Jim Gemake likes to find things. For the past 50 years, whether in New York City, traveling abroad, or on the East End, he has picked up stuff from the streets, brought it home, and, if it met certain conditions, incorporated it into his art.
In a review of a recent BBC adaption of “An Inspector Calls,” The Guardian observed that if, in the play’s final speech, you replace the name of its deceased character Eva with the name of the 3-year old Syrian boy whose body washed up recently on a beach in Greece, the play’s universal themes become even more relevant to the world as we know it...
Ashawagh Hall in Springs will feature the work of the employees of VJS Studio with a reception from 6 to 10 this Saturday. Mark Borghi Fine Art’s Manhattan will host a group exhibition to benefit Broadway Barks. Broadway Barks provides a safe haven and seeks homes for abandoned animals.
Janet Jennings, who has shown consistently in galleries and libraries on the South Fork, is also a teacher, and her current show at the Chase Edwards Gallery in Bridgehampton demonstrates that aspect of her practice.
For Anne Chaisson and David Nugent, the executive director and artistic director, respectively, of the Hamptons International Film Festival, this year’s program of more than 140 films seemed to have a common theme — they were thought-provoking and encouraged hard questions.
With her mysterious fragments of text and her recurring mix of painted objects dense with symbolic meaning, it is easy to mistake the work of Stephanie Brody-Lederman for some sort of rebus for anyone with the stamina and insight to solve.