Suffolk County dominates the Long Island art scene this month with strong art shows opening from Huntington to Bellport, NY. Stand out art shows include a focus on Impressionism and its impact on American Art History; Long Island artists of note in their eighties or older; and reveal of a special US Army unit charged with presenting exhibitions. Solo shows with a conceptual bent round out our picks for this month for art shows to notice on Long Island in May 2019.

BELLPORT

MARQUEE PROJECTS -  "Yearning for New Physics" presents the first solo show of mixed media works by New York artist Laura Kaufman. An Opening Reception takes place on Saturday, May 4, 2019, from 6 to 8 p.m. The exhibition remains on view through May 27, 2019.

Through language and geometric abstraction, Laura Kaufman builds and undermines existing systems of shapes, words, and numbers through sculptural objects that are constructed works on canvas that may include felt, steel, linen, and cotton. Her work often refers to landscape, minimalism, information and traditional textile crafts with the aim of inventing new, blended relationships.

MARQUEE PROJECTS is located at 14 Bellport Lane, Bellport NY 11713. www.marqueeprojects.org.

Click here to see some of the art and visit the gallery's Exhibition Finder Listing.

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"Home" by Laura Kaufman, 2018. Fled, Thread, glue 22 x 22 x 9 inches and "Saddle" by Laura Kaufman, 2019. Felt, glue, 18 x 27 x 15 inches. Courtesy of MARQUEE PROJECTS.

"Home" by Laura Kaufman, 2018. Fled, Thread, glue 22 x 22 x 9 inches and "Saddle" by Laura Kaufman, 2019. Felt, glue, 18 x 27 x 15 inches. Courtesy of MARQUEE PROJECTS.

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EAST ISLIP

ISLIP ART MUSEUM - "Prime Time" features the art of nationally or internationally recognized artists who are in the eighties or nineties. An Artist Reception takes place on Saturday, May 11, 2019, from 1 to 4 p.m. The exhibition is on view April 23 to June 23, 2019.

Featured artists are Annette Merlis, Helen Meyrowitz, Vincent Pepi, Merle Ternkin and Frank Wimberley. Later this month, Wimberley's art is the subject of a solo show at Berry Campbell gallery in Chelsea. Catch his art in New York City from May 30 to July 3, 2019.

Islip Art Museum is located at 50 Irish Lane, East Islip, NY 11730. www.islipartmuseum.org.

HUNTINGTON / SOUTH HUNTINGTON

ALFRED VAN LOEN GALLERY - "Alan M. Richards:  The Human Condition" presents Photographic Image Composites by Alan M. Richards. An Opening Reception takes place on Saturday, May 11, 2019 from 2 to 4 p.m. The exhibition is on view from May 11 to June 20, 2019.

Curated by Deborah Katz, the solo show presents photo-based work by Alan M. Richards. To make his art, Richards pulls composites of multiple digital images or segments of images to fuse into a single composite scene, the artist explains. Images may be playful, satirical or serious but they all tell a story about the human condition. In The Hamptons, his art was included in a group show at RJD Gallery.

The Alfred Van Loen Gallery at S. Huntington Library is located at 145 Pidgeon Hill Road, Huntington Station, NY 11756. www.shpl.info.

Click here to visit Alan M. Richard's Artist Page and see more of his art.

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"The Inner Child" by Alan M. Richards. Photographic Image Composite. Courtesy of the artist.

"The Inner Child" by Alan M. Richards. Photographic Image Composite. Courtesy of the artist.Kebor

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HECKSCHER MUSEUM OF ART - "In a New Light: American Impressionism 1870 - 1940" examines the transformative influence of Impressionism on American Art spanning the times of the Hudson River School to French Impressionism to the Modernism of the early 20th Century. The exhibition is on view May 25 to August 18, 2019. An Opening Reception for museum members and special guests takes place on Friday, May 31, 2019 from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

The exhibition includes art from the Bank of America collection, the exhibition concentrates on regional artists’ colonies across the United States. Featured artists include Colin Campbell Cooper, Daniel Garber, Childe Hassam, George Inness, Ernest Lawson, Thomas Moran, Edward Willis Redfield and Guy Carleton Wiggins.

Click here to see some of the art on view.

The Heckscher Art Museum is located at 2 Prime Avenue, Huntington, NY 11743. www.heckscher.org.

STONY BROOK

REBOLI CENTER - "For Service - The Army Exhibit Reunion" is on view from May 6 to July 21, 2019. An Artist Panel Discussion takes place on Friday, May 17, 2019, from 6 to 8 p.m. and features five exhibiting artists and members of The Army Exhibit Unit.

"For Service - The Army Exhibit Reunion" features art by seven members of The Army Exhibit Unit, a special unit of the US Army whose mission was to present art to the public. Exhibiting artists are Joe Reboli, Al Alexander, Bill Apton, Ivan Barnett, David Ebner, Michael Jacques and David Solomon. The show includes painting, photography, furniture and folk art.

For the Artist Panel, five former artist members of this special unit will discuss The Army Exhibit Unit, their roles, memories and their careers following their service. Panelists include Al Alexander, Bill Apton, David Ebner, Michael Jacques and David Soloman. Admission is free and no reservations are required. Click here for event details.

The Reboli Center is located at 64 Main Street, Stony Brook, NY 11790. www.rebolicenter.org.

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