Below are five must-see Hamptons art shows on view this weekend and, some, into the month of June. Take time to visit them all. Or, to create your own personal gallery tour, visit our online Events Calendar.
1. Rossa Cole: A Solo Show at Dodds & Eder Home (image above)
Sag Harbor artist Rossa Cole presents new work in this fantastic exhibition. Cole’s thought-provoking sculptures have catapulted him to the forefront of the Hamptons eco-art movement and led him to appear in various shows, including the much-vaunted Artists Choose Artists group exhibition at the Parrish Art Museum in November 2013. An opening reception with the artist is scheduled from 5–7 p.m. on Saturday, May 31 with refreshments and live music from acclaimed sitar player, Gian Carlo Feleppa.
Exhibition runs through June 23, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Wednesday–Monday. 11 Bridge Street in Sag Harbor, 631-725-1175, doddsandederhome.com.
2. ARCADIA: Recent Photographs by Joe Pintauro at Peter Marcelle Project
The exhibit, Arcadia by Joe Pintauro at Peter Marcelle Project features a selection of photographs inspired in part by Miltonian allusions in Paradise Lost and in the implications of Arcadia, the bucolic world of nature under the pressures of time. Through his lens, Pintauro captures a world that is quickly vanishing—never to be seen quite the same way again.
On view May 31–June 15, Thursday–Sunday, 11 a.m.–4 p.m. or by appointment at 4 North Main Street in Southampton. Call 631-613-6170 or visit petermarcelleproject.com.
3. A Whale of a Show at Sag Harbor Whaling Museum
Returning for its second summer, this group exhibition focused on whales is curated by Dan Rizzie and Peter Marcelle and kicks off the museum’s “Salt Air Exhibition II” series. Works are on display by a long list of local artists, including Paul Davis, Anna DeMauro, Eric Dever, Jamey Ellis, Eric Fischl, April Gornik, Edward Holland, Nathan Slate Joseph, Susan Lazarus, Jim McMullen, Jill Musnicki, Dan Rizzie, Reynold Ruffins, David Slater, Donald Sultan, John Torreano, Gahan Wilson and more. Each artist was free to interpret the “whale” theme in any way they choose. Once hunted, the whale is now under historic efforts of protection.
On view through June 18, the exhibition is located at the Sag Harbor Whaling Museum (200 Main Street) in Sag Harbor, call 631-725-0770 or visit sagharborwhalingmuseum.org.
4. Theo Blue: Flotsamblage at Montauk Beach House
An exhibition by Theo Blue (aka Scott Bluedorn) of multimedia assemblage works created out of castaway marine debris from the beaches and coves of Montauk that take the form of “totemic objects” and other abstractions. DJ Sets by NEGK and Blind Prophet, beer by Montauk Brewing Company. On view through June 2.
5. 76th Annual Artists Members Exhibition at Guild Hall
The oldest non-juried museum exhibition on Long Island, the 76th Guild Hall Artists Members Exhibition features dozens of works by Guild Hall’s many talented members. Comprising a wide range of art and media, the show displays pieces by novice hobbyists right alongside the work of seasoned professional artists. Each year awards are handed out and the top honor earns a solo show in the Guild Hall Museum’s Spiga Gallery. Open through June 7.
At Guild Hall Museum, 158 Main Street in East Hampton. Call 631-324-0806 or visit guildhall.org.