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Long Island Art Exhibit Schedule: Summer 2012

Long Island Art Exhibits

  • Death Becomes Her: Objects and Art of Death of Mourning @ Suffolk County Historical Society, 300 W. Main St., Riverhead. The images and traditions of death are explored through contemporary artworks, alongside Victorian-era objects and artifacts. Through 5.26.
  • Urban/Suburban @ Islip Art Museum, 50 Irish Lane, East Islip. The city dweller and suburbanite demographics are communicated through artists reflecting on their environment.Through 5.27.
  • New Work by Gary Ivan @ Ripe Art Gallery, 67A Broadway, Greenlawn. Blues artists, power breasted women and cubist portraits are but of a few of the themes.Through 5.31.
  • Rock Paper Scissors @ Barnes Gallery, 2 Nassau Blvd., Garden City. Collages on nature, radical politics, anti-war and anti-exploitation with social history/commentary. Through 5.31.
  • See Something, Say Something @ Glen Cove Senior Center, 130 Glen St., Glen Cove. Acrylic on canvas paintings, silkscreen images and 3D constructions inspired by comic books, film noir, art deco, etc. Through 5.31.
  • La Morte @ East End Arts Council, Main Street, Riverhead. Artists explore the theme and gravity of death and the metaphysical world. Through 6.1.
  • Life Is A Dream @ Alfred Van Loen Gallery, South Huntington Library, A three-person photography exhibit featuring images that spark a dreamlike and/or spiritual response for the viewer. Through 6.15.
  • EST-3: Southern California in New York @ Parrish Art Museum, 25 Jobs Lane, Southampton. Looking across three time zones, EST–3 presents a cool, wide-ranging view of art made in LA. Through 6.17.
  • William Sidney Mount & Current Events @ Long Island Museum, 1200 N. Country Rd., Stony Brook. Paintings by the LI artist reflecting the anxieties of his time. Through 6.17.
  • A Common Theme: Portraiture @ Art League of LI, 107 E. Deer Park Rd., Dix Hills. Figurative works in all mediums, including photography. Through 6.17.
  • Reclaimed Billboards @ Boltax Gallery, 21 N. Ferry Rd., Shelter Island. Wall-mounted pieces and sculpture featuring large vinyl billowing quilts. Through6.24.
  • Art on the Edge @ Vered Contemporary, 68 Park Place, East Hampton. Featuring the most provocative new painters, sculptors and photographers. Through 6.25.
  • Haessle @ Hillwood Art Museum, LIU Post Campus, 720 Northern Blvd., Greenvale. The bold, colorful and passionate paintings of Jean-Marie Haessle. 5.29-6.29.
  • Ludovit Feld, the Little Giant @ Holocaust Memorial & Tolerance Center of Nassau County, 100 Crescent Beach Rd., Glen Cove. Upon arriving at Auschwitz, Mengele selected Feld for medical experimentation because he was a dwarf, and was kept alive for his artistic talent. Only two original pieces drawn in the ghetto are known to have survived; one is hanging in Yad Vashem’s museum in Jerusalem, and the other is on display here. Through 6.30.
  • Under the Influence @ fotofoto Gallery, 14 W. Carver St., Huntington. Photographs by student photographers from Long Island and New York. 6.1-7.1.
  • Sculpture / Jim Dine / Pinocchio @ Nassau County Museum of Art, 1 Museum Dr., Roslyn Harbor. Featuring the artist’s Heart and Venus works, Gardening and Carpentry Tool imagery, and recent Pinocchio sculptures. Through 7.8.
  • Long Island in Bloom @ Long Island Museum, 1200 N. Country Rd., Stony Brook. The art of flowers, drawn from the museum’s permanent collection.Through 7.8.
  • Geometry of Color/New Work @ art sites, 651 W. Main St., Riverhead. Colorful abstract artworks using geometry. 5.26-7.8.
  • Facebook Formatted @ Nassau County Museum of Art, 1 Museum Dr., Roslyn Harbor. NY artist Steven Salzman uploads his bold, geometric digital images in the three-part horizontal rectangle format seen on the new Facebook timeline. Through 7.8.
  • Not Your Usual Images Of New York @ Guild Hall, 158 Main St., East Hampton. A selection of 15 stunning photographs from the more than 100 images included in Sheldon and Margery Gray Harnick’s book. Through 7.29.
  • Escape: Video Art From LI @ Guild Hall, 158 Main St., East Hampton. Contemporary artists who are working with video in expanded ways, playing off the idea of LI as a beachy getaway. 6.30-7.29.
  • David Hicks’ Specimens and Artifacts @ Boltax Gallery, 21 N. Ferry Rd., Shelter Island. Objects that reference botanical structures. 6.29-7.30.
  • Yonia Fain: Remembrance @ Hofstra University Museum, Hempstead Turnpike, Hempstead. A tribute to the memories of those lost during the Holocaust, with a key theme of hope. Through 8.3.
  • Max Weber on Long Island @ Heckscher Museum of Art, 2 Prime Ave., Huntington. One of the most influential American artists of the 20th century, Weber lived on LI four decades, executing landscapes in modernist strategies. Through 8.5.
  • Chris Murray’s Paintings Of New York @ Roger’s Mansion, 17 Meeting House Lane, Southampton. Using photographs as a reference, Murray builds his architectural based works with pieced together paper, paint, pencil and ruler. Through 8.11.
  • Long Island Biennial @ Heckscher Museum of Art, 2 Prime Ave., Huntington.  A juried exhibition featuring work by artists and filmmakers who live in Nassau or Suffolk County.Through 8.12.
  • Found Objects @ East End Arts Council, Main Street, Riverhead. From driftwood to crushed Pepsi cans, found objects are incorporated into art works. 7.20-8.24.
  • The Garbage Barge Revisited: Art from Dross @ Islip Art Museum, Irish Lane, East Islip. In 1987, Islip Town became infamous when a barge containing tons of commercial trash from the town was forced to sail along the Atlantic coast for 3 months in search of a landfill. As a result, Islip paved the way for the nation to reduce, reuse, and recycle. 6.13-9.2.
  • Elizabeth Strong-Cuevas: Premonitions In Retrospect @ Guild Hall, East Hampton. Sculpture exhibition in the Frieda and Roy Furman Sculpture Garden. 5.28-9.3.
  • Peter Opheim’s Paintings @ Boltax Gallery, Shelter Island. A visual narrative created one painting at a time exploring metaphors addressing larger questions of concern and reflecting that life itself has a slightly unreal quality to it. 8.3-9.3.
  • The Landmarks of New York @ Parrish Art Museum, 25 Jobs Lane, East Hampton. An exhibition of 90 photographs of some of New York’s more than 1200 landmarks. 6.24-9.5.
  • Liminal Ground: Bartos Long Island Photographs @ Parrish Art Museum, 25 Jobs Lane, East Hampton. Works conveying a wistfulness for the off-grid, the overlooked, and the unremarkable—images of the places in between that might well go unrecorded were they not framed with his virtuoso camera. 6.24-9.5.
  • Opportunity And Impact: Works By Emigre Artists @ Hofstra University Museum, Hempstead Turnpike, Hempstead. The exhibit features artists who arrived from Europe during the early 20th century to present-day émigrés from Cuba, and South America. Through 9.9.
  • Cocktail Culture @ Coe Hall, 1395 Planting Fields Rd., Oyster Bay. This exhibit explores the history of the cocktail—its history in fashion, bar accessories, and popular imagery with fabulous clothes by some of the greatest designers of the time such as Mariano Fortuny, Elsa Schiaparelli and Salvatore Ferragamo and more.Through 9.30.
  • Marc Chagall @ Nassau County Museum of Art, Roslyn Harbor. Works by the Russian-French artist, an early modernist, who created works in virtually every artistic medium, including painting, book illustrations, stained glass, ceramics and tapestries. 7.21-11.4.
  • Eric Fischl: Beach Life @ Guild Hall, East Hampton. A wide selection of paintings that span a 30-year artistic career. 8.11–10.14.
  • Robert S. Neuman’s Ship to Paradise @ Heckscher Museum, 2 Prime Ave., Huntington. The artist’s surrealist illustrations for an edition of Sebastian Brandt’s The Shyp of Fooles, a Renaissance allegory on the folly of vice. 8.18-11.25.
  • Absorbed by Color: @ Heckscher Museum, 2 Prime Ave., Huntington. Drawn exclusively from the museum’s Permanent Collection, this exhibition presents an overview of color theory and its manifestations in the 20th Century.

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