DISPATCH - Apr 13, 2012 (12:30 p.m.)

HAMPTONS & NORTH FORK, NY

Seascapes, Abstraction, Conceptual and Pop art are on tap for this weekend's new exhibitions. Saturday night is a busy one with openings in Water Mill, Sag Harbor, East Hampton and Greenport.

Sara Nightingale Gallery opens the group show "LA-X" on Sat (Apr 14) from 6 to 8 p.m. The exhibition presents "mostly under-recognized artists living and working in Los Angeles," according the gallery. All were born between 1960 and 1980, making them part of Generation X (hence the exhibition title).

“LA-X” is designed to tag team with the current show at the Parrish Art Museum. On view are Los Angeles artists collected by Beth Rudin DeWoody. Works on view showcase artists or art movements from 1945 to 1980. “LA-X” begins where the Parrish Show leaves off and presents artists working in LA since the 1980s.

There are 16 artists in the exhibition. They are Sophia Allison, Leon Benn, Michael Blasi, Colin Burns, Karen Chu, Stephanie Farr, J. Bennett Fitts, Alexa Gerrity, Karl Hahn, Joshua Levine, Devon Oder, Josh Peters, Colin Roberts, Cole Sternberg, Nicola Vruwink and Annie Wharton.

Here's a few works from the wide-ranging show:

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"A Golden TV" by Cole Sternberg. Television, spray paint, 12 x 14 x 18 inches.

"Garden Ghost" by Colin Burns. Silkscreen, linocut, Thomas Guide and media on paper, 78 x 80 inches.

"Bleed (Echo)" by Devon Oder. C-print mounted and framed, 35 x 35 x 2 inches.

"Girl 1" by Josh Peters, 2011. Acrylic on canvas, 10 x 20 inches.

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"Art Grove: The Second Annual 14 Contemporary Artists with Music" is a one-weekend show opening tomorrow (Apr 14). Live music is part of the plan for Sat's opening from 6 to 11 p.m. Music ranges from Motown to Disco to Hip Hop. Exhibition hours are Saturday from noon to 11 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The show was organized by Geralyne Lewandowski.

Exhibiting artists are Charles Waller, Tess Barbato, Michael Costello, Anahi DeCanio, Claudia Dunn, Brian Flynn, Eileen Hickey-Hulme, Cynthia Loewen, Geralyne Lewandowski, Ivi Navarrete, Michael McDowell, Joyce Raimondo, Robert Rosenbaum and Sheila Rotner.

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"Hot Pink Steiner" by Geralyne Lewandowski. 29 x 19 inches.

"Hat Trick" by Charles Waller. 72 x 27 inches.

"Untitled" by Anahi DeCanio.

By Joyce Raimondo.

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Tulla Booth Gallery in Sag Harbor opens "Dreaming of Summer 2" with an artist reception on Saturday (Apr 14) from 6 to 8 p.m. The all-photography show is presenting seascapes and summer lifestyles. "Dreaming of Summer 2" offers new works by Anne Gabriele, Daniel Jones, John Margaritis, Blair Seagram, Bob Tabor, Lynn Geesaman and Barbara Macklowe. It remains on view through May 20.

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On the North Fork, the Greenport Harbor Brewing Company opens the two-person show "PURE PLEASURE: Friends, Mentors, Artists" on Saturday (Apr 14) from 6 to 9 p.m. The show features sea-inspired paintings by Cindy Pease Roe of Greenport and assemblages by David Ellis of Cape Cod, MA. It remains on view through Apr 30.

The pair are long-time friends and artists who exhibit together for the first time in “PURE PLEASURE.” Roe grew up in Cape Cod. Her first oil painting was made in Ellis’s garden studio in Cape Cod, according to the gallery.

Ellis began with landscaping paintings before focusing on mixed media and collage, according to a release. His work in influenced by the things he finds and gathers from the shorelines. The unqiue character of each found object becomes exalted in his art.

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An assemblage by David Ellis.

"Lobsterland, Stonington" by Cindy Pease Roe.

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BASIC FACTS: Sara Nightingale Gallery is located at 668 Montauk Highway, Water Mill. www.saranightingale.com/

Ashawagh Hall is located at 780 Springs Fireplace Road, Springs, NY. Info on "Art Groove" can be found at www.artgroove.info.

Tulla Booth Gallery is located at 66 Main Street, Sag Harbor. The gallery is open Friday through Monday from 12:30 to 7 p.m. www.tullaboothgallery.com.

Greenport Harbor Brewing Company is located at 234 Carpenter Street, Greenport. The Tasting Room (and gallery) are open from Friday to Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. www.harborbrewing.com

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