The Art Scene: 07.03.14

Local art news

Maya Lin at the Parrish
    The Parrish Art Museum’s Platform series, which consists of artist-driven projects that approach exhibition and programming in unconventional ways, will present seven works by Maya Lin from tomorrow through Oct. 13.

    Since 1981, when Ms. Lin won a public design competition for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., at the age of 21, she has established herself as one of the most important public artists of our time.

    Trained at Yale as an artist and architect, she has created sculptures, parks, monuments, and architectural projects around the world, linked by her ideal of making a place for individuals within the landscape. She draws inspiration for her sculpture and architecture from culturally diverse sources, including Japanese gardens, Hopewell Indian earth mounds, and works by American earthworks artists of the 1960s and ’70s.

    The Parrish show will feature Ms. Lin’s “Pin River—Sandy,” a large geographical installation depicting the boundaries of Hurricane Sandy’s flood plain, composed of thousands of straight pins, on the east wall of the gallery.

    On the opposite wall will be three new recycled silver works, “Accabonac Harbor,” “Georgica Pond,” and “Mecox Bay,” related to the location of the museum on the East End. Three marble sculptures, “Arctic Circle,” “Latitude New York City,” and “Equator” will be installed in concentric circles at the entrance to the museum.

    Andrea Grover, the museum’s curator of special projects, organizes the Platform series.

New at Harper’s Books
    “Yes Captain,” the first United States exhibition of work by Genieve Figgis, an Irish painter who has exhibited extensively in Ireland and England, will open Saturday at Harper’s Books in East Hampton and remain on view through Aug. 6. Ms. Figgis will attend an opening reception on Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m.

    Featuring work created earlier this year, the show will include a selection of oil and acrylic paintings on both board and canvas. Working at the intersection of portraiture and abstraction, Ms. Figgis draws on imagery from the 17th and 18th centuries, including the English aristocracy, grandiose architecture, and Baroque fashion.

    Unlike the traditional court painter, Ms. Figgis favors the humorous, the macabre, the deviant, and the grotesque. The exhibition will coincide with the release of her first book, “Making Love With the Devil.”

On the Edge at Vered
    Vered Gallery in East Hampton will present “Art on the Edge 2014,” a group exhibition of emerging contemporary artists, from Saturday through Aug. 4, with a cocktail reception for the artists scheduled for Saturday from 9 to 11 p.m.

    According to the gallery, “ ‘Art on the Edge’ strives to advance the dialogue of new contemporary art movements from around the world with an international roster of relevant new artists.” The exhibition will expand into Art Market Hamptons in Bridgehampton from July 10 through July 13.

Bob Dylan Paintings
    “Bob Dylan: The Drawn Blank Series” will open at Mark Borghi Fine Art today and remain on view through July 18. Tonight’s opening reception will take place from 6 to 9.

    The paintings in the series are based on drawings and sketches made by Mr. Dylan while on the road from 1989 through 1992 and depict intimate and personal moments in his travels, through portraits, interiors, landscapes, still lifes, nudes, and street scenes. His most recent series of paintings, “Face Value,” was exhibited last year at London’s National Portrait Gallery.

Group Show at Firestone
    Eric Firestone Gallery in East Hampton will present “Positively Marvillainous,” a group show, from Saturday through July 27. An opening reception will be held Saturday evening from 6 to 9.

    The exhibition consists of work that, consciously or not, references Krazy Kat, a cartoon created by George Herriman that ran in American newspapers from 1913 to 1944. Mr. Herriman is represented in the show, as are Mike Bidlo, Ray Johnson, Kenny Scharf, Devin Troy Strother, and many others. The artists embrace tensions found in Mr. Herriman’s work, including those between line and shade, humor and drama, human and animal, and marvelous and villainous.

New at Crazy Monkey
    The Crazy Monkey Gallery in Amagansett will feature the art of Sheila Rotner, Bo Parsons, and Myron Nernoff in a new exhibition opening today and running through July 21. A group exhibition by the gallery’s members will also be on view.

    Ms. Rotner uses building materials, tarpaper, and acrylic paint to explore root rectangle geometry. Mr. Parsons will exhibit his ceramic sculpture, which is inspired by man-made structures. The paintings of Mr. Nernoff depict fantastic steam engines and their parts.

    A reception will be held Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m.

Digital Photo-Mosaics
    New work by Joel Moens de Hase, a Belgian artist renowned for his digital art, will be on view at the Monika Olko Gallery in Sag Harbor from tomorrow through Aug. 1. The artist and his family will attend the opening reception Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m.

    Mr. Moens de Hase constructs photo-mosaics from thousands of tiny erotic images which, in the recent work, coalesce into copies of iconic paintings such as Gustav Klimt’s “The Kiss” and Vermeer’s “Girl with a Pearl Earring,” as well as portraits of shy geishas and of Marilyn Monroe.

Artists Alliance Show
    The Artists Alliance of East Hampton will hold its 20th annual members’ exhibition from tomorrow through July 13 at Ashawagh Hall in Springs. Paintings, sculpture, mixed media, works on paper, and photographs by more than 80 artists will be on view.

    The opening reception will take place Saturday from 5 to 8 p.m. The gallery will be open tomorrow from 1 to 6 p.m., Saturday from 9 to 8, Sunday through Friday, July 11, noon to 6, July 12, 9 to 6, and July 13, noon to 3.

Photographs at Sylvester
    Sylvester & Co. at Home, the artist-friendly shop in Amagansett, is presenting “Faces of the Sea,” an exhibition of photographs by EJ Camp, through July 15.

    Ms. Camp, who lives in New York City and Orient, has been photographing the sea since she first began spending time on eastern Long Island 30 years ago. She makes her own giclée prints, which range in size from 25 by 30 inches to commissions measuring 6 by 10 feet.

    The creator of such notable movie posters as “Forrest Gump” and “Top Gun,” her portraits have also appeared regularly in Rolling Stone magazine.

“Land of Liberty” Exhibition
    “Land of Liberty,” an exhibition of artwork by Theresa Giannuzzi, Christine D’Addario, David Tyndall, and Howard Rose, is on view at Chrysalis Gallery in Southampton through July 17. A reception will take place tomorrow from noon to 4 p.m., immediately after the village parade. All four artists explore the landscapes of Long Island, each with different approaches.

Home of a Different Kind
    The Dodds & Eder Home Gallery and Sculpture Garden in Sag Harbor is presenting “A Different Kind of Home/Show,” a group exhibition of work by Scott Bluedorn, Darlene Charneco, Casey Dalene, Alexis Duque, Paul Farinacci, and Rafael Fuchs, through July 28. The artists in the exhibition, which has been organized by Kathy Zeiger and Esperanza Leon, use “home” as a metaphor for how one lives within society or in nature. An opening reception will be held July 12 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.