ArtBeat: What to See
2017 Exhibition by Artists of the Mohawk-Hudson Region @ Albany Institute of History and Art, Albany. Established in 1936, this annual, juried exhibition documents the work of artists working within a 100-mile radius of the Capital District. Opening reception Friday, June 16, 6-8pm with remarks at 7pm. (Through September 3)
Downtown is Pawsome Garden Party @ City Hall, Albany. Celebrating a local landmark and American icon, regional artists have customized twenty 3-foot-tall sculptures of Albany’s famous canine resident Nipper. The painted pups will grace various locations in downtown Albany throughout the next year. Proceeds from the Garden Party will benefit programs of the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society, as well as the continued revitalization of downtown Albany. Garden Party: June 16, 5:30-8pm. GO HERE to win FREE tickets… (Through May, 2018)
Makers @ Albany Center Gallery, Albany. Photographer Richard Lovrich captured portraits of 365 inspirational individuals who contribute to the creative world around them, all of whom reside in or have passed through the Capital Region. Once this show closes, the exhibition travels on to locations in seven more Capital Region counties. More information available here. Opening reception: Wednesday, June 21, 5-8pm. (Through July 21)
Inventing America: Rockwell and Warhol @ Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge. The first exhibition linking Norman Rockwell and Andy Warhol, two iconic visual communicators who embraced populism, shaped national identity and opened new ways of seeing in twentieth century America. The show includes original iconic artworks; process materials and studies; archival photography, manuscripts and documents; film/video footage and personal artifacts. (Through October 29)
Cartography & Choreography @ The Laffer Gallery, Schuylerville. An exhibition celebrating the 5th anniversary of the gallery featuring works by Erik Laffer and John Van Alstine. Opening reception: Saturday, June 17, 5-8pm. (Through July 30)
Location @ No. Six Depot Cafe, West Stockbridge. Paintings by Julie Shapiro, inspired by the natural world. Artist’s reception: Friday, June 16, 5-6:30pm. (Through July 31)
Open Spaces @ Saratoga Arts, Saratoga Springs. Works by
Wampum World: An Art Installation by Renée Ridgway @ Albany Institute of History and Art, Albany. This multimedia exhibition is an artist’s interpretation of the changing meaning of wampum from culture to culture and time period to time period. It combines video installations and the artist’s watercolors and collage works with objects that the artist has selected from the museum’s collection of Dutch colonial materials. No physical wampum is exhibited in this exhibition. (Through June 18)
Street Photography and the Urban Scene @ Davis Orton Gallery, Hudson. Richard Sandler’s The Eyes of the City features photographs made in the gritty New York City of 1977-2001. William Hellermann’s Lights at the End of the Tunnel is a collection of color photographs of Hell’s Kitchen in New York City in the 1980’s. Also on display are portfolio showcases by Susan Bowen and Peter Donahoe. (Through June 18)
Art From Farm to Table @ Spencertown Academy Gallery, Spencertown. An invitational gallery show, featuring the work of regional artists, that includes depictions and interpretations in various media of landscapes, buildings, farm life, flowers, vegetables, insects and animals. (Through June 18)
Radical Kingdoms @ Mandeville Gallery, Schenectady. An overview of natural history illustration by early practioners such as John James Audubon, J. Sowerby, Mary Peart and Georg Dionysius Ehret as well as works by contemporary artists including George Boorujy, Portia Munson, Juan Fontanive, Amy Ross and Anne Siems. (Through June 18)
Gathering Ground @ Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson. A group exhibit of figurative painting, drawing, photography, sculpture and works on paper that blur the lines between painting and photography, featuring works by David Konigsberg, Birgit Blyth, David Dew Bruner and Linda Cross. (Through June 18)
Following Frames and Huddle @ Jeff Bailey Gallery, Hudson. Sculptural works by Tamara Zahaykevich and Carl D’Alvia. (Through June 18)
Kenneth Young @ Neumann Fine Art, Hillsdale. A solo exhibition of oil paintings by Kenneth Young, includes a number of Young’s popular Warren Street paintings, as well as other recent work. (Through June 24)
Face Them @ Lichtenstein Center for the Arts, Pittsfield. An exhibition that examines current social and ecological issues with works by Craig Walker, John Stanmeyer, Thom Smith, Barbara Arpante, Roselle Chartock and Peggy Braun. (Through June 24)
All That Jazz @ 510 Warren Street Gallery, Hudson. New iPad paintings by Nina Lipkowitz. (Through June 25)
Light @ Tivoli Artists Gallery, Tivoli. The theme of light as interpreted by 21 member artists includes cyanotypes, hand dyed silks, light boxes, light fixtures, cast glass, paintings, drawings, collages and photographs. (Through June 25)
Made in N.E. @ Schantz Galleries, Stockbridge. An exhibition of blown, cast, cut, fused, laminated, and sculpted works in glass created by 14 artists living and working in New England. Artists’ reception: Friday, June 23, 4-6pm. (Through June 25)
Babel’s Bricks @ MCLA Gallery 51, North Adams. A large group show that investigates the theme of artwork as building block, part of a double exhibition curated by Corwin Levi, along with Reconstructions, on view at The Eclipse Mill Gallery. (Through June 25)
Grand Opening @ Scarlet Seven Fine Art Gallery, Troy. Jon Christopher Gernon, formerly the gallery director at Clement Frame Shop in Troy, is opening his new gallery with partner Jillian Platt with this exhibit featuring works by David Austin, Jon Gernon, John Hampshire, Willie Marlowe, Jillian Platt, D. Jack Solomon, Yeachin Tsai, Stephen Tyson, Jeff Wigman, Julie Branch, Susan Spencer Crowe and Randi Kish.
Selections From Hidden Messages @ Ferrin Contemporary, North Adams. Spanning the 20 years Sergei Isupov has lived and worked in America, the exhibition “Hidden Messages” at the Erie Art Museum earlier this year formed a semi-autobiographical wunderkammer — a collection of curiosities. Highlights from this show are now on view at Ferrin Contemporary, including a larger-than-life figural sculpture, with smaller works blown across a full wall of wind and shadows. (Through June 30)
Kurt Weiser @ Ferrin Contemporary, North Adams. Highly detailed, large-format linoleum cut prints and related ceramics by Kurt Weiser.
Blotched Surface @ Time + Space, Hudson. Wayne Montecalvo’s mixed-media works incorporate silkscreen printing on a variety of surfaces, which he then manipulates to create one-of-a-kind pieces. This exhibition features recent studio projects and work produced during a two-month residency at Awagami Paper Factory in Tokushima, Japan, where he learned Japanese paper-making methods. (Through July 1)
Paper Covers Rock @ September Gallery, Hudson. Works by Brie Ruais and Letha Wilson. (Through July 2)
In the Light of Naples: The Art of Francesco de Mura @ Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Poughkeepsie. The first monographic presentation of Francesco de Mura’s art includes over 40 loans from Italian collections as well as those from the U.S. including the Metropolitan Museum, Art Institute of Chicago and the National Gallery of Art. (Through July 2)
Dislocation @ Matteawan Gallery, Beacon. A solo exhibition by Krista Svalbonas of recent photo-based wall sculptures and works on paper examining the themes of home and dislocation. (Through July 3)
Figure 2: The Sense of Being @ Thompson Giroux Gallery, Chatham. Sculpture, works on paper and etchings by Spencer Hall and pastel drawings by David Paulson in a show that examines what it means to be human, in both form and context. (Through July 9)
Seeds @ Sohn Fine Art, Lenox. Works by John Atchley, Peter J. Baumgartner, Peggy Braun, Denise B. Chandler, John Clarke, Jenna Gazaille, Martin Greene, Katherine Gulla, Eric Korenman, Yvette Lucas, Cassandra Sohn and Kevin Sprague. (Through July 9)
Janine Antoni & Stephen Petronio: Entangle @ The Tang Teaching Museum, Saratoga Springs. An exhibition featuring video and choreographed performance in three phases over the show’s six months. Rope Dance (January 28-March 19), an interactive experience created by legendary movement artist Anna Halprin, with Antoni and Petronio; On the Table (April 6-April 30) in which the gallery is at once a set and a dinning room, featuring a tablecloth woven out of 200 neckties; and Honey Baby (May 13-July 16), an immersive experience created by Antoni and Petronio in which the spectator reclines on the horizontal plane to view the video above, confounding our notion of the body’s relation to gravity. (Through July 16)
Bouquet @ Hudson Hall, Hudson. To celebrate the re-opening of Hudson Hall after its recent restoration, Michael St. John has been commissioned to make 20 paintings of flowers to benefit Hudson Hall. Each work will bear a hand-written name of one of the many distinguished speakers, poets, artists, and performers who appeared at the Opera House over the generations. (Through July 30)
To Distribute and Multiply: The Feibes & Schmitt Gift @ The Hyde Collection, Glens Falls. The Hyde Collection celebrates the opening of its first gallery dedicated to Modern and Contemporary art, the Feibes & Schmitt Gallery, with forty works drawn from the collection donated by Werner Feibes and the late James Schmitt in 2016, including works by Josef Albers, Jean (Hans) Arp, Ellsworth Kelly, Sol LeWitt, Louise Nevelson, George Rickey, Bridget Riley and Andy Warhol.
Cloudlands @ Albany International Airport Gallery, Albany. Investigations of elusive and ethereal worlds by Julie Evans, Joshua Field, Dana Filibert, Edward Mayer, Susan Meyer, Gina Ruggeri and Naoe Suzuki. (Through July 31)
Troy, New York: A Tarnished City Alive Again @ The Chatham Bookstore, Chatham. Susan Anthony’s photographs of Troy’s history depict the juxtaposition of past and present. (Through August 6)
A Declaration of Sentiments @ Athens Cultural Center, Athens. An exhibition celebrating the centennial of women’s suffrage in New York, featuring work by 18 contemporary women artists jutaposed with varied artifacts and images of the 19th century. Lecture by author Sally Roesch Wagner: Saturday June 17, 7pm. (Through August 20)
Shaun O’Boyle @ Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield. Berkshire-based photographer Shaun O’Boyle was selected to participate in the National Science Foundation’s Antarctic Artists and Writers program from October to December 2015. This exhibition includes scenes of nature as well as architecture — both the historic huts built over 100 years ago during the first explorations of the continent and present day science stations and field camps. (Through August 21)
TOTEM @ Mandeville Gallery, Schenectady. Union College junior Abby Golodik finds inspiration in the repeated creation of a single shape, a “totem,” which she crafts in a multitude of media in both two and three dimensions. With each iteration, the totem affects more closely its creator’s intention. (Through August 21)
Picasso: Encounters @ The Clark, Williamstown. An exhibition that explores Pablo Picasso’s interest in and experimentation with large-scale printmaking throughout his career. (Through August 27)
Guitar: The Instrument That Rocked the World @ Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield. A family-friendly installation that examines the science, sound, and cultural impact of the guitar and contains more than 70 instruments, from the rare and antique to the popular and innovative, as well as performance videos, audio stations, hands-on interactives, models, touchscreens and photographs. (Through September 4)
An Inner World: Seventeenth-Century Dutch Genre Painting @ The Clark Art Institute, Williamstown. Genre paintings, or scenes of everyday life, flourished in the Dutch Republic in the seventeenth century. This exhibition explores the work of Gerrit Dou and his contemporaries by considering tradition and innovation in the representation of figures in interior spaces, individuals in moments of contemplation or quiet exchange, and the enduring taste among collectors for works created by fijnschilders, or fine painters. Also on display: Looking North and South: European Prints and Drawings, 1500-1650, an examination of how artists responded to the work of their contemporaries in different regions of early modern Europe. (Through September 17)
Lex and Love @ Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown. In two new chapters in his Democratic Intuition project, Meleko Mokgosi investigates the daily experiences of diverse populations who occupy southern Africa, exploring the role that gendering plays in specific cultural and socio-economic relations.
Also on display: Robert Rauschenberg: Autobiography, an exhibition that combines archival documents and original works of art that speak to the ways in which Rauschenberg both found himself and inserted himself in the world; and Accession Number, an exhibition that explores the prioritization and valuation of museum acquisitions. (Through September 17)
If I had Possession over Judgment Day – Collections of Claude Simard @ The Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, Saratoga Springs. Examples from Simard’s collection show a diversity of art and artifacts that is unparalleled, from medium to country of origin to subject matter, including works by Radcliffe Bailey, Matthew Barney, Alighiero e Boetti, Nick Cave, Geoffrey Chadsey, Pierre Dorion, Jean Dubuffet, Marcel Duchamp, Louise Fishman, Phil Frost, Leon Golub, David Ireland, Brad Kahlhamer, Titus Kaphar, Bharti Kher, Andrew Lord, Kerry James Marshall, Roberto Matta, Jackie Nickerson, Toyin Ojih Odutola, Chris Ofili, Gabriel Orozco, Tim Rollins and K.O.S., Malick Sidibé, Jeff Sonhouse, Nancy Spero, Jessica Stockholder, Claude Tousignant, Carlos Vega, Leslie Wayne, Hank Willis Thomas and B. Wurtz. (Through September 24)
Elizabeth King: Radical Small MASS MoCA, North Adams. A solo exhibition combining small sculptures and large videos, by Richmond, Virginia-based artist Elizabeth King.
Branding the AfroFuture @ Schaffer Library Learning Common, Schenectady. Works by Stacey Robinson that explore ideas of “Black Utopias” as spaces of peace away from colonial influence by considering Black protest movements and the art movements that document(ed) them. (Through March, 2018)
Summer Season Opening @ Art Omi, Ghent. The summer season opens with new sculptures on view in the Fields by Tony Tasset, Tom Burr, Angela Bulloch and Matt Wedel. In the Benenson Visitors Center, a site-specific installation by André Kruysen will be shown with drawings by Joan Banach.
Concinnitas Portfolio @ Mandeville Gallery, Schenectady. A portfolio of ten fine art aquatint prints featuring equations, expressions or formulas transcribed by ten notable mathematicians and physicists, in response to the prompt to record their ‘most beautiful mathematical expression.’ Each image was hand-drawn by each of the following participants: Sir Michael Atiyah, Enrico Bombieri, Simon K. Donaldson, Freeman Dyson, Murray Gell-Mann, Richard Karp, Peter Lax, David Mumford, Stephen Smale and Steven Weinberg. (Through August 2018)
Building 6 Grand Opening @ MASS MoCA, North Adams. MASS MoCA doubles in in size beginning May 28, with an all-day celebration featuring a members’ preview, a Soundsuit performance and a concert with veteran rockers CAKE. The galleries will feature long-term exhibits of works by Robert Rauschenberg, Louise Bourgeois, James Turrell, Jenny Holzer, Laurie Anderson and Gunnar Schonbeck. Additional artists to be shown in Building 6 include Spencer Finch, Dawn DeDeaux, Lonnie Holley, Mary Lum, Barbara Ernst Prey, Janice Kerbel, Joe Wardwell, Sarah Crowner, Richard Nonas and the Optics Division of the Metabolic Studio.