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The Art Scene 12.15.22

Mon, 12/12/2022 - 15:14
An installation view of "A Show About Nothing," a group exhibition that celebrates the 12-year history of Eric Firestone Gallery in East Hampton

Kiki Smith Print    
The Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center has announced that "Litter," a print by Kiki Smith produced in 1999 as a benefit edition for the center, is now available for sale on the Artnet Auctions website through Dec. 21.

In "Litter," a mother cat nurses her white kittens, which are nearly obscured by her fur. The mother's eyes, nose, paw pads, and teat are highlighted with hand-applied platinum leaf. Another impression is in the permanent collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

In other news, Jackson Pollock's only known mosaic, created in the 1930s for the W.P.A. Federal Art Project, is now on view through Jan. 21 in "Mosaic," an exhibition at the Washburn Gallery in Chelsea.

Art in the Garden
"Winter Garden —- A Collaboration," an exhibition of work by Bastienne Schmidt, Jill Musnicki, Laurie Lambrecht, Mamoun Nukumanu, Philippe Cheng, and Monica Banks, will open Saturday in the Leiber Sculpture Garden in Springs with a reception from 1 to 4 p.m. The artists in the show collaborate with nature in the garden by working with space, light, wind, and wildlife.

The exhibition will continue through March 20.

About Nothing
"A Show About Nothing" will open at Eric Firestone Gallery in East Hampton with a reception Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m. and remain on view through Jan. 28.

Featured artists include Michael Boyd, Jorge Fick, Mimi Gross, Jamillah Jennings, Sana Musasama, Costatino Nivola, Joe Overstreet, Pat Passlof, Thomas Stills, Paul Waters, and others. 

Big Group at Colm Rowan
Colm Rowan Fine Art in East Hampton will open its Winter Gallery Show with a reception on Saturday from 4 to 6 p.m.

The exhibition, which will continue through Feb. 26, will include work by Peter Buchman, Angela China, Nicole Corbett, Ben Georgia, Jonathan Nash Glynn, Chris Kelly, Christine Matthäi, Barry McCallion, Gerry McGourty, Ken Miller, Haim Mizrahi, Nnamdi Okonkwo, Karen Petersen, Vladimir Prodanovich, Bret Reilly, Mym Tuma, Johan Wahlstrom, and R. Michael Wommack.

Tree-Themed Music
A closing reception for the exhibition "A Celebration of Trees" at the Southampton Arts Center, set for Saturday from 4 to 6 p.m., will feature a performance by the folk musicians Elizabeth LaPrelle and Brian Dolphin. The duo will perform a program of music with both environmental and magical themes, accompanied by banjos, fiddles, and guitars. 

The event will also include a poetry reading and an artist-led gallery tour. 

Against Gun Violence
"Sandy Hook Portraits and Predictions," an exhibition that focuses on the 20 child victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, to raise awareness about gun violence in America, is at the Art Warehouse in Southampton through Jan. 11.

Hulbert Waldroup, an artist and gun control activist, has chosen to memorialize the victims with portraits that illustrate how they would look now if they were still alive.

Multimedia Show
"A Room Full of Art," an exhibition of work by Adam Baranello, is at the Southampton Cultural Center through Feb. 12. Mr. Baranello is a multimedia artist who creates T-shirts, music, and films in addition to large paintings and sculpture. He and his wife, Gail, are the founders of the A&G Dance Company, which is based in Hampton Bays.

Mr. Baranello's artworks combine cartoon-like images with scrawled texts that call to mind some of the work of Jean-Michel Basquiat.

Wet Conceptualism
Warren Neidich, an artist and curator with a studio in East Hampton, has joined the curator Sozita Goudouna to organize the exhibition "Wet Conceptualism," on view through Feb. 7 at the Opening Gallery in TriBeCa.

The purpose of the show is to establish a category of Conceptual Art called Wet Conceptualism, whose origins the curators link with Adrian Piper, Yoko Ono, Martha Rosler, Bas Jan Ader, and the curator Seth Seigelaub. They cite Joseph Kosuth and Lawrence Weiner as practitioners of Dry Conceptualism.

The latter, they say, is "withdrawn, restrained, and cold," while Wet Conceptualism is "hot, engaged, and vital."

This article has been modified from its original and print versions because the announcement about the exhibition at Eric Firestone Gallery arrived after the issue went to press.

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