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6 Art Shows to See in March 2021 

Last Updated: 03/01/2021 4:09 pm
click to enlarge Bundlehouse (High Tide S.O.S.), Nyugen Smith

Bundlehouse (High Tide S.O.S.), Nyugen Smith

"All Out / All In" at Wassaic Project

The nine artists in "All Out / All In" explore the increasingly arbitrary boundary between public and private spaces, identities, and rituals—with a particular emphasis on the potential of the home as a space for healing. Three standouts: Rose Nestler's humorous fabric sculptures emphasize the ways in which women perform (or are made to perform) through articles of clothing; Aisha Tandiwe Bell's traps mark the delicate balance between protecting what you have and cooperating in imprisoning power structures; Natalie Baxter's reconceptualized eagles invert America's toxic masculinity. Other artists include Jamea Richmond-Edwards, Mark Fleuridor, Nyugen Smith, Amanda L. Edwards, Liz Nielsen, and Jen Dwyer. Through March 27.

"Hermerica" at Woodstock/Byrdcliffe Guild

click to enlarge From the triptych Bodies of Plenty: Harvest, Corinne Spencer
  • From the triptych Bodies of Plenty: Harvest, Corinne Spencer

Curated by Carrrie Feder, "Hermerica" explores the enduring legacy of the struggle of the women's suffrage movement through the subjective visions of the artists in the show in a mix of art and artifact. Spanning the 19th to the 21st centuries, selected historical text, quotes, images, and objects are placed in combination with contemporary artwork that speak to women's role in society and the road which led to acquiring the right to vote. Some of the region's most acclaimed artists are featured in the exhibition, including Kathy Ruttenberg, Melora Kuhn, Tanya Kate Hamilton, Marcuse, Portia Munson, Susan Wides, and Kiki Smith. March 12-April 25 

Susan Weil at JDJ Ice House

click to enlarge Susan Weil and Robert Rauschenberg blueprints in Life magazine, 1951
  • Susan Weil and Robert Rauschenberg blueprints in Life magazine, 1951
Weil, born in 1930, came of age as an artist in the postwar period, studying under Josef Albers at Black Mountain College with Willem and Elaine de Kooning, Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, and Cy Twombly. Although she has deep roots in the New York School of Art, Weil's work defies easy categorization. This exhibition at JDJ Ice House brings together four bodies of work that reference the female body: paintings on paper from the early 1970s, the soft folds and configurations paintings from the 1980s and 1990s, and a selection of artist books. Regardless of form or medium, there is a sense of vivacity, dynamism, and playfulness present in Weil's work. One can sense the pleasure she finds in everyday life—her delight in experiencing the passing of time as she moves through the world with a great sense of curiosity. Through 4/17.

Philippe Halaburda at AGC Gallery

click to enlarge "I feel like Nanakka," Philippe Halaburda
  • "I feel like Nanakka," Philippe Halaburda

Newburgh's newest gallery was opened on Liberty Street last fall by Carlos Navarro and Liam Carey, who want to focus on exhibiting artists who live and work in the city. AGC, just around the corner from Atlas Studios and down the block from Ann Street Gallery, further enlivens the city's already robust visual arts scene. The gallery's second show features the work of Philippe Halaburda. "Spatial Representation of Emotion," up through April 1, is a grouping of Halaburda's psychogeographic maps, which are inspired by the "blurry boundary between perception and experience." Halaburda's abstractions translate emotions into data maps that resemble computer algorithms caught between order and chaos.

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