DISPATCH - AUG 31, 2013

HAMPTONS & NORTH FORK, NY-

No matter rain or shine, there's plenty of art to see on the East End over Labor Day Weekend. Traditionally considered the end of summer, the three-day weekend marks the end of several site-specific exhibitions while other shows continue beyond September. To help navigate the choices, following is a short list of exhibitions to consider before Tumbleweed Tuesday rolls into town.

1. "LAT. 41° 7' N., LONG. 72° 19' W" at Martos Gallery - East Marion, NY

A sprawling group show organized by Bob Nickas and presented by Martos Gallery in Chelsea. The exhibition includes around 66 artists with most of the works either made for the show or as site-specific works. "LAT. 41° 7' N., LONG. 72° 19' W" is presented in the North Fork home of art dealer Jose Martos and artist Servane Mary. Before landing on the North Fork this year, Martos Gallery presented three annual summer exhibitions in either Bridgehampton and Sagaponack.

LAT. 41° 7' N., LONG. 72° 19' W includes works by Mary Heilmann, T.J. Wilcox, B. Wurtz, Bill Adams, Carol Bove, Ryan Foerster, Jason Metcalf, Sam Moyer, Virginia Overton, Barbara Bloom, Kelley Walker, Aaron Suggs, Amy O'Neill, David Flaugher, Anna Conway, Justin Beal, Christopher Astley and others.

Through Sept. 2. Open Saturday and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. and by appointment.

12395 Main Road (Rt. 25), East Marion, NY 1193. www.martosgallery.com.

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Installation by B. Wurtz. "Red Glass and Red Bowl," "Orange Bowl," "Yellow Bowl," "Green Bowl and Green Glass," and "Green Bowl." Wood, modeling paste, acrylic paint, and metal.

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2. "Pop Up 1: MONTAUK" - Fabiola Beracasa and Art Production Fund in association with Gary Carrion-Murayari and Joyce Sitterly of the New Museum - Montauk, NY

"Pop Up 1: Montauk" is a site-specific exhibition featuring a single commissioned work by three artists. Each piece was created to relate to the wooded site and to Montauk's artistic legacy, according to gallerist Beracasa. Anya Kielar's work is a series of new fabric paintings suspended on clothine line. Virginia Overton's sculptural installation is used pickup truck that has been deconstructed and reconfigured. Olympia Scarry's "Lick" is a series of stacked rock salt sculptures designed to attract wildlife and to morph through exposure to the animal interaction and weather.

Through Sept. 8. Open Thursdays through Sundays from noon to 6 p.m. and by appointment.

333 Old Montauk Hwy., Montauk, NY 11954 (Parking streetside or at Gurney's Inn, 290 Old Montuak Hwy). www.artproductionfund.org.

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Fabric Paintings by Anya Kielar installed in Pop Up 1 Montauk

Fabric Paintings by Anya Kielar installed in Pop Up 1 Montauk. Photo by Pat Rogers.

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3. "Seventh-Inning Stretch" at Eric Firestone Gallery - East Hampton, NY

What could be more summer than baseball (or softball) under the sun? The themed group show opened to coincide with the Artists vs Writers Celebrity Softball game but the art stands on its own. The show is curated by Carlo McCormick and gallerist Eric Firestone to explore the ways America's pastime is making its way into contemporary art, why we care about the game and the ways it restores belief in heroes and come-back stories.

"Seventh-Inning Stretch" has a full lineup of artists including Daniel Arsham, Slater Bradley, William Coupon, Carlton DeWoody, Sebastian Errazuriz, Elissa Goldstone, Susan Grayson, Jeanette Hayes, Neil Jenney, Deborah Kass, Hiro Kurata, Eva LeWitt, Justin Lowe & Jonah Freeman, Andrea Mary Marshall, Mint & Serf, Guy Overfelt, Raymond Pettibon, Garrett Pruter, Kathy Rudin, Tom Sanford, Shelter Serra, Randy Slack, Jim Thompson, JJ Veronis, Nari Ward, Eric White, Wendy White, Rob Wynne, and Dustin Yellin.

Through Sept. 9. Open Labor Day Weekend from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. The gallery is then open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.

Eric Firestone Gallery is located at 4 Newtown Lane, East Hampton, NY 11937. www.ericfirestonegallery.com.

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"Sandy" by Deborah Kass, 1997, Silkscreen on canvas, 48 x 48 inches

"Sandy" by Deborah Kass, 1997, Silkscreen on canvas, 48 x 48 inches

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4. "Michelle Stuart - Drawn By Nature" at Parrish Art Museum - Water Mill, NY

A survey show of sorts, the exhibition presents over 50 sculptural assemblages, works on paper and photographs with a focus on drawings and land art projects Michelle Stuart made between 1968 and 2010. Her lifelong interest in the natural world, the earth and the cosmos are reflected in her art whether drawing, sculpture, photography, video, installation or site-specific earthworks.

"Michelle Stuart: Drawn from Nature" includes works that demonstrate her redefining of drawing, her pioneering use of a range of mediums. and her early contributions to process-based sculpture and Land Art. The exhibit includes rarely-seen drawings from the late 1960s that channel the mottled surface of the moon and foreshadow the monumentally scaled "scrolls" from the 1970s for which Stuart became internationally known.

A video documenting Stuart's unusual working methods on the scrolls - including "Niagara Gorge Path Relocated (1975)", a 460-foot long "scroll," cascading down a bank along the Niagara River at Artpark in Lewiston, NY, is on view.

Through Oct. 27. Open through Labor Day Weekend from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. After Sept. 4, the museum is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed Tuesday. Guided tours are offered Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays at 2 p.m.

The Parrish Art Museum is located at 279 Montauk Hwy., Water Mill, NY 11976. www.parrishart.org.

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"Water Path/Flower Mountain: Garden for the Re-birth of a Military Bunker at Fort Tilden, Breezy Point, NY, 1975–1976" by Michelle Stuart. Graphite and watercolour on rag paper, 24 x 36 inches. Private collection.

"Water Path/Flower Mountain: Garden for the Re-birth of a Military Bunker at Fort Tilden, Breezy Point, NY, 1975–1976" by Michelle Stuart. Graphite and watercolour on rag paper, 24 x 36 inches.
Private collection.

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5. "Jack Youngerman: Black & White" at LongHouse Reserve - East Hampton, NY

The exhibition presents black and white resin sculpture made by Youngerman in the 80's in his Bridgehampton studio. Each work began as a flat rectangle and was transformed into a three-dimensional curving forms through torsion.

Installed in two adjacent garden areas at LongHouse, the folded works are arranged to converse with the landscape and to accentuate the divide between black and white.

While there, be sure to notice sculpture installed throughout the grounds as well as temporary installations by Ai Weiwei, Yoan Capote and Alice Aycock.

Through Oct. 12. Open Wednesdays and Saturdays from 2 to 5 p.m.

LongHouse Reserve is located 133 Hands Creek Road, East Hampton, NY 11937. www.longhouse.org.

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Sculptures by Jack Youngerman installed at LongHouse Reserve.

Sculpture by Jack Youngerman installed at LongHouse Reserve.

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6. Chuck Close - "Recent Works on View" at Guild Hall Museum - East Hampton, NY

CHUCK CLOSE: RECENT WORKS” presents a range of mediums embraced by Close while still retaining his signature portraiture compositions. On view are jacquard tapestries, oil paintings on canvas, watercolor pigment prints, felt stamp works and ink and graphic drawings. Close's last one-person show at Guild Hall was in 1991 and featured his large-scale Polaroid photographs.

Through Oct. 14. Open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Monday and noon to 5 p.m. over Labor Day Weekend. Afterwards, the museum is open Friday through Sunday.

Guild Hall is located at 159 Main Street, East Hampton, NY 11937. www.guildhall.org.

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"Self-Portrait (Yellow Raincoat) by Chuck Close, 2013. Archival watercolor pigment print (90°) on Hahnemühle rag paper, paper: 75 x 60 inches, image: 63 x 53 inches, Edition of 10. 

"Self-Portrait (Yellow Raincoat) by Chuck Close, 2013. Archival watercolor pigment print (90°) on Hahnemühle rag paper, paper: 75 x 60 inches, image: 63 x 53 inches, Edition of 10.

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7. "Marc Dalessio- Solo Show" at Grenning Gallery - Sag Harbor, NY

The en plein air painter returns for another solo show at Grenning Gallery. Paintings capture views from the artist's recent travels to Sweden, Switzerland, Ireland, Italy, and his original home of California. The paintings are dabbled with shadows, lights and darks in Dalesso's poetic realism style.
"Marc Dalessio" presents around 25 paintings with 12 featuring scenes from the Hamptons.

Dalessio studies in Florence, Italy developing his style and refining his technique after graduating from University of California at Santa Cruz. This is his 10th solo exhibition with Grenning Gallery since 2000. Don't be surprised if you see Dalessio painting in Sag Harbor or other spots with his wooden paint box.

Through Oct. 6. Open Labor Day Weekend from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Afterwards, the gallery is open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

Grenning Gallery is located at 17 Washington Street, Sag Harbor, NY 11963. www.grenninggallery.com.

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"The Terrace in Dubrovnik" by Marc Dalessio, 2013. Oil, 47 x 59 inches.

"The Terrace in Dubrovnik" by Marc Dalessio, 2013. Oil, 47 x 59 inches.

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8. "Caio Fonseca - New Works" at The Drawing Room - East Hampton, NY

Caio Fonseca is known for his abstract tonal paintings which explore the interplay of forms interacting. In 2011, Fonseca distilled his vision and began making bold minimal paintings predominated by black and white. At The Drawing Room, color becomes prominent in the continuing relationship between space and form in "Caio Fonseca - New Works."

Fonseca’s work was the subject of retrospectives presented at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. (2004) and at the Institut Valencià d'Art Modern (IVAM), in Valencia, Spain (2003). His paintings are held in collections that include the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C. and the Whitney Museum of American Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and The Museum of Modern Art in New York City.

Through Sept. 30. Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Closed Tuesdays.

The Drawing Room is located at 66 Newtown Lane, East Hampton, NY 11937. www.drawingroom-gallery.com.

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"Pietrasanta P13.73" by Caio Fonseca, 2013. Gouache on paper, 14 x 14 inches.

"Pietrasanta P13.73" by Caio Fonseca, 2013. Gouache on paper, 14 x 14 inches.

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9.  “Angels, Demons, and Savages: Pollock, Ossorio, Dubuffet” at the Parrish Art Museum - Water Mill, NY

The exhibition is the first to explore the relationship between the American Abstract Expressionism painter, the Philippines-born artist and art patron, and the French painter and sculptor. Presented in two of the museum's galleries, the exhibition presents over 50 paintings and works on paper by Jackson Pollock, Alfonso Ossorio and Jean Dubuffett. It also reunites a number of works by Pollock and Dubuffet that were dispersed from Ossorio’s former collection after his death in 1990, according to The Parrish.

Through Oct. 27. Open through Labor Day Weekend from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. After Sept. 4, the museum is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed Tuesday. Guided tours are offered Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays at 2 p.m.

The Parrish Art Museum is located at 279 Montauk Hwy., Water Mill, NY 11976. www.parrishart.org.

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Paysage métapsychique (Metapsychical Landscape), 1952 Oil on canvas 51 ⅛ x 63 ¾ inches Des Moines Art Center Gift of Melva Bucksbaum in honor of the Des Moines Art Center’s 50th Anniversary 2013 © Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

"Paysage métapsychique (Metapsychical Landscape)" by Jean Dubuffet, 1952. Oil on canvas, 51 ⅛ x 63 ¾ inches. Des Moines Art Center, Gift of Melva Bucksbaum in honor of the Des Moines Art Center’s 50th Anniversary. 2013 © Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

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10. "The Rest is Art: A Celebration of the Bench as an Art Form" at Brecknock Hall - Greenport, NY.

The summer exhibition presents the lighter side of art in an exhibition presenting art benches. The temporary installation joins Peconic Landing's permanent outdoor sculpture garden located on the grounds of Brecknock Hall. The show is presented by Peconic Landing’s Resident Art Committee and curated by sculptor Dominic Antignano. The summer exhibition presents seven sculpted benches by six artists. They include Nico Yektai, Steven Ceraso and Jeffrey Grippin.

Sculptors included in the permanent exhibition include Arden Scott and Nova.

Through Oct. 31. Open daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Self-guided.

Brecknock Hall is located at 1500 Brecknock Road, Greenport, NY. www.peconiclanding.com.

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"A Former Equinox" by Arden Scott, 2012. Steel, copper, wood and stone.

"A Former Equinox" by Arden Scott, 2012. Steel, copper, wood and stone.

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