Arts

A message in a bottle commemorating the laying of the cornerstone for the artist’s studio
The document commemorating the laying of the cornerstone at the Thomas Moran House, with a shard of the glass jar that contained it. The Thomas Moran Trust

The Southampton space is taken over by four artists with distinct visions organized into separate zones by Tripoli Patterson, the owner and curator of this show
Aakash Nihalani’s “Field,” from 2013, consists of an acrylic-painted canvas square with a surround of corrugated plastic, wood, and magnets.
In an untitled work from 2012, Jonathan Beer channels similar geometrics for a more maximalist effect.Tripoli Gallery
Melanie J. Moczarski’s “Find Me There,” acrylic on panel from last year, is indicative of her realistic yet psychologically complex style.
Nick Weber’s “East Village Street” has a similar murky quality that adds another dimension to his more familiar figurative works. Tripoli GalleryNick Weber’s “East Village Street” has a similar murky quality that adds another dimension to his more familiar figurative works.Tripoli Gallery

At the Quogue Community Hall

At the Westhampton Beach Library

At the Horticultural Alliance of the Hamptons in Bridgehampton

At the Rogers Memorial Library in Southampton

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She approaches her subjects as a kindred spirit. “I always ask [them] permission first, and approach slowly, and allow them to be curious about me first.”
Maria Bowling assembled this collage of natural elements, including many close-ups of seeds.
The photographer took a picture of three humpback whales swimming together off Tonga.
A blue heron appeared to take over a vacant osprey nest on Napeague. Maria Bowling Photos

Mr. Ames moves between projects like a master chef with an assortment of pans bubbling on the stove
Roger Ames makes music at a piano, electronic keyboard, and laptop at his house in Springs. Morgan McGivern

"Hamptons Drive In" by Howard Kanovitz captures a crucial time in the changing landscape of the South Fork.
Robert Dash's portrait of John Ashbury borrows from Fairfield Porter, but keeps its own identity.
A portrait of a man in a doorway captures Fairfield Porter's approach to figure painting.