The Art Scene 10.18.12

Living the Abstract Life

    “Life in the Abstract,” a group show featuring work by Bob Bachler, Dru Frederick, Barbara Groot, John Haubrich, and Fulvio Massi, will open on Saturday afternoon at Ashawagh Hall in Springs. A reception will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. 
    Mr. Bachler is a ceramist inspired by Asia. Ms. Frederick is a painter of landscapes in an abstracted impressionist style, Ms. Groot’s abstraction is inspired by nature. Mr. Haubrich’s abstraction comes from his inner life. Mr. Massi’s focus is on line.
    The show will remain on view through Sunday.

Pillow Talk

    Ille Arts in Amagansett will present “Pillow Talk,” an exhibition of work by artists married to each other. The couples include Marina Adams and Stanley Whitney, Kate Davis and Vincent Longo, Tamara Gonzalez and Chris Martin, Melora Griffis and Tad Wiley, Jill Levine and Steve Keister, and Bastienne Schmidt and Philippe Cheng.
    The show will open Saturday with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m.

Potter’s Market

    The Clay Art Guild will hold an autumn potter’s market on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Bridgehampton on the grounds of the Bridgehampton Historical Society’s archives building on Montauk Highway, just east of the monument.
    Admission is free and the market will be held regardless of weather conditions.

Dever at Nightingale

    The Sara Nightingale Gallery will present “s.Ram: Red, White, and Black Paintings” by Eric Dever beginning Saturday with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m.
    Since 2006, Mr. Dever has worked exclusively in black and white on a variety of supports. In this new show, he will add the color red with the intention of reintroducing color into his work, one hue at a time. He was inspired by both a trip to France and Roland Barthes, as well as his yogic practice. Introducing Naphthol Scarlet Red to his palette has resulted in a wide variety of compositions and range of red tints.
    The exhibition will run through Nov. 21.

“Paper Trace” in Water Mill

    “Paper Trace,” a show of 20 new abstract color photographs by Lon Hamaekers, will open Saturday at the Lon Hamaekers Gallery in Water Mill.
    According to the artist, “the images are compositions created from urban surfaces in the process of decay — billboards, posters, and graffiti that have been haphazardly touched, ripped, and tagged by people, the elements, and time.”
    A reception will be held on Saturday from 5 to 8 p.m. and the show will remain on view through Dec. 4.

Welden in Patchogue

    Dan Welden of Noyac is featured in a printmaking including collagraphs, monotypes, solarplate etchings, and more, at the Council for the Arts at St. Joseph’s College in Patchogue through Nov. 11.
    The exhibition presents a variety of printmaking techniques and processes and a wide range of subject matter and style.

Solomon at Salomon

    Mike Solomon’s work will be on view at Salomon Contemporary gallery in New York City beginning today with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m.
    “Returning to the Mark” presents both the sculptures and paintings of the artist, which reference natural phenomena such as wave patterns and the properties of water.
     In his sculptures he uses nylon nets to form a base for his applied resins and fiberglass, keeping the grid of the nets intact as part of the visual experience. The muslin paintings also incorporate grids, which are done in beeswax and placed on top of canvas previously painted with acrylics. In addition, resin-infused watercolors on rice paper will be displayed.
    “Another sheet with another color is added, and the process is repeated until a sandwich of multiple layers is created,” Helen Harrison, director of the Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center, said of the latter in her essay for the show. “It’s an additive method, in which each new color interacts with those underneath, subtly changing its character without masking it.”
      Mike Solomon lives and works in East Hampton and received his M.F.A. from Hunter College in New York City. He was awarded the Pollock-Krasner Grant in 2001 and in 2012.
    The show is on view through Nov. 17.


    Randall Rosenthal of Springs is featured on the cover and in an article in rh+, the Fine Arts Magazine of Turkey. The piece ran in the publication’s September 2012 issue, volume 92.