ArtBeat: What To See
Second Annual Regional Juried Photo Show @ Spencertown Academy Arts Center, Spencertown. Works in both color and black and white by 21 photographers on the theme of “illumination.” Opening reception: Saturday, June 23, 4-6pm. (Through July 15)
Yuri Adams @ John Davis Gallery, Hudson. Abstract paintings by Yuri Adams in the main gallery. Also on display: sculpture by Howard Kalish and Yi Zhang and paintings by Rodney Dickson, Holly Hughes and Clay Sorrough. Artists’ reception: Saturday, June 23, 6-8pm. (Through July 15)
The Conditions of Being Art: Pat Hearn Gallery & American Fine Arts, Co. (1983-2004) @ The Center for Curatorial Studies, Annandale-on-Hudson. The first US exhibition to examine the shared histories, art and programming activities of Pat Hearn Gallery and American Fine Arts, Co., Colin de Land Fine Art, with works by over 40 artists, including Roy Arden, Alex Bag, Art Club 2000, Lutz Bacher, Dennis Balk, Bernadette Corporation, J. St. Bernard, Tom Burr, Moyra Davey, Jimmy DeSana, Jessica Diamond, Stephan Dillemuth, Mark Dion, John Dogg, Andrea Fraser, Peter Fend, Renée Green, Pat de Groot, Mary Heilmann, Susan Hiller, Joan Jonas, John Knight, Jutta Koether, Silvia Kolbowski, John Miller, Simon Leung, Ana Mendieta, Marlene McCarty, Mariko Mori, Mark Morrisroe, Claire Pentecost with the Critical Art Ensemble, Christian Philipp-Müller, Kembra Pfahler, Jack Pierson, Julia Scher, Pieter Schoolwerth, Peter Schuyff, Jason Simon, Jessica Stockholder, Spencer Sweeney, Philip Taaffe, Tishan Hsu, Lincoln Tobier and John Waters and more. Opening Reception: Saturday, June 23, 2-5pm. (Through December 14)
Come to your Senses @ MASS MoCA, North Adams. Sally Taylor, daughter of James Taylor and Carly Simon, curates this exhibit in MASS MoCA’s Kidspace gallery and art-making studio, which will include new music by both of her parents. A program of Taylor’s long-running Consenses project, the show asks visual artists, poets, dancers, musicians, perfumers, chefs and sculptors to use one another’s art as a catalyst to create their own work. Opening reception: Saturday, June 23, 11am-1pm.
Willard Boepple @ Cynthia Reeves Gallery, North Adams. New work by Willard Boepple, featuring monoprints and three-dimensional forms, both large and small scale. (Through June 23)
Heroic Faces @ Thompson Giroux Gallery, Chatham. A solo exhibition of works by Adam Brent that includes sculpture and paintings employing colors and patterns inspired by mid 20th century classic porcelain figurines and a palette derived from a range of every day linoleum tile. (Through June 24)
June Invitational @ 510 Warren Street Gallery, Hudson. Photographs by noted music photographer Elliot Landy, abstract landscapes by Nancy Felcher, pastel painitings by Eleanor Lord and flower paintings by Doris Simon. (Through June 24)
[R]EVOLUTION IS UNCOMFORTABLE @ Hudson Hall, Hudson. A visual installation by JD Urban featuring candid conversations with citizens about how their personal experiences have shaped their political beliefs. (Through June 24)
Mystical Mexico Mixed Media @ Good Purpose Gallery, Lee. Abstract mixed-media works by Dr. Michael McManmon, founder of the College Internship Program (CIP), and also an artist, international speaker and writer. (Through June 26)
Nature, Art and Glass: A Delicate Balance @ Schantz Galleries, Stockbridge. Works in glass by Paul Stankard, Kelly O’Dell and Raven Skyriver, inspired by the world’s flora and fauna. Opening reception: Friday, June 1, 4-6pm. (Through June 26)
No Home Go Home / Go Home No Home @ Mateawan Gallery, Beacon. Kazumi Tanaka’s drawings of memories of her childhood, made with tea on paper. (Through July 8)
‘T’ Space Gallery, Rhinebeck. A new and permanent installation by sculptor Richard Nonas of a 900-foot straight line of 80 railroad tie units spanning the dips and rises of the T2 Reserve forest, as well as sculptures inside the gallery. (Through July 8)
Landscapes: Abstract, Fractured, Suggested @ Davis Orton Gallery, Hudson. Mixed media photographic works by Margaret Saliske and mixed media paintings by David Drake, as well as portfolio showcases by Barrak Evans and William Nourse. (Through July 8)
Sextet III @ Limner Gallery, Hudson. Six artists showing three works each, in a wide variety of styles and media: Yuko Mizobuchi, Traci Mims, David Sheskin, Anthony Ruscitto, Christy Marie and Scott Dow. (Through July 14)
The Fence Show @ The Arts Center, Troy. The salon-style (floor to ceiling) exhibition of over 400 pieces by members of the Arts Center. (Through July 15)
Stars and Cells @ September Gallery, Hudson. Artworks by Nicole Cherubini, Victoria Fu and Carrie Moyer. (Through July 15)
Kindred @ Gallery @ 46 Green Street, Hudson. Recent photographs by Hudson-based artist Giovanni di Mola. (Through July 15)
GLITCHE @ Installation Space, North Adams. An immersive installation by Sam Okerstrom-Lang (SAMO) inspired by the idea of a glitch, error or unexpected malfunction in a system. Opens Friday, June 1. Opening reception & performance by DJ/performing artist Seraah: Friday, June 15, 4-8pm. (Through July 15)
Rockwell Kent @ The Hyde Collection, Glens Falls. Complementary exhibitions celebrate Rockwell Kent (1882 – 1971), the American painter, printer, and illustrator, who settled in the Adirondacks in 1928. He painted many of his works in his Adirondack studio based on drawings, sketches, and notes taken during extensive travels to Greenland, Alaska, Ireland, and other extreme locations. In addition, Curator Caroline Welsh has drawn together paintings from North Country collections, some seldom seen publicly. Opens Sunday, April 8. (Through July 22)
Directions @ Ferrin Contemporary, North Adams. A solo exhibit by ceramic artist Sergei Isupov (Through July 22)
Concepts & Color @ Laffer Gallery, Schuylerville. As the name implies, colorful works by James Paterson, Victoria Crowell and Wendy Ide Williams. (Through July 22)
Figures We Fancy @ Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson. A group exhibit of contemporary figurative painters, both real and imagined, including Mark Beard’s invented persona “Bruce Sargeant,” David Austin, Robert Goldstrom, Greg Decker, Abel Ramirez, David Dew Bruner and Louise Laplante. (Through July 29)
Trees and the American Dream @ Athens Cultural Center, Athens. Historic and contemporary photos of the village of Athens with a focus on streets with trees predominating and contrasting before and after images. (Through August 5)
Dona Nelson: Stand Alone Paintings @ The Tang, Saratoga Springs. An exhibition of artworks from the last four decades to demonstrate the breadth and continuity of Dona Nelson’s influential painting career. (Through August 12)
The Unimportance of Time @ Martinez Gallery, Troy. This exhibition, celebrating the gallery’s 17th diversionary, includes works by Latino artists Roxanna Melendez, Jaime Suarez, Kathy Vargas and Alexis Mendoza as well as regional artists George Hofmann, Gary Masline, Tina Lincer, George Simmons, Grace Tatara and Willie Marlowe. (Through August 13)
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 31)
The River Art Project @ Stockbridge Station, Stockbridge. An exhibition to raise awareness of the beauty and importance of the river environment and offer educational opportunities on protecting this resource, including works by Berkshire painters Bart Elsbach, Michael Filmus, Harriet Joffe, Scott Prior, Jim Schantz and Gabrielle Senza. Panel discussion: Wednesday, August 15, 6pm (Through September 2)
Women Artists in Paris, 1850-1900 @ The Clark, Williamstown. This exhibition showcases the remarkable artistic production of women artists working in Paris during the latter half of the nineteenth century, including Berthe Morisot, Mary Cassatt and Rosa Bonheur as well as less well-known artists. Opens Saturday, June 9. (Through September 3)
Francis Greenburger Selects @ Love Apple Art Space, Ghent. The founder of Art Omi and current owner of Love Apple Farms curated this exhibition of contemporary works by Claus Brunsmann, Margaret Evangeline, John Morra and Sandi Slone.
Anything But Simple: Shaker Gift Drawings and the Women Who Made Them @ Hancock Shaker Village, Pittsfield. The Museum exhibits its rare and surprisingly ornate Shaker “gift” or “spirit” drawings for the first time in decades. (Through September 3)
Thomas Nozkowski @ Art Omi, Ghent. Abstract paintings by Thomas Nozkowski in the Benenson Visitors Center. (Through September 4)
Liz Glynn: The Archaeology of Another Possible Future @ MASS MoCA, North Adams. Los Angeles-based Liz Glynn will present her largest and most ambitious project to date in Building 5, MASS MoCA’s largest gallery — a sprawling multi-sensory sculptural experience of sight, sensation, sound, and scent stretching nearly a football field in length. The exhibition expands Glynn’s interest in the rise and fall of empires, labor, and shifting cultural values, in order to speculate upon our uncertain future. (Through Labor Day 2018)
The Art of Iron @ The Clark, Williamstown. An exhibit of 36 wrought iron objects on loan from The Musée Le Secq des Tournelles in Rouen, France. (Through September 16)
Travelogue @ The School, Kinderhook. A survey exhibition of works by Radcliffe Bailey that incorporate found objects and photographs into textured compositions that address history, ancestry, migration and collective memory. Also on display are solo exhibitions by Nina Chanel Abney, Shimon Attie, Math Bass, Valérie Blass, Vibha Galhotra, Brad Kahlhamer, Margaret Kilgallen, Lyne Lapointe, Gordon Parks and Leslie Wayne. (Through October 6)
Ellsworth Kelly: Plant Lithographs @ Bershire Botanical Garden, Stockbridge. This first major exhibition in the Garden’s Center House Leonhardt Galleries features Ellsworth Kelly’s iconic plant lithographs, created during his stay in southern France between late 1964 and the summer of 1965. (Through October 8)
A Cold Hole + Assembled Audience @ MASS MoCA, North Adams. In these two new installation-based commissions, artist Taryn Simon activates the rituals of applause and the cold water plunge, examining individuals’ campaigns for public admiration, the status of physical community spaces in the digital age, and our persistent desire for a quick fix. In the first installation, participants jump into icy water while visitors in an adjacent gallery watch through a cinemascopic aperture.
RAWR! A WCMA Bestiary @ Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown. An exhibit that considers how art has helped to create arbitrary distinctions between the human and the animal, with works from WCMA’s encyclopedic collection exploring the representation of animals in art and artifacts across time and across the globe. (Through October 31)
Pitch @ MASS MoCA, North Adams. Allison Janae Hamilton’s photographs, videos, sculptures and installations feature environments familiar to the north Florida and Tennessee landscapes that are home to her family.
The Lure of the Dark @ MASS MoCA, North Adams. Over a dozen contemporary artists, including Patrick Bermingham, William Binnie, Cynthia Daignault, TM Davy, Jeronimo Elespe, Cy Gavin, Shara Hughes, Josephine Halvorson, Sam McKinniss, Wilhelm Neusser, Dana Powell, Kenny Rivero and Alexandria Smith, illustrate the ways in which the hours of darkness continue to provoke the contemporary imagination.
Natasha Bowdoin: Maneater @ MASS MoCA, North Adams. Houston, TX-based artist Natasha Bowdoin builds wall-works with words. In her largest-ever cut paper and collage installation, she investigates the intersections of the visual, the experiential, and the literary, treating language and nature as kindred phenomena.
Rachel Howard: Paintings of Violence (Why I am not a mere Christian) @ MASS MoCA, North Adams. In her first U.S. solo museum show, London-based painter Rachel Howard examines human cruelty; the work’s title references both C.S. Lewis’ Mere Christianity and Bertrand Russell’s “Why I am not a Christian,” texts which argue respectively for and against adherence to Christianity.