The Art Scene: 08.21.14

Local art news

Sciulli at Duck Creek Farm

“Quiet Riot,” a site-specific installation by Christine Sciulli, will open today with a reception from 5 to 8 p.m. in the John Little Barn at Duck Creek Farm in Springs and remain on view through Sept. 20.

Ms. Sciulli, who lives in Amagansett and New York, uses projected light to explore the potential of simple geometry. The exhibition, which has been organized by the John Little Society and Jess Frost, will be open Fridays and Saturdays from 4 to 7 p.m. and by appointment.

Images of Accabonac

“Images of Accabonac,” organized by the Accabonac Protection Committee, will be on view Saturday and Sunday at Ashawagh Hall in Springs. A reception will take place Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m.

The show features artists’ visions of the beauty of Accabonac Harbor and Creek. All artwork will be for sale, and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the committee. Exhibition hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday and 11 to 8 on Sunday.

Sugimoto Seascapes at Tripoli

“Hiroshi Sugimoto: Seascapes” will be on view at the Tripoli Gallery in Southampton from Wednesday through Oct. 21, with an opening reception set for Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m.

The exhibition, Mr. Sugimoto’s first solo show at the gallery, features the artist’s iconic seascapes. He has been traveling to remote oceans, seas, and lakes since 1980, capturing images with a box camera and black-and-white sheet film.

Outsider Art at Ille

“The Outsider Eye,” an exhibition of outsider and self-taught artists organized by Don Christensen, will be on view at Ille Arts in Amagansett from tomorrow through Sept. 17. A reception will be held Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m.

The show will include work by Bill Traylor, Minnie Evans, James Castle, and Emery Blagdon, as well as more recently discovered artists.

At Fireplace Project

The Fireplace Project is opening two shows this weekend. “Silver Pockets Full,” a show of work by Josephine Meckseper and Brad Troemel, will open tomorrow at the gallery’s Fireplace Road location in Springs, and “Tears of Ra,” a solo exhibition of work by Nick Theobald, will open Sunday at the Surf Lodge in Montauk. Both exhibitions will be on view through Sept. 22.

The gallery will hold a reception at its Springs location, including a picnic out in back, on Saturday from 6 to 9 p.m. A reception will take place at the Surf Lodge Sunday from 3 p.m. until sunset.

New at Nightingale

Sara Nightingale Gallery in Water Mill will present “Tales of a Librarian,” an exhibition of work by Glenn Fischer, from Saturday through Sept. 17. A reception will be held Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. Mr. Fischer scavenges old books, album covers, and magazines for characters, text, and illustrations that he repurposes in geometric, abstract collages.

Summer in Southampton

The McNeill Art Group in Southampton is presenting “Pristine Summer” through Sept. 15. The show includes photographs by Lori Cuisinier, abstract paintings by Sally Egbert, neon sculptures by Tapp Francke, new paintings by Jeff Muhs, and mixed-media works by both Bastienne Schmidt and Peter Tunney.

Street Art in Montauk

“For the People: Beat of the Street,” work by street artists from around the world, will be on view at the Atlantic Terrace Motel in Montauk from Saturday through Sept. 7.

Organized by Karyn Mannix, the show will open with a champagne reception for collectors on Saturday from 5 to 6 p.m. Preview tickets are $50. From 6 to 10, it will be on view without charge. After Saturday, it can be seen by appointment only. A portion of proceeds will benefit East End Hospice.

Endless Summer

“Endless Summer,” an exhibition of photographs by Tony Caramanico and Chris Leidy, will be on view at ARC Fine Art in Amagansett from today through Sept. 1, with a reception Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m.

Mr. Caramanico, a Montauk-based surfer, will show pigment prints of surf culture in the United States and abroad. Mr. Leidy will be represented by a selection of chromogenic prints of underwater landscapes.
New at RJD Gallery

Richard Demato Fine Art in Sag Harbor will present “Shattered Boundaries,” an exhibition of work by Phillip Thomas, from Saturday through Sept. 8. A reception will be held Saturday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Mr. Thomas’s new body of work uses mixed media and oil on panel to explore issues of identity, challenge stereotypes, and offer a statement on colonialism and its aftermath, especially in his native Caribbean.

Call for Entries

East End Arts has announced a downtown Riverhead fire hydrant design contest for artists. “All Fired Up on Main” invites artists to submit applications, including a sketch of their proposed design and a brief biography, by Sept. 8. More information and free application forms are available at

Desert Dunes

“Dunes: Landscapes Evolving,” a show of photographs by Drew Doggett, is on view at Sylvester at Home in Amagansett through Sept. 30. The photographs were taken in Namibia’s Sossusvlei Desert, where the sand dunes are said to be the largest in the world. A reception for the artist will take place Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m.

Portraits at Monika Olko

“Living Legends,” a show of mixed-media portraits by Dean Johnson, will open Saturday at Monika Olko in Sag Harbor with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. and remain on view through Sept. 12. The works are composed of plexi-resin, pigmented inks, film, and encaustic wax dyed with oil paints. A portion of proceeds from sales of Mr. Johnson’s artwork will benefit the Alzheimer’s Disease Resource Center’s Southampton office.

Low Country Landscapes

Hagins & Mortimer Design in Southampton will present an exhibition of paintings by Linda Fantuzzo from tomorrow through Sept. 30. A reception for the artist will be held tomorrow from 6 to 9 p.m., and a Southern high tea will take place Sunday afternoon from 2 to 4. Ms. Fantuzzo, who lives in Charleston, S.C., paints the ponds, streams, and marshes of the Low Country.

New at Dodds and Eder

“Across the Pond,” with work by Annemarie Waugh and Nina Girolamo, will be on view at Dodds & Eder in Sag Harbor from Saturday through Sept. 22. A reception, set for Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m., will include a live performance at 6 by a Spanish opera singer, Amaya Arberas.

Ms. Waugh will show a series of works on paper “inspired by the British sense of humor.” Ms. Girolamo will exhibit photographs of the Camargue horses of the south of France.

Vaudeville Pix

 Lawrence Fine Art in East Hampton will present “George Mann: The Vaudeville Years,” an exhibition of photographs from the 1930s taken by the vaudeville performer, from Saturday through Sept. 13.

Mann, who died in 1977, took more than 12,000 black-and-white images that document performers, costume designers, and choreographers, onstage and at rest.

Dougenis Early Watercolors

Early selected watercolors by Miriam Dougenis will be on view at Peter Marcelle Project in Southampton from Saturday through Sept. 9, with an opening reception Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m.

Ms. Dougenis, a Sag Harbor artist now known for contemporary oil-on-canvas landscapes, painted award-winning watercolors early in her career. The exhibition showcases exceptional examples from the 1970s and ’80s.

Sculpture Park Now Open

Nova’s Ark Project on Millstone Road in Bridgehampton has scheduled open hours for the public on Sunday afternoons from 1 to 4 and Thursday evenings from 5 to 8 through Sept. 25. The property includes a loop trail that winds through the landscape to the sculpture fields, situated on almost 100 acres. The facility also has indoor galleries. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for students 6 to 17, and free for children 5 and under.