The Art Scene: 07.18.13

Local art news
Barbara Hadden painted different versions of the Sag Harbor Veterans Memorial Bridge to be shown at the Romany Kramoris Gallery beginning today.

Two New on View
At Halsey Mckay
    Halsey Mckay Gallery in East Hampton is showing “Mornings, Sentimental, Wonder & Acoustic Shadows,” works by Patrick Brennan, and “Two Wholes” by Brie Ruais through July 31.
    Mr. Brennan’s paintings “function as transference of a particular season, emotional state or time of day,” according to the gallery. The paintings lead the eye through random choices and different materials, making the viewer conscious of time.
    Ms. Ruais’s clay pieces are based on the weight of her own body and those of others in combination with hers. She spreads out hundreds of pounds of clay, on her hands and knees, from a large mound. For this show, she has taken the East End as inspiration and the works relate to the bay and ocean, Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner, and other pairings.

Begley’s “Totems”
    Canio’s new exhibition “Totems” will open today in Sag Harbor and run through Aug. 13. It features Peter Begley’s work with acrylic, oil, and wax on paper.
    “Totems” consists of two series. He began the first, “Alps,” while spending time in Caux, near Lake Geneva. The second, “Cairns,” originated from watching his son use building blocks. Combined, the mountain peaks and the cairns represent totems of our culture.
    Mr. Begley has exhibited his paintings in New York City, East Hampton, and in several European cities. A reception will be held on Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m.

“Art in the Open”
    Plein Air Peconic will show at Asha­wagh Hall in Springs tomorrow through Sunday with a reception on Saturday evening from 5 to 8. The show, “Art in the Open,” features scenes of land preserved by the Peconic Land Trust, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary.
    The artists will exhibit both paintings and photography, including images of some of the very first sites the land trust preserved. A percentage of the sales will go to benefit the trust.

Midweek Now Hopping
At Ashawagh

    A “Midweek Art Show” at Ashawagh Hall will be held on Wednesday and next Thursday, including works by Cynthia Loewen, Jerry Schwabe, Lynn Martell, Peter Spacek, John Todaro, and Sarah Jaffe Turnbull. The artists span a variety of mediums.
    The exhibit will be open from noon until 9 p.m. on Wednesday, and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday. In addition, there will be a reception on Wednesday evening from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Crazy Monkey’s New Show
    Beginning today, the Crazy Monkey Gallery in Amagansett will feature art from three of its members, Barbara Bilotta, Sarah Blodgett, and Mark Zimmerman.
    Ms. Bilotta will exhibit work from her “Underwater Series,” featuring her deconstructed acrylic and resin compositions, extracted from natural images. Ms. Blodgett’s work features American vernacular architecture, with images of old and forgotten buildings which she finds in small towns. Mr. Zimmerman will show abstract paintings and acrylics, evolved from his classical painting as a student in Boston.
    A reception will be held on Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m. The show will be on view through Aug. 5.

Engel and Hadden in Sag Harbor
    Romany Kramoris Gallery in Sag Harbor will show the paintings of Christopher Engel and Barbara Hadden beginning today.
    Mr. Engel’s show, “Open Door,” reflects a preoccupation with Jungian philosophy and the collective unconscious. His paintings are abstract but incorporate archetypal images and ancient patterns and symbols.
    Ms. Hadden will display a number of images of the Jordan Haerter Veteran’s Memorial Bridge in Sag Harbor in conjunction with Soldier Ride. Ms. Hadden lives on North Haven and regularly traverses the bridge. She has created the paintings to honor the wounded warriors who participate in the ride.
    There will be a reception for the artists on Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m. The show will remain on view through Aug. 8.

Stewart’s Blowout
At Salon Xavier

    “Secrets to Tell,” photographs by Ann Fristoe Stewart, will be on view at Salon Xavier in Sag Harbor beginning Saturday, with a reception from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Pictures at the Mill
    The East End Photographers Group will show traditional, digital, and alternative photographic processes at the Water Mill Museum beginning on Saturday, with a reception that day from 4 to 7 p.m.
    This is the organization’s 25th anniversary and the show is the second in a series of four to be shown around the East End. It will remain on view through Aug. 11.
    Those participating include Virginia Aschmoneit, Dave Burns, Paul Demp­sey, Alex Ferrone, Rich Faron, Gerry Giliberti, Pamela Grienke, Virginia Khuri, Danielle Leef, Joel Lefkowitz , George Mallis, Joanna McCarthy, Jim Sabiston, Marilyn Stevenson, Christina Stow, Clarence Simpson, Jim Slezak, John Stuart, Nick Tarr, Mary Trentalange, Bob Wilson, and Nacola Wilson.

Bushwick Tour Led by Locals
    In the Bushwick section of Brooklyn, Camille Perrottet and Jane Weissman are leading a walking tour this morning of four murals designed to engage viewers in the poetry of Federico Garcia Lorca.
    The New York City mural collective Artmakers Inc. was inspired by the poem “Ciudad sin sueño (Nocturno de Brooklyn Bridge) / Sleepless City (Brooklyn Bridge Nocturne),” written during the poet’s nine-month stay in New York City (1929-30). 
    Ms. Perrottet, who designed the murals, and Ms. Weissman, the project manager, are both South Fork residents. They will be joined by Electa Arenal, a translator and professor of Hispanic literatures, and Edward Hirsch, a poet.

Artists Emerge at Ille
    Ille Arts in Amagansett will host an “East End Emerging Artists Exhibition” from tomorrow through Tuesday. All sales will go to the artists, who include Scott Bluedorn, Ruby Jackson, Barbara Macklowe, Dan Resnick, Sumayyah Samaha, and many more.