The Hamptons is one the most storied art areas in the Northeast, and likely the entire world! Along with our rich history with luminaries—including Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning and William Merritt Chase—we’re home to some of the most famous and influential masters working today, and a vibrant community of emerging artists to influence the art world of tomorrow.
Check our Calendar for a complete listing of art events this weekend.
Darius Yektai: On Country Ground
30A Jobs Lane, Southampton
An exhibition of new paintings by Sagaponack artist Darius Yektai at one of Southampton‘s most cutting edge galleries. The work looks at landscape and figure—as well as the physicality of the paint itself—and through that exploration, Yektai presents something of an emotional memoir for his viewer to inhabit. Call 631-377-3715 or visit tripoligallery.com. Read more here.
The Big Show 8
Silas Marder Gallery
120 Snake Hollow Road, Bridgehampton
Ushering in the Hamptons‘ summer art show season, this annual event attracts hundreds of people on its opening weekend. Each year, gallery owner Silas Marder, invites more than 50 national and international artists to participate, aiming for an eclectic mix of emerging and established talent. Participating artists are given three 8 x 10-inch blank canvases and are offered little direction other than being asked to “work from their current series.” Call 631-702-2306, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit silasmarder.com. Read more here.
Jessica Lichtenstein: Peep Show
68 Park Place, East Hampton
Jessica Lichtenstein explores sexuality and femininity through her Japanese anime-inspired sculptures and wall art in this provocative show. What began as a playful exploration of manga figurines —putting them in thought-provoking scenes and miniature dioramas, in various states of undress—has evolved and grown in step with her blossoming career and reputation as one of New York’s hottest young artists. Opening Saturday, May 25 from 9–11 p.m. Also look for the groundbreaking lenticular art of Ron Agam. Call 631-324-3303 or visit veredart.com for more information. Read more here.
A View With A Room
Eric Firestone Gallery
4 Newtown Lane, East Hampton
An exhibition of new work by Eric Cahan, Gregory Johnston and John Messinger curated and designed by interior designer, Robert Stilin. This installation thoughtfully examines the ongoing dialog between art and interior design, how the forms and spatial elements of furniture interact with the surface, light and emotion of art. Opening with a reception on Saturday, May 25 from 6-9 pm. Call 631-604-2386 or visit ericfirestonegallery.com.
Alice Aycock Drawings:
Parrish Art Museum
279 Montauk Highway, Water Mill
While Aycock is best known for her large-scale installations and outdoor sculptures, her drawings capture the full range of her ideas and sources. The 55 works at the Parrish Art Museum cover the years 1984 to the present, when Aycock developed an increasingly elaborate visual vocabulary, drawing upon a multitude of sources and facilitated in part by the use of computer programs. Make sure to also view the Parrish permanent collection and take in the grandeur of this brand new museum in the Hamptons! Call 631-283-2118 or visit parrishart.org. Read more about the new Parrish here.