The Art Scene: 06.28.18

Local Art News

Now at the Art Barge

“The Finder’s Eye,” an exhibition of work by artists who have used found materials in two and three-dimensional pieces, will be on view at the Art Barge Gallery on Napeague from Saturday through July 28. A reception will take place on Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Artists selected by Teri Kennedy for the exhibition are Scott Bluedorn, Rossa Cole, Mabel D’Amico, Elaine Grove, Rowan Hausman, Doris Lerman, Francisco Sainz, Stephen Soreff, Janice Stanton, Aurelio Torres, and Charles Waller. 

In addition to its regular schedule of art classes, the Art Barge will present “What Is Creative Education?” — a free series devoted to the teaching philosophies and processes of Mabel and Victor D’Amico, the institution’s founders. The classes will run from Monday through Friday, July 6, daily from 1 to 4 p.m.

 

Tara Israel at Duck Creek

The Arts Center at Duck Creek in Springs will show “Bonac: Letters From Home,” photographs by Tara Israel, from Saturday through July 22, with a reception set for Saturday from 5 to 8 p.m.

An East Hampton native, Ms. Israel has been photographing the people and domestic landscapes of the East End since 2009. The mostly unidentified images are of personal significance to the artist, chosen to trigger memories of her own life and to invite the viewer’s projections onto the narrative fragments. The exhibition is open Fridays through Sundays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

 

At East Hampton Shed

Since 2012, Hadley Vogel has been organizing art exhibitions in East Hampton Shed, a project space in the backyard of her parents’ property at 30 Blue Jay Way. “Moondog,” a group show, will open on Saturday with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. and remain on view through July 22.

Participating artists are Hector Arce-Espasas, Trudy Benson, Jean-Baptiste Bernadet, Ethan Cook, Theodore Darst, Friedemann Heckel, Brian Kokoska, Larissa Lockshin, Lauren Luloff, Andrea McGinty, Landon Metz, Ricardo Morales-Hernandez, Marisa Olson, Nik Pence, Russell Tyler, Abigail Vogel, Rebecca Ward, Quay Quinn Wolf, Margo Wolowiec, and Lewis Teague Wright.

 

Three at Halsey McKay

The Halsey McKay Gallery in East Hampton will have on view a two-person show of paintings by Hope Gangloff and sculpture by Jennie Jieun Lee, and six paintings by Cynthia Talmadge, from Saturday through July 31. A reception will be held Saturday evening from 6 to 8.

In Ms. Gangloff’s portraits, the personal effects that surround the sitter become the subject, the sitter a foil for their presentation. Ms. Lee uses layered glazes, drips, and pours to add weight and levity to her porcelain and ceramic pieces. Ms. Talmadge’s paintings, created with sand, blend humor and nostalgia in their depiction the opening credits of television soap operas.

 

“About the Light”

Keyes Art in East Hampton will open “About the Light,” a group exhibition, with a reception on Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. The show, which will continue through July 29, includes work by Willem de Kooning, Lester Johnson, a member of the second generation of the New York School, Mary Abbott, an Abstract Expressionist painter, and Darius Yektai, whose textural paintings feature figures, landscapes, and flowers.

 

Alliance at Ashawagh

A variety of mediums and styles will be on view when members of the Artists Alliance of East Hampton take over Ashawagh Hall in Springs for a summer show from Saturday through July 8. Receptions will take place on Saturday and July 7 from 5 to 8 p.m., and a meet-the-artists event is set for next Thursday from 6 to 7:30.

 

Banks and Miller in Sag

The Sara Nightingale Gallery in Sag Harbor will present concurrent solo shows of work by Monica Banks and Paton Miller from Saturday through July 26, with a reception set for Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m.

“Pulchritude” is the most recent series of porcelain cakes by Ms. Banks, whose feelings about problems in the world are expressed by tiny figures on her confections. Mr. Miller’s inventiveness and earthy palette enhance his paintings, which are inspired by his world travels and family life.

 

New at Iron Gate East

“See Memory: The Paintings and Films of Viviane Silvera” will open at Iron Gate East in Southampton with a reception on Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. and continue through July 28.

“See Memory,” the artist’s 15-minute film, explores the personal nature of memory and the science of remembering. Made up of 10,000 painting stills, it will be shown during the reception at 6:30 and be followed by a discussion with Ms. Silvera. The show includes 23 paintings created for the film.

 

Brazilian Furniture Design

Jeff Lincoln Art and Design in Southampton will show “Brazilian Masters: From Mid-Century to Contemporary Furniture Design” from tomorrow through Aug. 15.

The works in the exhibition use natural forms to express “a reverence for nature and provide an enduring design legacy,” according to a release. Designers represented include Jaoquim Tenreiro, Sergio Rodrigues, Jose Zanine Caldes, Hugo Franca, and Julia Krantz.

 

William Wegman Speaks

William Wegman will be at BookHampton in East Hampton on Saturday at 5 p.m. with his new book, “William Wegman: Being Human,” which includes more than 300 photographs, including iconic images of his Weimaraners.