Fashionable Artists

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Steve Miller photo.

Congrats to Steve Miller, who has taken his art to a whole new level–clothing and housewares.

Our friend and neighbor, who has long embraced new technology in his work, is now offering select designs via his Steve Miller Fashion line with Art Multiple. It’s a natural progression from his 2011 Fashion Animal series, which juxtaposed x-rays of Amazon animals with images of fashion accessories, representing and linking different dynamics of consumption and desire. Well done Steve!

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“Shape Shifter” by Margaret Garrett.

Speaking of fashion, make sure to look for several of our other favorites–including Margaret Garrett, Bastienne Schmidt, Almond Zigmund and Philippe Cheng–who have works on view at Malia Mills in East Hampton. The “Winter Salon” exhibit will remain on view through January 1. A portion of the proceeds from art sales will support charities such as: Project MostJeff’s Kitchen at the Hayground SchoolThe Sprouts Program at Bridgehampton School and The Perfect Earth Project. We always applaud philanthropic efforts!

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“Late America” by Eric Fischl.

And lastly, gigantic cheers to Eric Fischl, whose “new painting fresh off the easel” debuted on social media on December 13. “Late America” is not just an incredible work of art, it’s also a beautifully executed and eloquent statement on modern times. Read all about it in this Vulture piece by Pulitzer Prize nominee Jerry Saltz, which I think absolutely nails it. Bravo! Bravo! Bravo!

 

 

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HAPPY TRAILS

“Happy Trails” by Mark Seidenfeld.

January is burning at The White Room Gallery in Bridgehampton. The “America On Fire: A Politically Incorrect Show” opens with a reception on Saturday, January 9, from 5 to 7 and hangs through the end of the month. The show is curated by Mark Seidenfeld. Featured artists include: Peter Spacek, Jeff Muhs, Chales Waller, David Geiser, Anna Jurinich, Caren Sturmer, Michael Cardicino, Rosa Cole, Barbara Bilottoa, Sally Breen, June Kaplan, Kat O’Neill, Mark Seidenfeld, Bryan Greene, Bob Tucker, Melissa Hin, Mark Zimmerman, Daniel Schoenheimer, Diane Marxe and Nadine Daskaloff.
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Jeff Muhs

Southampton’s own Jeff Muhs is in a new group show at Lyons Wier Gallery in the city. “Forethought” opens today, Thursday, January 7, with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. and hangs through January 30. Other artists in the show include Alex Couwenberg, James Austin Murray and Mark Zimmermann.
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Marissa Bridge

Marissa Bridge, who lives in East Quogue, is showing her oil paintings at Kathryn Markel Fine Arts in Bridgehampton this month. The show, curated by Kathy Zeiger, opens with a reception on Saturday, January 9, from 3 to 5 p.m. and hangs through February 7.

 

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Joe Pallister

Joe Pallister of Hampton Bays is showing his photographs at the Hampton Bays Library. Catch him at the opening reception on Sunday, January 10, from 2 to 4 p.m.

 

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Margaret Garrett

Shelter Islander Margaret Garrett continues to keep super busy. Her “Choros Paintings” will open at the  Samara Gallery in Houston on Friday.

 

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Daniel Jones

And don’t forget about the stunning Dan Jones photographs at Tulla Booth Gallery in Sag Harbor.

Ta ta. I’m off to go look at some great art!

 

 

Hamptons Hot Picks: Part 2, All About the Art

SATURDAY, JUNE 20

Sculpture by Hal Buckner. Photo by Jonathan Morse.

Sculpture by Hal Buckner. Photo by Jonathan Morse.

* Guild Hall in East Hampton will open three new exhibitions today: “Selfies and Portraits of the East End,” Nicole Bigar: Muses Past and Present” and “Hal Buckner.” A reception will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Additionally, Jack Ceglic, Anh Duong, Bastienne Schmidt, and Darius Yektai will participate in a panel discussion from 3 to 4 p.m. today. “Selfies” is dedicated to the memory of Tom Twomey and features the work of: Linda Alpern, Ross Bleckner, Jack Ceglic, Fischer Cherry, Ann Chwatsky, Chuck Close, Anh Duong, Eric Fischl, Cornelia Foss, John Hardy, Soren Hope, William King, Jill Krementz, Laurie Lambrecht, Christa Maiwald, Jonathan Morse, Elizabeth Peyton, Bastienne Schmidt, Julian Schnabel, Lola Montes Schnabel, Joan Semmel, Cindy Sherman, Billy Sullivan, Susan Tepper, Robert Wilson, Darius Yektai and others, including selections from the permanent collection. www.guildhall.org

* The Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill will host “The Hamptons Get Mortified,” a live stage show where participants share embarrassing memories from childhood, today at 6 p.m. Selected presenters will read personal journal entries, letters and poems; or show home movies or artwork at the program. www.parrishart.org

Painting by Margaret Garrett.

Painting by Margaret Garrett.

* Margaret Garrett’s paintings and collages from the “Choros” series open with a reception at Birnam Wood Galleries in East Hampton today from 4 to 6 p.m. The show hangs through July 6. www.margaretgarrett.com

"Road to Delicious" by Paton Miller.

“Road to Delicious” by Paton Miller.

* Paton Miller’s “Illustrated Man” exhibit opens with a reception at the White Room Gallery in Bridgehampton today from 6 to 8. www.patonmiller.com | www.thewhiteroomgallery.com

Kelsey Brooks and his art.

Kelsey Brookes and his art.

* Eric Firestone in East Hampton will open “Kelsey Brookes: Plants Of The Gods” tonight with a reception from 6 to 9 p.m. www.ericfirestonegallery.com

* The Water Mill Museum will host a meet the artists reception for “Best of 30 Squared” today from 4 to 7 p.m. The show features the work of 18 artists from Montauk to Montclair. www.watermillmuseum.org

Painting by Ted Asnis.

Painting by Ted Asnis.

* The work of Sag Harbor artist Ted Asnis is now on view at Bobby Van’s Steakhouse in Bridgehampton. The paintings will hang through Labor Day weekend. www.tedasnis.com

Hamptons Art Scene News

Pastel by Roisin Bateman.

Pastel by Roisin Bateman.

Some of the most successful artists in the world have called the East End home, including legends such as Pollock, Warhol, Lichtenstein and de Kooning. So many more living here today are carrying the mantle quite nicely, so I thought I’d share some of the things a few of our friends have been up to as of late.

* This past Sunday, Sagaponack-based artist Steve Miller was mentioned in the New York Times Fashion & Style Section. His work was also recently in the windows at Bloomingdale’s and he’s got a big show coming up in his hometown of Buffalo at Burchfield Penney. Here’s the Times link and his site info:

http://www.nytimes.com/slideshow/2014/11/02/fashion/20141102-REGISTRY-5.html?_r=0
http://www.stevemiller.com

* Composer Bruce Wolosoff’s “The Loom,” music inspired by the watercolors of Sag Harbor’s Eric Fischl, recently premiered in Boston with the Eroica Trio. And Christopher Kai Olsen’s film version for “A Light in the Dark,” a collaborative work by Anne Reinking and Melissa Thodos–scored by Wolosoff, who lives in Shelter Island–just received an Emmy Award nomination in the Outstanding Achievement for Arts/Entertainment Programming/Program/Special/Series.
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* Guild Hall in East Hampton recently acquired Margaret Garrett’s “Tuning Fields 300” painting, which is on exhibit through January 4. Garrett, who lives in Shelter Island, is married to Wolosoff. Kudos to this creative couple, who have much to celebrate.
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* Lastly, Roisin Bateman’s paintings, pastels and prints opened on Saturday at Peter Marcelle Project in Southampton. The exhibit will be on view through Sunday, November 16. Bateman, a sweetheart of a gal and super talented artist, lives in Sag Harbor.

Hamptons Party Girl’s Hot Picks

Hamptons Party Girl's Hot Picks

I know this will be controversial but I’m going to come right out and say it. I’m an animal lover and I strongly oppose a deer cull here on the East End. Therefore, my biggest pick for the near future is hands down the anti-cull demonstration planned for Saturday, January 18, at Hook Mill in East Hampton at 1 p.m., hosted by the East Hampton Group for Wildlife. http://www.easthamptongroupforwildlife.org

Two new community theatrical productions open tonight. “Heroes” will stage in Quogue and “Sex: What She’s Really Thinking” will stage in Southampton. I’ll be in reviewing them both this weekend so stay tuned. To learn more about “Heroes,” visit http://www.hamptontheatre.org. To learn more about “Sex,” visit http://www.southamptonculturalcenter.org.

Shelter Island’s own Margaret Garrett will show her “Tuning Fields” exhibit, opening tonight at Birnam Wood Galleries’ Chelsea location in Manhattan from 6 to 8 p.m. One of her pieces is also on view at the East Hampton Birnam Wood Gallery. http://www.birnamwoodart.com

Dancehampton in East Hampton is hosting a new dance lineup kickoff party on Friday, January 10, starting at 5:30 p.m. Zumba, LaBlast and a hi-intensity cardio tap class–with my friend Anita Boyer–will be offered. I hope I can make at least part of the festivities before I’m off to don my drama critic hat. http://www.dancehampton.com

Artist Christine Sciulli will host an Artists & Writers Night at Almond in Bridgehampton on Wednesday, January 15, at 7 p.m. http://www.almondrestaurant.com

* Deer photo snapped by me, through a window, in a friend’s front yard in Sag Harbor.