The Art Scene: 08.10.17

Local Art News

Mary Heilmann in Bridge

An open house with refreshments will celebrate the exhibition “Mary Heilmann: Painting Pictures” at the Dia Art Foundation’s Dan Flavin Art Institute in Bridgehampton, Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m.

On view through May 2018, the show presents artworks that mark key milestones in Ms. Heilmann’s career, including a selection of early paintings from the 1970s and ‘80s, when she began visiting the East End. Several recent works that have not been seen outside her Bridgehampton studio are included as well.

After moving from California to New York in the 1960s, Ms. Heilmann encountered the work of artists closely associated with the foundation, among them Mr. Flavin and Donald Judd, whose work had an important impact on her own.


Eugene Brodsky at Studio 11

A solo show of silkscreens, collages, maquettes, and paintings by Eugene Brodsky will be on view from Saturday through Sept. 6 at Studio 11 in the Red Horse Plaza in East Hampton. A reception will be held Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m.

Mr. Brodsky often combines compositions of disparate elements with a taste for unusual materials and complex processes. His collages, executed in ink on silk and burnished paper, layer mostly abstract and roughly rectilinear elements with an occasional geometric shape, figurative image, or snippet of language.


Summer of Sculpture II

The Springs Improvement Society’s second annual “Summer of Sculpture” exhibition, featuring the work of 14 artists, has been expanded beyond the Springs Historic District to include Bill King’s “Velo III,” near the intersection of Old Stone and Accabonac Highways, and Robert Mojo’s “Synopsis” at the East Hampton Town Marina. 

A reception, with the sculptors on hand to talk about their work, will take place at Ashawagh Hall on Saturday from 5 to 7:30 p.m. The other participating artists are Gustavo Bonevardi, Michael Chiarello, James DeMartis, Elaine Grove, Phyllis Hammond, Bill Kiriazis, Robert Leibel, Dennis Leri, Bo Parsons, Paul Pavia, Aurelio Torres, and Steve Zaluski. 

Maps will be available at the reception and on the Summer of Sculpture Facebook page. The exhibition, which was organized by Loring Bolger and curated by Christina Strassfield, will remain on view through Nov. 15.


New at Rental Gallery

An exhibition of painting and sculpture by Henry Taylor, Zachary Armstrong, and Matthew Chambers is on view at the Rental Gallery in East Hampton through Aug. 28. As part of the show, a recently completed documentary about Mr. Taylor made by Mr. Chambers will be shown Fridays through Sundays at 3 p.m. and by appointment.

Mr. Chambers and Mr. Taylor live and work in Los Angeles, Mr. Armstrong is based in Dayton, Ohio. All three “have shaped my character, my vision, my person,” said Joel Mesler, the gallery’s owner.


Young and Local

Art Space 98 in East Hampton will present solo exhibitions of work by Tanya K. Willock and Miles Partington from tomorrow through Sept. 4. A reception will be held Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m.

Ms. Willock’s “Normal Condition” is a group of photographs taken during the summer of 2016, when she was visiting Antigua, her family’s native island and the burial place of her grandmother. She is also showing a small collection of wall hangings made with her sister Temidra, a textile designer.

Mr. Partington, who was an intern in the studio of the late Bill King, has shown his sculpture in venues from Sag Harbor to Seattle. He uses everyday and often overlooked elements that he transforms into unique, mysterious, and often funny tableaux featuring animals and the occasional human.

Both artists grew up in East Hampton, where they now live.


Kristy Schopper in Montauk

“Spot On,” an exhibition of paintings by Kristy Schopper, will open at the Woodbine Collection in Montauk with a reception on Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. and continue through Sept. 24.

Ms. Schopper, who has lived in East Hampton since 2013, works with oil, acrylic, tempera, sumi ink, and fist-sized chunks of charcoal to create works that range from abstract to realist. Having once read that when artists fall in love with something they paint it over and over, she acknowledges that American flags, soaring tulips, flying pigs, puzzles, storms, and skies, rendered with generous helpings of paint, are recurring motifs in her work.


New Pottery at Ille

Bob Golden, a multi-talented musician and composer from Springs who exhibited his pottery at Ille Arts in Amagansett last fall, has created a new line of porcelain vases made especially for the gallery. He will be on hand to introduce the work there on Saturday from 5 to 8 p.m. 


At Nature Conservancy

“Wednesday Wonders,” an exhibition of work by the Wednesday Group of plein-air painters, is view at the Nature Conservancy in East Hampton through Aug. 24, with a reception set for Saturday from 4 to 6 p.m.

Participating artists are Bobbie Braun, Pat DeTullio, Anna Franklin, Barbara Jones, Teresa Lawler, Deb Palmer, Alyce Peifer, Gene Samuelson, Christine Chew Smith, Cynthia Sobel, Frank Sofo, Bob Sullivan, Aurelio Torres, and Dan Weidmann.