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The Art Scene: 09.26.19

Wed, 09/25/2019 - 11:21
Agathe Snow and Marianne Vitale spent several weeks in August as resident artists at the Elaine de Kooning House in Northwest Woods. Their jointly created work included a portrait of Ms. Snow, center.
Mark Segal

Ted Hartley at Keyes Art

Ted Hartley has had many lives: fighter pilot, investment banker, actor, film producer and executive, writer, and, most recently, artist. He took up painting a decade ago when his wife, Dina Merrill, was ill. After her death in 2017, art making became central to his life, and the results can be seen in his first-ever exhibition of recent paintings at Keyes Art in Sag Harbor. The show opens on Saturday and will run through Oct. 12.

Mr. Hartley, who has a house in East Hampton, uses ink, charcoal, pencil, watercolor, acrylic, and gouache to create abstract paintings inspired in part by the land, sea, and sky of the East End.

In an essay for the exhibition catalog, the artist George Negroponte writes, “Applying color such as conch-shell pink, deep yellow, cerulean, and earth green, Hartley evokes the skies of a Tiepolo painting as much as the dunes of East Hampton. Like de Kooning, he grounds his abstractions in the real by identifying his images with lived experiences.”

A reception will be held on Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m.

Mixed Media in Gansett

“Nocturna,” a combination of poetry, paintings, and an imaginative “play” presented by Hesse Flatow Gallery and Crush Curatorial, will take place on Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m. at Crush’s Amagansett outpost, 68A Schellinger Road. The project is a collaboration among nine artists, a class at Columbia University, and Karen Flatow and Jesse Greenberg of Hesse Flatow and Crush Curatorial.

“Essentially the play has been written, not through writing alone, but through poetry, painting, sound, performance, choreography, sculpture, cooking, and, above all, an extended conversation between artists,” according to Patrick Bayly, one of the participants. In addition to experiencing the event, guests can give their own responses to it.

Art Classes at Parrish

In conjunction with two of its exhibitions, the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill will offer three adult art classes that explore color and the techniques employed by the artists Helen Frankenthaler and Laurie Lambrecht.

Ms. Lambrecht, whose Parrish Road Show exhibition “Limn to Limb” will open at the Madoo Conservancy on Oct. 5, will teach the basics of tapestry weaving on a loom in a one-session workshop on Oct. 11, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The cost is $45, $35 for members, with a registration deadline next Thursday.

A four-session “Color in Painting” workshop, focused on color theory, color mixing, and color effects, will be led by Barbara Thomas starting Oct. 18. The fee is $220, $165 for members. Registration is due by Oct. 10.

Eric Dever’s “Painting Intensive: Abstract Climates” will explore a range of paint application, including poured paint, imprinting and staining, acrylic glazes, and watercolor washes. Set for Oct. 19 and 20, the cost of the two three-hour classes is $215, $160 for members, including materials. The deadline for signing up is Oct. 12.

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