The Art Scene 02.07.19
Photorealism, a movement that emerged in the 1960s of painters whose work relied on photographs to achieve a heightened realism, will be the subject of a conversation Friday evening at 6 at the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill.
The discussion, which will take place in the gallery that features a selection of Photorealist works from the Parrish’s permanent collection, will include Louis K. Meisel, a gallery owner and writer who coined the term in 1969 and is considered one of the foremost authorities on the movement; Yigal Ozeri, an artist whose painting “Untitled; Zuzanna” is currently on view, and Terrie Sultan, the museum’s director.
Among the other artists represented in the exhibition are Tom Blackwell, Ron Kleemann, Bertrand Meniel, Charles Bell, and Audrey Flack. Tickets are $12, free for members and students, and reservations are required.
“TAKEOVER! Artists in Residence” will open at the Southampton Arts Center with a reception on Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m. and remain on view through March 24. Amy Kirwin, the center’s artistic director, invited nine East End artists — Scott Bluedorn, Daniel Cabrera, Darlene Charneco, Kara Hoblin, Ruby Jackson, Laurie Lambrecht, Jerome Lucani, Paton Miller, and Jeff Muhs — to establish pop-up studios where they will create new work and install finished pieces.
On view concurrently with “TAKEOVER!” is “Handoff: Weaving in Space,” an ongoing, collaborative installation conceived by Christine Sciulli and Bastienne Schmidt and executed by a succession of artists using ropes, threads, and textiles.
Free gallery tours will take place Sunday and Feb. 17 at 12:30 p.m., and “Hangouts,” where members of the community can join the artists to socialize, play Ping-Pong, and listen to music, will happen every Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m.
Watermill Center Residencies
The Watermill Center is now accepting applications for its 2019 International Summer Program, which provides a platform for collaboration, innovation, and creation for as many as 100 artists from more than 30 countries each year.
The summer program is open to individual artists, students, and artistic professionals from all disciplines and cultures, including makeup artists, architects, electricians, carpenters, graphic artists, videographers, and theater technicians. The deadline for applications is March 4, and the program dates are July 15 through Aug. 18. More information and an application link can be found on the center’s website.
Natalie Edgar in Manhattan
Mark Borghi Fine Art in Manhattan will open an exhibition of paintings made during the past decade by Natalie Edgar with a reception Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. The show will run through March 15.
Ms. Edgar graduated from Brooklyn College in 1954 and studied with the painters Ad Reinhardt and Mark Rothko and the art historian Meyer Schapiro, among others. In 1959 she met the sculptor Philip Pavia, who had founded the Club, where artists met from 1948 to 1959 to socialize and discuss modern art. She and Pavia were married in 1966 and eventually divided their time between East Hampton and Pietrasanta, Italy.
According to Mary Gabriel, author of “Ninth Street Women,” while Ms. Edgar’s work emerged from the Abstract Expressionist milieu, her paintings “are not bound by that tradition; she has created something uniquely her own. . . . Her latest paintings exhibit a dynamism and intrigue that feels profound and utterly new.”
Pollock-Krasner House News
“Nature’s Nation: American Art and Environment,” an exhibition on view at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Mass., through May 5, includes Peter Blake’s model for an ideal museum to display Jackson Pollock’s work, which has been lent by the Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center in Springs.
The center has also announced that Lee Krasner is one of 11 artists represented in “A Gesture of Conviction: Women of Abstract Expressionism: Works from the 1950s and 60s,” which is on view at the Setareh Gallery in Dusseldorf, Germany, through Feb. 23. That show also includes work by Mary Abbott, Helen Frankenthaler, Grace Hartigan, and Charlotte Park, among others.
Kiki Smith’s “Litter,” a lithograph created by the artist as a benefit project for the Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center, will be on view in “Touch. Prints by Kiki Smith,” which will open Feb. 14 at the Staatliche Graphische Sammlung’s Pinakothek der Moderne in Munich. Ms. Smith’s father, the architect and sculptor Tony Smith, was a close friend of Pollock and Krasner.