PHOTOS: Gaining Ground at Halsey Mckay

Bianca Beck strikes an Irving Penn-esque pose by her painting at Halsey Mckay on Saturday night. Durell Godfrey, photos

Halsey Mckay Gallery had a hip and lively vibe on Saturday when it opened its doors to "No Ground, but Say Ground," a group show organized by Joe Fyfe.

The Brooklyn-based artist was inspired by Samuel Beckett's "Worstword Ho" in his role as curator, chosing works that suggest "no where to locate oneself, no where to stand."

Participating artists include Bianca Beck, Lisa Beck, Josh Blackwell, Josh Brand, Patrick Brennan, Cheryl Donegan, Michael Goldberg, Kim Gordon, Rob Halverson, Robert Janitz, Linda Matalon, Ray Parker, Patricia Treib, Julia Rommel, Yorgos Sapountzis, and Valerie Snobeck. It will be on view through the end of the month. Halsey McKay is at 79 Newtown Lane in East Hampton Village.

Dress code red: from left, Joe Fyfe, Josh Brand, Sarah Elliott, Sara Steele, and Bianca Beck
From the outside in: A pink bag piece by Josh Blackwell hung in the gallery window acts as an exhibition banner and beacon for the show.
Joe Fyfe took notes during the installation on a piece by Yorgos Sapountzis.
Cheryl Donegan's jacket and hair were as textural as her art.
The gallery provided many engaging vantage points to view the art.
Anne Raymond, Linda Matalon, and Marisa Cardinale gathered by Ms. Matalon's work.
Kenneth Goldsmith, left, is a poet and founding editor of UbuWeb and senior editor of PennSound who teaches at the University of Pennsylvania. He spoke with Bill Komoski, a painter.
Lisa Beck stood with her painting "Perseid (study)," looking coordinated with her Missoni scarf.
Red was the color of the evening and helped make more neutral paintings by Patricia Treib, left, and Robert Janitz, right.