Let’s kick it off right on Thursday night. Artist Eric Dever will be celebrated (as he should be!) with an opening reception at the Berry Campbell Gallery on Thursday, January 10, from 6 to 8 p.m. The new show, “Eric Dever: Painting in a House Made of Air,” features a new body of brilliantly hued, large-scale paintings, inspired by the artist’s Water Mill garden. The exhibition will run through February 9.
The Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill is hosting a Talk: The Curator’s View: Alicia Longwell on Fred W. McDarrah on Friday, January 11, at 6 p.m. Join Chief Curator Alicia Longwell in an illustrated talk on the intimate, revelatory portraits of artists by McDarrah – The Village Voice staff photographer who chronicled the New York political and cultural scene. On view in the Permanent Collection exhibition, these photographs by Fred McDarrah give us an extraordinary glimpse into the cultural milieu of the 60s and ‘70s, and an intimate view of some of the most important artists of the time, says Longwell. Dating from 1959 to1979, they include images of significant American artists such as Andy Warhol, Elaine de Kooning, Willem de Kooning, Roy Lichtenstein, and Robert Motherwell. A gift from McDarrah’s estate, the photographs are intimate and largely candid, showing the artists in their homes, studios, and popular Manhattan haunts, and East End locales.
The Hamptons International Film Festival will screen “Shoplifters” at Guild Hall in East Hampton on Saturday, January 12, at 6 p.m. The winner of the Palme D’Or at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival and Japan’s submission for Best Foreign Language Film for the Academy Awards, features the bonds that a a dysfunctional band of outsiders share on the margins of Tokyo. It’s an incredible film. Definitely worth watching.
The Alex Ferrone Gallery in Cutchogue is adding complimentary lunch to its “Small Bites” exhibit and talk on Sunday at 11:30 am. with juror Jim Lennon and photographer Mike McLaughlin, who will be giving a short Talk about his series, “East End Extractions.”The event is free but reservations are required.
Plus, don’t forget that these two shows are opening. “Reasons to be Pretty” at the Southampton Cultural Center and “On Golden Pond” with the Hampton Theatre Company in Quogue.