ArtBeat: What To See
The Curator as Artist @ Spencertown Academy Gallery, Spencertown. Drawings, paintings, photographs and mixed media collages by Academy gallery curators Norma Cohen, Leslie Gabosh, Barbara Lax Kranz, Lynn Rothenberg and Barbara Willner. Opening reception: Saturday, July 22, 4-6pm. (Through August 13)
The Tattooed Ladies Along the Mohawk Trail @ Brill Gallery, North Adams. Photographs by Dave Foss, Grier Horner, Joanna Klain, Jim Peters, nadine Robbins and Ralph Brill. Opening reception: Saturday, July 22, 6-8pm. (Through October 31)
Animula @ John Davis Gallery, Hudson. Sculpture by Bruce Gagnier in the main gallery and courtyard; also on display are abaca paper sculptures by Pamela J. Wallace and paintings by Peter Bonner, Benjamin Pritchard and McWillie Chambers. Opening reception: Saturday, July 22, 6-8pm. (Through August 13)
STILL EDEN: artists in the realm of nature @ Collar Works, Troy. A group exhibit of works that examine our varied relationships to the natural world, featuring artists Richard Barlow, Coby Berger, Terry James Conrad, Laura Moriarty, Phil Underdown, Jacqueline Weaver and Michael Van Winkle. Also on display is a pop-up mail-art exhibit of Willie Marlowe’s Half Moon to Halve Maen series. (Through July 22)
Flora and Fauna @ Tivoli Artists Gallery, Tivoli. A group show of works exploring the themes of nature, animal life, botanicals and our surroundings, with works by Maria Kolodziej-Zincio, Karl Volk, Cecelia Sinclair, Frana Baruch, Susan Picard, Joseph Turner, Gilbert Rios, Peggy Farrington, Andrew Marchisio, Julia Aneshansley, Anita Kiewra, C. Michael Bufi, Marie Cole, Fumiko Sugaya, Valerie Hoffmann, Janet Jappen, Sue Martin and Pam Tucker. (Through July 23)
Prison @ Davis Orton Gallery, Hudson. Photographs by Joe Librandi-Cowan and Isadora Kosofsky. Also on display: portfolio showcases of prison related photography by Jason Koxvold and Dana Ullman. (Through July 23)
Perculiar Quaintness @ Scarlett Seven Fine Art Gallery, Troy. Six artists whose works explore the ideas of humor, surrealism, idosyncrasies and beauty: Spring Hoefeldt, Brian Cirmo, Sergio Sericolo, Victoria Crowell, Sarah Petruziello and Igor Grechanyk. Artists’ talk: Thursday, July 13, 7pm. (Through July 23)
In The Beginning There Was Red @ Sienna Patti, Lenox. A new series of contemporary jewelry by Carina Shoshtary that investigates an archetypal fable of strength, power and primal desire. (Through July 24)
The Flowers @ 510 Warren Street Gallery, Hudson. Oil paintings by Kate Knapp. (Through July 30)
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)
Cartography & Choreography @ The Laffer Gallery, Schuylerville. An exhibition celebrating the 5th anniversary of the gallery featuring works by Erik Laffer and John Van Alstine. (Through July 30)
Location @ No. Six Depot Cafe, West Stockbridge. Paintings by Julie Shapiro, inspired by the natural world. (Through July 31)
I Am a Part of Art: CATA’s Annual Art Show @ Lichtenstein Center for the Arts, Pittsfield. A group show of works by more than 125 local artists with disabilities. . (Through July 31)
To Distribute and Multiply: The Feibes & Schmitt Gift @ The Hyde Collection, Glens Falls. The Hyde Collection celebrates the opening of its first gallery dedicated to Modern and Contemporary art, the Feibes & Schmitt Gallery, with forty works drawn from the collection donated by Werner Feibes and the late James Schmitt in 2016, including works by Josef Albers, Jean (Hans) Arp, Ellsworth Kelly, Sol LeWitt, Louise Nevelson, George Rickey, Bridget Riley and Andy Warhol.
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)
Inside Out @ Joyce Goldstein Gallery, Chatham. Photographs by Eve Stuart. (Through August 5)
Troy, New York: A Tarnished City Alive Again @ The Chatham Bookstore, Chatham. Susan Anthony’s photographs of Troy’s history depict the juxtaposition of past and present. (Through August 6)
Ken Polinskie: Infinite Paper @ 508 Warren Street, Hudson. A pop-up exhibition of master papermaker Ken Polinskie’s vibrantly pigmented paintings made of pressed paper pulp; ink and gouache drawings, three dimensional objects; prints and artist’s books. Artist’s talk: Saturday, July 22, 2pm. (Through August 6)
Summer Exhibit @ Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson. A group show of paintings by Mark Beard and Corinne Robbins, as well as works on paper by Claire Lofrese, Anne Francey, Sue Bryan, David Seiler and Kahn & Selesnick. (Through August 6)
You Lose Yourself, You Reappear @ BCB ART, Hudson. Miniature tableaux, installations, drawings and photographs by Richard Finkelstein that explore a common thread of cinematic isolation. Also on view will be work by gallery artists Michael Lindsay-Hogg, Musho Rodney Alan Greenblat, Richard Butler, Barbara Friedman, Julian Opie and Dan Welden. (Through August 6)
Oil and Water DO MIX! @ Good Purpose Gallery, Lenox. A colorful two-person show: Marguerite Bride’s realistic and almost architectural watercolor paintings depict farmlands, barns, country towns, lighthouses and other rural locations. Karen Jacobs’ oil paintings express vibrant and warm skyscapes and abstract landscapes. (Through August 7)
Story Time: Children and Young Adult Authors and Illustrators @ Courthouse Gallery, Lake George. A three-person exhibition featuring the work of Bruce Hiscock, Marika McCoola and Jennifer Sattler. Artists’ panel discussion: Tuesday, August 1, 6pm. (Through August 11)
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. Lecture by author Sally Roesch Wagner: Saturday June 17, 7pm. (Through August 20)
Character and Direction @ Thompson Giroux Gallery, Chatham. An exhibition featuring three contemporary artists who use line in their work as a fundamental element within their unique compositions: Marcel Bova, Licha Jiménez and Hazle Weatherfield. (Through August 20)
Real Puss Technologies @ September Gallery, Hudson. Paintings by Odessa Straub. (Through August 20)
Super Natural @ Matteawan Gallery, Beacon. A group exhibition of paintings, drawings and prints by Julia Whitney Barnes, Gabe Brown, Cecilia Whittaker-Doe, Matt Frieburghaus, Charles Geiger and Eleanor Sabin, six artists whose work is influenced by nature and landscape. (Through August 21)
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. (Through August 21)
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)
Picasso: Encounters @ The Clark, Williamstown. An exhibition that explores Pablo Picasso’s interest in and experimentation with large-scale printmaking throughout his career. (Through August 27)
10×10 Exhibition @ Saratoga Arts, Saratoga Springs. A huge salon show, by a wide range of artists, of more than 550 works , most priced about $100. (Through September 2)
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)
Sara Greenberger Rafferty: Gloves Off and Cameron Martin: Abstracts @ University Art Museum, Albany. Recent video, sculpture, and photography by Sara Greenberger Rafferty that explores her ongoing fascination with domesticity, the body, consumer culture, fashion, violence and stand-up comedy; and a new body of non-objective paintings by Cameron Martin that address current generative roles for abstraction. (Through September 9)
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)
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)
Ellsworth Kelly @ The Hyde Collection, Glens Falls. Two companion exhibitions: Ellsworth Kelly: Slow Curve, which includes seventy prints that examine the artist’s experimentation with curved fields of color, and Ellsworth Kelly: Fruits & Flowers, twenty-six lithographs that reveal the sources of Kelly’s non-rectilinear shapes. (Through September 17)
The Coffins of Paa Joe and the Pursuit of Happiness @ The School, Kinderhook. A large-scale exhibition that honors the Ghanaian legacy of abebuu adekai, or fantasy coffins, that celebrate death and the afterlife, sculpted in the form of objects representative of the deceased and their interests. In 2004, Claude Simard, the late co-founder of Jack Shainman Gallery, commissioned thirteen coffins in the form of European castles erected along the Gold Coast in the 15th century, which served as holding pens for America-bound slaves.
2017 Exhibition by Artists of the Mohawk-Hudson Region @ Albany Institute of History and Art, Albany. Established in 1936, this annual, juried exhibition documents the work of artists working within a 100-mile radius of the Capital District. (Through September 3)
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)
Art Work: An Exploration of Labor @ Love Apple Art Space, Ghent. Love Apple Farm, now owned by Francis Greenburger, founder of Art Omi, inaugurates its new exhibition space with this group exhibition of works by Andrea Arrubla, Ben Thorp Brown, Noa Charuvi, Wojciech Gilewicz, Frances Goodman, Marisa Morán Jahn, Marie Christine Katz, Kakyoung Lee, Michael Mandiberg, Joiri Minaya, Debra Priestly, Jean Shin, Aram Han Sifuentes, Paul Anthony Smith, Maayan Strauss, Mierle Laderman Ukeles, Rodrigo Valenzuela and Elizabeth White. (Through October 1)
Out of Site: Contemporary Sculpture at Chesterwood @ Chesterwood, Home of Daniel Chester French, Stockbridge. Works by 14 artists invited by guest curator Sharon Bates to develop new projects or to adapt existing works that directly respond to the environmental, cultural and aesthetic attributes of the landscape at Chesterwood. Artists include: Roberley Bell, Colin C. Boyd, Matt Crane, Roger Bisbing, Chrissy Scolaro, Brian Kane, Michael Oatman, Portia Munson, Derek Parker, Deborah Zlotsky, Amy Podmore, Douglas Culhane, Matt La Fleur and Amelia Toelke. (Through October 9)
As In Nature @ The Clark, Williamstown. Paintings by Helen Frankenthaler that focuses on nature as a long-standing inspiration for the artist. Also on display is No Rules, an exhibition of 17 large-scale woodcuts by Frankenthaler that explore the full range of her exploration with the medium. (Through October 9)
Inventing America: Rockwell and Warhol @ Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge. The first exhibition linking Norman Rockwell and Andy Warhol, two iconic visual communicators who embraced populism, shaped national identity and opened new ways of seeing in twentieth century America. The show includes original iconic artworks; process materials and studies; archival photography, manuscripts and documents; film/video footage and personal artifacts. (Through October 29)
No to the Invasion: Breakdowns and Side Effects @ Center for Curatorial Studies, Annandale-on-Hudson. An exhibition of works drawn from the collection of the Barjeel Art Foundation, a collecting philanthropic institution based in the United Arab Emirates, featuring works dating from 1990 to 2016 that examine social, political, and economic histories from the shared geo-political space of the Arab-speaking world. Also on display: Picture Industry, a historical survey of photography. (Through October 29)
Montgomery Place Campus, Annandale-on-Hudson. A new seasonal exhibition focusing on the antique garden implements used at Montgomery Place for vegetable gardening, landscaping, orchard care and ornamental floral display. (Through October 31)
Wooden Forms @ Turn Park Art Space, West Stockbridge. An exhibit that explores wood as a sculptural material through the practices of two artists, Ben Butler and Jim Holl. Two temporary, site-specific sculptures will be installed on the territory of the park and an exhibition of related drawings and models will be shown at the Workshop Gallery. (Through October 31)
The Hudson River School @ Albany Institute of History and Art, Albany. Due to its popularity, the Institute is expanding its exhibition from earlier this year in this reinstallation of nearly 90 Hudson River School paintings in the Hearst Gallery on the museum’s third floor. Opening reception: Tuesday, July 25, 6:30-8pm.
Making: Then and Now @ Hancock Shaker Village, Pittsfield. An exhibition of contemporary works that explore the connection between artists today and an historic utopian movement in the Berkshires, featuring artworks exhibited in the Village’s historic spaces by Gregory Crewdson, Don Gummer, Stephen Hannock, Jenny Holzer, Maya Lin and David Teeple. (Through November 12)
Elizabeth King: Radical Small MASS MoCA, North Adams. A solo exhibition combining small sculptures and large videos, by Richmond, Virginia-based artist Elizabeth King.
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)
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.
Downtown is Pawsome Garden Party @ Tricentennial Park, Albany. Celebrating a local landmark and American icon, regional artists have customized twenty 3-foot-tall sculptures of Albany’s famous canine resident Nipper. The painted pups will grace various locations in downtown Albany throughout the next year. Proceeds from the Garden Party will benefit programs of the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society, as well as the continued revitalization of downtown Albany. (Through May, 2018)
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)
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.