The Art Scene 03.21.19

Wednesdays at Ashawagh

“Spring: New Beginnings,” an exhibition of work by members of the Wednesday Group and friends, will be on view at Ashawagh Hall in Springs on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. On Saturday, free workshops in glass and watercolor will take place between 11 and 2, and a reception will be held from 5 to 7. 

Participating artists are Barbara Bilotta, Barbara Borsack, Ann Brandeis, Phyllis Chillingworth, Mary Daunt, Gerry Giliberti, Teresa Lawler, Joel Lefkowitz, Marie Lombardi, Keena Mackay, Gene Samuelson, Frank Sofo, Eileen Dawn Skretch, Robert Sullivan, Janet Rojas, Aurelio Torres, Abigail Vogel, and Dan Weidmann.

Call for Submissions

The Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill has issued a call for submissions for the fourth iteration of “Artists Choose Artists,” its triennial exhibition whose intention is to highlight the creative community of the East End and to encourage mentorship and conversation among artists at different stages of their careers. Artists who are full or part-time residents of the East End in ZIP code areas beginning with 119 can apply online through May 31.

The seven jurors are Lillian Ball, Ralph Gibson, Valerie Jaudon, Jill Moser, Alexis Rockman, Lucien Smith, and Allan Wexler. Each juror will select two artists based on online submissions and subsequent studio visits. Juror selections will be announced in August, and the exhibition will be on view from Nov. 10 through Jan. 26, 2020. More information and an application link can be found on the museum’s website.

Elkins at MM Fine Art

“Close to Home,” a show of work by Terry Elkins, will open at MM Fine Art in Southampton with a reception on Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. and continue through April 20. Mr. Elkins’s oil paintings, pastels, drawings, and watercolors cover a range of subjects, from landscapes and seascapes to maritime and nautical images and architectural landmarks.

Born in Mississippi and educated in Texas, Mr. Elkins came to New York after earning his M.F.A. from the University of Houston in 1978. He has lived and worked in a sprawling potato barn close by the railroad tracks in Sagaponack since 1987 and exhibited throughout the United States and abroad.

New at Borghi Manhattan

Mark Borghi Fine Art will open “Compression,” a solo exhibition of paintings by Andrew Wapinksi, at its New York location on the Upper East Side with a reception Thursday at 6 p.m. The show will continue through May 3. Mr. Wapinski’s work is informed by his memories of the physical environment of the Pennsylvania coal-mining town where he grew up.

Works from his “Compression” series are painted on panel-mounted linen with hand-ground anthracite coal from his hometown of St. Clair as well as acrylic. The rich, monochromatic paintings are built up and broken down during his studio process, resulting in a luminous yet opaque light that emerges from the expansive and granular surfaces.