The Art Scene: 03.13.14

Local art news

Group Show at Drawing Room
    A group exhibition of paintings, drawings, sculpture, and printed editions will open tomorrow at the Drawing Room in East Hampton and remain on view through April 6.

    Work by Caio Fonseca, Christine Hiebert, Sharon Horvath, Robert Jakob, Mel Kendrick, Diane Mayo, Adrian Nivola, Alan Shields, and Donald Sultan will “highlight the rich potential each artist has mined for his or her inventive use of materials,” according to the gallery.

Five at Ashawagh
    “Under the Influence,” a group exhibition featuring Sara Coe, Pam Collins Focarino, Ruby Jackson, Tracy Jamar, and Rose Zelenetz will be on view Saturday and Sunday at Ashawagh Hall in Springs, with a reception Saturday from 5 to 7:30 p.m.

    The group first exhibited together last March, when all were docents at the Pollock-Krasner house. Allan Kronzek, Ms. Jackson’s husband, suggested the exhibition title as a playful reference to Pollock’s drinking as well as to artistic inspiration. According to Ms. Jamar, a fiber artist, “Though not directly motivated by Jackson and Lee, how could we not find ourselves under their influence on some level?”

Photo Exhibit at John Jermain
    Elaine McKay, a Sag Harbor artist who creates photographs with handmade pinhole cameras, will have a solo exhibition at John Jermain Memorial Library from Tuesday through April 30. A pinhole camera consists of a lightproof chamber with a hole in one wall. Light passes through the aperture and projects an inverted image onto photographic film.

    Ms. McKay constructs her cameras from cardboard and tape and uses long exposures to create photographs that have a dreamy quality. Each of her images incorporates text written by the artist.

    A reception will be held March 22 from 3 to 5 p.m. The artist will discuss her work on April 2 at 5:30 p.m.  

SCC Winner’s Circle
    “Winner’s Circle,” featuring work by the three artists selected from the Southampton Cultural Center’s September 2013 juried exhibition, will be on view from Tuesday through April 14 at the Levitas Center for the Arts.

    Helen Harrison, director of the Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center, chose Susan Newmark, Christina Stow, and Charles Yoder from among the 40 she originally selected for the exhibition last fall.

    Ms. Newmark, who lives in Brooklyn, makes imaginary landscapes integrated with abstract elements, building up layers of collaged papers from comics, wallpaper photographs, and paint.

    Ms. Snow is a photographer inspired by objects such as eggshells, dolls, and bulbs, which provide her compositions with a sense of graphic design. She lives in Shinnecock Hills.

    Mr. Yoder’s large paintings depict details of unpopulated landscapes, where light, shadow, and shade create meditative compositions. He lives in New York.

    A reception will he held March 22 from 5 to 7 p.m.