The Art Scene: 01.25.18

Local Art News
"Who Am I" by Kenneth B. Walsh will be on view at the White Room Gallery in Bridgehampton beginning this weekend as part of its show "Flow."

In Process

Three different projects will make themselves available for public preview during Saturday’s In Process event at the Watermill Center.

Iva Radivojevic, who is from Serbia and based in Brooklyn, is at the center to work on “Aleph.” The film project is a game-like journey through 10 countries and offers hints to a solution to a puzzle that lies at the heart of an “unimaginable universe.”

Boris Willis’s practice is also game and technology derived, but he bases it in performance, having worked with various dance companies and created video art for the stage. In addition, the students of the Hayground Residency will demonstrate what they have been working on this month. This initiative, which began last year, invites students ages 12 to 14 to engage in performance-based projects. 

In Process will run from 2 to 4 p.m., with an optional tour of the center and grounds from 1 to 2. The event is free, but reservations are required.


Ebb and Flow

As we gaze out upon the frozen bays and ponds this winter, we may hunger for the unconstricted movement of spring’s thaw. The White Room Gallery in Bridgehampton has anticipated that yearning for flow with a show dedicated to motion. It opens tomorrow.

“Flow” will include art about movement, but also moving art, both literally and figuratively. “Fluidity, not rigidity” is the rule of the curators, Andrea McCafferty and Kat O’Neill. Among the many artists with work on view will be Kenneth Walsh, Sally Breen, Mary Antzak, Erling Hope, and Ms. O’Neill. 

A reception will be held on Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m., and the show will remain on view through Feb. 11.


South by Southwest

This month’s featured artist at the Golden Eagle in East Hampton is Kirsten Benfield. Originally from New Zealand in the Southern Hemisphere, she has lived on the South Fork for the past couple of decades, and recently moved to Springs. She works in oil, watercolor, and photography, and her subjects include landscapes, abstracts, figures, and still life. A reception will be held on Saturday from 4 to 6 p.m.

Also that day, Jane Weissman, an artist, historian, and curator, will give a talk from 5 to 7 p.m. and show her own photographs of the American Southwest from a trip she took in June of last year. Following in the footsteps of artists who took inspiration from that landscape, she will share her images of Walter De Maria’s “Lightning Field,” Michael Heizer’s “Double Negative,” and Nancy Holt’s “Sun Tunnels,” among others.