Hamptons and East End artists feature prominently in exhibitions across Long Island in January 2020. Find them in museums and galleries of Suffolk County, located in Huntington, East Islip, Setauket and Patchogue, NY. Hofstra University gets ready for what promises to be an intriguing exhibition of abstraction which opens later in the month.
The weekend of January 10-12, 2020 promises to be a vibrant one for Huntington, NY, with openings and artist talks held all weekend. Get things started with the Opening Reception at Huntington Arts Council's exhibition "Masters Showcase" on Friday, January 10, 2020 from 6 to 8 p.m. The group show features work by winning artists of shows held in 2019. Expect both art and craft.
On Saturday, head to fotofoto gallery for its two-person winning photographers show, "Your Best Shot", on Saturday, January 11, 2020, from 5 to 7 p.m. Click here to discover more.
Wrap up the weekend at the Heckscher Museum of Art on Sunday, January 12, 2020, from 1 to 3 p.m. with an exhibiting artist talk in conjunction with "Locally Sourced: Collecting Long Island Artists." The "Collection Conversation" features exhibiting artists Janet Culbertson, Bruce Lieberman, Paton Miller, Roy Nicholson, Frank Olt, Dee Shapiro, Louise P. Sloan and Christian White. Admission is free and reservations are not necessary.
Get to know Setauket's new Gallery North Executive Director on Friday, January 17, 2020, at the Reboli Center for Art and History when he gives at talk at its Third Friday Event from 6 to 8 p.m. Edward (Ned) Puchner will discuss his interests and experiences in working in arts organizations. Click here for details.
Worth knowing this month is the Long Island Museum in Stony Brook, NY has closed its Art, Carriage and History museums for the month and plans to reopen in February 2020. Click here for details. The Paul W. Zuccaire Gallery at Stony Brook University is also closed for most of the month. The gallery reopens on January 27, 2020 with a continuation of "Artists as Innovators: Celebrating Three Decades of NYSCA/NYFA Fellowships." The exhibition continues through February 20, 2020. Click here for details.
"Art at 50 Plus" at the Islip Art Museum in East Islip, NY has been extended through January 15, 2020. The exhibition, curated from an Open Call, presents around 150 art works hung salon-style throughout the museum. The show liberally mixes career artists along with those new to making art and artists in between. The works are inspired by sights and life on Long Island. Get ready to find your favorites. Many of the artworks are for sale and benefit the Islip Arts Council, which manages the museum. Click here for details.
This month's picks of not-to-miss exhibitions are a mix of new shows and older ones with artist talks that promise to add insight into the art on view. Following are our picks of art shows to add to your list when searching for art to see on Long Island in January 2020.
1. Patchogue Arts Council's MOCA L.I. - "Diptychs"
January 11 to March 1, 2020.
Artist Reception: Saturday, January 11, 2020, from 5 to 7 p.m.
Curated by John Cino, "Diptychs" presents art by seven artists with a unique interpretation of the form. The exhibition mixes emerging artists with established ones. The line up includes art by Richard Smith, Tobi Kahn, Jason Paradis, Kimberly Radochia, Darlene Charneco, Jayne Dion and Jessie Smillie.
The Patchogue Arts Council's MOCA L.I. is located at 20 Terry Street, Suite 116, Patchogue, NY 11772.
2. Heckscher Museum of Art - "Locally Sourced: Collecting Long Island Artists"
November 23, 2019 - March 15, 2020
Collection Conversation: Sunday, January 12, 2020, 1 to 3 p.m.
Collection Conversation - Exhibiting Photographers: Sunday, February 23, 2020, 1 to 3 p.m.
"Locally Sourced: Collecting Long Island Artists" is one that shouldn't be missed. Representing artists from across Long Island from the historic to the contemporary, there are distinct concentrations of artists based on the East End (Hamptons, North Fork & Shelter Island) as well as from Huntington. Presented across the entire museum, expect to find stellar artworks from both well-loved and lesser known artists working across disciples and mediums. Painting is heavily represented as is abstraction and landscape.
Click here for details. Heckscher Art Museum is located at 2 Prime Avenue, Huntington, NY 11743.
3. Gallery North - "Allegorical Narratives: Paintings & Drawings by Paton Miller"
January 17 to February 23, 2020
Opening Reception: Thursday, January 16, 2020, from 6 to 8 p.m.
Artist Talk: Sunday, February 2, 2020, from 3 to 5 p.m.
Gallery North taps into Hamptons artist talent for its solo show of work by Paton Miller. The exhibition pairs Miller's paintings and drawings for the first show hosted under its new director.
Gallery North is located at 90 North Country Road, Setauket, NY 11733. www.gallerynorth.org.
4. Hofstra University Museum of Art - "Uncharted: American Abstraction in the Information Age"
January 28 to June 19, 2020
Preview & Artist Reception: Sunday, January 26, 2020, from 2 to 5 p.m.
Exhibition Reception: Thursday, January 30, 2020, from 4:30 to 6 p.m.
Presented at the Emily Lowe Gallery, "Uncharted: American Abstraction in the Information Age" presents eight acclaimed artists whose work intersects with the worlds of science, math and technology. Exhibiting artists include James O. Clark, John Goodyear (1930-2019); Lynne Harlow, Daniel G. Hill, Gilbert Hsiao, Irene Rousseau, James Seawright and Patricia Zarate. The selected art may be two-dimensional, three-dimensional and site-specific; many will defy traditional classification, according to Museum Acting Director and Chief Curator Karen T. Albert.
The Emily Lowe Gallery is located on Hofstra's South Campus, 1000 Hempstead Turnpike, Hempstead, NY 11545. Click here for directions. www.hofstra.edu.
5. Hofstra University Museum of Art - "Other People's Parties"
September 12, 2019 to March 13, 2020
Presented at the David Filderman Gallery, the exhibition features photographs from the university's collection by revered artists which reveal the impulse to preserve celebratory moments at parties. It also explores the all-too-familiar urge to live vicariously through others, according to the museum. Exhibiting photographers include Henri Cartier-Bresson, Andy Warhol, Larry Fink, Danny Lyon and Mary Ellen Mark. Taking in the photography show after a visit to "Uncharted: American Abstraction in the Information Age" is bound to be a happy pairing.
Click here for details. The David Filderman Gallery is also located on the South Campus and can be found in the Joan and Donald Axinn Library, Ninth Floor, on the South Campus. Closed Monday. www.hofstra.edu.
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