The Art Scene: 09.28.17

Local Art News

Michele Dragonetti at Roman

“Under the Surface,” an exhibition of photographs by Michele Dragonetti from her “Boat Hulls” series, will open tomorrow at Roman Fine Art in East Hampton and continue through Oct. 29. A reception will be held on Oct. 7, from 6 to 8 p.m.

Ms. Dragonetti began the series in 2013, when she was drawn to boats in need of repair in the marinas of Montauk. Her compositions focus on the triangular patterns of the hulls within a square format, highlighting the geometry of the images. The abstract patterns of the painted lines and colors of the hulls contrast with the materiality of their scarred, weathered surfaces. 

Since undertaking the series, she has photographed boats in Argentina, Cuba, London, Lisbon, Barcelona, the southern coast of Portugal, and throughout the United States.


Group Show at Ashawagh

“Faces and Places,” a group exhibition of paintings, sculpture, and photographs, will be on view at Ashawagh Hall in Springs for one night only, Saturday from 5 to 8 p.m.

The show/reception, which will feature a pianist, will include work by Abigail Vogel, Toinette Gay, Tomas Ickovic, Bill Kiriazis, Mary Antczak, Tito Saubidet, Monah Hoppe, and William Falkenburg.


Dan Welden Demonstration

Dan Welden, a master printer, painter, and educator, will conduct a one-hour demonstration in total silence next Thursday at 7 p.m., at the Golden Eagle barn on North Main Street in East Hampton.

For this one-time-only event, the artist will use ink, drawing tools, paper, and a press to improvise his way toward a completed work. Titled “Stille Zeit (Silent Time),” the evening will be age-restricted, according to a release,  to individuals who respect the meaning of silent time.

Space is limited, and seating will be on a first-come-first-served basis. Admission is by donation, with proceeds benefiting Inspiration Plus, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life through education, and co-sponsor of the event with the Golden Eagle.


Four Painters at Kramoris

Artwork by Lianne Alcon, Joyce Brian, Muriel Hanson Falborn, and Sonia Grineva will be on view at the Romany Kramoris Gallery in Sag Harbor from today through Oct. 19, with a reception set for Saturday from 5 to 6:30 p.m.

Ms. Alcon’s loose, expressionistic paintings often take as their subjects flamenco dancers, toreadors, and other scenes from her native Spain. The landscapes and light of Italy and the East End inspire the colorful, semi-abstract canvases of Ms. Brian.

The impressionistic paintings of Ms. Falborn, who is also a landscape designer, reflect her experience with hundreds of gardens and parks. Ms. Grineva, who was born in Moscow, will also be represented by colorful, airy floral works.


Janet Jennings at Chase Edwards

“The Quiet Storm,” a new series of paintings by Janet Jennings, is on view at Chase Edwards Contemporary in Bridgehampton through Oct. 17. Ms. Jennings’s luminous oil and watercolor paintings are inspired by natural events and landscapes that are represented in varying degrees of abstraction. 

Weather plays an important role in these paintings, with tension between light and dark, clouds and storms, and the sky and the horizon. Although Ms. Jennings uses sketches and photographs for reference, her paintings are informed by her thoughts and feelings about her life and the world at large.