The Art Scene: 12.13.18

Local Art News

Keith Sonnier on Film

On Friday at 6 p.m., the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill will screen “Keith Sonnier — Sketches to Neon,” a new 20-minute film by Lana Jokel about the artist, whose work is on view at the museum in its current exhibition “Keith Sonnier: Until Today.” The screening will be followed by a discussion among Ms. Jokel, Mr. Sonnier, and Alicia Longwell, the museum’s chief curator.

To illuminate Mr. Sonnier’s creative process, the filmmaker visited two locations, a local auto body shop where the artist is converting a 1950s Oldsmobile into a mobile neon sculpture, and Mr. Sonnier’s Bridgehampton studio, where he discusses the process of transforming sketches and maquettes into neon works.

Ms. Jokel began her career working for the cinema vérité pioneers Richard Leacock and D.A. Pennebaker. In addition to editing films by Norman Mailer and Andy Warhol, she has directed documentaries about such noted artists as Robert Motherwell, Lee Krasner, Claes Oldenburg, Larry Rivers, and Warhol.

Tickets are $12, free for members and students.


Deadline Extended

The White Room Gallery in Bridgehampton has extended the deadline for submissions to “Zen and the Art of?” — its online juried exhibition — to Dec. 31. Winners will be announced on Jan. 7. Details can be obtained by emailing or calling 631-237-1481.