Art events and happenings across the East End

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Drive-By-Art

Drive-By-Art is an outdoor public art exhibition that can be experienced from the safety of one’s own car while social distancing, across the South Fork. About 50 painters, sculptors, photographers, performance artists, film and video makers, poets, and musicians are involved. The exhibit can be viewed on May 9 and 10 from noon to 5 PM.

Artists currently living and working on the South Fork will install and display artworks related to this moment of social distancing on their properties, near roads, or on highways. Drive-By-Art is organized by American artist and theorist Warren Neidich.

Participants include Suzanne Anker, Brianna Ashe, Elena Bajo, Monica Banks, Dianne Blell, Joe Brondo, Philippe Cheng, Kelly Darr, Jeremy Dennis, Eric Dever, Sally Egbert, Esly E. Escobar, Eva Faye, Eric Fischl, Saskia Friedrich, Robin Gianis, Frank Gillette, Janet Goleas, Carly Haffner, Hiroyuki Hamada, Barry Holden, Alice Hope, Soren Hope, Erica-Lynn Huberty, Bryan Hunt, Joan Jonas, Eileen O’Kane Kornreich, Laurie Lambrecht, Steve Miller, Jill Musnicki, Cassi Namoda, Stephen Neidich, Joel Perlman, Toni Ross and Sara Salaway, Matthew Satz, Bastienne Schmidt, Christine Sciulli, Barry Schwabsky, Bruce M. Sherman, Keith Sonnier, Sabina Streeter, Carol Szymanski, Evan Thomas, Susan Vecsey, Ryan Wallace, Lucy Winton, Nina Yankowitz, Darius Yektai, and Almond Zigmund.

A Facebook Live panel discussion will be held on Friday, May 8, at 11 AM. The panel includes Warren Neidich, Suzanne Anker, Jeremy Dennis, and Almond Zigmund. It will be moderated by Corinne Erni, the senior curator of ArtsReach and special projects at the Parrish Art Museum.

A full map is available at www.drive-by-art.org.

Sabra Moon Elliot’s “Big Sky” at Tripoli Gallery.

Sabra Moon Elliot

Tripoli Gallery presents “Space,” a solo exhibition with Sabra Moon Elliot. Featuring a series of new ceramics and paintings, the exhibition will be on view online, and by private appointment through June 1 in Wainscott. A virtual opening reception for the artist will be held on Saturday, May 9, from 6 to 8 PM via Instagram Live on both the gallery and artist’s accounts: @TripoliGallery and @SabraMoon.

“Space” defines a moment in the artist’s ongoing exploration into the illusions of geometry, pattern, and movement. Elliot explores the distinctive spaces that make up the greater concept of space: outer space, inner space, compositional space, spaces we occupy, and spaces of the mind. Like optical studies or experiments, her works search for a balance between these spaces.

Independent/Courtesy Carl Bretzke

Carl Bretzke

Carl Bretzke’s second annual solo show at the Grenning Gallery in Sag Harbor will open on Saturday, May 9. A virtual opening reception will take place from 5:30 to 7 PM. The first half hour is exclusive for VIP clients, and then opens to the public from 6 to 7 PM. The Zoom meeting ID is 876-0437-7831, password 842-568.

Bretzke’s work effectively blurs the line between feelings of intimacy and remoteness through his choice of subject matter: humans, animals, and structures, existing within desolate settings. The mood of each painting is expertly conveyed through the use of both natural and artificial light sources.

Color My World

The Amagansett Library is holding the “Color My World Painting Workshop” with Joyce Raimondo on Wednesday, May 13, at 5 PM. The class will be held via Zoom. Raimondo, an artist and education coordinator at the Pollock-Krasner House, guides a creative exploration during this live interactive video chat art session. Email Lauren at director@amagansettlibrary.org to register.

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