The Art Scene: 11.01.18

Local Art News
Mabel D’Amico’s “Untitled (Edwards’s Store),” from about 1940, will be on view at the Amagansett Library through November. Matthew Charron

Promised Land Remembered

“Promised Land Remembered,” an exhibition organized by the Victor D’Amico Institute of Art, will be on view at the Amagansett Library from Saturday through Nov. 30, with a reception and talk set for Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m.

The exhibition, a version of which was shown at the Art Barge earlier this year, includes tempera paintings by Mabel D’Amico from the late 1930s and 1940s, selected period photographs, and a brief historical narrative about Promised Land, the former fishing port and menhaden processing plant off Cranberry Hole Road on Napeague.

Sunday’s reception will include presentations by Christopher Kohan, the president of the institute, Rachel Gruzen, an environmental planner and co-organizer of the show, and David Clarke, grandnephew of the founder of the Smith Meal Company fish factory. Reservations for the talk can be made online or by calling the Art Barge.


Red Need Not Apply

“The White and Black Show,” an exhibition of painting, photography, and sculpture, will open at Malia Mills at 55 Main Street in East Hampton with a reception on Saturday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. and continue through Nov. 25.

The show will include work by Shari Abramson, Pamela Dove, Jane Martin, Beth O’Donnell, David Slivka, Mark Webber, Aaron Warkov, and Ruth Wetzel. The gallery will be open from noon to 5 p.m. on Saturdays, Sundays, and on Nov. 23.

Depths and Limits of Love

“Love Is Not All,” an exhibition of work by Meghan Boody, Patti Grabel, Ryan Michael Kelly, Jeff Muhs, and Richard Pasquarelli, will open with a reception on Saturday from 5 to 8 p.m. at a private residence at 230 Bishops Lane in Southampton.

The show has been organized by Kelcey Edwards of Iron Gate East, who has selected works that “explore the depths, limits, and complexities of our relationship . . . to ourselves, each other, and, for lack of a better word, love.” It will be open on Thursdays from 5 to 8 p.m. through Dec. 10. Appointments at other times can be made by calling 512-773-5994.


Size Doesn’t Matter at RJD

“Big Art, small canvas,” a group exhibition of modestly sized works, will be on view at the RJD Gallery in Bridgehampton from Saturday through Nov. 10, with a reception set for Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. The gallery cites “burgeoning art collections, shrinking wall space, and tightening budgets as contributing factors that have art connoisseurs turning to smaller works this year.”


Gail Levin on Syd Solomon

Gail Levin, a professor of art history at Baruch College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, will give a lecture on Guild Hall’s Syd Solomon exhibition on Saturday at noon. Ms. Levin, a specialist in 20th-century art, is the author of books on artists such as Lee Krasner, Judy Chicago, and Edward Hopper. 

Solomon’s work has been included with the Abstract Expressionists who were his friends and neighbors in East Hampton. He, however, referred to his style as “abstract impressionism.” Guild Hall has brought together work from various periods of his career, allowing the show to function as a mini retrospective. The talk is free.