The Art Scene 05.10.18

Local Art News

Robert Dash Paintings

The Madoo Conservancy in Sagaponack is opening its 2018 season with an exhibition of “Florilegium” paintings by Robert Dash, the artist who established and cultivated the two-acre garden after moving to the South Fork from New York in 1967.

The large paintings, which date from 2000, are close-up views of flowers, sometimes viewed from above, sometimes in elevation, all painted in exaggerated proportions with lush coloring. The critic Brooks Adams said of the series, “Alternately late Symbolist and Fauve, Dash’s flower paintings are the product of a long apprenticeship in Hamptons light,” and suggested the presence in the work of de Kooning, early Mondrian, and Van Gogh.

 

Torreano and Bonevardi

The Drawing Room in East Hampton will have concurrent exhibitions of work by John Torreano and Gustavo Bonevardi from tomorrow through June 11.

“Gold Gems Balls” features paintings and reliefs by Mr. Torreano dating from 1984 to 1990. The artist incorporates painting, cutting, sanding, and assemblage in works that bridge the boundary between painting and sculpture and create contemplative spaces. Mr. Torreano has studios in New York City, Sag Harbor, and Abu Dhabi.

Mr. Bonevardi’s show includes watercolors created during the past year in his East Hampton studio. The delicate abstractions suggest botanical structures and testify to his mastery of a challenging medium. An architect as well as an artist, his 9/11 memorial, “Tribute in Light,” uses 88 high-intensity searchlights to create ethereal images of the Twin Towers every Sept. 11. 

 

Three at Iron Gate East

Iron Gate East, a traveling exhibition series based on the East End, will present “Unraveled Beauty,” a show of work by Sydney Albertini, AM DeBrincat, and Anthony Heinz May, at 280 Elm Street in Southampton. The exhibition will be on view today through June 17, and a reception will take place on May 19 from 5 to 7 p.m.

The three artists are linked by their transformation of materials through dissection and reassembly. Ms. Albertini is represented by staggered dancing figures, Ms. DeBrincat by painted portraits using images found online, and Mr. May by pixelated tree sculptures.

 

Group Show at Ashawagh

Ashawagh Hall in Springs will be the site of “THINK — Show and Tell Art Exhibition” on Saturday and Sunday. The show will include mixed-media work, sculpture, watercolors, paintings, and photography by Zach Minskoff, Al Hernandez, Cristian Palomo, 27 Pages, Sean Duchemin, Sarah Mac, Rob P., and the artist who goes by THINK, who organized the exhibition.