Gallery events and happenings across the East End

Gallery Events




Moments/Stories

MM Fine Art in Southampton presents “Moments/Stories,” paintings by Peter Beston, opening Saturday, April 27, with a reception from 6 to 8 PM. The show runs through May 19. The British-born artist had a long career as a film editor before becoming an artist. Now an East End resident and full-time painter, Beston’s work utilizes precise composition. His work is generally described as realist, but his paintings often contain elements of the surreal.

Dream of Roses

The William Ris Gallery in Jamesport welcomes the beauty of spring with the exhibit “Dream of Roses (Rêve De Roses),” a photographic collection of roses by Takashi Matsuzaki. The debut exhibition opens Saturday, April 27, and runs through May 19. An opening reception will be held Saturday, April 27, from 4 to 7 PM. There will be an artist talk on Saturday, May 11, from 1 to 3 PM.

Equal parts Tokyoite and New Yorker, Matsuzaki’s roots lie in fashion and he continues to be a sought-after makeup artist. His natural gravitation towards photography eventually led to a concentrated focus on roses, particularly as Matsuzaki has a deep appreciation for and collects perfumes.

Reu’ven Gayle

East End Arts and Peconic Bay Medical Center present a memorial art show with work by artist Reu’ven Gayle at the East End Arts Gallery in Riverhead. An opening reception will be held Friday, April 26, from 5:30 to 7:30 PM. The show runs through May 10.

Rob Calvert

In conjunction with Holocaust Remembrance Observance, Sag Harbor resident Rob Calvert will exhibit his six-piece topical series at Temple Adas Israel Gallery Space in Sag Harbor. Ann Chwatsky’s selection for this year’s exhibition marks the first opportunity to see these works. Calvert made the assemblages in response to his 2016 visit to Auschwitz-Birkenau in Poland to bear witness to the Holocaust.

Best known for his abstract paintings, Calvert’s mixed media exhibition uses the print industry’s bygone type case as the framework for each piece. The exhibition will open with a wine and cheese reception on Sunday, April 28, from 5 to 7 PM and will run through May. The public is invited.

Jeremy Dennis

Shinnecock photographer Jeremy Dennis will present photographs from his Stories series “Dreams, Myths, and Experiences” on Friday, April 26, from 5 to 7 PM, at the Amagansett Free Library. A Q&A will follow. Born and raised on the Shinnecock Reservation in Southampton, the artist uses digital photography to re-imagine Native American legends and myths in striking, cinematic images. Refreshments will be served. The show is on view though April 30.

Guild Hall

Guild Hall presents two one-person shows by groundbreaking artists. Christine Sciulli, known for her enigmatic light installations, and Yung Jake, whose work takes the form of rap music, animation, and portraiture, will both have work on display. Sciulli’s “Phosphene Dreams” will be on display in the Woodhouse Gallery. Yung Jake’s “Cartoons” will be shown in the Moran & Spiga Galleries. Both shows run through May 27. Visit www.guildhall.org.

Vantage Points

The Drawing Room in East Hampton presents “Vantage Points” with art by Adam Bartos, Gotz Diergarten, and Michael Light. The show runs through May 27.

Roots

“Roots,” a benefit art show for OLA (Organización Latino-Americana) is being held at the Southampton Cultural Center April 26 through May 5. The opening for this 10-day exhibit is Friday, April 26, from 6 to 8 PM.

East End Collected5

Artist and curator Paton Miller returns with “East End Collected5” and “EEC Jr.” at the Southampton Arts Center. The show runs through Sunday, June 9.

East End Collected5 reflects Miller’s vision of the East End region as an ideal environment for artists to create work. Through this exhibition, Miller highlights 32 artists. Artists include Casey Chalem Anderson, Michael Cardacino, Sylvia Channing, Jeremy Dennis, Madison Fender, Francine Fleischer, Lori Hawkins, Carol Hunt, Anna Jurinich, Christine Keefe, Suzanne LaFleur, Geralyne Lewandowski, John Margaritis, Alexis Martino, Lauren Matzen, Eric Meola, Oscar Molina, Joanlee Montefusco, Nika Nesgoda, Cindy Pease Roe, Jay Schneiderman, Arden Scott, Ty Stroudsburg, Trina Tozzi Michne, and Isabel Turban.

EEC Jr. artists include Harlan Beeton, Emily Esposito, Kyle McNamara, Cian O’Neill, Kai Parcher-Charles, Finn Pilaro, and J.B. Riffaud.

Believe

The RJD Gallery in Bridgehampton presents its 10th annual Hamptons Juried Art Show, “Believe,” to benefit The Retreat. Twenty-three pieces were selected for the curated collection. The Retreat’s mission is to end the cycle of domestic violence and to empower survivors. The foundation, a safe haven for families in crisis on the East End, receives 100 percent of entry fees and 50 percent of show sales. The exhibit will run through April 26.

On The Grid

VSOP Projects in Greenport presents “On The Grid: Contemporary Explorations,” curated by Scott Bluedorn. The show includes artists Rossa Cole, Sabra Moon Eliot, Robert Otto Epstein, Colin Goldberg, John Messinger, Patience Pollock, Bastienne Schmidt, Christine Sciulli, Drew Shiflett, Mike Solomon, and Daniel Sullivan. The exhibit runs through May 19.

Broad Impressions

Grenning Gallery in Sag Harbor presents “Broad Impressions.” The show runs through May 12. Artists include Amy Florence, Kelly Carmody, Tina Orsolic Dalessio, Melissa Franklin Sanchez, and Maryann Lucas.

Grids And Touch

Folioeast presents “Grids and Touch,” curated by Bastienne Schmidt. The show is on view through April 30 at Malia Mills in East Hampton. Artists include Louise Eastman, Sabra Moon Elliot, Philippe Cheng, Saskia Friedrich, Bastienne Schmidt, and Almond Zigmund. Visit www.folioeast.com.

Zen & Art

The White Room Gallery in Bridgehampton presents “Zen & The Art Of Women.” Artists include Joanne Handler, Nella Lush, Oz Van Rosen, and Adele Venter. The show runs through April 28.

Augustus Nazzaro

The Halsey McKay Gallery in East Hampton present Augustus Nazzaro’s “Threshold.” The show runs through April 28. See www.halseymckay.com.

Parrish Perspectives

Parrish Perspectives at the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill presents artists Renate Aller and Jean-Luc Mylayne. The show runs through July 28. The series features monumentally-scaled photographs drawn from the permanent collection that illuminate the intimate bond between subject and photographer. For more info, visit www.parrishart.org.

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