The Art Scene 04.04.19

Art for Venezuela

“Hybrid Resonance,” a group exhibition organized by Esperanza Leon to raise money for charities aiding Venezuela and Venezuelan refugees, will be on view on Saturday and Sunday at Ashawagh Hall in Springs. 

The event will kick off Friday evening from 7 to 9 with a preview party with music, food, and drink for which a $20 donation has been suggested. A reception will take place on Saturday from 5 to 8 p.m., Ms. Leon will conduct a tour and talk on Sunday morning at 11, and a family program with crafts for children and Latin dancing will happen on Sunday at 2.

Participating artists are Gustavo Bonevardi, Aner Candelario, Darlene Charneco, Nadine Daskaloff, Dinorah Delfin, Sara Mejia Kriendler, Walt Lindveld, Mago, Dalton Portella, Maria Schon, E. Osbaldo Segura, Aurelio Torres, and Alex Vignoli. In addition, a section of the exhibition will focus on Venezuela’s artistic and cultural heritage. 

Halsey McKay’s “Threshold”

The Halsey McKay Gallery in East Hampton is showing “Threshold,” a solo exhibition of acrylic paintings on wood panel by Augustus Nazzaro, through April 28.

The imagery in Mr. Nazzaro’s paintings is drawn from found video stills, photographs, internet imagery, and media. Each source image is stripped of color, rendered in acrylic, then erased and rebuilt through sanding, polishing, and repainting, resulting in the grainy look of early photographs or surveillance video. The works are arranged in a linear sequence that encourages their interpretation as components of a narrative.

Zen and Art

“Zen and the Art of Women,” which features four female artists whose work depicts states of calm, is on view at the White Room Gallery in Bridgehampton through April 21. A reception will be held on Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m.

Oz Van Rosen’s abstract photographs use intense color to express emotional content. Adele Venter photographs narrative landscapes that she builds from three-dimensional miniature objects.

Nella Lush works mainly in oils and uses cold wax as a medium, often adding marble dust and pumice to create texture and depth. An exploration of the language of abstraction by Joanne Handler, formerly a professional photographer, led four years ago to a transition into painting.

Group Show at Folioeast

“Grids and Touch,” an exhibition organized by Bastienne Schmidt, will be at Folioeast at 55 Main Street in East Hampton from Saturday through April 30, with a reception set for Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. 

The exhibition is based on the idea that certain materials, such as fabric and textiles, can infuse with warmth a clear geometric form such as the grid. The show will include work by Philippe Cheng, Louise Eastman, Sabra Moon Elliot, Saskia Friedrich, Almond Zigmund, and Ms. Schmidt.

Raymond at Nightingale

“Capturing the Moment,” a show of monotypes and large new oil paintings by Anne Raymond, will open with a reception at the Sara Nightingale Gallery in Sag Harbor on Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. and remain on view through April 29.

While Ms. Raymond has been an abstract painter since college, her work was affected by her exposure to the light and landscape of East Hampton, where she has lived for 25 years. She visits the ocean every day and has said that much of her artwork is inspired by the movement of water and sky.

Two at Estia’s 

The Shed Workspace is leaving its temporary home at Estia’s Little Kitchen in Sag Harbor for more permanent quarters up the road, but it will open a new exhibition of paintings by Margot Carr and Melinda Hackett at the restaurant with a reception on Sunday from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. The show will run through June 5. 

Ms. Carr’s paintings of beaches, landscapes, and houses are inspired by the cobalt blue skies and cadmium green lawns of the East End. Ms. Hackett’s paintings pulse with jewel-like biomorphic forms, some invented, others derived from the natural world.