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The Art Scene 06.08.23

Mon, 06/05/2023 - 15:58
Henry Glavin's painting "Three Cherry Stacks" can be seen at Halsey McKay Gallery in East Hampton.

"Whimsey and Mystique"
"Some Enchanted Evening," a solo show of mixed-media work by Lucy Winton, will open at Tripoli Gallery in Wainscott on Friday with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. and run through July 10.

The exhibition will bring together two decades of work marked by a fascination with fairy tales, cartoons, animals, and landscapes, and a moody, mysterious, and personal vision.

She has recently used found tapestries as blank canvases, each with its own history. She alters them with acrylic and oil paint, sometimes removing shapes to create negative space.

Of Ms. Winton's 2023 embroidery "Cameo," Katy Diamond Hamer, an art writer, called it "an amalgamation of time, a moment of whimsey, curiosity, and mystique."

Newtown and New York    
"A Grid and a Shadow," a show of paintings by Henry Glavin, and "Here Comes the Sun," a collaborative exhibition of works by Lisha Bai and Chris Bogia, are at Halsey McKay Gallery in East Hampton through July 3.

Mr. Glavin's paintings reproduce various man-made structures, such as stacks of cherry wood or a compost bin, with vibrant light, deep shadows, and an exactitude that suggests the American Precisionist painters.

Ms. Bai and Mr. Bogia have admired each other's work since their graduate school days at Yale. Her tapestries suggest curtains, while at the same time depicting windows and doorways. "Bonsai in the Window" includes one of Mr. Bogia's sculptures that casts a shadow on the floor of the room. His wall pieces, in turn, refer to Ms. Bai's sunsets. 

HMGP, Halsey McKay's Greenpoint, Brooklyn, outpost, is showing "Life Drawings," a selection of works on paper by Joseph Hart that reflect his commitment to the tenets of drawing.

On view through June 30, it features a set of colorful large-scale works as well as a floor-to-ceiling installation of almost 300 graphite drawings created over a 10-year period.

Brilliant Forms
The next show at Keyes Art in Sag Harbor will showcase the work of Nela Arias-Misson, a Cuban-born artist who died in 2015 just a few weeks before her 100th birthday.  It will open Saturday, with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m., and continue through June 30.

Ms. Arias-Misson moved to the United States in 1942 and studied at the Art Students League. During the 1950s, she studied with Hans Hofmann and became involved in the art community in Provincetown, Mass., forming relationships with such established artists as Mark Rothko, Robert Motherwell, and Franz Kline.

She moved to Europe in 1961, where her most essential inventions began, according to an essay by George Negroponte, an artist and curator. Exemplified by her painting "The Whale," in her mature work she found "brilliant forms that smile and sing."

Animals and the Abstract
"Wingspan," a solo show of work by Dalton Portella, an interdisciplinary artist based in Montauk, opens Thursday at the Lucore Art Gallery in that hamlet and will remain on view through June 27.

The exhibition will include recent renderings of birds, butterflies, sharks, and rhinos. In addition to animals, Mr. Portella has created purely abstract paintings, as well as series of ships and human figures that, like the birds, are rendered with varying levels of abstraction. Mr. Portella is also a musician, illustrator, and graphic designer.

A reception will be held on Saturday from 5 to 9 p.m.

Lichtenstein Donations
The Roy Lichtenstein Foundation, in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the artist's birth, has announced the gift of 186 artworks and reference materials to museums across the United States and abroad. 

The recipients of the foundation's first round of donations are the Albertina in Vienna; the Colby College Museum of Art in Waterville, Me.; the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University in Durham, N.C.; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the Whitney Museum of American Art.

Punked in Bridgehampton
"Love Me Tender," an exhibition of paintings by Punk Me Tender, opens Thursday at the White Room Gallery in Bridgehampton and will continue through June 25. A reception is set for June 17 from 5 to 7 p.m.

A former Parisian street artist now based in Los Angeles, Punk Me Tender will show a selection of mixed-media paintings of butterflies, a frequent subject. In addition to acrylic, those glossy works include aluminum mirrored butterflies and diamond dust.

Inspired by women, fashion, and style, the artist is also known for his photography and large-scale public murals.

Alastair Gordon's Artwork
"Pattern Recognition #2," an exhibition that for the first time pairs Alastair Gordon's works on paper with his publications, is at the Mildred Complex(ity) in Narrowsburg, N.Y., through July 30.

Well known on the East End for his writings on art and architecture, among them "Weekend Utopia: Modern Living in the Hamptons," his drawings are reflections on time, memory, and patience, created with powdered pigments bound with gum arabic and black ink made from fermented carbon and pine-tree resin.

A reception and talk by the artist will take place Friday, June 16, from 5 to 8 p.m.

In the meantime, Mr. Gordon will be at LongHouse Reserve in East Hampton on Sunday at 3:30 p.m., along with Lee Skolnick, the architect overseeing the transformation of the late Jack Lenor Larsen's home there into a public space. The duo will discuss their long history of studying, building, and talking about Long Island Modernism.

This article has been modified from its print version to include the conversation at LongHouse Reserve between Alastair Gordon and Lee Skolnick, which was announced after the paper went to press.

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