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The Art Scene 01.19.23

Mon, 01/16/2023 - 13:31
"Oil Can Glassine," a 2022 archival pigment print by Mary Ellen Bartley, is part of an exhibition of her work at the Drawing Room in East Hampton.
Mary Ellen Bartley

In 2020, long influenced by the painter Giorgio Morandi, Mary Ellen Bartley spent three and a half weeks in residency at Morandi's studio and library in Bologna, Italy, before the pandemic forced her to return home to Sag Harbor.

"Morandi's Books," an exhibition featuring the body of works created during the residency and after, is at the Drawing Room Gallery in East Hampton through Feb. 26. The photographs feature arrangements of books and objects, among them bottles and vases, that reflect not only the photographer's interest in geometry and form, but also the tonal subtlety of Morandi's paintings of simple subjects.

Installed in an adjacent gallery are sculptures by Mel Kendrick, tapestries by Laurie Lambrecht, and photographs by Alison Rossiter.

Two at Halsey McKay
Matthew Kirk is known for his inventive use of commercial building materials. In making "White Snake," his installation at the Halsey McKay Gallery in East Hampton, he pulled four-by-eight sheets of plywood from the floor, walls, and drawing tables of his studio and repurposed them as surfaces for his large sculptural paintings.

"Curtain" is Corinne Chase's first solo show at the gallery. Although her work is primarily ceramic, she also embeds layers of fabric, photography, plaster, and other mediums to add depth to each object's history. Colors and compositions are drawn from images of nature and her immediate surroundings.

Both exhibitions will continue through March 26.

Knowles Exhibition Tour
A tour of STAND, an exhibition of work by the multidisciplinary artist Christopher Knowles, will take place on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. at the Watermill Center. The show, which covers the artist's career from the 1970s through the present, includes drawings, typings, paintings, sculpture, and sound work.

Mr. Knowles's practice explores the aural and visual elements of language. The exhibition, the result of a two-year examination of the artist's vast archive, includes groups of work that have never been shown publicly, as well as new paintings and sculpture.

Tickets, $25, can be secured through the center's website.

Applications for the center's 2023 International Summer Program are now open through Feb. 13 at 11:59 p.m. The website is the source for guidelines and requirements.

Zerner in L.A.
Five mixed-media fabric collages by the Springs artist Amy Zerner are on view in "Field of Innocence," a group exhibition at the Mash Gallery in Los Angeles, through Feb. 18.

In her collage tapestries, says the gallery, Ms. Zerner "portrays the surreal reality and overwhelming power of the connection of human beings and nature." Her work is filled with spiritual gardens, goddesses, and sacred sanctuaries that mix magic and meaning.

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