The Art Scene: 09.26.13

Local art news
Mark Wilson, whose piece “Bear Patch” is shown in detail, will participate in “Kingdom Animalia,” a new show at Dodds and Eder in Sag Harbor.

Guild Hall, Parrish
Free on Saturday

    Guild Hall and the Parrish Art Museum will allow patrons with a Museum Day Live! ticket free access on Saturday during regular business hours. The program, sponsored by Smithsonian magazine, is in its ninth year. Last year’s event drew over 400,000 participants nationwide, and this year’s expects record-high participation.

   The Museum Day Live! ticket is available to download at Smith­sonian. com/museumday. Visitors who present the ticket will gain free entrance for two at participating venues for one day only. One ticket is permitted per household, per e-mail address.

New Show at Lawrence
    Lawrence Fine Art in East Hampton will show work by Karl Klingbiel and Robert Szot, midcareer Abstract Expressionist painters working in Brooklyn. The exhibition will open on Saturday, with a reception on Oct. 12 from 4 to 7 p.m.

   The show, “Left Bank Brooklyn,” will focus on the painters’ determination to reinvent the AbEx style in their own image. The gallery will be open through December.

Early Motherwell at Guggenheim
    Robert Motherwell, who once stated that he did his best work in East Hampton, will have a show of his early collages at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in Manhattan beginning tomorrow.

   The show will examine the origins of the artist’s style and the role of collage in his work as an influence throughout his career. On view primarily will be collages known as papier collé or paper pasted to a paper ground, as opposed to collage that encompasses other materials or objects pasted onto a support. The works began during the war and continued through the decade of the 1940s and early 1950s. Some 50 works will be on view.

   The exhibition will be on view through Jan. 5, 2014.

Get Ready for Moby
    The Moby Project, a multimedia, multi-sited exhibition and happening, will take place this weekend at Mulford Farm in East Hampton and in conjunction with “Moby-Dick,” a related show at Neoteric Fine Art in Amagansett.

   The shows riff on themes from Melville’s classic novel “Moby-Dick.” The artists will respond to the text in various mediums including sculpture, painting, performance, and installation.

   At Mulford Farm, Junko Sugimoto, a Japanese artist who lives in Brooklyn, will install a complex paper sculpture in the barn. Other artists who will have site-specific work at the farm are Don Christensen, Judy Richardson, Dennis Oppenheim, Scott Bluedorn, Bonnie Rychlak, Brian Gaman, Steven B. Miller, Clayton Orehek, Hope Sandrow, Jon Bocksel, Joe Pintauro, and others, and there will be a performance by Yves Musard.

   At Neoteric, 18 more participating artists, among them Sophia Collier, Peter Spacek, Charles Ly, Dalton Portella, and Scott Kelley, will hang, place, or install work in the gallery. Mr. Musard will offer a performance during the opening reception.

    Neoteric’s show will open tomorrow from 7 to 10 p.m. and remain on view through Oct. 18. The Mulford Farm show will open Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m. and run through Oct. 6.

Getting Feral at Dodds and Eder
    “Kingdom Animalia” is the title of a new show scheduled to open at Dodds and Eder in Sag Harbor on Saturday, with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. From 6 to 9 p.m., Dodds and Eder will host the Twilight Lounge as part of the Sag Harbor American Music Festival.

   The art show was organized by Kathy Zeiger and includes work by Mark Wilson, Caitlyn Shea, Colin Goldberg, Dan Welden, David Bonagurio, Llewelynn Fletcher, Marc Dimov, Rachel Meuler, Roz Dimon, Scott Bluedorn, Steve Miller, Vito DeVito, and Will Ryan, featuring their renditions of indigenous animals of the East End and touching on the issues of balance and adversity that sometimes come with sharing a habitat.

   The exhibition will be on view through Nov. 10.