The Art Scene: 11.29.12

Local art news
Terry Elkins’s “The Hendrickson Farm House With Blue Sky” from 2007, will be on view at Peter Marcelle Gallery beginning Saturday.

Pollock Programs on LTV
    LTV’s Channel 20 will air a number of programs through December addressing Jackson Pollock, produced by Tim Sullivan and Patrice Jacobsen. Those outside the LTV viewing area may access them online at the ltveh.org video-on-demand feature. Air dates and times can be found on the Web site as well.
    “Poems for Pollock” was an event held in August on the 56th anniversary of the artist’s death in an automobile crash in Springs. The poets included were George Wallace, Grace Schulman, Rosalind Brenner, Lucas Hunt, Maxwell Corydon Wheat Jr., and Michelle Whittaker.
    In “Ossorio Responds to Pollock’s Death,” Helen A. Harrison, the Pollock-Krasner House director, discusses with Mr. Sullivan the paintings and drawings made by Alfonso Ossorio, a friend and sponsor of the artist, in response to his death.
    Mr. Sullivan and Ms. Harrison discuss Pollock’s career in “Jackson Pollock in Retrospect,” including an examination of works such as “The Flame,” circa 1937; his mural for Peggy Guggenheim, and his collage painting on glass “Number 29.”
    
Booth’s “Holiday Treasures”
    Tulla Booth Gallery in Sag Harbor is showing “Holiday Treasures,” through Jan. 15.
    The show features Stephen Wilkes, who merges images from different times of day to show the passage of time in “New York: Day to Night.” Ricardo B. Sanchez photographs bullfighters in Spain. Blair Seagram’s “Surf Report” deconstructs and reconstructs images of surf and surfers in panoramic views. Mr. Tabor’s “Horse Whisperings” are very large-format horse images.
    The gallery is open Friday through Monday.

Keyes Art Projects Sale
    Keyes Art Projects and Kraisky Printing will have a holiday print sale this weekend at 12 Bay Street in Sag Harbor.
    The sale will include work by East End and international artists and will take place tomorrow from 3 to 6 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Elkins Retrospective at Marcelle
    Peter Marcelle Gallery in Bridgehampton will have a retrospective show of the work of Terry Elkins beginning Saturday, with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m.
    Mr. Elkins, a longtime Bridgehampton resident, has a career that dates back to the 1970s, when he did abstract works on paper. Today he has transitioned to more realistic and greatly detailed oil paintings. He has been the recipient of two Pollock-Krasner Foundation Awards and has taught art classes for the Parrish Art Museum, and is an adjunct professor of art at the University of Laverne in California.
    The artist received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Sam Houston State University in 1975 and a master’s in painting from the University of Houston in 1978. He has lived in Bridgehampton since 1987.
    The exhibition will be on view through Dec. 10.


East End Stories on Screen
    “East End Stories on Screen,” a film series produced by the Parrish Art Museum, will return today at 6 p.m. with films presented by Genie Henderson, the archive librarian at LTV. She will bring selections from the East Hampton public access station’s more than 800 recordings of artists’ interviews, studio visits, and artist-made television shows.
    The 70-minute program includes the premiere of a 12-minute trailer for “Castles in the Sand,” a forthcoming documentary based on “Hamptons Bohemia” by Helen Harrison, the director of the Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center, who will introduce the film.
    The collection also includes a walkthrough with Elaine de Kooning of a 1983 Willem de Kooning retrospective, and portions of programs highlighting John Chamberlain, Chuck Close, Robert Dash, Connie Fox, April Gornik, Margaret Kerr, John Little, Philip Pavia, Elizabeth Strong Cuevas, and Hedda Stern. The program concludes with a 1972 film by the late painter and filmmaker Howard Kanovitz that documents the making of his painting “Hamptons Drive-In,” a recent addition to the Parrish’s permanent collection. Carolyn Oldenbusch, the artist’s widow, will introduce this selection.
    The series is a companion to the museum’s “East End Stories” database, which catalogs more than 600 artists who have lived and worked in the area since the 19th century.

Dan Christensen at Spanierman
    Spanierman Modern in Manhattan is showing the early spray paintings of Dan Christensen through Jan. 5.
    The paintings, made from 1967-69, reintroduced exuberant gesture into painting after Minimalism’s hard-edged conceptualism. The spray gun Mr. Christensen employed required physical stamina and a free hand. As the gallery noted in a release, the paintings combine “the fluidity of Abstract Expressionism with the reflective stance of the color-field painter,” reflecting the artist’s admiration of both Jackson Pollock and Henri Matisse.

Holiday Pottery Sales
    Phyllis Spiegel, a potter, is having a sale at her studio on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., on Springwood Way in East Hampton.
    Celadon Clay Art Gallery in Water Mill is holding a holiday pottery show and sale featuring handmade objects by potters from the region through Dec. 16.

Davis Recognized
    Paul Davis,  an artist and graphic designer who is a longtime resident of Sag Harbor, was recognized last week by the Will Rogers High School in Tulsa, Okla. Mr. Davis, a graduate of the school in 1955, was inducted into its hall of fame.
    Other graduates of Will Rogers include Russell Myers, creator of the  “Broom Hilda” comic strip; Anita Bryant, Leon Russell, and S.E. Hinton.
    Mr. Davis attended the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan after high school. His career has included covers  and designs for New York Magazine, Time, Rolling Stone, Columbia Records, and other publications and companies.