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The Art Scene: 10.17.19

Tue, 10/15/2019 - 11:59

New at Halsey McKay

Solo exhibitions by Denise Kupferschmidt and Steven Cox are on view at the Halsey McKay Gallery in East Hampton through Nov. 16. The paintings in Ms. Kupferschmidt’s show, “Solastalgia,” consist of graphic, often repeated geometric forms such as footsteps, cityscapes, and suns rising above buildings. The title is a philosophical term denoting in part “the sense of isolation connected to the present state of one’s home and territory,” according to a release.

The title of Mr. Cox’s show, “Tattarrattat,” is a palindrome, a word spelled the same backward as forward. Mr. Cox paints onto sheets of plastic and then transfers each layer to a canvas surface, allowing the paintings to slowly amass structure and density and suggest the passage of time. Each layer mirrors the structure of the one beneath.

Two at Ashawagh

A two-artist show of work by Bill Kiriazis and Scott Sandell will be on view at Ashawagh Hall in Springs from 1 to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. A reception will be held Saturday from 5 to 7.

Mr. Kiriazis will show new paintings on ground aluminum that are developments of his large-scale sculpture. The color in the paintings suggests the changes in daylight as reflected on the surfaces of his outdoor work. That light is his subject is no surprise, as Mr. Kiriazis lives in Springs and on the Greek island of Rhodes.

Mr. Sandell’s installation features a large sculpture, “Falling Sky,” which hangs from the ceiling, as well as a series of large-format works on paper. His other monumental works include a 24-by-52-foot print for the PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh and 16 free-hanging mobiles that span more than 100 feet of the ceiling of the Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston.

New Grenning Venture

The Grenning Gallery in Sag Harbor has announced a new initiative, Grenning Contemporary, which has launched with an exhibition of paintings by Darius Yektai at its auxiliary space at 17 Washington Street.

Mr. Yektai’s recent work features large, bright, textural canvases whose compositions, although they appear abstract, are based on subjects often found in historical painting such as landscapes, flowerpots, and patterned tablecloths.

The space will be open weekends through Nov. 5. At other times admission can be gained by visiting the gallery’s primary location at 26 Main Street.


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