The Art Scene: 11.29.18

Local Art News

Art and Design at Steele

“Midnight Oil,” a group exhibition of art and design, is on view at R.E. Steele Antiques at the Red Horse Plaza in East Hampton through Jan. 6. Organized by Janet Goleas, the show includes work by Peter Dayton, Sally Egbert, Denise Gale, Hiroyuki Hamada, Karl Klingbiel, Steve Miller, Anne Russinof, and Ross Watts.

 

Holiday Show at Roman

Roman Fine Art in East Hampton has “Get With the Program 2018,” the third edition of its annual holiday group exhibition, on view through Jan. 27. The show includes paintings, photographs, and mixed-media works by Emma Ballou, Christina Creutz, Tim Conlon, Ray Caesar, Kelly Franké, Grant Haffner, Lizzie Gill, Elektra KB, Ciara Rafferty, SWOON, and Stephen Wilson. 

 

“Timeshapers” in Sag

“Timeshapers,” a show of recent work by Paul O’Connor, Mimi Saltzman, and Johnny Wong, will open at the Sara Nightingale Gallery in Sag Harbor on Saturday with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. and continue through Dec. 28.

“Time” and “shape” are the key words for the three artists, who met five years ago in the art community of Taos, N.M. While there, Ms. Saltzman was given an antique hourglass, which became her “shape muse,” while Mr. O’Connor and Mr. Wong subvert the rectangular form of painting by using hexagons and quadrilaterals or rotating the square into a diamond shape.

 

New From Bastienne Schmidt

“Grids and Threads,” a new book by the Bridgehampton artist Bastienne Schmidt with text by Terrie Sultan, the director of the Parrish Art Museum, and Jacoba Urist, an arts writer, has been published by Jovis.

Ms. Schmidt’s book provides a minimalist meditation on the concept of white space and its perception. In a continuation of her search for concepts of space and the systems that define them, objects and colorful markers have been photographed in the snow from a bird’s-eye perspective, using the white environment as a blank canvas.

A second part of the project involves punching grids on Arches paper to draw light and shadow onto the white surface, a process that recalls the investigations of Agnes Martin and Robert Ryman.

 

Photographs, Found Objects

“Multi Is the Media,” a group show, will open tomorrow at the White Room Gallery in Bridgehampton and remain on view through Dec. 30. A reception will be held on Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m. 

The exhibition will feature works by Bengt Hokanson and Trefny Dix, Keith Ramsdell, and Jim Gemake, and will also include Alicia Gitlitz, Karen L. Kirshner, Phil Marco, Martha Mcaleer, Alyssa Peek, Cindy Press, Linda Sirow, CHO Yea Jae, and Strosberg/Mandel.

 

Plein-Air Painters

A show of work by members of the Wednesday Group, a loose coalition of plein-air painters of the East End, will be at the East Hampton Library from today through Dec. 20, with a reception set for Saturday from 3 to 5 p.m. Participating artists are Barbara Jones, Teresa Lawler, Jean Mahoney, Deb Palmer, Gene Samuelson, Frank Sofo, Aurelio Torres, Pam Vossen, and Dan Weidmann.