The Art Scene 09.15.11

“Heading Out” by Tracy Davis is at the Golden Eagle art supply store in East Hampton through the end of the month.

Tracy Davis at the Eagle
    The Golden Eagle art supply shop in East Hampton is showing work by Tracy Davis this month. Ms. Davis is a writer as well as an artist; her novel “My Husband Ran Off With the Nanny and God Do I Miss Her” was published in 2009.
    She has spent time in East Hampton since her childhood and moved here full time eight years ago. The landscape inspired her, and, as the daughter of a painter, she too began to paint. She uses a variety of mediums, from paints, pastels, oil pens, and oil crayons to digital prints. She depicts scenes from East Hampton’s surroundings — sailboats in the harbor, brilliant color over water and dunes, cottages, and tree-lined lanes in bright Fauvist hues.
    The prints are on display at the store through Sept. 30.

Call for Photo Show Entries
    The Suffolk County Historical Society has issued a call for entries for a juried photography competition called “Favorite Places, Suffolk County.” It will open with a reception on Oct. 7 and remain on view until Nov. 19.
    The entries should depict the places that the photographers particularly enjoy in Suffolk, such as beaches, parks, and villages, or historic and iconic sites that evoke meaningful memories. The competition’s winners will be announced at the opening reception. Neil Scholl, an award-winning photographer and the society’s Hal B. Fullerton archivist, is the guest juror. The photographs will hang with a selection of historic photos from the society’s collection.
    All work must be framed, wired, and ready to hang. Framed photos cannot exceed 16 by 24 inches. Entries without wire will not be accepted. There is a limit of three works per artist and a $5 nonrefundable fee for each work submitted. Work will be accepted at the society, which is on West Main Street in Riverhead, from Monday through Sept. 24 from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. More rules and other information are available by e-mailing Kathryn Curran at

Material Experiments
At Halsey Mckay

    Works on paper by Glen Baldridge and new photo-based work by Bryan Graf are in the Halsey Mckay Gallery’s fifth show of the season in East Hampton.
    The exhibit includes a window installation by Mr. Baldridge showing a sunset in vinyl that has a stained-glass effect. Other pieces invoke the Rose Window at the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. Mr. Graf is showing Polaroids, C-prints, and assemblage. He uses found objects, low-tech processes, and an experimental approach to materials.
    According to the gallery, both artists use the natural environment as a starting point to subvert expectations of what a landscape looks like. Mr. Baldridge lives in Brooklyn and Mr. Graf lives in Portland, Me. The exhibit will be on view through Oct. 3.

Reflections of 9/11
    The Crazy Monkey Gallery in Amagansett is showing paintings by Lance Corey that reflect his feelings about the Sept. 11, 2011, terrorist attacks. The paintings are raw and emotional in an abstracted style. His heritage is Irish, Iroquois, and French Canadian, and his background, politics, love of history, and willingness to speak truth to power influence his art, he has said.
    Work by Andrea McCafferty, Daniel and Clare Schoenheimer, Jana and Jim Hayden, Mark E. Zimmerman, Bob and Ellyn Tucker, Wilhelmina Howe, June Kaplan, Ruth Rogers-Altmann, Cynthia Sobel, Barbara Bilotta, Catherine Silver, Anna Franklin, Sheila Rotner, and Eileen Hickey-Hulme are also on view. The show will be up through Sept. 25.