The Art Scene: 11.22.12

Local art news
Keith Sonnier’s “Bundle Pack,” from 2004, will be part of this year’s “Thanksgiving Collective,” opening Saturday at the Tripoli Gallery in Southampton.

Handmade for Neoteric
    Neoteric Fine Art in Amagansett will open “Handmade” on Saturday. The show, which runs through Dec. 20, will be a holiday-themed exhibit of handmade artisan crafts and small works by local artists. The show emphasizes the personal human touch, according to Scott Bluedorn, the gallery director. Items will include jewelry, furniture, surfboards, home goods, designer objects, toys, trinkets, clothes, and other things small and large.

Marders Happenings
    In addition to a number of special events at Marders garden store in Bridgehampton this weekend, the Silas Marder Gallery will hold a reception for a “Holiday Salon” show on Saturday from 4 to 8 p.m. Painting, sculpture, and video work will be included, and two outside installations will be mounted. Claire Fontaine’s “Suicide Stack” will be on view, and a large interactive video project by John Carpenter will also be featured. The salon environment aims to encourage family and friends to enjoy the beginning of the holiday season in an engaged and lively atmosphere, the gallery said.
    The garden store’s open house, which runs throughout the weekend, will offer demonstrations of birds of prey by Nick Marzano of the Wildlife Rescue Center of the Hamptons. Cookies and cider will be served, and there will be live music and honeybee demonstrations. “Queen of the Sun,” a film about honeybees directed by Taggart Siegel, will be screened outside.

Nudes at Hampton Hang
    “The New Nude,” organized by Beth McNeill, will open at Hampton Hang in Water Mill tomorrow from 6 to 8 p.m. The group show includes work by Stephanie Farr, Jerome Lucani, Carlos Macias, Stephen Mannino, Raphael Mazzucco, Jeff Muhs, and Darius Yektai. It will continue through Dec. 17.

Grenning’s Jewels
    “Jewels of the Grenning Gallery” is an annual holiday show of the Sag Harbor gallery’s artists, typically in a small format. Previously called “Gems,” the title of this year’s show takes its name from several of Marc Dalessio’s large paintings, which are jewel-like in nature, according to the gallery. On view will be portraits and landscapes, some from his recent travels in Italy and Croatia.
    Work by Chad Fisher, Lynn San­guedolce, Michael Kotasek, Nelson White, Melissa Franklin, Ben Fenske, Ramiro, Leo Hresko-Mancini, Joe Altwer, and Tom Shelford will also be on view.

Demato’s Salon
    Richard J. Demato Fine Arts in Sag Harbor will exhibit “Art at the Salon,” a group show, beginning Saturday with a reception from 7 to 9 p.m. It will feature Donato Giancola, who will paint in the gallery and answer questions from 1 to 5 p.m. Also on view will be work by Eugenio Cuttica and Margo Selski.
     From 6 to 7 p.m., a “salon style” discussion will take place, with Emily Weitz, an East End journalist, moderating a panel that will examine art and the creative process. Reservations have been suggested for the panel discussion.

Emergency Grants
    The Pollock-Krasner Foundation is now accepting emergency requests for expedited grants for professional visual artists affected by Hurricane Sandy. Guidelines and an application are available at pkf.org. According to the foundation, all requests will be promptly addressed. To be considered for the emergency grants, the foundation requires a completed application form, cover letter, exhibition history, and 10 images.

Thanksgiving Collective
    The Tripoli Gallery of Contemporary Art will hold its annual “Thanksgiving Collective” show beginning Saturday with a reception from 5 to 8 p.m. and running through Jan. 24.
    Tripoli Patterson has organized the show, which includes work by Linda K. Alpern, Ross Bleckner, Michael Chiarello, Lautaro Cuttica, Jameson Ellis, Eric Freeman, Felix Bonilla Gerena, Mary Heilmann, Heidi Hillenbrand, Judy Hudson, Miles Partington, Mason Saltarrelli, Enis Sefersah, Nathalie Shepherd, Aakash Nihalani, Keith Sonnier, Nick Weber, Darius Yektai, and Niko Yektai.