The Art Scene: 07.19.12

Local art news
Annie Wildey’s paintings of water will be on view at Kathryn Markel Fine Arts in Bridgehampton along with the work of Eric Blum and Dan Gualdoni.

Fireplace Opens Koh
    A solo show by Terence Koh, “yes, pleased,” will open at the Fireplace Project in Springs tomorrow. In his first presentation at the gallery, Mr. Koh will offer a variety of mediums drawn from his work in drawing, sculpture, video, performance, and the Internet.
    Mr. Koh, who was born in Beijing and raised by adoptive parents in Canada, was known as “asianpunkboy” prior to 2004, a name under which he designed artist books and zines and had many followers. He has since developed a public persona that is its own work of art, dressing only in white and living only in white surroundings. His work has been described as “born of queer youth culture and luxurious decadence.”
    A reception will be held on Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. The show will remain on view through Aug. 12.

Eve Stuart in Springs
    Eve Stuart, who divides her time between New York and East Hampton, will present her photographs this weekend at Ashawagh Hall. The exhibition opens on Saturday, with a reception from 4 to 7 p.m.
    Ms. Stuart has studied at the Philadelphia Museum School of Art, the School of Visual Arts, and the International Center for Photography, among other institutions. Her images of ordinary objects are known for an ethereal or otherworldly sensibility that seems to come from the past.

Markel’s New Show
    Kathryn Markel Fine Arts in Bridgehampton will hold a group show beginning today and on view through Aug. 2. The artists, Eric Blum, Dan Gualdoni, and Annie Wildey, will all exhibit paintings.
    Ms. Wildey straddles both abstraction and representation in her renderings of waterways, a battle of freedom and control, she says. Mr. Gualdoni takes a more internal approach to his imagery, drawing from memory of places he has been, using a rich but monochromatic palette derived from printer’s ink and glue. Mr. Blum tends to find his images peripherally, attempting to capture glimpses of things that may or may not have been there. His materials are beeswax, silk, and resin, which create a scrimlike surface to view his semiabstracted compositions.

Woodblocks of the City
    Woodblock prints of New York City by Ted Davies will be shown at Romany Kramoris Gallery in Sag Harbor from today through Aug. 9.
    Mr. Davies, who died in 1993, captured an earlier era. His subject matter includes Chinese laundries, in-town gas stations, and the old elevated trains. The colors he employs — warm yellows, oranges, and browns — heighten this sense of nostalgia. The highly detailed compositions reveal a vision of the city that is intimate and amused, according to the gallery. The artist lived in New York and Sag Harbor.
    Jude Amsel’s glass sculpture, with her photographic images floating within, will also be on view. Her work, meant to be placed on walls or pedestals, often deals with the themes of women’s drive for success and wealth.
    A reception will be held on Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m.
Studio Opening
    Daria Deshuk will open her studio space on Maple Lane in Bridgehampton to present “Resonance,” which was organized by Donna Leatherman. A reception serving summer cocktails will be held on Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m.
    Ms. Deshuk will show photographs from her “Heaven on Earth” and “Meeting Narcissus” series, which explore healthy feminine iconography. The show will remain on view through August.

“For the Birds” in Sag
    The Sag Harbor Whaling Museum is presenting a group show organized by Peter Marcelle through Sept. 3. The theme is “For the Birds.”
    Artists in the exhibition include John Alexander, Eric Ernst, Kimberly Goff, Jane Johnson, Tom Judd, Susan Lazarus-Reimen, Steve Mannino, Dina Merrill, Paton Miller, Amy Pilkington, Dan Rizzie, Hunt Slonem, Joseph Stella, Andrew Wyeth, Jamie Wyeth, and Darius Yektai.
    A reception will be held on Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m.

Canio’s Landscapes
    “Imaginary Landscapes,” featuring paintings and pastels by Pamela Collins Focarino and Gabriele Raacke’s reverse paintings on glass, will open at Canio’s Books today and will remain on view through Aug. 16.
    A reception will be held tomorrow evening from 5 to 7.

Isham Open Studio
    Sheila Isham will open her Southampton studio for three days this weekend, from tomorrow through Sunday. The artist plans to show works from a series called “China Revisited,” consisting  of recent calligraphic paintings and works on paper, along with some older works painted in the early 1960s, when she was living in Hong Kong.
    The studio will be open tomorrow and Saturday from 4 to 7 p.m. and on Sunday from noon to 3 p.m. The address is 55 Mariner Drive.

Barry McCallion’s Books
    The Community Arts Project will present Barry McCallion and “The Oarsman’s Library,” a demonstration of the production of artists’ books, on Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Springs Presbyterian Church’s parish hall.
    Mr. McCallion has had a long career as a painter and has exhibited widely in Australia and Europe. More recently, he began his investigations into book arts.    Refreshments will be served following the presentation. A donation of $10 will be requested for the church and its food pantry.
Parrish Talks
    The Parrish Art Museum will present two talks in the week ahead related to its exhibitions now on view.
    Adam Bartos, a photographer, whose images from Long Island are now being shown at the museum, will speak with Alicia Longwell, the chief curator of the Parrish, tomorrow at noon about his work. The talk is free with museum admission.
    Next Thursday, Joshua David and Robert Hammond, co-founders of Friends of the High Line, will discuss the creation and evolution of the elevated park in West Chelsea with Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel. She is the curator of the exhibition “Landmarks of New York,” a photography show now on view, and a founding High Line director. This talk will be presented at 6:30 p.m.; tickets are $10, or  $5 for members. Reservations are required.

A “Gorilla Monsoon”
    Outeast Gallery in Montauk will present a solo show of Mason Saltarrelli titled “Gorilla Monsoon,” beginning tonight with a reception from 6 to 9 p.m.
    Originally from New Orleans, Mr. Saltarrelli is now Brooklyn-based. He makes narrative works on paper and wood with themes drawn from “religious, tribal, and personal symbology,” according to the gallery.
    The show will be on view through Aug. 13.

Clay Art
    The Celadon Gallery in Water Mill will show “Clay: Collect it, Use it, Wear it!” beginning tomorrow.
    The juried show is a collaboration between the Long Island Craft Guild and the Clay Art Guild of the Hamptons. It features Jeanne Berkowitz, Gina Mars, Puneeta Mittal, Maria Orlova, Sigrid Owen, Patricia Hubbard-Ragette, Barbara Rocco, Phyllis Sullivan, Tom Walter, and Joan Walton.
    A reception will be held on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The show will remain on view through Aug. 12.

Selling Your Art
    The last seminar of Jane Martin’s four-part series “The Business of Art” will tackle the complexities of taking one’s art to market. “Selling Your Art” will cover how to develop relationships with galleries, art consultants, interior designers, and art fairs. It will also explore taking one’s artwork straight to national and international audiences through Internet sites such as 1st Dibs, allowing artists to be gatekeepers of their own market.
    The guest speakers are Lisa Freedman, a public relations strategist for the arts, and Anne Raymond, an artist.
    The class will be held at the Springs Presbyterian Church from 5 to 7 p.m. The cost is $40, payable by cash or check only, at the door. No reservations are required.