Check out these must-see East End art shows in the Hamptons and the North Fork this weekend, November 21-23.
1. Steven and William Ladd: Mary Queen of the Universe (illustrated above)
Experience meticulously crafted sculpture, drawings and prints by fraternal twin brothers Steven and William Ladd (b. 1977). For more than 10 years, these brothers have explored the blurred boundaries between design and fashion, fine art and craft. In a decade of working together, with a concentrated—almost obsessive—fascination with materials and process, the Ladds have forged the foundation for a rich and productive creative process from their common early childhood memories and a close familial bond. Also make sure to pick up the fully illustrated 106-page catalogue with essays by Parrish Director Terrie Sultan and Lowery Stokes Sims, curator at the Museum of Arts and Design, along with contributions by both Ladd brothers.
On view now through January 19, 2015, Steven and William Ladd: Mary Queen of the Universe is located at the Parrish Art Museum (279 Montauk Highway) in Water Mill. Call 631-283-2118 or visit parrishart.org.
2. Global Perspective at The Design Studio
Brought to the Hamptons by Riverdale gallery Elisa Contemporary Art, Global Perspective is sweeping look at the creativity around the globe. The exhibit features nine international talents, including Canadian artist Marie Danielle Leblanc, Colombian artist Alexis Duqu, Iranian mixed media artist Aida Izadpanah, Scottish glass artist Kenna MacKay, Taiwanese artist Amy Cheng, Taiwanese illustrator James Chen-Feng Kao, Turkish artist Yasemin Kackar-Demirel and Uruguayan artist Adriana Rostovsky. A portion of all gallery sales is donated to charities helping underserved communities heal through art. Elisa Contemporary Art supports Free Arts NYC, Arts to Grow and Art Therapy Outreach Center.
Open through January 5, 2015 Global Perspective is located at The Design Studio (2393 Main Street) in Bridgehampton. A special “Feast for the Senses” open house will be held on Saturday, November 29 from 12–5 p.m. The event will include food, wine, artwork and a special fine jewelry collection, as well as consultation with Kelly Langberg. Meet the artists, share international flavors and learn about the latest trends in home and personal accessories. Call The Design Studio at 631-537-1999 or visit Elisa Contemporary Art at elisacontemporaryart.com.
3. Poetics of Space at Tripoli Gallery
Open for just one more weekend, Poetics of Space featuring Jonathan Beer and Michael Chiarello is a two-man show highlighting the interplay between the paintings and sculpture by two excellent artists. Chiarello, of East Hampton, fabricates metal into beautiful sculpture, highlighting negative space and the object, while New York painter Jonathan Beer uses layering and various application techniques to play with both depth and color.
Open through Monday, November 24, Poetics of Space is located at Tripoli Gallery (30A Jobs Lane) in Southampton. Call 631-377-3715 or visit tripoligallery.com.
4. Mary Ellen Bartley: Leaning Above the Page
Features 19 photographic meditations selected from five different ongoing series: Standing Open, Paperbacks, Sea Change, Blue Books and Push 2 Stops, this solo exhibition is the result of Bartley receiving Top Honors in the 2012 Artists Members Exhibition from Lilly Wei, independent curator, essayist and critic for Art in America. Previously, Bartley had the unprecedented distinction of receiving the Artist Member Show’s Best Photograph award for four years in a row. Three of those pieces are on display in this show.
On view through January 4, 2015, Mary Ellen Bartley: Leaning Above the Page is located at Guild Hall (158 Main Street) in East Hampton. Call 631-324-0806 or visit guildhall.org.
5. Cloud 9: Greenport Art Exhibit to Benefit the Waterfront
Cloud 9 is a unique group of local painters who have been meeting monthly for many years to advise and support each other. Their work reflects the East End’s rich pastoral setting on the water, where the light, clouds and colors are constantly changing. Exhibiting artists include Adelaide Amend, jada Rowland, Dolores Castrucci, Joan Curran, Fran Reichert, BL Moyle and Ann McCaughey. A portion of the exhibit proceeds will go toward the restoration and revitalization of the Waterfront property for community benefit.
Open through November 30, Cloud 9: Greenport Art Exhibit to Benefit the Waterfront is located at the South Street Gallery (18 South Street) in Greenport. Call 631-477-0021 or visit southstreetgallery.com.