The Art Scene: 09.20.18

Local Art News
Linda Miller at the exhibition opening of Jack Ceglic drawings at Studio 11 on Saturday Durell Godfrey

Alliance Show and Tour

A show of painting, sculpture, photography, and mixed-media works by some 50 members of the Artists Alliance of East Hampton will take place at Ashawagh Hall in Springs from Saturday through Sept. 30, with a reception set for Saturday from 5 to 7:30 p.m.

Fifteen alliance members will open their East Hampton and Sag Harbor studios on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days. Participating artists are Rosalind Brenner, Michael Cardacino, Bernice Faegenburg, Anna Franklin, Barbara Bilotta, Barbara Hadden, Phyllis Hammond, Teresa Lawler, Kenna Mackay, Mary Milne, Deb Palmer, Mark Perry, Lisa Rose, Sheila Rotner, and Frank Sofo.

More information, including a tour map, is at


Strong-Cuevas Speaks

“Exploration/Meditation,” the next in the Art/History/Amagansett series, will feature the Amagansett artist Elizabeth Strong-Cuevas, who will discuss her work with Christina Strassfield, Guild Hall’s museum director and chief curator, on Saturday evening at 6.

Ms. Strong-Cuevas is best known for her bronze, stainless-steel, and aluminum sculptures, which often portray the human head on a monumental scale. The artist has said her work “expresses thoughts about universal consciousness, space and time, and inner meditation.”


Women in the Art World

“Women Artists: Reshaping the Conversation,” a series of panel discussions organized by Toni Ross, will conclude its current season on Saturday morning at 11 at the LongHouse Reserve in East Hampton. The panel will include Barbara Toll, an art adviser and former gallery owner, and the artists Alice Hope, Sheila Pepe, Brie Ruais, and Kennedy Yanko.

Reservations are required and can be made by phone at 212-271-4283 or by email at


Abstraction at White Room

“With Abstract Certainty,” a show of work by Tanya Minhas, Kathy Buist, Ryan T. Schmidt, and James Leonard, can be seen at the White Room Gallery in Bridgehampton from Thursday through Oct. 22. A reception will be held on Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m.

The abstract paintings of Ms. Minhas, Ms. Buist, and Mr. Leonard take different approaches to the expression of the energy and elemental values of nature. Mr. Schmidt’s abstract stainless-steel sculpture seeks to embody the properties of sun, water, and clouds.


Trailblazing Women 

Art in Focus, a series of free lectures co-sponsored by the Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center and the Stony Brook Southampton Library, will feature “Pioneering Women,” a talk by Mary Gabriel, on Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the library.

Ms. Gabriel’s latest book, “Ninth Street Women,” which comes out on Tuesday, profiles Lee Krasner, Elaine de Kooning, Grace Hartigan, Joan Mitchell, and Helen Frankenthaler, all of whom challenged the status quo of the male-dominated art world of the 1950s.


30 Squared in Water Mill

The Water Mill Museum’s “Summer Finale 2018,” on view Thursday through Oct. 1, has paintings, prints, and drawings by 23 members of the 30 Squared group, whose name refers to the participants’ determination to paint every day for 30 days. A reception will be held on Saturday from 4 to 7 p.m., and partial proceeds from sales will benefit the museum.


East Enders in Germany

“Pattern and Decoration: Ornament as Promise,” an exhibition at the Ludwig Forum in Aachen, Germany, from Friday through Jan. 13, will include 20 artists whose colorful and sensual work of the 1970s distinguished them from the predominant Minimalism and Conceptual Art of that time. The show has work by the East End artists Valerie Jaudon, Miriam Schapiro, Ned Smyth, Robert Zakanitch, and Joe Zucker.


Burt Glinn and the Beats

“Burt Glinn: Photographs of the New York Beat Scene” is on view at the Jason McCoy Gallery in Manhattan through Oct. 12. A photojournalist whose work ranged from the desegregation of Little Rock High School in Arkansas to Fidel Castro’s inner circle, Glinn, who died in Southampton in 2008, photographed such iconic figures as Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, LeRoi Jones, Franz Kline, and Barnett Newman.