Procrastinators rejoice! The Last Call List is here. Check out these exhibition before they disappear. They include a solo show of abstract paintings inspired by subway graffiti or Sammy's Beach, magical realism and the final programming of a sprawling exhibition program designed to examine international contemporary art.
"Matt Vega: Recent Work" - ILLE Arts in Amagansett. Closes April 21.
Paintings by a long-time photographic artist. The work is inspired by NYC's graffiti-covered subways from decades ago. The paintings are about letters: letters as line and shape, letters as symbols and letters as meanings. The gallery is located at 216 Main Street, Amagansett, NY 11930. www.illearts.com.
“Get Real: New American Painting” - RJD Gallery in Sag Harbor. Closes April 20.
Select paintings by Kevin Muente, Frank Oriti and Haley Hasler plus a single print by Andrea Kowch. The art and the artists will be featured in a national group show of contemporary realist painters at MOCA in Jacksonville, FL in September. RJD Gallery is located at 90 Main Street, Sag Harbor, NY 11963. www.rjdgallery.com.
RELATED: "The Magic of Realism at RJD Gallery" by Eric Ernst.
NEW YORK CITY
"CONNIE FOX: SAMMY'S BEACH" - Danese Corey in Chelsea. Closes April 19.
Abstract paintings and works on paper inspired by Sammy's Beach in East Hampton, NY. Fox is based in East Hampton, NY. The gallery is located at 511 West 22nd Street, New York, NY 10011. www.danesecorey.com.
“Art²: An International Platform on Contemporary Art” - Various Venues in NYC - Closes April 28
The citywide examination of international contemporary art is courtesy of the Cultural Services of the French Embassy. The final programs and exhibitions will be held through 28. For full details and information, visit www.frenchculture.org/Art2.
Programs include the following. RSVP are required for all. Nearly all are free.
April 19, 1 to 7 p.m.
SYMPOSIUM: These Things Called Exhibitions – New Museum
Speakers: Art historian Juli Carson on Yael Bartana’s Congress for the Jewish Renaissance Movement in Poland, 2012; Artist Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster on her practice of exhibition-making; Art historian Alex Kitnick on Noah Purifoy’s “66 Signs of Neon”; Art historian Kevin Lotery on Richard Hamilton’s “An Exhibit,” 1957; Art Historian Eve Meltzer on Mary Kelly’s projects; Artist Stephen Prina on his “Monochrome Painting,” 1989, and “Galerie Max Hetzler, 1991,” 2001; Writer and curator Jan Verwoert on the interior spaces of Hanne Darboven
April 23, 5:30 p.m. – Institute of Fine Arts at New York University TALK: Protocols of Participation: Recent Models of Socially Engaged Art in the U.S. and Europe
With Laura Raicovich and Nato Thompson (Creative Time); Xavier Douroux and Thérèse Legierse (New Protocol). Moderated by Thomas Crow (Institute of Fine Arts-New York University) and Alexander Nagel (Institute of Fine Arts- New York University).
April 24 through 26 from 10a.m. to 1 p.m. – MoMA PS1
READING: PAF Lectures: On Form and Object (A Treatise of Things) by Tristan Garcia
French philosopher Tristan Garcia will perform three, three-hour-long lectures inspired by PAF’s Spring Meetings seminars. The lectures will be introduced by American choreographer and PAF Ambassador Annie Dorsen.
April 24, 6 p.m. – MoMA (Titus 2 Theater)
TALK: Collecting and Displaying Modern Art in the 21st Century
With Glenn D. Lowry (Director, The Museum of Modern Art) and Alain Seban (Director, Centre Pompidou) Moderated by Peter Reed (Senior Deputy Director for Curatorial Affairs, The Museum of Modern Art).
April 24 to 25, 8 p.m. – Danspace Project
EVENT: Performance: Laure Prouvost, From the Sky
$10 suggested donation.
April 26, 3 to 5 p.m. – The Kitchen
TALK: The New Existentialism
With Emily Apter, Patricia Falguières, Tristan Garcia, John Kelsey, Patrice Maniglier, and Tim Griffin.
BASIC FACTS: The Last Call List, a listing of select exhibition closings on the East End of Long Island and New York City, is published weekly at HamptonsArtHub.com.