Public life these days is filled with images, some posed and others less scripted or welcome. While celebrities and starlets can refuse to participate in requests for selfies and such, those holding elected office have to consider how the public will view them if they are uncooperative. Fearing reprisals, the world of political photography has moved from very stilted setups to a more casual and natural feeling.
It is well known in print circles that Stanley William Hayter was a master of innovation in early Modernist printmaking. What is less known is that his studio, Atelier 17, inspired some 200 other artists, including Jackson Pollock, to push the limits of the various mediums in both engraved and relief techniques.
“Betting on Zero” isn’t your typical summer blockbuster, even for a documentary. There are no absolute winners and, arguably, no clear heroes. It’s not about kids or animals, and it is set in the until-recently lackluster world of finance.
First there were cat videos, which were shown in Southampton earlier this summer. Now, the canine crowd will have their chance to celebrate their favorite pets at the Dog Film Festival on Tuesday at Guild Hall.
Maia Ruth Lee and Peter Sutherland, an artistic couple with varying viewpoints and methods, have individual shows at the Fireplace Project in Springs, both of which seem reflective of the country’s mood on the eve of a divisive presidential election and in the wake of a global wave of violence and uncertainty.
East Hampton’s Eric Firestone Gallery is in a reflective mood with its current exhibition, “MirrorMirror,” offering not only show-stopping surfaces of (literal) reflection but also addressing art that mirrors itself in its design, sometimes presenting a complete double of its composition and sometimes a slightly askew version.
As much as purists love a meaty, topical play, everyone can appreciate a good farce now and then, particularly in the summer. Purpled Pheasant Productions, a new professional theater group based at the Southampton Cultural Center, has chosen to introduce itself through the latter.
As of the date of this publication, Williams Cole is at the Galway Film Festival for the world premiere of his film “Rebel Rossa,” enjoying the accomplishment of several months of filming and just as much time editing.
The Hamptons International Film Festival will host three screenwriters and their mentors at its annual Screenwriters Lab over the weekend of April 7. Returning this year is a screenwriting master class, which will be open to the public.
The 32nd Academy of the Arts Achievement Awards at New York City's Rainbow Room honored Susan Stroman for performing arts, Edwina von Gal for visual arts, Philip Schultz for literary arts, and Cheryl and Michael Minikes for their philanthropic efforts.
Imagine all of the attitude of the corporate boss Jack Donaghy, from the cult-favorite television series "30 Rock," packed into a toddler with a passing resemblance to Sean Spicer, and possibly a cousin of "Family Guy's" Stewie, and you might have some idea of the elevator pitch for “The Boss Baby."