ArtBeat: What To See 1/22/10


Cynthia Dillenbeck, Jason Schultz, Chip Fasciana and Ken Jacobie @ Chapel + Cultural Center, Troy. Painting, photograph and wood and metal sculpture. Opening reception tonight (Friday, January 22) 5:30-9:30pm.

An Exhibition of Japanese Manga and Anime @ EMPAC, Troy. In conjunction with Jeremy Wade’s performance next week, an exhibit on EMPAC’s Mezzanine explores the culture of Japanese manga and anime, including the first episodes from key anime and manga series, related movie and artist posters and books on the powerful cultural influence of these forms of production. (Through Feb. 3)

Jason Houston: Family of Mine @ Ferrin Gallery, Pittsfield. Solo photography show featuring eleven large scale prints of moments captured at Houston’s family get-togethers between 2002 and 2007. (Through February 27).

Armed & Dangerous: Art of the Arsenal @ Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield. A showcase, suitable for the entire family, of a large swath of history illustrated by arms and armament. Opening preview party Saturday, January 23 with refreshments, dueling demonstrations, swords, armor, helmets, art, propaganda posters, try-on stations, live alligators and skunks. (I’m not making this up.) (Through June 6).

Then & Now @ Albany Center Gallery, Albany. More than 50 drawings and sculptures by Jeri Eisenberg, Mimi Czajka Graminski and Iona Park (Through February 27) Artist reception Friday, February 5 (Albany First Friday) 6-8pm.

Practice @ Opalka Gallery, Albany. Works by all 16 Sage Colleges Visual Arts faculty members, including Lynn Caprisello, Beau Comeaux, Jean Dahlgren, Melody Davis, Melanie Printup Hope, Sean Hovendick, Kelly Jones, Harold Lohner, Matthew McElligott, Timothy M. Martin, Kent Mikalsen, Linda Morrell, Sally Packard, Gina Porcelli, Gary Shankman, and Janus Welton. Artist reception February 5, 5-9pm (Albany First Friday) (Through February 21)

Last Chance To See:

Kevin Cook and Gail Postal: “Iconic Landscapes and Everyday Icons @ Windham Fine Arts (Through January 24)

Group Show, Pt. 2 @ Clement Art Gallery, Troy: includes works by Sergio Sericolo, Laura Glazer, Jeff Wigman, Christopher Murray, Dorothy Englander, Robert Gullie, Joe Putrock and Erik Laffer. (through January 25)

Brian Hofmeister and mi Chelle Vara, painting and metal sculpture @ Terra Nova Gallery, Troy (Through January 25.)

“Picture This,” photos by Rick Bedrosian @ McGreevy Prolab (Through January 29)


John Willis: Selections from “Recycled Realities” and “A View from the Rez” @ Union College, Visual Arts Building, Burns Arts Atrium, Schenectady: Photographer John Willis shows works from two recent projects. “Recycled Realities” features still-life photos of scrap paper on its way to being recycled, while “A View from the Rez” includes photographs made while visiting Pine Ridge Reservation, tribal home of the Oglala Lakota Sioux. (Through January 31)

New Works @ The Jay Street Gallery, Schenectady. Group show through February 16)

Alexis Grabowski and Lauren Mielke: “Inside Out” @ Davey Jones Gallery, Albany: an exhibition of drawings and installations. (Through February 1)

The Eternal Light of Egypt: The Photography of Sarite Sanders @ Albany Institute of History & Art, Albany. Egyptian ruins, photographed with infared film, capture the mysterious radiance and residual spirituality of the land. Gallery talk by the artist on Friday, February 5, 6pm (Albany First Friday) (Through June 13)

“Winter Art” @ The National Upholstering, Design Studio/Gallery: group show and sale of work by more than 10 local artists. (Through January 30)

Jim Flosdorf: Selected Works @ Fulton Street Gallery, Troy. Photographs completed over the last ten years. Artist reception Friday, January 29, 5:30-9:30pm (Troy Night Out)

“BerkshireCity: Pittsfield on Film” @ Lichtenstein Center for the Arts, Pittsfield. Juried exhibit of photography showcasing Pittsfield’s built landscape featuring 26 photographers including Kevin Sprague, Scott Barrow, Scott Edward Cole, Kay Canavino, Mary Garnish, Karl Volkmann, Nicole Garzino and many more. (Through March 6)

“To Rockwell, With Love: Fan Mail and The Saturday Evening Post” @ Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge. Fan correspondence received by Norman Rockwell, archival photographs and the original Saturday Evening Post tearsheets that inspired such lively public response will be on view. (Through May 16)

Material Witness @ Albany International Airport Gallery. Drawings, photographs, study models and site specific installations by Rensselaer students imagining new spatial and structural possibilities in found, discard or recyled materials. Public reception Wednesday, January 27 5:30-7:30. (Through June 20)

“Material Witnesses: Photographs of Things” @ Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown. This focused exhibition considers how documentary images stand not only as material witnesses to times and places past, but as aesthetic objects that are at once accessible and uncanny. (Through April 11)

Also, Constable and After: Sir Edwin Manton and the British Landscape @ Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown. An exhibition of art patron Manton’s landscape collection, including John Constable, a pioneer in landscape art and precursor to the Impressionists. (Through June 23)

“Selections” @ BCB Art, Hudson. This exhibit of highlights from the 2009 season and previews of upcoming shows includes work by Jef Bourgeau, Jim Goss, David Salle, Joy Taylor, Christopher Quirk, Barbara Friedman, Ed Smith, Fred Scruton and others, as well as a new video by Lucio Pozzi featuring a grand lecture on the history of art given in his own invented “Pacciamina” language. (Through February 28)

“Nature Abstracted” @ Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson: Paintings by Elise Freda and works on paper by Madelon Jones, plus paintings by Nancy Rutter and Joseph Maresca in the backroom. (through February 15)

Michael Sibilia: 10 Days in Alaska and Birgit: Blyth: Recent Work @ Carrie Haddad Photographs, Hudson. (Through February 21)

Sculptural assemblages by Mark Wasserbach @ David Dew Bruner Design, Hudson. (Through February 12)

Geoffrey Owen Miller @ John Davis Gallery, Hudson: New York-based artist Geoffrey Owen Miller uses various methods of painting to examine the sociological meanings of iconic imagery and the psychology of the viewer’s perception. (Through Jan. 31)

Dan McCormack: Varied Projects Show @ Photography Center of the Capital District, Troy: an array of recently developed techniques and processes, including palladium diptychs, cyanotypes, Nimslo, pattern, face scan, lillith, photograms, Holga camera, 4 × 4, and pinhole camera. Artist reception on Friday, January 29, 6-9pm (Troy Night Out) (Through February 21)

Marcus A. Vincent and Jesse Royston: “Seeing In Side Out” @ Terra Nova Gallery, Troy. (Through February 26)

(Re)Vision: Highlights from four 2009 solo exhibitions, John Cleater, Joan Banach, Ruth Leonard, Ieva Mediodia @ Nicole Fiacco Gallery, Hudson. (Through February 6)

The Posie Kviat Gallery in Hudson is hosting a landscape exhibit, “Making a Scene,” featuring the work of Michael Cohen, Mary Anne Erickson and Katarina Gerkman-Holbrook. (Through February 15)

Tracy Helgeson: Abstract Landscapes @ The Harrison Gallery, Williamstown. Painter Tracy Helgeson creates glowing, deceptively simple landscapes using large fields of pure color. (Through January 31)

A Strong Impression: William Morris Hunt’s Niagara” @ Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown. As part of its year-long series of programs devoted to “Landscape,” this exhibit examines both the artistic and cultural context in which Hunt’s painting, Niagara Falls (1878), was produced through oil sketches, drawings, photographs, films, rare books, and souvenirs. (Through January 31)

Also, Mike Glier: “Along a Long Line” and Amy Podmore: “Predicaments” @ Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown. The annual Williams College Studio Art Faculty Exhibition featuring paintings by Mike Glier and a range of sculpture, video, and installation by Amy Podmore. (Through February 21)

Also, Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle: “Juggernaut” @ William College Museum of Art, Williamstown. In this new video, the pristine, gleaming white salt flats of the El Vizcaíno Biosphere Reserve are disturbed by the menacing and thundering sounds of human intervention. (Through March 14)

“An Enduring Legacy: American Impressionist Landscapes” @ The Hyde Collection, Glens Falls. On view are 64 landscape paintings by 47 artists who were students and/or sketching partners of such seminal figures in the development of Impressionism in America such as William Merritt Chase, Childe Hassam, Willard L. Metcalf, John Henry Twachtman, and Robert Henri. Here’s David Brickman’s review. (Through Sunday, March 28)

High School All Stars @ The Arts Center, Saratoga: Art by Saratoga County high school students. (Through January 30)

10″ x 10″ = $100 @ Mimosa Gallery, Saratoga Springs. Paintings on exhibit sell for $100 or less and are no larger than 10″x10″ (Through February 21)

Lives of the Hudson, Type A: Barrier, Nicole Eisenman @ The Tang Museum, Skidmore College, Saratoga. (Here’s the Nippertown review.)

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