Under the radar in the Hamptons gallery scene has been Madoo Conservancy. In 2019, the Sagaponack home of artist, poet and gardener Robert Dash (1934-2013) has offered a steady slate of exhibitions as well as provided inspiration for Laurie Lambrecht's Parrish Road Show, where she installed her work throughout the gardens and grounds in concert with Dash's colorful garden and architectural detail designs.

Thanksgiving weekend, Madoo opens its final show for 2019: "Marina Adams: SongLines," capping a year of expanded art exhibitions. "SongLines" has an Opening Reception on Saturday, November 30, 2019, from 5 to 7 p.m. and continues on view through December 28, 2019. The gallery is open Fridays and Saturdays from noon to 4 p.m.

In the exhibition, Marina Adams presents recent contemporary abstract works that continue her exploration of form and color. Complimentary colors to create drama compositions is a hallmark of her work as is energy infused by forms, lines and blocks of contrasting color.

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"SongLines" by Marina Adams, 2019. Acrylic on linen, 24 x 20 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Madoo Conservancy.

"SongLines" by Marina Adams, 2019. Acrylic on linen, 24 x 20 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Madoo Conservancy.

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Based in New York and Parma, Italy, recent solo shows include exhibits at Studio 94 in New York and Larsen Warner Gallery in Stockholm. In 2020, a solo show will be held at Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. A frequent collaborator with poets, Adams has a number of books to her credit. Click here to visit her website to discover more.

Quietly, Madoo has become a place to see contemporary art with an exhibition program that has been growing over the last few years. In 2017, Madoo offered a single group show "Robert Dash, Michelle Oka Done and Toni Ross." In 2018, two exhibitions were mounted:  a group show featuring art by Laurie Lambrecht, Steve Miller and Darius Yetktai plus a solo show of Robert Dash's paintings.

In 2019, Madoo grew its program and presented three exhibitions. The season opened with  "Madoo - A History in Photographs," presented from May to August 2019. A solo show by Robert Dash, "Fields and Fences: Paintings 1998-1999)," followed and presented a bright array of paintings in oranges and yellows or pinks and reds.

On view from August 9 to October 12, 2019, the solo art show was a noteworthy one for the paintings selected. It was interesting to consider the exhibited work's ties to Dash's better known green landscapes from the sixties and seventies, demonstrating an expansion of his interpretation of local views.

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"Untitled (Fields and Furrows 6) by Robert Dash, 1998-99. Oil on linen, 60 x 45 inches. Exhibited at Madoo Conservancy.

"Untitled (Fields and Furrows 6) by Robert Dash, 1998-99. Oil on linen, 60 x 45 inches. Exhibited at Madoo Conservancy.

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The exhibition provided an extra infusion of art in concert with Laurie Lambrecht exterior installation "Limn to Limb" as part of the Parrish Art Museum's off-site art project which pairs artists to create work in reaction to locations of historic interest to The Hamptons or East End at large. "Limn to Limb" was on view October 5 to November 2, 2019 and saw Lambrecht offer a range of mediums that spoke to Dash's penchant for bright colors. The work also directly spoke to his garden design where he created distinct and intimate areas of interest throughout the grounds.

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Art by Laurie Lambrecht installed at Madoo Conservancy as part of "Limn to Limb" presented by the Parrish Road Show. Photo by Pat Rogers.

Art by Laurie Lambrecht installed at Madoo Conservancy as part of "Limn to Limb" presented by the Parrish Road Show. Photo by Pat Rogers.

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In between formal shows, Robert Dash's art has frequently installed in the gallery over the years, Madoo Executive Director Alejandro Saralegui said. For 2019, Madoo Conservancy is presenting an expanded season with events that include book signings in addition to its annual Market in the Garden, held this year on December 7, 2019 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Click here for details.

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BASIC FACTS: "Marina Adams: SongLines" is on view November 30 to December 28, 2019 at Madoo Conservancy. An Opening Reception takes place on Saturday, November 30, 2019, from 5 to 7 p.m. The gallery is open Fridays and Saturdays from noon to 4 p.m. Madoo is located at 618 Sagg Main Street, Sagaponack, NY 11962. www.madoo.org.

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