The Art Scene: 03.01.12

Barbara Bilotta’s “Poseidon’s Playground” will be at the Crazy Monkey Gallery in Amagansett beginning this weekend.

Artists Alliance Show
    Ashawagh Hall in Springs will become the temporary clubhouse of the Artists Alliance of East Hampton this weekend. The alliance, a nonprofit arts organization founded in 1984 in memory of Jimmy Ernst, will feature some 40 member artists in the show.
    The show will include paintings, drawings, photography, mixed-media works, and sculptures. Artists on view will include Laura Benjamin, Barbara Bilotta, Carmela Borelli, Lance Corey, Anna Franklin, Jerry Grant, Jana Hayden, Jim Hayden, Maryam Jahveri, Al Marino, Eve Marino, Lynn Martell, Andrea McCafferty, Joanna McCarthy, Mary Milne, Wendy Nadler, Kat O’Neill, Deb Palmer, Alyce Peifer, Gene Samuelson, Tina Saposhnik, Christine Sciulli, Catherine Silver, Joyce Silver, Daniel Schoenheimer, Claire Schoenheimer, Rosa Hanna Scott, Linda Sirow, Cynthia Sobel, Frank Sofo, Lieve Thiers, Sarah Jaffe Turnbull, Lois Wright, and Mark Zimmerman.
    The exhibition will be on view beginning Saturday at noon with a reception for the artists from 5 to 8 p.m. It will also be open Sunday from noon to 4 p.m.

Crazy Monkey’s New Show
    In March, the Crazy Monkey Gallery will show the work of two members of its cooperative, June Kaplan and Barbara Bilotta.
    Ms. Kaplan is an Amagansett resident. Both an artist and poet, she has been painting on and off since the late 1970s. She carries her poetry into semi-abstract paintings of nature.
    Ms. Bilotta has said, “I believe the language of form remains the key to unlocking the magic of art.” She attended the Stony Brook University arts program and considers herself an abstract impressionist.
    Other artists on view will include the cooperative’s members Anna Franklin and Catherine Silver, and the guest artists Jim Gingerich and Gerry Giliberti. The exhibit opens tomorrow and there will be a reception on Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m. It will be on view through April 1. The winners of the gallery’s seventh annual art competition will be announced during the reception.

Third and Final for Tonic
    The Tonic Artspace in Bridgehampton will present its last show of the winter season at the Kathryn Markel Gallery space on Main Street.
    The show, “Third Time’s a Charm,” will feature artwork by Marcie Honerkamp, Chick Bills, Ryan F. Kennedy, and Oliver Peterson and will build on the other artists also on view from the gallery’s previous shows. Mediums will include video, painting, collage, photography, installation, and artist merchandise.
    The show will open Saturday with a reception from 6 to 10 p.m. There will be video projections on the building during the event.

Winter Tempest
At Islip Art Museum

    The Islip Art Museum will display the work of four East End artists as part of its group show, “Winter Tempest,” organized by Janet Goleas of East Hampton.
    Taking her inspiration from William Shakespeare’s play, Ms. Goleas has found works in the museum’s permanent collection that examine similar aspects of tumult and illusion that manifest themselves in the play. In addition to a few others, the exhibit includes work by Perry Burns, Jane Martin, Michael Rosch, and Frank Wimberley, all of whom live or work on the East End.
    The exhibit is on view through March 25.