Artist talks and performance art join a litany of opening receptions at galleries across the East End this weekend. The Hamptons gallery scene starts jumping on Friday and continues through Saturday with events and gatherings. If you're looking for a cross section of artists working on the East End right now, head to Ashawagh Hall for "Old & New" in East Hampton, NY, MM Fine Art in Southampton, NY or to William Ris Gallery in Jamesport, NY.

Continue scrolling for an extensive list of options for the gallery scenes of the North and South Forks through June 17, 2018. To discover a complete list of exhibitions on view, visit our Exhibition Finder by clicking here. Looking for more events for the weekend? Check out this week's East End Things To Do column.

Friday, June 15, 2018

RIVERHEAD

EAST END ARTS - "RESCUE - People, Pets, Predicaments" has an Opening Reception on Friday, June 15, 2018 from 5 to 7 p.m. The exhibition remains on view through July 25, 2018. The juried, all-media art show represents the word "Rescue" in all of its interpretations. East End Arts is located at 133 E. Main Street, Riverhead, NY 11901. www.eastendarts.org.

SOUTHAMPTON

IRON GATE EAST at THE SPUR - "In Person: A Conversation With Artist Anthony Heinz May" takes place on Friday, June 15, 2018 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. The Artist Talk, Presentation and Q&A is free and open to the public. Anthony Heinz May's 800 pound tree sculpture is currently installed outside of The Spur, located near the Southampton Village LIRR station. Additional art by May is on view as part of the group show "Unravelled Beauty," which presents art by Sydney Albertini, AM DeBrincat and May. The Spur is located at 280 Elm Street, Southampton, NY 11968. www.irongateeast.com.

Visit Iron Gate East's Exhibition Finder Listing to discover more about the exhibition on view.

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"Common Demoninator" by Anthony Heinz May. Courtesy of Iron Gate East.

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Saturday, June 16, 2018

BRIDGEHAMPTON

RJD GALLERY - "Secrets of the Twisted and Enchanted" has an Opening Reception on Saturday, June 16, 2018 from 6 to 8 p.m. The reception features live music by Alfredo Merat. The group exhibition remains on view through July 15, 2018. On view are new works by Italian artist Salvatore Alessi along with art by British artist Mary Jane Ansell, Australian artist Matt R. Martin and French painter Alain Vaes. RJD Gallery is located at 2385 Main Street, Bridgehampton, NY 11932. www.rjdgallery.com.

Click here to visit the gallery's Exhibition Finder Listing.

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"Tunami" by Alain Vaes. Acrylic on canvas, 72 x 60 inches. Courtesy of RJD Gallery.

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THE WHITE ROOM GALLERY - "I AM X - 1st Performance" takes place on Saturday, June 16, 2018. Tickets for the performance art by I AM are $50, $90 for two. The three-part movement-based performance features the all female arts collective who will create a site-specific atmospheric piece through dance, live painting and body movement in response to the art on view. The exhibition "FLASHBACK" features art by Joss Parker; David Morico; Seek One; and StrosbergMandel. The White Room Gallery is located at 2415 Main Street, Bridgehampton, NY 11932. www.thewhiteroom.gallery.

FOR DETAILS, visit "The White Room Gallery Opens “FLASHBACK” & Introduces Performance Art Series"

EAST HAMPTON

ASHAWAGH HALL - "Old & New" has an Opening Reception on Saturday, June 16, 2018 from 5 to 8 p.m. The exhibition remains on view through June 24, 2018. Making his debut as curator, artist Mark Perry has invited 14 working artists with connections to The Hamptons to join him for the group show. Perry selected work by each artist that demonstrates the ways their art practice has changed over time.

Exhibiting artists are Roy Nicholson, Anne Raymond, Don Christensen, Rosario Varela, Gus Yero, George Singer, Sydney Albertini, Scott Bluedorn, Denise Gale, James Kennedy, Bob Bachler, John Haubrich, Tim Lee, Robert Loughlin and Mark Perry. Ashawagh Hall is located at 780 Springs Fireplace Road, East Hampton, NY 11937. www.markperry.org.

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"Wild Wild Thoughts" by Denise Gale, 2018. Oil on canvas, 24 x 36 inches. Courtesy of Mark Perry.

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EAST HAMPTON

THE DRAWING ROOM - "HECTOR LEONARDI Chromatic Journey" has an Opening Reception on Saturday, June 16, 2018, from 5 to 7 p.m. and remains on view through July 15, 2018. The exhibition of abstract paintings features works from 2004 to 2018. The Drawing Room is located at 66 Newtown Lane, East Hampton, NY 11937. www.drawingroom-gallery.com.

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"Coloro" by Hector Leonardi, 2008. Acrylic on canvas over wood panel, 48 x 60 inches. Courtesy of The Drawing Room.

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JANET LEHR FINE ARTS - "Light of the Hamptons: Works by David Demers and Haim Mizrahi" has an Opening Reception on Saturday, June 16, 2018 from 8 to 10 p.m. The show remains on view through July 15, 2018. Ten percent of artwork sales proceeds will be donated to Hayground School and to Our Sons & Daughters Schools. Janet Lehr Fine Arts is located at 68 Park Place, East Hampton, NY 11937. www.janetlehrfineart.com.

JAMESPORT

WILLIAM RIS GALLERY - "ESCAPES" has an Opening Reception on Saturday, June 16, 2018 from 4 to 7 p.m. The exhibition remains on view through July 8, 2018. On view are works that are inspired by the landscapes of the East Coast. Encompassing painting, photography and drawings, exhibiting artists include Jim Sabiston, Eileen Dawn Skretch, Kurt Giehl, Amy Worth, James Stewart, David Peikon and Kelly Franké. William Ris Gallery is located at 291 Main Road, Jamesport, NY, 11947. www.williamris.com.

Visit William Ris Gallery's Exhibition Finder Listing to discover more about the exhibition on view.

SAG HARBOR

ROMANY KRAMORIS GALLERY - "The Artwork of Isabel Pavão, Herbert August, Bob Rothstein" has an Opening Reception on Saturday, June 16, 2018 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. The exhibition remains on view through July 5, 2018. Romany Kramoris Gallery is located at 41 Main Street, Sag Harbor, NY 11963. www.kramorisgallery.com.

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Artwork by Herbert August. Courtesy of Romany Kramoris Gallery.

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SOUTHAMPTON

MM FINE ART - "Contemporary PHOTOGRAPHY” has an Opening Reception on Saturday, June 16, 2018 from 6 to 8 p.m. The exhibition remains on view through July 1, 2018. The group show features work by Peter Beard, Nan Goldin, Cindy Sherman, Jonathan Morse, Robin Rice, Stephen Schaub, Steve Miller, Joe Pintauro and others. MM Fine Art is located at 4 North Main Street, Southampton, NY 11968. www.mmfineart.com.

Visit MM Fine Art's Exhibition Finder Listing to discover more about the exhibition on view.

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"Chromo Thriller #3" by Miles Aldridge,. Courtesy MM Fine Art.

"Chromo Thriller #3" by Miles Aldridge,. Courtesy MM Fine Art.

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East End Gallery Scene - Receptions & Events provides a complete list of events taking place in galleries of The Hamptons and the North Fork. For a complete list of exhibitions on view, visit our Exhibition Finder by clicking here. Looking for events and things to do this weekend on the East End? Click here to discover more options.

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