ArtBeat: What To See


Slowinski: Demon Nun
Slowinski: Demon Nun

Slowinski Dogma, Wotipka Surrealism and French-Unfoldings @ Limner Gallery, Hudson. A triple-header of extraordinary surrealist painters: Tim Slowinksi, John Wotipka and Timothy French. Artist reception: June 12, 4-6pm. (Through July 31)

Lisa Kessler: Seeing Pink
Lisa Kessler: Seeing Pink

Lisa Kessler: Seeing Pink and Elliot Ross: Animal @ Davis Orton Gallery, Hudson. Lisa Kessler’s documentary-style photographs examine the social and cultural meanings of the color pink in America, while Elliot Ross applies digital manipulations to his photographs to develop mysterious portraits of animals. Artist reception June 12, 6-8pm. (Through June 27)

Ken Polinski: Voyage to Brobdingnag
Ken Polinski: Voyage to Brobdingnag

Myths of the Near Future @ Nicole Fiacco Gallery, Hudson. An exhibition of sculpture, video installation, painting, and mixed media that takes its title from an inspired collection of short stories written in 1982 by J.G. Ballard. Artists include Joan Banach, Daniela Dooling, Barbara Ess, Elliot Green, Zohar Lazar, Les LeVeque, John Lees, Jason Middlebrook, Ken Polinskie, Kathryn Spence and David True. Also on view in the street level space is a solo showing by Linda B. Horn of digitally manipulated photographs from her Audubon Series. (Through July 17)

Also noted:

More Light: New Work by Martha Llody @ BCB ART, Hudson. Also on display will be a group exhibition of gallery artists — including work by Jef Bourgeau, Liz Ainslie, Garth Evans, Erik Hansen, Marco Badot Elaine Langerman, Ching Ho Cheng, John Foxx, Jim Goss, Fred Scruton and others. Opening reception: Saturday, June 12, 6-8pm (Through July 4)

Local Self-Portraits @ Hudson Opera House, Hudson. A large group show self-portrait paintings, photographs and sculpture curated by Richard Roth and featuring a notable group of artists, all of whom live and work, exhibit work, or spend their leisure time in Hudson or Columbia County. Artists include Marina Abramovic, Richard Artschwager, Donald Baechler, R. O. Blechman, McWillie Chambers, Mihail Chemiakin, Judy Glantzman, Musho Rodney, Alan Greenblat, Nancy Hagin, Phyllis Hjorth, Ellsworth Kelly, Dylan Kraus, Barbara Lehman, Reggie Madison, Gerard Malanga, Maria Manhattan, Richard Minsky, Sedat Pakay, Ken Polinske, Lucio Pozzi, Eric Rhein, James Rossant, Dan Rupe, Edwina Sandys, Barbara Slate, Tim Slowinski, Ed Smith, Bill Sullivan, Earl Swanigan, Benjamin Swett, Franklin Tartaglione, Tony Thompson, and Arthur Yanoff. Artist reception: Saturday, June 12, 6-8pm (Through August 14)

For You @ The Tang Teaching Museum, Saratoga Springs. Inspired by Bruce Ottmer, who shared a painting by his late wife with passersby on an Albany street when he could not find a venue to exhibit it. Artists include Arnold Bittleman, Harvey Brockley, Christine Carey, Thyra Ekwall, Louis H. Epstein, Miriam Fleisher, Charles Curtiss Inscho, Charles Leroy Inscho, James Jira, Gayle Johnson, Elizabeth Agnes Marshall, Louis Mastro, Claire Durani Nack, Shirley Panza, Henry B. Rehder, Sr., Ann M. Roberts, Suzanne Shepard, Kathi Smith, Joseph Peter Spakofski, Dorothy Stevenson, Lee Teich, Helen Van Wyk, Kristi Ward and Marjorie Beach Wight. Opening reception: Saturday, June 12, 4:30pm (Through July 11, with a second group show opening July 17)

Andrew Wyeth: An American Legend @ The Hyde Collection, Glens Falls. Works in pencil, watercolor, dry brush and tempera works, including sections devoted to early coastal watercolors and landscape paintings, as well as a look at Wyeth’s models, his interest in vernacular architecture, and his connection to both the Regionalist tradition and Magic Realism. Opens to the public Sunday, June 13. (Through September 5)

William Steig: Love and Laughter @ Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge. An retrospective of works by the late William Steig, the man renowned for his comic art and best-selling illustrated books like “Sylvester and the Magic Pebble” and “Shrek” (yes, the inspiration for the billion-dollar movie franchise) Also included in the exhibit are sculptures and assemblages by Jeanne Steig, his wife of 35 years. Opening reception Saturday, June 12, 7-9:30 pm. $25 (free for members), reservations required. (Through October 31)

Picasso Looks at Degas @ The Sterling and Francine Clark Institute, Williamstown. An exhibition examing Picasso’s lifelong fascination with the life and work of Degas. Gala opening party, Saturday, June 12, 6pm $125

Juan Munoz @ The Sterling and Francine Clark Institute, Williamstown. Works by Spanish sculptor Juan Munoz on the themes of themes of absence, memory, and paradox. Gala opening party, Saturday, June 12, 6pm $125

7th Anniversary Exhibitt Varga Gallery, Woodstock. Artists include Bronson Eden, Lynn Fliegel and Jon Singer. Opening reception: Saturday, June 12, 6-8pm. (Through July 4)

PHOTOGRAPHY NOW: EITHER / AND (Part One: The New Skew) @ Center for Photography at Woodstock. A group exhibition of photographers who are invested in an idiosyncratic, or skewed, take on image-making, engaging critically with the conventions of photographic genres, series, and ways of seeing, and creating work that exists on the peripheries of traditional photographic practice. Artists include Erica Allen, Gabriel Garcia Roman, Matthew Gamber, Sarah Palmer, Jordan Tate, Rachel Bee Porter, Charles Shotwell, Amy Stevens, Sam Falls and Laura Wulf. Opening reception: Saturday, June 12, 5-7pm. (Through July 18).

Andrew Neumann: PARTLYCLOUDYMOSTLYSUNNY @ Center for Photography at Woodstock. A solo show by multimedia artist Andrew Neumann, whose “industrial wall panels” incorporate LCD screens, exposed wires, motorized parts, language, codes, sound, photographs, film, and more in order to explore the relationship between technology and the world it is meant to serve. Opening reception: Saturday, June 12, 5-7pm with an informal artist talk at 6pm. (through August 29)

Last Chance To See:

Michael Millspaugh: Recent Work @ Lake George Arts Project’s Courthouse Gallery, Lake George. (Through June 11)

“North of New York: The New York School Generation in the Hudson Valley Region,” @ Kleinert/James Arts Center, Woodstock. Curated by Mark Thomas Kanter. (Through June 13)

Myungjin Kim: Still Life With Parrots
Myungjin Kim: Still Life With Parrots (ceramic) @ Ferrin Gallery

ReObjectification: Art + Object @ Ferrin Gallery, Pittsfield. Large group show with works by thirty artists in a wide variety of media featuring art + objects with links to their source inspiration. Artists include Dean Adams, Chris Antemann, Christa Assad, Boris Bally, Michael Boroniec, Gordon Chandler, Donald Clark, Cynthia Consentino, Raymon Elozua, Lucy Feller, Kelly Garrett Rathbone, Gerit Grimm, Sergei Isupov, Myungjin Kim, Emmett Leader, Maggie Mailer, David Poppie, Anat Shiftan, Mara Superior, Roy Superior, Ven Voisey, Jason Walker, Kurt Weiser, Red Weldon Sandlin, Gwendolyn Yoppolo and Michael Zelehoski. (Through June 13)

The Eternal Light of Egypt: The Photography of Sarite Sanders @ Albany Institute of History & Art, Albany. Egyptian ruins, photographed with infrared film, capture the mysterious radiance and residual spirituality of the land. (Through June 13)

Leo Mazzeo: Solo Exhibit of Painting @ Gallery 25, Pittsfield. (Through June 13)

The Argyros Collection – Silver Years @ The Photography Center of the Capital District. An exhibit from the collection of Nicholas Argyros, founder of the Photography Center, including works by Ansel Adams, Chris Apostle, Chris Argyros, Eugene Atget, Craig Barber, Denis Brihat, Sonya Bullaty, Alexander Calder, Keith Carter, Lucien Clergue, Van Deren Coke, Andrew Davidhazy, Bruce Davidson, Barbara de Genevieve, John Eastcott, Walker Evans, Ralph Gibson, Diana Grandi, David Hall, Lewis Hine, Wendy Holmes, Eikoh Hosoe, Kenro Izu, William Henry Jackson, Heinrich Kuehn, Elliott Landy, Jacques-Henri Lartigue, Eric Lindbloom, Angelo Lomeo, Sheila Metzner, Joel Meyerwitz, Arno Rafael Minkkinen, Yva Momatiuk, Barbara Morgan, Robert Motherwell, Sandy Noyes, Elizabeth Opalenik, Lady Ostapeck, Platon, Fawn Potash, Lilo Raymond, Vincent Serbin, Frank Stella, JeanPierre Sudre, George Tice, Jerry Uelsmann, Jack Welpott, Edward Weston, Katherine Wright, and many others. (Through June 14)

Bring Out Your Glam – The Art of Fashion in the Albany International Room, paintings by James Fredric Rose in the Delack Guild Room and paintings by Scott Michael Ackerman in the Fenimore Asset Gallery at Proctors Theatre, Schenectady. (Through June 16)

The Self Portrait Group Show @ Jay Street Studios. (Through June 16)

Pottery by Nancy Niefield of Two Spruce Pottery and turned wood by Jon Tobiessen @ Sow’s Ear Studio. (Through June 16)


Andrew Dunhill (left) and Jonathan Parker @ John Davis Gallery
Andrew Dunhill (left) and Jonathan Parker @ John Davis Gallery

Andrew Dunnill: New Work @ John Davis Gallery, Hudson. Andrew Dunnill’s drawings and sculptures are featured in the main gallery and sculpture garden. The reception also celebrates the opening of a group show in the Carriage House featuring Roman Hrab, Jennifer Mazza, Jonathan Parker, Philip Heilman and Mark Tambella in addition to a continuously changing group show of gallery sculptors on the first floor. (Through June 20)

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 recycled materials. (Through June 20).

Bauer Pottery: Tumblers and Pitchers @ Ferrin Gallery
Bauer Pottery: Tumblers and Pitchers @ Ferrin Gallery

Multiples @ Ferrin Gallery, Pittsfield. Group show of ceramics designed and produced using industrial processes featuring Jonathan Adler, Middle Kingdom Porcelain, Bauer Pottery, Frances Palmer, Jill Rosenwald, Circa Ceramics and Laura Zindel. (Through June 20).

{IN}Animate @ MCLA Gallery 51, North Adams. Forest H. Graham and Anna Sacramento use a combination of book arts and printing processes as well as textile and sculptural media to explore ends, deaths, histories, artifacts and memory. (Through June 20)

New Works by Dustin Golden @ Dead Presidents Lounge, Albany. (Through June 22)

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)

World War 3 Illustrated @ The Sanctuary for Independent Media, Troy. 30th anniversary exhibition of America’s longest running political comic book. (Through June 26)

Mark, Paper, Scissors @ Roos Arts, Rosendale, featuring works by Jason Gubbiotti, Travis Head, Nancy Murphy Spicer, Mia Pearlman, Adie Russell, Erik Schoonebeek and Tamara Zahaykevich. (Through June 26)

The Figure Five Ways @ Schick Art Gallery, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs. A figurative exhibition featuring contemporary artists Hugo Crosthwaite, Michael Ferris, Jr., Susan Jamison, Sophie Jodoin, and Emily Metzguer. (Through June 27)

Daughters of Venus @ Windham Fine Arts, Windham. All-woman show inspired by Venus, Roman goddess of beauty, love. featuring 20 works by Marlene Rye abstract landscape paintings as well as works by Leslie Bender, Christine Debrosky, Lindsay Frei, Elissa Gore and Emily Thing. (Through June 27)

Keith Carter @ Galerie BMG
Keith Carter @ Galerie BMG

Keith Carter: By Twilight @ Galerie BMG, Woodstock. Intensely personal and moving portraits of the noted photographer’s mother during the last year of her life as she descended into Alzheimer’s disease. Artist reception: Friday, June 18, 7-8 pm (Through June 28)

Roger Mason: Two Awnings
Roger Mason: Two Awnings

Roger Mason @ The Harrison Gallery, Williamstown. Rich and colorful paintings that show a fascination with light and shadow. Opening reception: Saturday, June 5, 5-7pm. Also opening: Williams College Alumni Class of ’75, a group show featuring Susan Read Cronin, Mike Glier, Channing Lowe, Walter Matia and Ned Reade, with an artists reception on Saturday, June 12, 4-6pm. (Through June 30)

Mean Streets: The Drawings of Dino Danelli @ Feast Gallery, Saratoga Springs. See our preview here and our review here. (Through June 31)

eff Briggs: At the End of the Street My Parents Live On #1
Jeff Briggs: At the End of the Street My Parents Live On #1

Dots, Lines and Figures @ Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson. Paintings by Jeff Briggs and Ben Shecter, mixed media works by Donise English and bronze sculptures by Michael McLaughlin. (Through July 4)

Lependorf + Shire: LI
Lependorf + Shire: LI

Lependorf & Shire: Field of View @ Carrie Haddad Photographs, Hudson. Shelly Lependorf and Stan Shire collaborate on digital photographs that focus on the magical qualities of light in natural settings. Artist reception: Saturday, June 5, 6-8pm. (Through July 11)

Sebastien Barre: Starlight Music Theatre, Latham, NY
Sebastien Barre: Starlite Music Theatre, Latham, NY

Sebastien Barre: The Unnoticed @ Uncommon Grounds, Albany. In his first solo exhibition, Sebastien Barre’s photographs tenderly examine the beauty of decay, as well as hope for renewal, in abandoned urban and rural spaces. (Through July 13)

The Art of Resiliency @ Social Art Gallery, Albany. Featuring work by Reinhard Straub. (Through July 16)

PURO AMOR (Nothing But Love) @ Martinez Gallery, featuring German Perez, Dan Burkholder, Catalina Arango, George Hofmann, and others to help celebrate the gallery’s 9th anniversary. (Through July 21).

The Space Within @ Saratoga Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. Paintings by Ben Schwab and Marjorie Derrick that reflect both artists’ interest in the construction of space. opening reception: Saturday, June 5, 6-8pm. Artist discussion: Thursday, June 24, 7pm. (Through July 31)

Tristan Lowe: Mocha Dick @ Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown. Loew has constructed a 52-foot-long sculpture of the fabled whale from industrial wool felt. (Through August 8)

Opener 19: Los Carpinteros @ Tang Teaching Museum and Gallery, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs. An exhibit combining drawings from the past ten years with recent sculpture by the Havana-based duo, Marco Antonio Castillo Valdes and Dagoberto Rodriguez Sanchez, who collaborate under the name Los Carpinteros (The Carpenters). (Through August 31)

Works as Progress/Works in Progress: Drawing in 18th and 19th Century France @ Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown. Drawings as used as aids in the artistic process. (Through October 31)

True and Honest Before The World @ Hancock Shaker Village, Hancock. For this 50th anniversary exhibition, 30 celebrity curators including Ken Burns, Yo-Yo Ma, Michael Graves and Al Roker chose objects from Hancock’s permanent collection of art, furniture, tools and textiles that for them best illustrate the Shakers’ ideals and influence. (Through October 31)

5+5: New Perspectives and The View From Here @ Storm King Arts Center, Mountainville. Storm King celebrates its 50th anniversary with two new exhibits. 5+5: New Perspectives features new or recent works five artists already in the Storm King collection (Alice Aycock, Chakaia Booker, Andy Goldsworthy, Mark di Suvero and Ursula von Rydingsvard) as well as five new artists (John Bisbee, Maria Elena González, Darrell Petit, Alyson Shotz and Stephen Talasnik) The site specific works will remain on view through 2010 and in many cases through 2011. Also opening is “The View From Here,” an exhibit in the Museum Building that documents Storm King’s history and evolution through archival documents, photographs and videos. (Through December, 2010)

Material World: Sculpture to Environment @ MASS MoCA, North Adams. Site specific installations using elements not typically thought of as artistic materials. Artists include Michael Beutler, Orly Genger, Tobias Putrih, Alyson Shotz, Dan Steinhilber, Wade Kavanaugh and Stephen B. Nguyen. (Through Feb. 27, 2011).

Petah Coyne @ MASS MoCA
Petah Coyne @ MASS MoCA

Petah Coyne: Everything That Rises Must Converge @ MASS MocA, North Adams. This sentence says it all: “Her innovative use of materials includes dead fish, mud, sticks, black sand, old car parts, wax, satin ribbons, artificial flowers and birds, birdcages, and most recently, taxidermy animals, Madonna statues, and horsehair.” ($6 | Free for members) (Through February, 2011)

In a Labyrinth: The Dance of Butoh @ The National Museum of Dance, Saratoga Springs. Photographer Michael Manheim’s exhibition of professional Butoh dancers – a dance genre stemming from post-war Japan. (Through March, 2011)

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