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Bianca Beck strikes an Irving Penn-esque pose by her painting at Halsey Mckay on Saturday night. Durell Godfrey, photos
Dress code red: from left, Joe Fyfe, Josh Brand, Sarah Elliott, Sara Steele, and Bianca Beck
From the outside in: A pink bag piece by Josh Blackwell hung in the gallery window acts as an exhibition banner and beacon for the show.
Joe Fyfe took notes during the installation on a piece by Yorgos Sapountzis.
Cheryl Donegan's jacket and hair were as textural as her art.
The gallery provided many engaging vantage points to view the art.
Anne Raymond, Linda Matalon, and Marisa Cardinale gathered by Ms. Matalon's work.
Kenneth Goldsmith, left, is a poet and founding editor of UbuWeb and senior editor of PennSound who teaches at the University of Pennsylvania. He spoke with Bill Komoski, a painter.
Lisa Beck stood with her painting "Perseid (study)," looking coordinated with her Missoni scarf.
Red was the color of the evening and helped make more neutral paintings by Patricia Treib, left, and Robert Janitz, right.

Li-lan and Carter Ratcliffe signed books at Rizzoli on Thursday night. Jennifer Landes
A special edition print of "Song of Sorrow" has been released in tandem with the book's publication.
"Reflection"
"Eyes of Night"
"Dream of Day"
"The People's Republic"
"Afrique en Couleurs"

Performers from Temporary Distortion played for six hours at Watermill Center on Saturday. Morgan McGivern, photos
Because the performers were in an enclosed space, the audience listened to their music through headphones, encouraging an individualized response to the piece.
The piece was accompanied by video that contributed a dreamlike, otherworldly quality to the work.
One of the video projections

Karyn Mannix celebrated the opening of her annual "Love & Passion" show on Saturday in Water Mill. Morgan McGivern, photos
Dalton Portella played in the galleries as part of Sara Nightingale's "Blind Date Music Lab" series.
Jim Lubetkin stood by his photograph on Saturday.
Lori Schultz brought "I left My Heart In Panama" and Rosa Hanna Scott showed her work "Cotton Candy." at the show.
The crowded galleries had a festive air.
Vannessa Cuccia offered "Chakrubs" at Hamptons Hang on Saturday night.
Joseph Eschenberg at Hampton Hang
Ms. Mannix at sunset

Maeve D' Arcy , Scott Gibbons, Grant Haffner, and Carly Haffner in the early moments of the opening of "Phenomena" on Saturday night Morgan McGivern, photos
Rossa Cole made the scene.
Scott Gibbons et al in the Markel installation
Randy and Dylan Rauner came out to support the show.
A selfie or capturing a moment for posterity?
Arrex's skulls, based on personal loss and illness were a recurrent momento mori theme in his work.
Carly Haffner's paintings dominated part of the upstairs space.
Catching the scene, and Baxter, from above
Even the youngest opening attendee was decked out in style on Saturday night.
Mr. Gibbons's soft sculptures

Ivo Pannaggi's "Speeding Train (Treno in corsa)." a 1922 oil on canvas painting from the Fondazione Carima-Museo Palazzo Ricci in Macerata, Italy Fondazione Cassa di risparmio della Provincia di Macerata
Umberto Boccioni's "Elasticity (Elasticità)," an oil on canvas painting from 1912 on loan from the Museo del Novecento in Milan Luca Carrà, Museo del Novecento, Comune di Milano
Umberto Boccioni's sculpures were completed by him in plaster, but were cast in bronze after his death, such as the iconic "Unique Forms of Continuity in Space (Forme uniche della continuità nello spazio)," made by the artist in 1913, but cast in bronze in 1949 from the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.The Metropolitan Museum of Art Image Source: Art Resource, New York
Futurism, which began as a literary movement, was one of the first to embrace text in artwork as in this painting by Carlo Carrà titled "Interventionist Demonstration (Manifestazione Interventista)" from 1914, a long-term loan to the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice from the Gianni Mattioli CollectionArtists Rights Society (ARS), New York/SIAE, Rome. Photo: Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, New York

Terrie Sultan, the director of the Parrish Art Museum, joined Tripoli Patterson at his gallery on Saturday night for the opening of "Darius Yektai: Two Weeks in Umbria." Jennifer Landes
It was Mr. Yektai's birthday as well and his mother, Nikki, at right, gave him a card as Alicia Longwell, the head curator at the Parrish, looked on.
A number of well-wishers came out to see the show and congratulate the artist.
A sampling of the paintings
Dennis Longwell relaxed in the gallery.
Patrons young and old appeared to enjoy the new painitngs.
Jeff Muhs and Beth Mc:Neill brought their family to the event.

Beth McNeill, center, organized the exhibition "Seeking Engagement NSA" at Lyons Wier Gallery in New York City. At the opening, she was joined by Geri Tepedino, left, and Rachael Naylor. Jennifer Landes photos
Julia Greffenius stands with one of her duct tape and painted works at the opening. Moments before she waved to her children who were watching via webcam.
Jack Ceglic, left, was represented by two large portraits in the show and was joined by Manuel Fernandez-Casteleiro at the opening.
Jeff Muhs stood with his "Old Dirty Bastard" bust portrait, which was a popular gathering point at the opening.
A selection of works by Nika Nesgoda, an Amagansett resident, are also on view.

Harper Levine hosted a busy booth at the LA Art Book Fair this weekend. Jess Frost
The installation viewJess Frost

Richard Serra's "Inside Out" in weatherproof steel was constructed last year and is on view at the Gagosian gallery on view at the Gagosian gallery on 21st Street. Lorenz Kienzle, Gagosian Gallery
"Intervals," composed of 24 plates of weathered steel is part of a multi-room exhibition of sculputre at the gallery's 24tt Street location.Tom Powell, Gagosian Gallery