The Art Scene 12.15.11

Frank Wimberley And East End Artists

    Beginning today, Spanierman Modern is showing both new work by Frank Wimberley and “Artists of the East End II,” which highlights works created from the mid-20th century to the present.
    Mr. Wimberley’s paintings are thick impastos of palette-applied, high-keyed colorful acrylic paint. Sometimes monochromatic and sometimes with sections or stripes, they all have a dynamic feel and a rich depth to them.
    “Artists of the East End II” marks the beginning of the modern East End artist colony which took off in the 1950s as painters fled the city to find new, large barn studios away from the summer colony in places like Springs that were dirt cheap. Already a community in New York City, they continued their involvement here.
    The exhibits are on view through Jan. 14.

Watermill Center Sale
    Robert Wilson has opened his New York loft to sell a selection of works from his collection for the holidays.
    The sale will feature ancient vessels and objects from places such as Africa, China, Indonesia, and Latin America up through midcentury and work by contemporary designers such as Marcel Breuer, Marianne Brandt, Hans Bellmann, Denis Santachiara, and Philippe Starck. Prices will range from $10 to $10,000.
    The sale will take place at 115 West 29th Street on the 10th Floor in New York on Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Proceeds from the sale will benefit the the Watermill Center Collection, which is being restored and catalogued prior to a move to a new storage facility. Paddle 8 will feature 25  to 30 items on its auction site,, through Dec. 25.

Halsey Mckay in New York
    Patrick Brennan will be featured in two New York City shows in collaboration with Halsey Mckay Gallery in East Hampton.
    Mr. Brennan will show at Morgan Lehman Gallery in Chelsea tomorrow through Jan. 28. The exhibit will feature his latest paintings and is built upon an exhibit in East Hampton this summer. His work will be shown with Paul Wacker’s “Of Life” exhibit in the main exhibit space. A reception will be held tomorrow from 6 to 8 p.m.

    On Tuesday, “Moon Drawings, iMovies and Mirrors for Eyes,” will open with a reception from 6 to 9 p.m. The show marks the publication of “Mirrors for Eyes,” a 40-page monograph with full color illustrations by Mr. Brennan and Halsey Mckay Gallery. He will show “Moon Drawings,” a series of works on paper at the gallery space at 195 East Third Street. It will be on view through Feb. 18.