The Art Scene: 08.09.18

Local Art News
Alex Katz's "Michael" will be one of the works featured in "Compendium," opening at the Mark Borghi Gallery in Bridgehampton on Saturday. Mark Borghi Gallery

'Compendium' at Mark Borghi

“Compendium,” an overview of the last 75 years in art history, including Abstract Expressionism, Color Field, Minimalism, and Pop, will open with a reception on Saturday from 5 to 9 p.m. at Mark Borghi Fine Art in Bridgehampton. The exhibition will include work by such influential South Fork artists as Jackson Pollock, Lee Krasner, Willem de Kooning, and Andy Warhol with  a selection of Italian masters such as Pistoletto, Festa, Pomodoro, and Biasi to create a dialogue between American and European art of the period.


Politics of Making Art

The Halsey McKay Gallery in East Hampton is presenting a group show organized by Janelle Reiring and Helene Winer, founders of Metro Pictures in New York City, and a solo show of work by Matt Kenny. Both exhibitions are on view through Aug. 31.

Ms. Reiring and Ms. Winer selected work by Nina Beier, Judith Hopf, John Miller, and Trevor Paglen, each of whom is concerned with the politics of art making and the effect of technology on human experience.

Mr. Kenny’s interest in historical trajectories led him to paint the site of a house located in an industrial New Jersey wasteland, both before and after its demolition.


Diverse Three at Ashawagh

“Three Roads, Three Artists” will be on view at Ashawagh Hall in Springs from Tuesday through next Thursday, when a reception will be held from 5 to 9 p.m.

Kirsten Benfield’s recent works in oil and watercolor are heavily influenced by both Eastern and Western calligraphy. The abstracted seascape paintings of Kurt Giehl are intended to induce calm and tranquillity. While the East End’s quiet hamlets are his jumping-off point, Daniel Vernola’s paintings are resolutely abstract.


Brodsky at Studio 11

A show of paintings and silk pieces by Eugene Brodsky will open at Studio 11 at the Red Horse Plaza in East Hampton with a reception on Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m. and remain on view through Sept. 4. Acting as his own curator, Mr. Brodsky said the show will include “abandoned or shortchanged ideas, sloppy drips workmen left on sidewalks, and leftovers from some of my projects that needed many tries.”


“Tulips!” at Fireplace

An exhibition of paintings by Lucien Smith called “Tulips!” will be on view from tomorrow through Sept. 16 at the Fireplace Project in Springs, with a reception set for Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. Mr. Smith’s paintings allude in part to the Dutch tulip craze of 1637, the first recorded speculative investment bubble.


Long Island Biennial

The work of five artists from the South Fork, Donna Corvi, Christa Maiwald, Bastienne Schmidt, Dan Welden, and Frank Wimberley, has been selected for the 2018 “Long Island Biennial” exhibition, which is on view at the Heckscher Museum of Art in Huntington through Nov. 11.


Perrottet Open Studio

Camille Perrottet will open her studio at 39 Oyster Shores Road in East Hampton tomorrow, Saturday, and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The show will survey her work over the past 12 years, including a collection of erotic-political works, and “Dark Times/My Life Since #45,” her response to the election of Donald Trump. 


“Virgin” in Southampton

“Virgin,” a series of photographs by Nika Nesgoda that features adult film actresses in the guise of the Virgin Mary as depicted in old master paintings, will open today with a reception from 7 to 10 p.m. at the McNeill Art Group’s pop-up gallery at 280 Elm Street in Southampton and remain on view through Aug. 29.


Water Photography in Sag

“Water 2018,” an exhibition of work by Stephen Wilkes, Daniel Jones, Blair Seagram, and Herb Friedman, is on view at the Tulla Booth Gallery in Sag Harbor through Aug. 27. All the artists are drawn to water as their subject, but their approaches range from Mr. Friedman’s aerial views of crowded beaches to Mr. Jones’s painterly seascapes.


New at Noted

“Escapes,” a group exhibition, can be seen from today through Sept. 5, with a reception set for Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m., at Noted Gallery in Southampton. The show includes photographs by Blair Seagram and Barbara Vaughn, mixed-media paintings by Eugene Healy, conceptual canvases by Emily Clementine, and sculpture by Hans Van de Bovenkamp.


Poetic Realism at Grenning

The Grenning Gallery in Sag Harbor is presenting “Masters of Poetic Realism” through Aug. 20. The show features work by Ramiro, Sarah Lamb, Melissa Franklin Sanchez, Anthony Ackrill, Nelson H. White, and Chad Fisher. The artists “focus on technical skill so they may best represent the beauty and peace they see in nature,” according to a release.


For Cleaner Oceans

“One Ocean: Seven Strawless Seas,” an exhibition of photographs of the sea by Taylor Slater, will open today at the Montauk Beach House and remain on view through Monday. At a reception tomorrow from 6 to 9 p.m., a silent auction of one of the artist’s works will be held to benefit Lonely Whale, a nonprofit dedicated to cleaning up the world’s oceans.


Peter Marino Foundation

At the opening of the Southampton Art Center’s show “Counterpoint: Selections From the Peter Marino Collection,” the architect announced the formation of the Peter Marino Art Foundation, a permanent center for rotating art exhibitions and educational programming to be housed at 11 Job’s Lane in Southampton.


Call for Submissions

RJD Gallery in Bridgehampton is accepting submissions through Aug. 24 for its fall 2018 exhibition “Women Painting Women/Men Painting Men.” Artists have been invited to submit high-resolution images and biographical information to More information can be obtained by calling the gallery at 631-725-1161.