The Art Scene: 07.10.14

Local art news

Eric Dever in Chelsea

An exhibition of paintings by Eric Dever, who lives and works in Water Mill, will open today at the Berry Campbell Gallery in Chelsea and run through Aug. 9. Mr. Dever has pursued intensely focused investigations into the methods and materials of painting for more than a decade. In the past his compositions were largely geometric, including concentric circles graded from dark to light and variations on the grid. His most recent work has broadened into free shapes and tactile surfaces, the starting point for which was a rose in his garden that he deconstructed.

Mr. Dever has exhibited throughout the United States and abroad, most recently in the show “Redacted” at the Islip Art Museum. Jodie Manasevit, an abstract painter who lives in Brooklyn, will be exhibiting at the gallery concurrently with Mr. Dever. An opening reception will be held today from 6 to 8 p.m.

Richmond Burton Returns

The Silas Marder Gallery in Bridgehampton will present a solo exhibition of paintings by Richmond Burton from Saturday through Aug. 11. A reception for the artist will take place Saturday from 5 to 8 p.m.

Mr. Burton, who lived and worked in the former East Hampton studio of Elaine de Kooning from 1998 through 2011, had his first one-artist show in New York when he was in his 20s and has been exhibiting internationally since then. Among the many museums that have collected his work are the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Art Institute of Chicago.

His colorful and harmonious paintings and graphic work are composites of his vocabulary of organic shapes that flow together in undulating patterns resulting in unique multicolored abstractions. The exhibition will include several large-scale works created before he left the East End, as well as recent paintings.

Broderick at Ille Arts

Ille Arts in Amagansett is presenting an exhibition of paintings by Patricia Broderick, a painter and writer who died in 2003, from Saturday through July 29. Broderick lived on Washington Square Park in New York for much of her life. She started painting in her teens under the tutelage of the Mexican artist Rufino Tamayo, and later at the Art Students League. She also wrote and directed several plays, and went on to write for television and motion pictures.

Her paintings are highly personal and often involve memories of family, friends, and important events in her life. Others depict figures looking out windows, or looking into a distant landscape. She also painted landscapes of Ireland where she and her husband, the actor James Broderick, owned a house, and where the family spent a good deal of time over the years. A reception will be held at the gallery on Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m.

Sonnier in Southampton

“Keith Sonnier: Elliptical Transmissions” will open next Thursday at the Tripoli Gallery in Southampton and remain on view through Aug. 17. Transmission has figured in Mr. Sonnier’s work since the 1970s, when he began experimenting with the formal properties of video. In 1977 he and Liza Bear made the first live two-way telecast between New York and San Francisco during which artists at both ends interacted with each other in real time.

The Tripoli exhibition will include work from 1990 through 2013, including “Ellipse I” and “Ellipse II,” from 1993, whose shapes Mr. Sonnier has referred to as astral in appearance, and more recent work that reflects changes in technology.

Mr. Sonnier, who lives in New York and Bridgehampton, is one of several artists who in the late 1960s radically reinvented sculpture through the use of new materials and technologies. His work has been exhibited and collected internationally for more than 40 years.

A reception will take place next Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m.