Moving into the heart of Spring, Long Island has a slate of new shows worth noting in April. This month, our selections for art exhibition to know on Long Island include themed exhibitions revolving around place, mythology, pushing boundaries, the environment and contemporary abstraction. All art exhibitions are presented in Nassau County or Suffolk County, located west of The Hamptons and East End. Many feature work made by Long Island artists.

1. “Women in Contrast” at The David Filderman Gallery

The Hofstra University Museum in Hempstead in Nassau County presents “Women in Contrast” on view until August 18, 2017.

The exhibition will display 33 photos curated from the museum's collection of over 900 photographs that present images made by modern and contemporary female photographers who pushed the limits for their medium. Images in the exhibition document a century’s worth of images and artistic innovation and include cityscapes, outcasts and other subjects that were not typical for the times. The exhibition includes work by Berenice Abbott, Diane Arbus, Marilyn Bridges, Nancy Burson, Imogen Cunningham, Donna Ferrato, Toni Frissell, Mary Ellen Mark and Dorothy Norman.

On Friday, April 21, 2017 from 3 to 4 p.m., there will be a Curator’s Talk with Kristy Caratzola. A Reception immediately follows from 4 to 5 p.m. The show is presented in association with the 17th Berkshire Conference on the History of Women, Genders, and Sexualities to be held at Hofstra University June 1-4, 2017. For information or to register, visit www.2017berkshireconfrence.hofstra.edu.

The David Filderman Gallery is located at the Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, Ninth Floor South Campus, Hofstra University, 112 Hofstra Blvd, Hempstead, NY 11549. www.hofstra.edu/community/museum/.

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Marilyn Bridges (American, b. 1948) "Kazhitna Glacier, Denali, Alaska, 1990," from the portfolio, "Heightened Perspectives," gelatin silver print, 16 x 20 in., Hofstra University Museum Collections, Gift of Steven and Susan Ball, HU95.14.9. Courtesy Hofstra University.

Marilyn Bridges (American, b. 1948) "Kazhitna Glacier, Denali, Alaska, 1990," from the portfolio, "Heightened Perspectives," gelatin silver print, 16 x 20 in., Hofstra University Museum Collections, Gift of Steven and Susan Ball, HU95.14.9. Courtesy Hofstra University.

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2. “Mythos” at Haven Gallery

Haven Gallery in Northport in Suffolk County presents “Mythos” on view from April 8 to May 7, 2017.

“Mythos” is a sprawling group show exhibiting figurative art based on mystical creatures and lore, both historic and contemporary, to take the pulse of mythology today. Featuring painting, drawing and sculptures, there are over 30 artists in the gallery show.

They include Ingrid Tusell, Vince Natale, Mahlimae, Jim Pavelec, Camilla d’Errico, Kristin Shiraef, Rob Rey, Mandy Tsung, Scott Radke, Amy Katherine Minchew, Tom Bagshaw, Shane Pierce, Stephanie Law, Daniel Williams, Brin Levinson, Tom Babbey, Rebecca Yanovskaya, Laurie Lee Brom, Mall, Rachael Bridge, Erika Sanada, Michael C. Hayes, Dariusz Zawadzki, Adam Burke, Nadezda, June Leeloo, Andi Soto, Naoto Hattori, Marc Scheff Brendon Flynn, Joseph Weinreb, Loretta Lizzio and Omar Rayyan.

Haven Gallery is located at 155 Main Street, The Carriage House Square, Suite 4, Northport, NY 11768. www.havenartgallery.com.

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“Echoes” by Nadezda. Oil on panel, 8 x 8 inches. Courtesy Havens Gallery.

“Echoes” by Nadezda. Oil on panel, 8 x 8 inches. Courtesy Havens Gallery.

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3. “The Art Collectors” at Gallery North

Gallery North in Setauket in Suffolk County presents "The Art Collectors" from March 31 to April 21, 2017.

The exhibition features portraits and figurative art collected by Long Island art collectors Richard Gerrig and Timothy Peterson with a selection of contemporary art by Long Island artists that relate to their collection. Highlights of the show include art by Andy Warhol, Raymond Pettibon, Deborah Kass, Robert Mapplethorpe, Kehinde Wiley, Zanele Muholi and others. Another highlight is a 1930s portrait of Man Ray, according to the gallery.

Gallery North is located at 90 North Country Road, Setauket, NY 11733. www.gallerynorth.org.

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"Nick (Orange Eyes)" by Ryan McGinley, 2008-9. C-print, Edition of three, 13 x 20 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Team Gallery. Provided by Gallery North.

"Nick (Orange Eyes)" by Ryan McGinley, 2008-9. C-print, Edition of three, 13 x 20 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Team Gallery. Provided by Gallery North.

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4.  “Long Island Abstraction: 2 Generations” at Art League of Long Island

Art League of Long Island in Dix Hills in Suffolk County presents “Long Island Abstraction: 2 Generations” on view until April 12, 2017.

The exhibition will feature contemporary abstraction by two nonagenarians master painters paired with two Long Island artists inspired by their art in their own abstract paintings. Exhibiting artists are Stan Brodsky, Frank Wimberley, Peter Galasso and Laura Powers-Swiggett. Click here to read a review of the show.

The Jeanie Tengelsen Gallery is located at the Art League of Long Island, 107 East Deer Park Road, Dix Hills, NY 11746. www.artleagueli.net.

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"Western Wall" by Frank Wimberley, 2012, 50 x 50, acrylic on canvas.

"Western Wall" by Frank Wimberley, 2012, 50 x 50, acrylic on canvas.

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5. "Earth Muse: Art and the Environment" at the Heckscher Museum of Art

Heckscher Museum of Art presents “Earth Muse: Art and The Environment" from April 15 to July 30, 2017 at the Huntington-based art museum in Suffolk County.

The exhibition, timed to coincide with Earth Day and spring, features aerial photos of Long Island waters by Alex Ferrone, photograms of ocean waves by Melissa Fleming, and topographical constructions of the Adirondacks by Winn Rea. Each of the artist's work encourages viewers to reconsider familiar environments in a new way by presenting alternate views of familiar landscapes in their art. The exhibit also considers man’s impact on the environment through the art of Michelle Stuart, Peter Beard, Brandon Ballengée and Barbara Roux.

An Opening Reception for museum members and invited guests takes place on Saturday, April 22, 2017. An artist Gallery Talk takes place on Sunday, April 30, 2017 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Open to the public, three exhibiting artists will discuss their work. Expected to speak are Alex Ferrone, Melissa Fleming and Winn Rea. The talk is free with museum admission.

The Heckscher Museum of Art is located at 2 Prime Ave, Huntington, NY 11743. www.heckscher.org.

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"Topo Shift: Upper Saranac" by Winn Rea, 2016. Courtesy Heckscher Museum.

"Topo Shift: Upper Saranac" by Winn Rea, 2016. Courtesy Heckscher Museum.

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6. “India: Reflections of Four Artists” at The Alfred Van Loen Gallery

The Alfred Van Loen Gallery in Huntington in Suffolk County presents “India: Reflections of Four Artists” on view from April 29 until June 1, 2017.

"India" Reflections of Four Artists" exhibits the art of Ginger Balizer-Hendler, Rosanne Ebner, Puneeta Mittal and Nancy Yoshii. The four women were part of a six-person group who traveled to India in 2013. Inspired by the sights, sounds, architecture, gardens, bazaars, temples, forts and the culture experienced on their three-week trip, India made a lasting impression on all four and impacted the work of each of the established artists. The exhibition presents ceramics, collage, mixed media and painting.

An opening reception will be held on Saturday, April 29, 2017.

The Alfred Van Loen Gallery is located at the South Huntington Library, 145 Pidgeon Hill Road, Huntington Station, NY 11746. www.shpl.info.

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Art on Long Island is a monthly column presenting highlights of art on view in Long Island galleries and museums in Nassau and Suffolk Counties, located west of The Hamptons and East End. Have a tip about art we should know about on Long Island? Email hamptonsarthub@gmail.com with Long Island Art in the Subject Line.

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