Now in its fifth year, Art Southampton has become a can’t-miss destination for local and international aesthetes.
Two works coming to Art Southampton from the Cynthia Corbett Gallery: Wexler Steel House IV, Andy Burgess, 2015.
A giant ice cream bar juxtaposed against a wooden stick licked clean of its frozen goodness will whet the appetites of collectors at this year’s Art Southampton. The glossy white sculpture, Now You See It..., by the duo of Tim Berg and Rebekah Myers and exhibited by Miami Beach’s Dean Project, nods to the age of Snapchat and the ephemerality of an art fair. It’s a reminder to make the most of the five days that artworks from more than 60 galleries will fill the grounds of Nova’s Ark Project in Bridgehampton.
“The diversity, quality, international artist rosters, and long-standing reputations of the participating galleries set Art Southampton apart,” says Nicholas Korniloff, director of the fair and its parent company, Art Miami. Special attractions for the fifth edition include an entrance designed by Water Mill-based landscape architect Christopher LaGuardia, a VIP lounge, and an emphasis on artists of the East End, from Willem de Kooning to Eric Fischl.
From Southampton’s McNeill Art Group, Beth McNeill is showing new works by local artists Perry Burns and Jeff Muhs, whose smushed Ducati-and-concrete sculpture will stand totem-like in the fair’s sculpture garden. She is also adding a fashionable twist in the form of artist Kevin Berlin’s top hats, a corset sculpture by Adriana Carvalho, and her own outfits, which will be on sale in partnership with the vintage-clothing dealer Morphew. Art Southampton takes place July 7–11 at Nova’s Ark Project,60 Millstone Road, Bridgehampton.