The Art Scene: 08.28.14

Local art news
Savi0 Mizzi’s “At the Butcher” will be on view in “Curious,” a group exhibition at Ashawagh Hall in Springs this weeked.

Parrish on the Road

Parrish Road Show, the Parrish Art Museum’s off-site creative summer series, is featuring work by Michael Combs and Evan Desmond Yee. Mr. Combs’s project, “Outhouse 2014,” will be on view from today, with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m., through Sept. 28, at the Hallockville Museum Farm in Riverhead.

“The App Store,” Mr. Yee’s installation, will be presented at GeekHampton in Sag Harbor from Saturday through Sept. 28. A public reception will take place Saturday evening from 6 to 8.

Mr. Combs is descended from a line of 17th-century fishermen and duck hunters. “Outhouse 2014,” a full-size, freestanding structure, replicates one that was located behind his family’s North Fork bayhouse.

For “The App Store,” Mr. Yee has created a mock Apple retail space displaying his sculptural interpretations of iPhone apps and digital icons. According to the artist, the installation “will motivate users to question our progress towards a ‘virtual utopia.’ ”

Admission to both installations and receptions is free.

Whalers’ Portraits

“Captains, Mates, and Widows,” an exhibition of portraits by Sabina Streeter, will be on view at the Sag Harbor Whaling and Historical Museum from tomorrow, with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m., through Sept. 25. The show, organized by Dan Rizzie, will include a sound installation by Carlos Lama.

Ms. Streeter’s portraits in charcoal and mixed media feature the mid-19th-century whaling captains who pushed their crews — harpooners, mates, cabin boys, cooks — and themselves to their physical, mental, and spiritual limits in pursuit of wealth. There are also portraits of the family members left behind.

Kathie Russo will lead a tour of whaling captains’ houses on Sept. 13.

Long Island Biennial

The Heckscher Art Museum in Huntington is presenting its Long Island Biennial, a juried exhibition open to artists of Nassau and Suffolk Counties, through Nov. 30. Over 50 works were selected from 310 entries by Dan Christoffel, artist-in-residence and adjunct professor at L.I.U. Post; Renato Danese, president of Danese Corey Gallery in New York, and Helen A. Harrison, director of the Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center in Springs.

East End artists selected include Monica Banks, Philippe Cheng, Alex Ferrone, Elaine Grove, Sarah Jaffe Turnbull, Christa Maiwald, Anne Seelbach, Neill Slaughter, and Dan Weldon.

“Curious” at Ashawagh

“Curious,” an exhibition of work by 50 contemporary artists organized by Ellen Dooley, will be on view at Ashawagh Hall in Springs Saturday through Monday, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. A reception will be held on Saturday from 5 to 8 p.m.

According to Ms. Dooley, “ ‘Curious’ can describe a person, a place, or a thing. This exhibition will encompass all three.” Works will include painting, sculpture, photography, and mixed media.

Jane Freilicher in Manhattan

Tibor de Nagy Gallery in Manhattan will present a selection of prints and works on paper by Jane Freilicher from next Thursday, with an opening reception from 6 to 8 p.m., through Oct. 11.

The show will include four new lithographs created by Ms. Freilicher, who will turn 90 in November, during the last four years. Each print depicts the subjects for which the artist is best known: views from her studios in the city and Water Mill, with still-life subjects in the foreground. Related works on paper, both oils and pastels, will also be on view.

Foss Signing at Canio’s

Canio’s Books in Sag Harbor will hold a book signing for “Cornelia Foss: Ten Years of Painting and Drawing” today from 5 to 6 p.m. The monograph features recment work by Ms. Foss, critical essays, and an interview with the artist.

Turbulence at Kramoris

“Turbulence II,” a solo show of paintings by Sheryl Budnik, will open today at Romany Kramoris Gallery in Sag Harbor and run through Sept. 18. A reception for the artist will be held Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m.

Many of Ms. Budnik’s paintings focus on water: the ocean and the Great Lakes. She grew up near Lake Michigan and now lives on 40 acres in Wisconsin close to Lake Superior. Her paintings are intuitive and visceral, with surfaces that express the physicality of paint.
Frankel Sculpture Goes Public

The Public Art Program of Coronado, Calif., has purchased “Love,” a sculpture by Dorothy Frankel of Sag Harbor, to be installed in front of the city’s public library.

“Love” is a sculpture of four hands depicting the letters of the word in sign language. It is one in the “Visual Poetry” series, which draws from American sign language, yoga, and universal forms. According to the artist, “Hands both invite and challenge audiences to contemplate our intrinsic bonds.”

The Selfie in Bridge

Chase Edwards Fine Art in Bridgehampton will present “The Selfie,” a group exhibition, from Saturday, with an opening reception from 6 to 9 p.m., through Sept. 18.

The selfie is the self-portrait of the digital age, usually taken with a hand-held digital camera or a smartphone camera. The exhibition reflects the stylistic diversity of contemporary self-portraiture and includes works by Nicole Franz, Christine Benjamin, Elizabeth Cassidy, Lesley Cerniglia, Beth Costello, Jess Fox, and Roseann Nicotra.

Flowers and Birds

“Illuminations II: Botanicals and Birds,” an exhibition and sale to benefit the Eleanor Whitmore Early Childhood Center in East Hampton, will be on view at the center Saturday through Monday, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. A preview cocktail party will take place Friday evening from 6 to 8.

The show features works by 18 artists who specialize in the portrayal of flowers and birds. More information is available at

Views of Sag Harbor

“Three Views of Sag Harbor” will be on view at Canio’s Gallery from tomorrow through Sept. 29, with an opening reception Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m.

Whitney Hansen will exhibit woodcuts of the village, on which she has been working for several years. Jean Holabird will show “Trees of Sag Harbor,” a series of watercolors. The benches of Sag Harbor, and the people who sit on them, are the subjects of Bob Wilson’s photographs.

Mary Beth Bartley in Chelsea

“Paperbacks,” a solo exhibition by the Wainscott artist Mary Ellen Bartley, will open at Yancey Richardson Gallery in Chelsea next Thursday, with a reception for the artist from 6 to 8 p.m., and remain on view through Oct. 18.

Ms. Bartley’s spare, minimalist compositions of paperback books lined up on shelves or stacked on tables untether the objects from their contents or identity. The soft light and muted palette decontextualize the objects, pushing them into the realm of abstraction.