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This Week In Arts

Originally Posted: September 02, 2009

"Estuary of the Rance, Brittany" by painter James Grant from his collection entitled “Watercolour” is going to be on display at the Keszler Gallery in Southampton with an opening reception for the artist on Saturday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. All images courtesy of artists and galleries

James Grant Artists Reception At Keszler Gallery
Join James and Hugh Grant and Stephan Keszler for an artists reception on Saturday, Sept. 5 from 6 p.m. to 9 .m. at the Keszler Gallery (45 Main Street, Southampton, 631-204-0353) to view a collection of James' watercolors in an event that will benefit the Southampton Fresh Air Home. RSVP to mail@keszlergallery.com.

Landscape # 5 by Mark Perry will be on display this weekend at The Surface Library.

New Exhibit At The Surface Library
The Surface Library Gallery (845 Springs Fireplace Road, East Hampton, 631-291-9061) is hosting an opening reception for "Dialogues 1" on Saturday, Sept. 5, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. featuring the works of Mark Perry and Sydney Butchkes. The first of the Surface Library Gallery's Dialogue series, "Dialogues 1" will explore the unique conversation that exists when a gallery environment opens the lines of communication between two artists. "Dialogues 1" opens with a unique artistic pairing: the linear color schemes of artist Sydney Butchkes and the evocative landscapes of painter Mark Perry - the juxtaposition of which guarantees to offer an interesting commentary. Both artists will be on-site for the opening and available for discussion.

Reception At The Ross Gallery
On Thursday, Sept. 3, The Ross Gallery (3 Goodfriend Drive, East Hampton, 347-610-8151) from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. will host an opening reception for works by Simon Abrahams, Pat Brody, Connie Collins, Francesca Del Rio, Maralyn Hirschenbaum, Emily Liss, Gail Meadoff, Melinda Novak, A.J. Remy, Leslie Tabet, Peter Wolf and Paul Yeaman. The exhibit will hang through Sept. 4 and is curated by Susan Ecker.

Sammy's Beach #8 by artist and sculptor Jerry Schwabe will be one of the pieces on exhibit at East Hampton Indoor Tennis this week.

Upcoming Jerry Schwabe Exhibit
There will be an opening reception for painter and sculptor Jerry Schwabe on Friday, Sept. 4 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at East Hampton Indoor/Outdoor Tennis Club (175 Daniels Hole Road, Wainscott, 631-537-8012). His equestrian themed sculptures and landscapes were previously on view during the Hamptons Classic and will once again be on display until Sept. 8. Call for details.

Two Readings At Canio's Books
On Friday, Sept. 4, at 6 p.m. Canio's Books (290 Main Street, Sag Harbor, 631-735-4926) hosts local author Peggy Backman reading from her book of stories and verse, "Did That Really Happen." Backman is a psychologist who divides her time between New York City and East Hampton and has published several professional psychology books. In "Did That Really Happen" Backman explores human behavior through poetry and short stories. Then on Saturday, Sept. 5, at 6 p.m. Canio's Books hosts author Megan McAndrew who will read from her novel, "Dreaming in French" published by Scribner. "Dreaming in French" is a coming-of-age story and a meditation on cultural identity. The novel is an enchanting portrayal of the challenges of adolescence and an honest account of one girl's discovery that where we come from makes us who we are. A privileged expatriate girl living in Paris has her dreamy life disrupted with her parents' divorce. She moves to New York and grapples with growing into adulthood on her own. Both events are free and open to the public.

"Crises (Wall Street)" by Brazilian Artist Fernando Vignoli will be one of the pieces in an exhibit accompanying his book signing on Saturday at Solar in East Hampton.

Cocktail Celebration With Fernando Vignoli At Solar Gallery
Solar Gallery (44 David's Lane, East Hampton, 631-907-8422) will be hosting a book presentation and exhibition opening on Sept. 5 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. by Brazilian artist Fernando Vignoli. The artist will be signing copies of his new 200-page, bilingual (Portuguese-English) monograph entitled "Vignoli; a collection of his work spanning over three decades. This book was launched in June 2009 in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, and will be presented first in the United States at SOLAR, followed by different locations around the world through 2011, including Miami, Rio de Janeiro, Paris, Tokyo, Dubai. The book presentation will be accompanied by an exhibition of recent works. The exhibit will be on view through Oct. 19.

Artists On Film Series Explores Personal And Political Themes At The Pollock Krasner House
This year's "Artists on Film" series of short films by artists at the Pollock-Krasner House (830 Springs Fireplace Road, East Hampton, 631-324-4929) is titled "Artists Make Movies: Personal and Political." The films will be screened on Fridays at 7 p.m. in September, and the artists will present and discuss their work. Admission is $5, or free for Pollock-Krasner House members. No reservations are required. The series, which is hosted by film historian and art critic Marion Wolberg Weiss, begins on Friday, Sept. 4 with "Running" and "Body Swapping" by sculptor Linda Stein, and "Reveal," by photographer Jane Martin. Using Alfred Hitchcock's "Psycho" and "North by Northwest" as raw material, Stein has fashioned a personal nightmare based on her desire to escape, motivated by the World Trade Center disaster. In "Reveal," Martin's startling but lyrical images explore the duality of the interior psyche and the exterior natural landscape.

Megan McAndrews will be reading from her novel "Dreaming in French" on Saturday at Canio's Books in Sag Harbor.

Bozidar Brazda Solo Exhibition At The Fireplace Project
On Saturday, Sept. 5 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., The Fireplace Project (851 Springs Fireplace Road, East Hampton, 631-324-4666) will be having an opening reception for a solo exhibit by artists Bozidar Brazda. The exhibit will be on display through Oct. 5. Call for information.


Group Show At The Tripoli Gallery Of Contemporary Art
The Tripoli Gallery Of Contemporary Art (30A Jobs Lane, Southampton, 631-377-3715) will be hosting its first group show. Featuring four exceptional artists: Lisa de Kooning, Jake U. Patterson, Gordon Stevenson, and Robert S. L. Waltzer, the exhibit will be on display until Sept. 22.

Exhale At The Design Studio
The Design Studio (2393 Main Street, Bridgehampton, 631-537-1999) will exhibit art of Brittany Brett through Sept. 5.

Matt Nolen And Jessica Pinsky Exhibit At The Gallery
A selection of ceramic works by Matt Nolen and sewn pieces of oil on canvas by Jessica Pinsky titled "An Artist and Her Mentor" will be on exhibit at The Gallery Sag Harbor (125 Main Street, Sag Harbor, 631-725-7707) through Sept. 7.

Balcomb Greene's Montauk Paintings On Display at Spanierman Gallery
Spanierman Gallery, (68 Newtown Lane, East Hampton, 631-329-9530) exhibition of Balcomb Greene's Montauk Paintings will be on display until Sept. 7.

Oil And Gold By Jeff Muhs At Tiffany & Co.
Tiffany & Co. (53 Main Street, East Hampton, 631-324-1700) is turning into an art gallery through Sept. 13, featuring the work of Jeff Muhs in "Oil and Gold." Muhs will donate 10 percent of the paintings sold at Tiffany & Co. to support Guild Hall.

Elwood Howell At The Pamela Williams Gallery
The Pamela Williams Gallery (167 Main Street, Amaganestt, 631-267-7817) will exhibit new paintings by Elwood Howell through Sept. 20.

Paul Jenkins Lecture On Gutai Art
Japanese avant-garde art group known as Gutai will remain on view through Oct. 17, after which it will travel to New Jersey City University.

David Geiser Exhibit At Sylvester & Co. At Home
David Geiser has his work showing at Sylvester & Co. At Home (154 Main Street, Amagansett, 631-267-9777) through Nov. 4.

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