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The Art Scene 10.28.21

Mon, 10/25/2021 - 16:41
Maggie Simonelli’s “Heart of Water” is on view at Sara Nightingale Gallery in Sag Harbor.

Ten Painters at Ashawagh
“The Painting Show,” a group exhibition of works on canvas, paper, and wood organized by Folioeast, will be on view at Ashawagh Hall in Springs from tomorrow through Monday, with a reception set for Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m.

The paintings express a range of moods, textures, and sensibilities, says Coco Myers, the founder and curator of Folioeast, adding that “a love for the medium of paint itself” underlies all the works.

Participating artists are Ani Antreasyan, Joe Henry Baker, Perry Burns, Anahi DeCanio, Diane Englander, Denise Gale, Hiroyuki Hamada, Kryn Olson, Jean Marc Sideratos, and Will Ryan.

“Land Claim” Panel
In conjunction with its current exhibition “Tomashi Jackson: The Land Claim,” the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill will present a free panel discussion tomorrow at 6 p.m. in its theater, as well as via livestream.

The event will feature individuals Ms. Jackson interviewed in developing the exhibition, which focuses on the historic and contemporary experiences of indigenous, Black, and Latinx communities on the East End.

The panelists include Bonnie Cannon of the Bridgehampton Child Care & Recreational Center, Jeremy Dennis, a member of the Shinnecock Indian Nation, Kelly Dennis, an attorney who specializes in federal Indian law; Georgette Grier-Key of the Eastville Community Historical Society, Minerva Perez of OLA of Eastern Long Island, Tela Loretta Troge, an attorney, and Richard (Juni) Wingfield, a community liaison for the Southampton School District.

Nature, Beauty, Love
“Scatter Pearls, Heart of Water,” an exhibition of work by Maggie Simonelli that explores themes of nature, feminine beauty, and love through material and process, is on view at the Sara Nightingale Gallery in Sag Harbor through Nov. 27. A reception will be held Saturday from 4 to 6 p.m.

Ms. Simonelli’s encaustic technique begins with a mixture of beeswax and pigments that are cooked slowly in a double boiler. For this series, she added pearl dust, crushed oyster shells, coral, blue pigments from women’s cosmetics, and gold, copper, and silver metal leaf. She carves arabesque shapes and lines into the gold and metal leaf while adding layer upon layer of wax-based paint.

Gallery Tour and Performance
The Southampton Arts Center will hold a free tour of its current exhibition, “Clearing the Air,” by Jay Davis, an artist and curator of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center’s Ambulatory Care Arts Program, on Saturday morning at 11. The show, organized by Mr. Davis, features work by artists who have turned to the arts to overcome health and personal challenges.

Also on Saturday, at 7 p.m., Aima Saint Hunon, a French multidisciplinary artist, will lead a concept art performance titled “I Am: The Unity of the Sacred Femininity and Masculinity.” Featuring dancers, musicians, and sculpture, the performance’s theme is “the imperial encounter of the inner marriage of female power and sacred masculinity,”

Tickets are $35, $25 for members.

Larry Rivers Solo
The Tibor de Nagy Gallery on the Lower East Side is presenting “Larry Rivers: Works on Paper from the 1950s and 1960s” through Nov. 27. The exhibition plots the course of the artist’s drawing, from his studies with Hans Hofmann in the late 1940s to his single-eye portraits to a period of grief occasioned by the loss of his mother-in-law and close friend Frank O’Hara, to an expanded visual vocabulary in the 1960s that included early Pop renderings.

“Night Ride” at Harper’s
Michael Kagan is known for his large-scale oil paintings of helmeted astronauts, rockets launching, and Formula 1 drivers and their vehicles. “Night Ride,” a new series of oil and enamel paintings that build upon his ongoing investigation of the aesthetics of space travel, is on view at Harper’s Apartment, 51 East 74 Street, through Dec. 4. The gallery is open Thursdays through Saturdays from noon to 6 p.m.

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