Exhibition Archives - Guild Hall

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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

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.

Enoc Perez: Disasters

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, 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.  

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.

Virtual Studio Visits with Christina Strassfield

Now that we are all home and want to be as productive as possible, take this opportunity to straighten up your studio, get your artist statement in draft form and invite the Guild Hall Museum Director/Chief Curator in! You can register for a 30-minute, remote one-on-one Zoom or studio visit with Christina Strassfield, Museum Director/Chief Curator.  Here is the opportunity to share your work, discuss your direction and get a formal critique of your work. Please register for one 30-minute session.  Registration is on a first come basis.

Session 1: 1-1:30PM

Session 2: 1:35-2:05PM

Session 3: 2:10-2:40pm

“Studio visits are the best part of my job but unfortunately often get pushed and put off because of time constraints.  This is the perfect time to launch this virtual studio visit program so that we can connect with one another and be ready to share actual work once the stay-at-home ban is lifted.  It is always exciting to see work in progress or transitions in an artist’s work.  I welcome the dialogue with the wonderful artists that have been so supportive of Guild Hall.”  – Christina Mossaides Strassfield

Registration Required – Free or additional Donation to support Guild Hall

Link will be emailed 24 hours prior to those who register

Clothesline Art Sale 2020

The Clothesline Art Sale is one of the most beloved and affordable art traditions in the Hamptons since its inception in 1946. For almost 74 years, it has provided accessible artwork to the community, while supporting the local artists who thrive here. Throughout our history, great artists such as Alfonso Ossorio, James Brooks, John Little, Jackson Pollock, Lee Krasner, and Elaine and Willem de Kooning have shared their talents to support Guild Hall in this unique annual fundraising effort.

While our summer season will look much different this year, we continue to reimagine our programs and how we can bring them to the public safely. We are so excited to continue the tradition of the Clothesline Art Sale, but it will look drastically different this year!

The sale will be held on the grounds of Guild Hall, following all social-distancing protocols and government safety guidelines. In the event of rain, the sale will be held on July 26 from 9am-4pm. We will be sure to inform you of any changes that occur prior to the date. Please note, all artwork will be displayed outside. If you do not want your artwork displayed outside but would like to take part in the sale virtually, please email kcurcie@guildhall.org to ensure that your artwork is kept inside.

REGISTRATION 

Registration will be done online ONLY through our website here. The deadline for registration is July 23, 2020 at 12pm. If you have any questions while registering, please email kcurcie@guildhall.org for assistance. 

GUIDELINES

COMMISSION: For this special benefit sale, Guild Hall retains a 50% commission.

We are accepting a maximum of 3 pieces this year, but they may be priced anywhere between $75 to $5,000. Please keep in mind when pricing your pieces that one of the great features of this sale is the accessibility of affordable artwork to the local community. 

MEDIUMS: Oil, acrylic, watercolor, prints, small sculpture, photographs, and collage. No crafts and jewelry. Works need not be framed; however all works on paper must be matted and plastic wrapped for their protection. All other works must have wires, from one side of the frame to the other, for hanging.  No other wires or hook will be accepted. No wet paintings accepted.

PRINTS: Only original prints, such as lithograph, silkscreen, etching, drypoint, and monoprint are acceptable. Posters or reproductions from books, newspapers, magazines or computer print-outs are not acceptable. Please do not submit multiple images of any one print. Giclee prints are only accepted if they have been hand-embellished or are certified as edition 1 of 1.

SIZE: No larger than 45” x 45” including frame. Oversized works will be rejected.

LABELSYou will receive labels for your artwork via email within 7-10 days of registering. Affix labels to the front and back of your work before you deliver to Guild Hall.

DROP-OFF/PICK-UP

Drop-off and pick-up of artwork will be done by reservation only. A link for reserving your time slots will be emailed once you register. If your artwork sells, a member of our staff will contact you to let you know that your pick-up is not needed.

Drop-off:

July 15-17: 2:30pm-5:30pm

July 20-21: 2:30pm-5:30pm

July 22-23: 11:30am-5:00pm

Pick-up:

July 27-31: 11:30am-5:00pm

Artists with sold artwork will receive a check 30 to 45 days after the sale, due to the pandemic. We will contact artists for a W9 in order to process payment. We appreciate your patience and understanding.  

We are so grateful for your continued support and are excited to bring this newly envisioned event to life with your help. Thank you!

Virtual Studio Visits with Christina Strassfield

Now that we are all home and want to be as productive as possible, take this opportunity to straighten up your studio, get your artist statement in draft form and invite the Guild Hall Museum Director/Chief Curator in! You can register for a 30-minute, remote one-on-one Zoom or studio visit with Christina Strassfield, Museum Director/Chief Curator.  Here is the opportunity to share your work, discuss your direction and get a formal critique of your work. Please register for one 30-minute session.  Registration is on a first come basis.

Session 1: 1-1:30PM

Session 2: 1:35-2:05PM

Session 3: 2:10-2:40pm

“Studio visits are the best part of my job but unfortunately often get pushed and put off because of time constraints.  This is the perfect time to launch this virtual studio visit program so that we can connect with one another and be ready to share actual work once the stay-at-home ban is lifted.  It is always exciting to see work in progress or transitions in an artist’s work.  I welcome the dialogue with the wonderful artists that have been so supportive of Guild Hall.”  – Christina Mossaides Strassfield

Registration Required – Free or additional Donation to support Guild Hall

Link will be emailed 24 hours prior to those who register

Virtual Studio Visits with Christina Strassfield

Now that we are all home and want to be as productive as possible, take this opportunity to straighten up your studio, get your artist statement in draft form and invite the Guild Hall Museum Director/Chief Curator in! You can register for a 30-minute, remote one-on-one Zoom or studio visit with Christina Strassfield, Museum Director/Chief Curator.  Here is the opportunity to share your work, discuss your direction and get a formal critique of your work. Please register for one 30-minute session.  Registration is on a first come basis.

Session 1: 1-1:30PM

Session 2: 1:35-2:05PM

Session 3: 2:10-2:40pm

“Studio visits are the best part of my job but unfortunately often get pushed and put off because of time constraints.  This is the perfect time to launch this virtual studio visit program so that we can connect with one another and be ready to share actual work once the stay-at-home ban is lifted.  It is always exciting to see work in progress or transitions in an artist’s work.  I welcome the dialogue with the wonderful artists that have been so supportive of Guild Hall.”  – Christina Mossaides Strassfield

Registration Required – Free or additional Donation to support Guild Hall

Link will be emailed 24 hours prior to those who register

Virtual Studio Visits with Christina Strassfield

Now that we are all home and want to be as productive as possible, take this opportunity to straighten up your studio, get your artist statement in draft form and invite the Guild Hall Museum Director/Chief Curator in! You can register for a 30-minute, remote one-on-one Zoom or studio visit with Christina Strassfield, Museum Director/Chief Curator.  Here is the opportunity to share your work, discuss your direction and get a formal critique of your work. Please register for one 30-minute session.  Registration is on a first come basis.

Session 1: 1-1:30PM

Session 2: 1:35-2:05PM

Session 3: 2:10-2:40pm

“Studio visits are the best part of my job but unfortunately often get pushed and put off because of time constraints.  This is the perfect time to launch this virtual studio visit program so that we can connect with one another and be ready to share actual work once the stay-at-home ban is lifted.  It is always exciting to see work in progress or transitions in an artist’s work.  I welcome the dialogue with the wonderful artists that have been so supportive of Guild Hall.”  – Christina Mossaides Strassfield

Registration Required – Free or additional Donation to support Guild Hall

Link will be emailed 24 hours prior to those who register

Virtual Art Salon: Top Winners from the 82nd Artist Members Exhibition

Virtual Art Salon hosted by Casey Dalene, Guild Hall Curatorial Assistant, Registrar and Lewis B Cullman Associate for Museum Education

Featuring:

Top Winners from the 82nd Artist Members Exhibition

As we celebrated the re-opening of Guild Hall Museum on Friday, June 26th, we are excited to re-ignite the conversation about the 82nd Artist Members Exhibition. This exhibition has been waiting patiently in our galleries and will now, once again, be open to the public. In the next Virtual Art Salon, Curatorial Assistant, Casey Dalene, will interview the top winners, chosen by guest juror, Susan Thompson, Associate Curator at the Solomon R Guggenheim Museum. Each artist will discuss the piece that they entered in the show and why they chose that particular piece for this year’s exhibition.

Top 9 Winning Categories include: Top Honors, Best Representational Work, Best Abstract, Best Photograph, Best Sculpture, Catherine and Theo Hios Best Landscape, Best Mixed Media, Best Work on Paper, and Best New Artist.

Winners that will be featured in the Zoom Conversation:
Darlene Charneco, Top Honors Winner
Renee Gallanti, Best Mixed Media
Tracy Jamar, Best Sculpture
Mary Twomey, Best Work on Paper
Johnny Miller, Best Photograph
Julie Solomon, Best New Artist

Free with required registration.  Private Zoom link will be emailed to registrants 24 hours prior to the Salon. Please be sure to sign up for a free Zoom account ahead of time.