The Art Scene: 03.15.12

Frank Sofo’s “High Tide” will be one of the works on view in “Body of Work VII” this weekend at Ashawagh Hall in Springs.

Body on View at Ashawagh
    “Body of Work VII” will revisit the figurative work of several members of this group of artists, including Rosalind Brenner, Linda Capello, Michael Cardacino, Cynthia Loewen, Anthony Lombardo, Bob Markell, Frank Sofo, and Margaret Weissbach. In addition, four other artists have been invited to exhibit with the group for the first time — Janet Culbertson, Tina Folks, Douglas Reina, and Frederick Paxton Werner.
    The show, which features painting, sculpture, photography, and multimedia work, opens at Ashawagh Hall in Springs on Saturday morning and will be on view through Sunday afternoon. A reception will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on Saturday.

Brenner at Sarah Lawrence
    Rosalind Brenner’s poetry and paintings will be on view at Sarah Lawrence College’s Esther Raushenbush Library gallery through May 20. A reception for the artist will be held on March 24 from 3 to 5 p.m.
    The title of the show is “Possibilities/Energy Paintings.” Ms. Brenner is known for her art glass studio in East Hampton, which produces new work and restores glass windows in churches, houses, and commercial settings, among them the Chrysler Building, the New School for Social Research, and the department stores Nordstrom and Neiman Marcus.
    She also paints on glass, as well as working in watercolor, oils and acrylics, and collage. She earned an M.F.A. in poetry from Sarah Lawrence and has been making books with her images and poems.

Crazy Monkey Winners
    The winners of the seventh annual art competition at Amagansett’s Crazy Monkey Gallery in February were announced earlier this month. Barbara Bilotta took best in show, with Mark Zimmerman in second place and Jim Hayden in third. Other winners included Sheila Rotner for most original work, and Andrea McCafferty and Mr. Zimmerman for most thought-provoking work. Ellyn Tucker also received mention.

Gold’s Eyes at Romany
    Rick Gold will sign copies of his new book, “My Eyes Have Seen,” at the Romany Kramoris Gallery in Sag Harbor on Saturday from 3 to 5 p.m. The book contains images from almost a half-century of photography. A former teacher at Pierson High School, he retired in 2005 for health reasons.