ArtBeat: What To See

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 Marjorie Nichols: Hard Hats Picketing anti-Nixon, anti-war, 1970's @ Davis Orton Gallery

Marjorie Nichols: Hard Hats Picketing anti-Nixon, anti-war, 1970’s @ Davis Orton Gallery
Moved to Act! @ Davis Orton Gallery, Hudson. 37 photographers document women’s marches, Black Lives Matter, Standing Rock, March for Our Lives and other demonstrations, marches and political action. Also on display will be a slide show of Hudson area actions and demonstrations by local area residents. Artists’ reception: Saturday, October 27, 5-7pm. (Through November 25)

The Virginia Project (Virginia Haggard and Jean McNeil) @ Wired Gallery
The Virginia Project (Virginia Haggard and Jean McNeil) @ Wired Gallery
The Virginia Project @ Wired Gallery, High Falls. A collaboration between one woman writer and 14 women visual artists celebrates both Virginia Haggard, who was the artist Marc Chagall’s lover and the mother of his son, and Jean McNeil, Haggard’s daughter. Opening reception: Saturday, October 27, 5-7pm. (Through November 25)

Tom Nelson: Catskill Ledge @ The Arts Center
Tom Nelson: Catskill Ledge @ The Arts Center
From NY to LA: Landscapes of the Hudson Valley and California Desert @ The Arts Center of the Capital Region, Troy. Landscape paintings and oil sketches by Tom Nelson comparing the Catskills and the Vasquez Rock formations east of Los Angeles, California. Opening reception: Friday, October 26, 6-8pm during Troy Night Out. Artist’s talk: Friday, November 30, 6pm. (Through January 3)

6th Annual Upstate Invitational @ The Laffer Gallery
6th Annual Upstate Invitational @ The Laffer Gallery
6th Annual Upstate Invitational @ The Laffer Gallery, Schuylerville. Artwork by regional artists Julie Branch, Anne Francey and George Dirolf, chosen for this year’s “6th Annual Upstate Artists” Best in Show Award, juried by Robert Gullie. Opening reception: Saturday, October 27, 5-8pm. (Through November 25)

Photographs by Scott Benedict @ Hudson Hall
Photographs by Scott Benedict @ Hudson Hall
KAHNSCIOUS – Photographing Architecture @ Hudson Hall, Hudson. Architect and photographer Scott Benedict takes viewers through a journey across twenty-six of the renowned architect Louis I. Kahn’s private and public creations. Artist’s reception: Saturday, October 27, 5-7pm. (Through January 2)

Works by Sara Pruiksma @ The Arts Center of the Capital Region
Works by Sara Pruiksma @ The Arts Center of the Capital Region
Places: Artworks by Sara Pruiksma @ The Arts Center of the Capital Region, Troy. Sara Pruiksma exhibits a series of paintings rooted in sentimentality, focusing on the home. Reception: Friday, October 26, 6-8pm. Artist’s talk: Thursday, November 8, 7pm. (Through November 18)


Last Chance to See

 Robin Whiteman: Alliance @ Thompson Giroux Gallery

Robin Whiteman: Alliance @ Thompson Giroux Gallery
Homeostasis @ Thompson Giroux Gallery, Chatham. Recent ceramic sculpture by Robin Whiteman. (Through October 28)

Still Life @ September Gallery
Still Life @ September Gallery
Still Life @ September Gallery, Hudson. Works by Theodora Allen, Julia Bland, Jamie Israelow, Anne Lindberg, Kate Newby, Jenny Perlin, Nori Pao, Carrie Schneider and Letha Wilson. (Through October 28)

Taryn Simon : Assembled Audience @ MASS MoCA
Taryn Simon: Assembled Audience @ MASS MoCA
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.

Works by Maxfield Parrish, N.C. Wyeth and Norman Rockwell @ Norman Rockwell Museum
Works by Maxfield Parrish, N.C. Wyeth and Norman Rockwell @ Norman Rockwell Museum
Keepers of the Flame: Parrish, Wyeth, Rockwell and the Narrative Tradition @ Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge. More than 85 works by American and European masters spanning 500 years that trace the student-to-teacher lineage of illustrators Maxfield Parrish, N.C. Wyeth and Norman Rockwell to their artistic forbearers in the Italian Renaissance. (Through October 28)

Angela Kanaan: Leopard Hiding @ Martinez Gallery
After Disruption, What…. @ Martinez Gallery, Troy. Works by regional artists Dorothy Englander, Alexandra Higgins, Angela Kanaan and Armando Soto in an exhibition that explores how artists address disruption in their works, whether arising from personal, psychological or political conditions. (Through October 30)

Anonymous (French) Tapestry from Chateau de Corances, Early 16th Century @ Williams College Museum of Art
Anonymous (French) Tapestry from Chateau de Corances, Early 16th Century @ Williams College Museum of Art
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)


Continuing

Works by Allison Gildersleeve @ Cynthia Reeves
In the Retelling @ Cynthia Reeves, North Adams. Large scale collage, mixed-media works on paper and paintings by Allison Gildersleeve. (Through November 3)

Jason Walker: Osprey @ Ferrin Contemporary
Jason Walker: Osprey @ Ferrin Contemporary
Canary Syndrome @ Ferrin Contemporary, North Adams. A group show featuring recent works by U.S. and U.K.-based artists Elizabeth Alexander, Evan Hauser, Elliott Kayser, Stephen Young Lee, Beth Lipman, Livia Marin, Paul Scott, Bouke de Vries and Jason Walker. (Through November 4)

Stephen Walling: Peggy @ Carrie Haddad Gallery
Stephen Walling: Peggy @ Carrie Haddad Gallery
Bejeweled @ Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson. Non-representational works by Stephen Walling, Vincent Pomilio, Susan Stover, Ralph Stout, Sarah Berney and photography by Nancy Goldring. (Through November 4)

Ruth Miller: Open Pumpkin and Lantern @ John Davis Gallery
Ruth Miller @ John Davis Gallery, Hudson. Still life paintings by Ruth Miller. Also on display: solo shows of paintings by Nina Maric, Pamela Salisbury Maud Bryt and Eric Holzman and sculpture by Bruce Gagnier. (Through November 4)

Jack Walls: Endless Summer Boogie @ Wired Gallery
Bright Future Group Show @ Greene County Council on the Arts, Catskill. A show of works by six emerging artists: Louise Smith, Marty Katzoff, Becca Van K, Elbert Perez, Simeon Amstutz and Sonia Corina Ruscoe alongside NYC downtown scene veterans Jack Walls and David Aron. (Through November 10)

Tony Baselici: The Argument @ Limner Gallery
Tony Baselici: The Argument @ Limner Gallery
A Show of Heads @ Limner Gallery, Hudson. Works based on the human head by 27 national and regional artists. (Through November 10)

Tides + Falls @ Sohn Fine Art
Tides + Falls @ Sohn Fine Art
Tides + Falls @ Sohn Fine Art, Lenox. Photographic works by John Atchley, Valda Bailey, Seth Resnick, Cassandra Sohn and Rachael Talibart. (Through November 12)

Paintings by Marcelene I. Mosca @ Good Purpose Gallery
Two Perspective @ Good Purpose Gallery, Lee.Watercolors by Pat Hogan and oil paintings by Marcelene I. Mosca. (Through November 13)

Works by Miriam Laufer @ Caldwell Gallery
Miriam Laufer (1918-1980): Selections from the Artist’s Estate @ Caldwell Gallery, Hudson. For the first time since her passing in 1980, Miriam Laufer’s feminist and politically charged artworks — both ahead of their time and topical today — will be available for sale. (Through November 18)

Photographs by Benjamin Swett @ BCB ART
Photographs by Benjamin Swett @ BCB ART
Benjamin Swett: Recent Photographs (2016-18) @ BCB ART, Hudson. Benjamin Swett’s photographic exhibition examines the halls and rooms of buildings constructed during the 18th century by the American Shakers and their use of natural light. Also on view will be works by gallery artists Meg Atkinson, Lynn Dreese Breslin, Richard Butler, Barbara Friedman, Lynn Itzkowitz, Dan Welden and others. (Through November 18)

Paintings by Robert Moylan @ Clement Art Gallery
Robert Moylan: Recent Work @ Clement Frame Shop, Troy. Panoramic landscapes by gouache master Robert Moylan. Artist’s reception: Friday, October 26, 6-9pm. (Through November 26)

Kathryn Polk: Beside Myself @ The Schick
Kathryn Polk: Beside Myself @ The Schick
Pressed: Six Contemporary Printmakers @ Schick Gallery, Saratoga Springs. Works by Miguel Aragón, Sean Caulfield, Tony de los Reyes, Tom Huck, Karen Kunc and Kathryn Polk, artists from across the United States who push the limits of printmaking and are masters of their craft. (Through November 28)

Sculpture by Patrick Healy @ Feigenbaum Center for the Arts
Swatches: New Works by Patrick Healy @ Feigenbaum Center for the Arts, Schenectady. An exhibition of sculpture and 3D works. Reception: Thursday, October 11, 4:30-6:30pm. (Through November 30)

Allison Janae Hamilton: Pitch @ MASS MoCA
Allison Janae Hamilton: Pitch @ MASS MoCA
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.

Jeronimo Elespe: Lure @ MASS MoCA
Jeronimo Elespe: Lure @ MASS MoCA
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
Natasha Bowdoin: Maneater @ MASS MoCA
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 @ MASS MoCA
Rachel Howard: Paintings of Violence @ MASS MoCA
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.

Francis Cape: Wait @ Massry Gallery
Francis Cape: Wait @ Massry Gallery
Sculptors Recollected @ Esther Massry Gallery, Albany. Works by Francis Cape, James Clark and Judy Pfaff. Reception: Friday, November 2, 6-8pm. (Through December 8)

2018 Artists of the Mohawk Hudson Region @ University Art Museum, Albany. Among the longest-running regionals in the country, this exhibition focuses on contemporary artists living and working within a 100-mile radius of the Capital Region. Also on display: Flow: Alumni Artists from Mohawk Hudson Region Exhibitions 2009-2017, highlighting eleven alumni artists working in a range of media including painting, photography, sculpture, and video. (Through December 8)

Jenny Kemp: Rush @ Mandeville Gallery
Jenny Kemp: Rush @ Mandeville Gallery
Jenny Kemp: Slow Grow @ Mandeville Gallery, Schenectady. Organic, biomorphic abstract paintings by Jenny Kemp. (Through December 9)

Julia Scher:, I'll be Gentle (detail) @ The Center for Curatorial Studies
Julia Scher:, I’ll be Gentle (detail) @ The Center for Curatorial Studies
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. (Through December 14)

Come to Your Senses @ MASS MoCA's Kidspace
A painting by Kaitlyn Mongeon @ MASS MoCA’s Kidspace
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.

William B. Schade: Crocks @ The Albany Institute of History and Art
William B. Schade: Crocks @ The Albany Institute of History and Art
A Menagerie of Whimsey: The Art of William B. Schade @ Albany Institute of History and Art, Albany. Works by Albany native William B. Schade including prints, sculptures, paintings and ceramics. Also on display: Birds & Beasts: The Scary, Magical, and Adorable Animals of the Albany Institute, an animal-inspired exhibition drawn from the Institute’s collection that explores animals as iconic elements of art and as cherished household members. (Through December 30)

Josh Simpson: Galactic Landscapes @ Berkshire Museum
Josh Simpson: Galactic Landscapes @ Berkshire Museum
Josh Simpson: Galactic Landscapes @ Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield. A solo show of woks in glass by Josh Simpson. (Through January 6)

Karl Wirsum: Parm S. Tree @ The Tang Teaching Museum
Karl Wirsum: Parm S. Tree @ The Tang Teaching Museum
3-D Doings: The Imagist Object in Chicago Art, 1964-1980 @ The Tang Teaching Museum, Saratoga Springs. The first exhibition devoted to the three-dimensional work of a group of Chicago artists collectively known as the Chicago Imagists. 3-D Doings Symposium: October 25-26, featuring public events with many of the artists in the show. (Through January 6)

Tim Davis: Church of Thirst @ The Tang
Tim Davis: Church of Thirst @ The Tang
When We Are Dancing (I Get Ideas) @ The Tang, Saratoga Springs. A solo exhibition of Tim Davis’ recent work in video, sound, installation, photography and more, featuring more than 30 recent works that provide an in-depth look at the creative process of an artist, musician and writer whose visual art riffs heavily on his initial start as a poet. Also on display: Where and When I Enter, an exhibition that examines the social construction of whiteness, including how ethnic and racial groups have suffered political and economic disenfranchisement for being non-white. (Through January 6)

Betty Parsons: Maine II @ Art Omi
Betty Parsons: Maine II @ Art Omi
Betty Parsons: Blue sky very high @ Art Omi, Ghent. An exhibition of paintings and sculpture spanning over two decades by the artist and noted gallerist Betty Parsons. . (Through January 6)

Paintings by Marcelene I. Mosca @ Good Purpose Gallery
Two Perspective @ Good Purpose Gallery, Lee.Watercolors by Pat Hogan and oil paintings by Marcelene I. Mosca. (Through November 13)

(Top) Thomas Cole: View from Mount Holyoke, Northampton, Massachusetts, after a Thunderstorm (detail) and (bottom) Lisa Sanditz: Fumigation Tents (detail) @ Albany International Airport Gallery
Landmark @ Albany International Airport Gallery, Albany. The gallery celebrates its 20th anniversary with this exhibition of visual artists and writers reflecting upon a changing American landscape. (Through March 25)

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