The Art Scene: 08.22.13

Local art news

QF Gallery’s Tete-a-Tete
    Mickalene Thomas will serve as curator for the next QF Gallery show, opening on Saturday in East Hampton. The show features work by Derrick Adams, Zachary Fabri, LaToya Ruby Frazier, Deana Lawson, Nicole Miller, Zanele Muholi, Wangechi Mutu, Hannah Price, Paul Mpagi Sepuya, Malick Sidibe, Xaviera Simmons, Mickalene Thomas, and Hank Willis Thomas. It includes video and photography from Africa and the United States.
    The curator is interested in the different ways gender plays a role in how black artists present themselves in performance.
    The show opens with a reception on Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. and will remain on view through Sept. 15.

Dalessio Solos
    Work by Marc Dalessio will be presented in a solo exhibition at Grenning Gallery in Sag Harbor beginning Saturday with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. The plein-air painter brings back scenes from around the world. His latest works are from Sweden, Switzerland, Ireland, Italy, and California.

Still House Group
    The Fireplace Project in Springs will show work by the Still House Group tomorrow through Sept. 23. A reception will be held on Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m.
    The group is in the Red Hook neighborhood of Brooklyn and was founded to create a collaborative environment in a shared production and exhibition space. It has eight artists as well as a residency program.
    Artists featured in the show will be Isaac Brest, Nick Darmstaedter, Louis Eisner, Jack Greer, Alex Ito, Brendan Lynch, Dylan Lynch, and Alex Perweiler. This summer they held a residency program in an Amagansett barn. The show is a document of their time there and whether or not the change in environment affected their work.

Ille Arts: Brown and Christensen
    E.L. Brown and Don Christensen will have individual shows at Ille Arts in Amagansett beginning tomorrow. Each show will have a separate reception. Mr. Brown’s will occur on Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. Mr. Christensen’s will be held on Sunday from 5 to 7 p.m.
    Mr. Brown will be showing small abstract oil paintings, no larger than 18 by 24 inches and works on paper from the last two years. The paintings are marked by bold color and contrasts and flat forms on gray and black grounds. The artist, who was a studio art major at Vassar College, is a co-owner of Tibor de Nagy gallery in New York City.
    In Mr. Christensen’s show “In the Color Pocket,” his abstract paintings will have a variety of supports, including old vanity tables.

Demato Shows Two
    “Enchanted Impressions” at the Richard Demato Gallery in Sag Harbor will feature two artists, Andrea Kowch and Phillip Thomas, each with their own floor in the gallery. The show will open Saturday with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. and remain on view through Sept. 21.
    Ms. Kowch’s paintings are realist but the slightest bit surreal. They feature meticulous detail and the sense that something is off or amiss. They allude to dreams and the realm of fantasy.
    Mr. Thomas also approaches realism in a very personal way. He adopts and adapts classical painting styles and subjects to his own black culture, placing more modern figures in more traditional poses and settings.

Zigmund on the Road
    The Parrish Road Show, a summer series of exhibition-related events away from the museum, will bring an Almond Zigmund installation to the Sag Harbor Whaling Museum beginning Saturday with a reception from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
    “Interruptions Repeated” is two large sculptural works using geometry and vivid color to bisect the room, providing a counterbalance to the ornate Greek Revival structure. The work is reminiscent of barricades or other structures that can’t be bridged. Ms. Zigmund received her B.F.A. from Parsons School of Design and an M.F.A. from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
    The show will be on view through Sept. 10. Another show by Sydney Albertini will remain on view at Duck Creek Farm in Springs through Sept. 2.

Padula at Library
    The John Jermain Memorial Library in Sag Harbor will hold a reception for Walter Padula’s digital photographs of the Sag Harbor bridge on Saturday from 3 to 5 p.m. The show will remain on view through Sept. 27.