5 Must-See East End Art Shows This Weekend, July 18-20

"Green Wood" (detail) by Wolf Kahn
"Green Wood" (detail) by Wolf Kahn at Birnam Wood Gallery, Courtesy Birnam Wood Gallery

In the wake of last weekend’s two major international art fairs, ArtHamptons and Art Market Hamptons, it’s time to get back to gallery and museum hopping in the Hamptons and the North Fork. As we’ve come to expect during the summer months, the Twin Forks’ art scene is loaded with an exciting and varied selection shows to enjoy. Here, we present five great ones to get you started.

If you still have time, look back at our previous “Must-See East End Art Shows” (many featured exhibitions are still on display) and then set your own course with a visit to our online Events Calendar.

1. Wolf Kahn: Selected Works (1982-2007) at Birnam Wood Gallery (illustrated above)
Modern American Impressionist and noted colorist Wolf Kahn is known for applying his loose, abstract brushwork to realist subject matter—a treatment unified by bold swaths and arenas of color. His remarkably versatile work has shown to have a broad appeal while maintaining the respect of fellow artists and critics. Birnam Wood is exhibiting a selection of oils and pastels comprising classic Kahn subject matter, including barns, trees, fields and shoreline vistas. Expect this show to sell well, and quickly.

On view from Saturday, July 19–August 2, Wolf Kahn: Selected Works (1982-2007) is located at Birnam Wood Gallery (48 Park Place) in East Hampton. Call 631-324-6010 or visit birnamwoodart.com.

Art by Richmond Burton
Art by Richmond Burton at Silas Marder Gallery, Photo: Oliver Peterson

2. Richmond Burton at Silas Marder Gallery
Known for his dazzling kaleidoscopic abstractions, Richmond Burton melds geometry and naturalism to advance the language of his predecessors in a contemporary context. Since his successful inauguration into the New York arts scene in late 1980s, Burton has devoted his practice to learning, citing, and rupturing the canon of abstract painting. This exhibition, curated by Jess Frost, features a carefully chosen selection from the last large-scale paintings Burton created before leaving his studio and residence at Elaine de Kooning’s former home in East Hampton’s Northwest Woods, along with some recent works painted in Santa Monica, CA, Brooklyn, NY and at the artist’s new home in Woodstock, NY.

Richmond Burton is exhibiting through August 11 at Silas Marder Gallery in Bridgehampton (120 Snake Hollow Road) in Bridgehampton. Call 631-702-2306 or visit silasmarder.com.

Skateboard by Colin Goldberg
Skateboard by Colin Goldberg

3. Greenport Skatepark Benefit Art Show at KBMartin Studios
A group show to benefit the Greenport Skatepark. A huge roster of artists were given blank skateboards to paint for sale in the show at progressive new Greenport gallery KBMartin Studios. Featured artists include punk rock stars from current and classic bands, such as CJ Ramone (of The Ramones),Karl Alvarez (Descendents and All), Scott Reynolds (All and The Pavers), Andre A Worell (Mephiskapheles) and Michael Wildwood (D-Generation), as well as local and NYC artists Colin Goldberg, Mary Larsen, Jesse Mosher,Sylvia Hommert, PHEOS, Harold Olson, Billy Martin, Kristina Martin-Majdisova, RISK, Bow, Toby Dunne, Erica Tome, Kathy Seff, Dan Ritzler, Marypat Mosca, 18 Bay, Emily Kern, Brian Varney and many more.

The Greenport Skatepark Benefit is located at KBMartin Studios (117 Main Street, 2nd Floor) in Greenport. A special opening reception with live music by The Nightmare Police, Rogue Re Vera, Bryan Maher of Black Suit Youth, Wild Stallions (Excellent!) and Jim Preston is sceduled for Saturday, July 19 at 6 p.m. Call 631-533-0108 or visit kbmartinstudios.com.

"Space Slipper" by Keith Sonnier at Tripoli Gallery
“Space Slipper” by Keith Sonnier at Tripoli Gallery, Photo: Courtesy Tripoli Gallery

4. Keith Sonnier: Elliptical Transmissions at Tripoli Gallery
This solo exhibition of sculpture and drawings by Keith Sonnier features work by the artist spanning 1990 through 2013. The selection maps transmission as an essential aspect of the artist’s work. Elliptical Transmissions includes media work and objects that exemplify Sonnier’s career-long interest in not only transmission, but the transmitted image itself. While changes in technology continue to take place, work from Sonnier’s “Antenna Series” (1990), through the more recent “Chandelier Series” (2006) and “Helio B” (2013) stand as examples of that evolution.

On view through August 17, Elliptical Transmissions is located at Tripoli Gallery in Southampton Village (30a Jobs Lane). Call 631-377-3715 or visit tripoligallery.com.

The Little Pier by William Glackens
“The Little Pier” (1914) by William Glackens Photo: Courtesy Parrish Art Museum, c/o The Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia and Merion, PA. BF497

5. William Glackens and Platform: Maya Lin at Parrish Art Museum
The Parrish Art Museum‘s long overdue survey of William Glackens’s work includes some 75 works loaned by private collections and leading museums across the U.S. The exhibition traces the artist’s career from the mid-1890s to the 1930s, his achievements as a member of the radical American painters group known as “The Eight,” and his thorough embrace of Modernism, including his role as advisor to Dr. Albert Barnes in amassing his stellar art collection. Glackens’s paintings of Long Island’s Bellport Harbor are also featured.

Also on display, Platform: Maya Lin (through October 13) features the artist’s ecologically inspired works that exist at the intersection of art, architecture, and environmental science. Using technological methods to study and visualize the natural world, Lin depicts the boundaries of Hurricane Sandy’s flood plain with “Pin River,” an installation comprising thousands of straight pins. Opposite this, the artist has installed three new, locally themed recycled silver works, “Accabonac Harbor,” “Georgica Pond” and “Mecox Bay.” (See image below.)

William Glackens is on view July 20–October 13 at Parrish Art Museum (279 Montauk Highway) in Water Mill. Also make sure to check out  the Parrish Museum’s other exhibitions (including selections from the permanent collection) and events, including the Lichtenstein Brushstrokes outside. To read more about these exhibitions and see all of the museum’s offerings, visit parrishart.org or call 631-283-2118 for info.

Artwork by Maya Lin at the Parrish Art Museum
Artwork by Maya Lin at the Parrish Art Museum, Courtesy Parrish Art Museum, c/o Pace Gallery, New York. Photo Credit: Gary Mamay

More from Our Sister Sites