On Exhibit: Ethereal worlds on view at airport

You don't need to go through security to see it
Dana Filbert's "Painted Pony" (2012), steel, found objects, carved foam and epoxy.
Dana Filbert's "Painted Pony" (2012), steel, found objects, carved foam and epoxy.

Rise above the hum-drum of daily life.

“Cloudlands,” the current exhibit in the third-floor gallery at Albany International Airport, is the ticket to ethereal worlds created by seven artists: Edward Mayer, Julie Evans, Naoe Suzuki, Susan Meyer, Dana Filbert, Joshua Field and Gina Ruggeri.

Suzuki’s works on paper imagine new organic forms with their complex tangles, masses of roots, seed pods, human organs and waterways.

Filbert’s bubble-like sculptures of metal, foam and other materials suggest mythical creatures that might fly or float.

“Cloudlands” runs through July 31, so you can catch it while traveling for spring break, Easter, Passover and early summer vacations.

The gallery is open from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m., and you don’t need to be a traveler or go through security to see it.

Admission is free.

Hundreds of photos

The photo salon lives on!

On Friday, Albany Center Gallery will open a salon-style photography show, the popular pre-exhibit to the annual Photography Regional. For eight days, all the entries to the show hang on every wall from floor to ceiling.

ACG hasn’t done a Photo Regional salon since the late 1970s. This is also first time that the event will be held in ACG’s new home in the Arcade Building at 488 Broadway in downtown Albany.

When Fulton Street Gallery shut its doors last year in Troy, there were worries that the Photo Regional would lose the salon.

The salon at Fulton Street was a much-anticipated event when the gallery took its turn presenting the juried show in rotation with Albany Center Gallery and the Opalka Gallery. In recent years, Fulton Street had co-hosted the salon and show with the PhotoCenter of the Capital District on River Street in Troy.

The 39th Photo Regional, with images selected by Danny Goodwin and Tara Fracalossi, opens March 17 with a reception and awards ceremony, and will be up through April 21.

ACG is open from 12 to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

Admission is free.

Dancing in the gallery

On Saturday night, art and dance will merge at MASS MoCA, as famed choreographer Bill T. Jones performs in the massive installation “Until” by Nick Cave.

Co-presented with Jacob’s Pillow, “Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea,” was created by Jones in response to Cave’s work, which addresses racial tensions in America.

Tickets are sold out.

“Until,” in Building No. 5, the gallery that’s the size of a football field, continues through August.

Reach Gazette Reporter Karen Bjornland at 395-3197, [email protected] or on Twitter @bjorngazette.

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