Two interesting exhibits at UAlbany Art Museum

Double Fantasy III (dream jobs) by Jennifer and Kevin McCoy

"Double Fantasy III (dream jobs)" by Jennifer and Kevin McCoy

UAlbany has an art museum? It does. And right now it's featuring two small, but interesting exhibits that examine scale, politics and our modern consumer culture. Or, at least, that's what we got out of them.

Jennifer & Kevin McCoy: The Allure of the Literal is a series of pieces that use both sculpture of minitures and video (see pic above). Here's how the museum site describes the work:


In a series of multi-media projects, this Brooklyn-based husband and wife team create new narratives about life and love by merging digital production with the worlds of film and television.

What struck us about the McCoys' work was the way it plays with scale and allows you to be at two different levels of "zoom" at the same time -- zoomed out as you hover over the miniture scenes, and zoomed in as you look at the closeups of the scenes displayed on the wall.

Here's how the museum describes the second exhibition, David Opdyke: Plan C:

Featuring a new site-specific installation as well as recent sculptures and drawings. Opdyke's ingenious craftsmanship turns childhood pursuits like building model railways and flying paper planes into targeted critiques on military proliferation, compulsive consumerism, and clandestine global networks.

We enjoyed taking in the drawings, which are kind of like a combination of pictograms and editorial cartoons.

David Opdyke will be talking about his work at the University Art Museum this coming Monday, March 3, at 7 pm. Jennifer and Kevin McCoy will be there April 1.

Find It

University Art Museum
1400 Washington Ave.
Albany, NY 12222

The museum is free, but if you don't have a UAlbany parking pass, you'll have to put $5 for the visitor lot. (You could also take the bus for a two buck round trip.)

Museum Hours:
Tuesday through Friday 10 am to 5 pm
Saturday and Sunday 12 to 4 pm

phone: 442-4035

site: albany.edu/museum/

Say Something!

We'd really like you to take part in the conversation here at All Over Albany. But we do have a few rules here. Don't worry, they're easy. The first: be kind. The second: treat everyone else with the same respect you'd like to see in return. Cool? Great, post away. Comments are moderated so it might take a little while for your comment to show up. Thanks for being patient.

What's All Over Albany?

All Over Albany is for interested and interesting people in New York's Capital Region. In other words, it's for you. It's kind of like having a smart, savvy friend who can help you find out what's up. Oh, and our friends call us AOA.

Search

Recently on All Over Albany

The Capital Region's home ownership rate ticked upward last year for the first time in a while

Another few bits for the apartments / rents discussion... The home ownership rate in the Albany-Schenectady-Troy metro area ticked upward for the first time since... (more)

Stuff to do this weekend

Welcome to summer. Have a lemonade and some freshly-picked stuff to do. There's baseball, strawberries, jazz, wine ... all kinds of fun things to make... (more)

Dog poop is a universal issue

One of the bits from this Ian Bogost article about the topics that frequently pop up on Nextdoor: The dog-pop-in-other-people's-trash-cans issue is everywhere and all... (more)

No. No. No. No. No. No. No.

Tucked in at the end of a state Department of Environmental Conservation digest of agency police officer encounters -- titled "Strange Rattle in the Engine... (more)

Here's the design of that Henry Johnson commemorative medallion

Here's that how that coin-shaped medallion to honor Henry Johnson turned out. It will debut at a free event at The Palace June 27 at... (more)

Recent Comments

Troy has way more parking downtown than any other city I visit. There are 3 parking garages downtown and 2 are within 1000ft of Monument Square. There are public surface lots nearby. Outside the downtown core there is tons of street parking with few to no restrictions. It is unrealistic to expect cities to have parking directly in front of your destination like the suburbs. That's WHY they're different classifications.

No. No. No. No. No. No. No.

...has 2 comments, most recently from Ellen

Albany City Hall carillon concerts

...has 1 comment, most recently from Tim

Where to take foreign language classes

...has 6 comments, most recently from BrĂ­d

Five takeaways from the start of the fifth major effort to redevelop 1 Monument Square

...has 9 comments, most recently from RedBarron

Morning Blend for Jun 20

...has 1 comment, most recently from ace