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The Art Scene: 02.13.20

Tue, 02/11/2020 - 12:11

Paper Sculpture

An exhibition of paper sculpture by Nils Bruun, who divides his time between Springs and New York City, will open with a 2 p.m. reception at the Amagansett Library on Saturday and remain on view through March 15.

After earning a degree in mechanical engineering, Mr. Bruun worked in the aerospace industry for 10 years before enrolling at the Yale School of Architecture. There he began folding paper as part of an exercise in which architecture students were asked to make a structure out of a single sheet of paper.

“My paper folding as it has evolved is primarily sculptural and firmly rooted in geometry,” according to a statement by the artist. “I employ simple forms such as squares, triangles, hexagons, and fit them together. Then in the folding process, they separate and turn, so the shapes no longer look like the tiles on your bathroom floor.”

Fischl Print for OLA

Eric Fischl has created a limited-edition print titled “WTF” for the benefit of Organizacion Latino-Americana of Eastern Long Island. Created from an original oil-on-paper with digital elements, the signed prints are $1,200. The entire edition of 100 will assist OLA’s efforts to promote social, economic, cultural, and educational development within the East End’s Latino and Hispanic communities.

Prints can be purchased through or by emailing [email protected].

Group Show in Gansett

Stick + Stone, a design group that offers artisan workshops and custom woodwork, will host a group exhibition of work by East End artists at the space it shares in Amagansett with Grain Surfboards NY from tomorrow through March 15. A reception will be held tomorrow from 5 to 8 p.m.

Participating artists include Dalton Portella, Aileen Florell, Paton Miller,  Peter Spacek, Idoline Duke, Aynsley Schopfer, Ondine Karady, Richard Silver, Gian Carlo Feleppa, Cindy Pease Roe, Aaron Warkov, Kara Hoblin, Joanlee Montefusco, Jane Parkes, Tali Hinkis, Jessica Barensfeld, Scott Bluedorn, and Simon Howell.

Call for Submissions

The Retreat and RJD Gallery in Bridgehampton have issued a call for submissions to “Shades of Light,” an annual juried art show to raise money for the nonprofit agency that provides a safe haven for families in crisis on the East End.

The entry fee per work is $50, with a maximum of five entries, and the deadline for submissions is March 1. The Retreat will receive 100 percent of all entry fees. Complete details are available at or by contacting Vanessa Petruccelli at [email protected] or 631-329-4398.

The exhibition will open at RJD Gallery with a reception on April 18.

Winter Art Show

The Winter Art Exhibition of the Southampton Artists Association will open at the Southampton Cultural Center on Wednesday and continue through March 1. A reception will take place on Feb. 22 from 4 to 6 p.m. The show will include more than 100 paintings, sculptures, photographs, and mixed-media works. The gallery will be open Fridays and Saturdays from noon to 6 p.m., and Sundays through Thursdays from noon to 4.

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