ArtBeat: What To See
Neoteric Abstract IV @ Limner Gallery, Hudson. Contemporary abstract works by 23 artists in a wide variety of media. Opening reception: Saturday, April 6, 5-7pm. (Through April 27)
LandEscapes @ Davis Orton Gallery, Hudson. Photographs by Lindsey Shaw Bardsley, Nicholas Bell, Nikki Berg, Thomas Fleckenstein, Tom Hatlestad, Carmelita Iezzi, Vanessa Marsh, Wayne Montecalvo, David Nagel, Mirja Paljakka, Meryl Salzinger, Andy Todd and Tim Trompeter and videos by Matt Frieburghaus, Deborah Messa-Pelly, Carla Shapiro and Ruth Wetzel. Also on display: portfolio showcases by Elisa Keogh and Linda Cassidy. Opening reception: Saturday, April 6, 5-7pm. (Through May 5)
Past On @ Lapham Gallery, Glens Falls. Cast iron and bronze works by Paige Henry, glass sculptures by Michael Scupholm and large scale paintings and installation by Sam Rathbun. Opening reception: Saturday, April 5, 5-7pm.
All Mine by Juan Hinojosa @ Mandeville Gallery, Schenectady. Juan Hinojosa collects discarded items such as magazines, advertisements, postcards, and toys to arrange as a painter might arrange color with paint and then uses these found objects to create what appear to be symmetrical compositions. Artist talk and reception: Friday, April 5, 12:55-1:45pm.
Anne Diggory: All in a Day’s Work @ Albany Institute of History & Art, Albany. Anne Diggory paints nature’s multiple expressions in the context of both contemporary and historic approaches, such as the Hudson River School. This exhibition features eighteen lakeside landscapes, the products of Diggory’s intense concentration on a motif that often yields several works from a single day on location. Opens Friday, April 6. (Through August 18)
The Magical World: The Art of Jacob Houston @ The Hyde Collection, Glens Falls. An exhibition of paintings by Greenwich (Washington County) native Jacob Houston. Member’s opening: Saturday, April 6, 2-5pm. (Through June 23)
Rhea Nowak: The Cairns @ The Arts Center of the Capital Region, Troy. Using traditional and contemporary etching techniques, Rhea Nowak combines mark making with photo-based images to develop a lexicon of signs, symbols, and glyphs. (Through April 12)
Coping: Art to Process Illness, Decay and Loss @ Greene County Council on the Arts, Catskill. A group exhibition of works by artists who are using the creative process to work through health crises, mental illness and the loss of loved ones. (Through April 13)
In Place of Now @ Opalka Gallery, Albany. An exhibition that showcases both emerging and established artists whose work engages in the politically subversive acts of picturing “otherness,” reinventing the past and reclaiming the future, featuring works by Willie Cole, Renée Cox, Shani Crowe, Krista Franklin, Wayne Hodge, Darian Longmire, Stacey Robinson and Alisa Sikelianos-Carter. Curator’s Tour: Thursday, April 11, 5:30pm. (Through April 14)
Here Today @ Center for Photography at Woodstock, Woodstock. Photography by Judi Bommarito, KayLynn Deveney, Lydia Goldblatt and Jane Paradise that examines age and aging in contemporary society. Closing reception and artist talk: Saturday, April 13, 4-6pm. (Through April 14)
Universal Bond @ The Laffer Gallery, Schuylerville. Works by Anne Sutherland, Tracy Helgeson, Dan Greenfeld and Robert Moylan. (Through April 14)
Colorama @ The Hyde Collection, Glens Falls. An exhibition that examines the massive advertisements displayed in New York’s Grand Central Station, offering insight into America and the histories of advertising, photography and technology. (Through April 14)
Contemporary Artists @ Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson. Opens Wednesday, March 6. Artworks by Jenny Nelson, Nancy Rutter, Laura Von Rosk, Donise English and Andrea Moreau. Also on display: photography by Birgit Blyth. (Through April 21)
Still Life Love Life @ John Davis Gallery, Hudson. Sculpture and prints by Laetitia Hussain. (Through April 21)
Photography Regional 41 @ Collar Works, Troy. The 41st Photography Regional aims to showcase talented emerging and underrepresented artists of all ages, working within photographic media and includes works by Hannah Alsdorf, Kieran Barber, Justin Baker, Coby Berger, Robert Coppola, Chris DeMarco, William Gill, George Guarino, Monica Hamilton, Christopher Herrera, Natasha Holmes, Scott Keidong, Jeff Lansing, Hillary Raimo, Theresa Swidorski. (Through April 27)
Fiber Art from Japan and the Netherlands @ Schick Art Gallery, Saratoga Springs. Contemporary fiber works by Japanese artist Hiroko Ote and Dutch artist Stef Kreymborg. (Through April 22)
Through the Alley: Urban+Recycled @ Tivoli Artists Gallery, Tivoli. Works created by gallery members using materials marked for recycling or discarding. (Through April 28)
Transformations @ Saratoga Arts, Saratoga Springs. Works by Arlene Baker, Gail Nadeau, Lauren Sandler and Sheri Snedeker. (Through May 4)
Dan Devine: Impact @ Thompson Giroux Gallery, Chatham. Dan Devine’s plaster castings investigate the impacts of accidental car crashes as a metaphor for climate change. (Through May 5)
Katheriine Bernhardt: GOLD @ Art Omi, Ghent. Katherine Bernhardt’s works are inspired the color pink, panthers and cultural icons. Reception Saturday, April 6, 2-4pm. (Through May 18)
The Second Buddha: Master of Time @ The Tang Teaching Museum, Saratoga Springs. An exhibit that presents the story of the legendary Indian Buddhist master Padmasambhava, widely credited with bringing Buddhism to the Tibetan lands. (Through May 19)
Virginia Bryant @ The Chapel + Cultural Center, Troy. A solo show of intricate, colorful abstract paintings by Virginia Bryant.
Frank E. Schoonover: American Visions @ Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge. An exhibition of artworks by the noted Golden Age illustrator, including paintings for such classic stories as Kidnapped, Robinson Crusoe, Swiss Family Robinson, and Ivanhoe, as well as illustrations for the novels of Zane Grey. (Through May 27)
Photo 21: Future Forward @ PH Gallery, Troy. The fourth annual juried group exhibition aims to push the boundaries of photographic processes and expression. (Through May 31)
The Art and Wit of Rube Goldberg @ Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge. Beginning in 1912, the hand-drawn diagrams of his outlandish inventions established Rube Goldberg as one of the most popular cartoonists of the time, and the term “Rube Goldberg Machine” was coined. (Through June 9)
Shape and Shadow: The Sculpture of Larry Kagan @ Albany Institute of History and Art, Albany. A retrospective exhibition featuring 50 works from three distinctive phases of noted Troy sculptor Larry Kagan’s career: the 1970s cast acrylic sculptures that reflect and refract light; the found steel works from the 1980s and 90s that play with texture, pattern and shape; and more recently, the shadow pieces that rely on strategically positioned steel rods to sculpt light. (Through June 9)
Hudson Athens Light @ Hudson Hall Hudson. This group exhibition of paintings, photography and sculpture, illuminates and corroborates the ecological, historical, commercial and aesthetic splendors of our bend in the Hudson River since the days it was the Mahicantuck. (Through June 9)
Like Sugar @ The Tang Teaching Museum, Saratoga Springs. An exhibition that explores both the problematic and the joyful aspects of sugar, with works by contemporary artists such as Vik Muniz, Julia Jacquette, Zineb Sedira, Laurie Simmons and others. (Through June 9)
A Decolonial Atlas: Strategies in Contemporary Art of the Americas @ Mandeville Gallery, Schenectady. Recent works by artists from the United States and Latin America grappling with continued questions of colonialism and postcolonialism in an effort to locate “place” in contemporary society. The exhibition highlights the medium of video as a critical tool for expanded narratives and immersive imagery, in addition to painting, photography, sculpture and works on paper. (Through June 16)
Bejeweled and Bedazzled: Jewelry and Personal Adornment @ Albany Institute of History and Art, Albany. An exhibition focusing on the Institute’s collection of jewelry and objects of personal adornment, from precious stones and ornaments to fabric ribbons, rhinestones and even braided human hair. (Through July 28)
Heavy Metal: Cast Iron Stoves of the Capital Region @ Albany Institute of History and Art, Albany. During the nineteenth century, Albany and Troy manufacturers were considered to be among the largest producers of cast-iron stoves in the world. This exhibition of 25 cast stoves from the Institute’s collection showcases these utilitarian objects as both works of art and technological innovations that made the home more comfortable as well as beautiful. (Through August 18)
Back in My Day: Childhood, Play, and Schenectady @ Schenectady County Historical Society, Schenectady. An exhibition examining play and childhood in both the 20th and 21st centuries. (Through November 16)
Christopher Wool: Untitled @ Art Omi, Ghent. Christopher Wool’s large-scale bronze and copper plated steel sculpture demonstrates his penchant for appropriating existing forms, deriving their structure from ranching wire found around his property in Texas. (Through December 31)
Rafa Esparza: Staring at the Sun @ MASS MoCA, North Adams. A solo exhibition in which Rafe Esparza continues his investigation of the labor-intensive process of hand-making adobe bricks by creating a new space out of adobe, while also returning to his practice as a painter. (Through December 31)
Nicholas Whitman @ MASS MoCA, North Adams. Nicholas Whitman’s 1988 documentary photographs of the abandoned Sprague Electric Company factory that would become the MASS MoCA campus.
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.
Tom Slaughter: Icon Alphabet @ MASS MoCA, North Adams. Tom Slaughter’s drawings, paintings and cut-paper illustrations examine objects and scenes from the artist’s life in New York and coastal Long Island.
Jarvis Rockwell: Us @ MASS MoCA, North Adams. A new large-scale installation in which figures from Rockwell’s massive collection of toys and figurines interact and organize themselves on glass panels, soaring over visitors’ heads in the historic light well of the newly renovated B6: Robert W. Wilson Building.