January is a surprising month on the South Fork. While the crowds die down and the only bluster is the wind (and snow), there are often quiet but significant efforts to draw full-time residents and weekenders away from their hearths and out onto the scene again.
In addition to other off-season exhibitions, there is now in Bridgehampton some new life bubbling to the surface at the Kathryn Markel Gallery. Each year Ms. Markel closes down operations during the winter, but makes her space available to independent curators and artist collectives. For the month of January, the gallery will be home to Folioeast, a mostly online assemblage of East End artists represented by Coco Myers, an East Hampton native, who after years in the media world came back several years ago to live here with her family. more >