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This Week In Arts

Originally Posted: August 09, 2010

Artwork by Edith Ingenhaag. (All images courtesy of artists and galleries)

"The East End Festival of the Senses"
As the summer of 2010 starts to wrap up in the Hamptons, Wines by Morrell will hold a multi-faceted cultural event on Saturday, August 28, entitled "The East End Festival of the Senses." The store is expecting several hundred people to pass through as they host free wine, free food, live music and art from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., all to benefit lung cancer research. Wines by Morrell will open up its shop to host a silent auction for a painting by International artist Edith Ingenhaag. "Dreams of Yesterday" will be used for the silent auction and 100 percent of the proceeds from this painting will benefit Uniting Against Lung Cancer, a non-profit which funds innovative research at leading cancer centers across the U.S. and Canada to find a cure for lung cancer. Several other works displayed will be for sale. Ingenhaag will donate 30 percent of the sales from those paintings to Uniting Against Lung Cancer. "Dreams of Yesterday" is currently on display at Wines by Morrell. At the "East End Festival of the Senses," Wines by Morrell will provide guests with free wine and food as their ears are treated to the sounds of William Falkenburg, accomplished musician and artist, graduate of Parsons School of Design and resident of Sagaponack. Falkenburg will play classical and modern music. Growing up in Europe and taking classes in a German school is where Ingenhaag learned how to blend colors. She then studied in the United States with Linda Salomon and the late David Porter. Her technique of blending colors and forming texture is accomplished by using sponges, paper, cloth and brushes. Layers are added and removed so the canvas has a three dimensional effect. Her work is in the permanent collection of a few establishments, including the Whitney in St. Augustine, FL, the Ormond Museum of Art in Ormond Beach, FL, and Meli Melo restaurant on Madison Avenue. She has been featured at The Academy in Southampton; in East Hampton at Guild Hall, The Circle, the Seaflower and lululemon. Uniting Against Lung Cancer Board Member, Tess Wachs, says: "We are very grateful to 'Wines by Morrell' for making Uniting Against Lung Cancer the recipient of Edith Ingenhaag's beautiful work. Lung cancer is the leading cancer killer in the United States, and her generosity brings much needed awareness to our mission." Uniting Against Lung Cancer also works to increase awareness of lung cancer by reaching out to people who have never smoked. Additionally, UALC funds research through the Canary Lung Program to develop diagnostics to detect lung cancers early. Founded in 2001, Uniting Against Lung Cancer is now the largest source of private funding for lung cancer research in North America. Uniting is recognized as "the source of 'venture capital' for lung cancer research." For more information go to newpointpr@gmail.com. Wines by Morrell is located at 74 Montauk Highway, East Hampton in the Red Horse Plaza. Owners Richard Willet and Rodney Roncaglio have been in business for over 17 years. A beautifully designed shop, Wines by Morell has a climate controlled "Old and Rare room" which holds some of the best vintages in the world.

Rosalie Dimon Gallery
The East End Arts Council presents a new exhibition at the Rosalie Dimon Gallery, Jamesport Manor Inn, featuring local artists Pat Patterson Hauck and Gina Gilmour. The exhibit will be on display August 6 through November 3. A reception for the artists will take place Sunday, August 29 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.; the public is warmly welcomed. Local wines and artisanal cheeses will be served. Hauck discovered that she can best express her visions through the beautiful value distortions offered by infra-red photography. In Hauck's own words, "I love the dramatic landscapes, the glowing effervescent skin tones and the visual heat on the beach that this spectrum reflects. I am compelled to explore the surreal world infrared brings me to, on all levels, and to visually express that which I find there. There are so many levels - the ethereal peace, the color of black and white, the softening of structures through toning and light, the integration of human form into landscapes with the resulting relationships, the emotional impact of contrasts - my list is endless. It was the ethereal peace that initially swept me in, and viewers of my prints still comment on it today, but I see many new paths to explore as I continue to work in infrared." Gilmour's large and luminous paintings reveal a world that exists in a vibrant and dream-like dimension; it is ancient and futuristic at the same time. Her colors seem drawn from early morning light or evening's after-glow. Lush pastels bathe each other in dips and swirls, creating other-worldly skies and oceans. Often a lone observer inconspicuously views the splendor, or is seen swimming or flying through it. Gilmour's work has dealt with many themes throughout her career. The paintings in this exhibition seem to seek a tranquility of space and light. Whether large or small, each painting achieves a moment of quiet equanimity where form and feeling combine. Gilmour's art has appeared in galleries and museums from Atlanta to Manhattan. She currently lives and works in Mattituck. The Rosalie Dimon Gallery is open to the public during our regular business hours of the Jamesport Manor Inn for the duration of the display. Lunch and Dinner service Wednesday through Monday, 12 noon through 10 p.m. The Jamesport Manor Inn is located at 370 Manor Lane Jamesport. The Rosalie Dimon Gallery is on the second floor and displays quarterly exhibits of members work selected by the East End Arts Council. For more information, call the East End Arts Council at 631-727-0900, or go to www.eastendarts.org.

deCordova Gallery
deCordova Gallery will hold a live and silent auction on Saturday, August 28, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. with works from more than 40 local and international artists. All original works in oils, acrylics, watercolor, prints, photography and sculpture for the Have A Heart Community Trust. Established in 1991, Have A Heart Community Trust provides direct emergency aid to East End residents as well as partnering with local community based organizations. Auctioneer will be Bonnie Grice, host of 88.3 FM, and the curator is Hector deCordova, artist and owner of the deCordova Gallery. The event will include music, hors d'ouvres and refreshments, and be held at the waterfront home of Victor Ozeri, 228 Overlook Drive, Aquebogue. Bidding starts at $200. For more information contact victorozeri@gmail.com for reservations. Admission $25 at the door (cash or check). For more information on artists go to www.decordovagallery.com/exhibits.

The Bridgehampton Historical Society
The Bridgehampton Historical Society's next "Bridgehampton Memories" oral history interview will occur on Thursday, August 26 at 10 a.m. in the second floor meeting room of Prudential Douglas Elliman's offices with Tapp Francke, who lives in Water Mill, studied at New York University's Tisch School of Arts, St. Martin College of Art in London, and the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. The program is expected to run about an hour. The atmosphere is casual and audience members are encouraged to ask questions. The fifth and final opening of The Bridgehampton Historical Society's summer East End Artists Exhibit will occur Saturday, August 28 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and feature the artists collaborative, Bonac Tonic (www.bonactonic.com). This group, always vibrant and often humorous, includes Cassandra Ellis, Scott Gibbons, Carly and Grant Haffner, Elizabeth Karsch, Gary Lovelace, Ben McHugh, Dan Porcella, Justin Smith, and Molly M. Weiss. The opening will take place at the BHHS Archives location at 2539-A Montauk Highway, just east of the Nathaniel Rogers House, and has been organized by the Bell'Arte Group. Also exhibiting is the historical society's Museum Administrator, Mary Gardner. Mary is showing her watercolor series, "Stones." A portion of all sales benefit the society, another great way to show support for this community institution, support the work of local artists, and enjoy great art at the same time. Free and open to the public. Exhibit hours are Thursday through Monday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The BHHS Archives Building, 2539-A Montauk Highway.

Studio East Gallery
Studio East Gallery has announced some upcoming events: September 1 through October 1: Second Annual Tribute to 9/11 - Artwork depicting our great land and country and the family members, survivors and responders of 9/11 - Remember, Honor and Hope" Receiving August 26, from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Miller Place. August 27, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., and August 28, from 12 noon to 5 p.m. at Greenport. Reception: Saturday, September 11, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Gallery Walk: Saturday, September 18, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Courtyard Celebration, Saturday of the Maritime Fair on September 22, from 12 noon to 6 p.m. with music by The Barking Men. Refreshments served at all. Open call for artists and merchants for Chinese Auction for families of 9/11. Studio East Gallery is requesting any artwork or gift certificate to be donated to "Remember, Honor and Hope." Drop off by Saturday, September 18. For further information call Terry. The Chinese Auction will be held on Saturday, September 25, at the Gallery in the courtyard fro 12 noon to 5 p.m. The winne will be announced that evening at 5 p.m. Families of September 11 (FOS11) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that depends on support from individuals, foundations, corporations, and institutions in order to carry out its mission. We gratefully accept donations in support of our operations, programs, and initiatives. For more information go to www.familiesofseptember11.org. Families of September 11 is an accredited charity and is a member of the Seal Program, which indicates that our organization has met the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.

Artwork by Danielle Porcassio on view at Hampton Classic.

Hampton Classic
Danielle Procaccio, an artist specializing in equestrian oil paintings and other nature-related pieces, is pleased to announce the availability of her work at the 2010 Hampton Classic in Bridgehampton. The annual show will run from August 29 to September 8. With visually stunning paintings such as "Faith," "Legend" and "Noble," Procaccio incorporates a multi-layered process that creates unique, one-of-a-kind pieces for equestrian and art enthusiasts. Since 1995, her paintings have been featured in galleries around the world, including New York, Italy and the 2002 Winter Olympics in Park City, Utah. Located at 240 Snake Hollow Road in Bridgehampton. For more information go to www.danielleprocaccio.com or www.hamptonclassic.com.

The SOS (Strategic Opportunity Stipend)
The SOS (Strategic Opportunity Stipend) Grants, a joint project of the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) and New York State arts and cultural organizations, is designed to help individual artists residing outside of NYC take advantage of opportunities that will significantly benefit their work or career development. This year, the grants cycle happens only twice - in September and in April - but the funding level has doubled. The East End Arts Council is the administrative site for Nassau and Suffolk Counties. Artists of all disciplines, including visual artists, musicians, performers, and authors may apply for awards ranging from $200 to $1,500 for opportunities occurring between November 1, 2010 through May 21, 2011. Examples of an opportunity might be a solo gallery show, or an invitation to perform at an event. Opportunities must be created by a third party, for example, producing your own music CD, while it may be helpful for your career, is not eligible for funding with this particular grant. Applications may be accessed online at www.nyfa.org/SOS or call the East End Arts Council for a printed version. Note that the online version is a fillable form that can be printed. The deadline for applications to be received is 4 p.m., September 24 at the East End Arts Council offices, located at 133 East Main Street, Riverhead. Please note this is NOT a postmark deadline.

Salomon Contemporary Warehouse
James Salomon invites you to a reception and viewing of part of the BOMBLive! series: In the Open: Art & Architecture in Public Spaces, featuring works by Ned Smyth by Keith Sonnier. Directed by Betsy Sussler on Saturday, August 28, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at 6 Plank Road, East Hampton (off Route 114, .25 mile north of Ross School). For more information call 917-617-0828, www.salomoncontemporary.com.

Surface Library Gallery
The Surface Library Gallery (845 Springs Fireplace Road, East Hampton, opposite the Pollock-Krasner House in the Springs District). Gallery hours are Thursday to Sunday from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m., and by appointment. For more information call 631-291-9061, e-mail at info@surfacelibrary.com or go to www.surfacelibrary.com will host "In-Situ V." The fifth annual exhibition will unveil new works created in-situ (on-site) by resident artists ceramist Bob Bachler and painter James Kennedy. The exhibit will include ceramic, painting and sculptural works imbued with the resident artists' signature palette of tactile media. This season will focus on the evolutionary process of the artists' work, both individually and collaboratively. Ceramist Bob Bachler will unveil new works with decidedly sculptural impulses while painter James Kennedy will continue his ongoing exploration of his well-received "SPATIAL" series - hailed for its delicate balance of color and form with architectural undertones. Breaking the boundaries of the typical art gallery concept, Kennedy and Bachler formed Surface Library as their primary art studio and atelier, concentrating on work produced by both artists. In addition, the gallery is also proud to present thematically driven exhibits featuring national and international artists in multi-media.

Artwork on view at Richard Demato Gallery.

Delaney Cooke Gallery
Delaney Cooke Gallery (150 Main Street, Sag Harbor) will show Rocco Liccardi Paintings and Mixed Media from August 27 through September 8. There will be an opening reception held on Saturday, August 28, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Richard Demato Fine Art Gallery
Richard Demato Fine Art Gallery (90 Main Street, Sag Harbor, 631-725-1161) will present Haley Hasler "The Archetypical Heroine" with an opening on Saturday, August 28, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The exhibition will be on view through Thursday, September 23. Hasler's meticulously detailed self-portraits offer elaborately created narratives on truth, illusion and identity. Hasler herself, is consistently the central figure, as she paints herself juggling varied multiple responsibilities, reflecting herself as the reliable center of any household. Many of Hasler's scenes pose a chaotic level of activity with obsessively detailed scenery. Haley is the heroine and master of her circumstances. In the artist's words, "While the self-portrait implies that the artist is showing us the truth, a representation of the exterior in disguise conveys the impossibility and doubleness of this endeavor. Through the seemingly private world of self-portraiture and autobiographical narrative, I hope to present a compelling fictive world, without dictating a precise narrative or relying on a static symbolism. I try to invest the figure with an iconic confrontability - making it operate both as self-portrait and archetypal heroine."

Romany Kramoris Gallery
Romany Kramoris Gallery (41 Main Street, Sag Harbor, 631-725-2499, www.KramorisGallery.com) will present new works by Eugenio Cuttica. Cuttica is a contemporary artist born in Buenos Aires in the mid 1950s. He has exhibited in galleries, museums, cultural centers, and international art fairs. e came to America in 1995 and to the Hamptons six years ago so his two sons could study at The Ross School. His work presents images of beauty. They flow not from an organized intellectual construct but as something that just happens. He becomes a vehicle of artistic and creative energy that passes through him unsolicited and unplanned. This is not to say he doesn't have the seedling idea or initiating sketch. Once he triggers the process, his creative journey goes into automatic pilot. His energy turns into a metaphysical expression existing on a higher plain, invisible and intangible. It begins channeling through him. The work becomes spontaneous and flows without thinking. The process takes on a different dimension than what one feels going through an ordinary day. His reality changes while he's working. It's a great mystery whose energy flows through him and into the brushstrokes creating paintings where veils of color both hide and reveal images perceptible and imperceptible. The exhibit will run from August 26 to September 16 with a special reception on Saturday, August 28 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Romany Kramoris Gallery is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Artwork on view at Tripoli Gallery of Contemporary Art.

Tripoli Gallery Of Contemporary Art And Leila Taghinia-Milani Heller Gallery
An exhibition showcasing the work of important and emerging artists from the Middle East, Turkey, Europe and the U.S. will be on view at Tripoli Gallery of Contemporary Art at 30A Jobs Lane in Southampton from September 1 through September 29. East Meets West on the East End will feature painting, sculpture and video by 12 contemporary artists. The exhibition is co-presented by Leila Taghinia-Milani Heller (LTMH) Gallery, New York, and Tripoli Gallery, Southampton, and organized by Leila Heller. An opening for the exhibition will be held on Wednesday, September 1, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. A portion of the proceeds from the exhibition will benefit the Southampton Fresh Air Home, a camp for physically challenged children. East Meets West on the East End will mark summer's end with a look at beauty and tranquility while exploring the artists' synergies and differences. The artists in the exhibition include Roya Akhavan, Shoja Azari and Shahram Karimi, Reza Derakshani, William Hillman, Nir Hod, Rachel Hovnanian, Peter Hristoff, Alexis Laurent, Arnaud Rivieren, Martin Saar, Elizabeth Thompson and Negar Ahkami. Among the highlights from the exhibition will be a work from Shoja Azari and Shahram Karimi's Silence Series, 2007-2008, which incorporates painting and video to create a moving painting. Carefully filmed abstract images of natural landscapes are projected onto a canvas depicting a painted landscape. The moving image is superimposed on the painted canvas, and the subtle movements of wind and water suddenly bring the flat surface to life, imparting an element of real time onto an otherwise frozen moment. New York City-based Negar Ahkami is creating several works specifically for the exhibition. Her paintings negotiate two cultures, reflecting the first-generation American experience through Persian influences of color, pattern, ceramic textures and symbolism, often with a satirical, political voice. In monumental form, New York-based Israeli artist Nir Hod's photorealistic paintings explore themes of beauty, love, loss, and pain. His recent work, Dreams Don't Come Easy, 2009, will be included in the exhibition. A wall installation of watercolors of nudes from 2007 by Martin Saar will be on view. Best known for his portraits of celebrities, Saar was born in Estonia and has lived in New York City. His first solo exhibition was held at Leila Taghinia-Milani Heller Gallery in New York in 2006, and since then his work has landed in prestigious private collections and attracted major commissions. Elizabeth Thompson, who has studios in New York City and Florida, will show new work for the exhibition. From a close vantage point, her luscious paintings of flora seek to reveal the sublimity of the natural world. Often inspired by the Florida Everglades, she completed an artist residency in the National Park. She has exhibited extensively in the U.S. and Europe since 1974 and has completed more than 20 mural commissions. East Meets West on the East End will also include a number of sculptures - Rachael Hovnanian's Body Armor, 2009, in cold cast marble, offers a woman's one piece bathing suit as though it is being worn by an invisible female form. Paris-born, San Francisco-based artist Alexis Laurent presents a riff on Faberge eggs with his large sculpture L'Oeuf, 2010.

Bravura Gallery To Host "Exploring Mediums I And II" At No. Main Street Gallery
Bravura Gallery (www.exploringmediums.com) will host "Exploring Mediums I at No. Main Street Gallery (4 No. Main Street, Southampton) through August 31. This is a contemporary art exhibition and will be open Friday to Monday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesday to Thursday: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Showing conceptual and dimensional works by artists working in new art mediums that address a wide range of socio-political and intimate statements. "Exploring Mediums II" will run from October 2 through October 19. Artists included in the exhibitions are Clayton Calvert, Jordan Eagles, Michael Ferran, Mark Humphrey, Loren Kidd, Gary Lawrence, Larry Liddle, Setha Low, Michael McDowell, Paton Miller, Haim Mizrahi, Steve Romm, Joe Strand and Alex Vignoli. The second opening will be held on Saturday, August 28, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. for the benefit of the Bridgehampton Child Care and Recreational Center, and entertainment will include Karine Hannah, singer and recording artist with Wade Preston at the piano. Dress suggestion is casual blue with a $20 suggested donation. For additional information contact Len Barton, Director of Bravura Gallery at 631-377-3096 or info@bravurastyle.com.

The Fireplace Project
The Fireplace Project (851 Springs Fireplace Road, in the Springs historic district, across from the Pollock-Krasner House) is pleased to present Aurel Schmidt solo exhibition through September 6.

Artwork on view at Keszler Gallery.

The South Street Gallery
The South Street Gallery (18 South Street, Greenport) will presents new works by artists Eileen Dawn Skretch and Doug Reina through September 20. Gallery hours are 12 noon to 5 p.m. Thursday through Monday. For more information to info@thesouthstreetgallery.com.

Vered Gallery
Vered Gallery's exhibition Larry Rivers: Pop Icons has been extended through Tuesday, August 31 to accommodate the showing of "Larry RIvers: An American Master," a video by Paul Tschinkel for the Art New York Series. The Art New York series contains 62 video interviews of major American Artists most recently of April Gornik and including Robert Mapplethorpe, Eric Fischl, Chuck Close, Barbara Kruger, Tony Oursler, Cindy Sherman, John Chamberlain (what a lively community of artists we in the East End enjoy), Kiki Smith, Jeff Koons, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Nan Goldin and many others. No reservations are necessary. "Larry Rivers: An American Master" will be shown on a continuous loop at the Vered Gallery. It contains six interviews. The three separate interviews with Larry Rivers himself capture Rivers in three separate moods and surroundings; one in his New York Studio, the second in his Southampton studio and the third at Marlboro Gallery. Equally important are the interviews with Sam Hunter who wrote and continued to revise the major volume on Rivers in 1969, and with Helen Harrison whose first book on Rivers was published in 1984. Harrison aptly noted that it was Rivers' style around 1960, with its anecdotal appropriations of current culture, that anticipated the Pop movement. The Vered Gallery is located in East Hampton just off Main Street in Starbucks Passageway, and is open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily.

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