The Art Scene: 10.31.13

Local art news
Phyllis Braff discussed “The Much Resounding Sea,” a painting in “Tracing Moran’s Romanticism and Symbolism,” which opened at Guild Hall along with a show by Christa Maiwald, “Landscape Selections From the Permanent Collection,” and a selection of solarplate etchings. Durell Godfrey

Abstraction at Ashawagh
     “Life in the Abstract,” a group show of paintings by John Haubrich, Fulvio Massi, Barbara Groot, and Dru Frederick, will be on view tomorrow through Sunday at Ashawagh Hall in Springs. Ms. Groot, who organized the exhibition, has pointed out that all four artists have design backgrounds — Mr. Haubrich as an art director, Mr. Massi as an architect, Ms. Frederick as an art restorer, and Ms. Groot as a textile designer. “Elements of mass, geometry, line, color, and balance are clearly informed by each artist’s background,” according to Ms. Groot.

     A reception will be held Saturday from 5 to 8 p.m.

New at Crazy Monkey
     Large drawings by Jim Hayden and photographs by Jana Hayden and Lenore Bailey will be featured in a group show that opens tomorrow at the Crazy Monkey Gallery in Amagansett and will remain on view through Dec. 1. Mr. Hayden uses large, handmade brushes and sumi ink to create abstract visual images on paper. Ms. Hayden’s photographs focus on the many reflections found in nature, while vintage cars are the subjects of Ms. Bailey’s images.

     A group show of gallery artists will also be on view. A reception will take place Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m.

Howard at 4 North Main
     Thomas Howard, a 17-year-old self-taught artist who specializes in small-scale realism, is having a solo show at 4 North Main Gallery in Southampton through Nov. 12. Mr. Howard works exclusively with a #2 pencil to make finely detailed drawings of architecture and fantastic but anatomically precise figures. A reception with the artist will take place Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m.

Landscapes in Amagansett
     “Weathered Landscapes” by Roisin Bateman are now on view at Sylvester at Home in Amagansett. Her new series of abstract pastel drawings explore the effects of weather on the landscape. Ms. Bateman grew up in western Ireland, where the environment is “wild and magical,” she said, and now lives and works on the East End, “a more light-reflective” landscape. The works in the exhibition draw on her experience of both environments.