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The Art Scene 02.29.24

Mon, 02/26/2024 - 13:48
"Do We Not Bleed," a sculpture by Elaine Grove, will be in the "Love & Passion" show at Ashawagh Hall.

Love, Passion in Springs
Ashawagh Hall in Springs will host the 19th iteration of "Love & Passion," an exhibition organized annually by Karyn Mannix, on Saturday from noon to 7 and again Sunday from noon to 4. The show includes painting, photography, and mixed-media work by more than 60 artists from across the country.

 A reception will be held Saturday from 4 to 7 p.m. 

Leap Year Cakes
The Romany Kramoris Gallery in Sag Harbor, to celebrate Ms. Kramoris's 20th leap year birthday, is opening a show of paintings of cakes by Adriana Barone, with a reception Thursday from 2 to 5:30 p.m.

Ms. Barone, who lives in Sag Harbor, paints with vibrant colors and an expressive, sometimes childlike quality, whether her subjects are animals, flowers, abstractions, or cakes. 

A second reception will happen on Saturday from 2 to 5:30. Both will include coffee, tea, and cake from Cakes by Dorothy.

Making Book
Christina Strassfield, the executive director of the Southampton Arts Center and curator of its current exhibition "Look at the Book," will lead a free gallery tour on Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m. The installation includes approaches to books and the written word by 33 artists.

Plein-Air Painters
"Spring Ahead," an exhibition of work by the Wednesday Group of plein-air painters, will open Friday in the Geri Bauer Gallery of the Hampton Library in Bridgehampton, and remain on view through April 9.

The exhibiting artists are Gene Samuelson, Frank Sofo, Teresa Lawler, Marie DiSunno Lombardi, Bob Sullivan, Johanna Caleca, Quincy Egginton, Miriam Sapiro, Agnes Bristel Soethoudt, Maureen Travers, Aurelio Torres, Katherine Miliken, Pam Vossen, and Jean Mahoney.

A reception will take place on Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m.

Linda Stein Solo
"Feminism! Protection! Sexuality!", an exhibition of work by East Hampton's Linda Stein, will open Tuesday at the Anita Shapolsky Gallery in Manhattan, with a reception that evening from 6 to 8. The show will be on view through May 11.

An activist, educator, and writer, Ms. Stein came of age during the Women's Movement of the 1960s, and later became a second-wave feminist herself. The exhibition includes works from her "Blades" series, for which she dulled machete blades by hand and used them in sculptural works, and her "Knights of Protection" series, whose androgynous figures are emblems of defense.

American Expats
"Americans in Paris: Artists Working in Postwar France, 1946-1962," will open at New York University's Grey Art Museum, 18 Cooper Square, on Saturday.

Among the 70 exhibiting artists, those with past or present East End connections include Norman Bluhm, Claire Falkenstein, Al Held, Ellsworth Kelly, Joan Mitchell, Kimber Smith, and Jack Youngerman.

A reception will take place Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. The show will continue through July 20.

Winter Art Show
The 2024 Winter Art Exhibition of the Southampton Artists Association, which opens Thursday at the Southampton Cultural Center, has work by both members of the association and students from Southampton High School's art department. 

A reception will be held Saturday from 4 to 6 p.m. The show will run through March 10.

Bill Tansey Upstate
The Robin Rice Gallery will open "Diversity," a solo show of paintings by Bill Tansey, on Monday at its new location in Hudson, N.Y.

Mr. Tansey, who lives in Bridgehampton and has a studio in Southampton, will show textured still lifes, flowers, landscapes, and figures which, says the gallery, draw from the impasto canvases of Nicolas de Stael; the expressionism of Joan Mitchell, and the figurative paintings of Alex Katz.

The exhibition will continue through April 2.
 

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