Showtime May 2012

Last Looks
For two years, Adelphi University’s sixth Outdoor Sculpture Biennial has enriched the lives of students, faculty and visitors on campus, but May is the final month to see this stunning collection. Installed in October 2010, the sculptures are built with a variety of media, from “Hope,” a 10-foot wooden abstraction by Richard Brachman, to “12 Toes,” a humorous and surreal, yet minimal arrangement of giant cement toes by Miggy Buck. Also on display, John Cino, Jerelyn Hanrahan, Jeff Shapiro and Pål Svensson have each created some version of a column or pillar in their various sculptural styles, while Maria Hall, David Jacobs, Peter Lipman-Wulf and Kim Radochia included diverse abstract and figurative works in metal.

Adelphi University, One South Avenue, Garden City. (516) 877-3126,

imageIn Bloom
Now open for the 2012 season, the Long Island Museum is celebrating spring with its new exhibition Long Island in Bloom, through July 8. The show looks at flowers through the eyes of 18 Long Island artists who made or make part of their living with floral work, in both landscape paintings and still life. Most of the work on display is from the museum’s permanent collection, though some pieces are on loan from other institutions. Artists represented are both living and dead, including William Sidney Mount, Shepard Alonzo Mount, Henry Smith Mount, Evelina Mount, Edith Prellwitz, David Burliuk, Nicholas Burliuk, Nicolai Cikovsky, Samuel Rothbort, George Constant, Robert Dash, Bill Durham, Cornelia Foss, Bruce Lieberman, Joseph Reboli, Ty Stroudsburg, Jane Wilson and Jane Freilicher.

Long Island Museum, 1200 NY Route 25A, Stony Brook. (631) 751-0066,

oliver peterson

Oliver Peterson, Associate Editor, writes and helps drive the visual arts coverage at Pulse. He has a BFA from the School of Visual Arts and an MFA in writing from Southampton College. He is an accomplished painter based on the East End of LI, where he lives with his wife and two dogs.