With an abundance of new exhibits opening and the weather not quite warm enough for a day at the beach, May is a great month to explore new shows at North Fork and Hamptons galleries.
“North Fork Modernism,” a solo exhibition by artist Colin Goldberg debuted on Friday, May 2, at The South Street Gallery (18 South Street, Greenport, 631-477-0021, thesouthstreetgallery.com). The show features “an exploration of dualities: East and West, traditional and digital, abstraction and figuration.” Stop by the public reception on Saturday, May 24, from 5 to 7 p.m., at the Gallery to chat with Goldberg.
The Guild Hall Artist Members Show (158 Main Street, East Hampton, 631-324-0806, www.guildhall.org) opened on Saturday, May 3, and will be on display through Saturday, June 7. The show is the oldest non-juried museum exhibition on Long Island and the top honor is a solo show in the Museum’s Spiga Gallery.
Plein Air Peconic (PAP) is holding “Open Spaces IV” at Ashawagh Hall (780 Springs Fireplace Road, East Hampton, 631-283-2928, www.pleinairpeconic.com), Friday, May 9, through Sunday, May 11. The exhibit includes work inspired by the East End landscape. PAP is hosting two opening receptions, one on Saturday, May 10, from 5 to 8 p.m., and a special Mother’s Day brunch on Sunday, May 11, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., with coffee and muffins donated by Hampton Coffee.
The Southampton Historical Museum (17 Meeting House Lane, Southampton, 631-283-2494, www.southamptonhistoricalmuseum.org) has two new upcoming exhibitions. “Southampton Blue Book, 1930 to 1960: Photographs by Bert Morgan” showcases a select group of photographs Morgan took of notable Southampton residents at their exclusive clubs or as guests at private parties, weddings and galas, including a young Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis competing in a local horse show. “Hail To The Beach: Paintings” by Dinah Maxwell Smith features contemporary impressionist paintings of landscapes, Long Island beach scenes, horses and dogs. Both will open on Saturday, May 10, and remain on view through Saturday, October 18.
Richard J. Demato Fine Arts Gallery (90 Main Street, Sag Harbor, 631-725-1161, rjdgallery.com) is hosting “Paws & Reflect,” an animal art show to benefit the Southampton Animal Shelter on Saturday, May 10, from 6 to 8 p.m. A proceeds of all sales benefit the Shelter and private showings are available by appointment.
“Metropolis” is currently open at Alex Ferrone Photography Gallery (25425 Main Road, Cutchogue, 631-734-8545, www.alexferrone.com) through Sunday, June 8. The exhibit showcases award-winning photographers, Rich Faron, Scott Farrell, and Ray Germann.