QF Gallery’s Tete-a-Tete
Mickalene Thomas will serve as curator for the next QF Gallery show, opening on Saturday in East Hampton. The show features work by Derrick Adams, Zachary Fabri, LaToya Ruby Frazier, Deana Lawson, Nicole Miller, Zanele Muholi, Wangechi Mutu, Hannah Price, Paul Mpagi Sepuya, Malick Sidibe, Xaviera Simmons, Mickalene Thomas, and Hank Willis Thomas. It includes video and photography from Africa and the United States.
Paula Poundstone will get to her performance at the Bay Street Theatre on Monday much the way she usually does. “I arrive on an airplane and I remember that it’s a long drive in from where I fly,” the comedian said, speaking from her home in Los Angeles. “I take a quick nap, eat dinner, take a shower, and go to work.”
The Watermill Center was the scene of a durational performance by Temporary Distortion on Saturday afternoon and evening. The New York City based performance group is in residence at the center and working on a new piece, My Voice Has an Echo in It.”
While a discussion in an East Hampton community newspaper blog of the relevance of an Italian movement from the early part of the 20th century that has little to do with New York, let alone the East End, may be off-topic, it is still one worth offering.
If it wasn't for the boots, scarves, furs, and hats on display at Tripoli Gallery on Saturday night, one might have thought it was August again from the warm and sunny art on the walls.
Darius Yektai, taking a break from the dark and brooding works he is known for, spent two weeks in Umbria last summer, traispsing around Montecastello di Vibio with paints and canvases on his back to recapture his love and the essense of painting.
On Thursday night, intrepid East End artists made it into New York City to celebrate an opening of their work. Lyons Wier Gallery in Chelsea is presenting several artists invited by Beth McNeill, who lives in Southampton with her family including her husband Jeff Muhs, to show works that offer "an intense investigation of personal identities." The show is called "Seeking Engagement NSA" and offered a webcam view of the opening for those snowbound or afraid to risk the slick and slippery sidewalks and curbs of the city.
Harper's Books jetted west this weekend to participate in the L.A. Art Book Fair presented by Printed Matter at the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA in Los Angeles.
In addition to paintings and photographs by Elizabeth Huey and Doug Rickard, the East Hampton art and photography book dealer brought rare volumes of artist books and ephermera by or related to Robert Frank, Pablo Picasso, Kara Walker, Keizo Kitajima, Nobuyoshi Araki, and many others.