The Art Scene 12.08.11

New Show at Firestone
    Beginning Saturday, the Eric Firestone Gallery in East Hampton will present “Vincent Longo: Selected Works, 1960s and 1970.” Mr. Longo is a painter and printmaker who has been making art for almost six decades.

    The exhibit will include early paintings and works on paper influenced by Wassily Kandinsky and Abstract Expressionism and grid works inspired by Piet Mondrian.

    Mr. Longo taught at Hunter College for several decades and retired in 2001. A 2003 retrospective at the school included work from a half-century of his career.

    A reception will be held on Saturday from 2 to 5 p.m. and the show will be on view through Jan. 15.

Firestone at c/o the Maidstone
    Eric Firestone will be showing another group of works farther down Main Street at c/o the Maidstone beginning Saturday.

    The show is titled “I’m an Artist Living in New York” and includes photography by artists who examine New York as a nexus of culture and excess in the 1970s and 1980s.

    The artists include Tseng Kwong Chi, Bob Colacello, Burt Glinn, Michael Halsband, Eric Kroll, and Anton Perich.
    The images will be on walls throughout the main floor lounges and restaurant. On Tuesday Mr. Firestone was interviewed by Heather Buchanan as part of the inn’s Art and Dine series.

    Future Art and Dine dinners will be on Dec. 20, Jan. 10, Jan. 24, Feb. 7, and Feb. 21. Reservations can be made with the Living Room restaurant at c/o the Maidstone.