The Art Scene: 09.13.18

Local Art News

Solomon and Ossorio

“Mike Solomon: Variations,” a survey of recent work by the longtime East Hampton resident, will open on Saturday at the East Hampton Library and remain on view through Oct. 12. The exhibition will showcase more than a dozen paintings and works on paper that use nontraditional materials such as resin and polyester films to explore pattern, decoration, and chance.

Also on Saturday, at 6 p.m., Mr. Solomon will deliver the next talk in the library’s Tom Twomey Lecture Series, “The Creeks: The Epicenter of the 1950s Art Community.” He will discuss the artist Alfonso Ossorio and his 57-acre estate on Georgia Pond that was a gathering place for members of the art world. 

Mr. Solomon, who now divides his time between the North Fork and Sarasota, Fla., was the founding director of the Ossorio Foundation. A reception will follow the talk.


Jack Ceglic Times Two

“Seeking and Searching,” an exhibition of drawings by Jack Ceglic, will open on Saturday at Ille Arts in Amagansett and Studio 11 in East Hampton with receptions at both galleries from 3 to 7 p.m. The shows will run through Oct. 8.

Studio 11, which is in the Red Horse Plaza, will feature 21 portraits of people the artist met while visiting Cuba in 2017 and 2018. The oil stick drawings capture the qualities of vulnerability, strength, and warmth he found in the faces of the Cuban people.

Ille Arts will show nine larger-than-life-size, full-figure monochromatic portraits drawn with oil stick on glassine sheets. The images are derived from a series of candid photographs taken by Mr. Ceglic in New York City and East Hampton during the past two years in waiting rooms, restaurants, and on the subway.

Lipman-Wulf Watercolors 

Watercolors by Peter Lipman-Wulf are on view at the Romany Kramoris Gallery in Sag Harbor through Sept. 27. Though primarily known as a sculptor and graphic artist, while a refugee in Switzerland and the South of France in the 1940s Mr. Lipman-Wulf diverted his creative impulse to works on paper, producing landscapes and portraits of settings and subjects untouched by war.

Works by Christopher Engel, Suzzanne Fokine, and Barbara Groot are also on view at the gallery.


Latin American Color

“Dreaming in Color,” a show of work by four Latin American artists, will open at Chase Edwards Contemporary in Bridgehampton on Saturday and continue through Sept. 30. The exhibition will feature abstract and dream-inspired paintings by Isabel Brinck, Laura Villarreal, Andres Ferrandis, and Hamilton Aguiar.


Call to Artists in Sag

The Sag Harbor Whaling and Historical Museum will accept submissions from all full and part-time Sag Harbor artists and photographers for its “725” exhibition on Monday and Tuesday between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. The show will open with a reception on Friday, Sept. 21, from 6 to 8 p.m. and continue through Oct. 31. Details can be found on the museum’s website.


Yoder in St. James

An exhibition of large-scale landscape paintings by Charles Yoder will open Thursday at the Atelier at Flowerfield in St. James with a reception from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. and remain on view through Nov. 15. After years in search of his own style, in 1997 Mr. Yoder had a revelation on a moonlit night in his backyard in East Hampton’s Northwest Woods, where he found “beauty, abstraction, and representational, all wrapped up in one.”