The Hamptons welcomes a fresh crop of exciting new art exhibitions this weekend, June 17–19, 2016. Check out these five must-see shows at local galleries in Amagansett, Sag Harbor and Quogue. And don’t miss the new Peter Beard solo exhibition, Peter Beard: Last Word From Paradise, opening Saturday at Guild Hall in East Hampton.
Koichiro Kurita: Photographs and Collages and Takeshi Shikama: Urban Forests
Opening June 18, Ille Arts will be displaying the photographs of Koichiro Kurita and Takeshi Shikama. Working primarily in black and white prints, the two artists capture the beautiful, occasionally alienating, sights and landscapes around us. The exhibition will run until July 13 at Ille Arts in Amagansett, 171 Main Street. The Gallery is open Thursday– Monday, 12–6 p.m. illearts.com
Crush Curatorial–Territory: Abstraction in the East End Today (also illustrated above)
A new exhibition featuring artists local to or inspired by the East End, Territory focuses on the rich history of Abstract Expressionists residing in our scenic neck of the woods by displaying the artwork of 21st century abstract artists. Comprising the work of artists Eric Brown, Henry Brown, Amanda Church, Don Christensen, Peter Dayton, Gabriele Evertz, Karen Hesse Flatow, Janet Goleas, Erik Gonzalez, Christian Haub, Charlotte Hallberg, Gregory Johnston, Bill Komoski, Lauren Luloff, Rory MacArthur, Chuck Manion, Lola Montes, Drew Shiflett, Christine Sciulli, Taro Suzuki, Li Trincere, Ryan Wallace, Tad Wiley, Almond Zigmund, among several others, Territory is a show not to miss.
Territory is open June 18, 19, 25 and 26, 12–6 p.m., at Crush Curatorial, 68A Schellinger Road in Amagansett. crushcuratorial.com
Vincent Pepi: Over 50 Years of Painting at Quogue Gallery
Opening Thursday, June 16, Quogue Gallery will host a retrospective of artist Vincent Pepi’s work. Displaying his paintings and watercolors from 1949–1996, visitors can take in a lifetime of work by one of the most innovative Abstract Expressionists. A contemporary of Willem de Kooning and Jackson Pollock, Pepi’s vibrant action paintings are a must-see.
The exhibition will be open until July 14 at Quogue Gallery, 44 Quogue Street. Hours of operation are Thursday–Sunday, 10 a.m.– 5 p.m. An opening reception will be held on June 25, 4–7 p.m. quoguegallery.com
The Abstract Art of Isabel Pavão, Herbert August and Casey Chalem Anderson at Romany Kramoris Gallery
June 16 marks the new exhibition at the Romany Kramoris Gallery, displaying the abstract work of Isabel Pavão, Herbet August and Casey Chalem Anderson. Each artist has a distinct style that incorporates color and composition to create a unique work of art. Pavão’s work focuses on repetitious and overlapping patterns, playing with geometric forms and texture; August, a resident of Sagaponack, creates pieces that consist of thick, colorful lines and shapes, overlapping or entangled, creating a dizzying web of vibrant colors; Chalem Anderson, a Hamptons regular, creates both realistic landscapes inspired by the local scenery and abstract planes of geometric forms and lines reminiscent of Piet Mondrian.
The exhibition will be on display through July 7 at the Romany Kramoris Gallery, 41 Main Street in Sag Harbor. An opening reception will be held June 18, 4–5:30 p.m. Hours of operation are 11 a.m.–7 p.m., and open later on weekends. kramorisgallery.com
Parallel Universe at RJD Galley
RJD Gallery in Sag Harbor is opening its new exhibition, Parallel Universe, this Saturday, June 18. The show will feature the work of husband-wife artistic duo, Igor & Marina, which will explore the idea of a parallel universe. Igor & Marina’s artwork deals with doubles and the intangible landscape of the mind through their paintings that evoke the Russian avant-garde and abstract art.
Parallel Universe will be on display until July 17 at RJD Gallery, 90 Main Street in Sag Harbor. rjdgallery.com