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Originally Posted: June 17, 2010


Artwork by Dennis Leri. (All images courtesy of artists and galleries)

The Bridgehampton Historical Society
The Bridgehampton Historical Society (631-537-1088, www.bridgehamptonhistoricalsociety.org) is pleased to be featuring three outdoor sculpture pieces by Springs resident Dennis Leri from July 9 through August 21, with a Member's Opening Reception on Friday July 9, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Leri is an abstract metal sculptor and has made "Talk to Me," "Hedgerow 2," "Arrival/Departure," available for display and sale on the Corwith House grounds. He is currently represented by the Gerald Peters Gallery in New York City and has shown at other East End and NYC venues over the last 20 years. In April of 2009 he won the Best Mixed Media category at Guild Hall's 71st Annual Members Show with "59 Ford Goldenrod Yellow," a small wall piece that blends manipulated aluminum with vintage yellow Ford auto paint. According to John Eilertsen, Executive Director of the Bridgehampton Historical Society, "The juxtaposition of historic architecture and contemporary sculpture on the Corwith House grounds creates an opportunity for visual interpretation and dialogue which we hope the community will take advantage of and enjoy."

Additionally, "Ocean Road: 1895-1915" will open to the public on July 10 at The Corwith House. Every structure built or existing between 1895-1915 on one of Bridgehampton's loveliest and most preserved thoroughfares has been thoroughly photo documented including research of the families that built and lived in them. Learn about relatives that are still very much a part of the Bridgehampton community today, such as Halseys, Sandfords, and Hildreths, and about owners who insisted their houses be torn down upon their death so that no one else could ever live in them! Year-round residents co-existed with summer visitors on this bucolic road for many years known as Atlantic Avenue. Exhibition runs through October. For more information call. Suggested donation is $5. Museum hours are Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

"Tremedden, 1891."

Water Mill Museum
En plein air artists Deborah Palmer, Alyce Peifer, and Georgette Sinclair are showing paintings of local landscapes featuring the same scene painted from their particular point of view. The "3 Points of View" show will open at the Water Mill Museum, 42 Old Mill Road, Water Mill, and will run from July 15 through August 18. The opening reception will be held on Sunday, July 18, from 11 a.m to 3 p.m. The museum hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday 1 p.m to 5 p.m., closed Tuesday and Wednesday.

The Peconic Land Trust
The Peconic Land Trust and Plein Air Peconic have joined together to present an exhibition of artworks, "Gems of the Hamptons: The Art of Conserved Land" at Tiffany & Co., 53 Main Street in East Hampton from July 2 through Labor Day, September 6 with an opening champagne reception on Saturday, July 10, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. On view will be never before exhibited photographs and paintings of the artist's favorite inspirational sites conserved by the Peconic Land Trust in partnership with landowner, communities, local government and partner organizations. The artists of Plein Air Peconic are photographers Tom Steele, Kathryn Szoka, and Ellen Watson; and painters Casey Chalem Anderson, Susan D'Alessio, Aubrey Grainger, Gail Kern, Gordon Matheson, Michele Margit, Joanne Rosko, and Eileen Dawn Skretch. Now in its fifth year, the collaboration between the artists of Plein Air Peconic and the Peconic Land Trust provides the public with a unique perspective of the natural landscape. It is the forests, ponds and bays, salt marsh estuaries, beaches, dunes and the working farms that truly define the heritage and character of the East End. "The Trust is grateful to the artists of Plein Air Peconic for capturing the natural beauty of our communities. The partnership has truly been inspirational; and to have Tiffany & Co. join with us in exhibiting these works to the public is truly a new, wonderful aspect, to this collaboration," said John v.H. Halsey, President, Peconic Land Trust. The artists of Plein Air Peconic donate a portion of all sales to the Peconic Land Trust for land protection and stewardship programs. To learn more about the artists of Plein Air Peconic go to www.pleinairpeconic.com. For more information about the Peconic Land Trust go to www.peconiclandtrust.org, or call 631-283-3195.

Artwork by Casey Chalem Anderson.

Harper's Books, Inc.
Harper's Books (66 Newtown Lane, Suite 4, East Hampton, 631-324-1131, www.harpersbooks.com) will exhibit artist Joa Baldinger "Because the Night" will run from July 10 through September 10. There will be an Opening Reception with the artist on July 10, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Donovan Design
Designer Art Donovan has created a new one-of-a-kind piece entitled "La Luna" torchiere, which is being sold directly through Donovan Design or through the Hampton Antique Galleries in Stamford, CT. "If Galileo had electricity, I would like to believe he'd have two of these in his observatory."
Art Donovan "When I was lecturing at the Oxford University Museum of the History of Science, I couldn't help but absorb the influence of antiquity. This collection of one of kind designs is the result, but we feel that 'La Luna' would be truly miraculous in a thoroughly modern setting." This pair of hand made, one-of-a-kind wall lamps feature hand painted lampshades that glow in natural tones of a full moon at rising. The posts of the lamps are solid bronze and cast acrylic with the overall height of the lamps being 33 inches. The lamp shade is 13 inches in diameter and five inches deep with the sides of the shade painted in what we call, "Museum Blue" (textured, translucent tones of burnt umber and phthalo blue). Each of the two Rococo lamp bases are mirror images of each other with slight variations. For further information contact Leslie Tarbell Donovan, Donovan Design, Southampton, 631-283-8175, www.donovandesign.com.


Tripoli Gallery
Tripoli Gallery of Contemporary Art and Blaise + Co. Contemporary Art are pleased to present recent works for sale by Puerto Rico-based painter Felix Bonilla Gerena at the Old Stone Boys Club. Opening with a viewing party on July 10 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., the exhibition will remain open to the public through the first week of August. As the artistʼs exclusive representation to the American market, Tripoli Patterson is pleased to co-curate this exhibition with Blaise Niosi, owner of the new-model curatorial initiative Blaise + Co. Contemporary Art. Presented at the Old Stone Boys Club, a privately-owned alternative space displaying a rotating collection of rare classic automobiles, this installation will mark the first collaboration between Patterson and Niosi. Removed from the typical commercial gallery setting, the iconic female figure in Felixʼs paintings casts an unusual yet complimentary backdrop to the curated collection of vintage and sports cars. With vivid colors and thickly impasto brush strokes, which create a levity around otherwise dark imagery, Felixʼs work lends a rare atmosphere to iconic examples of Ferrari, Porsche and Lamborghini. Born in San Juan, Puerto Rico in 1968, Felix is recognized in the United States and Latin America for his ability to articulate his rich heritage through highly saturated colors layered onto large-scale canvases. He has shown extensively in Puerto Rico, been included in Philadelphia and Guadalupe group shows, and exhibited such influential cultural institutions as Miamiʼs Museum of the Americas, the Coconut Grove Convention Center, and museums throughout the Caribbean. Old Stone Boys Club is located at 938 Montauk Highway in Water Mill. Music and refreshments will be provided. For more information go to www.tripoligallery.com or www.BlaiseandCo.com.

"La Luna" by Art Donovan.

Bego Ezair Gallery
Bego Ezair Gallery (136 Main Street at the Old Posthouse, Southampton, 631-204-0442) will present "New Faces" - An exhibition honoring influential collector and gallerist Dorothy Blau, featuring Jodi Leib, James Berenson, Mary Hughes, Perci Chester, and Paul Kwok. Opening receptions will be held on July 10, from 6 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in Southampton, and July 11, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in Greenport. The exhibitions will run from July 3 through July 31. Blau's career spans 53 years of representing artists such as Andy Warhol, Keith Haring, and Hans Hoffman, and working with museums, gallery dealers, and clients. She is based in Bal Harbour, FL. Leib is a multimedia artist and filmmaker. Her work displays an unconventional philosophy dedicated to cultural awareness and resolving conflict. Her paintings have shown in exhibitions in New York, Connecticut, Detroit, Michigan, where many of her works reside in private collections. Berenson and Hughes express their social views through mixed media projects melding sometimes different point of views into a cohesive one that neither could have arrived at without the other. Chester's art has been exhibited in museums and galleries, nationally and internationally. She is the recipient of public commissions for large-scale outdoor works in the United States and abroad. The nature of her work stretches itself over a variety of mediums, as it is seen as a constant development, often expressing multiple forms in a single work.

Artwork by Jodi Leib.

Tulla Booth Gallery
The Tulla Booth Gallery (Main Street, Sag Harbor, www.tullaboothgallery.com) will present "Summer Pleasures" Photography Exhibit from July 9 through August 3, with an opening reception scheduled for July 17, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., featuring the works of Ann Chwatsky, Karine Laval, Ruth Orkin, Gösta Peterson, Danny Rosenberg, Blair Seagram, Bill Steele and Tulla Booth. "Summer Pleasures" presents a group exhibit that features fun highlights of outdoor pleasures in an all too short summer. This contemporary photographer's visions include images of times at the Beach, at the Pool, in the Garden and just playing and enjoying the warm summer months. Gallery Hours are 12:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday through Monday.

Tiffany & Co.
Tiffany & Co. in East Hampton will have photographs and paintings of sites conserved by the Peconic Land Trust. "Gems of the Hamptons: The Art of Conserved Land at Tiffany," (53 Main Street, East Hampton) will run from July 2 through Labor Day September. The artists of Plein Air Peconic are photographers Tom Steele, Kathryn Szoka, and Ellen Watson; and painters Casey Chalem Anderson, Susan D'Alessio, Aubrey Grainger, Gail Kern, Gordon Matheson, Michele Margit, Joanne Rosko, and Eileen Dawn Skretch. A portion of all artwork sales goes to the Peconic Land Trust. To learn more about the artists of Plein Air Peconic go to www.pleinairpeconic.com.

Artwork by Connie Fox.

Pamela Williams Gallery
The Pamela Williams Gallery (167 Main Street, Amagansett, 631-267-7817) is pleased to announce the opening of "Sammy's Beach," an exhibition of recent paintings by Connie Fox. The on-going series of works began in 2008 with a group of works on paper. The paper pieces evolved into the artist's most familiar format, and the work which will be shown in this exhibition, large, powerful paintings on canvas. The subject of this body of work is a bay beach in East Hampton, a locale Fox has visited almost daily, to walk or to swim, for more than 30 years. The scale of the paintings, Fox's masterful ability to create multiple visual planes, and her energetic brushwork, have come together to create a kind of abstract reverie on one of the small wonders of the East End, Sammy's Beach, seen through the transforming eyes of Connie Fox. The exhibition runs through August 2. The gallery is open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.and is closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Artists Alliance Of East Hampton
The Artists Alliance of East Hampton will hold its 25th Annual Studio Tour this Thursday, Friday and Saturday, July 8, July 9 and July 10. Forty East End artists will open their studios, homes and gardens to visitors each day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Public can preview the artists participating in the Tour by visiting the Alliance Annual Member Exhibit at Ashawagh Hall in Springs. Ninety-five Alliance members are taking part in this exhibit, and the Tour participants' artwork is specially marked. List of participating artists can also be found on the Artists Alliance website at www.aaeh.org. Tickets, which include a detailed map of all studios and driving directions, may be purchased online at the Alliance website, or at all Book Hampton stores, and many other local venues. Artwork may be purchased at all studios. The Artists Alliance of East Hampton, founded in 1984 in memory of Jimmy Ernst, internationally acclaimed abstract artist, will hold its 16th Annual Member Exhibition through July 11 at Ashawagh Hall, on Old Stone Highway in the historic heart of Springs. The Alliance has over 200 members, and more than 80 will showcase their paintings, sculptures and photographs at this venue. For more information go to www.aaeh.org.

The Artist/Patron Party at Ashawagh Hall July 9, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. All Alliance members and their guests are welcome! Cocktails and refreshments will be served. Come see the artwork of 95 members, meet fellow art lovers and friends. Studio Tour participants, do not forget to invite your visitors to the party!

deCordova Gallery
The deCordova Gallery (538 Main Street, Greenport) is presenting artists Barbara McClatchie and Dan Welden through August 1. For more information go to decordovagallery.com.

Artwork by Hazel Shearer Thomas Gray

Romany Kramoris Gallery
The Romany Kramoris Gallery (41 Main Street, Sag Harbor, 631-725-2499, www.kramorisgallery.com) is presenting "Treasures Found," paintings by Hazel Shearer Thomas Gray, which will be on view through July 15. The gallery is open seven days a week, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

The Crazy Monkey Gallery
The Crazy Monkey Gallery (136 Main Street, Amagansett, 631-267-3627, www.thecrazymonkeygallery.com) will present new art by two members of the Crazy Monkey Artist Cooperative and a guest artist will be featured in an upcoming show, opening on July 1, and on view through July 19. Cynthia Sobel will be showing a group of abstract watercolors and oil paintings inspired by her recent trip to China. Daniel Schoenheimer, co-director of the Crazy Monkey Gallery, is a Montauk resident and has been creating series of photographs of local scenes for the last 10 years. He is also co-founder and co-publisher, with Sally Breen, of The Local Art Rag, a publication promoting East End Arts and Music, now in its third year. Exhibiting as a guest artist will be Setha Low. Setha is a Los Angeles native with a Ph.D. in Cultural Anthropology from University of California, Berkeley. She has spent a large part of her life doing research around the world, and teaching Anthropology, Environmental Psychology, Geography, Women's Studies and Urban Planning at the University of Pennsylvania and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. Much of her ceramic art focuses on people's relationship to the built environment. Alongside these artists, there will also be a group show featuring the art of Wilhemina Howe, Ellyn Tucker, Ruth Rogers-Altmann, Len Bernard, Rolande Cicurel, Ann Drager, Eileen Hickey-Hulme, Beth Barry and Sara Petitt. The opening reception will be held on Saturday, July 10, from 5 p.m. to 7 pm. The Crazy Monkey Gallery is open Thursday through Monday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Tripoli Gallery Of Contemporary Art
The Tripoli Gallery of Contemporary Art is pleased to bring Gordon Stevenson and Jake U. Patterson back to Jobs Lane for a collaborative exhibition entitled, "Trading Faces." Last summer, Stevenson and Patterson showed work in a group exhibition with four other artists. The exhibition and opening are on Saturday, July 7 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Tripoli Gallery of Contemporary Art located at 30A Jobs Lane, Southampton. Music and refreshments will be provided. For more information go to info@tripoligallery.com. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Sunday. Closed on Tuesday.

Greenport Harbor Brewing Company
"Elements and Ethers," an exhibit of new work by Roisin Bateman will be showing at the Gallery at Greenport Harbor Brewing Company, 234 Carpenter Street, (behind the Chase Bank) in Greenport through August 1 with a reception on July 10, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. One of her new pastels has been selected for the Long Island Biennial at the Heckscher Museum in Huntington, NY this July.

RVS Fine Art
RVS Fine Art (20 Jobs Lane, Southampton, 631-283-8546, Daily 12 noon to 5 p.m.) will exhibit artist Kevin Berlin in a major solo exhibition beginning July 1. The exhibition "Kiev Days/Kiev Nights" will be on view through July 14. For more information go to www.kevinberlin.com.

East End Arts Council
The East End Arts Council (EEAC) new photography exhibit at Town Hall, located at 200 Howell Avenue in Riverhead, featuring Robert DeCandido, will run through September 10. The Town Hall art shows are a collaborative effort of the East End Arts Council and the Town of Riverhead to support local artists and introduce their work to the community.

Larry Rivers Foundation
With the support and guidance of some of Larry's dearest friends, The Larry Rivers Foundation, working in accord with NYU has been able to effectively negotiate and secure a very promising future for Rivers' legacy. A mutually beneficial agreement thas been formulated hat will enable the transfer of the Larry Rivers archive to New York Universities division of libraries. One of the many points of the agreement with NYU included a desire to see this important acquisition receive extensive coverage in various publications, including the NY Times. In time we will be updating our website, www.larryriversfoundation.org, to offer greater information and details surrounding the agreements that have been reached with NYU; they are unique and offer a great deal of opportunity for Larry's legacy and for scholarship at NYU. Larry's archive, (which will now be referred to by NYU as "The Larry Rivers Papers") represents all of Larry Rivers' protean intellect. Which of course produced the brilliant works that articulate one of the most inquisitive and unique (50 plus year) concentrated efforts to engage the world in an open ended cultural dialogue.

Artwork at Snake Hollow Studio.

Lisa Cooley Gallery
Lisa Cooley presents "No Barrier Fun," an exhibition exploring uses of the edges and the margin in recent art. The exhibition will run from July 9 until August 13 and will feature work by Jo Baer, Michael Bauer, Scott Calhoun, Peter Coffin, Francesca Fuchs, Heather Guertin, Molly Zuckerman-Hartung, Ana Mendieta, Alex Olson, Alan Reid, Mark A. Rodriguez, and Dan Walsh. A reception for the artists will be held on Friday, July 9, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. One common formal thread in recent work by young artists - and in some cases by representatives of an earlier generation - has been a determined concentration on edges and margins. Some of these artists build grids only to destabilize them through a reconsideration of their boundaries; others revive the tradition of the decorative border, or extend the active areas of their paintings up to or around their sides. Ultimately, "No Barrier Fun" is as much about the void or the space of potential as it is about the barrier itself, as much about the interior as that which surrounds it. The edge, it proposes, may be both an ending and a beginning. The gallery is located at 34 Orchard Street between Hester and Canal in the Lower East Side of New York City. Gallery hours will be Tuesday through Friday from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. for July and August. For more information email the gallery at frontdesk@lisa-cooley.com or call 212-680-0564.

No. Main Street Gallery
A closing weekend sale of paintings, watercolors, and sculpture by artist Michael Patterson will be held on Saturday, July 10 and Sunday, July 11, from 12 noon until 9 p.m. The gallery is located at 4 North Main Street in Southampton.

Snake Hollow Studio
Snake Hollow Studio (221 Snake Hollow Road, Bridgehampton, 631-537-5237) presents Art Treasures for your garden and home on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, July 9, July 10 and July 11. One of a kind birdhouses and planters by British Furniture designer/maker Keith Barker. Original paintings, drawings and prints of several paintings series by artist Lynn Matsuoka, internationally known for her work in Japan. Local Hamptons birds, Equestrian subjects, Tattoos of devotion and the signature Japan images, framed in Keith's custom wood frames. Cool refreshments.







Updated: June 17, 2010, 1:19 pm
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