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This Week In Arts

Originally Posted: May 03, 2010

Artwork by Steve Haweeli. (All images courtesy of artists and galleries)

Outeast Gallery
Outeast Gallery (65 Tuthill Road, Montauk, 631-375-6730, outeastmontauk@gmail.com) will host artist Steve Haweeli's inaugural solo show from Thursday, June 24 to Tuesday June 29. There will be an opening reception on Saturday evening, June 26, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Outeast Gallery owner, Scott Pitches, states "This is Steve's first solo show and timely given his recent success." Many of the roughly dozen works that will be on display feature layers of oil, oil stick, charcoal and acrylic. He is self-taught. Haweeli's paintings have been a process of excavation - revealing layer upon layer of hidden meaning through the medium of paint. These paintings are informed by his various incarnations - gravedigger, traveler, linguist, actor, seminarian, volunteer, barman, wordsmith and entrepreneur - thus contributing to his particular vision of the mosaic of our experience here; often the symbol of the cross permeates the visual dialog within. These creations express the alchemy of fury and freedom he continues to unearth in himself. His work has been exhibited at the monthly shows at Hampton Road Gallery/Karyn Mannix Contemporary Art in Southampton as part of the 2010 Artist's Collective. As well, he is a regular contributor to group shows at Ashwagh Hall and Guild Hall in East Hampton. His works may also be viewed at www.haweeli.com.

Artwork by Joyce Silver.

M55 Art
M55 Art will exhibit artist Joyce Silver "Hope and Heritage" from June 24 through July 11. There will be an opening reception held on June 24, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at 44-02 23rd Street, Long Island City. For more information call 718-729-2988, or go to www.m55art.org.

The South Street Gallery
The South Street Gallery will present "Wrack Line" opening on June 26, including a series of 365 small acrylic on paper renderings of objects washed up on the beach, which artist Megan Barron has been painting, one a day, for the past year. The exhibition will run through July 19. There will be an opening reception on June 26, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The gallery is open from Thursday through Monday, from 12 noon to 5 p.m. at 18 South Street, Greenport, 516-532-6250, info@thesouthstreetgallery.com.

Lions Wier Gallery
The Lions Wier Gallery (175 7th Avenue, NYC, www.lyonswiergallery.com) will exhibit artist David Foox in a Solo Exhibition "As Within So Without." There will be an opening reception on June 25, curated by Rebecca Marshall. Foox continues the awareness campaign promoting organ donation as a cause to help save lives. His organ donor vinyl dolls have been featured in Kidrobot, Munky King, Zeus Comics, Poptopia, Ultrapop, Super7, and a host of modern art museums. With his new exhibition in NYC this summer Foox continues his campaign to raise awareness for Organ Donations. FOOX will show his insides - and those of society's notable and interesting characters, without disclosing which famous characters' insides will be painted. Foox has taken more X-Rays of himself including an MRI of his skull and all in the name of art. The exhibition will run through July 17.

By And About Poetry And Performance at Ashawagh Hall.

Broome Street Gallery
Brooklyn-based Scottish painter Catriona Herd will have a solo exhibition "Nature: Catching The Colour" at The Broome Street Gallery (498 Broome Street, Between West Broadway and Wooster in New York City) beginning Tuesday, June 29 through Sunday, July 11. There will be an Artist's Reception held on Tuesday June 29, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. (closed July 4). For more information go to catrionaherd.com, or contact Mark Patrick at artbrooklyn@gmail.com. New York-based Scottish painter Herd has devoted the past two years to chasing the seasons and capturing the colours of nature in places that include Portugal, France, Scotland and the United States.

By And About Poetry And Performance
Produced by Teri Kennedy, featuring Kate Mueth and the Neo-Political Cowgirls at Ashawagh Hall, Springs Fireplace Road in East Hampton, on June 25 at 7 p.m. The public is invited to attend; and the event is free of charge. Open mic sign-up begins at 6:30 p.m. For more information contact Kennedy at 631-329-1615 or ehteri@yahoo.com. By and About Poetry and Performance, produced by Springs artist, Kennedy, is a poetry reading with the added attraction of Kate Mueth and the Neo-Political Cowgirls who will perform excerpts from Trojan Women Redux. Choregraphed and directed by Mueth, the dance is her re-imaging of Euripides' ancient foreshadowing of war. Scheduled readers include Suffolk County Poet Laureate, Tammy Nuzzo-Morgan, as well as, Kenny Mann, Mary Bromley, Monica Enders, Lucas Hunt, Joelie Johnson, Deirdre LaPenna, Anne Hammond and Walter Donway.

New works on view at Sara Nightingale Gallery.

Sara Nightingale Gallery
Sara Nightingale Gallery (21 North Ferry Road, Shelter Island) is pleased to present, "Discography," new works by Eric Dever and Lindsay Morris, opening Saturday, June 26, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Morris applies collage elements to her photographs of stacks of old records. The frayed edges of the albums conceal all legible text, and the records are arranged by color, shifting the emphasis from aural to visual. Morris's background in fashion informs her reference to tapestry and textile. Her mixed media collages of mostly small and outdated houses suggest legacy and obsolescence, which links them conceptually to the vinyl records she photographs. While Dever states that painting itself is the subject of his work, here he examines the circle or target format, also used as a painting scaffolding for Jasper Johns, Kenneth Noland and others. Working in oil paint on various substrates and using only three colors, Titanium White, Zinc White and Ivory Black, Dever examines and catalogues the circle. The result is a sort of cosmos that implies light, even in its absence, a pre-light blackness. "Discography" will run through July 21. For more information contact Sara Nightingale at sara@saranightingale.com.

"My Heart II" by artist David Foox.

Lana Santorelli Gallery
The Lana Santorelli Gallery will present "Unwind" a group exhibition from June 24 through September 3. There will be an opening reception on Thursday, June 24, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The process of art making can be a meditative and calming experience. This is the focus of Lana Santorelli Gallery's summer show, "Unwind." The exhibition explores summer as a time of re-centering through art, a reprieve from the swirling forces of daily life which continually bombard us throughout the year. Exhibiting artists Joan Barker, Pablo Caviedes, Patricia B. Fabian, Samantha French, John Hampshire, Lynn Johnson, Raina Kapicic, Yuriko Katori, Lacey Kyungeun Kim, Graham McNamara, Alexander M. Ross, Lana Santorelli, Lubomir Tomaszewski, Yuko Torihara, and Deborah Zlotsky. For more information contact the gallery at 212-229-2111 or lanasantorelligallery@gmail.com.

The Artists And Writers Of East Hampton (AWEH)The Artists and Writers of East Hampton will meet for a tour and short talk on the history of the Art Barge on Sunday, June 27, at 1 p.m. The Art Barge, a large summer studio and teaching facility for artists, is on Napeague Meadow Road, off the Montauk Highway in Amagansett. The Art Barge is also known as The Victor D'Amico Institute of Art. The tour and talk is open and free to all members of the AWEH, and to those who are interested in becoming members. A brief business meeting will follow the tour and talk. Founded in 1960 by the late Victor D'Amico, Director of Education at the Museum of Modern Art, the Institute is situated on a World War 1 Navy Barge that was towed ashore and beached along Napeague Harbor. With the bay at one door, the Atlantic Ocean across the dunes, and surrounded by New York State wetlands preserve, the Barge is a haven for artists of all ages working in various media. From a weekend workshop to a summer-long painting studio, the Barge offers a rich art experience to year-round residents and summer visitors alike, in a peaceful setting of sea, sky and salt air. The Art Barge has a small exhibition gallery, library and art supply store. AWEH is a non-profit organization devoted to supporting the cultural, social and political rights of artists and writers on the East End of Long Island. For more information go to www.aweh.org.

"Pink Magnolia" by artist Catriona Herd.

Tripoli Gallery
The Tripoli Gallery of Contemporary Art (30A Jobs Lane, Southampton, www.tripoligallery.com, 631-377-3715, email at info@tripoligallery.com) is pleased to present its new summer exhibition, "Sky Series," A Solo Exhibition, featuring emerging artist Eric Cahan. Working for several years as an editorial photographer, Cahan's commercial work has been published in Vogues Nippon, Elle Décor, Glamour, and House and Garden. His fine art photography, characterized by an unfailing attention to color and detail, pushes the viewer to be present and connected with their natural surroundings, resulting in a sort of photographic nature walk. In this exhibition, Cahans will reveal his most recent series of photographs entitled "Sky Series." Influenced by the work of Agnes Martin, James Turrell, and Mark Rothko, these photographic abstractions are created by an intricate and painstaking process. In each photograph, Cahan captures both the dramatic and subtle changes of light at sunrise and sunset, and heightens the color saturation with the use of multiple cameras and filters. Similarly, the chromium printing of each photograph involves an obsessive attention to detail. Cahan will reprint the image as many times as necessary until the final rendering is seamless, without striations or blemishes. The result is something beyond technical description, evoking the emotion and presence of nature at its most sublime. As described by the artist: "The pictures I make only exist on the paper surface. I try to capture an unseen or rarely witnessed element in nature, hoping to lift the spirit and empower the viewer. I want the viewer to be drawn into this world, and be, for a time, completely absorbed in rather than separate from the image". There will be an opening reception on June 26, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Refreshments will be served. Gallery hours are Monday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., closed on Tuesday.

Artwork on view at BHHS.

The Bridgehampton Historical Society
The Bridgehampton Historical Society will present art exhibits daily throughout the summer season at their Archives location on Montauk Highway, just east of the Nathaniel Rogers House. An opening reception will kick-off this summer long dynamic exhibit on July 3, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., with a different artist featured every two weeks. Art included in this exhibit will be by the Bell'Arte Group as well as the historical society's own Mary Gardner. Gardner, who has exhibited throughout the Hamptons, will be showing her series, "Stones," and the first featured Bell'Arte artist will be Jerry Schwabe, a highly regarded painter and sculptor who has exhibited throughout the world.

Benson Keyes Arts
Benson Keyes Art (1 Leecon Court, Southampton, Julie: 917-509-1379, Kimberly: 631-523-5157) is pleased to announce Bruce Lieberman, John Pomianowski, and James DePasquale share a deep passion. The sea has fascinated artists for centuries, and here in the Hamptons the heritage of stretching the boundaries is the norm. These three artists share their private involvement with the sea. The artists expose their love affairs with the cliffs, waves, and the beaches on canvas and constructions/assemblage. Pomianowski's views of Montauk twist what you see when you pass the same views. The immediacy of his cliffs and his water shake the walls where they hang. Lieberman moves paint in a way that looks fast but it complicated. This is a bulls eye view of the waves coming in. James DePasquale's assemblages are "fresh heaven." Inspired by the common object of snow fencing he breathes new life into what we all see. The exhibition will run from June 26 through July 12.

Artwork on Benson Keyes Arts.

Kathryn Markel Fine Arts: Bridgehampton
Kathryn Markel Fine Arts: Bridgehampton (2418 Montauk Highway) will have an opening celebration to celebrate the new gallery on Saturday, June 26, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Suffolk County Historical Society
On Friday, June 25, from 5 p.m to 7 p.m., the Suffolk County Historical Society (300 West Main Street, Riverhead, 631-727-2881, www.suffolkcountyhistoricalsociety.org) will present an opening reception for a new exhibit, "Helen M. Kroeger and Otto J. Kurth: The Anchorage Studio and Peconic Bay Impressionism." An important exhibition about these two artists and their relationship with the North Fork art community, this new exhibit follows the Society's historic 2007 show, "Caroline M. Bell and the Peconic Bay Impressionists," also curated by Terry Wallace, an authority on American art, specializing in Long Island painters. The exhibit is accompanied by a hard cover catalog authored by Wallace. On view through October 30.

East End Arts Council
Thanks to funding from the D'Addario Foundation, the East End Arts Council is able to offer a Summer Chamber Music program for children at a reduced cost. The grant is being used to supplement the cost of instruction. A separate in-kind donation (also from D'Addario Foundation) is being used to replace worn-out musical instruments which are needed to run the program. Summer Chamber Music is open to all band and orchestra instruments. Students must have completed NYSSMA level 4 or higher in order to participate. Summer Chamber Music meets in seven sessions and includes a public performance. Class dates are Mondays, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., July 12 through August 23 and Friday,6 p.m. Performance on September 3. The cost to register is $50 for current students or members of the EEAC/$63 for non-members. The D'Addario Music Foundation, established in 1981, is a non-profit corporate foundation committed to inspiring and assisting the growth and appreciation of music throughout the world by offering instruments and accessories and supporting educational programs, events, and performance-based activities.

Artwork on view at Suffolk County Historical Society.

Atlantic Gallery
Atlantic Gallery (135 West 29th Street, Suite 601, New York City, 212-219-3183) will present "Water" - works by artists concerning things aquatic - including work by Casey Chalem Anderson from June 23 through July 23. There will be an opening reception held on Wednesday, June 23 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Gallery hours are 12 noon to 6 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday.

Work on display at Atlantic Gallery.

RVS Fine Art Gallery
Artist Jeff Muhs "'Tales of Wild Orchids" will be on view with RVS Fine Art Gallery (20 Jobs Lane, Southampton) beginning June 18. A reception will be held on Saturday, June 26, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The exhibition is comprised of new oil paintings. The richly colored and thick translucent surfaced paintings are the latest incarnation of Muhs' artistic journey. This is Muhs' 15th year with the gallery. The show runs through June 30. The gallery is open Thursday through Monday from 12 noon to 5 p.m., and by appointment. For more info call 631-283-8546 or 631-838-4843.

Celadon Gallery
Celadon Gallery (41 Old Mill Road, next to the Water Mill Museum, Water Mill, www.hamptonsclayart.org, 631-726-2547) will exhibit artist Rene Murray through Sunday, July 18. The exhibition will have the pleasure of being surrounded by a fantasy world reminiscent of medieval Tuscan Hilltowns. Murray is a clay artist with 40 years of experience, with work in collections around the world. Her sculpture and pottery has been exhibited nationally and internationally, and is represented in two museums. There will be brunch reception held on Sunday, June 27 at 11 a.m., and an artist talk on July 18 at 4 p.m. Gallery Hours are Thursday through Monday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Artwork by Jeff Muhs.

Artist Alliance Of East Hampton
Vito Sisti presents: "21 Women Painting and Sculpture" through June 27 at Ashawagh Hall. AAEH members participating in this exhibit are Zoe Breen, Linda Butti, Trish Franey, Eileen Hickey Hulme, Betty Lipton, Setha Low, Alyce Peifer, Stephanie Reit, Kris Warrenburg and Evan Zatti.

The Bridgehampton Historical Society
The Bridgehampton Histocial Society will also be featuring three outdoor sculpture pieces by Dennis Leri from July 9 through August 21. Leri is an abstract metal sculptor and has made "Talk to Me," "Hedgerow 2," and "Arrival/Departure" available for display and sale on the Corwith House grounds. Opening reception will be held on Friday, July 9, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Pamela Williams Gallery
The Pamela Williams Gallery (167 Main Street, Amagansett, www@pamelawilliamsgallery.com, 631-267-7817) will host figurative painters Melora Griffis and Ivan Kustura and sculptor Randall Rosenthal through July 5. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday through Monday.

South Street Gallery
The South Street Gallery (18 South Street, Greenort) will present "Wrack Line" - a daily visual journal of what washes ashore. "Wrack Line" is a series of 365 acrylic on paper renderings of objects washed up on the beach, which artist Megan Barron has been painting, one a day, for the past year. Barron will show all 365 pieces at The South Street Gallery from June 26 through July 19. There will be an opening reception held on Saturday, June 26, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Gallery hours are Thursday through Monday, 12 noon to 5 p.m.

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