The Art Scene 05.09.19

Artists in Their Studios

The East Hampton Historical Society will host “Artists at Home: The Historic Artists’ Homes and Studios Program,” a photographic exhibition of 50 images of artists in their studios, at the Clinton Academy Museum from Friday, May 17, through July 6. An opening reception will be held on Saturday from 4 to 6 p.m.

The exhibition has been organized by the Historic Artists’ Homes and Studios program, which was established by the National Trust for Historic Preservation in 1999 to recognize the preserved homes and studios of significant American artists. The historical society’s Thomas and Mary Nimmo Moran Studio in East Hampton was added to the program last month.

New at Nightingale

The Sara Nightingale Gallery in Sag Harbor will open “Slip,” an exhibition of drawings and paintings by Suzanne  Unrein, and “Until a Little Bird,” a show of work by Francine Fleischer, Erica-Lynn Huberty, and Lucy Winton, with a reception on Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. The show will run through June 3.

Inspired in part by her encounters with animals on her travels to Mexico, South Africa, Borneo, and Bali, Ms. Unrein creates vibrant worlds where the animal nature of humans is at play within a world of beasts.

The nests of swans and birds are among the subjects of Ms. Fleischer’s photographs, while Ms. Winton’s work has long addressed the relationship between humans and fauna. A fascination with birds or bird-like creatures has been a recurring theme in Ms. Huberty’s fiber-based works.  

Bob Colacello in N.Y.C.

“Another Time: Photographs by Bob Colacello, 1976-1982,” an exhibition of 150 prints taken by the East Hampton resident during the years he served as editor of Andy Warhol’s Interview magazine, are on view at Vito Schnabel Projects in Manhattan through June 21.

Working with a miniature camera, Mr. Colacello captured politicians, tycoons, journalists, artists, writers, fashions designers, movie stars, and other icons of the “Me Decade.” Counterpoints are provided by his spontaneous portraits of Warhol, his friend and mentor, caught in rare private moments.

Cultural Bus Tour

The Southampton Town Arts and Culture Committee has invited the public to join its third cultural road tour on May 18 at 10 a.m., when the bus will leave Southampton Town Hall for visits to the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill and the Dan Flavin Art Institute in Bridgehampton.

Southampton Town Councilman Tommy John Schiavoni and the artists Hope Sandrow, the committee’s founding chairwoman, and Jeremy Dennis will represent the committee. Mr. Dennis and Terrie Sultan, the director of the Parrish, will lead a tour of its special exhibitions and permanent collection installation, which includes Mr. Dennis’s work. 

At the Dan Flavin Art Institute, part of the Dia Art Foundation, a tour will feature Flavin’s permanent installation and “Dis-Play II,” a mixed-media work by Keith Sonnier.

The tour is free. The bus will return to Southampton by 2 p.m. Seating is limited, and reservations are required at shacc@optimum.net.

Schwabe at John Jermain

“Jerry Schwabe: Color, Gesture, and Line” is on view at the John Jermain Memorial Library in Sag Harbor through June 7. The exhibition will include 45 paintings in watercolor or acrylic that demonstrate the artist’s ability to convey atmosphere through color as well as expressive forms and lines.