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Arts Notes 06.25.20

Wed, 06/24/2020 - 21:31
Tracy Jamar displayed her winning sculpture at the opening of the Guild Hall Members Show in March. The museum will reopen tomorrow with the show continuing until July 13.
Durell Godfrey

Zucker in Conversation

The Parrish Art Museum's Friday Nights Live! series will continue tomorrow with a live-streamed conversation at 5 p.m. between Alicia Longwell, the museum's chief curator, and Joe Zucker, an influential and innovative artist for whom, over the course of more than five decades, process, materials, tools, and subject matter have been interrelated.

A new monograph, "Joe Zucker," surveys his body of work, from his 1960s grid paintings to his most recent pieces, including the monumental "1000 Brushstrokes" (2015-16). Cotton balls, sash cords, pegboards, acrylic, and Rhoplex are among the materials he has used to explore themes including ancient civilizations and the history of cotton. Mr. Zucker lives in East Hampton.

A live chat with participants will follow the talk. Login information is on the museum's website.


Concert for a Cause

Bruce Wolosoff, a pianist and composer of solo, chamber, and orchestral music who lives and works on Shelter Island, will perform a short program of original works on Zoom tonight at 8. Proceeds from the concert will benefit charities that provide assistance to musicians who have lost work as a result of the pandemic.

While a donation of $10 has been suggested, any amount will be welcomed. Donations can be made at All donors will receive a link to the concert.


Guild Hall to Reopen

Guild Hall will reopen tomorrow with the 82nd Artist Members Exhibition, whose run was interrupted shortly after its March 7 opening because of the pandemic. The show, which is the oldest nonjuried exhibition on Long Island, features work by more than 400 artists. This year's winner of top honors, Darlene Charneco, will be given a solo exhibition in the fall of 2021.

Free reservations for one-hour timed visits are required and can be made on Guild Hall's website. No more than 30 people will be allowed in the museum at any one time, and face coverings are required.

All works in the exhibition are for sale and can be purchased online. Proceeds will be split between the artists and Guild Hall. Museum hours are Friday through Monday, noon to 5 p.m. The show will close on July 13.


The Return of Madoo

The Madoo Conservancy in Sagaponack has opened for the season by appointment only for groups of 10 or fewer. The late artist, gardener, and writer Robert Dash established the two-acre, horticulturally diverse garden with historical structures in 1967. A special selection of his original lithographs and serigraphs are on view in the summer studio by appointment only through October.

Admission is free. All visitors will be required to wear face masks, which, along with hand sanitizer, will be available on site. There are no public restrooms. Appointments can be made by emailing [email protected].   


Open With Old and New

The Southampton Arts Center reopened its doors last Thursday with "TAKEOVER 2020! Artists-in-Residence," which had opened in February before the shutdown and will now continue through July 12, with the artists Jodi Bentivegna, Michael Butler, Isadora Capraro, Franco Cuttica, Esly Escobar, Melinda Hackett, Erica-Lynn Huberty, Dinah Maxwell Smith, Miles Partington, and Kerry Sharkey-Miller.     

A new outdoor installation of sculpture will be up on Saturday, organized by Amy Kirwin, the center's artistic director, and the artist Eric Fischl, with works by Saskia Friedrich, Alice Hope, Bryan Hunt, Laurie Lambrecht, Steve Miller, and Mr. Fischl. It will be on view through Sept. 13. Suggested admission to the galleries is $5, free for members and children 12 and under. Masks are required and attendance will be limited.


At the Galleries

Harper's Books has opened an annex with 1,500 additional square feet of viewing space adjacent to its gallery at 87 Newtown Lane in East Hampton. The gallery has inaugurated it with a show of Marcus Brutus's work titled "The Truth Never Hurts," which will remain on view through July 14. Mr. Brutus uses highly saturated backdrops to set his scenes of everyday moments in black life that were painted during the quarantine.

Solo shows of paintings by Viktor Butko and Sarah Lamb will open on Saturday at the Grenning Gallery in Sag Harbor and continue through July 12. Mr. Butko, who lives in Western Massachusetts, has spent the past year painting en plein air on the East End and throughout New England for this exhibition. Ms. Lamb, who lives in Texas and Pennsylvania, will show a variety of her still lifes, many of which were painted in her studio during the pandemic lockdown.


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