The Art Scene 05.26.16

Local Art News
Sally Egbert and others consider the flower in the “Fresh Cuts” exhibition opening at the Eric Firestone Gallery in East Hampton on Saturday.

“Fresh Cuts” at Firestone

“Fresh Cuts,” a group exhibition of work by 25 artists, will open at the Eric Firestone Gallery in East Hampton on Saturday with a reception from 6 to 9 p.m. and remain on view through June 19.

Organized by Mr. Firestone and Agathe Snow, the show celebrates a local tradition of declaring summer at a rose or lilac blossom’s first sighting, according to the gallery. Many of the artists in the exhibition feature botanical symbolism in their work.

 

Judith Hudson at Tripoli

“Fur and Flesh,” an exhibition of new paintings by Judith Hudson, will be on view at the Tripoli Gallery in Southampton from Saturday through June 28. A reception will be held Saturday from 5 to 7.

The paintings in “Fur and Flesh” often combine the two elements, portraying naked women in contact with animals — a purring leopard, a tiger’s tongue, a horse’s whiskers — as a representation of the sensuousness of both. 

 

The Art Barge Is Back

The Victor D’Amico Institute of Art on Napeague, better known as the Art Barge, will inaugurate its summer workshops on June 6, when courses in studio painting and ceramics will begin. Both are open to all levels of experience.

Other courses that will be offered during the summer are watercolor, pastel, collage, 3-D workshop, drawing, encaustic, photography, painting on location, and a children’s studio. Complete information can be found at the Art Barge website.

 

New at Ille Arts

Rarely seen early drawings and paintings by Dan Christensten and sculpture by Elaine Grove, artists who were married for 28 years before his death in 2007, will be on view at Ille Arts in Amagansett from Saturday through June 15. An opening will take place Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m.

 

Leiber Collection to Open

The Leiber Collection in Springs will open for the season on Saturday with a tea party on the grounds from 2 to 5 p.m. The collection, which is free and open to the public on Saturdays, Sundays, and Wednesdays from 1 to 4 p.m. through Labor Day, features the unique handbags of Judith Leiber and the abstract paintings of Gerson Leiber, as well as a six-acre garden.

 

Three at Harper’s Books

Harper’s Books in East Hampton will open its first summer exhibition on Saturday with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Featuring work by Leah Guadagnoli, Cody Gunningham, and Heath West, the show will continue through June 28.

 

Art Blooms in Springs

The Springs Improvement Society will hold its 32nd annual members’ show from tomorrow through Monday at Ashawagh Hall. A reception with wine and hors d’oeuvres will take place tomorrow from 5 to 8 p.m. The $5 admission charge will be applied toward the maintenance of the hall.

“A Summer of Sculpture,” an exhibition of outdoor sculpture at sites throughout the Springs Historic District, will open Sunday with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. and remain on view through October. Tours will take place every half hour during the reception, and Job Potter and Friends will provide a musical backdrop.

 

Rock’s Golden Age

“The Golden Age of Rock,” a two-part exhibition, is on view at the Studio, on Gingerbread Lane, East Hampton, through June 19, and at the White Room Gallery in Bridgehampton through June 5. Receptions will take place Saturday at the Studio from 6 to 8 p.m. and Sunday at the White Room from 5 to 7.

A collaboration between Karyn Mannix and Andrea McCafferty, the show will include rock ’n’ roll photographs in East Hampton and rock-related paintings and photographs in Bridgehampton.

 

Art on the Green

The Montauk Artists’ Association will hold its annual Memorial Day weekend exhibition on the green in Montauk tomorrow from noon to 6 p.m. and on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The outdoor gallery of handmade art will include painting, sculpture, jewelry, photographs, glass, ceramics, and woodworking.

 

At the Cultural Center

Not to be outdone, the Southampton Artists Association will show photographs, paintings, drawings, and sculpture from today through June 5 at the Southampton Cultural Center. A reception will happen Saturday from 4 to 6 p.m.

 

Stan Brodsky at 91

Lawrence Fine Art  in East Hampton will open its summer season with “Stan Brodsky at 91” with a reception on Saturday from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. The show, which will continue through June 23, is one of a series that will focus during the summer on artists in their 80s and 90s.

 

Montauk Library Exhibition

The Montauk Library will present a solo exhibition of work by Andréa LaBouff from Wednesday through June 30. A reception for the artist will be held on June 12 from 2 to 5 p.m. The exhibition will feature more than 40 recent works, including an installation, music, and interactive components.

 

Quintet at Kramoris

The Romany Kramoris Gallery in Sag Harbor is presenting the work of Christopher Engel, Alan Nevins, Liz Gribin, Ghilia Lipman-Wulf, and Lutha Leahy-Miller from today through June 16, with a reception set for Saturday from 4 to 5:30 p.m.

 

Surf Art in Quogue

The Quogue Library’s art gallery will focus on surfing art during June, with an exhibition of work by Blair Seagram, Lutha Leahy-Miller, and Greg Miller. Kurt Rist, a professional surfer from Southampton, will present a talk and slide show on June 11, when a reception will be held from 3 to 4:30 p.m.

 

Three Painters in Sag

The Grenning Gallery in Sag Harbor is showing Anthony Ackrill’s original images and paintings on found objects, Edward Minoff’s still lifes, and John Morfis’s trompe l’oeil paintings through June 19. “Singleness of purpose unifies these three very individual classical realists,” according to the gallery.

 

At Eileen Fisher

An exhibition of “Ocean and Flower Field Paintings” by Casey Chalem Anderson is on view at the Eileen Fisher store in East Hampton through Saturday. A reception will take place Saturday from 4 to 7 p.m. Eileen Fisher will donate 10 percent of all art sales to the Peconic Land Trust.

 

Susan Vecsey in Chelsea

Recent paintings by Susan Vecsey, who works and lives in New York City and East Hampton, will open today at the Berry Campbell Gallery in Chelsea and remain on view through July 1. A reception will happen today from 6 to 8 p.m.

 

Watercolor at Bridge Gardens

An exhibition of watercolors by Lois Bender, Tina Raver, Tina Jacobowitz, Melissa Wanamaker, and other will be held at Bridge Gardens in Bridgehampton Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Coffee, tea, wine, and refreshments will be available both days. Twenty percent of proceeds from sales will benefit the Peconic Land Trust.