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The Art Scene: 7.04.19

Mon, 07/01/2019 - 11:51

Michael Butler in Gansett

An exhibition of paintings by Michael Butler will open at the Amagansett Library on Saturday with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. and remain on view through July 30. Mr. Butler, whose Sag Harbor family’s roots date back to the 1930s, is inspired by the history of the East End, and especially by the experiences of people of color. His landscapes, seascapes, and animated characters tell stories derived from Native American and African-American spiritual or mythological references.

When not painting, Mr. Butler manages the Sag Harbor Whaling and Historical Museum, and he is a board member of the Eastville Community Historical Society.


New at Grain Surfboards

“Rhythms and Rotations,” works in watercolor and colored pencil on paper by Field Kallop, will be at the Grain Surfboards Gallery in Amagansett from Friday through July 21, with a reception set for Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m.

Ms. Kallop’s compositions begin with a grid, to which she adds various geometric forms and patterns that reflect her interest in mathematics and science as well as such artistic traditions as modernist painting, tantra drawing, and textiles.

A summer resident of East Hampton, she was an artist in residence at the Andy Warhol Preserve in Montauk in 2014.


Pollock-Krasner Lectures

A series of six lectures organized by the Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center will launch on Sunday at 5 p.m. at the Arts Center at Duck Creek in Springs with “Jackson Pollock: Back in the Studio,” a talk by Jim Coddington, former chief conservator at the Museum of Modern Art and currently a distinguished visiting professor at the Institute of Fine Arts at New York University.

Subsequent speakers will include Laurie Wilson, an art historian and psychoanalyst, Lewis Kachur, an art history professor from Kean University, Mike Solomon, an artist, Piri Halasz, a writer and critic, and Christina Weyl, an art historian and writer. All talks are free and take place in the John Little Barn at Duck Creek at 5 p.m.


Alliance’s “Celebration”

“Celebration,” an exhibition of work by members of the Artists Alliance of East Hampton, will be on view at Ashawagh Hall in Springs from Friday through Wednesday. A reception with music by Job Potter and Friends will take place on Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m.

The show, which will be open daily through Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Wednesday until 4, will include painting, drawing, photography, and sculpture.


Group Show at Borghi

“Compendium Part II: A Survey of Post War and Contemporary Art” is on view at Mark Borghi Fine Art in Bridgehampton through July 31. The exhibition includes work by more than 30 artists, among them Jennifer Bartlett, Alexander Calder, John Chamberlain, Helen Frankenthaler, Yayoi Kusama, Joan Mitchell, and Ed Ruscha.


Three at Kramoris

Work by Linda Capello, Thomas Condon, and Isabel Pavao is on view now through July 25 at the Romany Kramoris Gallery in Sag Harbor. A reception will be held on Saturday from 5 to 6:30 p.m.

A graduate of the Fashion Institute of Technology, Ms. Capello is a classically trained anatomist who is less concerned with rigid, mechanical representation than with “the subtlety of the line.” Mr. Condon’s work depicts a New England town whose streets are devoid of human activity but full of the interplay between shadow and light. The paintings in Ms. Pavao’s “Impressions” series are inspired by nature but overlaid with squares and grids that lend an element of geometrical abstraction.


Barn Show in East Hampton

“The Barn Show,” work by 37 artists organized by the Johannes Vogt Gal­lery of Manhattan, will open at 24 Skim­hampton Road in East Hampton with a reception on Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. and continue through July 28. Among the East End artists participating are Monica Banks, Saskia Friedrich, Bastienne Schmidt, and Almond Zigmund.


 Youngerman on Paper

“Jack Youngerman: Works on Paper 1954-2019” will open Friday at the Drawing Room in East Hampton and remain on view through Aug. 5. During a career spanning more than six decades, Mr. Youngerman has received international acclaim for paintings and sculpture that share a distinct language of curvilinear and geometric forms.

The exhibition will focus on the formal relationships between his works on paper from the 1950s and 1960s and ink drawings and gouaches he has created during the past 20 years. Also on view will be a small series of beach stones enhanced with polychromatic painting. Mr. Youngerman lives and works in Bridgehampton.


Paul Davis at John Jermain

An exhibition of work by Paul Davis, an artist, graphic designer, and member of the Art Directors Club Hall of Fame since 1995, is on view at the John Jermain Memorial Library in Sag Harbor through July 31. A reception will be held on July 13 from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Mr. Davis joined  Push Pin Studios in 1959 before leaving to pursue a freelance career three years later. The longtime Sag Harbor resident has designed magazines and books, posters for the Public Theater, and his work has been published in Esquire, Life, Look, Sports Illustrated, and Time, among many others.

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