The Art Scene: 01.17.19

Local Art News

“Painters Painting” 

In 1969 the curator Henry Geldzahler organized a landmark exhibition titled “New York Painting and Sculpture: 1940-1970” at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Because of his longstanding involvement with contemporary art and artists, Emile de Antonio, a documentary filmmaker best known for tackling political subjects, was given exclusive access to the show by its curator.

The result was “Painters Painting: A Candid History of the New York Art Scene, 1940-1970,” the groundbreaking 1972 film that will be shown Friday evening at 6 at the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill. A discussion between the Parrish’s director, Terrie Sultan, and Valerie Jaudon, an abstract painter, will follow the screening.

Part of the Artist’s Lens series and co-presented with Hamptons Doc Fest, the film includes studio interviews with such notable artists as Barnett Newman, Willem de Kooning, Jasper Johns, Andy Warhol, and Robert Rauschenberg, as well as other art world power brokers, among them the critics Tom Hess and Hilton Kramer and the gallery owner Leo Castelli.

Tickets are $15, $5 for members and students.


Color Shines at Folioeast

“Hello Color!” — a group exhibition — 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 remain on view through Feb. 18. Organized by Coco Myers, the show will include paintings by Pater Dayton, Michele D’Ermo, William Pagano, Anne Raymond, and George Singer, and sculpture by Dennis Leri. The gallery is open Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m. and by appointment.


Dreamers Welcomed

The Artists Alliance of East Hampton will present “Walls of Dreams,” its first exhibition of 2019, from Saturday through Monday at Ashawagh Hall in Springs. A reception will be held on Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m., a brunch of bagels and hot chocolate will be served on Sunday from 11 to 1, and the show will be open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

In honor of Martin Luther King’s Birthday, the artworks will reflect on dreams. Members of the public have been invited to add their dreams, hopes, and wishes for the new year to a special temporary wall.

Ross Faculty Show

MM Fine Art in Southampton will show artwork by members of the Ross School faculty from Saturday through Feb. 16, with a reception set for Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. Participating artists are Jennifer Cross, Christopher Engel, Lutha Leahy-Miller, Alexis Martino, Jon Mulhern, Kieran Ryan, Christina Schlesinger, and Ned Smyth.

Robin Rice at Robin Rice

The Robin Rice Gallery in Greenwich Village has announced a milestone. After 30 years on West 11th Street, the gallery will open its first ever exhibition of the work of Ms. Rice, a photographer who has a house in Bridgehampton, with a reception on Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. The show will run through March 17.

As a gallerist, Ms. Rice has organized 175 shows, and she has exhibited her photographs internationally, as well as at such East End venues as the Sara Nightingale Gallery in Sag Harbor, Elizabeth Dow Home in East Hampton, and Kathryn Markel Fine Arts in Bridgehampton.

Titled “It’s About Time,” the New York exhibition will be a salon-style retrospective. Ms. Rice uses what she calls an “old school” approach, shooting candid, unedited images of people and landscapes with a Nikon on black-and-white film.

Pollock Prints

“Jackson Pollock: The Graphic Works” will open Thursday at the Washburn Gallery in Chelsea and remain on view through March 2. Seven intaglio prints date from the autumn of 1944, when Pollock utilized Stanley William Hayter’s Atelier 17 printmaking studio, which had been relocated from Paris to New York during World War II. 

Of those early prints, which were not exhibited or published until 1967, Charles Stuckey, in an essay accompanying the exhibition, stated that some were simple, but others were “brashly overworked, pulsing throughout with impetuously etched lines and shadows,” similar to the vocabulary of Pollock’s paintings, watercolors, and drawings of the same period.

The show also includes six untitled screenprints from 1951 that were made 13 years later.