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The Art Scene 09.28.23

Mon, 09/25/2023 - 15:44
An exhibition by Lauren West will open at Tripoli Gallery this week, where she was in residence this spring.

Looking Up
"Down Here," an exhibition of paintings by Lauren West, will open at Tripoli Gallery in Wainscott on Friday, with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. It will continue through Oct. 29.

While in residence at the gallery this past spring, Ms. West created these paintings, which place the viewer on the ground, looking up. The artist has said that in some of the works she imagines coming upon a strange, abandoned battlefield, for an unspoken war.

In "Brief Moon", spears are thrust upward, but doves are present, a suggestion that the worst is over. "Blue Sighting" has a similar point of view, but the landscape is a forest or leafy field, with the wing of a dove on the upper right of the canvas. 

Seven Watercolorists
"Water + Color + Works," a group exhibition, will be at Ashawagh Hall in Springs from Friday through Sunday, with a reception set for Saturday from 5 to 8 p.m.

The featured watercolor artists are Kirsten Benfield, Nancy Brody, Barbara DiLorenzo, Laurie Hall, Janet Rojas, Carol Craig Sigler, and Jerry Schwabe.

Gallery hours are Friday, 3 to 7 p.m., Saturday, 10 to 8, and Sunday, 11 to 4.

Hamada Talking
Hiroyuki Hamada, whose Parrish Road Show exhibition, "Matter on Ground" is on the grounds of the South Fork Natural History Museum and Nature Center, will be at the Parrish on Friday at 6 p.m. to discuss the show and his practice with Corinne Erni, the museum's chief curator.

The four sculptures in "Matter on Ground," the artist's first work created specifically for the outdoors, continue his exploration of the parallels between nature and art. 

Tickets are $16, $12 for senior citizens, $5 for members, and free for students and children.

Two Painters in Sag
Keyes Art in Sag Harbor will open "Cast of Characters," a show of paintings by Walter Bobbie and James Della Volpe, with a reception on Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m.

Mr. Bobbie is an actor, director, writer, and artistic director, whose acting career began in the original Broadway production of "Grease." He has pursued his private passion for painting with increased dedication in recent years. "Bobbie splits and spirals his paintings like a Surrealist Picasso from the 1930s," said the gallery.

Mr. Della Volpe (1956-2000) earned his B.F.A. from Southampton College and studied under Howard Kanovitz, Larry Rivers, and Robert Mumford. His studio was in Southampton, and he taught oil painting at the Parrish Art Museum.

The exhibition will run through Oct. 22.

Nature's Materials
Montauk's Lucore Art Gallery is showing "Metamorphic," work by Lindsay Bardwil, a multidisciplinary artist also based on Montauk, through Oct. 10.

Nature is central to Ms. Bardwil's work, not through depiction but rather through the use of natural materials that are incorporated into her abstract paintings. For example, her 2022 work "Metaphoric" is composed of sand, stone, shells, mica, acrylic paint, and nontoxic gel on repurposed canvas.

A reception will be held on Saturday from 5 to 8 p.m.

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