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The Art Scene 11.04.21

Tue, 11/02/2021 - 10:02
Jane Martin's "Earth Rising XII," an archival pigment print, will be in a new exhibition opening at The Church in Sag Harbor on Sunday.

Leibovitz in South
"Annie Leibovitz: Wonderland," an exhibition of photographs selected by the artist from her work made over the past two decades, will open at Hauser & Wirth in Southampton on Saturday and continue through Dec. 23.

The exhibition includes fashion photographs shot on assignment that, in the artist's words, "revealed surprising avenues to portraiture." Including fashion, landscape, and interior tableaux, "Wonderland" is the first exhibition to present these images together and includes many images not shown since their original publication.

Photographs from her first couture shoot for Vogue magazine, which featured Kate Moss and Sean Combs, are included in the exhibition, as is Ms. Leibovitz's photographic homage to "The Wizard of Oz," for which she cast Keira Knightley as Dorothy, and Jasper Johns, Kiki Smith, Kara Walker, and Jeff Koons as other characters.

The Church at Sea
The Church will acknowledge Sag Harbor's seafaring past and present with "Clear Out to Sea: Thomas Joshua Cooper, Sally Gall, and Jane Martin," a new exhibition opening Sunday at noon with a reception from 4 to 6 p.m.

The show focuses on three photographers who toggle between the recognizable and the abstract within their pieces. Each artist works in nature "focused on the precise elements in front of their lens, and yet the resulting images are ambiguous." The artists leave their subject and meaning open to interpretation by the viewer.

The Church's fall hours are Wednesday through Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. The exhibition will remain on view through Feb. 28.

Zooming Pollock
The Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center has announced several November programs that will take place on Zoom. On Tuesday Joyce Raimondo, the center's education coordinator, will present Paint the Sound: Music and Art. She will offer a tour of the studio, a talk, and then a demonstration of how to make abstract works inspired by music. All levels are welcome and participants should have paint, drawing, or collage supplies on hand.

On Wednesday Andrea Cote will add to the theme with Pollock and Performance Art -- Part II. The program will examine how the movement and energy of the body can be expressed in action painting. Ms. Cote works in printmaking, installation, video, photography and dance, with an emphasis on the body. A talk and tour with Ms. Raimondo will precede Ms. Cote's presentation of body art projects, incorporating dance, movement, visual art and video.

The programs begin at 3 p.m. and are free, but registration through the website is required. 

Barn Happening
It's never too late in the season for a barn pop-up exhibition and this weekend will provide one in East Hampton. "Landscape and Memory," a show organized by Mark William Wilson, will be open at 20 Skimhampton Road on Saturday and Sunday from 2 to 6 p.m. The show will include artwork by Evan Brownstein, Pipi Deer, Kevin Teare, Suzannah Wainhouse, Nick Weber, Mr. Wilson, and Darius Yektai. Parking is at Moby's, which is a two-minute walk from the barn. 

Two at Grenning
"Vicini, Amici," a show of paintings by Amy Florence and Tim McGuire, is on view at the Grenning Gallery in Sag Harbor through Nov. 14. The title, which translates as "neighbors and friends," refers to their meeting in Florence, where their studios were nearly adjacent, and their subsequent friendship.

Mr. McGuire is represented in the exhibition by two interiors, whose inexact perspective invites the viewer into the scene, and a large, snowy landscape. Ms. Florence's subjects include hand-crafted Tuscan pottery, freshly harvested tomatoes, flowers, and the ingredients for a blackberry pie.

Slater and Zerner
Concurrent solo shows of work by David Slater and Amy Zerner will open at MM Fine Art in Southampton with a reception on Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m. and remain on view through Nov. 21.

Mr. Slater, who lives in Sag Harbor, is known for his mixed-media canvases that are filled with vivid imagery and bright colors. Each painting is a complex pattern of symbols, dream imagery, memories, and religious references.

Ms. Zerner, who lives in Springs, is known for her mixed-media tapestries, works on paper, and custom couture, all of which offer pathways into mystical realms of archetypal and metaphysical symbolism.

Next at Gardiner's 
"Mayor's Choice: Selections From Thirty Squared," an exhibition juried by East Hampton Village Mayor Jerry Larsen, will open Friday at the Gardiner Mill Cottage Gallery in East Hampton and continue through Nov. 21. A reception will be held Saturday from 4 to 7 p.m.

Thirty Squared is an artist collective that arose from a 2015 challenge by Aubrey Grainger to a group of colleagues to meet daily on social media and create one artwork a day for 30 days. The group's members, who work in a variety of mediums, are inspired by the beauty of the East End.

Passlof Examined
The Eric Firestone Gallery will present "Memories of Tenth Street: Paintings by Pat Passlof, 1948-1963" from Wednesday through Jan, 22 at 40 Great Jones Street in NoHo. A reception will take place Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m.

The exhibition is one of the first opportunities to fully examine Passlof's contribution to postwar Abstract Expressionist painting in New York. Her paintings responded to memory, experience, and place with open-ended forms and a variety of painterly marks that combined the linear and lyrical.

Freilicher, Nozkowski
"True Fictions," an exhibition of paintings by Jane Freilicher and Thomas Nozkowski, will open Friday at the Milton Resnick and Pat Passlof Foundation on the Lower East Side and remain on view through Feb. 26.

Organized by Eric Brown, an artist and independent curator, the exhibition is the first to pair the work of Freilicher and Nozkowski. Both reacted against the predominant movements of their time, Freilicher painting representational works during the height of Abstract Expressionism, and Nozkowski choosing small easel-size paintings instead of the large-scale canvases of Color Field and Minimalism.

A reception will be held next Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m.

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