The Art Scene: 03.21.13

Local art news
Tracy Jamar’s “Merge,” made from rolled and stacked pieces of wool fabric, will be part of a show featuring the art of Pollock-Krasner House docents this weekend at Ashawagh Hall in Springs.

Docents Have Their Say
    Visitors to the Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center may know them as interpreters and keepers of the legacy of two of the most influential artists of the 20th century who worked in our backyard. But those who know docents outside of that role, know they also like to express themselves in other ways. This weekend, for the first time, all of their creative endeavors will be brought together in a show at Ashawagh Hall that will demonstrate how much their artistic output is shaped by what they do in their day job.
    “Under the Influence: Art by the Docents of Pollock-Krasner House” will include the work of Sara Coe, Pamela Collins Focarino, Ruby Jackson, Tracy Jamar, Tim Roepe, and Rose Zelentz. Each has shown work previously in other venues, but never together in this context.
    The show opens Saturday morning and there will be an artists reception beginning at 5 p.m. It will remain on view through Sunday at 3 p.m.

Early Spring
At Pritam and Eames

    Pritam and Eames will have an “Early Spring Show” running tomorrow through May 21.
    The show will combine decorative arts pieces and fine examples of American craft with paintings and drawings in the “Art at Home” series.
    Furniture will include a polished steel coffee table by Fran Taubman, a bronze and steel sideboard by Gary Magakis, and a coffee table made from thermally modified oak and decorated with 4,800 nails by Peter Sandback.
    Linda Capello, Aubrey Grainger, and Karen Kluglein will exhibit paintings and drawings. On April 19, the gallery will show Jen Alnwick’s “Working Cowboys” series of photographs.
    The gallery is open Fridays through Sundays through the spring, with other hours arranged by appointment.

New Center, New Show
    James Daga Albinson and Cindy Neuendorf will expand their Hamptons Studio of Fine Art into the Sag Harbor Fine Arts Center, an academy-like environment for instruction, education, and exhibitions on Rose Street in Sag Harbor.
    The first exhibition will be a solo show of work by Karen Kaapcke. Called “Drawing 50,” the show highlights the past six months of a long-term project devoted to self-portraiture during the artist’s 50th year. An opening reception will be held Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m.
    Ms. Kaapcke has studied with Ted Seth Jacobs in New York and France and enjoys working outside the studio setting, including a series done around Occupy Wall Street called “Painting Occupy” and a series of drawings done after the destruction wrought by Hurricane Sandy.
    The center will also offer training in different mediums by artists from around the globe. Weekly classes and specialty workshops will be held in a professional working studio. A courtyard and sculpture garden will provide opportunities to sketch or interact with art along with what is hanging in the exhibition studio.

Gilmour at Marcelle
    An exhibition of work by Gina Gilmour will open at Peter Marcelle Gallery in Bridgehampton on Saturday and remain on view through April 14. A reception will be held April 6 from 6 to 8 p.m.
    Ms. Gilmour is a Mattituck artist whose work blends the figurative with the abstract, with the figurative sometimes more mysterious than that which is unrecognizable. According to Long Island Pulse magazine, “in the best tradition of Dadaists, Gina Gilmour’s paintings are as sarcastic as a stick in the eye.”