The Art Scene: 10.04.18

Local Art News
Melinda Hackett at Folioeast in East Hampton

New at the Drawing Room

Two concurrent exhibitions will be at the Drawing Room in East Hampton from Saturday through Nov. 25. “Spirit of Place” will include new work by Mary Ellen Bartley, Laurie Lambrecht, Kathryn Lynch, and John Torreano, each of whom explores inspiration drawn from a particular place in mediums ranging from photography to collage to painting.

“Sheridan Lord (1926-1994): Sag­aponack” highlights an American artist noted for his commitment to plein-air landscape painting at a time when his peers were engaged with Abstract Expressionism. The show illuminates the evolution of Lord’s work from small seascape studies to mature paintings of the vistas and atmosphere of Sagaponack, where he lived.


“Luxury Graffiti”

“Luxury Graffiti,” a solo show of new work by Stephen Wilson, will be on view at Roman Fine Art in East Hampton from Friday through Nov. 4. A reception will be held on Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. Using designer-branded packaging and luxury fabrics, Mr. Wilson fuses the influences of fashion and decorative art with the approaches of such modern artists as Robert Rauschenberg and Andy Warhol.

“Sweet Things” at Janet Lehr

Janet Lehr Fine Arts in East Hampton will show “Sweet Things,” paintings by Adam Handler and Adam Umbach, from Friday through Nov. 4, with a reception set for Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. 

Mr. Handler’s paintings are informed by such art historical and cultural influences as medieval and Renaissance art, outsider art, Pop, and cartoons. Pop imagery and colorful abstraction are at play in Mr. Umbach’s paintings, such as “Boy Toy,” in which a cartoon robot is set against flat smears of color.


Small Abstracts at Folioeast

A sure sign of fall is the return of Folioeast to Malia Mills, the clothing boutique on Main Street in East Hampton that serves as one of the gallery’s off-season locations. The gallery will have “The Small Abstracts Show” on view from Saturday through Oct. 21, with a reception to take place on Saturday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. 

Participating artists are Roisin Bateman, Diane Englander, Melinda Hackett, John Haubrich, Mark Perry, Anne Raymond, Janice Stanton, Claire Watson, and Amy Wickersham. The gallery will be open Fridays through Mondays from noon to 5.

Plein-Air Painting

“The Beauty of the East End,” the fourth Hamptons plein-air invitational exhibition, can be seen at Ashawagh Hall in Springs daily from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. from Saturday through Oct. 14. A reception will take place on Oct. 13 from 5 to 7 p.m. The exhibition will include work by more than 20 artists, many of whom will be painting at various Springs locations during the course of the show.


Nighttime at Tripoli

“Night,” a group exhibition of work by 13 artists, will open at the Tripoli Gallery in Southampton with a reception on Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m. and remain on view through Nov. 12. Night or darkness takes form in or is the inspiration for work by Katherine Bernhardt, Ross Bleckner, Katherine Bradford, Francesco Clemente, Ann Craven, Félix Bonilla Gerena, April Gornik, Mary Heilmann, Bryan Hunt, Adrianne Rubenstein, Hiroshi Sugimoto, José Luis Vargas, and Lucy Winton.


“In Black and White”

MM Fine Art in Southampton will show “In Black and White: Painting, Drawing, and Sculpture” from Friday through Oct. 28. A reception will take place Oct. 13 from 6 to 8 p.m. With an emphasis on composition and form, the exhibition will feature both abstract and figurative work by Willem de Kooning, Eric Fischl, Cornelia Foss, Jim Gemake, Gina Gilmour, Susan Grossman, Dennis Leri, Dalton Portella, Diego Rivera, Larry Rivers, Dan Rizzie, and Donald Sultan, among others.


“Voices With Vision”

“Women Painting Women/Men Painting Men: Voices With Vision” will be at RJD Gallery in Bridgehampton from Saturday through Nov. 4, with a reception set for Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. The show includes work solicited from figurative artists of both sexes in order to “foster an environment of equality and reveal both our differences and similarities and how they shade imperceptibly into each other,” according to the gallery.


Don’t Blink or You’ll Miss It

Crush Curatorial, an artist-run gallery with spaces in Chelsea and at 68A Schellinger Road in Amagansett, will touch down briefly on the East End this weekend with “Hope Floats,” an exhibition of work by 15 artists who consider “what it means to be soggy, drenched, soaked-to-the-bone, yet hopeful,” according to a release. A reception will take place on Saturday from 3 to 8 p.m. and the gallery will be open Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m

Wildlife Photography

A show of wildlife photography by David Yarrow will open at Destination Haus in Amagansett with a reception on Saturday from 5 to 8 p.m. and continue through mid-October. The photographer is known for his images of the planet’s remote landscapes, cultures, and endangered species and for his charitable work on behalf of the protection of species and ecosystems. Sierra magazine called his book “Wild Encounters” a “triumph of conservation photography.”


Rhythm and Structure

“There Is Always the Unexpected,” a solo exhibition of paintings by Dieter Peukert, will open Thursday at Mark Borghi Fine Arts in Manhattan and remain on view through Nov. 2. A reception will be held Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. Mr. Peukert is a German multidisciplinary artist who in his recent abstract paintings focuses on rhythm and how structure is achieved.


Alice Hope Residency

Alice Hope has joined the Artists in Residence program of the Hayground School in Bridgehampton, where she will work with students during the current academic year. Ms. Hope has created large-scale installations for the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill and the Queens Museum, was an artist in residence at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York City from 2014 to 2015, and had a solo exhibition of her sculpture at Guild Hall earlier this year.


Images of the Beats

Art in Focus, a lecture series co-sponsored by the Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center and the Stony Brook Southampton Library will conclude its fall schedule with “The Beat Generation,” a free talk by Elena Prohaska Glinn on Tuesday evening at 7 at the library.

While preparing for a retrospective exhibition of work by her late husband, the photographer Burt Glinn, Ms. Glinn discovered a collection of photographs of Beat artists, writers, and musicians. The images were published in July as “The Beat Scene.” Ms. Glinn will discuss the process of creating the book and place the images in the context of Mr. Glinn’s career.


Firestone in London

The Eric Firestone Gallery of East Hampton will participate in the Frieze Masters art fair in London from Thursday through Sunday with an exhibition of Joe Overstreet’s “Flight Pattern Paintings” from the early 1970s. Many of the paintings, which are on unstretched canvases attached to the ceiling, walls, and floor by ropes, have not been exhibited since a 1972 show organized by the art patrons John and Dominique de Menil.

Stephen Wilson at Roman Fine Art in East Hampton
Adam Umbach at Janet Lehr Fine Arts in East Hampton