DISPATCH – MAY 8, 2013 (8:30 a.m.)


Another art fair week is arriving in NYC adding to the quick pace of art viewing in the Big Apple. As always, Hamptons artists and organizations are in the thick of it. Listed below is a small slice of where to find Hamptons-related talent in NYC.

New shows are listed first according to opening dates. Exhibition closing immediately follow. Current shows continuing beyond the month are listed next.  This column is updated as new information arrives.


MAY 2 (Friday)

“PORNALIKES by Piotr Uklański  has an opening reception on May 3 from 6 to 8 p.m. The exhibition continues through June 8.  Works on view are part of an ongoing series of photographs derived from the Polish artist’s image archive depicting porn actors who strongly resemble famous people from the here and now. Karma is located at 39 Great Jones Street, Ground floor.  karmakarma.org. Karma exhibits in The Hamptons in a pop up space during summer.

MAY 8 (Wednesday) 

“RAPTURE” – A solo exhibition by Rosanne Olson has an opening reception on May 8 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Robin Rice Gallery in the West Village. The show continues through June 16. The exhibition features new photography with a dreamlike feel that conjures the notion of floating weightless amid blue skies. The gallery is located at 325 West 11th Street (between Greenwich and Washington Streets). Robin Rice Gallery also exhibits in the Hamptons at The Water Mill Museum in Water Mill and Sylvester’s in Sag Harbor during summer. www.robinricegallery.com.

MAY 9 (Thursday)

“STRUCTURES - A VIEW OF THREE DIMENSIONS” has an opening reception on May 9 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Birnam Wood/Galleries in Chelsea. The group exhibition features works by David Datuna, John Hardy, Tatyana Murray, Robert Rauschenberg and Aurelia Wasser. The gallery is located at 514 West 24th Street, Third Floor. www.birnamwoodart.com. Birnam Wood/Galleries also has a gallery in East Hampton, NY.

MAY 9-12 (Thursday through Sunday)

It’s Frieze Art Week in New York City with art fairs springing up along city streets and grassy knolls. Here’s where to find a few of the Hamptons connections:

ERIC FIRESTONE GALLERY of East Hampton exhibits at Pulse New York at Booth C1. The art fair is located at The Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 West 18th Street in Chelsea. pulse-art.com.

"Jean Michel Basquiat, Great Jones Street Studio, New York, 1987" by Tseng Kwong Chi. Printed 2013.

HALSEY MCKAY GALLERY of East Hampton presents art by Denise Kupferschmidt at  NADA . The art fair is presented at Pier 36 at Basketball City, 299 South Street on the East River. www.newartdealers.org.

MAY 14 (Tuesday)

“THIS LIFE” – A solo show by Steve Alpert is presented in SoHo at 177 Prince Street, 2nd Floor from May 14 to 16. The gallery is open from noon to 9:30 p.m. www.stevealpertart.com.

MAY 16 (Thursday)

BENEFIT RECITAL by composer-pianist Bruce Wolosoff of Shelter Island will take place on May 16 at 8 p.m. at the at the Renee Weiler Concert Hall of the Greenwich House Music School, 46 Barrow Street (near 7th Avenue and Bleecker Street). The concert benefits the German Diez Scholarship Fund. Tickets are $20 and are only available at the door. Additional donations are welcomed. brucewolosoff.com.

May 23 (Thursday)

“SPRING REVIVAL – A Group Exhibition”opens tonight with an Opening Reception from 6 to 8 p.m. The show continues through June 29. The show includes new artworks by Daniel Brice, Christian Haub, Rory MacArthur, Marilla Palmer, Stacey Piwinski, Rocío Rodriguez, Yolanda Sánchez, Debra Smith and Josette Urso. Kathryn Markel Fine Arts is located in Chelsea at 529 West 20th, Suite 6W. www.markelfinearts.com.  Kathryn Markel Fine Arts has a gallery in Bridgehampton, NY which presents exhibitions from April to December.

"Big Yellow" by Rocío Rodriguez, 2012. Oil on canvas, 66 x 90 inches. Courtesy Kathryn Markel Fine Arts.



“PAUL BEHNKE: AN AWFUL RAINBOW” at Kathryn Markel Fine Arts in Chelsea closes on May 19. The show features new abstract paintings by Behnke. Kathryn Markel Fine Arts is located at 529 West 20th, Suite 6W. www.markelfinearts.com.  Kathryn Markel Fine Arts has a gallery in Bridgehampton, NY which presents exhibitions from April to December.


“PERLE FINE: 30 YEARS OF PAINTING” at Spanierman Modern in Midtown closes on May 24. Fine (1905-1988) was based in East Hampton, NY. Spanierman Modern is located at 53 East 58th Street. www.spaniermanmodern.com.

“DRIPPING! POURING! STAINING!” at Spanierman Modern in Midtown closes on May 24. Exhibiting artists with a Hamptons connection include Carol Hunt, Susan Vecsey, Dan Christensen (1942 - 2007) and Syd Solomon (1917-2004). The show also includes works by Frank Bowling, Stanley Boxer, Friedel Dzubas, Paul Jenkins, Larry Poons, Jack Roth, James Walsh and Neil Williams. Spanierman Modern is located at 53 East 58th Street. www.spaniermanmodern.com.

"Dusk, Sag Harbor Bay" by Susan  Vecsey, 2012. Oil on linen, 35 7/8 x 35 7/8 inches.


“THE RED RULES OF TOOTH AND CLAW” by Jeff Muhs closes on May 25 at Cheryl Hazan Gallery in Tribeca. The show features abstract landscape paintings that feature color drenched forms. The gallery is located at 35 North Moore Street. www.cherylhazan.com. Muhs is based in Southampton, NY.


WOOD IN CONTEMPORARY ART, CRAFT AND DESIGN” through Sept 15, 2013 at the Museum of Arts and Design. The group show presents over 75 installations, sculptures, furniture and objects made by 57 artists or designers. Included is the installation Open Air Studio by Hope Sandrow of Southampton. The Museum of Arts and Design is located at 2 Columbus Circle. www.madmuseum.org.


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UPDATED: May 21, 2013


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