The Art Scene: 12.07.17

Local Art News

Tracy Jamar in Gansett

“Coils, Folds, Twists, and Turns: Contemporary Techniques in Fiber,” an exhibition of work by Tracy Jamar, is on view at the Amagansett Library through the end of the month. A reception will take place tomorrow from 5 to 7 p.m., and the artist will discuss contemporary fiber art on Dec. 28 at 6 p.m.

Ms. Jamar, who lives in Springs and New York City, strives to expand the possibilities of traditional handmade techniques such as rug hooking, collage, appliqué, and embroidery in her diverse body of work, which uses new, old, and repurposed yarns and fabrics as well as nontraditional materials.


East End Photographers

Folioeast will present “Photographers on the East End,” a show organized by Ned Smyth, from Saturday through Jan. 7 at Malia Mills, its off-season location on Main Street in East Hampton. A reception will take place Saturday from 5 to 8 p.m.

Participating artists are Philippe Cheng, Ralph Gibson, Laurie Lambrecht, Tony Lattari, Lindsay Morris, Jonathan Morse, Joe Pintauro, Michael Ruggiero, Bastienne Schmidt, and Mr. Smyth.


Group Show at Drawing Room

The Drawing Room in East Hampton is presenting a group show of work by Stephen Antonakos, Antonio Asis, Vincent Longo, Alan Shields, and Jack Youngerman through Jan. 14. Also on view, through Dec. 31, are selected photographs by Charles Jones.


Four at Ashawagh

“Short Days Art Show,” an exhibition by four artists whose work draws connections between nature and abstraction, will be on view at Ashawagh Hall in Springs on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 10 to 5, with a reception set for Saturday from 4 to 8.

Phyllis Chillingworth’s watercolors and oils capture the emotions she experiences both around Montauk and during her travels. Lynn Martell highlights the contrast and luminescence of the four seasons on the East End in her paintings and watercolors. 

Annie Sessler will show her traditional Japanese-inspired gyotaku ink impressions on cloth as well as other work, while John Todaro, a photographer, will exhibit recent black-and-white landscapes and semi-abstract images.


News From the White Room

“Sex, Fishnets, ’n’ Rock ‘n’ Roll,” work by Steve Joester and Luciana Pampalone, will open tomorrow at the White Room Gallery in Bridgehampton and continue through Jan. 7. A reception will be held Dec. 16 from 5 to 7 p.m.

The gallery has also asked for submissions for “Positive Space,” a juried show open to painters, photographers, mixed-media artists, and sculptors that will take place in May. One winner will be selected from each medium. Details are available by emailing 


Portraits by Susan Wood

“Women: Portraits 1960-2000,” a compilation of photographs taken by Susan Wood, who lives in Amagansett, will be published in January by Pointed Leaf Press. Among Ms. Wood’s notable subjects are Diane von Furstenberg, Martha Stewart, Nora Ephron, Alice Waters, Jayne Mansfield, and Gloria Vanderbilt.

Mademoiselle chose Ms. Wood as one of its top Ten Women of the Year, and her work has appeared in many other periodicals, including Vogue, Life, Look, Harper’s Bazaar, and New York magazine. She was a founding member of the Women’s Forum and was involved in the fight for women’s rights and equality in the 1960s and 1970s. Her friends included many members of the vanguard of the feminist movement, among them Betty Friedan and Gloria Steinem.