January 15, 2009 | 13 views
Exhibits and more...
Using mostly black and white portraits of people he photographed through the years, Levy transforms them into colorful, dynamic images, with bright and vivid colors. Through Feb. 25. Hewlett-Woodmere Public Library, 1125 Broadway, Hewlett.
Five Centuries of Art: Selections from the Permanent Collection
An exhibit that spans the breadth of Heckscher Museums Permanent Collection of paintings. On display are Old Master works, landscapes by European and American artists, a small selection of 17th-210th century portraits, and more. Heckscher Museum of Art, Main St. and Prime Ave., Huntington. (631) 351-3250.
Rediscovering Slobodkina: A Pioneer of American Abstraction
A retrospective that celebrates the 100th anniversary of Russian-American artist Esphyr Slobodkinas birth. Abstract paintings, whimsical sculptures, and works on paper are included. Opening Saturday, Jan. 10 through Mar. 22. Heckscher Museum of Art, Main St. and Prime Ave., Huntington. (631) 351-3250.
Robert Rauschenberg and His Contemporaries: Recent Prints from Universal Limited Art Editions
An homage to the artist, who died in May 2008. The exhibit features examples from Rauschenbergs last print series, titled The Lotus Series, with imagery drawn from contemporary China, a favorite destination of the artist. Jasper Johns enigmatic style will be represented by many recent examples of his work. Two beautiful recent lithographs by Helen Frankenthaler will also be included . A photogravure by Chuck Close and a lithograph by James Rosenquist will be featured as well. Joining the work of these modern American masters will be cutting-edge graphics by other important artists. Opening Saturday, Jan. 10 through Apr. 5. Heckscher Museum of Art, Main St. and Prime Ave., Huntington. (631) 351-3250.
Sacred to the Memory: Photographs by Robert Reinhardt
Explores the sacred ground in cemeteries of Scotland, where each site encompasses a unique slice of history, culture, religion, art and architecture. Through Feb. 6. Hofstra Universitys Rochelle and Irwin A. Lowenfeld Conference and Exhibition Hall, Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, 10th floor, Hempstead. 463-5672 or www.hofstra.edu/museum.