July 4th Weekend is here bringing with it summer crowds, parties and plenty of art openings. This weekend's list is long and events start tonight with openings occurring on the North and South Forks. Happy Holiday!
CRAZY MONKEY GALLERY - “Group Show” featuring Sheila Rotner, Bo Parsons, and Byron Nernoff opens Thursday and has an Opening Reception on Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m. The exhibition remains on view through July 21. Rotner will show works created with building materials that explore Root Rectangle Geometry. Parsons will show ceramic sculptures inspired by man-made structures throughout history. Nernoff will exhibit images of steam engines and their parts inspired by the work of his father, a commercial artist who created large paintings of steamships. Also on view will be the works by member artists. Crazy Monkey Gallery is located at 136 Main Street, Amagansett, NY 11930. www.thecrazymonkeygallery.com.
KARMA - “Peter Regli: Sleeping Stone” has an Opening Reception on Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. The exhibition remains on view through Sept. 7. The outdoor sculpture show includes a landscape with marble sculptures of religious idols, popular figurines, and household items arranged in unlikely combinations. KARMA is located at 249 Main Street, Amagansett, NY 11930. www.karmakarma.org.
MARK BORGHI FINE ART - “Bob Dylan: The Drawn Blank Series” has an Opening Reception on Thursday from 6 to 9 p.m. The exhibition remains on view through July 18. RSVPs are requested. Mark Borghi Fine Art is located at 2426 Main Street, Bridgehampton, NY 11932. www.borghi.org.
PIERREʼS RESTAURANT - “Solo show by Dr. Steven Josephson” has an Opening Reception on Saturday from 3 to 6 p.m. The exhibition remains on view through July 30. Pierreʼs Restaurant is located at 2468 Main Street, Bridgehampton, NY 11932. www.pierresbridgehampton.com.
ASHAWAGH HALL - “The Artists Alliance of East Hampton’s 20th Annual Summer Member Art Exhibit” opens on Friday and has an Opening Reception on Saturday from 5 to 8 p.m. The exhibition remains on view through July 13. The work of more than 80 artists will be on view. Ashawagh Hall is located at 780 Springs Fireplace Rd, Springs, NY 11937. www.ashawagh-hall.org.
ERIC FIRESTONE GALLERY - “Positivilly Marvillainous” has an Opening Reception on Saturday from 6 to 9 p.m. The exhibition remains on view through July 27. Participating artists include Bäst, Ellen Berkenblit, Mike Bidlo, Rosson Crow, Ted Gahl, Chris Johanson, Ray Johnson, Sean Landers, Austin Lee, Dan McCarthy, Joyce Pensato, Donald Robertson, Dave Sayre, Kenny Scharf, David Shrigley, and Devin Troy Strother. Eric Firestone Gallery is located at 4 Newtown Lane, East Hampton, NY 11937. www.ericfirestonegallery.com.
HARPERʼS BOOKS - “Genieve Figgis: Yes Captain” has an Opening Reception on Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. The exhibition remains on view through Aug. 6. Figgis will show paintings in acrylic and oil that straddle the line between abstraction and portraiture. Harperʼs Books is located at 87 Newtown Lane, East Hampton, NY 11937. www.harpersbooks.com.
LAWRENCE FINE ART - ARTIST TALK: “From Old Glory to Pop Icon: The Enduring Popularity of the American Flag in Contemporary Art” will be the topic discussed by artist Timothy Roepe on Saturday at 5 p.m. The discussion will include art by Roepe and Jasper Johns. Lawrence Fine Art is located at 37 Newtown Lane, East Hampton, NY 11937. www.lawrence-fine-arts.com.
VERED GALLERY - “Art on the Edge, 2014” has an Opening Reception on Saturday from 9 to 11 p.m. The exhibition remains on view through Aug. 4. The exhibition seeks to deliver a taste of New Contemporary Art movements from around the world. Participating artists include Peter Buchman, Ray Caesar, Colin Christian, Tim Conlon, Sam Wolfe Connelly, Michael Cuffe, Gentleman’s Game, Jessica Hess, Jason Shelowitz, Mark Jenkins, Elektra KB, Steven Klein, Mary Larsen, Jessica Lichtenstein, Francesco Lo Castro, Adam Miller, Ashley Maxwell, Taylor Pilote, and Swoon. Vered Gallery is located at 68 Park Place, East Hampton, NY 11937. www.veredcontemporary.com.
JEDEDIAH HAWKINS BARN GALLERY - "Silence" by Charles Wildbank has an Opening Reception on Friday from noon to 8 p.m. The gallery is located at 400 South Jamesport Avenue, Jamesport, NY 11947. www.jedediahhawkinsinn.com.
MONTAUK BEACH HOUSE - "Daniel Dens and Mike Chiarello" have an Opening Reception on Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. in the hotel lobby. Dens exhibits pop silk screen prints with Chiarello presenting sculpture. The Montauk Beach House is located at 55 W. Elwood Avenue, Montauk, NY 11954. www.thembh.com.
THE MONTAUK LIBRARY - “From Jazz to Soul: Chapter III” takes place on Wednesday from 7:30 to 9 p.m. The concert features vocalist Rhonda Denét and the Silver Fox Trio. The performance is the first in the Montauk Library’s Summer Music Series. The Montauk Library is located at 871 Montauk Highway, Montauk, NY 11954. www.montauklibrary.org.
QUOGUE GALLERY - “Waterscapes” by Barbara Vaughn has an Opening Reception on Saturday from 4 to 6:30 p.m. The exhibition remains on view through August 14. Barbara Vaughn's abstract photographs of water conjure art by master abstract painters. The solo show inaugurates The Quogue Gallery.Quogue Gallery is located at 44 Quogue Street, Quogue, NY 11959. www.quoguegallery.com.
RELATED: “‘Waterscapes’ by Barbara Vaughn Inaugurates Quogue Gallery” published June 30, 2014.
QUOGUE LIBRARY GALLERY – “Susan Cushing: Being There” has an Opening Reception on Saturday from 4 to 6 p.m. The exhibition remains on view through July 30. Cushing will show stylized landscapes inspired by the 1970’s decade. The Quogue Library Gallery is located at 90 Quogue Street, Quogue, NY 11959. www.quoguelibrary.org.
MONIKA OLKO GALLERY - “Solo Show by Joel Moens de Hase” has an Opening Reception on Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. The exhibition remains on view through August 1. Joel Moens de Hase will present “photomosaics” of Master works composed of thousands of erotic images. Monika Olko Gallery is located at 95 Main Street, Sag Harbor, NY 11963. www.monikaolkogallery.com.
SOUTHOLD HISTORICAL SOCIETY – “Rhythm and Blues” by Barbara Bilotta has an Opening Reception on Thursday. The exhibition remains on view through Aug. 2. Bilotta will show abstract expressionist works inspired by nature in acrylic and resin. The Reichert Family Center and Cosden Price Gallery is located at 54127 Main Road, Southold, NY. www.southoldhistoricalsociety.org.
GALLERY 125 - “David Adams” has an Artist Reception on Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. The exhibition remains on view through September 14. David Adam’s Artist Spot Light is part of the gallery’s “Horizontalists” exhibition, including artists Daniel O'Keefe, John Perreault, Mark Van Wagner, and Larry Wolhandler, Rex Ashlock, Arthur Pinajian, and Russell Christoffersen. Gallery 125’s Water Mill building is located at 688 Montauk Highway, Water Mill, NY 11976. www.gallery125.org.
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