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The Art Scene: 07.25.19

Tue, 07/23/2019 - 08:39

East End Studio Tour

This year’s New York Foundation for the Arts East End Studio Tour will include visits to the workplaces of Eric Freeman, Steve Miller, and John Torreano on Friday, Aug. 2. Terrie Sultan, director of the Parrish Art Museum, will lead the tour, for which transportation will be provided. The visits will be followed by a seated lunch with the artists at a private residence in Bridgehampton.

Tickets, which are available at, are $375. Advance purchase is required, and buyers will be notified of the time and location of the tour. Proceeds will benefit artists throughout Long Island and New York State.


On the New MoMA

The Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center’s annual John H. Marburger Memorial Lecture will feature Ann Temkin, the Museum of Modern Art’s chief curator of painting and sculpture, on “Re-Thinking Modern Art: A Preview of the Museum’s New Collection Galleries.” The free talk will take place Sunday at 3 p.m. at Guild Hall.

Ms. Temkin’s primary focus has been the painting and sculpture department’s acquisitions program and the enlargement and revamping of the museum’s collection galleries, which will be unveiled when MoMA reopens in October.


Claude Lawrence at Keyes

An exhibition of paintings by Claude Lawrence will open at Keyes Gallery in Sag Harbor with a reception tomorrow from 6 to 8 p.m. and remain on view through Aug. 8. A jazz musician for more than 25 years, Mr. Lawrence did not become a full-time painter until 1987.

Self-taught, he developed his style by visiting galleries and museums and studying art books, and has cited as influences Picasso and Basquiat. Despite figurative elements, his colorful paintings are primarily abstract, and many have the jagged energy of improvisational jazz.


Eugene Brodsky at Studio 11

Studio 11 in East Hampton’s Red Horse Plaza will open a solo exhibition of recent paintings by Eugene Brodsky with a reception Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m. The show will run through Sept. 2.

Mr. Brodsky moves freely among mediums, having created accordion books, collages executed in ink on silk and burnished paper, and paintings, which themselves range from muted abstraction to boldly colored compositions with the occasional word or recognizable image.


Three at Grain Surfboards

“Art Is Good for You,” an exhibition of work by Xavier McCormack, Juliet Schreckinger, and August Whitney will open at Grain Surfboards in Amagansett tomorrow, with a reception from 5 to 8 p.m. It will continue through Aug. 18.

Mr. McCormack uses brush strokes, finger rubbings, and image transfers from photographs in his work. Ms. Schreckinger’s work in a variety of mediums explores visual storytelling. Mr. Whitney’s paintings derive inspiration from the beauty of the natural world.


New at MM Fine Art

“Blinded by the Light,” a show of photographs by Christophe von Hohenberg and sculpture by Elizabeth Strong-Cuevas, will be on view at MM Fine Art in Southampton from tomorrow through Aug. 11, with a reception set for tomorrow evening from 6 to 8.

Mr. von Hohenberg has been recognized for his fashion, portrait, and documentary photography. The exhibition’s title derives from his experience photographing figures at the beach against a bright background of sand, water, and sky.

Ms. Strong-Cuevas’s work ranges from fabricated metal to cast bronze and stainless steel. She is best known for her monumental heads, including her double profiles, which have a slightly primitive yet polished quality.


Environmental Art

Moved 10 years ago by the amount of plastic detritus she encountered on a North Fork beach, Cindy Pease Roe began making art from marine debris as a way to call attention to the defilement of the natural world. The paintings and sculpture in “Plankton Not Plastic,” an exhibition that will open tomorrow at the Sag Harbor Whaling and Historical Museum with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m., celebrate the luminous beauty of small and microscopic water-borne organisms. The show will continue through Aug. 4.


Two at Markel

Kathryn Markel Fine Arts in Bridgehampton will present new work by Stanley Bielen and Ryan Sarah Murphy from tomorrow through Aug. 5. Mr. Bielen’s landscape paintings and still lifes are loose, brushy interpretations of the subject matter rather than attempts at photographic realism.

Ms. Murphy makes wall reliefs with found materials such as cardboard or hardback book covers, removing any text or logos in order to focus on the colors and qualities of the materials. 


Father and Son at Kramoris

“Searchers and Messengers,” which will open today at Romany Kramoris Gallery in Sag Harbor, features paintings by Franklin Engel and Christopher Engel, his son. A reception will be held Saturday from 5 to 6:30 p.m.

Franklin’s “Searchers” series consists of abstract paintings on aged wooden planes on which ceramic, wood, and stones are collaged along with hidden texts, symbols, and gestures reminiscent of cave paintings.

In Christopher’s “Messengers” series, symbols, text, and collaged images surround figures that take the shape of angels, prophets, monks, shamans, and other spiritual entities.


Perspective on Art

Three perspectives on the contemporary art world will be offered at the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill during the coming week in talks by the artists Eric Fischl and David Salle and Michael Shnayerson, a writer.

On Sunday at noon, Mr. Fischl will discuss his fascination with the paintings of Fairfield Porter during a gallery tour of “Fairfield Porter Raw: The Creative Process of an American Master.”

Mr. Shnayerson and Terrie Sultan, the museum’s director, will talk about his new book “BOOM: Mad Money, Mega Dealers, and the Rise of Contemporary Art” next Thursday at 5 p.m. A book signing will follow.

Mr. Salle will focus on his “After Michelangelo” series, three monumental paintings inspired by the Sistine Chapel and recently donated to the Parrish, on Friday, Aug. 2, at 6 p.m. All three talks are $12, free for members and students.


Female Heroes

A solo exhibition of work by Joe Chierchio will be on view at Arthur T. Kalaher Fine Art in Southampton from tomorrow through Aug. 5, with a reception set for Saturday from 5 to 8 p.m. Mr. Chiercio will show work from two series, “Bodies of Work” and “Female Heroes,” both of which depict strong, confident women. Executed in Prismacolor pencils with gouache, his art draws much of its imagery from popular culture.


New at RJD

RJD Gallery in Bridgehampton will open “Uninterrupted,” a group exhibition, with a reception on Saturday from 6 to 8:30 p.m. The show, which will run through Aug. 19, includes new figurative work by Jantina Peperkamp, Juan Béjar, Stefanie Jackson, and Tor-Arne Moen.


Pop-Up in Gansett

A pop-up exhibition of sculpture by Susan Pullman Brooks will take place from tomorrow through Sunday at Lazypoint Variety Store in Amagansett. A reception for the artist will be held tomorrow from 7 to 9 p.m.

Her dynamic constructions are assembled from wood, abandoned metal instruments, grapevine, bone, shells, leather, and other found objects. Ms. Brooks will talk about her work on Tuesday from 7 to 9 at the Maidstone Hotel in East Hampton.


The Wednesday Group

Work by 13 members of The Wednesday Group will be on view at the East Hampton Library through Aug. 6. The participating artists are Pat DeTulio, Anna Franklin, Barbara Jones, Teresa Lawler, Marie Lombardi, Jean Mahoney, Deb Palmer, Lisa Rose, Gene Samuelson, Cynthia Sobel, Frank Sofo, Pam Vossen, and Aurelio Torres.


Southampton Artists

The summer exhibition of paintings and photographs by members of the Southampton Artists Association is on view at the Southampton Cultural Center through Aug. 14. A reception will be held this afternoon from 4 to 6.


This article has been modified from its original and print version to adjust the ticket price for the New York Foundation for the Arts East End Studio Tour. The price did not increase after June 30 to $425, but remains at the original $375 per ticket.

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