The Art Scene: 05.01.14

Local art news
Daniel Jones’s “Flying Point Beach Impressions” is part of a new spring photography exhibition at the Tulla Booth Gallery in Sag Harbor.

New at Halsey Mckay
    The Halsey Mckay gallery in East Hampton will open a show of paintings by two artists, Ann Pibal and Nathlie Provosty, and a solo exhibition of paintings by Steven Cox on Saturday.

    Both Ms. Pibal and Ms. Provosty, who have homes in Brooklyn, use line, form, and sumptuously worked surfaces to create distinct visual languages.

    Mr. Cox, a Scottish artist having his first solo show in the United States, uses horizontal and vertical repetition of color, pattern, and layering to explore the possibilities of the linear stripe.

    An opening reception will be held Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. The exhibitions will remain on view through June 3.

Photography Profusion
    Photography aficionados will have plenty to choose from this weekend. Ashawagh Hall in Springs is hosting the annual spring exhibition of Photographers East on Saturday and Sunday, with a reception on Saturday from 5 to 8 p.m. Photographs by Bill Alves, David Gilmore, Randy Hendler, David Johns, Loretta Lobec, Yvette Milavec, Bruce Milne, Joseph OHaire, Chris Randall, Joan Santos, Dainis Saulitis, and Fred VanderWerven will be on view.

    The Tulla Booth Gallery in Sag Harbor will present “Spring Preview,” a forecast of its summer exhibitions, from tomorrow through May 28. The photographers Daniel Jones, Karine Laval, Blair Seagram, Tulla Booth, Herb Friedman, Eric Meola, and Stephen Wilkes will be represented by new and classic works. A reception will be held on May 10 from 6 to 8 p.m.

“Freestyle” in Amagansett
    “Freestyle,” an exhibition of work by Beth Barry, a gallery member, and Lieve Thiers, a guest artist, will open tomorrow at Crazy Monkey Gallery in Amagansett and run through June 2. The show’s title suggests the playful nature of their paintings, which, while abstract, are inspired by nature.

    A group show of art by the gallery members Andrea McCafferty, Barbara Bilotta, Daniel Schoenheimer, Jim Hayden, Mark E. Zimmerman, Bobbie Braun, Lance Corey, June Kaplan, Ellyn Tucker, Beth O’Donnell, Bo Parsons, Richard Mothes, and Melissa Hin will also be on view.

    A reception will take place May 10 from 5 to 7 p.m.

The Shaped Canvas
    The Luxembourg & Dayan Gallery in Manhattan will open “The Shaped Canvas, Revisited” next Thursday with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. “The Shaped Canvas” was a 1964 exhibition at the Guggenheim Museum that defined a key feature of abstraction at that time.

    The current show, which will remain on view through July 3, examines the relationship of the shaped canvas to Pop Art and Arte Povera, and posits the enduring vitality of the form. Among the artists represented are Lynda Benglis, Mary Heilmann, Ellsworth Kelly, Richard Prince, James Rosenquist, and Frank Stella.

Dora Frost Drawings
    “Heads and Hands: Men of the 20th Century,” an installation of black-and-white portrait drawings by Dora Frost, who lives in Southampton and West Palm Beach, Fla., is on view at the 215 Bowery gallery in Manhattan through Saturday. The 60 pen-and-ink drawings feature men from their teens through their 60s who were important contributors to the arts, sciences, and public life.

    Among Ms. Frost’s subjects are William Burroughs, Charlie Chaplin, Langston Hughes, Henry Miller, Raoul Dufy, Francis Bacon, Alfred Lunt, and Alistair Cooke. A closing reception will be held Saturday from 2 to 6 p.m.