DISPATCH - AUG 8, 2013


This weekend is another noteworthy one for art in the Hamptons. Both art museums are unveiling new exhibitions and arts programming and Watermill Center hosts a repeat of performance art presented at its recent summer benefit. The gallery scene is also busy with new shows opening across the Hamptons and in Riverhead. Here is this week's list of where to find art on the East End.


CRAZY MONKEY GALLERY - Cynthia Sobel, Dianne Marxe, and Kathy Hammond” opens today with an Opening Reception on Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m. The exhibition remains on view through Aug. 26. Sobel will exhibit abstract paintings inspired by music and natural rhythms. Marxe will show sculptures of animals in wildlife. Hammond will exhibit her stylistic unplanned, spontaneous paintings. Also on view are works by artist coop members. Crazy Monkey Gallery is located at 136 Main Street, Amagansett, NY 11930 www.thecrazymonkeygallery.com.


Artwork by Diane Marxe. Courtesy Crazy Monkey Gallery


JACKSON CARRIAGE HOUSE - “Amagansett Art: Across the Years” opens Friday. The exhibition remains on view through Sept. 15. The group show features work by artists who are local or have been inspired by Amagansett. Admission is free, donations are welcomed with proceeds benefiting the Amagansett Historical Association. Jackson Carriage House is located behind Miss Amelia’s Cottage, Main Street and Windmill Lane, Amagansett, NY 11930 www.amagansetthistory.org.

Participating artists include Richard Baxter, Nicole Bigar, Zoe Pennebaker Breen, Ralph Carpentier, Lucy Cookson, Susan D'Alessio, Kate Davis, Elliott Erwitt, Victoria Fensterer, Nina Gillman, Burt Glinn, Durell Godfrey, Sue Gussow, Hope Harris, Toby Haynes, Janet Jennings, Teri Kennedy, Doug Kuntz, Elizabeth Levine, Rick LIss, Vincent Longo, Steve Loschen, Ngaere Macray, Morgan McGivern, Aaron Monet, Pamela Morgan, Michelle Murphy, John Opper, Gosta Peterson, Zak Powers, Ray Prohaska, Denise Regan, Susan Wood Richardson, Ken Robbins, Anne Seelbach, Sarah Stacke, David Stiles, Jeanie Stiles, Strong-Cuevas, Michelle Stuart, David Suter, Veronika Vogler, Rosario Varela, and Lew Zacks.

KARMA - “Wild Life” by Rob Pruitt opens on Saturday with an Opening Reception from 6 to 8 p.m. The exhibition remains on view through Aug. 26. Pruitt will exhibit new animal print paintings and “studio-life” works. Also on view are works by artists from Rob Pruitt Studio: Kevin Stahl, Raina Hamner, Matthew Craven, Kathryn Kerr, Akira Horikawa, Daniel Oh, Aliyana Gewirtzman, and Keegan Monaghan. Karma is located at 249 Main Street, Amagansett, NY 11930 www.karmakarma.org.


Artwork by Rob Pruitt. Courtesy of KARMA.


THE VICTOR D’AMICO INSTITUTE OF ART and THE ART BARGE - “Artists Speak: Janet Goleas in Conversation with April Gornik” will be held on Wednesday (Aug. 14) at 6 p.m. April Gornik is a painter who exhibits in major museums across the U.S. Janet Goleas is an artist, curator, and writer. Admission is $20. The Art Barge is located at 110 Napeague Meadow Road, Amagansett, NY 11930. www.theartbarge.com.


GARDINER FARM - “The 9th Annual East Hampton Library’s Author’s Night” will be held on Saturday. The evening begins with a public Author Reception from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Private Dinner Parties begin at 8 p.m. The event takes place at Gardiner Farm, 36 James Lane, East Hampton, NY 11937. Tickets are $100 for book signing reception only and begin at $250 for the dinners. For details, visit www.authorsnight.org.

RELATED: “Authors Night Announces its Line Up of Authors” by Pat Rogers. Published July 8, 2013.

GUILD HALL - “Chuck Close: Recent Works” opens on Friday with a VIP preview from 5 to 7 p.m. held as part of Guild Hall’s Summer Gala. Cocktails and dinner follow the preview at the Riggio estate. For tickets and details, visit www.guildhall.org

“Chuck Close: Recent Works” opens to the public on Saturday with Close in conversation with Robert Storr from 3 to 4 p.m. An Opening Reception follows from 4 to 6 p.m. Guild Hall is located at 158 Main Street,  East Hampton, NY 11937. www.guildhall.org.

"Kara / Felt Hand Stamp" by Chuck Close, 2012. Multiple made using felt stamps to hand apply oil paints on a silk screen ground, paper: 33 3/4 x 28 inches, image: 23 3/4 x 18 3/4 inches. Edition of 40. Photo courtesy Magnolia Editions and Pace Gallery.


GUILD HALL - Screening of 'Andy Warhol' with Q & A with Director Lana Jokel takes place on Wednesday (Aug. 14) at 8 p.m. The 1973 documentary features Warhol discussing art and issues  surrounding a visit to the Brooklyn Museum. Admission is free.

Guild Hall is located at 158 Main Street, East Hampton, NY 11937. www.guildhall.org.

HARPER’S BOOKS - “Stuart Sutcliffe: Yea Yea Yea” has an Opening Reception on Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. The exhibition remains on view through Oct. 14. The show, curated by Richard Price, will include 21 abstract paintings from Sutcliffe, as well as an assortment of sketches, essays, and photographs. Harper’s Books is located at 87 Newtown Lane, East Hampton, NY 11937. www.harpersbooks.com.


Artwork by Stuart Sutcliffe. Courtesy Harper's Books.


PARRISH ROAD SHOW at JOHN LITTLE STUDIO- “And Also, I Have No Idea” by Sydney Albertini has an Opening Reception on Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. The show remains on view through Sept. 2. Visitors will be encouraged to try on Albertini’s sculptural costumes and be photographed in this interactive exhibit.  The site-specific installation is part of the Parrish Road Show, a summer series of off-site installations. John Little Studio is located at Duck Creek Edwards Farm, 367 Three Mile Harbor-Hog Creek Road, East Hampton, NY 11937. www,parrishart.org.

RELATED: “Parrish Road Show Returns” by Pat Rogers. Published August 5, 2013.

POLLOCK-KRASNER HOUSE at THE FIREPLACE PROJECT - “Lichtenstein Lectures: Debuffet on Ossorio (and Pollock)” takes place on Sunday at 5 p.m. The lecture will be given by Kent Minturn of Columbia University. Admission is $5 at the door, free for members. The Fireplace Project is located at 851 Springs Fireplace Road, Springs, NY 11937. www.thefireplaceproject.com or www.sb.cc.stonybrook.edu.

RELATED:Angels, Demons, and Savages: Pollock, Ossorio, Dubuffet” Explores the Cross-Cultural Dialogue” By Pat Rogers. Published July 20, 2013.


EAST END ARTS - “H2O” has an Opening Reception on Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. The juried show focuses on artist representations of water in a variety of forms. Guest jurors are Peter Marcelle and Bruce Helander. The exhibition remains on view through Sept. 27. The gallery is located at 133 East Main Street, Riverhead, NY 11901. www.eastendarts.org.


"Objects in Mirror are Closer Than They Appear" by Win Zibeon, Blauvelt, NY. Acrylic on shaped canvas with trompe l'oeil frame. Winner of Best in Show.



ROMANY KRAMORIS GALLERY - “American Icons - New York City” by Ted Davies opens today (Thursday). The exhibition remains on view through Aug. 29. Davies will exhibit woodblock prints of New York City. The gallery is located at 41 Main Street, Sag Harbor, NY 11963 www.KramorisGallery.com.


"Entrance Uptown" by Ted Davies. 22 x 17.5 inches.



BOLTAX GALLERY  - "By the Seat of our Pants" opened on Aug. 3 and has an Artist Reception and Birthday Party on Saturday from 5 to 8 p.m. The group exhibition continues through Labor Day. Boltax is located at 21 North Ferry Rd, Shelter Island, NY 11964. www.boltaxgallery.com.

S. BITTER-LARKIN FINE ARTS presents a Solo Show by Sasha Feldman at DERING HARBOR INN - “Idols and Artifacts” by Sasha Feldman has an Opening Reception on Saturday from 5 to 8 p.m. The exhibition remains on view through Aug. 18. Feldman’s sculptures are inspired by the similarities and distinctions of modern and ancient methods of artistic expression. The work will be exhibited at Dering Harbor Inn, in the garden of Shelter Yoga and Fitness, 13 Winthrop Road, Shelter Island, NY 11965. For information, email [email protected].


Artwork by Sasha Feldman.



4 NORTH MAIN GALLERY – “Gregory Llewellyn” has an Opening Reception on Saturday from 6 to 9 p.m. The exhibition remains on view through Aug. 13. Gregory Llewellyn will exhibit abstract, colorful, patterned paintings inspired by street art. The show was curated by Jason Grodski.  The gallery is located at 4 North Main St, Southampton, NY 11968. www.4northmaingallery.com.

RELATED: "Gregory Llewellyn Opens a Solo Show at 4 North Main Gallery"


"Core" by Gregory Llewellyn.


MARK HUMPHREY GALLERY - “The Side Gallery Show” has an Opening Reception on Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. The exhibition remains on view through Aug. 11. Participating artists include Steven Brown, Clay Calvert, Darlene Charneco, Melinda Trucks, Brandon Wright, Michael Hennessy, Claudia Patino Tarlow, Digger Tozzi, Sarah Anjali, Joe Tozzi, Heike Sauerland, Kathy Tozzi, and Trina Michne. The gallery is located at 95 Main Street, Southampton, NY 11968. www.markhumphreygallery.com.

SOUTHAMPTON CENTER - Group show featuring Eric CorrielWade Kavanaugh & Stephen B. NguyenAurora Robson, and Krista Dragomer opens on Saturday with an Opening Reception from 6 to 8 p.m. The exhibition continues through Aug. 25. Also on view on Saturday "Adventures Across the Seven Seas" presented by United Photo Industries (UPI).

The Southampton Center is located at 25 Jobs Lane, Southampton, NY 11968. The exhibition is open Thursdays through Sundays from noon to 8 p.m.  www.southamptoncenter.org.

SOUTHAMPTON HISTORICAL MUSEUMS AND RESEARCH CENTER - “Fabulous Fish - Sculptures by John Rist, Jr.” has an Opening Reception on Saturday from 4 to 6 p.m. The exhibition remains on view through Nov. 2. Rist will exhibit painted wood sculptures of fish. The work will be on view at Rogers Mansion, 17 Meeting House Lane, Southampton Village, NY 11968. www.southamptonhistoricalmuseum.org.


"Trout" by John Rist Jr. Acrylic on wood.



PARRISH ART MUSEUM - “The Artist’s View: Exhibition Tour with Michelle Stuart” takes place on Friday at 6 p.m. The talk will be held in the galleries exhibiting Stuart's retrospective followed by a conversation in the museum's Lichtenstein Theater moderated by Alicia Longwell. Reservations are recommended. The museum is located at 279 Montauk Hwy, Water Mill, NY 11976. www.parrishart.org.

WATERMILL CENTER - “Discover Watermill” takes place on Sunday from 3 to 6 p.m. The open house event includes performance art first presented at the summer benefit "Devil's Heaven." Also, tours of the collections and the grounds. The event is free. Watermill Center is located at 39 Watermill Towd Road, Watermill, NY 11976. www.watermillcenter.org.

RELATED:ART SEEN: Performance Art Dominates the Watermill Center Benefit” By Pat Rogers.

WATERMILL CENTER - ARTIST TALK - “Clementine Hunter: Her Life and Art, a Postscript” takes place on Saturday at 7 p.m. Tom Whitehead will give a talk on artist Clementine Hunter. Reservations are required.

WATERMILL CENTER - “Ron Gregg Lecture” takes place on Monday at 7 p.m. Ron Gregg is the Director of Film Programming at the Whitney Humanities Center at Yale University and Senior Lecturer in Film Studies, American Studies, and LGBT Studies. Reservations are required.

Watermill Center is located at 39 Watermill Towd Road, Watermill, NY 11976. www.watermillcenter.org.


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