The Art Scene 07.14.11

Richard Phillips and Local 87
    Richard Phillips will show his work in East Hampton beginning this week at John McWhinnie @ Glenn Horowitz Bookseller in the space also occupied by Harper’s Books.
    Mr. Phillips channels the hard and soft sell of commercialization through manipulating products and displays using objects such as album covers, posters, designer handbags, and beach towels in a show titled “P.O.P.” for Point of Purchase. This is the first full-scale presentation of these works.
    At the same time the gallery owners will also inaugurate Local 87, a space devoted to showing emerging South Fork artists alongside artists with a more international reputation in rotating group exhibits, which will include work by Mary Beach, Marc Joseph Berg, Will Cotton, Michael Counts, Peter Dayton, Jameson Ellis, Kim Gordon, Mats Gustafson, Brion Gysin, Michael Halsband, Duncan Hannah, David Levin­thal, David Matterhorn, Adam Mc­Ewen, Jill Musnicki, Paul P., Richard Prince, Terry Richardson, Peter Sabbeth, Toshio Saeki, Matthew Satz, Mike Solomon, Andy Warhol, and Nick Weber. During the summer there will also be performances, installations, and talks.
    Receptions will be held on Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. The P.O.P. exhibit will be on view through Aug. 8.

Firestone Does ‘Nose Job’
    The Eric Firestone gallery in East Hampton will show “Nose Job,” a group show of airplane nose cone art organized by Carlo McCormick, beginning tomorrow.
    Mr. Firestone and Mr. McCormick found the basis for the art in the dumping grounds of old military planes in the Arizona desert. The show will consist of a variety of cones in different shapes and sizes painted by contemporary artists such as Aiko, Dan Colen, Peter Dayton, Viejas Del Mercado, Jane Dickson, Shepard Fairey, Futura, How & Nosm, Juan James, Ryan McGinness, Tara McPherson, Nunca, Raymond Pettibon, Richard Prince, Lee Quinones, Carlos (Mare 139) Rodriguez, Retna, Saner, Kenny Scharf, Shelter Serra, Swoon, J.J. Veronis, and Aaron Young.
    The show will be on view through Aug. 21.

Plein Air in Ashawagh
    Plein Air Peconic, a group of painters and photographers who work from direct observation of the natural world, will exhibit South Fork landscapes at Ashawagh Hall in Springs beginning tomorrow at 10 a.m.
    The work will concentrate on properties preserved by the Peconic Land Trust. The group’s regular members Casey Chalem Anderson, Susan D’Alessio, Aubrey Grainger, Gail Kern, Michele Margit, Gordon Matheson, Joanne Rosko, and Eileen Dawn Skretch, and the photographers Tom Steele, Kathryn Szoka, and Ellen Watson will be joined by Leo Revi, Susan Nash, Bruce Lieberman, and Anita Kusick to exhibit work they painted as part of “Paint Out/Shoot Out,” an event held at Quail Hill Farm in Amagansett.
    There will be a reception on Saturday from 5 to 8 p.m. The show will close Sunday.

Russell Young Back at Keszler
    The Keszler Gallery in Southampton will open “American Envy II” by Russell Young on Saturday with a reception from 6 to 9 p.m.
    A frequent exhibitor at Keszler, Mr. Young’s latest work grew out of his rehabilitation from a severe case of swine flu in 2010 that left him in an induced coma for eight days and in the hospital for three months. He not only had to rebuild his strength but had to relearn to write, draw, think, and create art after severe memory loss.
    His own trauma found him looking to other historical traumatic experiences such as the 1969 Manson murders and Altamont rock concert. His latest art reflects hope in the face of adversity.
Parrish Announces Groupings
    The Parrish Art Museum has announced the artists selected for the upcoming “Artist Choose Artists” exhibit, a show of work by East End artist who were chosen by a jury of other East End artists. The exhibit will open on Aug. 21.
­     The jurors for this exhibit are Alice Aycock, Ross Bleckner, Dan Rizzie, Matthew Satz, Gary Simmons, Agathe Snow, and Frank Wimberley. The artists they chose from 200 online submissions and studio visits were Kryn Olson, Mike Solomon, Renate Aller, Mary Ellen Bartley, Ross Watts, Tad Wiley, Terry Elkins, Lillya Lifanova, Perry Burns, Melinda Hackett, Alice Hope, Nella Khanis, Fulvio Massi, and Julie Small-Gamby. Each juror chose two artists whose work will be exhibited alongside their own.