The Art Scene: 09.21.17

Local Art News

Jeremy Dennis at Guild Hall

“Jeremy Dennis: East Hampton Indigenous” will be on view at Guild Hall from Friday, Sept. 29, through Dec. 12. The exhibition features photographs of East Hampton landscapes that have significant archeological, historical, and sacred meaning to the Shinnecock and Montaukett tribes native to the East End.

The photos have been selected from Mr. Dennis’s “On This Site,” a broader project presented in part at the Shinnecock Cultural Center and Museum and at the Suffolk County Historical Society. Mr. Dennis, who lives and works on the Shinnecock Reservation in Southampton, has a B.A. in studio art from Stony Brook University and an M.F.A. from Penn State. His work has been exhibited throughout the United States.

A members-only reception will take place on Oct. 21 from 5 to 7 p.m. In addition, Mr. Dennis will conduct a free digital photography workshop for teenagers on Nov. 7 from 4 to 5 p.m., and will be one of four speakers at Guild Gathering, the cultural center’s creative networking night, on Nov. 16 at 7.


Hamptons Project 

Next up at Ashawagh Hall in Springs is the fourth exhibition by Hamptons Project, a group consisting of Dennis Bontempo, Brian Monahan, Michael Monahan, Christina Friscia, Raul Lagos, and Richard Mothes. 

On view Saturday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., including a reception from 4 to 7, and on Sunday from 9 to 5, the show features oil and acrylic paintings, reclaimed wood furniture and accent pieces, photographs, ink and graphite drawings, and digital artwork. 


New at Tripoli

“Afterlife,” a solo show of works by Angelbert Metoyer, will open at the Tripoli Gallery in Southampton with a reception Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m. and remain on view through Oct. 23.

Mr. Metoyer, who divides his time between Houston and the Netherlands, has said of his work, “Referencing ancient and modern mythologies from all over the world, I explore memory, moment, and social changes in human history. . . . The materials I employ include ‘excrements of industry,’ such as coal, glass, oil, tar, mirrors, and gold dust. With these tools I explore themes of waste and destruction, and existential issues of life and death.”


Cindy Pease Roe Installation

“Beauty and the Beast,” an installation by Cindy Pease Roe, will be on view at the Sag Harbor Whaling and Historical Museum from tomorrow through Oct. 31. A reception will be held on Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m.

The exhibition focuses on whales, the oceans and coastlines, and the threat facing them from plastic litter. It will include paintings and three-dimensional whales and other creations fashioned from discarded objects or materials, including marine plastics, into environmentally conscious art. 

A Greenport resident, Ms. Roe has lived in seaside communities for 30 years. She uses a variety of materials to draw attention to endangered waterfronts and seascapes.


Workshop at Warhol Preserve

Nancy Friese will teach an open-air painting workshop on Monday from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Nature Conservancy’s Andy Warhol Preserve for the Visual Arts in Montauk. Ms. Friese, an artist-in-residence at the preserve, helps artists to translate nature’s textures, colors, movement, and light into works on canvas or paper.

Participants have been asked to bring their own easels, canvas, paints and brushes, or drawing supplies. Reservations are required at 631-329-7689. 

Last week Roisin Bateman, another conservancy artist-in-residence, conducted a workshop in which natural materials found on the shoreline were used to create individual sculptures and group installations. Ms. Bateman will also lead a five-session art workshop for adults at the John Jermain Memorial Library in Sag Harbor starting Tuesday morning at 10:30. Registration is required.



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