The Art Scene: 07.05.18

Local Art News
Jane Martin, an East Hampton artist, will have a solo show at the Quogue Library.

Pollock-Krasner Lectures

The Pollock-Krasner House’s annual Lichtenstein Lecture Series will begin on Sunday afternoon at 5 with “Pollock’s Density,” a free talk and book signing by Michael Schreyach, the author of “Pollock’s Modernism,” which was published in September by Yale University Press. The talks will take place at the Arts Center at Duck Creek in Springs.

Future lectures will examine Samuel Kootz and the Kootz Gallery, “The Natures of Arp,” “Calder: The Conquest of Time,” “The Case of the Missing Renoir,” and the influential gallerist Richard Bellamy.

 

At Roman Fine Art

“Art Market Summer Group,” an annual survey of contemporary art, is on view at Roman Fine Art in East Hampton through July 30. A reception will take place on Friday, July 13, from 6 to 8 p.m. The exhibition ranges from graffiti-based work to elaborate photographic compositions to Pop-influenced pieces that engage internet fame to objects that blend high-fashion influences with traditional craft techniques. 

Participating artists are Ray Caesar, Tim Conlon, Michael Dweck, the Kaplan Twins, Reisha Perlmutter, Dalton Portella, Dean West, and Stephen Wilson.

 

New at Boo-Hooray

Boo-Hooray Summer Rental in Montauk will show drawings, photographs, and silkscreened posters by the Swedish artist Carl Johan De Geer on the occasion of his 80th birthday. The exhibition will open on Saturday and run through July 20.

Mr. De Geer was part of the underground culture of Sweden in the 1960s. A leftist, his posters were made for demonstrations and city walls, and in 1967 several of his political posters, including one of a burning Swedish flag, were confiscated from a gallery exhibition and destroyed by Swedish police. 

 

Jane Martin in Quogue

An exhibition of work by Jane Martin, a photographer and multimedia artist from East Hampton, is on view at the Quogue Library through July 30, with a reception set for tomorrow from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Forces of nature, among them water, fog, and the female form, are a central theme of Ms. Martin’s work. Her photographs range from the figurative to the abstract and include dramatic images of the surf of the East End, abstract reflections of the Australian landscape, and swirling vortices of fog.

 

Barn Show

For the fourth consecutive year, the Johannes Vogt Gallery on Manhattan’s Lower East Side will present a group exhibition at a private property in East Hampton. “The Barn Show” will open on Saturday with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. and continue through July 29.

The 18 artists include Walter Robinson, David Wojnarowicz, Ned Smyth, and Joel Mesler, who moonlights as the owner of the Rental Gallery in East Hampton. More information, including directions to the exhibition location, can be obtained by emailing kai@johannesvogt.com or calling 212-226-6966.

 

At MM Fine Art

MM Fine Art in Southampton will host the second annual summer exhibition of the Forum Gallery, which was founded in New York City in 1961, from today through July 15. The work on view ranges from the realistic paintings of Alan Magee, Davis Cone, and Robert Cottingham to enigmatic compositions by Alyssa Monks that combine portraiture and landscape to the nature-based abstract paintings of Brian Rutenberg, who lives in Southampton.

 

Creatures at CMEE

The Elaine Benson Gallery at the Children’s Museum of the East End in Bridgehampton will open a new group show, “Creatures Large and Small,” with a reception on Saturday from 4 to 7 p.m. The exhibition will continue through Aug. 14. Participating artists are Michael Albert, Scott Bluedorn, Rossa Cole, Kimberly Goff, Louise Greenwald, Erica Lynn Huberty, Edward Joseph, John Okas, Patricia Paladines, Dalton Portella, Kerry Sharkey-Miller, and Mike Stanko.

 

Four at Kramoris

The Romany Kramoris Gallery in Sag Harbor will feature work by Lianne Alcon, Suzzanne Fokine, Ghilia Lipman-Wulf, and Muriel Hanson Falborn from today through July 26. A reception will be held on Sunday from 5 to 6:30 p.m.

Ms. Alcon brings an expressionistic approach to her paintings of people and cityscapes. Ms. Fokine sees her shimmering seascapes as “a form of music.” The colorful semi-abstract paintings of Ms. Lipman-Wulf bring to mind the work of Matisse and Chagall. Flowers figure prominently in many of Ms. Falborn’s vividly expressionistic paintings.