Recent Stories: Art Blog

Jennifer Landes
Morgan McGivern
July 16, 2014

The Parrish Art Museum’s sold-out Midsummer Party on Saturday night raised $1.25 million and attracted some 1,000 guests.

The event honored Inga Maren Otto, a philanthropist, and Katharina Otto-Bernstein, a filmmaker and author.

photos by Durell Godfrey
July 15, 2014

Anyone traveling by the Schenck gas depot on Newtown Lane on Friday may have thought they were in Williamsburg for a moment as William Quigley, Ben Moon, and Alexander George McCue brought a very Brooklyn vibe to their “Mash-Up Society,” an art show and party held in Mr. Quigley’s studio space in a garage on the property. 

Morgan McGivern
Jennifer Landes
July 11, 2014

Thursday night was the night to be in Bridgehampton. Long lines of cars snaked through the back roads and front roads around the Bridgehampton Museum and Nova's Ark where two annual art fairs have taken up residence for the next few days.

It was the opening night for both ArtHamptons and Art Market Hamptons and even those with black cards, VIP passes, or other bells and whistles on their forms of entry had a tough time negotiating parking.

Inside, however, all was lively and fun, as these photos of the Art Market Hamptons fair by Morgan McGivern demonstrate. 

Jennifer Landes
July 10, 2014

An auction benefiting LongHouse Reserve is open for bidding now at Paddle 8. The sale is being held in conjunction with the East Hampton garden and art center’s annual benefit on July 19.

Jennifer Landes
July 9, 2014

Filmmakers participating in the Stony Brook Southampton’s summer shorts 20-day intensive production workshop were given a warm welcome on Monday with an opening discussion with Todd Haynes, the director of “Far from Heaven,” “Velvet Goldmine,” “I’m Not There,” “Mildred Pierce,” “Safe,” and many other original and provocative films.

Jennifer Landes
June 27, 2014
Donald Robertson, who is also known by his Instagram handle, donalddrawbertson, is a nonstop art-making tour de force.


Donald Robertson making art at his Ping-Pong table work desk at Eric Firestone Gallery              Jennifer Landes photos

Jennifer Landes
June 24, 2014

A documentary about an early pioneer of ecologically friendly architecture will be shown Monday at the Southampton Arts Center at 6 p.m. AIA Peconic will present “The Vision of Paolo Soleri: Prophet in the Desert,” which has been selected for a number of film festivals this year from Boston to Sedona and even New Zealand.

Jennifer Landes
June 17, 2014

Beginning Wednesday at 10 a.m., Paddle 8 will hold an auction of Robert Wilson’s own artwork as well as his personal collection of chairs.

Mr. Wilson told ARTINFO that his collection was being culled because he no longer had room to keep it all after moving out of his Tribeca loft. “Selling them, however, is like letting your children go,” he said. But he sees it as an opportunity for more people to enjoy them in a way he no longer can.

Jennifer Landes
photos by Durell Godfrey
June 13, 2014

Those looking for a lovely spring stroll through some of the most exclusive private gardens in Southampton Village had a treat on Sunday during the garden tour portion of the Parrish Art Museum’s Landscape Pleasures weekend.

On Saturday, guests heard talks by Chip Callaway, Martin Filler, and Arne Maynard.

Jennifer Landes
June 11, 2014

Chances are you will hear a lot about FAPE in the five weeks that it is the focus of a show at Guild Hall, organized by Robert Storr, but at this point most people here probably don’t know much  about the Foundation for Art and Preservation in Embassies program.

Jennifer Landes
June 10, 2014

More than 50 participants helped create and erect a 30-foot column at LongHouse Reserve on May 31.

The NAWA Axis for Peace was the vision of Mariyo Yagi, a Japanese environmental artist. She worked with the Textile Arts Center in Brooklyn to make the acres of fabric used to form tubes that were then twisted together by four groups of participants onsite at LongHouse.

Jennifer Landes
photos by Durell Godfrey
June 3, 2014

The South Fork and, more specifically, East Hampton have a long history of inspiring innovation in arts and letters. As artists and writers visited and then stayed for the light, scenery, and bucolic calm, culinary artists were also attracted to the same features as well as the fresh produce and seafood that defined the region’s cuisine.

Jennifer Landes
May 23, 2014

     The current production of "RED" at the John Drew Theater at Guild Hall in East Hampton is an intense 90 minutes of thought-provoking discussion and banter revolving around the life and work of Mark Rothko. Victor Slezak embodies the role of the artist, articulating it with hair-trigger intensity and bellowing a late-career cri de coeur that is as wrenching as it is sometimes purposefully grating.

Jennifer Landes
May 14, 2014

    On Monday night, Bay Street Theatre in Sag Harbor celebrated its third Spring Honors event at Joe’s Pub in New York City.

     The event feted Bonnie Comley, Stewart Lane, Pia Zankel and Jimmy Zankel. Scott Schwartz, the theater’s artistic director served as host.

     The event also showcased the upcoming season of theatrical presentations at the venue. These include new productions such as  “Art and Resolution” and “Conviction” and “Travesties,” a comedy by Tom Stoppard.

Jennifer Landes
May 14, 2014

     Works by artists with East End associations such as Andy Warhol, Jackson Pollock, Roy Lichtenstein, Willem de Kooning, Robert Gober, Joan Mitchell, and Richard Prince were part of the stars of Christie’s record-breaking $745 million Post-War and Contemporary Evening Sale on Tuesday night.

Jennifer Landes
May 6, 2014
The Southold resident was chosen by Ned Smyth and paired with Rick Liss. In that context Mr. Kurita's photographs were a fitting foil to Mr. Smyth's minimalist organic sculpture and photographs of it.

     Those who visited the Parrish Art Museum's "Artists Choose Artists" show might remember Kochiro Kurita's photographs. The Southold resident was chosen by Ned Smyth and paired with Rick Liss. In that context Mr. Kurita's photographs were a fitting foil to Mr. Smyth's minimalist organic sculpture and photographs of it.

Jennifer Landes
May 5, 2014

     The Parrish Art Museum had not one, but two openings for its Jennifer Bartlett exhibition. The second, a reception for members, was held this weekend. The Bartlett show is the first major museum survey of the artist's work.

     "Jennifer Bartlett: History of the Universe--Works 1970-2011" features 22 works from each of her creative periods and series. The show includes her plate pieces, combinations of paintings and sculpture, and diptychs and triptychs.

Jennifer Landes
photos by Durell Godfrey
May 5, 2014

     Hopes and excitement ran even higher this year for the Guild Hall members show, an annual event that brings the South Fork artistic community together for one of the largest exhibitions in the region and the only non-juried show. More than 470 artists submitted work to be placed on the walls of Guild Hall’s three main galleries with the hope of being recognized by Robert Storr, a former curator at the Museum of Modern Art and the dean of the Yale School of Art.

Jennifer Landes
April 29, 2014

     If it is the first Thursday of the month, it must be time for “The Water’s Edge Radio Hour,” which is broadcast on WPPB on that day at 7 p.m. The variety program was conceived through the Hamptons Independent Theater Festival by John Landes, Joshua Perl, and Peter Zablotsky.

Jennifer Landes
Morgan McGivern
April 15, 2014

     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.

Jennifer Landes
Durell Godfrey
April 14, 2014

     LongHouse Reserve offered a preview to both a sale of textiles from the collection of Jack Lenor Larsen and to what patrons will see on Saturday when the gardens open to the public for the season.

Jennifer Landes
April 13, 2014

     If you look up Sammy’s Beach on the Internet, you are given maps, a lot of real estate listings, and a few photographs of a bay beach, typically with a lot of tire ruts. On Instagram it’s different, more arty shots of wind blown waves on a rocky shore, abstract amalgamations of jingle shells and seaweed, dramatic sunsets, and the like.

Morgan McGivern
Jennifer Landes
April 8, 2014

     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.

Jennifer Landes
April 8, 2014

     If you think the tabs on pop top cans are mundane subject matter,  Alice Hope will likely change your mind with a show at  the Ricco Maresca Gallery in Chelsea. There, viewers will find a range of tab-inspired artworks that either incorporate the small metal pieces of  flotsam, elevate the form to sizable hanging sculpture, or come up with other interpretations wholly unique to the artist.