The Art Scene: 01.02.14

Local art news

New at Crazy Monkey
    The Crazy Monkey Gallery in Amagansett is opening a new show tomorrow called “New Year=New Art.” Work by the gallery members Andrea McCafferty, Daniel Schoenheimer, Barbara Bilotta, June Kaplan, Ellyn Tucker, Bob Tucker, Mark E. Zimmerman, Bobbie Braun, Lance Corey, Beth O’Donnell and Melissa Hin will remain on view through Jan. 26.

    A reception is scheduled for Jan. 11 from 5 to 7 p.m.

Huey Landscapes at Harper’s
    “Radiant Swim,” an exhibition of recent paintings by Elizabeth Huey, curated by Jess Frost, is on view at Harper’s Books in East Hampton through Feb. 18. A reception for the artist will be held on Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m.

    Ms. Huey’s new landscapes present figures surrounded by water. They splash in swimming pools, gather under beach umbrellas, and plunge off diving boards against backdrops of motels, mountain resorts, beaches, waterfalls, and other environments, both natural and man-made.

    A selection of the artist’s photographs, both made and found, is also on view, as are collages that further illuminate her process. Ms. Huey, who has a master’s degree in fine arts from Yale University, has exhibited nationally and internationally. She lives in Brooklyn.

Bujese Selects at Markel
    “Dealer’s Choice,” an exhibition organized by Arlene Bujese, will occupy the Kathryn Markel Fine Arts gallery in Bridgehampton from Saturday through Feb. 2. Ms. Bujese, who is curator of art exhibitions at the Levitas Center for the Arts at the Southampton Cultural Center, ran her eponymous gallery on Newtown Lane in East Hampton for almost a decade. Many of the artists in “Dealer’s Choice” showed there.

    The exhibition includes works by Mary Abbott, Calvin Albert, Will Barnet, Stephanie Brody-Lederman, Darlene Charneco, John Dayton, Carol Hunt, William King, Elaine de Kooning, John Little, and Fulvio Massi. An opening reception will be held on Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m.

A Call for Art
    The Rogers Memorial Library in Southampton has issued a call for East End artists to submit works for a juried art exhibition to be held in the library’s Madelle Semerjian Gallery in April. The library is seeking “images that highlight the many remarkable places in and around the Village and Town of Southampton.”

    Oil, acrylic, watercolor, drawing, prints, mixed media, and photography are all acceptable. The maximum size is 26 inches wide by 28 inches high. Entries may be submitted electronically until March 1 via the library’s website, myrml.org. The entry fee is $10 per piece with a maximum of three entries per artist.

    Twenty-five works will be selected for the April exhibition by Tom Edmonds, director of the Southampton Historical Museum, Paton Miller, an artist, and Ellen Jo Myer, a former library trustee. Five winning entries will remain on view at the library for the entire summer season.