The Art Scene: 04.04.12

Local art news

Putting It on Paper
    Arlene Bujese has returned to the Southampton Cultural Center to present “Paperwork” through April 22. A reception will take place on Saturday from 4 to 6 p.m.
    The exhibition, for which Ms. Bujese served as curator, will include collage, drawing, painting, and photography. The artists include Stephanie Brody-Lederman, Margery Harnick, Anne Sag­er, Roseann Schwab, Walter Schwab, Gail Miro, Mary Stubelek, Greg­ory Thorpe, E.E. Tucker, and Hans Van de Bovenkamp.
    Those working in collage include Mr. Tucker and Ms. Schwab. Mr. Thorpe, Mr. Miro, Ms. Brody-Lederman, and Ms. Stubelek present drawings and paintings. Mr. Van de Bovenkamp incorporates some collage in his acrylic and watercolor works. Ms. Sager will show a series of black-and-white images of the ocean. Ms. Harnick’s work includes color images of New York City from her recent book “The Outdoor Museum.” Mr. Schwab is also showing color photographs.

Mostly Abstract at Ashawagh
    “Mostly Abstract!” a group show organized by Cynthia Sobel, will be on view at Ashawagh Hall in Springs this weekend. Paintings, drawings, and sculpture will be included in the exhibition, which was postponed from the weekend of the blizzard. A reception will be held on Saturday from 5 to 8 p.m.
    The artists featured will be Barbara Bilotta, Beth Barry, Phyllis Hammond, Jana Hayden, Jim Hayden, Stephanie Reit, Sheila Rotner, Cynthia Sobel, and Lieve Thiers.

New Show at Crazy Monkey
    The Crazy Monkey Gallery in Amagansett will open a new show of Daniel Dubinsky and June Kaplan, as well as a group exhibit by the art cooperative’s members.
    Mr. Dubinski focuses primarily on landscapes, ocean, beach, coastal settings, sky, and nature. Ms. Kaplan said her “dreamscapes reflect a direct passage into my turbulent emotional nature.”
    Tina Andrews, Barbara Bilotta, Sarah Blodgett, Lance Corey, Katherine Hammond, Jim Hayden, Stephanie Reit, Sheila Rotner, Daniel Schoenheimer, Cynthia Sobel, Bob Tucker, and Mark E. Zimmerman will also have work on view.
    A reception will be held on Saturday from 5 to 7 pm. The show will remain on view through April 28.

Artshwager Film at Parrish
    “Shut Up and Look,” a film about Richard Artschwager, who died in February at the age of 89, will be screened at the Parrish Art Museum  in Water Mill tomorrow at 6 p.m.
    The film allows a look into the private life of the artist over an eight-year period when he transitioned from exclusively black-and-white works into the world of color, creating some of the most vibrant art of his life. He is seen in his studio, playing the piano at home, walking in the canyons of New Mexico, and traveling around the world for his exhibitions of artworks that varied from paintings to sculptural forms throughout his career.
    A discussion will follow with the director, Maryte Kavaliauskas, and the  producer, Morning Slayter. Joining them will be Malcolm Morley and John Torreano, fellow artists who will discuss the artist and his work after the screening.
    Tickets are $10, and free for Parrish members, children, and students. Space is limited and advance reservations are recommended.

Deadline Approaching
    The 75th annual Guild Hall Artist Members Exhibition will be held this year from April 27 to June 1. The deadline for registration and to be included on the list of participants, is Friday, April 12. Late entries will be accepted until April 20.
    The dates and times to drop off work will be April 19 and 20, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Registration materials are available on the Guild Hall Web site. This year’s awards judge is Elisabeth Sussman. The show is open to any artist member of Guild Hall.

Two New at Halsey Mckay
    Ted Gahl and Virva Hinnemo will have two separate solo shows at the Halsey Mckay gallery in East Hampton beginning on Saturday and running through April 30.
    Mr. Gahl’s exhibition is titled “Gin Blossoms,” which refers to a skin condition associated with alcohol consumption as well as the 1990s alternative band with the same name. According to the gallery, Mr. Gahl’s work incorporates “themes of melancholy, persistence, duration, nostalgia, and growth” in these works, which relate to both references. He works in both painting and sculptural mediums with a variety of traditional and invented techniques. He lives in Litchfield, Conn.
    Ms. Hinnemo is from Helsinki, but now lives in East Hampton. Her exhibition, called “Blind,” features small abstractions that had roots in naturalism but now act “as a description of mystery, a memory or allusion to language,” according to the gallery. Her coloration ranges from the vibrant to earthier tones applied in a specific way by the artist’s hand.
    A reception will be held Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m.