The art galleries of the Hamptons and East End aren't the only places to find art worth discovering. The tradition of artists and galleries discovering places to exhibit art that goes beyond the white walls of galleries is hardly a new idea on the East End. A story on the tradition of art exhibiting in alterative places will publish shortly at Hamptons Art Hub. Meanwhile, if you're looking for art installed in unexpected places for Memorial Day Weekend and into June, continue scrolling to discover a collection of new places to discover art in The Hamptons.
Damien A. Roman Fine Art Presents Grant Haffner at The Montauk Beach House
May 27, 2016 - June 27. 2016
Opening Reception: Friday, May 27, 2016 from 6 to 8 p.m.
Damien A. Roman Fine Art presents landscape paintings by Grant Haffner at The Montauk Beach House (MBH). Installed in the lobby, distinctive landscape paintings by Grant Haffner will be on view through June 27, 2016. Featured in the exhibition are scenes set in Montuak plus other iconic Hamptons locales. Also in June, Grant Haffner's art will be presented at SCOPE Basel in Switzerland from June 14 - 19, 2016.
Montauk Beach House is located at 55 S Elmwood Ave, Montauk, NY 11954. www.thembh.com.
Karyn Mannix Contemporary Presents "The Golden Age of Rock N' Roll Part I" at The Studio
Rock and roll photographer gets its due in a pop up show that inaugurates The Studio, a new art school for children and adults in East Hampton Village. "Part I: Iconic Photography" features works by Marcia Resnick, Jack Mitchell, Keith Green and others and reveals a behind the look scene at rock and roll. The show will be on view from May 22 to June 19, 2016. An Opening Reception and Grand Opening for the art school takes place on Saturday, May 28, 2016 from 5 to 7 p.m. The exhibition is part of a duo that includes "The Golden Age of Rock n Roll Part II" is being held at the White Room Gallery in Bridgehampton. An Opening Reception takes place there on Sunday, May 29, 2016 from 5 to 7 p.m. Click here for details.
The Studio is located at 38 Gingerbread Lane, East Hampton, NY 11937. www.karynmannixcontemporary.com.
"Ocean and Flower Field Paintings" by Casey Chalem Anderson at Eileen Fisher
Hamptons painter Casey Chalem Anderson is continuing her love for natural spaces by presenting an exhibition of her work at Eileen Fisher clothing shop in East Hampton Village. A portion of art sales taking place in the pop up exhibition, held from May 22 - 28, 2016, benefits the Peconic Land Trust. An Opening Reception takes place on Saturday, May 28, 2016 from 4 to 7 p.m. Click here for details. The partnership between the exhibition and Eileen Fisher marries their minimalistic clothing and the shop's interior architecture with paintings presenting seascapes and flower fields found on the East End, accentuating the beauty of both the art and the clothing, said Anderson.
Eileen Fisher is located at 26 Newtown Lane, East Hampton, NY 11937. www.caseyart.com.
Julia Salinger Exhibition at Hamptons Yoga Healing Arts
A solo show of paintings by Julia Salinger inaugurates the Atrium, a new exhibition space at Hamptons Yoga Healing Arts in Westhampton Beach. An Opening Reception and Poetry Reading will take place on Saturday, May 28, 2016 from 5 to 8 p.m. Salinger's art has been exhibited primarily at galleries in Wellfleet, MA and Provincetown including Farm Project Space & Gallery, Julie Heller Gallery and Cherrystone Gallery. The Atrium will featuring revolving exhibitions of contemporary art curated by artist Edward Batcheller. Exhibitions will be presented year round.
Hamptons Yoga Healing Arts is located at 8 Moniebogue Lane, Westhampton Beach, NY 11978. www.hamptonsyogahealingarts.com.
Ted Asnis Paintings at Bobby Vans
Hamptons artist Ted Asnis exhibits his paintings year round on the walls of Bobby Vans restaurant in Bridgehampton. Known for his landscapes and seascapes, the work is presented in changing exhibitions. If you've been to Bobby Van's in Bridge, you've seen Ted Asnis work: his paintings are as much a staple as the steaks Bobby Vans is known for that helped launch his Bridgehampton restaurant in 1969. In the early days, Truman Capote and other literaries and creatives were known to haunt the place. In more modern times, art by Ted Asnis helps continue the tradition by presenting changing exhibitions that can include landscapes, seascapes and florals. Click here to see more of his art.
Bobby Vans Bridgehampton is located at 2393 Montauk Highway, Bridgehampton, NY 11932. www.bobbyvans.com.
East End Photographers Group's "Spring Exhibition" at Ashawagh Hall
Ashawagh Hall may be the most steady Hamptons alternate venue for art. A cross between a gallery space for rent and a community center, its primary purpose is to serve the community of The Springs, located next door to East Hampton Village. With its rich history of artists from Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, James Brooks and Charlotte Park and plenty more, it's no wonder one important part that Ashawagh Hall plays is affording artists a place to exhibit their art. From June 4 - 12, 2016, East End Photographers Group presents its first show of 2016.
East End Photographers Groups is made up of around 56 professional photographers with most based in on the Eastern End of Long Island. The exhibitions present works by a changing slate of member photographers with an emphasis on new work. The "Spring Exhibition" is curated by photographer and guest curator Marilyn Stevenson. An Opening Reception takes place on Saturday, June 4, 2016 from 5 to 8 p.m. Live music by Job Potter & Friends kicks off at 5:30 p.m. Click here for details. For details on East End Photographers Group, visit www.eastendphotogroup.org.
Ashawagh Hall is located at 780 Springs Fireplace Rd (at Old Stone Hwy.), East Hampton, N.Y. 11937. www.ashawagh-hall.org.
Crush Curatorial Presents "Territory - Abstraction in the East End Today"
Set in the private artist studio of Karen Hesse Flatow in Amagansett, a group show of contemporary artists working in abstraction will be presented the weekends from June 18 to 26, 2016. An Opening Reception takes place on Saturday, June 18, 2016 from 5 to 7 p.m. Curated by Crush Curatorial, an artist-run curatorial project founded by Hesse Flatow, "Territory" is curated Henry Brown, Li Trincere and Karen Hesse Flatow. The show includes over 24 artists including Christine Sciulli, Don Christensen, Peter Dayton, Janet Goleas, Christian Haub, Lauren Luloff, Lola Montes, Drew Shiflett, Ryan Wallace, Tad Wiley, Almond Zigmund and others.
"Territory - Abstraction in the East End Today" will be presented at 68A Schellinger Road, Amagansett, NY 11937. www.crushcuratorial.com.
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