This summer, Taylor Rose Berry finally finished “White Noise” by Don DeLillo. While not earth-shattering news to most, it will be of interest to her friends, patrons, and those who attended the PechaKucha night at the Parrish Art Museum in June. During her talk that evening, Ms. Berry detailed her struggles with that book and how it led to her first and only failing grade on a term paper.
Anke Weyer’s work might be described as pastiche, but only in the best possible way. Using a palette of brightly hued oils and acrylics, she scrawls, drips, stains, daubs, and strokes the paint into complex compositions of lines and forms on canvas with high and low references.
Even without the inevitable changes to come at the historic Duryea complex in Montauk, which was sold last year, and the eventual loss of its modest structures dating back to the 19th century, the current show at Outeast Gallery, which is part of the property, has an air of finality.
It has been some years since Sydney Butchkes’s art was displayed regularly in galleries, but for decades, in the heyday of the Elaine Benson Gallery in Bridgehampton and in Arlene Bujese’s eponymous space here, his work, including paintings, sculpture, prints, and drawings, was often viewed and reviewed.
Elaine de Kooning spent a lifetime painting portraits. She tackled them first as a necessity, when she was a poor artist interested in the figure and used herself as her muse, and eventually as a counterbalance during her long involvement with Abstract Expressionism.
The Choral Society of the Hamptons will celebrate its 70th anniversary season with a dramatic selection of works suitable for such an event, including a work commissioned from Victoria Bond to be performed early next summer.
It was striking to see Billy Sullivan’s works again after some time. Although his work is exhibited widely throughout the United States and Europe, it had been a while since these eyes had seen his paintings and pastels in the flesh, and the color and composition was a knockout.
Land art can be challenging and, judging by Saskia Friedrich’s backyard last week, also all-encompassing. On Saturday, her “ENCOUNTER/LOVE” installation opened at the Art Barge, but the days leading up to it were full of dry runs, or wet ones.
The Hamptons International Film Festival announced this week that Edward Norton will receive a Career Achievement Award during this year's festival, citing a career of acting in as well as producing and directing a number of acclaimed and award-winning films.