ArtBeat: What To See

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Opening:

Pablo Picasso: The Weeping Woman I @ The Clark
Pablo Picasso: The Weeping Woman I @ The Clark
Picasso: Encounters @ The Clark, Williamstown. An exhibition that explores Pablo Picasso’s interest in and experimentation with large-scale printmaking throughout his career. Opens Sunday, June 4. (Through August 27)

Melora Kuhn: Banished @ Athens Cultural Center
Melora Kuhn: Banished @ Athens Cultural Center
A Declaration of Sentiments @ Athens Cultural Center, Athens. An exhibition celebrating the centennial of women’s suffrage in New York, featuring work by 18 contemporary women artists jutaposed with varied artifacts and images of the 19th century. Opening reception: Saturday, June 3, 6pm. (Through August 20)

Photographs by John Stanmeyer @ The Lichtenstein Center for the Arts
Photographs by John Stanmeyer @ The Lichtenstein Center for the Arts
Face Them @ Lichtenstein Center for the Arts, Pittsfield. An exhibition that examines current social and ecological issues with works by Craig Walker, John Stanmeyer, Thom Smith, Barbara Arpante, Roselle Chartock and Peggy Braun. Opening reception: Friday, June 2, 5-8pm. (Through June 24)

Works by Nina Lipkowitz @ 510 Warren Street Gallery
Works by Nina Lipkowitz @ 510 Warren Street Gallery
All That Jazz @ 510 Warren Street Gallery, Hudson. New iPad paintings by Nina Lipkowitz. Opening reception: Saturday, June 3, 3-6pm. (Through June 25)

Janet Jappen: Silk @ Tivoli Artists Gallery
Janet Jappen: Silk @ Tivoli Artists Gallery
Light @ Tivoli Artists Gallery, Tivoli. The theme of light as interpreted by 21 member artists includes cyanotypes, hand dyed silks, light boxes, light fixtures, cast glass, paintings, drawings, collages and photographs. Artists’ reception: Saturday, June 3, 6-8pm. (Through June 25)

Shaun O'Boyle (left) Grounded Iceberg, McMurdo Sound, Antartica and (right) A Weddell Seal in the Fish Hut Dive Hole @ Berkshire Museum
Shaun O’Boyle: (left) Grounded Iceberg, McMurdo Sound, Antartica and
(right) A Weddell Seal in the Fish Hut Dive Hole @ Berkshire Museum
Shaun O’Boyle @ Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield. Berkshire-based photographer Shaun O’Boyle was selected to participate in the National Science Foundation’s Antarctic Artists and Writers program from October to December 2015. This exhibition includes scenes of nature as well as architecture — both the historic huts built over 100 years ago during the first explorations of the continent and present day science stations and field camps. Opens Friday, June 2. (Through August 21)

Works by Eric Korenman @ Sohn Fine Art
Works by Eric Korenman @ Sohn Fine Art
Seeds @ Sohn Fine Art, Lenox. Works by John Atchley, Peter J. Baumgartner, Peggy Braun, Denise B. Chandler, John Clarke, Jenna Gazaille, Martin Greene, Katherine Gulla, Eric Korenman, Yvette Lucas, Cassandra Sohn and Kevin Sprague. Artists’ reception: Saturday, June 17, 4-7pm. (Through July 9)


Last Chance to See

Ghana ThinkTank @ Williams College Museum of Art
Ghana ThinkTank @ Williams College Museum of Art
Ghana ThinkTank @ Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown. An installation that explores what happens when power dynamics are flipped, and perspectives of people across the world are brought to bear on problems in our own backyard. (Through June 4)

Fields of View @ Laffer Gallery
Fields of View @ Laffer Gallery
Fields of View @ Laffer Gallery, Schuylerville. Works by inspired by the natural world by Ann Larsen, James Coe and Virgina McNeice. (Through June 4)

Greg Slick: Fieldwork @ Matteawan Gallery
Greg Slick: Fieldwork @ Matteawan Gallery
Fieldwork @ Matteawan Gallery, Beacon. Recent paintings, sculpture and works on paper by Greg Slick. (Through June 4)

Catching the Light @ Betsy Jacaruso Gallery
Catching the Light @ Betsy Jacaruso Gallery
Catching the Light @ Betsy Jacaruso Gallery, Rhinebeck. An annual salon of works in watercolor by artists studying at the gallery. Closing reception: Sunday, June 4, 2-5pm. (Through June 4)

Märta Mattsson: Remains @ Sienna Patti
Märta Mattsson: Remains @ Sienna Patti
Märta Mattsson: Remains @ Sienna Patti, Lenox. Inspired by her trip to Easter Island, Märta Mattsson’s works are entirely constructed from skin and parchment from calf, sheep and goat and allude to the traditional folding and binding techniques for creating leis. (Through June 5)


Continuing

Childe Hassam: Geraniums @ The Hyde Collection
Childe Hassam: Geraniums @ The Hyde Collection
The Hyde Collection, Glens Falls. Selections from the museum’s permanent collection of works by American artists inspired by their travels: Childe Hassam, Winslow Homer, Frank Duveneck, Elihu Vedder and Leonard Freed, among others. (Through June 11)

Works by Cheryl Horning and Takeyce Walter @ Saratoga Arts
Works by Cheryl Horning and Takeyce Walter @ Saratoga Arts
Open Spaces @ Saratoga Arts, Saratoga Springs. Works by Matt Chinian, Cheryl Horning, Kelly Schoonbeck and Takeyce Walter that explore the observance of beauty and change in our surroundings. Opens Friday, April 28. (Through June 17)

Renée Ridgway: Busycotypus canaliculatum @ Albany Institute of History and Art
Renée Ridgway: Busycotypus canaliculatum @ Albany Institute of History and Art
Wampum World: An Art Installation by Renée Ridgway @ Albany Institute of History and Art, Albany. This multimedia exhibition is an artist’s interpretation of the changing meaning of wampum from culture to culture and time period to time period. It combines video installations and the artist’s watercolors and collage works with objects that the artist has selected from the museum’s collection of Dutch colonial materials. No physical wampum is exhibited in this exhibition. (Through June 18)

William Hellermann: Orange Julius @ Davis Orton Gallery
William Hellermann: Orange Julius @ Davis Orton Gallery
Street Photography and the Urban Scene @ Davis Orton Gallery, Hudson. Richard Sandler’s The Eyes of the City features photographs made in the gritty New York City of 1977-2001. William Hellermann’s Lights at the End of the Tunnel is a collection of color photographs of Hell’s Kitchen in New York City in the 1980’s. Also on display are portfolio showcases by Susan Bowen and Peter Donahoe. (Through June 18)

Maj Kalfus: Rooster on the Rocks @ Spencertown Academy Arts Center
Maj Kalfus: Rooster on the Rocks @ Spencertown Academy Arts Center
Art From Farm to Table @ Spencertown Academy Gallery, Spencertown. An invitational gallery show, featuring the work of regional artists, that includes depictions and interpretations in various media of landscapes, buildings, farm life, flowers, vegetables, insects and animals. (Through June 18)

Portia Munson: Cardinal  @ Mandeville Gallery
Portia Munson: Cardinal @ Mandeville Gallery
Radical Kingdoms @ Mandeville Gallery, Schenectady. An overview of natural history illustration by early practioners such as John James Audubon, J. Sowerby, Mary Peart and Georg Dionysius Ehret as well as works by contemporary artists including George Boorujy, Portia Munson, Juan Fontanive, Amy Ross and Anne Siems. (Through June 18)

Birgit Blyth: Untitled I @ Carrie Haddad Gallery
Gathering Ground @ Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson. A group exhibit of figurative painting, drawing, photography, sculpture and works on paper that blur the lines between painting and photography, featuring works by David Konigsberg, Birgit Blyth, David Dew Bruner and Linda Cross. (Through June 18)

Works by Tamara Zahaykevich and Carl D’Alvia @ Jeff Bailey Gallery
Works by Tamara Zahaykevich and Carl D’Alvia @ Jeff Bailey Gallery
Following Frames and Huddle @ Jeff Bailey Gallery, Hudson. Sculptural works by Tamara Zahaykevich and Carl D’Alvia. (Through June 18)

Kenneth Young: Olde Hudson Fog @ Neumann Fine Art
Kenneth Young: Olde Hudson Fog @ Neumann Fine Art
Kenneth Young @ Neumann Fine Art, Hillsdale. A solo exhibition of oil paintings by Kenneth Young, includes a number of Young’s popular Warren Street paintings, as well as other recent work. (Through June 24)

Made in N.E. @ Schantz Galleries
Made in N.E. @ Schantz Galleries
Made in N.E. @ Schantz Galleries, Stockbridge. An exhibition of blown, cast, cut, fused, laminated, and sculpted works in glass created by 14 artists living and working in New England. Artists’ reception: Friday, June 23, 4-6pm. (Through June 25)

Works by Paul Inglis @ MCLA Gallery 51
Works by Paul Inglis @ MCLA Gallery 51
Babel’s Bricks @ MCLA Gallery 51, North Adams. A large group show that investigates the theme of artwork as building block, part of a double exhibition curated by Corwin Levi, along with Reconstructions, on view at The Eclipse Mill Gallery. (Through June 25)

Jon Christopher Gernon: Opium @ Scarlet Seven Fine Art Gallery
Jon Christopher Gernon: Opium @ Scarlet Seven Fine Art Gallery
Grand Opening @ Scarlet Seven Fine Art Gallery, Troy. Jon Christopher Gernon, formerly the gallery director at Clement Frame Shop in Troy, is opening his new gallery with partner Jillian Platt with this exhibit featuring works by David Austin, Jon Gernon, John Hampshire, Willie Marlowe, Jillian Platt, D. Jack Solomon, Yeachin Tsai, Stephen Tyson, Jeff Wigman, Julie Branch, Susan Spencer Crowe and Randi Kish.

Works by Sergei Isupov @ Ferrin Contemporary
Works by Sergei Isupov @ Ferrin Contemporary
Selections From Hidden Messages @ Ferrin Contemporary, North Adams. Spanning the 20 years Sergei Isupov has lived and worked in America, the exhibition “Hidden Messages” at the Erie Art Museum earlier this year formed a semi-autobiographical wunderkammer — a collection of curiosities. Highlights from this show are now on view at Ferrin Contemporary, including a larger-than-life figural sculpture, with smaller works blown across a full wall of wind and shadows. (Through June 30)

Wayne Montecalvo: Blotched Surface @ Time + Space
Wayne Montecalvo: Blotched Surface @ Time + Space
Blotched Surface @ Time + Space, Hudson. Wayne Montecalvo’s mixed-media works incorporate silkscreen printing on a variety of surfaces, which he then manipulates to create one-of-a-kind pieces. This exhibition features recent studio projects and work produced during a two-month residency at Awagami Paper Factory in Tokushima, Japan, where he learned Japanese paper-making methods. (Through July 1)

(top) Brie Ruais, Non Zero Sum Game and (bottom) Letha Wilson, Goblin Valley State Park, Utah, December 2016 @ September Gallery
(top) Brie Ruais, Non Zero Sum Game and (bottom) Letha Wilson, Goblin Valley State Park, Utah, December 2016 @ September Gallery
Paper Covers Rock @ September Gallery, Hudson. Works by Brie Ruais and Letha Wilson. (Through July 2)

Francesco de Mura: Glory of the Princes @ Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center
Francesco de Mura: Glory of the Princes @ Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center
In the Light of Naples: The Art of Francesco de Mura @ Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Poughkeepsie. The first monographic presentation of Francesco de Mura’s art includes over 40 loans from Italian collections as well as those from the U.S. including the Metropolitan Museum, Art Institute of Chicago and the National Gallery of Art. (Through July 2)

Works by Spencer Hall David Paulson @ Thompson Giroux Gallery
Works by Spencer Hall David Paulson @ Thompson Giroux Gallery
Figure 2: The Sense of Being @ Thompson Giroux Gallery, Chatham. Sculpture, works on paper and etchings by Spencer Hall and pastel drawings by David Paulson in a show that examines what it means to be human, in both form and context. (Through July 9)

Janine Antoni, Anna Halprin and Stephen Petronio: Rope Dance @ The Tang
Janine Antoni, Anna Halprin and Stephen Petronio: Rope Dance @ The Tang
Janine Antoni & Stephen Petronio: Entangle @ The Tang Teaching Museum, Saratoga Springs. An exhibition featuring video and choreographed performance in three phases over the show’s six months. Rope Dance (January 28-March 19), an interactive experience created by legendary movement artist Anna Halprin, with Antoni and Petronio; On the Table (April 6-April 30) in which the gallery is at once a set and a dinning room, featuring a tablecloth woven out of 200 neckties; and Honey Baby (May 13-July 16), an immersive experience created by Antoni and Petronio in which the spectator reclines on the horizontal plane to view the video above, confounding our notion of the body’s relation to gravity. (Through July 16)

Michael St. John: Bouquet @ Hudson Hall
Michael St. John: Bouquet @ Hudson Hall
Bouquet @ Hudson Hall, Hudson. To celebrate the re-opening of Hudson Hall after its recent restoration, Michael St. John has been commissioned to make 20 paintings of flowers to benefit Hudson Hall. Each work will bear a hand-written name of one of the many distinguished speakers, poets, artists, and performers who appeared at the Opera House over the generations. (Through July 30)

Julie Evans: Lessons from a Guinea Hen #1 (detail) @ Albany International Airport Gallery
Julie Evans: Lessons from a Guinea Hen #1 (detail) @ Albany International Airport Gallery
Cloudlands @ Albany International Airport Gallery, Albany. Investigations of elusive and ethereal worlds by Julie Evans, Joshua Field, Dana Filibert, Edward Mayer, Susan Meyer, Gina Ruggeri and Naoe Suzuki. (Through July 31)

Guitar: The Instrument That Rocked the World @ Berkshire Museum
Guitar: The Instrument That Rocked the World @ Berkshire Museum
Guitar: The Instrument That Rocked the World @ Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield. A family-friendly installation that examines the science, sound, and cultural impact of the guitar and contains more than 70 instruments, from the rare and antique to the popular and innovative, as well as performance videos, audio stations, hands-on interactives, models, touchscreens and photographs. (Through September 4)

Abby Golodik: Day Totem 2 @ Mandeville Gallery
Abby Golodik: Day Totem 2 @ Mandeville Gallery
TOTEM @ Mandeville Gallery, Schenectady. Union College junior Abby Golodik finds inspiration in the repeated creation of a single shape, a “totem,” which she crafts in a multitude of media in both two and three dimensions. With each iteration, the totem affects more closely its creator’s intention. (Through August 21)

Gabriel Metsu: Woman Reading a Book by a Window @ The Clark Art Institute
Gabriel Metsu: Woman Reading a Book by a Window @ The Clark Art Institute
An Inner World: Seventeenth-Century Dutch Genre Painting @ The Clark Art Institute, Williamstown. Genre paintings, or scenes of everyday life, flourished in the Dutch Republic in the seventeenth century. This exhibition explores the work of Gerrit Dou and his contemporaries by considering tradition and innovation in the representation of figures in interior spaces, individuals in moments of contemplation or quiet exchange, and the enduring taste among collectors for works created by fijnschilders, or fine painters. Also on display: Looking North and South: European Prints and Drawings, 1500-1650, an examination of how artists responded to the work of their contemporaries in different regions of early modern Europe. (Through September 17)

Meleko Mokgosi: Democratic Intuition @ Williams College Museum of Art
Meleko Mokgosi: Democratic Intuition @ Williams College Museum of Art
Lex and Love @ Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown. In two new chapters in his Democratic Intuition project, Meleko Mokgosi investigates the daily experiences of diverse populations who occupy southern Africa, exploring the role that gendering plays in specific cultural and socio-economic relations.

Also on display: Robert Rauschenberg: Autobiography, an exhibition that combines archival documents and original works of art that speak to the ways in which Rauschenberg both found himself and inserted himself in the world; and Accession Number, an exhibition that explores the prioritization and valuation of museum acquisitions. (Through September 17)

Radcliffe Bailey: Western Currents @ The Tang Teaching Museum
Radcliffe Bailey: Western Currents @ The Tang Teaching Museum
If I had Possession over Judgment Day – Collections of Claude Simard @ The Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, Saratoga Springs. Examples from Simard’s collection show a diversity of art and artifacts that is unparalleled, from medium to country of origin to subject matter, including works by Radcliffe Bailey, Matthew Barney, Alighiero e Boetti, Nick Cave, Geoffrey Chadsey, Pierre Dorion, Jean Dubuffet, Marcel Duchamp, Louise Fishman, Phil Frost, Leon Golub, David Ireland, Brad Kahlhamer, Titus Kaphar, Bharti Kher, Andrew Lord, Kerry James Marshall, Roberto Matta, Jackie Nickerson, Toyin Ojih Odutola, Chris Ofili, Gabriel Orozco, Tim Rollins and K.O.S., Malick Sidibé, Jeff Sonhouse, Nancy Spero, Jessica Stockholder, Claude Tousignant, Carlos Vega, Leslie Wayne, Hank Willis Thomas and B. Wurtz. (Through September 24)

Works by Elizabeth King (installation view) @ MASS MoCA
Works by Elizabeth King (installation view) @ MASS MoCA
Elizabeth King: Radical Small MASS MoCA, North Adams. A solo exhibition combining small sculptures and large videos, by Richmond, Virginia-based artist Elizabeth King.

Stacey Robinson: Afrotopia @  Schaffer Library Learning Common
Stacey Robinson: Afrotopia @ Schaffer Library Learning Common
Branding the AfroFuture @ Schaffer Library Learning Common, Schenectady. Works by Stacey Robinson that explore ideas of “Black Utopias” as spaces of peace away from colonial influence by considering Black protest movements and the art movements that document(ed) them. (Through March, 2018)

Work by Tony Tasset @ Art Omi
Work by Tony Tasset @ Art Omi
Summer Season Opening @ Art Omi, Ghent. The summer season opens with new sculptures on view in the Fields by Tony Tasset, Tom Burr, Angela Bulloch and Matt Wedel. In the Benenson Visitors Center, a site-specific installation by André Kruysen will be shown with drawings by Joan Banach.

 Simon Donaldson, Amperé’s Law @ Mandeville Gallery

Simon Donaldson, Amperé’s Law @ Mandeville Gallery
Concinnitas Portfolio @ Mandeville Gallery, Schenectady. A portfolio of ten fine art aquatint prints featuring equations, expressions or formulas transcribed by ten notable mathematicians and physicists, in response to the prompt to record their ‘most beautiful mathematical expression.’ Each image was hand-drawn by each of the following participants: Sir Michael Atiyah, Enrico Bombieri, Simon K. Donaldson, Freeman Dyson, Murray Gell-Mann, Richard Karp, Peter Lax, David Mumford, Stephen Smale and Steven Weinberg. (Through August 2018)

MASS MoCA's Building 6 opens to the public on Sunday, May 28.
MASS MoCA’s Building 6 opens to the public on Sunday, May 28.
Building 6 Grand Opening @ MASS MoCA, North Adams. MASS MoCA doubles in in size beginning May 28, with an all-day celebration featuring a members’ preview, a Soundsuit performance and a concert with veteran rockers CAKE. The galleries will feature long-term exhibits of works by Robert Rauschenberg, Louise Bourgeois, James Turrell, Jenny Holzer, Laurie Anderson and Gunnar Schonbeck. Additional artists to be shown in Building 6 include Spencer Finch, Dawn DeDeaux, Lonnie Holley, Mary Lum, Barbara Ernst Prey, Janice Kerbel, Joe Wardwell, Sarah Crowner, Richard Nonas and the Optics Division of the Metabolic Studio.

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