Forum Gallery Reboots Southampton Exhibition for Year Two

“Engage” by Alyssa Monks.

Forum Gallery was founded in Manhattan in 1961 as a gallery of American figurative art, and represents more than 20 American and European artists and estates.

A selection of that talent will be on view starting Thursday, July 5, at MM Fine Art — located at 4 North Main Street in Southampton — from Alan Magee’s serene paintings of nature and found objects to Davis Cone’s art deco movie theaters.

The second annual summer exhibition will also feature work by Steven Assael, Robert Cottingham, Linden Frederick, Sean Henry, Guillermo Munoz Vera, Megan Rye, Cybele Young, Alyssa Monks and Southampton-based Brian Rutenberg.

“Neither portraits nor narratives, Monks’ paintings combine elements of portraiture and landscape into single-figure examinations of loss, love, desire and hope as they engage the viewer with lush, painterly surfaces, colors and brushstrokes,” according to a press release, adding, “Though South Carolina born, in recent years Rutenberg has found inspiration in East End environments similar to those of his beloved Low country. Rutenberg executes paintings that embrace a love of color, nature, and a passion for paint.”

The show will remain on view through July 15. For more information, call (631) 259-2274 or visit