The Art Scene: 06.07.18

Local Art News
"Liquid," a new series of photographs by Jonathan Clancy will open at Grain Surfboards in Amagansett on Saturday.

Asian Flair

Keyes Art in East Hampton will present “All That Glitters,” an Asian-themed exhibition of work by Amy Zerner, Bill Claps, and artists from Bhutan, from Sunday through June 30, with a reception set for Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m.

The images in Ms. Zerner’s tapestries and collages are inspired by Persian paintings, Tibetan tongas, and dream scenes. Mr. Claps’s gilded prints draw upon Chinese landscape paintings and 18th-century Japanese prints.

Twenty-five paintings by Asha Kama, Pema (Tintin) Tshering, Phurba Namgay, and Gyempo Wangchuk comprise one of the first exhibitions of Bhutanese contemporary art in the United States.


Badges and Buttons

At Boo-Hooray Summer Rental in Montauk, “Wearing Buttons Is Not Enough: The Colette Badge and Button Show” is on view from Saturday through June 22.

The exhibition features the collection of activist buttons from the 1950s through the 1970s gathered by Garrick Beck, a founder of the Rainbow Family and author of “True Stories: Tales From the Generation of a New World Culture.” The show of emblems of political dissent was originally staged at the Colette concept store in Paris.


Fireplace Project Is Back

The third annual iteration of “9999,” a group exhibition organized by Edsel Williams, will open at the Fireplace Project in Springs with a reception on Saturday from 6 to 8 and remain on view through July 9. The salon-style show features more than 25 artists, with all artworks priced under $10,000.


Jonathan Clancy Photos

“Liquid,” a new series of photographs by Jonathan Clancy, will open at Grain Surfboards in Amagansett with a reception on Saturday from 5 to 8 p.m.  Mr. Clancy’s fine-art work is rooted in photographic abstraction. His “Cloudbreak” series depicts coastal scenes reflected by clouds, while the “Liquid” series is said to be a study between motion and emotion. 

A signed, framed print by the photographer will be raffled at the opening to benefit A Walk on Water, which provides surf therapy to children with special needs. The show will be on view through June 23.



Works by Paul McMahon, Eileen Isagon Skyers, and Jeffrey Augustine Songco, which are informed by the one-line joke model, are on view at Rental Gallery in East Hampton through June 17. 

“Episode 2: One-Liners,” a project of Harrison Gallery in New York, highlights “imaginative and subversive aesthetic approaches to materially, culturally, and politically convoluted environments,” according to a release. 


Open Season

In conjunction with the 118th U.S. Open Championship at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club, the Southampton Cultural Center will present an exhibition of watercolors by Lee Wybranski, a renowned golf artist, from today through June 30. A reception will take place Saturday at 7 p.m.

The exhibition will include original watercolors from past U.S. Opens, PGA Championships, British Opens, and Ryder Cup matches, as well as other golf-related artworks.


Water Mill Members Show

The Water Mill Museum is presenting its annual Artist Members Show through June 17. This year’s exhibition, featuring the work of more than 100 museum members, includes paintings, watercolors, pastels, photographs, mixed-media works, and sculpture. Most of the works are for sale; 30 percent of all proceeds will go to support the museum. 


“Unweavings” at Temple

“The Shabbat Project,” an exhibition of work by Laurie Wohl, an internationally known fiber artist, will open at Temple Adas Israel in Sag Harbor with a reception on Sunday afternoon from 4 to 6.

Ms. Wohl’s fiber art pieces, which she calls “Unweavings,” convey spiritual narratives. Her process involves releasing either the warp or weft threads of heavy cotton canvas to create symbolic shapes and then reweaving with other materials, images, and text.

A “soundscape” — the music and voice of Cantor Daniel Singer of Manhattan’s Stephen Wise Free Synagogue — will accompany the exhibition, which will continue through August.


Welles’s “Garden Portraits”

Halsted Sutherland Welles’s “Garden Portraits,” a selection of time-lapse videos and still photographs, is on view at 313 Gallery in Brooklyn through June 23.

Mr. Welles, a part-time Sag Harbor resident, is the founder of an eponymous firm that specializes in creating outdoor living spaces for urban terraces and rooftops. Several years ago he set up several time-lapse cameras at some of the spaces he designed for clients and was captivated by the resulting images, which will be projected onto a large-scale screen at the gallery.