The Hamptons art scene is in full swing. Check out some of these must-see gallery and museum shows at locations throughout the South Fork. Find more art exhibitions at events.danspapers.com.
The Golden Age of Rock n’ Roll Part II at The White Room Gallery
Featuring the paintings and photos of Bonnie Lautenberg, EJ Camp, Laura Benjamin, Evad, Jason Poremba and the American debut of Adoni Astrinakis, this exhibition revolves around the countless musical icons we know and love, such as a Prince, Kurt Cobain, Michael Jackson and Lady Gaga. This weekend will be the last chance to see these incredible homages to rock and pop icons. The exhibition closes on June 5.
The White Room Gallery is located at 2415 Main Street in Bridgehampton. More information can be found at thewhiteroom.gallery.
Leah Guadagnoli, Cody Gunningham, Heath West: Recess at Harper’s Books
This exhibition combines the talents of Brooklyn artist Leah Guadagnoli, Cincinnati artist Cody Gunningham and Houston artist Heath West, each providing their own addition to the color theme. Guadagnoli’s abstract and oblong sculptures will be on display, while Gunningham and West are both contributing paintings that strongly resemble the work of Henri Matisse. Don’t miss the chance to see this wonderfully colorful exhibit.
Harper’s Books is located at 87 Newtown Lane in East Hampton, open Monday–Friday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m.–8 p.m., and Sunday, 11 a.m.–5 p.m. For more information, visit harpersbooks.com or contact the gallery at 631-324-1131 or [email protected].
People + Lost Traces at Art Space 98
The inaugural exhibition for this new gallery in East Hampton, People + Lost Traces is a dual showing of works by Swiss-born artists Thomas Buehler and Rosemarie Schiller. Both artists have a long history of working together, yet each maintains their own signature style and medium—Buehler with colorfully hazy paintings and Schiller with dark and lonely clay sculptures.
The exhibition can be seen at Art Space 98 in East Hampton, 98 Newtown Lane, and will be on display until June 20. More information can be found at artspace98.com.
Jay Milder – Noah’s Ark: Many Views at Quogue Gallery
Check out Quogue Gallery’s exhibition of new works by renowned figurative expressionist Jay Milder. Painting since the 1950s, Wilder’s body of work consists of rough, thick brushstrokes that reminiscent of Willem de Kooning, and a playful and colorful messiness that conjures Jean-Michel Basquiat. This exhibition is only open for another two weeks. It closes on June 12, so go see it while you still can.
The Quogue Gallery is open Thursday–Sunday 10 a.m.–5 p.m. More information can be found at quoguegallery.com.
Judith Hudson: Fur and Flesh at Tripoli Gallery
The paintings of Amagansett artist Judith Hudson are on display at Tripoli Gallery until June 27. Exploring female sexuality through private and intimate moments, Hudson makes a feminist statement of depicting her women in scenes that are both comfortable and seductive, many of them living among and interacting with wildlife or liberating their bodies from their clothes.
See Fur and Flesh at 30a Jobs Lane in Southampton. Tripoli Gallery is open seven days a week, 11 a.m.–6 p.m., and Sundays, 12–5 p.m. More info available at tripoligallery.com.
East End Collected2 at Southampton Arts Center
Now on view at the Southampton Arts Center, East End Collected2 is the second annual exhibition featuring local artists curated by painter Paton Miller. The show collects the talents of over 30 East End artists, displaying the widespread and distinguished talents that reside in and take inspiration from the region and the many different mediums with which they specialize. The artists on display include Monica Banks, Walter Channing, Eugene Cuttica, Peter Dayton, Angela Errico, Toinette Gay, Melinda Hackett, Glen Hansen, Gary Hartmann, Michael Jurick, Henry Koehler, Bill Komoski, Karyn Mannix, Fluvio Masi, Monica Mason Maze, Jon Mulhern, Miles Partington, Vincent Pepi, Dalton Portella, Will Ryan, Scott Santangelo, Mark Seidenfeld, David Slater, Ned Smyth, Dennis Snyder, Adam Straus, Mary Stubelek, Barbara Thomas, Hans Van de Bovenkamp, Charles Waller, Mark Webber, Nico Yektai and Almond Zigmund.
East End Collected2 is open to the public until June 12 and can be seen at the Southampton Arts Center, 25 Jobs Lane in Southampton Village. The Center’s hours are Thursday–Sunday, 12–6 p.m. Visit southamptonartscenter.org.
The Artwork of Christopher Engel, Liza Gribin, Ghilia Lipman-Wulf, Lutha Leahy-Miller and Alan Nevins at Romany Kramoris Gallery
The Romany Kramoris Gallery has put together an exhibition of five artists—some local, some visiting—each contributing a distinct style—together creating an imaginative collection of work. Among the artists on display are Hamptons surf artist Lutha Leahy-Miller and his pieces that evoke and modernize the work of 18th–19th–century Japanese wave artist Katsushika Hokusai; Alan Nevins and his masterful photos of beaches and oceans; Christopher Engels and his abstract portraits; Liz Gribin’s meditative paintings and portraits; and Ghilia Lipman-Wulf’s painting that remind one of the Fauvist movement.
The show will be on display through June 16 at the Romany Kramoris Gallery, 41 Main Street in Sag Harbor, and on view Thursday– Monday, 11 a.m.–7 p.m. For more information, visit kramorisgallery.com.
Fresh Cuts at Eric Firestone Gallery
Ushering in the summer scenery, Fresh Cuts is a group exhibition that combines the efforts of 25 artists, each depicting in their own style the flowers and foliage that distinguish the summer season. Included in the exhibition are works by Marco Barrera, Donald Baechler, Sanford Biggers, Kelsey Brookes, Ann Craven, Dan Colen, Rosson Crow, Todd Eberle, Sally Egbert, Leo Fitzpatrick, Danny Fox, Andrew Kuo, Anthony Holbrooke, Cody Hoyt, Hanna Liden, Nate Lowman, Jessica Craig-Martin, Tony Matelli, Jacolby Satterwhite, Miriam Schapiro, Shoplifter (Hrafnhildur Arnardóttir), Agathe Snow, Odessa Straub, Sage Vaughn and Paul Wackers.
Fresh Cuts will run until June 19 at the Eric Firestone Gallery, 4 Newtown Lane in East Hampton. Additional information can be found at ericfirestonegallery.com.
Grant Haffner at Damien A. Roman Fine Art
Now on display in the lobby of the Montauk Beach House are the colorful landscapes of Grant Haffner. Haffner is known for his distinct style of transforming the winding roads and highways of the East End into colorful and propulsive planes and vistas, beautifully depicting the array of colors East Enders are treated to every evening as the sun sets. See how Haffner disposes of the conventional division of sky and earth, and recreates the Hamptons landscape into a single plane of colors, set against the uniform telephone poles and other manmade additions that either obscure or contribute to the landscape, depending on how you see it.
Haffner’s exhibit will be on display until June 27 at the Montauk Beach House, 55 S. Elmwood Avenue, Montauk. For more information, visit damienaromanfineart.com.
Radical Seafaring at the Parrish Art Museum
On display through July 24 at the Parrish Museum, this multidisciplinary exhibition curated by Andrea Grover features the work of 25 artists tracing pieces from the 60s and 70s that are more conceptual and performance based, to contemporary works involving site-specific art and the relocating of the artist’s studio or performance space to the water. A true marvel and probably the season’s number one must-see show! Read our review coming soon.
The Parrish Art Museum is located at 279 Montauk Highway in Watermill, open Wednesday through Monday. Additional information can be found at parrishart.org.