The Art Scene: 02.16.17

Local Art News
A photograph from Christa Maiwald's "Landscape Cakes" series will be shown at Malia Mills as part of a new Folioeast show.

Four at Malia Mills

The Winter Salon Series at Malia Mills, a pop-up gallery in the clothing purveyor’s Main Street, East Hampton, space, will open a new group exhibition with a reception Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. Organized by Folioeast’s Coco Myers and Kay Gibson, the show will run through Feb. 27.

Christa Maiwald will show four photographs from her “Landscape Cakes” series and a new hand embroidery of Gordon Matta-Clark’s “Split House” as a cake. Christine Matthai will be represented by three new abstract photographs on Plexiglass, which she has described as “abstract visual meditations with spiritual dimensions.”

The abstract painter Anne Raymond, much of whose work is inspired by the movement of water and sky, will show lushly painted oils that reflect the centrality of color to her work. Janice Stanton, who works in photography, film, and collage, will present a suite of mixed-media collages, which include found objects, pieces of photographs, calligraphy, and other elements.

Don Christensen in New York

Harper’s Apartment, the Manhattan branch of East Hampton’s Harper’s Books, will open “Parallel Lines,” a show of 20 years of work by Don Christensen, with a reception for the artist today from 6 to 8 p.m. The exhibition will continue until late March.

Mr. Christensen, who lives in Springs, has used a variety of mediums and processes in his work. In the 1990s, he constructed assemblages by connecting pieces of found wood into rectangular patchworks. Later, in works on canvas, he applied layers of paint to create voluminous trapezoidal shapes on colorful backgrounds.

He has returned to found wood in his most recent work to create rough surfaces for the picture planes. Craft, color relationships, and geometry are at the core of his oeuvre. Mr. Christensen is also a musician who has played drums with No Wave bands, the Philip Glass Ensemble, and Brian Eno, among others, and his work has been aptly compared by the gallery to “polyrhythmic percussion.”

Southampton Artists at S.C.C.

The Southampton Artists Association Winter Art Show will take place from today through Feb. 26 at the Southampton Cultural Center. A reception is set for Saturday from 4 to 6 p.m. The exhibition includes photographs, paintings, drawings, and sculpture.