Yektai at Tripoli
“Two Weeks in Umbria,” an exhibition of 25 new paintings by Darius Yektai, will be on view at the Tripoli Gallery in Southampton from Saturday through March 17. The paintings were made last summer during Mr. Yektai’s 14-day stay in Montecastello di Vibio, a medieval fortress town.
A conversation with Rick Liss, a painter and filmmaker from Amagansett, involves poking around in the dusty corners of history, specifically the cultural history of the East End and New York City over the past 60 years. Some artifacts have disappeared; Mr. Liss lost 30 years of work when Hurricane Sandy flooded his loft building in the South Street Seaport area in 2012.
Filmed in Bellport over a period of 18 days for $700,000, "The Maid's Room" has the look of an expensive Hollywood production. “We did everything we could to make a local film, but not a small film,” says Michael Walker, its director.