Dash in Transition
"Robert Dash: 1985/86," a show of three large canvases that reflect the artist's transition from representational landscapes to gestural expression, is on view at the Madoo Conservancy in Sagaponack through January.
Dash, who founded the conservancy in 1967, became well known from the '70s for his depictions of the Sagaponack landscape, when he was influenced in part by his close relationship with Fairfield Porter. After returning from a trip to Brazil, he changed his painting process to reflect a freedom with a new set of references.
While the paintings in the exhibition retain elements of his earlier work, they mark a clear departure into a world of expressionism and abstraction.
One X 50
In organizing the holiday show at his eponymous Montauk Gallery, the artist Chris Lucore accepted one piece from each of 50 East End artists. On view through December, with a reception set for Saturday from 4 to 7 p.m., the exhibition "looks to present a glimpse of the artistic spirit that burns bright here on the East End of Long Island," Mr. Lucore said.
Among the exhibiting artists are Elaine Grove, Stephen Loschen, Dennis Lawrence, and Hannah Sucsy.