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The Art Scene 12.17.20

Thu, 12/17/2020 - 11:36
A view of sculptures by Jaume Plensa in the Parrish Art Museum's south meadow

Guided Tours and Parrish Honey
The Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill will offer docent-led, socially distanced, walking tours of “Field of Dreams,” its outdoor sculpture exhibition, and a chance to meet Scott Bluedorn and experience “Bonac Blind,” his Parrish Road Show project, Friday between 3 and 4:30 p.m. Guests will be divided into small groups for the tours, masks will be required, and advance ticket purchase with pre-event registration is required.

Situated on the museum’s grounds, “Field of Dreams” includes sculpture by Theaster Gates, Jaume Plensa, Jim Dine, Roy Lichtenstein, Joel Perlman, Joel Shapiro, Max Ernst, Bernar Venet, Isa Genzken, and Giuseppe Penone. Mr. Bluedorn’s “Bonac Blind,” first installed on the water in Springs, is his interpretation of the duck blinds used for camouflage by local hunters.

After the tours, hot cider, mulled wine, and holiday cookies will be served on the covered terrace, Tickets are $12, $5 for members, free for students and children, and include museum admission. The event will take place rain or shine.

The museum has also announced the arrival of the second season of Parrish Honey, produced by Italian and Carniolan bees in hives provided and overseen by Tony Piazza of by Piazza Horticultural. The hives are sited on the northwest corner of the terrace meadow. A limited number of jars of the honey are available as gifts with the purchase of a dual level membership.

Harper’s in the City
Harper’s Books and Gallery in East Hampton has announced the opening of Harper’s Chelsea, a new space at 534 West 22nd Street. “Spencer Lewis: Six Jutes (1)” the first of a two-part solo show consisting of 11 new paintings by Mr. Lewis, will inaugurate the venue.

The large-scale raw-jute canvases, dressed in thick layers of oil, acrylic, spray paint, and ink, are characterized by bold gestural marks that sweep across the surface. The exhibition will remain on view through Jan. 16.

Now open through Jan. 9 at Harper’s Apartment, 51 East 74th Street, is “12 Artists,” an exhibition of work by Tyler Ballon, Tizta Berhanu, Anthony Coleman, Diane Dal-Pra, Al Freeman, Eliot Greenwald, Alexander Guy, Stacy Leigh, Tahnee Lonsdale, Charles Ly, Lily Wong, and Cai Zebin.

Holiday Invitational in Sag
The Romany Kramoris Gallery in Sag Harbor has launched its annual Holiday Invitational, which features small artworks by more than 30 local artists and craftspeople and will continue through Feb. 28.

The exhibition includes work by Herbert August, Christine Cadarette, Linda Capello, Christopher Engel, Barbara Groot, Ruby Jackson, Peter Lipman-Wulf, Alan Nevins, and Isabel Pavao, among many others. A reception will take place on Sunday from 1 to 7 p.m.


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