The Art Scene: 12.06.18

Local Art News

Winter at Drawing Room

The Drawing Room Gallery in East Hampton has its “Winter Salon” on view through Jan. 20. The exhibition includes paintings, works on paper, and sculpture by John Alexander, Jennifer Bartlett, Mary Ellen Bartley, Gustavo Bonevardi, Sue Heatley, Charles Jones, Laurie Lambrecht, Hector Leonardi, Sheridan Lord, Kathryn Lynch, Aya Miyatake, Dan Rizzie, Raja Ram Sharma, John Torreano, and Fiona Waterstreet.


3-D at Folioeast

“On and Off the Wall,” a group show of three-dimensional works, will open at Folioeast at 55 Main Street in East Hampton with a reception on Saturday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. and continue on weekends or by appointment through Jan. 2. Participating artists are Carolyn Conrad, James DeMartis, Sarah Jaffe Turnbull, Dennis Leri, Paul Pavia, Justin Peyser, Robert Schwarz, Aurelio Torres, Rosario Varela, and Mark Webber.


Inspired by Nature

“Short Days Art Show,” which features three artists whose work draws connections between nature and abstraction, will be on view at Ashawagh Hall in Springs on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday from 10 to 5. A reception will be held on Saturday from 4 to 7.

Phyllis Chillingworth’s new oil paintings are inspired by the bold colors of Mexico, while her watercolors capture the more muted tones and atmosphere of the East End. Annie Sessler will show gyotaku-infused drawings and paintings as well as her traditional fish impressions on cloth and paper. The exhibition will also include a new collection of hand-printed black-and-white landscape photographs by John Todaro and a recent group of semi-abstract images. 


Grenning on the Move

The Grenning Gallery in Sag Harbor is celebrating its move to a new location at 26 Main Street with “Gems,” its annual holiday show, which will be on view through Jan. 6. Hung salon-style, the show features work by Sarah Lamb, Ben Fenske, Marc Dalessio, Nelson H. White, Ramiro, Maryann Lucas, Rachel Personett, John Morfis, Benjamin Lussier, Stephen Bauman, and Amy Florence.

In a departure from its usual shows, this will be cash-and-carry, which means buyers can take their gift-wrapped purchases with them.


Holiday Pleasures in Sag

“Holiday Pleasures,” an exhibition of photographs by Daniel Jones, Stephen Wilkes, Roberto Dutesco, and Blair Seagram, will be on view at the Tulla Booth Gallery in Sag Harbor from Saturday through Jan. 25.

Mr. Jones will be showing selections from “Seaside Expressions,” his newest body of work, while Mr. Wilkes will be represented by selections from his “Day to Night” series. The wild horses of Sable Island are the subject of Mr. Dutesco’s images. Ms. Seagram’s work is inspired by surfers.


Realism at MM Fine Art

MM Fine Art in Southampton will show “Contemporary Realism” from Saturday through Dec. 30. The exhibition will feature work by Daniel Sprick, Andrew Wyeth, Pat Hobaugh, Deborah Martin, Immi Storrs, Rainer Andreesen, David DeSimone, and others.


At Harper’s Apartment

“For the Birds,” an exhibition of works created over the past 11 years by Noel Grunwaldt, is on view at Harper’s Apartment, the Manhattan outpost of East Hampton’s Harper’s Books, through Jan. 19. The show highlights Ms. Grunwaldt’s ongoing exploration of deceased birds as an evocative subject in watercolor, encaustic, and pastel paintings and drawings as well as a series of sculptures.

“These beguiling works waver between the grotesque and the alluring, the vulnerable and the empowered, and the transient and the eternal, culminating in a complex reflection on life and nature,” according to a release. Harper’s Apartment is at 51 East 74th Street and open Thursdays through Saturdays from noon to 6 p.m. and by appointment.