WWD, July 28, 2017
Scott Avett, of The Avett Brothers band, has lent a hand to the New York Academy of Art to curate the organization’s summer show at the Southampton Arts Center. Opening today and running through Sept. 17, “About Face” features works by friends of the academy, the Southampton art community, and two paintings by Avett, who is a trained professional painter.
His relationship with NYAA was born from a conservation and subsequent studio visit with neo expressionist painter Eric Fischl, who went on to introduce Avett to NYAA president David Kratz. “David reached out and asked if I was interested in curating, and it’s not something I’ve ever done officially,” says the North Carolina-based Avett. “I have to say ‘officially,’ because I feel like curating is going on all the time. In a creative world you’re just sort of doing it, placing things, composing things all the time.”
Guest of a Guest, July 27, 2017
Drawings, paintings, sculptures, photos and digital works - oh my! Tomorrow evening, Friday, July 28th, from 6-8 pm at the Southampton Arts Center (25 Jobs Lane) all are invited to the opening night of the New York Academy of Art’s big Hamptons exhibition, About Face.
Featuring works by over 60 art world names to know, including Cindy Sherman, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Laurie Simmons, Dustin Yellin, Eric Fischl, Alex Katz and more, the exhibit will be on view until September 17th.