Showtime May 2015


Image: Glazed ceramic by Neil Noland

The work of late sculptor Neil Noland (1927-2013) lives on in a memorial exhibition at the Pollock-Krasner House. The former Amagansett resident who died at age 86 lead a full artistic life that included numerous exhibitions across the Hamptons and beyond, plus a 2002 grant from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation. The pieces on display are, as Noland put it, “a melding of painterly concerns and sculpture.” Helen Harrison, director of the foundation, described the sculptures as “corrugated surfaces enlivened with subtle coloration.”

Neil Noland: Sculpture of the 1980s will be showing from May 1 to Aug 1 at the Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center, East Hampton. (631) 324-4929,


May15_MI_0003_showtime Image: “Study for Self-Portrait” by Chuck Close

The Parrish Art Museum is presenting a comprehensive exhibition of photo- graphs by seminal portraitist Chuck Close. Called “perhaps one of the most important figures in contemporary art,” by Parrish, this will be the first of his many gallery hangings to delve deeply into Close as a photographer. There will be around 100 images, taken between 1964 and the present. To create his portraits, Close reached across the entire range of photography machinery, employing everything from daguerreotypes to Polaroids to present his trademark large-scale images.

Chuck Close Photographs will be on display May 10 to July 26 at Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill. (631) 283-2118,

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