ArtBeat: What To See

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Opening

Rick Bedrosian: Iconic Images @ McGreevy ProLab and ProPress
Rick Bedrosian: Iconic Images @ McGreevy ProLab and ProPress
Rick Bedrosian: Iconic Images @ McGreevy Prolab & ProPress, Albany. A long time fixture on the Nippertown music scene, Hair of the Dog’s Rick Bedrosian branches out with a solo show of photographs from Paris, San Francisco, New York and this past summer’s Paul McCartney concert at Yankee Stadium. Opening reception: Friday, November 4, 5-8pm. (Albany First Friday) (Through December 22)

Shaina Craft: Painting Experiment 106 @ LImner Galery
Shaina Craft: Painting Experiment 106 @ LImner Galery
A Show of Heads @ Limner Gallery, Hudson. This annual exhibition includes works by 27 artists working in broad-ranging styles and diverse media with the human head as the primary subject. Opening reception: Saturday, November 5, 4-6pm. (Through November 27)

Ed Atkeson's Firelefanz Puppets @ Albany Center Gallery
Ed Atkeson's Firelefanz Puppets @ Albany Center Gallery
Ed Atkeson’s Firlefanz Puppets @ Albany Center Gallery, Albany. The Firlefanz Puppets have been making theater with puppets in the Capital Region for the last seven years, and puppeteer Ed Atkeson has been writing and rewriting scripts, casting, directing, and performing with the troupe, but his main task has been making the puppets and theaters used to perform the productions. The puppets and theaters along with stage props, noisemakers, sketches, and photographs by Timothy Cahill will be on display, with performances at each of the receptions. Opening reception: Tuesday, Nov. 8, 5-9pm featuring two short live performances: “The Frog Prince” at 7 p.m. and “The Man at the Controls” at 8 p.m. First Friday reception: Friday, Dec. 2, 5-9pm where scenes from Ionesco’s “Rhinoceros” will be performed (the shows are not really for children). (Through December 17)

Jane Bloodgood-Abrams: Transmigration @ Carrie Haddad Gallery
Jane Bloodgood-Abrams: Transmigration @ Carrie Haddad Gallery
Hudson River School of Women @ Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson. Landscape paintings by Jane Bloodgood-Abrams, Tracy Helgeson, Laura Von Rosk, Susan Stillman and Juliet Teng. Opening reception: Thursday, November 3, 6-8pm. (Through December 11)

Ben Ripley: Photos of the Undescribed @ MCLA Gallery 51
Ben Ripley: Photos of the Undescribed @ MCLA Gallery 51
Ben Ripley: Photos of the Undescribed @ MCLA Gallery 51, North Adams. A solo exhibition of Ben Ripley’s works, created through actual and re-conceived 19th century photographic processes:

The show includes the photograph, “River Journey,” which Ripley created by shooting in onto a negative that is 100 feet long and 2 feet high, spooled across a giant 19th century brass lens. About 75 feet long, “River Journey” is a record of an exposure in a giant camera mounted on a boat traveling down a river.

Artist talk: Monday, November 7, 5:30pm. (Through November 27)

Thomas D'Ambrose: The Elephants Walk in Sunshine @ The Lark Street BID
Thomas D'Ambrose: The Elephants Walk in Sunshine @ The Lark Street BID
Eco*Topia 2011 @ The Lark Street BID, Albany. Artist Thomas D’Ambrose in a solo show of his joyful eco primitive artworks. Opening reception: Friday, November 4, 5-9pm (Albany First Friday).

John MacDonald: Dusk @ Harrison Gallery
John MacDonald: Dusk @ Harrison Gallery
John MacDonald: Williamstown Landscapes @ Harrison Gallery, Williamstown. >John MacDonald’s “digital woodcuts:” the images are first created by brush and hand, painted in black and white, and then scanned. Following traditional woodcut techniques, color is added by creating various layers, but in a software painting program. The prints are created in the studio on an Epson archival printer. Opening reception: Saturday, Nov. 5, 5-7pm. (Through November 30)


Last Chance To See

Sara Jane Roszak: Flower Form @ John Davis Gallery
Sara Jane Roszak: Flower Form @ John Davis Gallery
Sara Jane Roszak: New Work @ John Davis Gallery, Hudson. Also on view: sculpture by Bruce Gagnier, constructions by Linda Mussmann, drawings by Jen P. Harris, paintings by Osamu Kobayashi and Meg Carlon as well as Gillian Jagger’s elevator shaft installation. (Through November 6)

Photo (detail) of Norman Rockwell working on "First Trip to the Beauty Parlor" with dog Pitter in his Stockbridge studio, 1972. (photo by Bill Scovill)
Photo (detail) of Norman Rockwell working on "First Trip to the Beauty Parlor" with dog Pitter in his Stockbridge studio, 1972. (photo by Bill Scovill)
It’s a Dog’s Life: Norman Rockwell Paints Man’s Best Friend @ Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge. An installation focused on Norman Rockwell’s work with man’s best friends including original artworks, photographs, and archival materials that offer insights into his artistic goals and working methods. (Through November 11)

Works by Ryde Cooley @ Time + Space
Works by Ryder Cooley @ Time + Space
Art Exhibit: War, Materials & Lies, Part 2 @ @ Time + Space, Hudson. The second in a series of exhibitions that focus on rethinking, remembering and reacting to a seemingly endless era of conflict. Featured artists include: John Cooley, Ryder Cooley, Janet Cooper, Ann Getsinger, Jen Harris, Christine Heller, Linda Horn, Berta Leone, Jack Millard, IR Mutt, Franc Palaia, Rob Ragaini, Peggy Reeves, Sam Sebren, Josh MacPhee, Peter Schumann, Earl Swanigan, Ed Smith, and Carlo Travaglia, Chris Stain, Kevin Caplicki, Molly Fair and others. (Through November 11)


Continuing:

Works by Roy W. Stevens (left) and Emma Dodge Hanson @ Saratoga Arts
Works by Roy W. Stevens (left) and Emma Dodge Hanson @ Saratoga Arts
Frame Story: The Narrative Within @ Saratoga Arts, Saratoga Springs. Photographer Roy W. Stevens focuses on the culture as well as the intensely personal aspects of manufacturing and construction, while photographer Emma Dodge Hanson recounts the lives and stories of veterans from the battle of Stalingrad. (Through November 12)

Brandi Merolla: Listen @ Greene County Council on the Arts
Brandi Merolla: Listen @ Greene County Council on the Arts
Monsters and Masks @ Greene County Council on the Arts, Catskill. A group show of symbolic, psychological, spiritual and poetic incarnations of personal and private demons and monsters. Also on display is a memorial exhibition of prints and drawings by Konnik depicting symbolic figures of heaven and hell. (Through November 19)

Image from "Leslie's Illustrated Civil War" - Dress Parade and Review of the First South Carolina (Colored) Volunteers @ Mandeville Gallery
Image from "Leslie's Illustrated Civil War" - Dress Parade and Review of the First South Carolina (Colored) Volunteers @ Mandeville Gallery
Illustrating The War: Selected Engravings from Harper’s Weekly and Leslie’s Illustrated Civil War @ Mandeville Gallery, Schenectady. In connection with the 150th anniversary of the civil war, this exhibition includes over 50 prints that chronicle the war and its many participants. (Through November 20)

Works by Tom Clement @ Clement Art Gallery
Works by Tom Clement @ Clement Art Gallery
Earth, Wind and Sky: Works by Tom Clement @ Clement Art Gallery, Troy. (Troy Night Out) (Through November 23)

Hybrid @ Kleinert/James Arts Center
Hybrid @ Kleinert/James Arts Center
Hybrid @ Kleinert/James Arts Center, Woodstock. Works that hover between abstraction and representation by Squeak Carnwath, Don Christensen, Michael Mazur, Patricia Spergel, Eleanor White, Rachael Wren and Ion Zupcu. (Through November 27)

Works by Kamil Vojnar @ Galerie BMG
Works by Kamil Vojnar @ Galerie BMG
Kamil Vojnar: Flying Blind @ Galererie BMG, Woodstock. Mixed media photographs by Czech artist Kamil Vojnar, who works intuitively to build multiple laters of imagery using different photographs and textures. (Through November 28)

Land+Scape @ Saratoga Clay Arts Center
Land+Scape @ Saratoga Clay Arts Center
National Invitational Exhibition @ The Saratoga Clay Arts Center Schacht Gallery, Schuylerville. Work that references, considers or interprets the physical natural world while representing a full range of technical approaches in ceramics. Participating artists include Charles Timm-Ballard, Craig Clifford, David Katz, Dylan J. Beck, Joe Page, Jonathan Mess, Keith Renner, Kristin Schimik, Kristina Stafford, Laura Primozic, Matthew Ziemke, Tabbatha Henry and Ying-Yueh Chuang. (Through December 1)

Ven Voisey: Sign for A Space In Between @ Ferrin Gallery
Ven Voisey: Sign for A Space In Between @ Ferrin Gallery
Ven Voisey: Passage @ Ferrin Gallery, Pittsfield. A solo exhibition of mixed media work with imagery pertaining to transitions: corridors, thresholds and the places between places by Ven Voisey a multi-discipinary artist living in North Adams. (Through December 3)

The Birding Life and works by Hannah Niswonger, two exhibitions @ Ferrin Gallery
The Birding Life and works by Hannah Niswonger, two exhibitions @ Ferrin Gallery
Hannah Niswonger: Farm to Table – New Animal Pots @ Ferrin Gallery, Pittsfield. A solo exhibition of a new selection of functional pots with imagery inspired by farm animals. (Through December 3)

The Birding Life @ Ferrin Gallery, Pittsfield. A group exhibition of art in all media by various artists who use bird imagery as implied or symbolic references including those featured in the book “The Birding Life: A Passion for Birds at Home and Afield” (Clarkson Potter Publishers). Evocative and powerful, the marvelous beauty of the bird has long inspired artists to honor them in their artwork. Artists include Leonard Baskin, Chris Berti, Michael Boroniec, Morgan Bulkeley, Bernadette Curran, Walton Ford, Paul Graubard, Molly Hatch, Christy Hengst, Giselle Hicks, Jason Houston, Matthew Metz, Melanie Mowinski, Lynn Peterfreund, Gregory Scheckler, Cassandra Sohn, Ven Voisey and Red Weldon Sandlin. (Through December 3)

Rob't and Shana Parke-Harrison: Canon Dance @ Schick Gallery
Rob't and Shana Parke-Harrison: Canon Dance @ Schick Gallery
A Resolution of the Arts and Sciences @ Schick Gallery, Saratoga Springs. An exhibition of work by Skidmore students, faculty, and alumni exploring connections between the disciplines of art, science, and technology. (Through December 4)

Works by Bill Griffith @ BCB Art
Works by Bill Griffith @ BCB Art
Are We Having Art Yet? @ BCB Art, Hudson. Selected drawings 1978-2011 by Bill Griffith, creator of the syndicated comic strip Zippy The Pinhead, published daily by over 200 newspapers and websites. (Through December 4)

Kate Greenaway:  Hush-a-Bye, Baby
Kate Greenaway: Hush-a-Bye, Baby
Draw Me A Story @ The Hyde Collection, Glens Falls. Originating from the Cartoon Art Museum in San Francisco, California, an exhibit of works by 41 artists presents both unique works of art and thirteen books in a journey through the history of children’s book illustrators and illustration techniques. Among the award-winning artist/illustrators included in the exhibition are Randolph Caldecott, Jules Feiffer, Kate Greenaway, Sarah Noble Ives, Maurice Sendak, William Steig, and Chris Van Allsburg. (Through December 4)

Works by David Gerbstadt @ Viewpoint  Gallery
Works by David Gerbstadt @ Viewpoint Gallery
David Gerbstadt: Recent Works @ Viewpoint Gallery, Schenectady. David Gerbstadt has been immersed in making art all his life, and not even being hit and nearly killed by a tractor trailer four years ago is slowing him down. (Through December 9)

Michael Oatman: Smarmageddon @ University Art Museum
Michael Oatman: Smarmageddon @ University Art Museum
After School Special: The 2011 Alumni Show @ University Art Museum, University at Albany. A large, wide-ranging exhibit of over 100 works by 72 alumni artists including Serdar Arat, Justin Baker, Donald Bartholomay, Liz Blum, Andrew Boardman, Roberto Bocci, Judith Braun, Luca Buvoli, Christian Carson, Brian Caverly, James Charlton, Brian Cirmo, Dawn Clements, Gigi Cohen, Colleen Cox, Page Darrow, Linda Dennis, Sara Di Donato, Alex Dunwoodie, Nancy Engel, Benjamin Entner, Anthony Faiola, Abraham Ferraro, Maryann Ficker, Tara Fracalossi, Randall Friedman, J.C. Garrett, Michael Gaynes, Rakefet Gilad, Ben Godward, Allen Grindle, Gwen Gugell, John Hampshire, Israel Hershberg, Doug Holst, Aaron Holz, Judith Hugentobler, Kim Hugo, Marta Jaremko, Peter Jogo, Gayle Johnson, Larry Kagan, Adrienne Klein, Thomas Lail, Jude Lewis, P. Lipman, Phil Lonergan, Ingrid Ludt, Mark Miller, Sanford Mirling, Gerri Moore, Brant Moorefield, Lillian Mulero, Gail Nadeau, Michael Oatman, Matthew Peebles, Steven Perkins, Ken Ragsdale, Tom Richard, G.G. Roberts, Lou Schellenberg, Michael Schuetz, Sandra Scolnik, David Shapiro, Rebecca Shepard, Jackie Skrzynski, Bruce Stiglich, Susan Stuart, Jake Winiski, Ann Wolf, Michele Wright, and Allen Yates Lecture and book signing by curator Ken Johnson: Monday, November 7, 7pm. (Through December 10)

Marie Triller: Ground Zero @ The Atrium Gallery
Marie Triller: Ground Zero @ The Atrium Gallery
Ten Years: Remembering 9/11 @ The Atrium Gallery, College of Saint Rose, Albany. On the heels of her recently published book, Ten Years: Remembering 9/11 (reviewed here and here), photographer Marie Triller exhibits 10 prints, one from each year of her annual pilgramage to photograph the site of the Twin Towers on the anniversary of 9/11. (Through December 11)

Mark McCarty: Skin @ Opalka Gallery
Mark McCarty: Skin @ Opalka Gallery
Mark McCarty: Skin @ Opalka Gallery, Albany. Black and white photographs spanning 26 years by noted area photographer Mark McCarty in an exhibit accompanied by an illustrated catalogue with essays by Phyllis Galembo and Lyle Rexer. Opens Sunday, October 30. Reception: Friday, November 4, 5-9pm with an artist guided tour at 7pm. (Through December 11)

 Sean Hemmerle: Media Nodes @ The Sanctuary for Independent Media
Sean Hemmerle: Media Nodes @ The Sanctuary for Independent Media
Media Nodes @ The Sanctuary for Independent Media, Troy. Award-winning photographer Sean Hemmerle, in collaboration with the Columbia Journalism Review, took his camera into newsrooms around the country to investigate the interior landscape of a news industry in transition. (Through December 16)

Whiting Tennis: Coulda-Shoulda-Woulda @ Tang Teaching Museum
Whiting Tennis: Coulda-Shoulda-Woulda @ Tang Teaching Museum
Opener 22: Whiting Tennis @ Tang Teaching Museum, Saratoga Springs. The first solo museum show for Seattle-based artist Whiting Tennis includes sculpture, painting, drawing, and collage from the past twelve years as well as several new paintings and outdoor sculptures. (Through December 30)

Works by Tim Buwalda @ Contemporary Artists Center
Works by Tim Buwalda @ Contemporary Artists Center
Dwell @ Contemporary Artists Center, Troy. Site-specific works that examine the intersection between art and the built environment with works by The Bridge Club, Timothy Buwalda, Peter Edwards, Brian Kane, Helena Slosar and Alex Young. Co-curated by Leah Rico and Michael Oatman, the exhbition touches on themes as diverse as dreamed utopias, the traces left behind by history, virtual place-marking, environmental stimuli, architecture, and sustainability. A series of related talks, films and events happen throughout the length of the exhibition.

Kiki Smith: Untitled (Harpies) @ Tang Teaching Museum and Gallery
Kiki Smith: Untitled (Harpies) @ Tang Teaching Museum and Gallery
I Myself Have Seen It: Photography and Kiki Smith @ The Tang Teaching Museum and Gallery, Saratoga Springs. The first comprehensive survey of photographic works by Kiki Smith, an artist best known for her sculpture, prints, and drawings, includes a series of installations incorporating large-scale photographs; photographic images realized in other media, such as prints and artist’s books; sculpture; video; and some 1,000 small snapshots running the length of the lower gallery walls. Artist dialogue: Thursday, November 3, 7pm. (Through December 30)

Living Walls: Broken Crow's mural on Spring Street in Albany (photo by Sebastien B)
Living Walls: Broken Crow's mural on Spring Street in Albany (photo by Sebastien B)
Living Walls @ various locations, Albany. While the conference is over, the murals live on. Sebastien recounts the story of the one on his house.

Eunjeong Lee: There is a Cloud Floating in This Sheet of Paper @ Masters on Main Street in Catskill
Eunjeong Lee: There is a Cloud Floating in This Sheet of Paper @ Masters on Main Street in Catskill
Masters on Main Street (Round 3) @ Greene County Council on the Arts, Catskill. Ten storefront installations pop up along Catskill’s Main Street with participation from students and alumni of the San Francisco Art Institute, New York University’s Steinert School of the Arts, East Carolina University, SUNY New Paltz, University of Massachusetts Amherst, The College of Saint Rose, Cal Arts, Hunter College and Columbia University. (Through December 31)

The Workers @ MASS MoCA
The Workers @ MASS MoCA
The Workers @ MASS MoCA, North Adams. An exhibition examining the state of labor today with nearly 40 works by 25 emerging and established international artists including Claire Beckett, Osman Bozkurt, Camel Collective, Mircea Cantor, Almudena Carracedo and Robert Bahar, Susan Collis, Vicky Funari and Sergio De La Torre, Jason Dodge, Sam Durant, Harun Farocki, Yevgeniy Fiks, Anthony Hernandez, Oded Hirsch, Hugo Hopping, Emily Jacir, Laboratorio 060 with York Chang, Mary Lum, Yoshua Okon, Adrian Paci, Jaume Pitarch, Oliver Ressler, Stephanie Rothenberg, Tyler Rowland, Allan Sekula and Santiago Sierra. (Through March 15, 2012)

Three Squares Gyratory I @ Broadway and Stueben Street, Albany
Three Squares Gyratory I @ Broadway and Stueben Street, Albany
Sculpture in the Streets @ various locations, downtown Albany. They’re large, they’re stainless steel and they move in the wind: five kinetic sculptures by George Rickey are gracing the streets of downtown Albany. Here’s the map. You can read Get Visual’s review here. (Through March, 2012)

Jay Connaway: Trouble @ The Arkell Museum
Jay Connaway: Trouble @ The Arkell Museum
Rising From the Sea: The Art of Jay Hall Connaway @ The Arkell Museum, Canajoharie. Works inspired by both the coastline of Monhegan Island and the landscape of Vermont by Impressionist painter Jay Connaway . (Through May 22, 2012)

Stephen Vitiello: All Those Vanished Engines @ MASS MoCA
Stephen Vitiello: All Those Vanished Engines @ MASS MoCA
All Those Vanished Engines @ MASS Moca, North Adams. Inspired by a text commissioned from science fiction author and local North Adams resident Paul Park, Stephen Vitiello’s sound installation in MASS MoCA’s former Boiler Plant (a cavernous early 20th-century brick and steel building that stands separate from the main galleries) reimagines the space as cover for a secret, experimental project exploring the industrial production of sound. The installation includes 20 sources of sound from multiple locations throughout the building using sound recordings from both off and on-site.

Jane Philbrick: The Expanded Field @ MASS MoCA
Jane Philbrick: The Expanded Field @ MASS MoCA
Jane Philbrick: The Expanded Field @ MASS MoCA, North Adams. An immersive 1.5-acre landscape consisting of a progressive sequence of site-specific elements, including The Asphalt Meadow, which transforms the back access road and disintegrating asphalt lots into a welcoming green space; The Rounds, made of rammed earth and dry stack stone; and The Body Pockets, planted with elfin thyme and cut into the diagonal slope of the three-tiered stonewall (formerly the foundation and retaining walls for a building razed in 2004.)

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