The Art Scene: 11.30.17

Local Art News

The Craft of Weaving

“Woven,” a group exhibition of work by artists who explore and expand the art and craft of weaving, is on view at the Rental Gallery in East Hampton through Jan. 31.

Mia Romanik, an art adviser who lives and works in Los Angeles, has organized the show. Of its genesis, she said, “I began to tease out connections between contemporary art and traditional craft, specifically through the practice of woven textiles. In the warp and weft of the fabric itself, in the meditative act of weaving, and in the commitment to the craft passed down through generations of practitioners, we see something timeless, something that dips beneath the surface of art history to engage with something innately human.”

Artists featured include Alvaro Barrington, Alighiero Boetti, Jodie Carey, Anne Cathrin November Høibo, Dan Coopey, Lucy Dodd, Sam Falls, Josep Grau-Garriga, Liza Lou, Jayson Musson, Antonio Pichilla, Marina Pinsky, Sterling Ruby, Samantha Thomas, Ruby Sky Stiler, Kaari Upson, Hank Willis Thomas, Brian Wills, and Margo Wolowiec.


Holiday Show at Ille

Ille Arts in Amagansett will open its annual holiday show with a reception on Saturday from 5 to 8 p.m. It will run through Jan. 15. The gallery has issued an open call for up to three works on paper per artist, with a size limit of 22 by 30 inches and a maximum price of $1,000. According to the gallery, works by hundreds of international, national, and local artists will be on view.


Plein-Air Painters

The East Hampton Library will present an exhibition of work by the plein-air painters of the Wednesday Group from today through Dec. 30, with a reception set for Dec. 9 from 3 to 5 p.m. Participating artists are Teresa Lawler, Jean Mahoney, Alyce Peifer, Gene Samuelson, Cynthia Sobel, Frank Sofo, Bob Sullivan, Aurelio Torres, and Pam Vossen.


A New Joint Studio

Many artists have shown at the space at 4 North Main Street in Southampton over the past eight years, but few as often as Paton Miller. In a somewhat unusual arrangement, Mr. Miller and Scott Bluedorn, both mainstays of the East End art scene, have turned the venue into a joint studio of sorts, with paintings, drawings, and prints on view by appointment only, through Dec. 17. 

Studio visits can be arranged by calling Mr. Miller at 631-885-1289 or Mr. Bluedorn at 631-838-7518.