The Art Scene: 07.12.18

Local Art News
A scene from last year's Upstairs Art Fair, returning this weekend to Amagansett and organized by Bill Powers. Harper's Books

Upstairs Art Fair

The second iteration of the Upstairs Art Fair will take place tomorrow through Sunday on the top floor at 11 Indian Wells Highway in Amagansett. The fair is organized by Harper Levine of Harper's Books in East Hampton and Bill Powers, the founder of half gallery in Manhattan, as an alternative to the big tent art fairs that until this summer have been common to the Hamptons.

The fair, which is free and open to the public, is a mix of New York City and East End galleries: Ceysson & Benetiere, Eric Firestone, half gallery, Halsey McKay, Harper’s Books, Magenta Plains, New Release, Nicelle Beauchene, Nino Mier, Rachel Uffner, Rental Gallery, the Fireplace Project, yours mine & ours, and 56 Henry.

A preview will take place tomorrow from 4 to 6 p.m., with an opening to follow between 6 and 8. The fair will be open Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Naama Tsabar at Fireplace 

A solo show of work by Naama Tsabar will be on view at the Fireplace Project in Springs from tomorrow through Aug. 5, with a reception set for Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m.

A former member of a punk band, Ms. Tsabar fuses elements from visual art and music in her multimedia installations and performances. Her 2015 installation at the Museum of Art and Design, for example, combined speakers, amplifiers, piano strings, and microphones to create a gallery-sized instrument that viewers could play by pulling the piano strings.

Two at Studio 11

Studio 11 at the Red Horse Plaza in East Hampton will open an exhibition of work by Steven Miller and Ronald in ’t Hout with a reception on Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m. The show will continue through Aug. 5.

While much of Mr. Miller’s earlier steel sculpture assumed totemic shapes and scale, his recent work uses that material to create simple forms in three dimensions that take their cues from Russian Constructivism and de Stijl.

A Dutch artist and architect living in France, Mr. Hout is showing tempera paintings on canvas and wooden panels that can stand on their own or be arranged in a variety of formal combinations.


Marc Dalessio at Grenning

A solo show of paintings by Marc Dalessio will open at Greening Gallery with a reception Saturday from 6:30 to 8 p.m. and remain on view through July 30. A plein air painter based primarily in Florence, Mr. Dalessio recently spent several weeks on the East End painting local scenes ranging from Main Street in Sag Harbor to Indian Wells Beach in Amagansett to the East Hampton Jitney stop.

The show will also include works created on his frequent travels, including a sweeping view of Big Sur, and a selection of still life paintings from Mr. Dalessio’s studio.


Five at White Room

“Captivate,” an exhibition of work by five artists, is on view at the White Room Gallery in Bridgehampton from today through July 29, with a reception set for Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. The show will include abstract paintings by Linda Sirow, Brian Craig, and Martha McAleer, mixed-media work by Kat O’Neill, and sculpture by Dennis Leri.


“Lyrics and Form”

“Lyrics and Form,” a group exhibition, is now on view at Mark Borghi Fine Art in Bridgehampton. The show includes work by John Chamberlain, Willem de Kooning, Sam Francis, 

Helen Frankenthaler, Sam Gilliam, Keith Haring, Hans Hofmann, Kenneth Noland, Alex Katz, Hedda Sterne, Rudolf Stingel, Sean Scully, and Andy Warhol. 


New at Keyes Art

Keyes Art in East Hampton will open “Indispensable” with a reception Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. The show, which will run through Aug. 4, will include work by John Chamberlain, best known for his crushed car sculpture, Nathan Slate Joseph, who creates abstract compositions of galvanized steel, and David Slivka, a member of the New York School who worked in a broad range of mediums.

The gallery’s current exhibition, “About the Light,” which features paintings by Willem de Kooning, Mary Abbott, Lester Johnson, and Darius Yektai, will continue through July 29.


In Agawam Park

“Art in the Park,” a show of photography, painting, sculpture, and mixed-media work by members of the Southampton Artists Association, will be on view in Agawam Park in Southampton Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.