The Art Scene: 08.07.14

Local art news
“Untitled (Spring Breakers)” by Enoc Perez will be one of several photographic works embellished with cutouts in a show opening at Harper’s Books on Saturday.

“Summer Job” at Harper’s

“Summer Job,” an exhibition of recent work by Enoc Perez, will open Saturday at Harper’s Books in East Hampton and remain on view through Oct. 14.

The series, which includes collages, two sculptures, and a selection of repurposed three-dimensional objects, juxtaposes products of high and low culture and forms of high and low artistic media. Using found images, Mr. Perez investigates the changing nature of representation in the age of social media.

The artist will be present to sign copies of his 2013 monographs at the opening reception on Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m.

Solo Show at Vered

Vered Gallery in East Hampton is presenting “Cosplay,” a show of new sculpture by Colin Christian, from Saturday through Sept. 8, with an opening reception Saturday from 9 to 11 p.m.

“Cosplay” is short for “costume play,” a theme reflected in Mr. Christian’s reimagining iconic characters from film, literature, pop culture, and his own imagination. The sculptures, made primarily of fiberglass and silicone, incorporate automobile trim, chrome detailing, and hat felt, among other materials.

Landscapes at Grenning

The Grenning Gallery in Sag Harbor is presenting a solo show of work by Ben Fenske through Aug. 24. A reception for the artist will be held Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m.

Mr. Fenske, who works in Sag Harbor and Florence, Italy, paints contemporary landscapes, portraits, and still lifes in the impressionist tradition, with rich color and rapid brushstrokes.

Whaling Museum Group Show

The Sag Harbor Whaling and Historical Museum will present “The Lure of the Striped Bass,” a group exhibition, from tomorrow through Aug. 26. A reception will be held tomorrow from 6 to 8 p.m.

The show, organized by Richard Doctorow and Stephen T. Lobosco, will focus on the golden age of surfcasting and its impact on the East End with hundreds of vintage and contemporary lures, carvings and gear, and historical paintings and illustrations. Paintings by Paton Miller, Nathan Slate Joseph, Anna DeMauro, Barbara Thomas, and David Pintauro will be on sale, along with carvings by Aage Bjerring.

Inspired by “Purple Haze”

“Excuse Me While I Kiss the Sky,” a group exhibition, is on view at Dodds & Eder in Sag Harbor through Aug. 18. The title is a lyric from Jimi Hendrix’s song “Purple Haze,” which is the inspiration for the show. The five artists in the exhibition record, in different ways, the influence of the sky on their work.

On view are Sydney Albertini’s lyrical abstractions with iPad Instagram images, Rachel Olmi’s sepia-toned C-prints, Dalton Portella’s oil paintings, Kate Petrone’s one-of-a-kind tintypes made with a large-format camera, and Richard Vaux’s carbon powder prints.

New in Southampton

Hagins & Mortimer Design, a new Southampton gallery, will open an exhibition of paintings by Christopher Milne and William Pagano on Saturday with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. The show will run through Aug. 18.

Mr. Pagano’s abstract paintings are rooted in architecture and its structural components. The hard-edged, volumetric forms resemble blueprints for a pared-down visionary architecture.

The realism of Mr. Milne’s portraits is tempered by artifice. The figures have elements of hyperrealism and Pop. Through the artist’s handling of paint, they resemble mannequins with overstated features and skin like plastic, at the same time as they have distinctive expressions.

Warhol at Wolffer

Wolffer Estate Vineyard in Sagaponack is hosting a four-day exhibition of artworks by Andy Warhol tomorrow through Monday. The show has been organized by Christie’s in honor of what would have been the artist’s 86th birthday. Works on view have been sourced by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and obtained from Warhol’s private holdings.

The exhibition will be open Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Monday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. All work is available for purchase.

At the Surf Lodge

Jim Condron, who recently completed a residency at the Edward F. Albee Foundation in Montauk, is showing sculpture made at the foundation and previously created paintings through Aug. 20 at the Fireplace Project at the Surf Lodge Gallery in Montauk.

The sculptures incorporate found objects, wood, scrap metal, concrete, plaster, and animal fur. His abstract, thickly impastoed paintings often include other materials.

Photographs at Peter Marcelle

An exhibition of recent photographs by Stephen Schaub will be on view at the Peter Marcelle Project in Southampton from Saturday through Aug. 17. Mr. Schaub’s large-scale works combine photographic techniques with the presentation of work on paper.

Each piece consists of overlapping frames of images that suggest a narrative just out of the viewer’s reach. Due to the manipulation of focus and perspective, Mr. Schaub’s images, while recognizable, have a dreamlike, haunting quality.

“Raga Portraits” in Sag Harbor

A show of “The Raga Portraits,” a new series of paintings by Christopher Engel, will open today at Romany Kramoris Gallery in Sag Harbor and remain on view through Aug. 29. A reception will take place Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m.

The portraits were created while the artist was listening to ragas by Ravi Shankar and Ali Akbar Khan. The richly colored portraits are filled with a vocabulary of mysticism — numbers, words, ancient text, Kabbalistic symbols — and astronomical drawings are woven into the foreground and background.

Olivia Munroe in Amagansett

ARC Fine Art in Amagansett is presenting “Two Elements,” an exhibition of work by Olivia Munroe, today through Aug. 19. An opening reception will be held Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m.

The exhibition includes constructed collages that use layers of beeswax, cloth, string, and gold on rag. As in much of her work, Ms. Munroe uses imagery inspired by the archetypal symbols of the circle and the square. The show also features graphite drawings in which the composition has been reduced to a single black circle, and work from her “Histories” series, which is inspired by the written word.

Amagansett Artists

“Amagansett Art: Across the Years,” a group show of artists with connections to the hamlet, will open tomorrow with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Jackson Carriage House at the corner of Route 27 and Windmill Lane. The exhibition, which will run through Sept. 14, is a fund-raiser for the Amagansett Historical Association.