The Art Scene 08.04.16

Local Art News
Guild Hall’s Clothesline Art Sale will take place Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. An institution for professional and amateur decorators and armchair aesthetes, the sale boasts hundreds of paintings, prints, collages, photographs, and small sculptures, all by East End artists. There is nothing that costs more than $2,200, and many works can be found for $75. Durell Godfrey

Springs Invitational

The Springs Improvement Society will hold its 49th annual invitational art exhibition from tomorrow through Aug. 21 at Ashawagh Hall in Springs. Nick Tarr, an East Hampton artist, organized the show, which will include several related events.

The opening reception will be held tomorrow from 5 to 8 p.m. Job Potter and Friends will provide music, and, at 6, the society will present Ashawagh Honors certificates to Margaret Kerr, Adrienne Mim, Alexander Russo, and Athos Zacharias in recognition of their longtime devotion to the arts.

A performance by Jeffrey Slater is set for Saturday evening at 7, to be followed at 8 by a screening of “A Guitar Maker’s Path,” a film by John Jinks. Two more short films by Mr. Jinks will be shown at 9 outside on the Ashawagh Hall green.

An evening of poetry will take place Friday, Aug. 12, from 6 to 9 p.m. On Aug. 13 from 4 to 5 p.m., Mr. Tarr will give a curator’s talk inside the hall. Music by Red Tide and Friends will follow from 6 to 9.

 

NYFA Studio Tour

An East End Studio Tour to benefit the New York Foundation for the Arts will take place tomorrow, starting at 9 a.m. and concluding with a seated lunch at 1 p.m. at a private residence in Bridgehampton. Christina Strassfield, Guild Hall’s museum director and chief curator, will lead the visit to the studios of Mary Ellen Bartley, Mia Fonssagrives-Solow, Toni Ross, and Claire Watson.

Tickets start at $250 and can be purchased be emailing Ellen Claycomb at eclaycomb@nyfa.org. Transportation will be provided to all studios, and the starting location will be disclosed when tickets are purchased.

 

Amagansett Art Show

The Amagansett Historical Association’s fifth annual art show for the benefit of the association will open Saturday with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. and continue through Sept. 18. While the exhibition was previously limited to artists with a connection to Amagansett, this year the scope has been broadened to include neighboring hamlets.

Located in the Jackson Carriage House on the association’s grounds, the exhibition will include work by Scott Bluedorn, Philippe Cheng, Jennifer Cross, James DeMartis, Toby Haynes, Sue Heatley, Alice Hope, Janet Jennings, Claire Nivola, Anne Seelbach, Bastienne Schmidt, Michelle Stuart, and Christian White. 

 

News from Mannix Studio

“A Look Inside the Studio: The Minds of the Mentors” will open at the Mannix Studio of Art in East Hampton with a reception on Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m. The show will run through Sept. 2.

The work on view has been created by the studio’s mentors and instructors: Lois Bender, Linda Capello, Maeve Darcy, Sharon Gajajiva, Nancy Kiembock, Mary Laspia, Bruce Lieberman, David Martine, Lenny Stucker, and Aurelio Torres.

 

Portraits at Ille Arts

Ille Arts in Amagansett will open “Portrait,” an exhibition of work by Jack Ceglic, Ken Collins, Anh Duong, Joe Gaffney, Melora Griffis, and Billy Sullivan, on Saturday, with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. The show will continue through Aug. 23. 

Also at Ille Arts, Lloyd Ziff, a photographer who lives in Orient Point on the North Fork, will sign copies of two just-published books, “Los Angeles — Photographs: 1967-2015” and “New York —Photographs: 1967-2015” on Sunday afternoon from 3 to 5.

 

Vered Celebrates Larry Rivers

Vered Gallery in East Hampton is celebrating Larry Rivers with two complete suites of works, “Me and My Shadow” and “Oedipus Rex,” on view through Sept. 5.

“Me and My Shadow” consists of four large mirror images, each a sumptuous female figure and her shadow, created in 1970. The 29 oil and spray-painted works of “Oedipus Rex” were made for the 1966 Igor Stravinsky Opera-Oratorio festival at Lincoln Center.

On Aug. 7 at 11 a.m., the gallery will host a brunch for a conversation on Rivers between David Cohen, editor-publisher of “artcritical” and Catherine Gropper, an actress and playwright who studied with the artist.

 

Group Show in Sag

“A Hard Nut Containing the Whole Tree,” a group exhibition organized by Christopher French, an artist and critic, is on view at J&C Showspace at 30 Carroll Street in Sag Harbor through Aug. 21. Participating artists are Mary Boochever, Michael Byron, Philippe Cheng, Peter Dayton, Laurie Lambrecht, Toni Ross, Bastienne Schmidt, Kevin Teare, John Torreano, and Mr. French.

Two at Lawrence Fine Art

Lawrence Fine Art in East Hampton will open the last of its summer exhibitions of work by artists in their 80s and 90s on Saturday, with work by Athos Zacharias and Knox Martin.

During his long career, Mr. Zacharias has worked in many styles, ranging from abstraction through mixed-media works to Pop imagery informed by Abstract Expressionism.

As pointed out by Arthur C. Danto, a philosopher and art critic, Mr. Martin’s paintings embody a tension between the bright colors and vernacular references of Pop and a commitment to the physicality of paint.

 

Photos and Sculpture in Montauk

The Woodbine Collection in Montauk, across from the I.G.A., is presenting a show of work by Gary Kuehn and Luke Schumacher, both self-taught artists, through Aug. 28.

Mr. Kuehn, who lives in Montauk, is a photographer who concentrates predominantly on the natural wonder of the East End. Mr. Schumacher, who is based in Brooklyn, creates metal sculptures that are influenced by both nature and man-made objects.

 

Paintings at Markel

The Katherine Markel Gallery in Bridgehampton will open a show of recent works by Yolanda Sanchez today, continuing through Aug. 21. Ms. Sanchez’s works, which refer to nature but do not depict it, consist of expressionistic brushwork combined with the elegant restraint of calligraphy, which she has studied, and large areas of white canvas. 

“My work is influenced by poetry, Eastern philosophy, and the compositional structures of Chinese and Japanese classical ink painting,” she has written, but she does not try to make her art look Asian.

 

Photographs by von Hohenberg

Ann Madonia Antiques in Southampton will open a show of photographs by Christophe von Hohenberg tomorrow with a reception and book signing from 5 to 7:30 p.m. A second reception and signing will happen Saturday at the same time.

The exhibition will include photographs from “Blinded by the Light,” which features beach scenes of Southampton, and from “Another Planet, New York Portraits 1976-1996,” which captures the city’s club scene of that period. Mr. von Hohenberg was brought up in Southampton and Europe.

 

At Water Mill Bistro

A show of artwork by Clayton and Parker Calvert, brothers who have visited the East End since childhood, is on view at Bistro Été in Water Mill, formerly Robert’s restaurant, through Sept. 5. Parker is showing abstract color photographs, while Clayton is exhibiting paintings.