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The Art Scene: 10.03.19

Tue, 10/01/2019 - 12:12

Film-Inspired Artwork

On the eve of the Hamptons International Film Festival, Ille Arts in Amagansett will have on view “Movie Night,” an exhibition of paintings, sculpture, and drawings by more than 50 artists inspired by motion pictures. The show will open with a reception on Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m. and continue through Nov. 4.

Rather than request literal representations of movie stars or memorable scenes, Rick Davidman, the owner of DFN Gallery in New York City, and Sara De Luca of Ille Arts asked each of the participating artists to use a particular film as a stepping stone for their own artwork.

Pollock-Krasner Series

Art in Focus, a series of three free lectures organized by the Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center, will start on Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Stony Brook Southampton Library with “The New York Movement of Contemporary Native American Art,” a talk by David Martine.

Mr. Martine, a teacher, artist, and Shinnecock Nation preservation officer, will offer an overview of Long Island Indian history as well as the founders of contemporary Native American art, its expression in the visual and performing arts, and the cross-pollination among Abstract Expressionist and Pop artists and their Native American contemporaries.

The series will continue at the library on Oct. 22 with “Unoccupied Clothing: Skeletons and Skins” by Sue Ferguson Gussow, an artist and professor, and on Nov. 5 with the artist Dan Welden discussing “Lasting Impression: The Essence of a Printmaker.”

Watercolors at Ashawagh

“Watercolor+,” work by nine East End artists, will be on view at Ashawagh Hall in Springs from Friday through Sunday, with a reception set for Saturday from 5 to 8 p.m. The participating artists are Ani Antreasyan, Kirsten Benfield, Nancy Brody, Amy Conway, Carol Craig

Sigler, Lesley Obrock, Kate Rabinowitz, Janet Rojas, and Jerry Schwabe. Although it consists primarily of watercolors, the show will also include gouache and oil paintings.

Tripoli on the Move

Since decamping from Job’s Lane in Southampton, Tripoli Gallery has been popping up at such unlikely locations at the Montauk Lighthouse and East Hampton Airport. The gallery will alight Friday at Gabimode at 55 Main Street in East Hampton with “Gift Shop,” a group exhibition of prints, furniture design, jewelry, hats, clothes, and other surprises on view through Nov. 4.

The show will include work by some 20 artists, among them Sabra Moon Elliot, Saskia Friedrich, Mary Heilmann, Yung Jake, Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Rauschenberg, and James Rosenquist. A reception will be held Friday from 5 to 8 p.m.

Robert Lohman Skyscapes

Recent skyscape paintings by Robert Lohman are on view at MM Fine Art in Southampton through Monday, with a reception set for Saturday from 5 to 8 p.m.

Mr. Lohman, who lives in Southampton, has been inspired in part by sky studies by John Constable and paintings by J.M.W. Turner on view at the Yale University Art Gallery, as well as by the painters of the Hudson River School. Devoid of horizon lines or landscape references, the paintings, while recognizable as skies, can also be read as pure abstractions.

Carolyn Conrad in Sag

Work by Carolyn Conrad is on view at the John Jermain Memorial Library in Sag Harbor through Nov. 15. Combining painting, photography, sculpture, and installation, she constructs rural scenes of archetypal houses and barns from clay and wood, paints or draws their backdrops, and then photographs the naturally lit constructions. A reception will be held on Oct. 12 from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.