State-of-the-art exhibitions are on view this summer, right here in the Hamptons.
The facade of The White Room Gallery
Harper’s Books curates some of the greatest fine art and print pieces, with a presence in both the Hamptons and New York City. Its flagship location in East Hampton has remained a cultural landmark since 1997. Nicasio Fernandez has shown work at Harper’s in 2018, but he is back again in June with his latest exhibition, Within and Without. An exhibit he curated titled Potent will be on view upstairs, which includes several artists that have influenced Fernandez’s practice. June 26-July 21, 87 Newtown Lane, East Hampton,
ROMAN FINE ART
Roman Fine Art has moved its gallery to Sag Harbor. Currently, the gallery is hosting Jeff Muhs for a solo exhibition of two paintings. His works utilize natural and physical processes, forming dynamic abstract compositions. Muhs has been a significant name in the art world for over 25 years, capturing his interpretations of real-world events and observations. His exhibition at Roman Fine Art will feature some of his greatest techniques, including dripping, smearing and pouring paint. Through June 27, 11 Bridge St., Sag Harbor
Joseph Hart, “Smaller Day Cares” (2020, collaged paper, acrylic, enamel, oil crayon and graphite on linen), 50 by 38 inches, at Halsey McKay Gallery
HALSEY MCKAY GALLERY
In honor of Halsey McKay Gallery’s 10-year anniversary on the East Hampton art scene, it is celebrating in the best way it knows how—a group show exhibition that will feature more than 75 contemporary artists who help to honor a decade of this gallery’s curations. The gallery has been recognized as a member of NADA (New Art Dealers Alliance), given owner and director Ryan Wallace’s keen eye for exquisite art is undeniable. Through June 21, 79 Newtown Lane, East Hampton
THE WHITE ROOM GALLERY
The White Room Gallery, a Bridgehampton favorite, notably showcases well-known as well as emerging artists. Co-owners and co-directors Andrea McCafferty and Kat O’Neill have over 20 years of experience in the field and have gained an expertise in curation. Currently showing at The White Room Gallery is artist Nelson De La Nuez, as part of the exhibition Oh Pool Boy. Mark Andrew Allen, Chad Knight and Lynn Savarese will also be on show in this must-see exhibit. Perfectly matching the splendor of summer with a pop art kick, this show is worth the visit to this Bridgehampton gem. June 8-July 11, 2415 Montauk Highway, Bridgehampton
Lonnie Holley, “Without Skin” (2020, acrylic and spray paint, quilted fabric stretched over wood panel), 48 by 48 inches, at South Etna.
The newly formed nonprofit South Etna Montauk Foundation presents its summer exhibition, Lonnie Holley: Tangled Up in De Kooning’s Fence. This display was inspired by Alabama-born artist Lonnie Holley and his residency at the Elaine de Kooning House in East Hampton. Holley viewed the winter of 2020 as a chance to experiment with and extend his visual language—in certain works, Holley highlights the atmosphere of the East End, shedding light on not only its present but also its past. Through Aug. 29, 6 S. Etna Ave., Montauk
Norman Carton, “Untitled (No. 1487)” (1970s), at Quogue Gallery
This summer, the Quogue Gallery is honoring Norman Carton. This exhibition will feature 15 oil paintings on canvas from Carton’s epochal Lunar and Organic Abstract Expressionist Series of the 1970s. With a virtual viewing room, aesthetes can admire curations by prominent, midcareer contemporary and modern artists from the comfort of home. June 10-July 6, 44 Quogue St., Quogue
Dean West, “Still Life #4, Long Island City” (2021), at Roman Fine Art.
Pace Gallery arrived in the Hamptons last summer and is here for a second season, filled with an exciting calendar of shows. Of note at the gallery, Trevor Paglen is a multifaceted and multidisciplinary artist famous for his groundbreaking practice incorporating the use of image-making, sculpture, investigative journalism, experimental geography and other fields into his process. His latest exhibition at Pace Gallery, Trevor Paglen: A Thousand Flowers, features artworks from his recent series in exploring artificial intelligence and machine learning—it’s a can’t-miss exhibit. June 11-27, 68 Park Place, East Hampton
Photography by: From Top THE WHITE ROOM GALLERY, ©HALSEY MCKAY GALLERY AND JOSEPH HART,GARY MAMAY/COURTESY THE ARTIST AND SOUTH ETNA MONTAUK FOUNDATION, JACOB CARTON/COURTESY OF QUOGUE GALLERY, and ROMAN FINE ART