The Art Scene: 12.20.12

Local art news
Pollock-Kranser House
The Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center has received a $14,700 grant. Morgan McGivern

Pollock-Krasner House
Receives Grant
    The Helen and Claus Hoie Charitable Foundation of East Hampton has given the Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center a $14,700 grant, which the center will use for educational purposes.
    The grant will allow the center to purchase 20 mini digital audio units to offer tours in several languages to visitors to the house and site. The same system is used in museums and historic sites all over the globe.
    The center will also use the money for two interactive kiosks with a touch screen that will display paintings by Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner that were created on the Springs property, but are now in major museums and collections. The center expects to have these tools in place by the time it opens again in the spring.

The End of the World
As We Know It?
    Neoteric Fine Art is observing the possible apocalypse tomorrow with “Amagansett Armageddon,” a show devoted to artists’ renderings of the end of the world. Taking its cue from the Mayans, the theme of the show is also a possible rebirth and a new chapter for life here on Earth.
    The artists offering their visions of doom or prophesies include Scott Bluedorn, Rossa Williams Cole, Rory Evenson-Phair, Melissa Mapes, Virva Hinnemo, Nika Nesgoda, and Christine Sciulli.
    The reception tomorrow is from 7-11 p.m., but in a note of hope, the exhibition will remain on view through Jan. 15.

“The Women”
In Bridgehampton

    Peter Marcelle Gallery in Bridgehampton will present “The Women, Part I,” the first in a series chosen thematically and dedicated to women artists on the South Fork. This first installation will feature artists who are figurative in their approach to subject matter such as Miriam Dougenis, Cornelia Foss, Gina Gilmour, Sue Ferguson Gussow, Janet Jennings, Jane Johnson, Anna Jurinich, Brooke Laughlin, Elizabeth Malunowicz, Mary McCormick, Michelle Murphy, Louise Peabody, Susan Lazarus Reimen, and Alexandra Strada. The second installation will examine the more abstract female artists among us.
    The exhibition will open Saturday with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. and remain on view through Jan. 7. The second show will open on Jan. 12.

More East End Stories
    The Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill will hold one more edition of East End Stories on Screen this year, tomorrow at 6 p.m. The presentation will include selections from “14 Americans,” a film by Michael Blackwood Productions with six artists associated with the East End — Laurie Anderson, Alice Aycock, Peter Campus, Chuck Close, Dennis Oppenheim, and Dorothea Rockburne.
    Andrea Grover, the museum’s curator of special projects, has organized the screening. The films will be introduced by Terrie Sultan, the museum’s director, and Alicia Longwell, a curator of art and education, among others. Tickets cost $10, $8 for Parrish members.

Spelunking at Harper’s
    Harper’s Books has delved deep into its basement archive for a selection of prints, photographs, posters, and books for the picky aficionado to offer “Harper’s Books Bizarre” an evening of music, booze, and sales on Saturday.
    From 6 to 9 p.m., D.J. Mister Lama will work the boards with some “sexy vinyl.” Shopping, drinks, and snacks will also be available all day.