The Art Scene: 06.26.14

Local art news

King at Duck Creek
An exhibition of large-scale outdoor aluminum sculptures by William King will be held at Duck Creek Farm in Springs from Sunday through Aug. 4. An opening reception for the artist, a longtime resident of East Hampton, will take place Sunday from 4 to 8 p.m.

Founded in 1795, Duck Creek Farm was originally owned by three generations of the Edwards family. John Little, an East Hampton artist, purchased seven and a half acres of the property in 1948 and moved a 19th-century barn there. The Town of East Hampton bought the property in 2006.

Jess Frost, an art consultant from East Hampton, organized the exhibition in collaboration with the John Little Society, which was founded by Loring Bolger, Pamela Bicket, Ira Barocas, and Zachary Cohen to bring contemporary art to East Hampton.

Two at Drawing Room
The Drawing Room in East Hampton will present concurrent solo exhibitions by Antonio Asis and Jennifer Bartlett from tomorrow through July 28. Mr. Asis was a key figure in the development of Op and Kinetic art. His work delves into chromatic phenomena and plasticity in painting and sculpture. The exhibition will include a rare selection of chromatic paintings from the 1960s and 1970s.

The exhibition of Ms. Bartlett’s work focuses on her roots in system-based geometric imagery and her integration of abstract and figurative idioms. Work in the exhibition ranges in time from 1970 to the present.

Schmidt at Ille Arts
“Topography of Quiet,” an exhibition of work by Bastienne Schmidt, will be on view at Ille Arts in Amagansett from tomorrow through July 8. An opening reception with the artist, who lives in Bridgehampton, will take place Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. The exhibition accompanies the recent publication of her book of the same title, which explores through her paintings, drawings, and photography the subtle interaction between nature and imagination and the sensation and memory of travel. Ms. Schmidt will sign copies of her book at the reception.

Musnicki Installation
The Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt will present a one-night multimedia art installation of Jill Musnicki’s “What Comes Around II” tomorrow from 5 to 7 p.m. at the South Fork Natural History Museum art barn in Bridgehampton. Wine and cheese will be served. The group invited Ms. Musnicki, who lives in Sag Harbor, to collaborate with the organization on a project focused on the wild areas of the greenbelt. For the past 10 months, the artist has monitored several motion-activated digital cameras placed throughout the greenbelt, which yielded more than 150,000 still images.

Two Solos at Halsey Mckay
The Halsey Mckay Gallery in East Hampton will present concurrent solo shows by Lauren Luloff and Joey Piziali from Saturday through July 14. A reception will be held Saturday from 5 to 8 p.m. Ms. Luloff, who lives in Brooklyn, creates large collage paintings comprised of oil and bleach on bedsheets and other fabrics. Roberta Smith, writing in The New York Times, said the artist “excels at the extremes of ideas and touch.”

Acrylic, spray paint, ink, and tea are some of the materials Mr. Piziali uses to create his abstract paintings. He has been an active member of the San Francisco arts community for more than 10 years.

Strider at Lawrence
“The Second International Girlie Show,” a retrospective exhibition of paintings by Marjorie Strider, will open today at Lawrence Fine Art in East Hampton and remain on view through July 21. The title of the exhibition refers to a seminal 1964 exhibition at Pace Gallery, “The First International Girlie Show,” which was inspired by pinups and included works by Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol, Tom Wesselmann, and Ms. Strider, among others, placing her among the first wave of Pop artists.

The exhibition at Lawrence Fine Art will include recent paintings that return to the girlie pinup. An opening reception will be held Saturday from 5 to 8 p.m.

Next at Fireplace
“Chop Wood, Carry Water,” a show of work by Erika Keck, Nick Theobald, and Michael Bevilacqua, will open at the Fireplace Project in Springs tomorrow and run through July 21. An opening reception will take place Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m.

Ms. Keck uses paint, canvas, and stretchers or steel bars in unconventional combinations that aggressively deconstruct the medium. Beeswax, linen, and wood, Mr. Theobald’s materials, result in complex, tactile surfaces. Images from both popular culture and contemporary painting create a blend of high and low culture in the work of Mr. Bevilacqua.

Illuminated Art for Peace
Ellen Frank, an artist from Springs, will present her Cities of Peace Project on Wednesday at the annual conference on Arts, Peace, and Conflict at the Archbishop Desmond Tutu Centre for War and Peace Studies in Liverpool, England. Cities of Peace includes monumental gold leaf paintings that honor the history and culture of world cities that have experienced trauma and conflict.

The project is an initiative of the Ellen Frank Illuminations Arts Foundation, which seeks to promote peace and understanding through illuminated art. It has been exhibited at 14 venues throughout the United States.

Multimedia at Nightingale
Sara Nightingale Gallery in Water Mill will open concurrent exhibitions by Yuliya Lanina and Dalton Portella tomorrow with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. that will include a short piano performance by Andrius Zlabys, a Grammy Award nominee, at 7. The exhibition will be on view through July 22.

“Play Me” is a multimedia presentation by Ms. Lanina consisting of paintings, animations, and animatronic sculptures of music boxes, each with original characters and accompanying music. Mr. Portella, an artist, musician, and surfer from Montauk, will show “Shark Room,” an installation of found objects, surfboard paintings, watercolors, and paintings depicting sharks as formal architectural objects.

Plein Air Invitational
Ashawagh Hall in Springs will be the site of the first Hamptons Plein Air Invitational on Saturday and Sunday, with a reception scheduled for Saturday from 5 to 8 p.m. Twenty-eight artists will not only exhibit their work in the main gallery, they will also paint en plein air Saturday in the area around Ashawagh Hall and at Gerard and Louse Points in Springs, and on Sunday on the grounds of the Pollock-Krasner House. Paintings from the excursions will also be on sale.

Images of New York
“Sense of Place: Images of New York” will open Tuesday at Birnam Wood Gallery in East Hampton and remain on view through July 18. Exhibiting artists are John Hardy, Beth O’Don­nell, Fred Stein, Susan Grossman, Ramon Espantaleon, and Clifford Smith. A reception will be held at the gallery on July 11 from 7 to 9 p.m.

“David Datuna: New Works” will run through Monday.

Temptation in Sag
“Edge of Temptation,” a group exhibition of paintings with sensual and seductive themes, will open at Richard J. Demato Fine Arts in Sag Harbor on Saturday with a reception from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Among the participating artists are Pamela Wilson, Teresa Elliott, Rick Garland, Katie O’Hagan, Frank Oriti, and Bart Vargas. The exhibition will run through June 24.

Found Objects
Romany Kramoris Gallery in Sag Harbor will show the found object artwork of Jorge Silveira, Stephen Palmer, and William Skrips today through July 17, with a reception Saturday from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Mr. Silveira transforms his found materials into animals and portraits. Wooden crutches, crayons, nails, and Ping-Pong paddles are among the components of Mr. Palmer’s fish sculptures. Mr. Skrips admits some people see his studio as a mess, but for him, “It’s a piece of my head.”

Odes to Nature
The Grenning Gallery in Sag Harbor will hold a reception Saturday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. for a solo exhibition of paintings by Mark Dalessio that will remain on view through July 13. Mr. Dalessio has spent the past year traveling the world to capture on canvas the beauty of nature. Among the sites where he has worked en plein air are a farmhouse in Tuscany where he was been painting for more than 20 years and his new home in Croatia.

New at Arts Center
Julia Greffenius Scheuer will exhibit new mixed-media works at the Southampton Arts Center on Job’s Lane, formerly the Parrish Art Museum, on Tuesday and Wednesday. A reception will take place Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m.

Two other exhibitions will open today and run through July 20. “The Irrational Portrait Gallery: A Collaborative Portrait Project by Rick Wenner and FRESH” consists of 21 photographs taken by Mr. Wenner of artists. Also on view will be work by Claire Watson, Hiroyuki Hamada, and Andreas Rentsch, presented by the New York Foundation for the Arts. All three artists have received grants from the foundation and have exhibited widely.

King at Duck Creek
An exhibition of large-scale outdoor aluminum sculptures by William King will be held at Duck Creek Farm in Springs from Sunday through Aug. 4. An opening reception for the artist, a longtime resident of East Hampton, will take place Sunday from 4 to 8 p.m.

Founded in 1795, Duck Creek Farm was originally owned by three generations of the Edwards family. John Little, an East Hampton artist, purchased seven and a half acres of the property in 1948 and moved a 19th-century barn there. The Town of East Hampton bought the property in 2006.

Jess Frost, an art consultant from East Hampton, organized the exhibition in collaboration with the John Little Society, which was founded by Loring Bolger, Pamela Bicket, Ira Barocas, and Zachary Cohen to bring contemporary art to East Hampton.

Two at Drawing Room
The Drawing Room in East Hampton will present concurrent solo exhibitions by Antonio Asis and Jennifer Bartlett from tomorrow through July 28. Mr. Asis was a key figure in the development of Op and Kinetic art. His work delves into chromatic phenomena and plasticity in painting and sculpture. The exhibition will include a rare selection of chromatic paintings from the 1960s and 1970s.

The exhibition of Ms. Bartlett’s work focuses on her roots in system-based geometric imagery and her integration of abstract and figurative idioms. Work in the exhibition ranges in time from 1970 to the present.

Schmidt at Ille Arts
“Topography of Quiet,” an exhibition of work by Bastienne Schmidt, will be on view at Ille Arts in Amagansett from tomorrow through July 8. An opening reception with the artist, who lives in Bridgehampton, will take place Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. The exhibition accompanies the recent publication of her book of the same title, which explores through her paintings, drawings, and photography the subtle interaction between nature and imagination and the sensation and memory of travel. Ms. Schmidt will sign copies of her book at the reception.

Musnicki Installation
The Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt will present a one-night multimedia art installation of Jill Musnicki’s “What Comes Around II” tomorrow from 5 to 7 p.m. at the South Fork Natural History Museum art barn in Bridgehampton. Wine and cheese will be served. The group invited Ms. Musnicki, who lives in Sag Harbor, to collaborate with the organization on a project focused on the wild areas of the greenbelt. For the past 10 months, the artist has monitored several motion-activated digital cameras placed throughout the greenbelt, which yielded more than 150,000 still images.

Two Solos at Halsey Mckay
The Halsey Mckay Gallery in East Hampton will present concurrent solo shows by Lauren Luloff and Joey Piziali from Saturday through July 14. A reception will be held Saturday from 5 to 8 p.m. Ms. Luloff, who lives in Brooklyn, creates large collage paintings comprised of oil and bleach on bedsheets and other fabrics. Roberta Smith, writing in The New York Times, said the artist “excels at the extremes of ideas and touch.”

Acrylic, spray paint, ink, and tea are some of the materials Mr. Piziali uses to create his abstract paintings. He has been an active member of the San Francisco arts community for more than 10 years.

Strider at Lawrence
“The Second International Girlie Show,” a retrospective exhibition of paintings by Marjorie Strider, will open today at Lawrence Fine Art in East Hampton and remain on view through July 21. The title of the exhibition refers to a seminal 1964 exhibition at Pace Gallery, “The First International Girlie Show,” which was inspired by pinups and included works by Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol, Tom Wesselmann, and Ms. Strider, among others, placing her among the first wave of Pop artists.

The exhibition at Lawrence Fine Art will include recent paintings that return to the girlie pinup. An opening reception will be held Saturday from 5 to 8 p.m.

Next at Fireplace
“Chop Wood, Carry Water,” a show of work by Erika Keck, Nick Theobald, and Michael Bevilacqua, will open at the Fireplace Project in Springs tomorrow and run through July 21. An opening reception will take place Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m.

Ms. Keck uses paint, canvas, and stretchers or steel bars in unconventional combinations that aggressively deconstruct the medium. Beeswax, linen, and wood, Mr. Theobald’s materials, result in complex, tactile surfaces. Images from both popular culture and contemporary painting create a blend of high and low culture in the work of Mr. Bevilacqua.

Illuminated Art for Peace
Ellen Frank, an artist from Springs, will present her Cities of Peace Project on Wednesday at the annual conference on Arts, Peace, and Conflict at the Archbishop Desmond Tutu Centre for War and Peace Studies in Liverpool, England. Cities of Peace includes monumental gold leaf paintings that honor the history and culture of world cities that have experienced trauma and conflict.

The project is an initiative of the Ellen Frank Illuminations Arts Foundation, which seeks to promote peace and understanding through illuminated art. It has been exhibited at 14 venues throughout the United States.

Multimedia at Nightingale
Sara Nightingale Gallery in Water Mill will open concurrent exhibitions by Yuliya Lanina and Dalton Portella tomorrow with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. that will include a short piano performance by Andrius Zlabys, a Grammy Award nominee, at 7. The exhibition will be on view through July 22.

“Play Me” is a multimedia presentation by Ms. Lanina consisting of paintings, animations, and animatronic sculptures of music boxes, each with original characters and accompanying music. Mr. Portella, an artist, musician, and surfer from Montauk, will show “Shark Room,” an installation of found objects, surfboard paintings, watercolors, and paintings depicting sharks as formal architectural objects.

Plein Air Invitational
Ashawagh Hall in Springs will be the site of the first Hamptons Plein Air Invitational on Saturday and Sunday, with a reception scheduled for Saturday from 5 to 8 p.m. Twenty-eight artists will not only exhibit their work in the main gallery, they will also paint en plein air Saturday in the area around Ashawagh Hall and at Gerard and Louse Points in Springs, and on Sunday on the grounds of the Pollock-Krasner House. Paintings from the excursions will also be on sale.

Images of New York
“Sense of Place: Images of New York” will open Tuesday at Birnam Wood Gallery in East Hampton and remain on view through July 18. Exhibiting artists are John Hardy, Beth O’Don­nell, Fred Stein, Susan Grossman, Ramon Espantaleon, and Clifford Smith. A reception will be held at the gallery on July 11 from 7 to 9 p.m.

“David Datuna: New Works” will run through Monday.

Temptation in Sag
“Edge of Temptation,” a group exhibition of paintings with sensual and seductive themes, will open at Richard J. Demato Fine Arts in Sag Harbor on Saturday with a reception from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Among the participating artists are Pamela Wilson, Teresa Elliott, Rick Garland, Katie O’Hagan, Frank Oriti, and Bart Vargas. The exhibition will run through June 24.

Found Objects
Romany Kramoris Gallery in Sag Harbor will show the found object artwork of Jorge Silveira, Stephen Palmer, and William Skrips today through July 17, with a reception Saturday from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Mr. Silveira transforms his found materials into animals and portraits. Wooden crutches, crayons, nails, and Ping-Pong paddles are among the components of Mr. Palmer’s fish sculptures. Mr. Skrips admits some people see his studio as a mess, but for him, “It’s a piece of my head.”

Odes to Nature
The Grenning Gallery in Sag Harbor will hold a reception Saturday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. for a solo exhibition of paintings by Mark Dalessio that will remain on view through July 13. Mr. Dalessio has spent the past year traveling the world to capture on canvas the beauty of nature. Among the sites where he has worked en plein air are a farmhouse in Tuscany where he was been painting for more than 20 years and his new home in Croatia.

New at Arts Center
Julia Greffenius Scheuer will exhibit new mixed-media works at the Southampton Arts Center on Job’s Lane, formerly the Parrish Art Museum, on Tuesday and Wednesday. A reception will take place Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m.

Two other exhibitions will open today and run through July 20. “The Irrational Portrait Gallery: A Collaborative Portrait Project by Rick Wenner and FRESH” consists of 21 photographs taken by Mr. Wenner of artists. Also on view will be work by Claire Watson, Hiroyuki Hamada, and Andreas Rentsch, presented by the New York Foundation for the Arts. All three artists have received grants from the foundation and have exhibited widely.