Gallery events and happenings across the East End

Gallery Events




Photo of John Lennon. Independent/May Pang

Sag Noir

Cinematographer/photographer Don Lenzer presents a new photographic portfolio, “Sag Noir,” honoring the Sag Harbor Cinema, at Julie Keyes Gallery in Sag Harbor. This boxed set of 14 works represents observations of the old cinema after the December 2016 fire. Lenzer spent long and careful hours going through the cinema, finding an eerie beauty in its devastation.

This set of images, printed by artist/photographer Jane Martin with a foreword by Lenzer, is being presented in a clamshell box produced by the bookbinder Paul Vogel. Each image is a loose photograph measuring 17” x 22”, suitable for separate framing. The entire boxed set is priced to start with initial sales at $7000, increasing to $7500 as the edition of 20 sells out, and proceeds after production costs will be entirely donated to the Sag Harbor Cinema rebuilding effort.

A reception will be held on Friday, June 14, from 6 to 8 PM.

May Pang

Chase Edwards Contemporary in Bridgehampton will host an exhibition for May Pang titled “Instamatic Karma — Through My Lens” starting Saturday, June 15. Her career in the music industry started at 18 with Allen Klein’s company, ABKCO Industries, the firm that managed the Beatles’ Apple Corp. and the Rolling Stones. In 1970, John Lennon and his wife Yoko Ono hired Pang as their personal assistant.

In 2008, St. Martin’s Press published “Instamatic Karma,” a collection of Pang’s personal photographs of Lennon. The collection of fine art prints, which now hits the Hamptons, have been exhibited in major galleries across the country. A reception will be held Saturday from 4 to 8 PM.

The Wednesday Group

The Wednesday Group plein air painters will exhibit new art works at the Water Mill Museum Art Gallery. The show opens Thursday, June 13, and runs through June 30. For more info visit www.watermillmuseum.org.

Boatyards

Nathan Slate Joseph, a New York based artist and integral member of the New York art scene for more than 50 years, presents “Boatyards.”

The show is the artist’s journey back to his past — the ocean and boats reminiscent of his childhood on the edge of Mediterranean Sea. Using a unique process he developed while living in Mexico, Joseph collects chosen, found material and oxidizes it with natural pigment, exposing it to the elements to produce rich saturated color and varied textures. The exhibit, which opens with a reception on Friday, June 14, from 5 to 8 PM at Tait Yachts in Sag Harbor, advances Joseph’s journey into modern abstraction and re-imagination of the forms he grew to know. The show runs through July 8.

Contemplations

“Contemplations” will feature a diverse group of 16 East End artists. The show will be held at Ashawagh Hall in Springs and will host an opening reception on Saturday, June 15, from 5 to 9 PM. Artists include Mary Ahern, Kevin Bishop, Christopher Butler, Johanna Caleca, Anahi DeCanio, Mary Daunt, Anne Holton, Steve Haweeli, Mary Laspia, Pingree Louchheim, Lynn Martell, Jerry Schwabe, Lieve Thiers, Richard Udice, Rosario Varela, and Bob Wilson. The show will run through June 19.

Banner Day

CRUSH/Amagansett presents “Banner Day,” paintings by David Humphrey. An opening reception will be held Saturday, June 15, from 4 to 8 PM.

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