The Art Scene 03.14.19

A piece by Shirley Irons is part of the Sara Nightingale Gallery's new exhibition "A Walk in the Forest," open through April 2.

Not Your Usual Landscapes

The Sara Nightingale Gallery in Sag Harbor has “A Walk in the Forest,” a group exhibition, on view through April 2. A reception will take place on Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m. 

With its curatorial choices informed by low levels of visual information, the show offers a respite from our information-drenched culture. The subject matter ranges from images of the landscape, especially trees, to interior landscapes and spaces condensed within the flatness of the picture plane. While the myth of nature as a boundless virgin wilderness is dispelled, the work avoids dystopian clichés.

The participating artists are Irina Alimanestianu, Ani Antreasyan, Stephanie Brody-Lederman, Tom Brydelsky, Rossa Cole, Elizabeth Dow, Cara Enteles, Sara Genn, Shirley Irons, Laurie Lambrecht, Elena Lyakir, Christa Maiwald, and Anne Raymond.

George Negroponte in SoHo

“When Love Comes to Town,” an exhibition of mixed-media paintings by George Negroponte, is at the Anita Rogers Gallery in SoHo through April 27. Created over the last several years, the works use house paint, Spackle, gesso, wallpaper, dirt, enamel, inventory labels, and spray paint on canvas, as well as found objects from the woods surrounding his house in Springs.

The show will also include works on paper, first begun in Sweden in 2008 and then set aside for a decade before being revisited this past year in collaboration with his wife, the artist Virva Hinnemo.

Jill Freedman’s “Dogs”

The acclaimed New York City documentary photographer Jill Freedman will sign copies of “Dogs,” her new book of silver gelatin prints, tomorrow from 4 to 6 p.m. at Keyes Art in Sag Harbor. Ms. Freedman’s work is in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the George Eastman House, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and the Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris, among others.

In a review for Photograph magazine, Jordan G. Teicher described her photographs as “packed with an unusual amount of narrative power and a beguiling mix of humor, melancholy, and mystery.”