Exhibition Archives - Guild Hall

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

Members Opening Reception: TBD

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 –July, 2022. 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

Jeff Muhs: Winner of the 2018 Annual Guild Hall Artist Members Exhibition

Winner of the 80th Annual Guild Hall Artist Members Exhibition (2018), Jeff Muhs was selected by Connie Choi, Associate Curator,  The Studio Museum of Harlem., New York. Jeff Muhs is a contemporary American artist known for both his paintings and sculptures. Engaged in exploring art history as well as using found materials, the artist’s practice includes blurred versions of paintings, expressive abstractions based on the Long Island landscape, and concrete sculptures of female torsos tightly bonded in various materials. Born in 1966 in Southampton, NY, his father was a sculptor who taught Muhs wood carving at a young age. Going on to attend the School of Visual Arts in New York during the mid-1980s, Muhs directed his focus towards painting before returning to sculpture later in his career. The artist’s works are held in the collections of the Guild Hall Museum in East Hampton, NY, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the Hunter Museum of American Art in Chattanooga, TN, among others. Muhs continues to work from his studio in Southampton, NY. 

Spiga Gallery

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.

 

TIMED TICKETS AND VISITOR INFORMATION

To ensure the health and safety of its visitors in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Guild Hall has instituted the following measures:

  • Reservations to visit the Museum are recommended. You can reserve timed tickets online or by calling 631-324-0806 Thursday-Monday, 12-5 p.m. Drop-ins are also welcome!
  • Visitors are asked to be on time for their appointment. Visits are for a maximum of one hour and no more than 50 people will be allowed in the museum galleries at a time.
  • Visitors should enter through the left most front door of the building and check in with the Receptionist at the box office. A one-way footpath proceeds throughout the museum.
  • Masks are required in the building for all patrons over the age of 2.
  • Social distancing of at least 6 feet is encouraged in the museum galleries and lobby.

Alexis Rockman: Shipwrecks

Guild Hall is proud to present Alexis Rockman: Shipwrecks. This exhibition of new paintings and works on paper by American artist Alexis Rockman looks at the world’s waterways as a network by which all of history has traveled. The transport of language, culture, art, architecture, cuisine, religion, disease, and warfare can be traced along the routes of seafaring vessels dating back to and in some cases predating the earliest recorded civilizations. Through depictions of historic and imagined shipwrecks and their lost cargoes, Alexis Rockman addresses the impact—both factual and extrapolated—that the migration of material culture, people, plants, and animals has on the planet. The artist’s virtuosity with paint and his appreciation for the marine landscape genre connect this body of work to maritime art history and its abundant sociological themes. This timely exhibition is propelled by impending climate disaster and the current largest human migration in history, which is taking place in part by water.

An excellent platform for the discussion of the 2020 global pandemic, Alexis Rockman: Shipwrecks examines the long history leading up to globalization, including the exploitation of humans, animals, and natural resources, and the ways in which all parts of the planet are now inextricably connected.

Inclusive of non-Western depictions of waterborne vessels and journeys, Alexis Rockman: Shipwrecks departs from traditional euro-centric maritime images associated with the Age of Exploration and embraces other periods and global regions that contributed to the history of seafaring.

Curator
Andrea Grover, Executive Director of Guild Hall

March 6 to May 31, 2021: Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA
June 13 to July 19, 2021: Guild Hall, East Hampton, NY

Enoc Perez: Paradise

Members Opening Reception: TBD
Bilingual Gallery Talk with Enoc Perez: TBD
Gallery Talk with Enoc Perez: TBD

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, Paradise, 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. Paradise will be exhibited in Guild Hall’s Moran and Spiga Galleries and will primarily be made up of works that have never been exhibited.  

 

TIMED TICKETS AND VISITOR INFORMATION

To ensure the health and safety of its visitors in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Guild Hall has instituted the following measures:

  • Reservations to visit the Museum are recommended. You can reserve timed tickets online or by calling 631-324-0806 Friday-Sunday, 12-5 p.m. Drop-ins are also welcome!
  • Visitors are asked to be on time for their appointment. Visits are for a maximum of one hour and no more than 50 people will be allowed in the museum galleries at a time.
  • Visitors should enter through the left most front door of the building and check in with the Receptionist at the box office. A one-way footpath proceeds throughout the museum.
  • Masks are required in the building for all patrons over the age of 2.
  • Social distancing of at least 6 feet is encouraged in the museum galleries and lobby.

Karin Waisman: The Horizon is not a Straight Line

Members Opening Reception: TBD
Gallery Talk with Karin Waisman: TBD
Bilingual Gallery Talk with Karin Waisman: TBD

Woodhouse Gallery 
Curator: Christina Strassfield 

Karin Waisman is an Argentinian, multidisciplinary artist whose practice investigates the rhythmic cadence and pulsating patterns of nature. Her work includes large-scale public installations, wall reliefs, and drawings that explore our perception of natural world— its fluid and contradictory processes, boundless growth, and imminent threat of disorder. In a new exhibition at Guild Hall, Waisman will present The Horizon Is Not a Straight Line, a site specific, 250-inch long cast resin and ceramic wall relief that investigates the notion of the border, conceiving it not as a straight line but a complex contact point between two elements that push and pull while continuing to support one another. Also included are two series of Waisman’s pencil drawings on mylar. The first, Fragments of a Mountain (2018–2021), studies the passage of geological time, absolute and determined by emptiness. Hundreds of years of erosion expose cavities in rock that hold humidity and debris. The second series, titled The Ocean Drawings (2012-2014), immerses the viewer into varying depths, currents, and temperatures, evoking oceanic currents that move us deeper then closer to the surface. The final and earliest work, Siren’s Beach (1996), unfolds across the floor in a cast-aluminum sculpture depicting a segment of desiccated land fragmented into a maze of Pythagorean spirals. This is the most in-depth presentation of Waisman’s internationally exhibited collection of work to date. 

Waisman has completed commissions for institutions such as Espacio Escultórico del Desierto in San Luis Potosí, México; Museo del Barrio in New York, NY; Plattsburgh Sculpture Park at SUNY Plattsburgh, NY; ART/OMI Sculpture Park in Ghent, NY; and Socrates Sculpture Park in Long Island City, NY. Her work has been exhibited in galleries and museums throughout the United States and internationally, including Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill, NY; Museo del Barrio in New York, NY; SculptureCenter in Long Island City, NY; Point of Contact in Syracuse, NY; Wallace Gallery in SUNY Old Westbury, NY; Neuhoff Gallery in New York, NY; Haim Chanin Fine Arts in New York, NY; Plattsburgh State Art Museum in Plattsburgh, NY; Hartell Gallery at Cornell University, NY; Überseemusum, Bremen; Unesco Institut für Pädagogik in Hamburg, Germany; Bürgerhalle im Rathaus in Wolfsburg, Germany; Museo del Chopo in Mexico City, Mexico; Yvonamore Palix Gallery in Houston, TX; and Fundacion Banco Patricios in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

 

TIMED TICKETS AND VISITOR INFORMATION

To ensure the health and safety of its visitors in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Guild Hall has instituted the following measures:

  • Reservations to visit the Museum are recommended. You can reserve timed tickets online or by calling 631-324-0806 Friday-Sunday, 12-5 p.m. Drop-ins are also welcome!
  • Visitors are asked to be on time for their appointment. Visits are for a maximum of one hour and no more than 50 people will be allowed in the museum galleries at a time.
  • Visitors should enter through the left most front door of the building and check in with the Receptionist at the box office. A one-way footpath proceeds throughout the museum.
  • Masks are required in the building for all patrons over the age of 2.
  • Social distancing of at least 6 feet is encouraged in the museum galleries and lobby.

Museum Director’s Choice with Christina Mossaides Strassfield

Take a tour of the 83rd Artist Members Exhibition with Christina Mossaides Strassfield, Museum Director/Chief Curator.

This year Guild Hall Celebrates its 90th Anniversary and its 83rd Artist Members Exhibition. The first Artist Members Exhibition took place in 1938, shortly after Guild Hall’s inception in 1931. The exhibition 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 who select winners in the categories of Top Honors, Best Abstract, Best Representational, Best Photograph, Best Work on Paper, Best Sculpture, Best Mixed Media, Catherine and Theo Hios Best Landscape Award, Best New Artist and up to 10 Honorable Mentions. The Top Honors winner is also awarded a solo exhibition in the Museum at a later date. We are honored to welcome Antwaun Sargent as this year’s awards juror.

The new tradition of creating an ecommerce website in conjunction with the exhibition continues this year in addition to virtual gallery tours and artist talks.

Meet the Exhibition Winners

Meet the Exhibition Winners and take a tour of the 83rd Artist Members Exhibition with Casey Dalene, Registrar/Curatorial Assistant/Lewis B. Cullman Associate for Museum Education.

This year Guild Hall Celebrates its 90th Anniversary and its 83rd Artist Members Exhibition. The first Artist Members Exhibition took place in 1938, shortly after Guild Hall’s inception in 1931. The exhibition 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 who select winners in the categories of Top Honors, Best Abstract, Best Representational, Best Photograph, Best Work on Paper, Best Sculpture, Best Mixed Media, Catherine and Theo Hios Best Landscape Award, Best New Artist and up to 10 Honorable Mentions. The Top Honors winner is also awarded a solo exhibition in the Museum at a later date. We are honored to welcome Antwaun Sargent as this year’s awards juror.

The new tradition of creating an ecommerce website in conjunction with the exhibition continues this year in addition to virtual gallery tours and artist talks.

Curatorial Assistant’s Choice with Casey Dalene

Take a tour of the 83rd Artist Members Exhibition with Casey Dalene, Registrar/Curatorial Assistant/Lewis B. Cullman Associate for Museum Education.

This year Guild Hall Celebrates its 90th Anniversary and its 83rd Artist Members Exhibition. The first Artist Members Exhibition took place in 1938, shortly after Guild Hall’s inception in 1931. The exhibition 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 who select winners in the categories of Top Honors, Best Abstract, Best Representational, Best Photograph, Best Work on Paper, Best Sculpture, Best Mixed Media, Catherine and Theo Hios Best Landscape Award, Best New Artist and up to 10 Honorable Mentions. The Top Honors winner is also awarded a solo exhibition in the Museum at a later date. We are honored to welcome Antwaun Sargent as this year’s awards juror.

The new tradition of creating an ecommerce website in conjunction with the exhibition continues this year in addition to virtual gallery tours and artist talks.

Executive Director’s Choice with Andrea Grover

Take a tour of the 83rd Artist Members Exhibition with Andrea Grover, Executive Director.

This year Guild Hall Celebrates its 90th Anniversary and its 83rd Artist Members Exhibition. The first Artist Members Exhibition took place in 1938, shortly after Guild Hall’s inception in 1931. The exhibition 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 who select winners in the categories of Top Honors, Best Abstract, Best Representational, Best Photograph, Best Work on Paper, Best Sculpture, Best Mixed Media, Catherine and Theo Hios Best Landscape Award, Best New Artist and up to 10 Honorable Mentions. The Top Honors winner is also awarded a solo exhibition in the Museum at a later date. We are honored to welcome Antwaun Sargent as this year’s awards juror.

The new tradition of creating an ecommerce website in conjunction with the exhibition continues this year in addition to virtual gallery tours and artist talks.