The Art Scene: 05.31.18

Local Art News

Photographers Show

The East End Photographers Group will take over Ashawagh Hall in Springs from Saturday through June 10 for its annual spring exhibition. A reception with music on the patio by Job Potter and Friends will take place from 5 to 9 p.m. on Saturday.

On June 10, two films by John Jinks will be shown at 3 p.m. “Hans Van de Bovenkamp: In His Own Words” will be followed by a conversation between the filmmaker and the sculptor. “A Guitar Maker’s Path — In Search for Tone,” a documentary about Carlos Barrios, will be followed by a performance by Mr. Barrios. The gallery at Ashawagh Hall will be open on weekends from noon to 5 p.m. and weekdays from 1 to 5.

 

Four at White Room

“Flashback,” an exhibition of Pop-inflected work by Joss Parker, David Morico, Serge Strosberg and David Mandel, and Seek One, is on view at the White Room Gallery in Bridgehampton through June 17. A reception will be held on Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m.

A performance featuring I Am, a performance collective, will take place on June 16 from 6 to 8 p.m. The Pop-inspired event will involve painting and “flowers, fruit, and freedom.” Tickets are $75 in advance, $90 at the door.

 

Cities of Kosovo

Ellen Frank of Springs, the founder and director of Cities of Peace, a project whose artworks celebrate the history and culture of cities that have experienced trauma and strife, has been in Pristina, Kosovo, for the past month. She and members of her team have been working with the Museum of Kosovo, the University of Pristina, Cultural Heritage Without Borders, and local residents on Laboratory Pristina, the mission of which is to create a monumental gold leaf and egg tempera painting honoring that city’s history and to help build cultural literacy for the benefit of future generations. 

 

Saarinen Documentary

In connection with its exhibition “Image Building: How Photography Transforms Architecture,” the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill will show “Eero Saarinen: The Architect Who Saw the Future,” a documentary about the Finnish-American architect, tomorrow at 6 p.m.

Saarinen, who died in 1961 at the age of 51, is known for the TWA Flight Center at Kennedy Airport, the Gateway Arch in St. Louis, and the main terminal at Dulles International Airport, among others. The film’s director of photography, Eric Saarinen, the architect’s son, uses state-of-the-art drone photography to showcase his father’s work.

The screening will be followed by a conversation with Peter Rosen, the film’s director, and Jacqui Lofaro, the director of the Hamptons Take 2 Documentary Film Festival, which is joining the museum in presenting the film. Tickets are $20, $5 for members and students.