October is a vibrant month for art museums in The Hamptons. Both Guild Hall and the Parrish Art Museum open major shows for the fall.
Guild Hall is up first and unveils three new exhibitions. Opening on Saturday, October 22, 2016 are "Connie Fox and William King: An Artist Couple"; "Michael Knigin: The Holocaust and Anne Frank"; and a solo show of work by W.S. Heppenheimer, the winner of the 2014 Artists Members Exhibition. An Opening Reception for all three takes place on Sunday, October 23, 2016 from 3 to 5 p.m. The first exhibition programming kicks off on Sunday at 2 p.m. with exhibition curator Gail Levin speaking with artist Connie Fox about "Connie Fox and William King: An Artist Couple."
Continue scrolling for a closer look at the museum exhibitions.
Catching the end of October, the Parrish Art Museum unveils its biennial exhibition "Artists Choose Artists" on Sunday, October 30, 2016 with a Members Opening from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Click here to reserve a spot.
"Artists Choose Artists" reveals artists working on the Eastern End of Long Island through a combination of invited artist jurors who then select artists to connect with based on submissions from an artist call. This year's artist jurors are Tina Barney, Lynda Benglis, Tony Oursler, Donald Lipski, Jorge Pardo, Cindy Sherman and Leo Villareal.
Continue reading to discover the artists selected to appear in the exhibition and for a preview of the exhibition. Full previews publish shortly at Hamptons Art Hub.
In the fall, Guild Hall typically presents a slate of separate shows to complete its exhibition program for the year. One link among then can typically be found through community--artists features typically live and work in East Hampton or the East End in general. This year is no exception will all four exhibiting artists having ties to East Hampton.
The married couple Connie Fox and William King (1925 - 2015) shared a life based in East Hampton. "Connie Fox and William King: An Artist Couple" is curated by Gail Levin and presented in the Moran Gallery. The exhibition highlights their shared sensibilities and influences, especially humor, music, political activism, and modern art.
"Michael Knigin: The Holocaust and Anne Frank" also represents the talents of an artist couple based in East Hampton. The exhibition features the art of Michael Knigin (1942-2011) and is curated by his widow, the artist Joan Kraisky with project management supplied by Guild Hall Museum Director and Chief Curator Christina Strassfield. The exhibition is presented in the Woodhouse Gallery.
The exhibition reveals art made in reaction to the Holocaust that reflect the conditions of the time and Anne Frank's reaction to them. Knigin's art was made in the seventies after being invited by the Israel Museum and the Jerusalem Foundation to establish the first professional lithographic and silk screen atelier in Israel.
As part of the project, Knigin began meeting survivors of the holocaust and interpreting their suffering through sketches that became montages. Based on these works, Knigin was given full access to historical archives and journeyed twice to Anne Frank’s attic in Amsterdam. The second visit led to the creation of more than 150 Holocaust works. The art in the exhibition is from this series.
William S. Heppenheimer won the 2014 Guild Hall Artists Members Exhibition with his art selected by Robert Storr, Dean of the Yale School of Art. His solo show is presented in the Spiga Gallery and curated by Stephanie de Troy Miller, Guild Hall’s Registrar/Curatorial Assistant/Lewis B. Cullman Associate for Museum Education. It is Heppenheimer's first solo museum exhibition.
Heppenheimer has always had an affinity for the properties of color—including Op Art, Victor Vasarely, Bridget Riley. Originally making hard edge paintings, he now merges painting and sculpture featuring a multiple of hues and take on the appearance of mosaic.
Guild Hall is located at 158 Main Street, East Hampton, NY 11937. www.guildhall.org.
PARRISH ART MUSEUM
The Parrish Art Museum presents the third edition of "Artists Choose Artists," a biennial invitational that celebrates the artists of the East End and the dynamic relationships that unite the area’s creative community. The show opens on Sunday, October 30, 2016 with a Members Reception taking place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Studio visits of the selected artists will be screened at the opening.
The show features seven invited artist jurors who each made two selections from nearly 200 online submissions with studio visits part of the selection process. The exhibition spans painting, sculpture, photography and mixed media and has the juror's selection curated with their selections in conversation.
The 2016 edition of "Artists Choose Artists" features:
Tina Barney with Dinah Maxwell Smith and RJT Haynes
Lynda Benglis with Garrett Chingery and Saskia Friedrich
Tony Oursler with Jackie Black and Marianne Weil
Donald Lipski with Suzanne Anker and Ben Butler
Jorge Pardo with Anne Bae and Monica Banks
Cindy Sherman with Bill Komoski and Toni Ross
Leo Villareal with Karin Waisman and Almond Zigmund
Gallery talks by the artists will be held from November 2016 through January 2017.
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