro, Zwelethu Mthethwa, Zanele Muholi and Yinka Shonibare as well as sculptures by the Yoruba People and masks by the Igbo People. (Through August 28)

Richard Nonas: Witkacy's Tail @ MASS MoCA
Richard Nonas: Witkacy’s Tail @ MASS MoCA
Richard Nonas: The Man in the Empty Space @ MASS MoCA, North Adams. Nonas has created a major new sculptural work specifically for Building 5, and will also install a selection of existing sculpture.

Kay Sage: Margin of Silence @ Albany Institute of History and Art
Kay Sage: Margin of Silence @ Albany Institute of History and Art
Masterworks: 225 Years of Collecting @ Albany Institute of History and Art, Albany. An exhibition commemorating the Institute’s 225th anniversary that highlights works from its diverse collections, including paintings, furniture, silver, ceramics, sculpture, prints and more. (Through September 4)

Both Sides Now @ Williams College Museum of Art
Both Sides Now @ Williams College Museum of Art
Both Sides Now: Lexa and Dan Walsh @ Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown. The first-time creative collaboration by sibling artists Lexa and Dan Walsh. Dan, a minimalist abstract painter, and Lexa, a socially engaged artist, come together to merge their practices around a shared interest in perception and encounters among objects and people. (Through September 25)

Georgie Friedman: Slippery Slope (installation view)  @ Peter Irving Wold Center
Georgie Friedman: Slippery Slope (installation view) @ Peter Irving Wold Center
Slippery Slope by Georgie Friedman @ Peter Irving Wold Center, Schenectady. A site-specific video installation piece by interdisciplinary artist Georgie Friedman. (Through November 30)

Works by Kira Nam Greene @ Mandeville Gallery
Works by Kira Nam Greene @ Mandeville Gallery
By the Patterns @ Mandeville Gallery, Schenectady. Kira Nam Greene, the fourth featured artist in the gallery’s Art Installation Series, has installed her patternist collages. (Through March 2017)

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