Elizabeth Dow, whose wall coverings and fabrics have been installed in the White House and in the private homes of Paul Simon, Harrison Ford, and Bill Gates to name a few, actually got her start as a painter and she continues in that medium to this day. Many of her recent works went on view at Vered Gallery in East Hampton on Saturday in a show called "Heaven" and will stay there until May 19.
The Spring Fling at the Parrish Art Museum may have been causing delays on the highway in front of its Water Mill headquarters, but over in East Hampton several gallery exhibitions opening on Saturday night, kept many residents close to home.
Five South Fork artists took over Ashawagh Hall on Saturday and Sunday with their show "Under the Influence," insprired by their time as docents at the Pollock-Krasner House in Springs.
Sara Coe, Pam Collins Focarino, Ruby Jackson, Tracy Jamar, and Rose Zelenetz took their theme both from the lasting artistic influence of Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner as well as the double entendre and its allusions to drinking, something else Pollock was famous for in his lifetime.
When people look at art, they are more likely looking at the medium than what is supporting it. Denise Gale thinks differently.
At "Paper and Canvas in Conversation," her show that opened at Ille Arts in Amagansett on Saturday, the support was the feature that inspired her to organize a show of work by Eugene Brodsky, Don Christensen, Mary Heilmann, Anne Russinof, Arlene Slavin and herself.
On a cold night, it's nice to gather in the warmth of friends. Morgan McGivern stopped by the Hampton Photo Arts exhibition at Ashawagh Hall in Springs on Saturday night as a Star staff photographer and exhibitor with more than 50 of his fellow South Fork image makers.