Exhibition Archives - Guild Hall

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Our 82nd Artist Members Exhibition Registration Deadline is February 21

Robert Longo: A House Divided

A House Divided is a two part exhibition featuring images that represent both how America was once perceived––as a country at the peak of its power and influence–– and images that echo its current state of chaos and conflict. 

In a restaged version of Longo’s 2014 Gang of Cosmos presentation at Metro Pictures, the first part of the exhibition recalls an America of the past and includes large-scale charcoal drawings of well-known Abstract Expressionist paintings. It focuses on the historical magnitude of the period, in both art historical and cultural contexts—specifically the shift in political and cultural dominance from Europe to the United States in the years following the Second World War. Considered the most advanced American art at the time, it was championed for being uniquely American in spirit – monumental in scale, romantic in mood, and expressive of freedom. 

In contrast, the 2nd part of the exhibition features work from Longo’s “Destroyer Cycle,” a series that focuses on the indelible imagery generated by the current politics of power, greed, aggression, and inhumanity. Large-scale hyperrealist works that reflect the fraught events dominating the current U.S. news cycle, such as the opioid epidemic, California wildfires and protesters at the 2016 Women’s March. 

For over 30 years Robert Longo has been a prominent figure in New York’s cultural scene. His artworks, music performances, films and videos invent, cull, and recycle iconographic images from an expansive cultural visual cache to comment on ideas surrounding image potency, production and circulation. He was among the five artists included in the seminal 1977 Artists Space exhibition “Pictures” and is a key figure of the subsequently named Pictures Generation.

Three Artists. Three Curators. One Collection.

Cynthia Daignault, Awol Erizku, and Ewan Gibbs curate selections from the contemporary art collection of Amanda & Glenn Fuhrman

Organized with The FLAG Art Foundation

Opening reception: Saturday, June 13, 5-7pm

Three singular presentations of artworks selected by artists Cynthia Daignault, Awol Erizku, and Ewan Gibbs from the collection of Amanda & Glenn Fuhrman, on view June 13 – July 19, 2020. Amassed over the past three decades, the Fuhrmans’ collection focuses on contemporary art and includes some of the most important and groundbreaking artists of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, many of whom are being exhibited in the Hamptons for the first time. Daignault, Erizku, and Gibbs—each of whom are part of the Fuhrmans’ collection and have exhibited at The FLAG Art Foundation—were invited to serve as curators, creating three shows within one exhibition that reflect their own sensibilities, interests, and respective practices as a painter, sculptor and photographer, and draughtsman.  

“As longtime residents of the Hamptons, Amanda and I are thrilled to be able to work with Guild Hall on this dynamic presentation of works from our collection,” stated Glenn Fuhrman. “Cynthia, Awol, and Ewan have become close friends of ours over the years, and each brings an incredible knowledge of art history, a discerning eye, and an enthusiasm for contemporary art that we deeply respect. We are looking forward to seeing the results of their research and vision, and we’re excited to share it with the broader community of the Hamptons this summer.” 

Cynthia Daignault Selects: Gina Beavers, Cecily Brown, Nigel Cooke, Sarah Crowner, John Currin, Ellen Gallagher, Annie Lapin, Julie Mehretu, Chris Ofili, Elizabeth Peyton, Gerhard Richter, Cinga Samson, and Lisa Yuskavage

Awol Erizku Selects: Louise Bourgeois, Joseph Cornell, Roe Ethridge, Robert Gober, Andy Goldsworthy, Andreas Gursky, David Hammons, Jim Hodges, Ellsworth Kelly, Wayne Lawrence, Robert Lazzarini, Simone Leigh, Robert Mapplethorpe, Tony Matelli, Josephine Meckseper, Ron Mueck, Paul Pfeiffer, Ed Ruscha, Arlene Shechet, Cindy Sherman, Yinka Shonibare, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Jeff Wall, Fred Wilson, and Francesca Woodman

Ewan Gibbs Selects: Noriko Ambe, Vija Celmins, Ben Durham, Dan Fischer, Richard Forster, Tom Friedman, Tim Gardner, Franz Gertsch, Gauri Gill, Mark Grotjahn, Karl Haendel, David Hammons, Jim Hodges, Ellsworth Kelly, Cary Kwok, Dr. Lakra, Butt Johnson, Roy Lichtenstein, Graham Little, Christian Marclay, Brice Marden, Tom Molloy, Jonathan Owen, Raymond Pettibon, Elizabeth Peyton, Richard Phillips, Alessandro Raho, Charles Ray, Ed Ruscha, James Siena, Lorna Simpson, Ken Solomon, Robert Therrien, Wayne Thiebaud, Jim Torok, Cy Twombly, Justin Wadlington, Mark Wagner, Kehinde Wiley, and Steve Wolfe

Karin Waisman: The Horizon is not a Straight Line

Private Member Reception: Saturday, May 2 from 4-6pm
Gallery Talk with Karin Waisman: Sunday, May 17 at 2pm
Bilingual Gallery Talk with Karin Waisman: Friday, May 22 at 6pm

Woodhouse Gallery 
Curator: Christina Strassfield 

Karin Waisman is an Argentinian-born multimedia artist who creates drawings, sculptures and ceramic wall installations. Waisman’s Guild Hall exhibition will explore nature and its elements. She will debut a site-specific cast resin and ceramic wall installation based on landscapes, Mylar drawings of mountains and ocean, and a bronze floor sculpture. An artist with an international exhibition history, this will be one of the most in-depth exhibitions of Ms. Waisman’s work locally. She has completed commissions for public places and institutions such as Espacio Escultórico del Desierto, San Luis Potosí, México; Museo del Barrio, New York; Plattsburgh Sculpture Park, SUNY Plattsburgh, New York; ART/OMISculpture Park, Ghent, New York; Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City, New York. Her work has been exhibited in galleries and museums in the US (Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, NY; Museo del Barrio, NY; SculptureCenter, Long Island City, NY; Point of Contact, Syracuse, NY; Wallace Gallery, SUNY Old Westbury, NY; Neuhoff Gallery, NY; Haim Chanin Fine Arts, NY; Plattsburgh State Art Museum, Plattsburgh, NY; Hartell Gallery, Cornell University, NY; y Überseemusum, Bremen; Unesco Institut für Pädagogik, Hamburg, GermanyBürgerhalle im Rathaus, Wolfsburg, Germany; Museo del Chopo, Mexico CityYvonamore Palix Gallery, Houston, TX; and Fundación Banco Patricios, Buenos Aires, Argentina 

Enoc Perez: Disasters

Private Member Reception: Saturday, May 2 from 4-6pm
Bilingual Gallery Talk with Enoc Perez: Saturday, May 30 at 1pm
Gallery Talk with Enoc Perez: Sunday, May 31 at 2pm

Moran & Spiga Gallery 
Curator: Christina Strassfield 

Enoc Perez is a  contemporary  Puerto Rican born multimedia  artist best known for his paintings and oil stick drawings. Perez’s Guild Hall exhibition, Disasters, will explore the theme of natural and man-made calamities. Through large-scale paintings, Perez refers to the devastation that Puerto Rico experienced during the 2017 Hurricane Maria. Instead of focusing on the physical destruction, the artist paints bent, but not broken, palm trees to represent the hope that Puerto Rico will move forward and recover. Other paintings depict spontaneous memorials made up of candles, flowers and photos of the deceased. Disasters will be exhibited in Guild Hall’s Moran and Spiga Galleries and will primarily be made up of works that have never been exhibited.  

Museum Mondays: Museum Director’s Choice with Christina Mossaides Strassfield

Gallery Tour of the 82nd Artist Members Exhibition led by Guild Hall Museum Director, Christina Mossaides Strassfield highlighting her personal favorites in the show.

For 82 years, Guild Hall has reserved space in its exhibition schedule for the Annual Guild Hall Artist Members Exhibition. The first installment took place in 1938, shortly after Guild Hall’s inception in 1931. It is the oldest non-juried show on Long Island and one of the few non-juried exhibitions still running. Deeply rooted in the history of the East End artist colony, early participants included Jackson Pollock, Lee Krasner, Alfonso Ossorio, Perle Fine, Bill King, James Brooks, Charlotte Park, John Little and many more, showing their support of Guild Hall and its role as their community Museum, Theater, and Education Center.

Meet the Winners of the 82nd Artist Members Exhibition

Gallery Tour with the Winners of the 82nd Artist Members Exhibition led by Guild Hall Curatorial Assistant, Casey Dalene.

For 82 years, Guild Hall has reserved space in its exhibition schedule for the Annual Guild Hall Artist Members Exhibition. The first installment took place in 1938, shortly after Guild Hall’s inception in 1931. It is the oldest non-juried show on Long Island and one of the few non-juried exhibitions still running. Deeply rooted in the history of the East End artist colony, early participants included Jackson Pollock, Lee Krasner, Alfonso Ossorio, Perle Fine, Bill King, James Brooks, Charlotte Park, John Little and many more, showing their support of Guild Hall and its role as their community Museum, Theater, and Education Center.

Due to the wonderful popularity of this exhibition, around 400 artists participate each year. The Artist Members Exhibition attracts remarkable art world professionals as awards jurors and we are honored to welcome Susan Thompson, Associate Curator at the Guggenheim Museum, as this year’s awards juror. Thompson is one of the organizing curators for the Guggenheim’s Young Collectors Council, which acquires the work of emerging artists for the museum’s permanent collection, and for the Photography Council, which expands the museum’s holdings in the medium of photography through acquisitions.

Thompson will review the entire exhibition and award up to 17 artists in the categories of Best Photography, Best Representational Work, Best Sculpture, Best Abstract, Best Mixed Media, Best Work on Paper, Best New Artist, Catherine & Theo Hios Best Landscape Award, up to 8 Honorable Mentions, and a Top Honors award winner which will be given a solo exhibition in the Museum’s Spiga Gallery.

Museum Mondays: Executive Director’s Choice with Andrea Grover

Gallery Tour of the 82nd Artist Members Exhibition led by Guild Hall Executive Director, Andrea Grover highlighting her personal favorites in the show.

For 82 years, Guild Hall has reserved space in its exhibition schedule for the Annual Guild Hall Artist Members Exhibition. The first installment took place in 1938, shortly after Guild Hall’s inception in 1931. It is the oldest non-juried show on Long Island and one of the few non-juried exhibitions still running. Deeply rooted in the history of the East End artist colony, early participants included Jackson Pollock, Lee Krasner, Alfonso Ossorio, Perle Fine, Bill King, James Brooks, Charlotte Park, John Little and many more, showing their support of Guild Hall and its role as their community Museum, Theater, and Education Center.

Museum Mondays: Curatorial Assistant’s Choice with Casey Dalene

Gallery Tour of the 82nd Artist Members Exhibition led by Guild Hall Curatorial Assistant, Casey Dalene highlighting her personal favorites in the show.

For 82 years, Guild Hall has reserved space in its exhibition schedule for the Annual Guild Hall Artist Members Exhibition. The first installment took place in 1938, shortly after Guild Hall’s inception in 1931. It is the oldest non-juried show on Long Island and one of the few non-juried exhibitions still running. Deeply rooted in the history of the East End artist colony, early participants included Jackson Pollock, Lee Krasner, Alfonso Ossorio, Perle Fine, Bill King, James Brooks, Charlotte Park, John Little and many more, showing their support of Guild Hall and its role as their community Museum, Theater, and Education Center.

Members Opening Reception: 82nd Artist Members Exhibition

Join us in celebrating the opening of our 82nd Artist Members Exhibition. Exclusive to Members of Guild Hall.

For 82 years, Guild Hall has reserved space in its exhibition schedule for the Annual Guild Hall Artist Members Exhibition. The first installment took place in 1938, shortly after Guild Hall’s inception in 1931. It is the oldest non-juried show on Long Island and one of the few non-juried exhibitions still running. Deeply rooted in the history of the East End artist colony, early participants included Jackson Pollock, Lee Krasner, Alfonso Ossorio, Perle Fine, Bill King, James Brooks, Charlotte Park, John Little and many more, showing their support of Guild Hall and its role as their community Museum, Theater, and Education Center.

82nd Artist Members Exhibition

For 82 years Guild Hall has reserved space in its exhibition schedule for the Annual Guild Hall Artist Members Exhibition. The first installment took place in 1938, shortly after Guild Hall’s inception in 1931. It is the oldest non-juried show on Long Island and one of the few non-juried exhibitions still running. Deeply rooted in the history of the East End artist colony, early participants included Jackson Pollock, Lee Krasner, Alfonso Ossorio, Perle Fine, Bill King, James Brooks, Charlotte Park, John Little and many more, showing their support of Guild Hall and its role as their community Museum, Theater, and Education Center.

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Due to the wonderful popularity of this exhibition, around 400 artists participate each year. The Artist Members Exhibition attracts remarkable art world professionals as awards jurors and we are honored to welcome Susan Thompson, Associate Curator at the Guggenheim Museum, as this year’s awards juror. Thompson is one of the organizing curators for the Guggenheim’s Young Collectors Council, which acquires the work of emerging artists for the museum’s permanent collection, and for the Photography Council, which expands the museum’s holdings in the medium of photography through acquisitions.

Thompson will review the entire exhibition and award up to 17 artists in the categories of Best Photography, Best Representational Work, Best Sculpture, Best Abstract, Best Mixed Media, Best Work on Paper, Best New Artist, Catherine & Theo Hios Best Landscape Award, up to 8 Honorable Mentions, and a Top Honors award winner which will be given a solo exhibition in the Museum’s Spiga Gallery.