The Art Scene: 06.05.14

Local art news

William King
At Duck Creek Farm

The John Little Society will host an installation of three outdoor sculptures by William King, the noted East Hampton artist, at Duck Creek Farm in Springs from June 29 through the month of July.

The society, created to bring contemporary art to East Hampton, is seeking donations in support of arts programming at the historic farm, which was bought by Little, an Abstract Expressionist painter, in 1948 and purchased by the Town of East Hampton in 2006.

While donations of any amount will be appreciated, three categories of sponsorship have been established: Platinum ($250), Gold ($100), and Silver ($50). Sponsorship-level donations received by June 10 will be acknowledged in the exhibition announcement.

Checks, made payable  to the Town of East Hampton, with "Duck Creek Art Exhibition" specified on the face of the check, may be mailed to Jess Frost, 366 Three Mile Harbor Road, East Hampton 11937.

New at Halsey Mckay
Concurrent exhibitions of work by Matt Kenny and Adam Marnie will open Saturday at Halsey Mckay Gallery in East Hampton and remain on view through June 23.

“Other City,” Mr. Kenny’s first solo show at the gallery, includes three bodies of work that map the psychological and physical residue of New York City’s ever-expanding landscape.

“Recursions” continues Mr. Marnie’s engagement with site-specific installation and architectural intervention, with red inkjet prints mounted onto altered sheets of drywall, transforming the gallery space.

An opening reception will take place Sunday from noon to 4 p.m.

Ceramics at Ille
Ille Arts in Amagansett will host an exhibition of ceramics by Steve Keister, Jennie Jieun Lee, and Elizabeth Levine from Saturday through June 24, with an opening reception scheduled for Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m.

In Mr. Keister’s recent work, the cast forms are arranged to create relief images of birds, insects, and other creatures, loosely based on Mesoamerican glyphic images. Ms. Lee, who was born in Korea and grew up in New York, reinterprets historical forms and techniques through the lens of her personal history. Ms. Levine, who lives in Amagansett and New York City, will exhibit colorful earthenware flowers.

Schmidt to Sign
Bastienne Schmidt, a mixed-media artist who lives in Bridgehampton, will sign copies of her new book, “Topography of Quiet,” Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m. at BookHampton’s East Hampton store.

Inspired by her travels in Egypt, Vietnam, Japan, Burma, and Greece, the book explores, through paintings, drawings, and photographs, the interaction between nature and imagination and the sensation and memory of travel.

An exhibition of work drawn from “Topography of Quiet” will be held at Ille Arts in Amagansett from June 27 through July 8.

Peter Dayton in Chelsea
“Anarchy in My Head,” an exhibition of paintings, collages, and sculpture by Peter Dayton, opens today at Winston Wachter Fine Art in Chelsea with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. The show will remain on view through July 31.

Mr. Dayton, who lives in East Hampton, has created a body of work that ranges from lush flower collages, through glossy surfboard paintings inspired by the work of such artists as Frank Stella and Kenneth Noland, to vinyl discs and record jackets that pay tribute to the music industry.

Hoie in Peace and War
“Bountiful Harvest,” an exhibition of Claus Hoie’s fruit and vegetable-inspired paintings, will open tomorrow at the Bridgehampton Museum and remain on view through Oct. 15. A reception will be held tomorrow from 5 to 7 p.m.

Created during the last three decades of Hoie’s life, the watercolors reflect his intellectual curiosity, imagination, and sense of humor. The paintings on view have been donated to the museum’s permanent collection by the Helen and Claus Hoie Charitable Foundation.

Five watercolors and one line drawing currently on view at the NATO ambassador’s residence in Brussels, Belgium, show the application of Hoie’s skills to a very different subject. Those works were created during World War II, when the artist was serving with the Army’s 99th Infantry Battalion. After the Brussels exhibition, the works will travel to other sites in Europe before being installed permanently at the Paris post of the American Legion.

Beach Scenes at Rogers
“Hail to the Beach,” an exhibition of paintings by Dinah Maxwell Smith, will open with a reception Saturday between 4 and 6 p.m. at the Southampton Historical Museum and remain on view through Oct. 8.

Ms. Smith, who lives in Southampton, uses a sensual handling of paint to depict naturalistic environments. Inspired by historical photographs, the work in the current exhibition features impressionistic paintings of Long Island beach scenes.

The show will take place at the Rogers Mansion, which is open Wednesday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $4, free for members and children under 18.

Abstract Paintings at Kramoris
“Open Paths,” a selection of abstract paintings by Christopher Engel, will open today at the Romany Kramoris Gallery in Sag Harbor, where it will be on view through June 26.

According to the gallery, the paintings were inspired by the interplay of light and wind on the water visible from Mr. Engel’s studio overlooking Long Pond in Sag Harbor, as well as his former summer studio off the coast of Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia.

Woodcuts of Old New York by Ted Davies will also be on view at the gallery. A reception will take place on June 14 from 4:30 to 6 p.m.

New at Crazy Monkey
A new exhibition featuring the work of Andrea McCafferty, Ellyn Tucker, and Bob Tucker will open at the Crazy Monkey Gallery in Amagansett today and run through June 30. Work by other gallery members will also be on view. A reception will be held Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m.

Antiques Treasures
St. Ann’s Outreach Program will host Antiques Treasures, a day of appraisals, on June 14 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at St. Ann’s Church in Bridgehampton. Appraisers will include Terry Wallace, Gary Weinshank, Marsha Malinowski, Leo­nard Davenport, Kevin Tierney, and Robert Barker. The $30 admission allows participants to bring three items for appraisal, which can be anything from decorative arts and fine arts to jewelry, silver, and small antiques. A reception and house tour will be held that night at a 300-year-old house in Water Mill. Tickets for the reception are $125 per person and $225 per couple. Tickets for the appraisal can be bought in advance by calling 537-1527. Money from the event will benefit the East End Hospice, the Dominican Sisters, and Maureen’s Haven.