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"Maze" by Alan Shields, 1981-1982.

The late artist Alan Shields (1944-2005) was a mid-western export with equal parts gumption, vision and invention. A straight line could probably be drawn from the American heartland to the font of the artist’s resourcefulness—a kitchen table

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"The Green and White Warbler" by Jason Middlebrook, 2008. Oak plank, acrylic paint, steel, and cast concrete bottles, 64 1/4 x 44 x 17 7/8 inches.

Jason Middlebrook proudly refers to himself as a schizophrenic artist. For many years he has been torn between sculpture and painting. Instead of choosing one form over the other, Middlebrook has let the dichotomy play itself out

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Detail of "Arctic Circle," "Latitude New York City," and "Equator" by Maya Lin.  Vermont Danby Marble, 2013-2014.

In the sun-drenched lobby of Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill this summer, the artist Maya Lin explores the environment in three primary sculptural installations that examine the topographies, flood plains and waterways of our changing global

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"Cockatoo Whisper" by Hunt Slonem, 2007. Oil on canvas, 56 x 48 inches. Courtesy ARC Fine Art LLC.

If you’re looking for interesting art, the Hamptons galleries will not disappoint. This weekend, there are three strong contenders for your art gallery attention. Expressive lines couched in sculpture, drawings and painting are all on the schedule. Expect

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"NAWA Axis for Peace - Project 2014" with artist Mariyo Yagi.

Members of the public had the chance to take part in the creation of a participatory art project that resulted in a fabric sculpture now installed at LongHouse Reserve in East Hampton, NY. The brainchild of Mariyo Yagi,

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Installation view of the exhibition, Platform: Maya Lin. Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, New York.
July 4-October 13, 2014. In foreground, "Equator" (2014), "Latitude New York City" (2013) and "Arctic Circle" (2013).
On wall, "Pin River—Sandy" (2013). Courtesy Pace Gallery, New York. Photo: Gary Mamay

The Parrish Art Museum launches its third edition of its Platform series with art by Maya Lin. The exhibition opens July 4 and continues through Oct. 13, 2104. Lin’s work is ecologically-inspired and combines the disciples of art,

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"Untitled" by Virginia Overton, 2014. Steel, aluminum, sandbags, and wood.

Call it Southern vernacular expression meets Minimalist DIY aesthetics. Virginia Overton forges a distinctive hybrid in contemporary art: Her work suggests oblique ties to an iconic Folk Art landmark in Georgia, Howard Finster’s Paradise Garden. As an

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"Untitled (Quetta, Pakistan)" by Sigmar Polke, 1974/1978. Gelatin silver print with applied color, 22 3/8 × 33 13/16 inches. Glenstone  Photo: Alex Jamison. © 2014 Estate of Sigmar Polke/ Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn.

Currently on view at the Museum of Modern Art, “Alibis: Sigmar Polke, 1963-2010,” traces the oeuvre of German artist Sigmar Polke (1941-2010), a restless, irreverent, insatiable polymorph. The sweeping retrospective, the largest single-artist exhibit ever undertaken by

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Sculpture by Jack Youngerman installed at LongHouse Reserve.

DISPATCH – DEC 31, 2013 EAST END, NY- There’s no time like the present to scroll through 2013 and consider East End exhibitions that made a lasting impression. Hamptons Art Hub staff put on their thinking caps

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DISPATCH – DEC 15, 2013 MIAMI BEACH, FL- Scope Miami opened an expanded fair with a new director at its helm, a new location, and a new goal to increase the quality and profile of the satellite

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Performance Art, Opening Night at Art Untitled Miami Beach 2013. Photo by Kathy Zeiger.

DISPATCH – DEC 5, 2013 MIAMI BEACH, FL- Tuesday night saw the first round of art fair previews for Miami Art Fair Week. Art Untitled welcomed its second edition. Curator Omar Lopez-Chahoud returned to help present an

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Abel Barroso st Pan American Art Projects.

Pinta Art Fair opened this weekend with a strongly curated fair. With about 70 exhibitors from 20 countries, Pinta NY manages to be a small fair that packs a punch. It resists and contradicts the stereotypes that

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"Teacher’s Pet" Surrounded by "Vazes" by Don Christensen,  2008. Image courtesy of the artist.

DISPATCH – NOV 8, 2013 WATER MILL, NY- Today is the day when it is revealed. “It” is the Parrish Art Museum’s 2013 artist juried biennial “Artists Choose Artists”. The exhibition previews tonight with a museum Members

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“Sheep Station” by François-Xavier Lalanne.

In his Le Mariage d’Olympe (1855) playwright Émile Augier coined the phrase  “nostalgie de la boue,” in English: nostalgia for mud. This compelling term, which has long outlasted its birth in an obscure writing, offers an apt

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"Untitled" by Eric Freeman, 2013. 96 x 96 inches.

DISPATCH – SEPT 12, 2013 EAST END, NY- New art exhibitions, the OLA Film Festival and Shakespeare outside are happening in the East End art scene this weekend. Here is this week’s list of where to find

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"Interruptions Repeated" by Almond Zigmund.  Raw Plywood, 87 x 181 x 71 1/4 inches. Photo by Jenny Gorman. Image curtesy of the artist.

Almond Zigmund: “Interruptions Repeated” – Parrish Road Show & “Interruptions Repeated (Again and Again)” – Glenn Horowitz Bookseller Marcel Duchamp’s famous quote came to mind when I went to see Almond Zigmund’s new site-specific piece, Interruptions Repeated, for

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"Man in the Box" by Marc Sijan. Polyester resin and oil paint, lifesize.

DISPATCH – AUG 29, 2013 HAMPTONS & EAST END, NY- Labor Day weekend is upon us and brings the last hurrah of the summer. Art is plentiful and there are new exhibitions opening plus music, dance, an

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Photo by Sandra Hale Schulman.

New York City is one of the best walking towns in the world. Streets go east-west, avenues north-south, and Broadway slashes through it. Things get jangled by the historical events that shaped lower Manhattan below 14th Street,

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"Cars, Cars" by Josephine Meckseper, 2013. Metal fixtures, metal chains, glass crystal, pigment print on anodized aluminum on acrylic mirrored MDF slatwall with aluminum edging and fluorescent lights.
48 x 47 5/8 x 1 inches. Photograph by Lance Brewer.

“Reverse Engineering: How or Why?,” curated by Bill Powers and on view at the Fireplace Project, aims to mine a terrain that is usually associated with military and technological concerns. In its presentation of the art of

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"Original Warrior" by Sydney Albertini.

DISPATCH – AUG 5, 2013 HAMPTONS, NY- Ready to get on the road? The Parrish Art Museum is. This weekend sees the return of the Parrish’s off-site summer installation project.  On Saturday, Sydney Albertini’s installation And Also,

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"Agro-Fiddling" by Torey Thornton.

DISPATCH – JULY 19, 2013 HAMPTONS, NY- Another busy week of art in the Hamptons! This weekend brings benefits for LongHouse Reserve, Bay Street Theatre, Art in General and a party for Guild Hall’s Young Contemporaries. The

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FEATURED_Aakash Nihalani pictured applying tape, 2013.

DISPATCH – JULY 12, 2013 (8:45 a.m.) HAMPTONS & NORTH FORK, NY- The pace has quickened in the Hamptons art scene! artMRKT Hamptons and ArtHamptons provide extra places to see art this weekend. Both fairs opened last

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"Saltaire ll" by Ej Camp. Photograph.

DISPATCH – JUNE 21, 2013 (9:11 a.m.) HAMPTONS & EAST END, NY- There’s lots of art and art events to experience this weekend. Just a few highlights include East End or Busk at the Parrish Art Museum,

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"Seahorses" by Janet Nolan, 2011. Neckties, aluminum wire, stainless steel ball, 16 inches x 16 inches x 16 inches.

Tucked back from Main Street in Amagansett, the two rooms of ILLE Arts are continually flooded with brilliant Atlantic sunlight, making this cultural center and gallery space perfect for showcasing the works of both well-known and emerging

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"Sombrero de Palma" by Rafael Ferrer, 1991. Oil stick on paper, 32 x 24 inches. Courtesy Adam Baumgold Gallery.

“Rafael Ferrer: Calor” at Adam Baumgold Gallery, 60 East 66th Street, New York, NY 10065 The formal aptitude in color and line, ease of invention, and ability for pun and punditry of Rafael Ferrer do not cease

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Partial installation view of "The Carographer's Conundrum" by Sanford Biggers installed at Mass MoCA.

DISPATCH – JAN 20, 2013 (10:35 p.m.) NORTH ADAMS, MA- The puzzle may be long solved but the quandaries still compel from the large scale installation “The Cartographer’s Conundrum” by Sanford Biggers. The warehouse-size art installation appeared

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Photo by WorldRedEye.com. Courtesy Miami Project.

DISPATCH – DEC 17, 2012 (9:35 p.m.) MIAMI, FL- The results are in: Miami Project has been dubbed a success. The gauge for the pronouncement was three-fold: visitor response, exhibitor feedback and the numbers. Miami Project drew

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"Without a Doubt Part 2" by Oliver Jeffers.

DISPATCH – DEC 1, 2012 (3:05 p.m.) BROOKLYN, NY- It’s here! The curated People’s Choice exhibition of Brooklyn artists opens tonight at the Brooklyn Museum. The opening coincides with Target First Saturdays so it’s bound to be

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“Considering Global Warmth” by Scott McIntire. Courtesy Art Sites.

DISPATCH – SEPT 21, 2012 (6:47 p.m.) RIVERHEAD, NY It’s bound to be an interesting show. Each of the exhibiting artists has a direct artistic relationship with nature. Artists function as advocate, documentary, coordinator, observer or interpreter. Nature assumes roles that include muse, material, inspiration and

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From the book "NO MORE CHINOTTO FOREVER, AGAIN..." by BJARNE MELGAARD. Courtesy of KARMA.

DISPATCH – SEPT 14, 2012 (8:23 a.m.) HAMPTONS & NORTH FORK, NY It’s a busy weekend for art openings in the Hamptons. Here’s this week’s list of new art openings in the Hamptons. AMAGANSETT  ILLE ARTS GALLERY

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Artwork by Michael Chiarello. Courtesy Montauk Beach House.

DISPATCH – AUG 17, 2012 (8:35 a.m.) HAMPTONS & NORTH FORK, NY There are plenty of art openings, events and art-related lectures to keep art lovers hopping all weekend. Here’s what’s on tap for the weekend and

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"Her iPod" by Edwina White, 2011. pencil, ink, acrylic, 18 x 15.5 inches.

DISPATCH – AUG 16, 2012 (11:10 p.m.) HAMPTONS, NY This week’s spotlight shines on the inaugural exhibition of a new artist book shop, a group exhibition presenting art made from reused materials and a group show playing up

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Detail of "Under the Radar" by Alice Hope. Courtesy Parrish Art Museum.

DISPATCH – AUG 11, 2012 (12:10 p.m.) MONTAUK & BRIDGEHAMPTON, NY Breaking with tradition, the Parrish Art Museum is presenting site-specific installations that have nothing to do with their current home in Southampton. Both installations weave the outdoors with their

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Painting by Maeve D'Arcy. Acrylic on canvas, 24 x 24 inches.

DISPATCH – AUG 3, 2012 (9:30 a.m.) HAMPTONS, N.Y. Compiled for your pleasure (and information) are this week’s art openings and new exhibitions taking place in the Hamptons and the North Fork. Happy art viewing! BRIDGEHAMPTON KATHRYN MARKEL FINE

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"Memory Master" by Masanao Hirayama.

DISPATCH – JULY 30, 2012 (8:45 a.m.) WATER MILL, NY The rain poured but it did not dissuade the frivolity and dramatic fun presented by The Watermill Center during its 19th Annual Watermill Center Summer Benefit. “The Big Bang” was held

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"Where There Was Nothing Now There is Something" by Jason Peters.

DISPATCH – JULY 13, 2012 (9:45 p.m.) BRIDGEHAMPTON, NY The Hayground School will become an art wonderland when Powerplay alights on the grounds and takes over the campus tomorrow. Powerplay promises to be a whirling dervish of artistic activity.

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"Seas of Humanity" by Perry Burns.

DISPATCH – June 29, 2012 (8:30 a.m.) HAMPTONS, NY This weekend brings the Fourth of July to the Hamptons art scene. As fitting, there’s an explosion of art opening to enthrall the eyes and the mind. Here’s the weekly round up

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"Closeup" Dalton Portella exhibited Out East Gallery in Montauk, NY.

DISPATCH – May 19, 2012 (12:30 p.m.) HAMPTONS, NY This is a big weekend for art exhibitions. Memorial Day Weekend is the start of the Hamptons art season but the upcoming days aren’t times for slacking. Opening tonight is the

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"Rhapsody in Blue" by Robert Stimban. Courtesy East End Arts.

DISPATCH – May 12, 2012 (1:24 p.m.) HAMPTONS, NY This weekend feels like the hush before the storm of art openings. The next two weekends will be flush with new art shows, new galleries and openings. There’s still plenty of

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DISPATCH – Feb 21, 2012 (9:35 p.m.) SAG HARBOR, NY If you like “Legs,” the time to speak up is running out. The controversy centers on the sidewalk-adjacent installation of the Larry Rivers sculpture, “Legs.” “Legs” is installed on the grounds

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"Woodwinds" by Don Saco

DISPATCH – Dec 31, 2011 (3:07 p.m.) HAMPTONS & NORTH FORK, NY 2011 was a great year for art! Of course, on the East End of Long Island, pretty much every year is a great year for

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DISPATCH – November 26, 2011 (Saturday, 9:35 p.m.) Hamptons, NY How do galleries give thanks? They fill their walls with art by gallery artists and hold special openings. At least, this is how three galleries choose to celebrate Thanksgiving. A fourth gallery expressed gratitude

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DISPATCH – December 16, 2011 (3:46 p.m.) BRIDGEHAMPTON, NY The installation on the upper level of the Silas Marder Gallery is like an art wonderland. The trip begins with the installation announcement, clad in an ornate frame, placed at the foot

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"Ship of Tolerance" in Venice. Shown is artist Ilya Kabakov. Courtesy Kapell Gallery.

DISPATCH – November 29, 2011 (7:08 p.m.) North Fork, NY and Miami, FL Waving a flag to draw attention is a time-tested tradition. Hoisting a sail to encourage tolerance and embrace differences may be on the way to becoming

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DISPATCH – November 12, 2011 (Saturday; 10:30 a.m.) Patchogue, NY The Second Patchogue Arts Biennial is in the final throes of a three-week exhibition. Last night, I went and checked it out. I entered through “the back door” from inside Briarcliffe College (versus the

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"Untitled" by Chris Duncan. Courtesy Halsey McKay Gallery.

DISPATCH – October 28, 2011 (Friday; 9:19 a.m.) Hamptons & North Fork, NY Fall has arrived, bringing fluttering yellow leaves, orange pumpkins and white Montauk Daisies. If longing has set in for sunglasses days, sidewalk dining at dusk and more art exhibition options than it’s possible to attend,

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I Am Pascal by Dorothea Rockburne. Courtesy Parrish Art Museum.

DISPATCH – August 7, 2011 (Sunday; 5:00 p.m.) Southampton, NY Artwork made by Dorothea Rockburne comes from serious stuff. Her art derives from math theory, Pythagorean Theory, astronomy, archeology, philosophy and medieval art history. The way this translates

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DISPATCH – July 23, 2011 (Saturday; 7:00 p.m.) Southampton, NY The concrete sculptures arrived from NYC. They were unloaded, one by one, from three trucks and moved onto the grassy grounds of the Parrish Art Museum. It took

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"Looking for a face in the Crowd 2" by Ricardo Pascale. Courtesy Boltax Gallery.

DISPATCH – July 7, 2011 (Friday; 11:05 a.m.) Shelter Island, NY When Ricardo Pascale looks at wood, he sees potential. He sees textures that are rough, varied and unexpected. He sees colors—some created as the bi-products of tanneries

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DISPATCH – June 19, 2011 (Sunday; 8:14 p.m.) Riverhead, NY Craig Kane makes the smallest artworks you’ll probably ever see. From afar, his “CONSTRUCTS” installation at Art Sites gives the impression of smudges or tangles of material on an otherwise

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DISPATCH - June 2, 2011 (Thursday); 11:53 p.m. Hamptons, NY Memorial Day Weekend is a busy one for the gallery scene. In a nod to the first exhibition explosion, I challenged myself to attend as many openings as traffic and timing would

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The World is Bigger Than You Think by Egill Saebjornsson and Moraes. Photo by Hronn Axelsdottir. Courtesy of The Watermill Center.

DISPATCH - May 6, 2011 (Friday); 7:30 p.m. Water Mill, NY Pack away expectation and bring an open mind. The only thing to know is that it will be different. Artist presentations at The Watermill Center are parts

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The Warming by Janet Culbertson

DISPATCH - April 30, 2011 (Saturday); 6:45 p.m. GREENPORT, Long Island Janet Culbertson’s art glitters. Shiny metallics shimmer where beauty and ugly collide. Environmental devastation is her muse. Cultural genocide is the side-effect. Culbertson doesn’t flinch when portraying ecological destruction. In her

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