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Regina Grane, Untitled II, 1970. Image courtesy of Eric Firestone Gallery.

Where: Eric Firestone Gallery: The Garage
When: Installations rotating throughout the summer
Why It’s Worth a Look: What would a conversation between Miriam Schapiro and Ellsworth Ausby look like? Or Sally Cook and Joe Overstreet? At Eric Firestone’s “Salon” exhibition, their works will be in dialogue all summer long: A rotating curation will foster the mingling of historic artists and their younger contemporaries. With pieces from Pat Passlof, Susan Fortgang, Elise Asher, Regina Granne, and more, it’s a show to look out for.
Know Before You Go: The possibilities are endless in the newly renovated location: With giant moveable walls, exhibition configurations can shift at will to further create a space for dialogue.

Eddie Martinez, Untitled, 2023. Image courtesy of the artist.

Buflies” by Eddie Martinez
Parrish Art Museum
When: June 30 – September 29, 2024 
Why It’s Worth a Look: The bold Brooklyn-based painter gets a touch sentimental with his latest offering at the Parrish; taking advantage of the locale’s soaring ceilings, Martinez created a series of 12-foot-tall paintings specifically for this exhibition, his signature layers of colorful, textured paint on full display. Despite the large scale, the artist leaves behind a few details for keen viewers: Stray shoeprints on the canvases remind the viewer of the work’s massive scale.
Know Before You Go: Family ties bind this exhibition together—Martinez’s then 2-year-old son, Arthur, called butterflies “buflies” in 2021, and a fascination (and this series) was born.

Judith Hudson, Cheers, 2024. Image courtesy of the artist and Tripoli Gallery.

Eat the Ice Cream Before It Melts" by Judith Hudson
Tripoli Gallery
When: June 22 – July 22, 2024
Why It’s Worth a Look: New Jersey–born Judith Hudson always has a sense of humor, even when contemplating mortality. With the painter’s latest show—her fourth solo exhibition with Tripoli Gallery—Hudson finds herself contending with the fleeting nature of time. Still loyal to her characteristically punchy watercolors, the artist creates scenes of bathtub gin and existential dread, wine-stained tablecloths and broken glasses. Yet, Hudson is never defeatist. In her words, “Life is sweet, getting shorter, but I am determined to keep my sense of humor, and I am going to go down trying.”
Know Before You Go: Hudson pulls inspiration from Tennessee Williams’s A Streetcar Named Desire for her latest show, specifically Blanche DuBois’s “unwashed grape” monologue.

Sam Moyer, Parish Ferns 3, 2024. Image courtesy of the artist and Sean Kelly.

"Ferns Teeth" by Sam Moyer
Parrish Art Museum
When: June 30 – September 29, 2024
Why It’s Worth a Look: Moyer, who has created an inquisitive body of work over her a 16-year career, mounts an exhibition on light and materiality. With pieces on view across three of the Parrish’s galleries, Moyer dedicates each room to a different relationship in her practice: Whether evoking the landscape of eastern Long Island or the beauty of concrete, Moyer keeps viewers on their toes, blurring the line between painting, sculpture, and everything in-between.
Know Before You Go: An invitation to play is built into the exhibition: Moyer specifically made marble benches to have visitors take a seat, while handmade backgammon boards are ready for a game in the lobby.

Liliana Porter, Geometric Shapes with Drawings, 1973/2012. Image courtesy of the artist and Dia Bridgehampton.

"The Task" by Liliana Porter
Where: Dia Bridgehampton
When: June 21, 2024 – May 26, 2025
Why It’s Worth a Look: For Liliana Porter, time has always operated differently: the Argentinian artist's perception connotes a lack of linearity and a sense of dislocation, sensibilities which are on display at her latest exhibition at Dia’s Bridgehampton outpost. Her wide-ranging practice, including works on canvas, prints, installations, photographs, and even plays, revolve around her unique sense of time and the unexpected instances it creates therein, further enhanced by her playful sense of humor.
Know Before You Go: If you can’t catch Porter’s work out East, three of her video works—Matinee, 2009; Actualidades/ Breaking News, 2016; and Cuentos inconclusos – Unfinished Tales, 2022—are on view at Dia Chelsea from June 21 to July 22, 2024.

Kenny Scharf, BTS 1, 2023. Image courtesy of the artist and the Southampton Arts Center.

"Beyond The Streets: PostGrafitti" curated by Roger Gastman
Southampton Arts Center
When: May 11 – July 20, 2024
Why It’s Worth a Look: Graffiti remains a driving force, not only in the art world, but also in a wider cultural context. Permeating the upper echelons of music, fashion, political engagement, and contemporary art, the work is more socially accepted than ever, yet still retains an unbridled, raw edge. “PostGraffiti” brings together some of the biggest names in the space, with featured work from Alexis Ross, CHITO, CRASH, Eric Haze, the Guerrilla Girls, and many more.
Know Before You Go: Beyond the Streets is a global art movement that promotes the work of so-called “agitators and instigators,” exploring the idea of art beyond traditional boundaries.

Kabà Collection by Paola Lenti. Photography by Sergio Chimenti and courtesy of Paola Lenti.

"Paola Lenti"
Where: LongHouse Reserve
When: June 15 – August 18, 2024
Why It’s Worth a Look: Escaping into the beauty of nature just got a touch of glamor: With more than 100 pieces of furniture installed, Paola Lenti’s designs now dot the 16-acre gardens of LongHouse, creating peaceful experiences across the sprawling estate. Celebrating 30 years, the Italian furniture brand crafted pieces out of natural woods and eco-friendly fibers for the presentation, the palette mirroring the natural setting.
Know Before You Go: Paola Lenti’s focus on sustainability is incredibly mindful: The use of fibers such as flax and hemp in their yarns is meant to revitalize cultivation methods at risk of disappearing.

Katherine Bernhardt, Shark Attack, 2022. Photography by Joe Denardo and courtesy of the artist and Canada.

"Are You Joking? Women & Humor"
Where: The Church
When: June 23 – September 2, 2024
Why It’s Worth a Look: Saying that women aren’t funny is old hat and couldn’t be further from the truth. “Are You Joking?” makes this plain in a monumental group exhibition dedicated to humorous women—and the ways they turn this tired trope on its head. Featuring work from the likes of Lynda Benglis, Katherine Bernhardt, Nicole Eisenman, Pippa Garner, Wendy Red Star, Heji Shin, and many more, it’s a feast for the eyes and rife with laughs.
Know Before You Go: Don’t look up Shin’s Reclining Nude, 2023, if you want to preserve the surprise!

Donna Dennis, Deep Station, 1981-85. Photography by Peter Mauss and courtesy of the artist.

"Deep Station" by Donna Dennis
Where: The Ranch
When: June 8 – July 8, 2024
Why It’s Worth a Look: After all the garden parties and poolside hangouts, go underground with Dennis’s seminal work, which she describes as a subway station at the “bottom of the world.” Originally created in the ’80s—the last in the artist’s series of subway sculptures—Deep Station is at once familiar and uncanny. Inspired by New York’s MTA stations, Dennis likens these underground structures to “tectonic plates” in their subterranean power. The work eerily recalls how the world has changed so much, and yet, not at all.
Know Before You Go: Dennis also took inspiration from the Roman Forum for this sculpture: “I think of the track area as a kind of subterranean river and the platform as a kind of ancient city on the banks of that river.”

Jorge Pardo, Untitled, 2024. Photography by Randee Daddona and courtesy of Landcraft Garden Foundation.

"Jorge Pardo"
Where: Landcraft Garden Foundation
When: June 8 – October 26, 2024
Why It’s Worth a Look: The Cuban-American artist has always approached outdoor spaces like his own canvas. His latest role as Landcraft’s “Sculpture in the Garden” artist is no exception. Bringing his eye for transformation and a vibrant color palette to the landscape creates a delightful contrast between his industrial sensibilities and the natural environment.
Know Before You Go: Pardo is also known to be a proponent of “living” with one’s work, often blurring the line between fine art and everyday objects.