The Art Scene: 09.27.18

Local Art News

Arts Bus Tour

The Southampton Arts and Culture Committee has scheduled a free bus trip on Saturday to the Watermill Center and the Madoo Conservancy in Sagaponack. Led by Supervisor Jay Schneiderman and Hope Sandrow, the committee’s chairwoman, tour participants will assemble at 10 a.m. at the Southampton Town Hall parking lot.

The first stop will be at the Watermill Center, where Elka Rifkin, the director and one of the committee’s founding members, will lead a tour of the grounds, building, and collection. 

At noon the tour will proceed to Madoo. Participants have been encouraged to bring brown bag lunches, which can be enjoyed in the gardens before Alejandro Saralegui, the conservancy’s director, conducts a tour of the gardens and the newly restored summer house. The bus will return to Town Hall by 4 p.m.

Seating is limited, and reservations will be accepted in the order received at The Southampton Arts and Culture Committee was founded in 2017 to inspire engagement with art in historical, cultural, and social contexts on the East End.


“Future Shock” in Gansett

The Amagansett Library’s Art/History/Amagansett series will conclude with two programs this weekend. “Future Shock,” a conversation between the artist Alexis Rockman and Andrea Grover, Guild Hall’s executive director, will take place on Saturday at 6 p.m., and “The Many Worlds of Micky Wolfson,” a documentary about the Miami art collector, will be shown on Sunday, also at 6.

Mr. Rockman renders the natural world in detailed oil paintings depicting the dystopian consequences of climate change, genetic engineering, and industrial pollution, and in more immediate field drawings of plants and animals encountered on his travels.

Mr. Wolfson established the Wolfsonian Foundation, a research center and design museum in Miami Beach, in 1986. The film’s directors, Max Scott and Vera Graaf, will attend the screening, which is presented with the Hamptons Take 2 Documentary Film Festival. Reservations are essential for both programs.

Also at the library, “Autumn on the East End,” a show of 34 paintings by Gerald D. Rahm, will open on Monday and remain on view through Oct. 31. A reception will take place on Oct. 6 from 4 to 6:30 p.m.


Realism at Grenning

Paintings by Anthony Ackrill and Maryann Lucas are on view at the Grenning Gallery in Sag Harbor through Oct. 14. Mr. Ackrill brings his classical realism to subjects ranging from a great white shark to a bowling pin to bare feet. He works in oil on canvas and on such found objects as a lunch tray or an oil drum lid.

Ms. Lucas, who lives in Sag Harbor, moves between landscapes and seascapes created en plein air and still-life paintings of flowers, fruits and vegetables, and other objects created in her studio.


Radiance Project Update

The Radiance Project, a series of movement and art-making workshops conducted by Andrea Cote last spring at the Southampton Arts Center, will enter its second phase with an exhibition of tapestries made by participants set to open on Saturday in the center’s theater. 

Participants will also perform a dance for video at Flying Point Beach with Jerome Liggon, a drummer, and Tyus Gholson, a drone videographer, on Sunday from 3 to 4:30 p.m.

The center has also invited members of the public to view and volunteer from Monday through Oct. 12 in the installation of “Light of the Ocean,” a multimedia marine environment by Francisco Alvarado-Juarez that will open on Oct. 13.


Call for Entries

The White Room Gallery in Bridgehampton has invited painters, photographers, sculptors, and mixed-media artists to submit work for “Zen and the Art Of?” — an online juried exhibition — by Oct. 31. Four winners will exhibit their work at the gallery in the spring. More information can be obtained by emailing or calling 631-237-1481.