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The Art Scene 11.30.23

Mon, 11/27/2023 - 14:52
Terry Elkins's painting "Winter on the Pond" is in the next and last show at MM Fine Art in Southampton.

Avian Hijinks
The Leiber Collection in Springs will celebrate "Sweet: A Collaboration With Birds," an installation by Monica Banks on view in the museum's garden, on Saturday afternoon at 3:30.

The installation includes porcelain cakes, plates, and teacups that hold birdseed and water, installed on bistro tables where birds can swoop in to "feed, drink, socialize, and argue, creating a kind of performance piece," says Ms. Banks. Photographs and videos of the birds in action will also be on view.

The artist will talk about her fascination with birds with April Gornik, a bird lover as well as an artist, and Ann Fristoe Stewart, the Leiber Collection's director and curator.

Photos and Bikes
Jennifer Tripp and Mark Lubell, experts in the world of fine art photography and co-curators of current exhibition at The Church in Sag Harbor, "RE:CYCLE: The Ubiquitous Bike," will be there on Friday at 6 p.m. to lead a tour of their contribution to the show and discuss their lives and work.

Ms. Tripp is an independent curator and founder of Tripp Projects, where she organizes exhibitions and assists private and public collections with photography acquisitions. Mr. Lubell was the executive director of the International Center of Photography from 2013 to 2021, and the director of Magnum Photos from 2003 to 2011.

Tickets are $10, free for members with required registration.

Grenning's Jewels
"Gems of the Grenning Gallery," the Sag Harbor venue's annual holiday exhibition, is on view through Jan. 7. A holiday party will be held there on Saturday from 5:30 to 7 p.m. The show features works by painters such as Ben Fenske, Hunt Slonem, Darius Yektai, and Steven Levin.

Israeli Art
An exhibition of work by nine 20th-century Israeli artists will open Sunday at noon at Congregation Tifereth Israel in Greenport. The show has been organized by Michelle Schwartz, a gallery owner and curator of Israeli art in the San Francisco area, who will open the show with a talk about the art and artists.

The exhibition will be on view Mondays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. through January, and by appointment. More information is available at 631-477-0232.

Closing Time
MM Fine Art in Southampton will open "The Last Picture Show," an exhibition of paintings by Rainer Andreesen and Terry Elkins, with a reception on Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. Unfortunately, it will be the last exhibition at the gallery, which has been a mainstay of the East End art scene for many years.

Known for his portraiture, Mr. Andreesen will be showing works from his recent "Paper Crown" series, which depicts those who have had an impact on him over the years. 

Mr. Elkins's paintings, pastels, drawings, and watercolors range from landscapes to seascapes to nautical images and architectural landmarks. The exhibition will focus on his series of landscapes of the Wainscott Pond.

An artists' talk will take place on Sunday at 3 p.m. The show will continue through Dec. 24.

Focus on Color
"Color Code," an exhibition organized by Wendy Van Deusen, the director of Women's Art Center of the Hamptons, will open at Kathryn Markel Fine Arts in Bridgehampton on Friday and continue through Dec. 31. A reception will be held Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m.

The exhibition examines how artists use color as an aspect of communication that goes beyond traditional verbal or written expression. The participating artists are Marylyn Dintenfass, Catherine Latson, Regina Sender Levin, Christa Maiwald, Karen Nicol, and Grainne Watts.

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