5 Must-See Hamptons Art Shows This Weekend, July 29–31

"Boulder-dash" by Peter Beard, Courtesy Guild Hall
"Boulder-dash" by Peter Beard, Courtesy Guild Hall

The Hamptons art scene is still full of excellent new shows this week, as well as some that should be seen before they’re gone. Don’t miss these five exhibitions on the South Fork this weekend, July 29–31, 2016.

Find more great shows and events through our online calendar at events.danspapers.com.

"Zara and the Universe" by Peter Beard
“Zara and the Universe” by Peter Beard, Courtesy Guild Hall

Peter Beard: Last Word from Paradise at Guild Hall
Open for only a few more days is Peter Beard’s exhibition at Guild Hall in East Hampton. His first show in the United States in 15 years, the exhibition is broken into two sections—Africa and East End of Long Island—the two places the artist refers to as his home. The show will feature his collages, photographs and drawings depicting the wildlife of Africa through the years and portraits of his home and family on the East End. His diary entries dating from the 1960s to the present will also be on display.

Last Word from Paradise closes on July 31, so don’t miss the chance to see a remarkable show of an East End native before it’s over!

Guild Hall is located at 158 Main Street in East Hampton, and is open seven days a week, noon–5 p.m. For more information, visit guildhall.org.

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"Walking the Dunes Montauk" by Hariette Joffe at Lawrence Fine Art
“Walking the Dunes Montauk” by Hariette Joffe at Lawrence Fine Art

Harriette Joffe: Works on Paper at Lawrence Fine Art
Now on display at Lawrence Fine Art in East Hampton are the paintings of Harriette Joffe. The exhibition will feature her paintings on paper, each one lively and strange, residing in a plane that is both intangible and familiar to our world. The current show is the third exhibition of Joffe’s work at Lawrence Fine Art and is in conjunction with the gallery’s summer series Works in Progress: Artists in Their 80s and 90s, which also includes the work of Stan Brodsky, Audrey Flack, Paul Resika, Amaranth Ehrenhalt and Athos Zacharias individually through the summer.

Lawrence Fine Art is located at 37 Newtown Lane in East Hampton. For more information, visit lawrence-fine-arts.com.

Art by Katherine Liepe-Levinson at The White Room Gallery
Art by Katherine Liepe-Levinson at The White Room Gallery

All 4 Color at The White Room Gallery
Only open until August 7, The White Room Gallery’s new group exhibition, All 4 Color, brings together four artists—Kat O’Neill, Katherine Liepe-Levinson, Mark E. Zimmerman and Barbara Bilotta—who each provide their own unique, vibrant artistic voice to this stunning show.

Photographer Kat O’Neill is adds outside elements to her work, including graffiti, abstract art and mixed media. Katherine Liepe-Levinson takes inspiration from local bodies of water and natural settings such as the Peconic River, Quogue Wildlife Refuge and Hamptons beaches, creating photos that highlight the preciousness of our natural resources and the beauty that is at times overlooked. Using close-ups and reflections in the water, Levinson creates works that teeter on the abstract, magnifying the array of colors found in our local waterways. Working with paint and photography, Mark E. Zimmerman sets out to create pieces that are both mysteries and emotionally charged, for what he calls “an interaction between intellect, chance, spontaneity and vision.” His pieces are as vibrant as they are intriguing and unique. Referring to herself as an abstract expressionist, Barbara Bilotta’s paintings evoke the aesthetic and emotional feeling of the Abstract Expressionist painters, toying with color and texture and composition to create unique and arresting works. Her familiarity with East End landscapes also contributes to her style and her colors palette, conjuring familiar textures found in bodies of water or rock surfaces.

All 4 Color will be on display until August 7 at The White Room Gallery, located at 2415 Main Street in Bridgehampton. The gallery is open Thursday–Sunday, 11 a.m.–5 p.m. For more information, visit thewhiteroom.gallery.

Diane Tuft "Red Sea" at Quogue Gallery
Diane Tuft “Red Sea” at Quogue Gallery

Diane Tuft at Quogue Gallery
Photographs by Diane Tuft are now on view at the Quogue Gallery. Traveling across the globe and shooting in light outside the visible spectrum—infrared and ultraviolet light—Tuft records countless shots of remote landscapes, capturing the unique textures and shapes revealed by the abundance of ultraviolet light in these far flung locales. The final product is one of simultaneous beauty and caution—the infrared and ultraviolet light she photographs is used to record and highlight Earth’s environmental changes, as produced by ozone depletion and global warming.

Tuft’s photos will be on display through August 11 at the Quogue Gallery, 44 Quogue Street in Quogue. The gallery is open 10 a.m.–5 p.m. every day, except Wednesday. For additional information, visit quoguegallery.com.

Michael Oruch: Time Out of Mind at Art Space 98
Open until August 22, Art Space 98 in East Hampton will be featuring the contemporary artwork of New York painter Michael Oruch. Oruch’s work comprises minimal and abstract geometric shapes and symbols, reflecting the artist’s fascination with Native American and Oriental imagery and geometric divination associated with the I Ching and Celtic runes. Colorful and mesmerizing, Oruch’s exhibition is a must-see for fans of modern or abstract art.

Art Space 98 is located at 98 Newtown Lane in East Hampton, open Friday through Monday, noon–6 p.m.

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