The Art Scene: 04.17.14

Local art news
“Black Juba,” a cast fiberglass sculpture installed at the LongHouse Reserve in 2013 Laurie Lambrecht

New at Dodds and Eder
    Dodds and Eder Home in Sag Harbor, now under new ownership and focused on the work of local artists, is presenting “Memories of Place: Land/Water/Sky,” now through May 10.

    Participating artists are Maria Schon, an abstract painter from Sagaponack; James DeMartis, an East Hampton-based sculptor and metalworker; Casey Dalene, from East Hampton, who creates designs on textiles and fabrics, and John Cino, a wood sculptor from Patchogue.

    A reception will take place on April 26 from 4 to 6 p.m.

“People, Places” for Parkinson’s
    An exhibition of art at Ashawagh Hall this weekend will benefit Parkinson’s disease research, with a reception Saturday night from 5 to 8.

    “People, Places, and Things,” organized by Eileen Skretch, will include her work as well as contributions by Linda Capello, John Philip Capello, Mary Finalborgo Manzo, Scott Hewett, Ann Lombardo, Anthony Lombardo, and Carisa Skretch.

    The event will support the organization through the New England Parkinson’s Ride. Subject matter and genres include tattooed bodies, sketched figures, portraits, local and fantastic landscapes, and still life in all sizes. Each of the participants has some association with someone affected by the disease.

Artists Sought
    The Water Mill Museum Gallery has issued a call for submissions to its annual members’ art exhibition and sale.

    The deadline to register will be earlier this year than in previous years, on May 5. The deadline for submission will also be earlier.

    Artists have been invited to apply now. Membership and prospectus forms are available at The show will open on May 22.

Tapp Francke in New York City
    Tapp Francke, a Southampton photographer and neon artist, opened a show yesterday at gallery nine5 in New York City. A reception will be held on Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m.

    The title and theme of the show, which focuses on her mirror background pieces with sayings in neon, is “this is you.” It catches viewers in the act of viewing themselves, and forces them to consider the words, cast in different colors to evoke varying moods and meanings. A larger installation, of six-foot-long mirrors, has room for just one viewer to connect with the image.

    The exhibition will be on view through May 11.

More South Fork in New York
    Beth McNeill and Kristin Miller will serve as co-curators of “Flora, Fauna & Form: The Spring Thaw” at the Refinery Hotel today through Monday. The show features the work of South Fork artists including Sally Egbert, Tapp Francke, Steve Miller, and Jeff Muhs, as well as Chick Bills, Sean Capone, Jose Carlos Casado, Cara Enteles, Jerome Lucani, and Glenn Marshall.

    A reception will be held tonight from 7 to 10, with live music performed tomorrow during the same hours. Film screenings and talks by Mr. Casado and Mr. Capone will take place on Saturday from 5 to 8 p.m. 

Group of Pairs at Tripoli
    The Tripoli Gallery in Southampton is showing “Side X Side,” a group show linking artists to each other.

    Those on view include Linda K. Alpern, Jonathan Beer, Herbie Fletcher, Eric Freeman, Félix Bonilla Gerena, David Matterhorn, Melanie J. Moczarksi, Lola Montes, Matisse Patterson, Saul Steinberg, Nick Weber, Darius Yektai, and Yung Jake.

    The works are placed in pairs to highlight similarities and contrasts, sometimes between different artists and sometimes between works from the same artist.

    The show will remain on view through May 10. A reception will be held on May 3 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Holton at St. Michael’s
    Anne Holton is showing recent oil paintings at the community house at St. Michael’s senior citizens housing complex in Amagansett. The show is titled “Water Works‚” and it features both natural settings and pools. It is on view through April 30, and a reception will be held on Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m.

Painting at Madoo
    A sure sign of spring is the resumption on Saturday of painting classes at the Madoo Conservancy in Sagaponack. The six three-hour sessions, which run from 9 a.m. to noon and will conclude on May 24, will be taught by Eric Dever, an artist from Water Mill who is currently showing in the exhibition “Redacted” at the Islip Art Museum.

    Geared toward intermediate and advanced students, the classes will help them examine and develop the fundamentals of painting in the context of the Madoo gardens, using “flexible and unexpected” approaches.

    The fee, $350 or $300 for members, includes preliminary acrylics. To register, artists may email