Thanksgiving Weekend brings an infusion of life into the East End gallery scene with events and opening receptions taking place across the East End. Over the holiday weekend, expect to new small works shows and exhibitions featuring Hamptons artists. To find them, look to galleries from East Hampton to Quogue in The Hamptons, next door in Bellport, and in Cutchogue on the North Fork for events and receptions taking place through November 25,2018.
ALEX FERRONE GALLERY - "Small Bites, Small Works 2018" has an Opening Reception on Saturday, November 24, 2018 from 6 to 8 p.m. The exhibition is a National Open Call Show that was juried by photographer Jim Lennon. The show features 52 works that are each 12 x 12 inches or smaller and set to the theme of "Food."
Alex Ferrone Gallery is located at 133 East Main Street, Riverhead, NY 11901. www.alexferronegallery.com.
ROMAN FINE ART - "Get with the Program 2018" has an Opening & Artist Reception on Saturday, November 24, 2018 from 6 to 8 p.m. The exhibition is the gallery's third annual holiday group show and presents painting, photography and mix media works by 11 contemporary artists. Features art by Christina Creutz, Tim Conlon, Ray Caesar, Grant Haffner, Lizzie Gill, Elektra KB, Ciara Rafferty, SWOON, Emma Balou, Kelly Franké and Stephen Wilson.
Roman Fine Art is located at 66 Park Place, East Hampton, NY 11937. www.romanfineart.com
QUOGUE GALLERY - "Quogue in Common" has an Opening Reception on Saturday, November 24, 2018 from 5 to 7 p.m. The exhibition features paintings and photography by four artists who all live in Quogue: Holland Cunningham, Ellen Ball, Margot Carr and Veronique Louis. The exhibition remains on view through December 31, 2018.
Quogue Gallery is located at 44 Quogue Street, Quogue, NY 11959. www.quoguegallery.com.
ROMANY KRAMORIS GALLERY - "Small Artworks Holiday Invitational" has an Opening Reception on Saturday, November 24, 2018 from 3 to 5 p.m. The group show presents the art of over 30 local artists that include affordable art and fine crafts. The exhibition remains on view through January 13, 2019. Artists with work on view include Eve Behar, Lois Bender, Christopher Engel, Patricia Feiwel, Suzanne Fokine, Barbara Groot, Ruby Jackson, Mary Jaffee, Romany Kramois, Alan Nevins and others.
Romany Kramoris Gallery is located at 41 Main Street, Sag Harbor, NY 11963. www.kramorisgallery.com.
PRIVE COLLECTIVE & ATELIER- "Forbidden Fruit: A Taboo Art Exhibition" hosts a pop up group show at 136 Main Street in Southampton Village on Saturday and Sunday, November 24 - 25, 2018. An Opening Reception takes place on Saturday, from 6 to 9 p.m. with the art continuing on view on Sunday from 1 to 6 p.m. The pop up exhibition presents art by seven contemporary artists based in New York.
The show is curated by Alexandria Lira and offers art that explores what is considered taboo by society. The art springs from places the artists have traveled and what feels taboo, whether it's a love affair, thoughts or what may feel venomous or forbidden but possessing a taste of beauty.
Exhibiting work are Sadia Fakih, Elizabeth London, Anastasia Samodina, Courtney Bae, Kenna Kindig, Yikui Gu, Alexandria Lira and Evan Lagache.
EASTERN LONG ISLAND - BELLPORT
MARQUEE PROJECTS - "Trunk Show with Elisabetta Bellu" will take place on Saturday, November 24, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Trunk Show will Elisabetta Bullu Demi-Couture Collections that embrace Italian luxury and marry European design with American sensibility. The collection is handcrafted in Bellport, NY on Long Island. The designer will be on hand. Prosecco, coffee, homemade chai and treats will be served. On view in the gallery is "Fukuko Harris: Colored Air."
Marquee Projects is located at 14 Bellport Lane, Bellport, NY 11713. www.marqueeprojects.org.
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