Must-See Art Guide: The Hamptons

This week's guide features Mary Heilmann, Bob Thompson, Michael Boyd, and more.

Rose Marie Cromwell, The Beach. Courtesy of Sara Nightingale Gallery.

What better place to celebrate the summer art scene than in the Hamptons? This year marks the seventh edition of the Market Art + Design fair, which brings together a compelling selection of Modern and contemporary art in Bridgehampton. If you’re lucky enough to have a foothold over there—I’m officially jealous—you should spend your weekend visiting local venues as well. Explore C Fine Art’s eclectic group show of sculpture, or visit the uncanny valley of magical realism in paintings at RJD Gallery. The master herself, Mary Heilmann, is the subject of a lovely exhibition at the Dan Flavin Art Institute, and that frankly is enough to justify the entire drive out there, if you ask me. Jeff Lincoln Art + Design, meanwhile, offers a range of gorgeous abstract work, including the likes of Yayoi Kusama, Al Held, and John Chamberlain. Lastly, be sure to head to Rental Gallery for a show curated by Rashid Johnson, wherein the artist explores his lifelong fascination with the indelible and colorful work of Bob Thompson.

Slather on the sunscreen, and find our full list of picks below.


Through July 11, 2017
Sara Nightingale Gallery, 26 Main Street, Sag Harbor, NY


Norman Mooney, I Want You No. 2 (2013). Courtesy of C Fine Art.

Exhibition:Out of Bounds: Sculpture Beyond Material
June 11–July 31, 2017
C Fine Art at the White Room Gallery, 2425 Main Street, Bridgehampton, NY

Alexander Kingspor, The Other From the Self & Other Trilogy. Courtesy of RJD Gallery.

Exhibition:Suspension of Disbelief
June 24–July 24, 2017
RJD Gallery, 2385 Main Street, Bridgehampton, NY

Bob Thompson. Courtesy of Rental Gallery.

Exhibition:COLOR PEOPLE: Curated by Rashid Johnson
July 1–July 25, 2017
Rental Gallery, 97 Newtown Lane, East Hampton, NY

Per Kirkeby, Inferno (1992). Courtesy of Jeff Lincoln Art + Design.

Exhibition:The Organic Impulse in Contemporary Art & Design
May 26–July 31, 2017
Jeff Lincoln Art + Design, 200 North Sea Road, Southampton, NY

Ivan Alifan, Marshmallow (2015). Courtesy of Roman Fine Art.

Exhibition:Art on the Edge 2017
July 1–July 23, 2017
Roman Fine Art, 66 Park Place, East Hampton, NY

Mary Heilmann, installation view. Courtesy of the Dan Flavin Art Institute.

Exhibition:Mary Heilmann: Painting Pictures
June 29, 2017–May 27, 2018
The Dan Flavin Art Institute, 23 Corwith Avenue, Bridgehampton, NY

Michael Boyd. Courtesy of Eric Firestone Gallery.

Exhibition:Michael Boyd, That’s How the Light Gets In: 1970–1972
June 21–July 5, 2017
Eric Firestone Gallery, 4 Newtown Lane, East Hampton, NY

Colby Bird, installation view. Courtesy of Halsey McKay Gallery.

Exhibition:Colby Bird: Mine Is Not to Reason Why Mine Is But to Do and Die
June 17–July 5, 2017
Halsey McKay Gallery, 79 Newtown Lane, East Hampton, NY

Jeff Muhs, Water Escape.

Exhibition: “Sacred Balance
June 5–July 14, 2017
 McNeill Art Group, 142 Sag Harbor Turnpike, East Hampton, NY

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