The Art Scene 12.05.13

Eric Meola will donate a significant portion of sales of his photographs at the Tulla Booth Gallery in Sag Harbor to the East Hampton Food Pantry.

Meola’s “Born to Run” Photos

       Eric Meola, a photographer and Sagaponack resident who captured the iconic image of Bruce Springsteen and Clarence Clemons for the cover of the 1975 album “Born to Run,” is exhibiting a selection of photographs at the Tulla Booth Gallery in Sag Harbor from among the 700 taken during the two-hour photo shoot. While images from that session have been widely published in magazines, they have seldom been exhibited as large, archival prints, according to Ms. Booth.

       Mr. Meola is donating 100 percent of his share of any sales during the holidays to the East Hampton Food Pantry. The photographs will be on view through the end of the month.

 

Silver’s Nature Song

       Joyce Silver will be the featured artist in an exhibition at the Crazy Monkey Gallery in Amagansett. On view tomorrow through Dec. 29, the show, titled “Nature’s Song,” includes a “forest” of abstract, freestanding “trees” made from painted cardboard tubes, as well as a selection of plein-air pastels.

       A second show, “Small Works,” will include all members of the art cooperative. An opening reception will take place Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m.

 

Art Flying South

       This is the week lucky artists and dealers fly or drive south to attend the fairs and events of what has become Miami’s official art week. The centerpiece is the Art Basel Miami Beach fair in the cavernous convention center, which always features the top artists who live or work here, such as Barbara Kruger, Richard Prince, Eric Fischl, and Cindy Sherman.

       Yet most of the action featuring South Fork galleries and artists happens elsewhere in the satellite fairs and associated events that also take over Miami, turning the city into a one-week, nonstop art factory. Here is a brief rundown of who was listed at press time:

       Art Miami hosts the largest concentration of South Fork galleries, with booths by Birnham Wood of East Hampton and New York City, Mark Borghi of Bridgehampton, Keszler of Southampton, and Peter Marcelle of Bridgehampton. Beth McNeill, a private dealer in Southampton, is showing at Art Miami’s recently acquired Aqua 13 art fair, which takes place in motel rooms at the Aqua Hotel in South Beach.

       East Hampton’s Eric Firestone Gallery is at the Miami Project, the southern rendition of ArtMRKT Hamptons and other sister shows developed by the same organizers in the United States. At UNTITLED, a fair in a tent on the beach established last year, the Halsey Mckay Gallery of East Hampton has a booth. Finally, Harper’s Books of Newtown Lane is hosting a salon in the Sagamore Hotel, where rare and previously unexhibited books and artworks will be featured.