'Pop-Up' Art Galleries Plant Roots

Newtown Lane art galleries are opening exhibitions and lining up artists while settling into their new homes.

A new year, new locations, and new artists, but East Hampton's pop-up art galleries from last summer are growing more permanent roots and seemingly turning Newtown Lane into an art gallery alley.

gallery opened at 105 Newtown Lane last summer but have moved closer to the shopping district, to 79 Newtown Lane. With their second season underway, they are featuring solo shows by artists Lauren Luloff and Ben Blatt.  Luloff concentrates on oil and bedsheets, with her upcoming exhibition entitled, "Dark Interiors & Bright Landscapes."  Blatt's exhibition, "Temporal Fever," showcases his work in the drawing and watercolor medium.  Gallery hours are Thursday through Monday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.  The dual exhibitions will run from June 1 to 19, with an opening reception being held Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m.

moved to their new home at 66 Newtown Lane, and will be hosting a "New Season/New Address" group exhibition with an opening reception on Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m.  Artists included in this showing are John Alexander; mediums of paintings and drawings, Jennifer Bartlett; paintings, Linda Etcoff; charcoal and pastels, Sharon Horvath; paintings and drawings, Mel Kendrick; primary medium consists of sculptures with wood, Laurie Lambrecht; photography, Donald Sultan; paintings, Jane Wilson; abstract expressionist paintings, and Jack Youngerman; paintings, sculptures, and drawings. The showing will be on display through June 25.  Summer hours are Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.  The Drawing Room was established in East Hampton by Emily Goldstein and Victoria Munroe in 2004.

made popped-up last summer on Newtown Lane offering a mix of vintage clothing, art, and books.  This summer, they have a new location at 25 Newtown Lane, and have announced that this will be their permanent East Hampton location, according to boutique consultant, Jerome Soule. The newly renovated boutique is working in collaboration, , with art book editor, Steidl, a german publisher, who has hand picked all of the art books you will find in what Linde Gallery calls the "Steidlville Corner." If mixing art and fashion is for you, something new you will find this year is a line of 12 limited edition leather bags that are hand-painted by artist Bruno Grizzo.  Summer hours are Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Friday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Davenport & Shapiro Fine Arts opens its summer season at 37 Newtown Lane with an exhibition of works by New York based artists, Eddie Rehm and Emanuel Buckvar, both abstract expressionist painters.  Owners Leonard Davenport and Howard Shapiro opened their "Emerging Contemporary Art Show" on May 24, and will continue the exhibition through June 18.  According to artist representative Lisette Ruch,  Rehm is one of the hottest new artists to emerge and has recently been named one of the International Contemporary Masters in the fifth annual juried competition.  The closing reception will be held June 16, from 5 to 8 p.m.  "Both artists call Long Island home, but, they have a raw, uncensored New York City feel," said Davenport. 

, located on Main Street, was considered a pop-up last summer, has returned for a second summer season.  Co-owner Ryan Ross said this past week that they were up and running, and even opened a second location in Bridgehampton.  Gallery Valentine features paintings, sculptures, and photography.  Works by famed-artists such as Andy Warhol, Richard Prince, and Alex Katz, along with prints by Frank Worth, can be found on display and for sale. 


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