Okay, I have to admit this--I love attending exhibitions, theater and concert series just as they bow out of existence. There's something about slipping in at last moment--just before the bell rings--that can make the cultural experience that much sweeter. Regardless of where you fall on the philosophical attendance spectrum, following is a curated list of exhibitions closing shortly in the Hamptons - East End and New York City.
HAMPTONS / EAST END
“Paper and Canvas in Conversation” - ILLE Arts in Amagansett. Closes April 1.
Features the work of six artists and investigates and contrasts the differing approaches and techniques they use when working on either canvas or paper. The gallery is located at 216a Main Street, Amagansett, NY 11930. www.illearts.com.
Related: "Art Review: Surfaces and Substance at ILLE Arts" by Eric Ernst.
"Music in Images"- Alex Ferrone Photography Gallery in Cutchogue. Closes April 4.
Features fine art photographs of street musicians, studio musicians and famous performance plus musical venues (renowned and unknown) and instruments.
Related: "Musicianship and Music Spotlighted at Alex Ferrone Photography Gallery" by Pat Rogers.
“Sam Schoenheimer” and “Susan Gentile Hackett” at Crazy Monkey Gallery - Amagansett. Closes March 30.
In addition to the two-person show, Crazy Monkey Gallery members present a separate exhibition. The gallery is located at 136 Main Street, Amagansett, NY 11930. www.thecrazymonkeygallery.com.
NEW YORK CITY
"John Zinsser: Paintings and File Studies" at GRAHAM in the Upper East Side. Closes March 29.
Features large-scale paintings, drawings and collages presenting Zinsser's re-interpretion of post-war American abstraction through material and graphics. Zinsser's framed "File Studies" reveals source material for the artist. The gallery is located at 32 East 67th Street, New York, NY 10065. www.graham1857.com.
"Salvatore Federico" at Nancy Margolis Gallery in Chelsea. Closes March 31.
Features recent large-scale minimalist two-color paintings that are carefully derived from math but dance with freedom none-the-same. The gallery is located at 523 West 25th Street, New York, NY 10001. www.nancymargolisgallery.com.
"Justin Lieberman" and "Poor Working Conditions" at Martos Gallery in Chelsea. To Close March 29. Now expanded and extended through April 12.
Justin Lieberman's solo show presents "Squeezed Reliefs" - mixed media paintings and sculpture made from Lieberman's art that was made over the last 15 years. According to the artist: "My work is a place where capitalism goes to die."
The solo show is now extended until April 12 and expanded to include a new on-site installation Arbeitsbeschaffung-smaßnahme. To create the work, Lieberman assembled 176 pieces of drawing, painting, and ephemera from a variety of sources, including artists AA Bronson, Kembra Pfahler, Bruce LaBruce, Kate Levant and Lieberman himself. The new work opens on April 2.
"Poor Working Conditions" presents a group show of artists manifesting works that present an exhibition about an economy of means within an economy of excess. Exhibiting works are Rochelle Feinstein, Maren Hassinger, Asger Jorn (1914-1973), Kate Levant, William Pope L., Zoe Sheehan Saldana and B. Wurtz. The show is curated by Claire Grube.
The group show is also extended through April 12.
Martos Gallery is located at 540 West 20th Street, New York, NY 10001. www.martosgallery.com.
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