The Art Scene: 10.03.13

By Mark Segal
Robert Dash’s “From Blue Hill VI,” a pastel from earlier this year, will be on view at the Drawing Room in East Hampton beginning tomorrow. Gary Mamay

Deadline Extended
    The deadline for submissions to the Retreat’s juried art show has been extended to next Thursday. The top 25 entries will be featured in a group show at the Richard J. Demato Fine Art Gallery in Sag Harbor on Nov. 9.

    All of the submission fees will benefit the Retreat, a nonprofit domestic violence agency in East Hampton. The Web site for more information is

Peconic at Ashawagh
    Tomorrow, Saturday, and Sunday at Ashawagh Hall in Springs, the artists of Plein Air Peconic will show a collection of their artwork featuring the natural spaces of eastern Long Island conserved over the past 30 years by the Peconic Land Trust. Featured artists will be Kathryn Szoka, Keith Mantell, Tom Steele, Aubrey Grainger, Gordon Matheson, Michele Margit, Joanne Rosko, Casey Chalem Anderson, and Susan D’Alessio.

    An opening reception will take place Saturday from 5 to 8 p.m. A portion of the proceeds from sales will be donated to the land trust.

New Show at Crazy Monkey
    Water is the theme of the next exhibition at Amagansett’s Crazy Monkey Gallery. Featuring paintings by Lance Corey and June Kaplan, who are gallery members, the exhibition will run through Oct. 27, with an opening reception Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m.

    Artwork by cooperative members such as Andrea McCafferty, Barbara Bilotta, Daniel Schoenheimer, Jana Hayden, Ellyn Tucker, Mark E. Zimmerman, Bobbie Braun, Beth O’Donnell, Melissa Hins, and Anna Franklin will also be on view.

Materials as Message
    “Material Matters,” which features the work of 11 artists who explore a variety of materials, will be on view at the Southampton Cultural Center’s Levitas Center for the Arts from Tuesday through Nov. 17, with an opening reception on Oct. 12 from 5 to 7 p.m.

    Organized by Arlene Bujese, the show includes work by Abby Abrams, Jeff Dell, Patricia Feiwel, Carol Hunt, Tracy Jamar, James Kennedy, Dennis Leri, Christa Maiwald, Gabriele Raacke, Bob Skinner, and Nicolas Tarr.

Hamada in Chelsea
    Hiroyuki Hamada, an East Hampton sculptor, will have a solo exhibition from next Thursday through Nov. 9 at Lori Bookstein Fine Art in Manhattan. Using plaster, resin, and waxes, Mr. Hamada transforms raw materials into layered sculptures with impressive scale and detail.

    Born in Tokyo in 1968, Hamada moved to the United States at age 18 and earned an M.F.A. from the University of Maryland. He has exhibited widely in this country and has received grants from the New York Foundation for the Arts and the Pollock-Krasner Foundation.

Best in Show
    The “Winners’ Show” at East End Arts in Riverhead opens with a reception tomorrow from 5 to 7 p.m. Participants are best-in-show winners from juried exhibitions held during 2012: Jan Culbertson, Jim Gemake, Cynthia Parry, Anne Seelbach, Katherine Liepe-Levinson, Elizabeth Malunowicz, Christina Nalty, Toby Haynes, and Karen Schulte.

    The show runs through Nov. 1. The gallery, which is at 133 East Main Street, is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Dash and Holtzman
    Concurrent exhibitions of work by the late artist, poet, and gardener Robert Dash and Chuck Holtzman, a Boston artist, open at the Drawing Room in East Hampton tomorrow and continue through Nov. 4. An opening reception will be held Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m.

    Though most closely associated with Sagaponack through his art and his stewardship of the Madoo Conservancy, Mr. Dash spent many years exploring the landscape in and around Blue Hill, Me. This exhibition features pastels from his “Blue Hill” series.

    Mr. Holtzman’s focus has shifted from sculpture to drawing over the past 20 years. The exhibition includes cubistic wall constructions from the 1980s and more recent drawings that express a meticulous process of physical construction.