The Art Scene: 05.09.13

Local art news
The Academy of Arts and Letters in New York City will show this work by Connie Fox as one of its “purchase awards” next Thursday through June 9.

Albertini Presents “Stuffed”
    Sydney Albertini will present “Stuff­ed and Other Feelings . . .” at Ille Arts in Amagansett beginning Saturday with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m.
    According to Ms. Albertini, the show is about “four feelings that work in pairs and as a whole.” “Stuffed,” which occupies its own room, is a giant blue soft sculpture with “feelings of gratitude represented by embroidered pillows.” The artist asks, “Can gratitude be trivialized?”
    In another room, sculpture and photographic portrayals of animal-like creatures show how it feels to be limited in emotional expression, particularly love. The exhibition questions whether too much of anything, even something good for us, can be harmful. It will remain on view through June 3.

Two Decades of Louise Peabody
    Peter Marcelle Gallery in Bridgehampton is presenting “Twenty Years: A Retrospective of Louise Peabody’s Work” through May 19, with a reception Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m.
    The artist describes her work as “emotional narratives that explore the unseen — a subtle world of psychic energy.” That may sound abstract, but the subject matter, sometimes murky or hazy, is recognizable.
    Ms. Peabody’s paintings are in public and private collections, including those of the Portland Museum of Art and the University of New England in Portland, Maine; the Century Association and the National Arts Club in Manhattan, and the Butler Institute of American Art in Youngstown, Ohio.

“Intuitive Details”
    “Intuitive Details,” works by Jon Mulhern, will be on view at 4 North Main Gallery in Southampton through Tuesday, with a reception on Saturday from 5 to 9 p.m. The show, of 17 paintings and sculptures that explore the South Fork as a fresh new environment for the artist, will have viewing hours by appointment.
    Mr. Mulhern is an art teacher at the Ross School who grew up in Maryland and lived in Brooklyn before moving to Bridgehampton two years ago. 

Benefit at Demato
    The Richard Demato Gallery in Sag Harbor will host “Loyal Subjects,” an exhibition featuring animals, to benefit the Southampton Animal Shelter. An opening reception will take place on Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m.
    The entire gallery will be devoted to animals, including rabbits, dogs, piglets, and more, from graphite sketches to formal oil paintings and photography. The show follows an open call to the artistic community to contribute something at different price points, beginning at $500, to help the shelter raise money to help find homes for its charges. It will remain on view through May 30.

Carone at Pollock-Krasner
    The Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center in Springs has opened for the season with “Nicolas Carone: The East Hampton Years.”
    The show features nine paintings by Carone, who was an intimate of the group of artists who found their way out to Springs in the 1950s. Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner, some of the earliest, encouraged their friends and acquaintances from the city to join them here. Carone, who had been working in Italy through the 1940s and returned to the United States in 1951, became convinced to buy property on Three Mile Harbor Road. He and Pollock bonded over their stylistic affinities as well as their Jungian approaches to their compositions.
    Carone died in 2010. The exhibition will remain on view through July 27. Pollock-Krasner is open by appointment in May and will resume regular hours in June.