The Art Scene: 12.27.12

Local art news
Elizabeth Peyton, above in a self-portrait, is one of several East End artists featured in “Danger! Women Artists at Work,” a new book.

East End Women Artists
In New Book

    “Danger! Women Artists at Work,” a new book by Debra N. Mancoff and published by Merrill, features Lee Krasner, Judy Chicago, Cindy Sherman, and Elizabeth Peyton, who have all lived and worked at one time on the East End, or still do.
    The book examines women’s place in the artistic canon from when they first were documented in the Renaissance until today. In a long introduction she traces women artists from Roman times, looking at how they first engaged with art, typically as daughters of artists, and how they were received. Some of the other artists profiled are Judith Leyster, Angelica Kauffman, Artemisia Gentileschi, Berthe Morisot, Louise Bourgeois, the Guerilla Girls, Bridget Riley, Tracey Emin, and many more.

New Years Open House
    Kathryn Markel Gallery in Bridgehampton will present paintings by Toby Haynes, Ann Trusty, and John Hulsey, beginning on Tuesday with a New Year’s Day open house from 4 to 6 p.m.
    The art will be in a variety of media and subject matter, including landscape, still life, botanicals, and portraiture. Cider and cookies will be served on Tuesday. At the official reception on Jan. 12, wine and cheese will be served.