Don’t Be Embarrassed! But…
All good exhibits and productions have to end sometime. Maybe they’re going on tour to spread wonder and admiration across the country or the world (either objects of art or thespians). Maybe they’re being crated up and shipped back to from wherever they were on loan (More the art than the performers). Maybe they’re being returned to captivity in a private collection after enjoying a brief public outing (we really hope we’re talking about just the artwork, here…)
No matter the reason, when that show closing date starts drawing near, you’d best be making excuses for lots of other things in your life that you’re going to have to beg off. It is NOT unthinkable that you might miss a once in a lifetime chance if you blink. The Greylock Glass is here to help you avoid massive regret with your reminder of what’s soon to pass. Or at least pass through and on their way to another destination.
— The Editors
1040 MASS MoCA Way, North Adams, MA
Liz Glynn, The Archaeology of Another Possible Future, thru 1/14
Los Angeles-based artist Liz Glynn presents her most ambitious project to date in MASS MoCA’s signature Building 5 gallery (almost football field in length). This interdisciplinary dystopian view of the future examines physical and psychological relationships through a sculptural experience of sight, sensation, sound and scent.
The Cynthia Reeves Gallery
Building 13-1315, Mass MoCA Way, North Adams, MA 01247
Winter hours: Thursday – Saturday 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
John Willis: Standing Rock: Honoring The Water Protectors
John Willis has built an enduring relationship with the Oglala Lakota Tribe in South Dakota. Over twenty-six years, he has documented the Lakota traditions, their way of life, and their challenges. In 2016, John spent eight weeks over six separate trips at the Oceti Sakowin Camp near the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation, where he worked with the camp’s own media group — a connection that led to his participation in the prayerful resistance to the Dakota Access pipeline. The images included in the exhibition are drawn from that powerful experience of community, ritual, hardship and resilience. This show is timely, due to the controversy that continues to roil regarding the environmental impact of the pipeline and it’s transgressing of native lands.
Williams College Museum of Art (WCMA)
15 Lawrence Hall Drive, Williamstown, MA
Kate Sage: Serene Surrealist
Through January 13
Guest Curator, Jessie Sentivan, and editor of the Kay Sage Catalogue Raisonné
This intimate look at her paintings brings viewers into a dream-like world where, in Sage’s words, things are, “half mechanical, half alive.” The exhibition comprises all twelve of the extant paintings, marking their first showing as a group in over 65 years.
This exhibition is presented in conjunction with Collector and Benefactor: Kay Sage and James Thrall Soby, a focused display of six works from WCMA’s collection.