Fine Arts

Imani Bilal’s ‘Behind The Veil’ at Chase Contemporary

On Friday, July 23, Chase Contemporary in East Hampton opens its first solo exhibition with Atlanta-based painter Imani Bilal and a reception from 4 to 7 p.m.

Jonathan Harkham ‘My Beloved Chogokin’

On Thursday, July 22, Mark Borghi Sag Harbor will open “My Beloved Chogokin” by Jonathan Harkham with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. The exhibition remains on view through August 4.

South Fork Artists at a North Fork Gallery

On Saturday, July 24, William Ris Gallery in Jamesport opens “Outeast,” the first of a series of exhibitions with the South Fork-based collective folioeast, with a reception from 4 to 7 p.m.

Guild Hall Hangs the Art Out to Dry

Who will be the next big star of the art world hanging on the line? Guild Hall’s Clothesline Art Sale returns to East Hampton on Saturday, July 24, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Over 650 works by more than 230 artists will be displayed outdoors in front of the building at 158 Main Street, as well as online for those who cannot attend in person.

dieFirma Returns to Shelter Island

dieFirma, an artist-run platform anchored in New York’s Cooper Square, returns to its Shelter Island outpost this week with an exhibition series in an intimate and wild woodland garden. Highlighting returning artist Bill Miller and sculptures by the late Gloria Kisch, dieFirma will host a full calendar of art events including site tours, workshops, creative demonstrations, and a series of artist talks through August 8.

Jennifer Cross ‘Present Tense’

The Arts Center at Duck Creek opens “Present Tense,” an exhibition of paintings by Jennifer Cross in the Little Gallery at Duck Creek, with a reception on Saturday, July 24, 5 to 7 p.m. The exhibit will be on view Thursday to Monday, 2 to 6 p.m., through August 29.

The Macabre World of Gahan Wilson on Full Display at Sag Harbor Whaling Museum

In this drawing, a handful of men — a laborer, a couple of detectives and a cop in uniform — stand in a cemetery, staring down into a freshly opened grave. In the open casket, a nattily dressed man in a suit sits up with a broad smile on his face, looking back up at the group, and speaks. “Anyway, I really appreciate you fellows exhuming me!”

Paul Winters Works to Ensure Gahan Wilson’s Legacy

Paul Winters was Gahan Wilson’s stepson, and he has a lot of fond memories of life with the late cartoonist. “I met him at age 9 or 10 and thought, ‘ Wow, this guy is not normal.’ He had a very childlike sense of humor,” recalled Winters.

Watercolorist Barbara Ernst Prey Comes Home to the East End in ‘Vanishing Point’

When weather and time allow, Barbara Ernst Prey packs her paints, canvas and easel into the back of her car, hops behind the steering wheel and drives due east from her home in Oyster Bay — a ritual that transports her back to her childhood, riding shotgun next to her mother.

Let’s Talk Art: Paton Miller’s Visit with Brian O’Leary

Recently, artist Paton Miller visited the Bridgehampton home and studio of Brian O’Leary, whom he's known for 30 years. "Brian’s worn a lot of hats, but he’s been an artist through it all," said Miller. O’Leary’s work is currently on view in “Brian O’Leary: In Perspective,” a show running through July 25 at MM Fine Art, 4 North Main Street, Southampton.

SAC Presents ‘Beyond The Streets On Paper’

Southampton Arts Center takes it to the streets with “Beyond the Streets on Paper,” a new exhibition featuring more than 500 works by some 75 artists from around the globe. The show opens Saturday, July 17, from noon to 5 p.m., with a free barbecue on the SAC’s west lawn.

Carl D’Alvia Sculptures at Duck Creek

The Arts Center at Duck Creek opens “Liths,” a show featuring two large-scale sculptures by Carl D’Alvia on the grounds at Duck Creek. Opening Saturday, July 17, and on view dawn to dusk through September 4, the show is presented in collaboration with Hesse Flatow Gallery, based in New York City and Amagansett.

‘Loud Money’ with Max Blagg

New York City-based artist Curtis Kulig and poet Max Blagg recently released “Loud Money,” a publication featuring a series of collaborative works. Blagg will be at the Arts Center at Duck Creek on Sunday, July 18, at 4 p.m. to read from the new monograph.

Nine Artists at Ashawagh Hall

A “Group Show” curated by painter Mark Perry will be held at Ashawagh Hall, 780 Springs Fireplace Road, East Hampton, from Friday, July 16, to Monday, July 20. The show opens with a reception on Saturday, July 17, from 5 to 8 p.m.

Community Day at The Watermill Center

The Watermill Center will host a Community Day on Saturday, July 17. Community Day offers a chance to experience The Center’s grounds as its artists-in-residence do — a space to explore, unwind, and get inspired

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