Arden Scott for One Night Only

Sometimes a good thing leads to something even better. For artist Arden Scott, seeking space to photograph recent work has led to a one-night only art exhibition and opening.

This Saturday night, two new sculptures and a selection of mixed media cardboard and handmade paper works will be celebrated. The exhibition, A Calculus of Possibilities, will be held at Aldo’s in Greenport. The opening takes place from 6 to 8 p.m. Aldo’s is located at 110 Front Street. The entrance is on Adam Street (formerly BB Balsam).

On Sunday, the show will be history. All of the artworks will be removed and Aldo’s reverts to a vacant store.

The exhibition came about when Ado’s, the Benton Nyce Gallery and Kathryn Markel Fine Arts teamed up so the public could see Ms. Scott’s latest works. Last week, she moved the two sculptures into Aldo’s so she could see them away from her art-filled studio and photograph them for upcoming shows. Jennifer Benton of the Benton Nyce Gallery saw them and the guerilla show was born.

Ms. Scott’s art is typically exhibited in museums, public spaces and galleries. This includes The New Museum, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Parrish Art Museum and others. Public works have been installed in the New York Harbor, the Nassau County Museum of Fine Arts, in Greenport and other places. Her work is represented by Kathryn Markel Fine Arts.

Much of Ms. Scott’s art depict boats through the structures that form them. The vessels are conjured by her use of lyrical lines and graceful curves. The art can be minimal, abstract, implied or specific. They capture motion, perseverance, elegance, beauty and strength. Her art can be viewed at

A Calculus of Possibilities is the third guerilla opening organized by Benton Nyce Gallery. Prior one-night-only shows were held on the North Fork at the North Fork Press building and at Aldo’s.

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Pat Rogers is a freelance writer specializing in arts and culture on Long Island. When not going to art openings or interviewing actors or musicians, she’s looking for the next interesting story.