Nostalgia, Platonic love, and a church-like experience would hardly be on the average man’s mind when contemplating a routine excursion to the East Hampton Town dump. Now the dump is referred to as the East Hampton Town recycling center. But Sunday arrived, time presented itself, the dump beckoned.
Cardboard boxes, a damaged plastic storage container, a toy lightsaber, a carved wooden handle, a child’s club with a note of the aboriginal: These artifacts would make their final departure to the unknown.
The Living Room Restaurant at c/o the Maidstone was the setting for a dramatic whole roasted lamb dinner with wines chosen by Wolffer Estate. The lamb was cooked in a traditional French preparation by Mathias Brogie. Roman Roth, the winemaker behind Wolffer's vintages, offered descriptions of the vineyard's rose, Grapes of Roth dry riesling, Cassango cabernet, and the Dioso late harvest chardonnay.
Elizabeth Dow, whose wall coverings and fabrics have been installed in the White House and in the private homes of Paul Simon, Harrison Ford, and Bill Gates to name a few, actually got her start as a painter and she continues in that medium to this day. Many of her recent works went on view at Vered Gallery in East Hampton on Saturday in a show called "Heaven" and will stay there until May 19.
The Spring Fling at the Parrish Art Museum may have been causing delays on the highway in front of its Water Mill headquarters, but over in East Hampton several gallery exhibitions opening on Saturday night, kept many residents close to home.
Five South Fork artists took over Ashawagh Hall on Saturday and Sunday with their show "Under the Influence," insprired by their time as docents at the Pollock-Krasner House in Springs.
Sara Coe, Pam Collins Focarino, Ruby Jackson, Tracy Jamar, and Rose Zelenetz took their theme both from the lasting artistic influence of Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner as well as the double entendre and its allusions to drinking, something else Pollock was famous for in his lifetime.
When people look at art, they are more likely looking at the medium than what is supporting it. Denise Gale thinks differently.
At "Paper and Canvas in Conversation," her show that opened at Ille Arts in Amagansett on Saturday, the support was the feature that inspired her to organize a show of work by Eugene Brodsky, Don Christensen, Mary Heilmann, Anne Russinof, Arlene Slavin and herself.