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The Art Scene 01.26.23

Mon, 01/23/2023 - 13:58
Chad Knight's "Blood of My Blood," a digital image, is at the White Room Gallery in Bridgehampton.

Zigmund at The Church
The first Insight Sunday of 2023 at The Church in Sag Harbor will feature the artist Almond Zigmund on Sunday morning at 10:30. The series provides artists an opportunity to talk about their practice, and, going forward, will hold advance viewing of their work. Two new pieces by Ms. Zigmund can be seen at the venue through Sunday.

Ms. Zigmund's work juxtaposes form, color, pattern, texture, and architectural design in contrasts that intensify the perception of space in unexpected ways. She has exhibited widely, and recently completed a commission for the U.S. State Department's Art in Embassies program in Paraguay.

Tickets are $10, free for members.

Elements of Butler
Michael Butler's artwork  is on view at Bridgehampton's Hampton Library in a show called "East End Elements," which features his signature narrative folk art style. Raise a glass to celebrate the occasion on Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m. and come back to see it again through March 22.

Mr. Butler is based in Sag Harbor with roots in the community that can be traced back through seven generations. A historian and humanitarian as well as an artist, he says of his work: "each piece tells a story that must be read."

Art, Design, Horticulture
Halsted Welles is the founder and principal of Halsted Welles Associates, a New York City design-build-maintenance firm that specializes in rooftops, terraces, and townhouse gardens. A horticulturalist, sculptor, and designer, Mr. Welles integrates art, design, and horticulture to bring ecological balance to the city's built environment.

An exhibition of photographs and videos by Mr. Welles, including garden portraits, time-lapse videos, and digital stills of gardens created by the company, is at Keyes Art in Sag Harbor through Feb. 9. 

A reception will be held tomorrow from 5 to 7 p.m., and a series of discussions about the need for community engagement will take place during the course of the exhibition.

Large Works, Big Tent
"The Big Tent," a group exhibition organized in collaboration with Keyes Art, will open at the AB NY Gallery in East Hampton with a reception on Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m. It will continue through March 11.

The show features large-scale works by Duncan Chamberlain, Frazier Dougherty, Lester Johnson, Nathan Slate Joseph, Vic Muniz, William Quigley, Rozeal, and Leslee Stradford.

Six at Grenning
"Exigent Legends," a group exhibition of work by six artists, is at the Grenning Gallery in Sag Harbor through Feb. 26. The show includes paintings by Kristy Gordon, Patrick Byrnes, Anthony Ackrill, Steven Levin, and Anthony Mastromatteo. 

Also on view is George Morton's limited edition print of his 2016 charcoal and white chalk drawing "Mars." Mr. Morton is the subject of the documentary "Master of Light," which is now streaming on HBO Max.

A reception will be held on Feb. 4.

"Spark," an exhibition of work by 20 artists, is at the White Room Gallery in Bridgehampton through March 19. The title refers to the works on view, which are "passionate, provocative, and ready to ignite," according to Andrea McCafferty and Kat O'Neill, the gallery's co-owners.

The participating artists are Russell Young, Rock Therrien, Punk Me Tender, Markus Klinko, Dave White, Chad Knight, Nelson De La Nuez, Craig Alan, Stephane Gubert, Greg Lotus, Greg Miller, Steve Zaluski, Edward Lentsch, Lynn Savarese, Bob Tabor, John Joseph Hanright, Seek One, Fringe, and Robert Georgio.

Leonardi in Riverhead
"Color Passages," an exhibition of paintings by Hector Leonardi, is at the Lyceum Gallery at Suffolk County Community College's Riverhead campus through Feb. 25.

A former student of Joseph Albers, Mr. Leonardi's paintings reveal the central role of color theory in his work, through a combination of direct brushwork and collage.

In a review of his 2020 exhibition at the Drawing Room in East Hampton, The Star wrote, "There is a sense of the underlying collaged color ready to unleash the vitality contained within, a subtle thrumming of a life force coming into being under the surface."

A reception will take place on Feb. 16 from 4 to 6 p.m.

This article has been modified to include the Hampton Library exhibition.

SoFo Sandwich Co. Opens at Old Breadzilla Spot

The lunch options in Wainscott got more interesting this week with the opening of the SoFo Sandwich Co. at the long-empty spot that was previously home to Breadzilla, popular for its baked goods and takeout breakfast and lunch menu. The new shop is by Peter Ambrose, a catering chef whose food many will be familiar with from Love Bites, a fund-raiser for Katy’s Courage, among others.

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