Hesse Flatow East in Amagansett, formerly known as Crush Curatorial, is launching its 2021 summer programming with the Dieu Donné Summer Benefit Show.
“Hesse Flatow has been hosting curated exhibitions and performative events in a historic potato barn since 2016 with a mix of local and New York City-based artists,” noted Karen Flatow, gallery owner. “Memorable exhibitions include: Territory: Abstraction in the East End Today Eating Your Heart Out (with Ilana Harris-Babou), Place of Heaven (with Hannah Levy) and Holobio, a performative event organized by Whitney Biennial artist Asad Raza, Nikima Jagudajev and Ezea Firemans.”
The Dieu Donné Summer Benefit Show will encompass a selection of contemporary works presented in support of Dieu Donné, a non-profit cultural institution committed to championing established and rising stars of the art world through the collaborative creation of contemporary art. The group exhibition will be on view Thursday, June 10 through Monday, June 14, with an opening reception on Friday, June 11 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.
“This summer, after a hiatus during COVID, we will be exhibiting Quentin James McCaffrey: False Azur, new paintings installed in the gallery’s rustic cottages,” Flatow added. “Open by appointment on the gallery’s website.”
Quentin James McCaffrey: False Azur will follow. The solo show will feature new paintings from the artist – who draws inspiration from Quattrocento Italian painting and 17th century Dutch interiors. His work explores the correlations between “intimate personal experiences and imperfect historic narratives.” Quentin James McCaffrey: False Azur will be on view Saturday, June 19 through Saturday, July 10, with an opening reception on Saturday, June 19 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Later on in the summer, Hesse Flatow East will present Carl D’Alvia: Liths at the Arts Center at Duck Creek in Springs. The sculptor’s latest pieces will be showcased during the exhibition – including his newest collection of large-scale, vibrantly-colored aluminum sculptures, which he dubbed “Liths.” Carl D’Alvia: Liths can be seen Saturday, July 22 through Saturday, September 4, with an opening reception on Saturday July 22 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Hesse Flatow East is located at 68A Schellinger Road in Amagansett. For more information, visit hesseflatow.com.