The Art Scene: 06.28.12

Local art news
Donald Sultan’s “Skyflowers Blue Green May 31 1997,” a tempera painting on Somerset paper, is part of a new solo show of his work at the Drawing Room Gallery in East Hampton.

Vered Auction
    Vered Gallery in East Hampton will hold a reception for its 14th annual July Silent Art Auction on Saturday from 9 to 11 p.m. The auction will benefit Sheba Hospital’s post-traumatic stress disorder center.
    The auction includes more than 100 lots by modern and contemporary masters, among them Arshile Gorky, Willem de Kooning, Franz Kline, Arman, Jean Dubuffet, Giorgio de Chirico, Milton Avery, Oscar Bluemner, Preston Dickinson, Joseph Stella, Romare Bearden, Perle Fine, Niki de Saint Phalle, Robert Mapplethorpe, Tony Smith, Cindy Sherman, Vic Muniz, and Pablo Picasso.
    Bid registration can be done by calling the gallery or on its Web site Lots can be viewed at the gallery or online. The gallery will be open daily from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. during the auction, which closes on July 7 at 5 p.m.

New Show at Horowitz
    Glenn Horowitz Bookseller in East Hampton will present an installation from Paula Hayes beginning on Saturday with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m.
    The work will feature the artist’s hand-blown glass terrariums, a sound piece, and large-scale drawings. The artist will also have a book signing at the gallery on July 7 from 4 to 6 p.m.
    Ms. Hayes is known for the inspired and beautiful interior worlds she creates within the glass pieces, but she also uses a larger canvas in creating landscapes and other installations. Her drawings are rarely exhibited.
    Also on view through the summer is a large collection of letters and memorabilia connected to Virginia Woolf.

Drawing Room Presents Sultan
    Beginning today, the Drawing Room Gallery will present a solo show of Donald Sultan’s works on paper. The show will include a new painting as well and can be seen through July 30.
    The exhibition is a survey of sorts, beginning with late 1980s works using charcoal through experiments with gouache, conté crayon, and pencil. Many of the works are inspired by flowers or nature and tie into the artist’s love of gardening at his Sag Harbor house. His modern take on the still life is graphic and bold while still very real, if not in replication then in spirit.
    The artist, who has an M.F.A. from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, divides his time between here and TriBeCa. His work is in several museum collections including those of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo.
Krakoff at Harper’s Books
     Reed Krakoff will have a viewing of his “One Chair” exhibit at Harper’s Books in East Hampton.
    The show explores color and shape with 99 chairs in varying combinations of felt. All are versions of a felt chair he designed with his wife, Delphine Krakoff, using color-blocked combinations with gray. The show first debuted in February at Salon 94 in New York City. The show at Harper’s will run through July 11. A reception will be held on Saturday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Inside Out at Fireplace
    The Fireplace Project will present “InsideOutsiders: Mary Heilmann and Friends” tomorrow through July 16 with an opening reception on Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m.
    The group show will include work by Ms. Heilmann as well as Don Christensen, Sabra Moon Elliot, Roy Fowler, Rick Liss, David Reed, Ned Smyth, Mike Solomon, Claudia Spinelli, Stephen Westfall, and Steve White.
    Ms. Heilmann said in a statement that the show was inspired by a personal connection she found between surf culture and geometry. “I sit in my studio, look at my work and in my mind reconfigure it, change the size, the proportions, the angles. . . . at the beach, the same thing. I’m gazing at the waves figuring out the break. I make it go right or left in my imagination. I see angles in the surf.”
    While none of the artists included are technically defined as outsiders in the art world sense, she said they do “hide out and compulsively do artwork, lost in their own imagination, doing the math, all alone. Telling stories to themselves.”

Schwabe Takes Over Ashawagh
    This weekend, a solo show by Jerry Schwabe, an East Hampton resident, will be on view at Ashawagh Hall in Springs. The show begins tomorrow and will run through Sunday. A reception will be held on Saturday from 5 to 8 p.m.
    The latest work contrasts soft, muted colors in his beach scenes and vibrant bursts of unexpected color pairings. The artist is also known for his sculptures of horses and paintings in watercolors, oils, or acrylics.

John Hall Outeast
    John M. Hall’s photography is now featured at Outeast Gallery in Montauk. The show is titled “Horizons: Photography from the End” and will run until July 16.
    Mr. Hall, who lives in New York City, was born in North Carolina. He graduated from North Carolina State University with an architecture degree and also attended the North Carolina School of the Arts. He has been exhibiting photography since 1981 both domestically and internationally in Mexico City and in France. He has also shown at Guild Hall member shows and at Kathryn Markel Gallery in Bridgehampton in 2010. His work has also been featured in several publications including Elle Decor and Architectural Digest and has appeared in several books on gardens and home decorating.

Sobel and Silver in Amagansett
    The Crazy Monkey Gallery in Amagansett will show Cynthia Sobel and Catherine B. Silver’s work this month along with a group show by Andrea McCafferty, Jim Hayden, June Kaplan, Lance Corey, Cathy Hunter, Diane Marxe, and Anna Falco-Lane, a guest artist.
    Ms. Sobel’s new abstract paintings are inspired by Capri and have colorful fields that hold imagined events and landscapes loosely inspired by that romantic and dramatic place. Prior to painting, Ms. Sobel was a fashion designer. She is a part-time resident of Amagansett.
    Ms. Silver is more conceptual in her approach, using feeling and form to inspire her work in oil, pastel, and encaustic. More recently she has been doing three-dimensional works using bark and collages of found objects. An East Hampton part-timer, she is also a psychoanalyst and studied in Paris and New York.
    The show opens today and a reception will be held on July 7 from 5 to 7 p.m. The work is on view through July 16.

Perry Burns Goes Solo
    The Sara Nightingale Gallery in Water Mill will show “A Picture’s Half Silence,” a solo show of Perry Burns’s new work, beginning Saturday with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m.
    Mr. Burns mixes abstraction and Islamic symbols in his paintings. In a practice that began after Sept. 11, 2001, he began to delve into the political issues that such symbols evoke as well as examining scenes of uprising or prayer used in the popular media that may distort those issues or add to existing prejudices. The works may layer photographic images of burqa-clad women with painted pixilated patterns or add color patterns to aerial images of possible targets in Afghanistan and Pakistan landscapes.
    The exhibition will run through July 30.
“Past and Present”
    Silas Marder Gallery in Bridgehampton is showing “Past and Present,” a group exhibition, through July 29.
    The artworks that make up the exhibition refer to the passing of time. Each artist finds a different way to explore temporality by creating a record and reference points in time.
    While some works are more conceptual, others mine a more visual sensibility. According to the gallery, Grayson Perry’s “Print for a Politician” uses “historical narrative and social mash-up to combine chronologies into a shared landscape. Nazis, Pro-Lifers, and Liberals are brought together so that behaviors can be observed.” “Built to Burst,” Kate Gilmore’s video installation, records bursting clay pots full of paint over time.
    Emmanualle Thayer Benard, a young musician from Sag Harbor, will perform during Saturday’s reception from 5 to 9 p.m. The Eat Drink Local Film Festival, covered separately in this section, will take place at Marder’s at the same time as the reception.

Haub and MacArthur at Markel
    Kathryn Markel Fine Arts in Bridgehampton will next show new paintings by Rory MacArthur and Christian Haub. The artists have been brought together because of affinities in their use of color in abstract space. However, the similarities in the work end there. According to the gallery, “their methods, objectives, and results are entirely different.”
    Mr. Haub’s paintings can look like a complicated tartan and are made from different thicknesses and colors of intersecting lines. Mr. MacArthur, whose work is more three-dimensional, is less geometrically strident, often referring to and layering shapes but without the harder edges.
    The work is on view beginning Saturday with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. and will remain at the gallery through July 17.

Abstract Show in Southampton
    The Southampton Cultural Center in Southampton Village will present “Abstraction: The Subjective Impulse,” a show organized by Arlene Bujese with work by Josh Dayton, Carol Hunt, Dennis Leri, Fulvio Massi, and Tom Wasik beginning on Tuesday.
    Unless setting out to make a copy or reproduce a certain existing style, all abstraction becomes subjective at some point. This begins typically when artists make choices that deviate from what would be done if they were trying to be faithful to nature. How far they go depends on their aims.
    The exhibition attempts to examine that creative process and where the unique and intuitive nature of the individual comes into play.
    It might be the degree of the use of color, line, or gesture in the brushstrokes in two-dimensional work or how metal is manipulated into hard-edged or softer pieces in the sculptures of Mr. Leri. Each artist included approaches abstraction in a different way.
    A reception will be held next Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. and the show will remain on view through Aug. 6.

Pop-Up Gallery in Southampton
    LOOC ART, a project launched in January 2012 by Lara McLanahan and Claire Johnston, two longtime South­ampton residents, has had a primarily online presence, but the pair will show their collection of artists in a pop-up gallery on Job’s Lane in Southampton from next Thursday through July 28, with a reception next Thursday from 6 to 9 p.m. The show will include work by Angie Drakopoulos, Caio Fonseca, Ann Marie Heal, Daniel Hill, Elizabeth Schoettle, and Tomas Vu.
    The partners promise an attitude-free acquisition experience. “The art world can be very intimidating and unapproachable. We’ve culled the studios of innumerable artists and present unique works by investment-quality artists,” they said in a press release. “We offer them with no attitude and an easy, approachable way of purchasing.”
     Eventually, the project will include studio tours, corporate and private art consulting, additional pop-up galleries, and the online sale of work by current M.F.A. candidates and recent graduates of M.F.A. programs. Ms. McLanahan is the daughter of Arno Schefler, an art dealer, and is a 10-year art adviser under LSM Private Art, which specializes in emerging contemporary art. Ms. Johnston is an art collector and corporate trade show producer, who manages operations at LOOC ART.

New Show at Boltax
    The Boltax Gallery Summer Project continues on Shelter Island with the show “Specimens and Artifacts” by David Hicks, opening tomorrow.
    Mr. Hicks is a ceramicist from North Carolina who makes Impressionistic sculptures inspired by organic forms in the American landscape. The show will include his “Still Lifes,” wall sculptures of formed objects he ties together with wire or twine, and “Systerms,” other forms that can look like sea life or a strange forest discovery, which come from a connection the artist makes “between the botanical world and my own existence.”
    The artist has an M.F.A. from Alfred University in New York and an undergraduate degree from California State University at Long Beach.
    A reception will be held on Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. and the show runs through July 30.

New Work at Hang
    Hampton Hang Gallery in Water Mill will show “Classic Contemporary” works featuring the artists Eva Faye, Charlotte Filbert, Bruce Lieberman, Stephen Mannino, and Nico Yektai. The show opens on Saturday with a reception form 6 to 8 p.m. and will remain on view through July 11. The gallery is located in the building behind Suki Zuki restaurant on Montauk Highway.

Romany Kramoris Shows Silveira
    “Finding Art IV,” new work by Jorge Silveira, will open at Romany Kramoris Gallery today and run through July 19. A reception will be held Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m.
    Mr. Silveira incorporates found objects in his work. According to the artist’s statement, his work has become more expressive and more conservative this year. “I spent a lot of time in New York City and less in Sag Harbor, and that shows in my using more color and in the experimentation with different material.”
    The artist is from Uruguay, where recycled and reused objects — be they appliances or automobiles — are part of the culture. He often finds his “art” on the beach, where people have disposed of it. Keeping the beach clean is an added benefit to his practice.

AIA Peconic Deadline Extended
    Architects or associate members of the American Institute of Architects Peconic are invited to submit work for a members exhibition at the Southampton Historical Museum from July 13 to Aug. 26. The deadline has been extended to July 9.
    Work can be of any type, in any medium, and produced at any time in one’s career. Although an architectural project may be the subject, the work submitted must be the sole work of a member.
    Examples of submissions may include small framed sketches or detail drawings, renderings, hand or computer drawings, unrelated art, sculpture, photography, or models. Each should be free-standing as a work of art.
    Additional information and an application form are available on the Web site