The Art Scene: 06.27.13

Local art news
Matthew Brannon’s letterpress prints, such as “Accomplice,” will be on view at Glenn Horowitz Bookseller in East Hampton beginning Saturday.

Art Weekend
    ArtWalk Hamptons will sponsor numerous art openings and events this weekend with proceeds at some participating galleries to benefit the Retreat. Certain galleries in East Hampton, Amagansett, Sag Harbor, Montauk, Bridgehampton, and Southampton will be open until 8 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday and until 6 p.m. on Sunday.
    There will be talks, tours, and performances in addition to planned receptions. Complete details are available at artwalkhamptons.com.

Yachts to Look At
    “The Glory of Sail: An Exhibition of Classic Yachts Under Sail” will be shown at Bruce Tait Yachts in Sag Harbor. The show includes the work of Ed Gifford, a photographer, and opens Saturday with a reception from 5 to 8 p.m.

Kalina on Youngerman
    Richard Kalina will speak about Jack Youngerman at the LongHouse Reserve in East Hampton on Saturday at 6 p.m. Mr. Kalina is a longtime friend of Mr. Youngerman, whose sculptures are on view at LongHouse this season. The talk is titled “White and Black,” referring to those works. The cost is $10, free for members.

New at Horowitz
    “Matthew Brannon: Midlife Crisis Intermission” will open on Saturday at Glenn Horowitz Bookseller in East Hampton with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. In a “site-specific solo exhibition of artworks never before shown in the U.S.,” the artist will offer 13 letterpress prints of typical aspirational cultural items, designed to entice and disarm the viewer with humor. The works have a retro, mid-20th-century design aesthetic and refer back to pre-digital imagery, using vintage colors and typefaces.
    Three new works are offered in conjunction with the book “Mr. Brett Easton Ellis/Mr. Matthew Brannon,” published in connection with the exhibition. The works borrow the cultural icons of Mr. Ellis’s 1980s novels. The exhibition will remain on view through July 27.

Duo at Halsey Mckay
    Halsey Mckay Gallery in East Hampton is showing “Sam Moyer and Mika Tajima-Midori Mambo Black Russian” and “Graham Collins-V8” through July 8.
    Ms. Tajima will present her series “Furniture Art,” reverse spray enameled thermoformed acrylic objects subtitled with a geographic location such as Okinawa or Vieques. Mr. Moyer’s new series, “Breakers” combines abstraction and the readymade while still loosely referring to the idea of landscape. Painted glass and dyed canvas are layered in frames that hold them together.
    Mr. Collins, whose work is presented in a solo show, uses painting, architecture, and sculpture in his work to create “a contradictory amalgam of ruin and stability.”

Foss in Bridge
    Peter Marcelle Gallery in Bridgehampton will present “Cornelia Foss: New Paintings” beginning Saturday with a reception from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The show will remain on view through July 9.
    Known for her expressive floral paintings, Ms. Foss has had a long career, beginning in Rome studying with sculptors and painters and continuing with studies at the Kann Institute of Art in Los Angeles. She herself teaches at the Art Students League in New York City. Her work is in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the Brooklyn Museum of Art, the National Museum for Women, and the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C. In 2009, she was elected a member of the National Academy of the Arts.
    Peter Marcelle has also organized “Made in Sag Harbor” for the Sag Harbor Whaling Museum. The group show features artists with a Sag Harbor association, such as Claudia Aronow, Terry Elkins, Eric Ernst, Eric Fischl, Dan Rizzie, Donald Sultan, and Gavin Zeigler. A reception will be held on Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m.

Conservancy Shows Prosek
    As part of the Nature Conservancy’s annual Beaches and Bays Gala on Saturday, the group will offer a monthlong exhibition of James Prosek’s watercolor paintings, “Ocean Fishes.” The event and exhibition will be held at the conservancy’s Center for Conservation in East Hampton. Mr. Prosek’s subjects include striped bass, tarpon, and swordfish and have a conservation message. Aurora Robson’s sculpture exhibition “Circumdare” will also be on view Saturday.
    Tickets for the gala start at $750 and can be purchased by calling the conservancy. Mr. Prosek’s show will be on view for free during its regular office hours through July.

Depot’s Arrival
    Montauk’s Depot Gallery will show the work of Phyllis Chillingworth, Pat Flynn and Sandy Fleishman, Cathy Hunter, Robin Kuntz, and Cynthia Loewen beginning today. A reception will be held on Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m.

“Body of Work” at Ashawagh
    “Body of Work IX,” a group show by figurative artists, will open this weekend at Ashawagh Hall in Springs. Nine artists are chosen from the group, which has a larger floating membership, and then one new artist is chosen to highlight.
    The show will include work by Rosalind Brenner, Linda Capello, Michael Cardacino, Ellen Dooley, Anthony Lombardo, Phil Marco, Michael McDowell, Douglas Reina, Frank Sofo, and Margaret Weissbach. It runs Saturday to Sunday and will have a reception from 5 to 8 p.m. on Saturday.

Barry and Hunter at the Monkey
    The Crazy Monkey Gallery is featuring the art of two of its members, Beth Barry and Cathy Hunter, as well as a group exhibition by the art cooperative’s members, beginning today with a reception on July 6 from 5 to 7 p.m. and running through July 15 in Amagansett.
    Among those with work on view are Andrea McCafferty, Daniel Schoenheimer, Jana Hayden, Jim Hayden, June Kaplan, Ellyn Tucker, Bob Tucker, Sheila Rotner, Mark E. Zimmerman, Tina Andrews, Lance Corey, Cynthia Sobel, Sarah Blodgett, Kathy Hammond, and Daniel Dubinsky.

Wanderlust at Booth
    Tulla Booth Gallery in Sag Harbor will show “Wanderlust,” an exhibition of travel photography by Michael Clinton, Saturday through July 8. He will also sign copies of six of his photo books at the reception from 6 to 8 p.m.
    Mr. Clinton, a hobbyist, is also president and marketing and publishing director for Hearst Magazines. He is a trustee of the International Center of Photography and lives in New York and Southampton.

Parallel Visual Journals
    Ille Arts will exhibit “Landscapes: Parallel Visual Journals,” a show organized by Flo Lunn, beginning Saturday with a reception from 5 to 8 p.m. It will feature Kamilla Talbot’s paintings and Jonathan Smith’s photos, a video by Rick Liss, and photographs from the estate of Harry H. Lunn Jr.
    In the two artists’ works, Ms. Lunn said she finds “contemplative study, a meditation of sorts on their relationship as humans to space and nature,” which establishes a long relationship between artist and subject. The estate photographs look at historical and contemporary landscapes by artists such as Ansel Adams and Kenro Izu in processes that range from early salt prints to the more common gelatin silver prints.
    The show remains on view through July 15 in Amagansett.

Finding Art
    Romany Kramoris Gallery in Sag Harbor will show “Finding Art V” with Jorge Silveira and Stephen Palmer. The show opens today and will be on view through July 18. A reception will be held on Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m.
    Both artists work in sculptural forms using found objects. Mr. Silveira is focused more on color and uses new materials. Mr. Palmer uses vintage items and memorabilia to form shapes inspired by fish.

Tripoli and St. Barths
    Tripoli Gallery is showing a group exhibition with a nod to St. Barths. “St. Barthelemy to Southampton” will feature work by three artists who spend time each year drawing, painting, and sculpting in their studios on the island of St. Barths in the French West Indies. They are Lola Montes Schnabel, Dominique Rousserie, and Vahakn Arslanian. Each shares an interest in the human psyche and reordering of the physical world, according to the gallery.
    A reception will be held on Saturday from 6 to 9 p.m. The show will be on view through Sunday.

Down the Rabbit Hole
    Richard Demato Gallery in Sag Harbor will offer “Down the Rabbit Hole,” a solo show featuring Margo Selski, with Charles Waller, Quim Bove, and John Jude Palencar also with work in the gallery, beginning Saturday with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m.
    The theme is mysticism and imagination, and the show will include Ms. Selski’s magical realism, sculpture in metal and wood by Mr. Waller, and the abstraction of Mr. Bove. Mr. Palencar will offer narration to challenge the viewer and generate thought and conversation. It will remain on view through July 25.


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