Mannix at Hampton Hang
In a new show opening tomorrow, Karyn Mannix is looking beyond the beloved South Fork medium of painting to find other artistic inspiration that falls outside that two-dimensional form.
At Karyn Mannix at Hampton Hang, her summer exhibition space in Water Mill behind Suki Zuki, she has brought together four artists: Maria Bacardi, Charles McGill, Gabriele T. Raacke, and Claire Watson, who use unusual mediums to approach art from a more conceptual viewpoint.
Ms. Bacardi, also known as Maria Pessino, is a Cuban-born artist, actress, singer, and poet who was raised in Europe and now raises her family in East Hampton. Her glass-domed troves spotlight found objects that allude to stories or drama.
Mr. McGill uses golf bags to engage with issues of “race, politics, sex, and class,” according to the gallery. He also incorporates found objects, graphic design, performance, essay, photography, appropriation, digital arts and collage.
Ms. Raacke collects items such as eyeglasses, buttons, knitting needles, or glass bottles, and rearranges their relationships in different ways to discover new meanings and, perhaps, make a humorous comment on matter, humans, or nature.
As a model-maker, scenic artist, decorative painter, and art educator, Ms. Watson had several decades to develop a vision for her artistic expression. In her present work she is using tobacco pipes and gloves to explore traditional notions of the masculine and feminine with a French accent. She lives and works in Water Mill.
The show will remain on view through July 7. A reception