Ani Antreasyan, Bill Armstrong, Scott Bluedorn, Nuala Clarke, Rossa Cole, Rose Marie Cromwell, Elizabeth Dow, Glenn Fischer, Margaret Garrett, Melora Griffis, Sylvia Hommert, Kelly Neidig, Dalton Portella, Barry Underwood, Suzanne Unrein, Maggie Simonelli, Judith Simonian, Mark Webber
The phrase other people's boats implies that someone else will pay. We, the guests, will get a free ride without having to be accountable for the built-in costs associated with aquatic adventures. Neither will we be required to do the clean up/ follow up/ repair work when the ride is over.
#friendswithboats examines just some of the symbolism inherent in boats, without necessarily depicting them literally. Boats are sources of leisure and commerce, battle and escape, departure and arrival, adventure and boredom. They conjure transit and movement that is sometimes hopeful, sometimes terrifying. Their history is steeped in migration, exploration, hunting, competition, pirating and human trafficking, as well as ordinary transportation. Boats may be packed with people trying to find a better life or contain a lone survivor in a life raft.
#friendswithboats is partly about waiting for someone to come to the rescue. It underscores the interdependancy of humans who are connected and simultaneously separated by the oceans, bays and rivers around us.
A percentage of proceeds from sales will be donated to Breakwater Yacht Club’s Youth Sailing Scholarship Program. Breakwater Yacht Club, a non profit organization based in Sag Harbor, NY, offers accessibility to the sport of sailing for people of all ages, incomes and experience levels http://breakwateryc.org/.
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Installation view of #friendswithboats: Small paintings by Nuala Clarke (upper left), wave by Margaret Garrett (lower left), photograph by Barry Underwood (courtesy Sous Les Etoiles Gallery)
Judith Simonian, Sperlongaln Norway, acrylic on canvas, 64" x 54"
Nuala Clarke, Sky coloured iii, acrylic on board, 17 3/4" x 13 1/2"
Rose Marie Cromwell, The Beach, archival digital print, 30" x 37", edition 2/5
Nuala Clarke, As above so below, acrylic on board, 17 3/4" x 13 1/2"
Nuala Clarke, Neither fish nor fowl nor good red herring, acrylic on board, 17 3/4" x 13 1/2"
Suzanne Unrein, Sit!, oil on canvas, 76" x 64"
Elizabeth Dow, Journey, oil on paper, 41" x 31" (framed in white)
Melora Griffis, nautical intervention, acrylic and pastel on canvas, 18" x 18"
Ani Antreasyan, Daydream, archival digital print, edition 5, 31" x 31" (framed in white)
Sylvia Hommert, Searchlights, aquatint, beeswax, holographic paper, & resin on birch panel, 4 panels, 28" x 22" x 2" (overall)
Margaret Garrett, wave, digital print on two fabrics (silk/ cotton sateen) mounted on wood, edition 7, 22" x 45" x 3"
Dalton Portella, Somebody Else's Boat, acrylic on canvas, 24" x 20"
Sylvia Hommert, Migrations, silver spray paint, beeswax, holographic paper & resin on birch panel, 24" x 24" x 2"
Bill Armstrong, Seascape 2, archival pigment print, 16" x 22", edition 10 (framed in white)
Kelly Neidig, On Borrowed Time, Flashe on canvas, 30" x 40"
Dalton Portella, Bryn and the Ghost of the Bounty, oil on canvas, 48" x 48"
Melora Griffis, Dreamboat, acrylic on canvas, 65" x 68"
Judith Simonian, Napolean's Yellow Boat, acrylic on canvas, 24" x 29"
Glenn Fischer, Lazybones Day, paper collage on wood panel, 10" x 8"
Rossa Cole, S.O.S., mixed media, 29" x 15" x 5"
Alexis Martino, Yearning, archival digital photograph, 21" x 31", edition 5
Margaret Garrett, "writ in water", acrylic on linen, 66" x 51"
Rose Marie Cromwell, Los Banos del San Juan II, archival digital print, 19" x 24", edition 5
Melora Griffis, paddle sound, acrylic and pastel on canvas, 12" x 24"
Mark Webber, Passenger, Rough sawn white oak, galvanized steel, hydrocal, graphite, epoxy on resin, 72" x 23" x 10"
Mark Webber, Passenger, (other view), Rough sawn white oak, galvanized steel, hydrocal, graphite, epoxy resin, 72" x 23" x 10"
Mark Webber, Little Passenger, Mahogany, hydrocal, graphite, epoxy resin, 14" x 6" x 2"
Open Garden is a group exhibition of flower paintings and other media with floral motifs. April 22 - May 22, 2017
Scott Bluedorn, Marissa Bridge, Anna Church, Rossa Cole, Elisabeth Condon, Peter Dayton, Cara Enteles, Emily Filler, Margaret Garrett, Theresa Hacket, Susan Lazarus-Reimen, Stephanie Brody- Lederman, Bruce Lieberman, Christa Maiwald, Judy Mannarino, Steve Miller, Robin Rice, Dan Rizzie, Wendy Small, Donald Sultan, Suzanne Unrein, Ross Watts, Michelle Weinberg, Kathy Zeiger
In these politically charged times it’s become difficult to look at art without reading into it, being offended, or wondering if someone else will be offended. The polarization that has swept our land and divided us is creeping into art. Even an art genre as cliché and benign as flower paintings is not immune.
But sometimes a flower is just a flower. Rose is a rose is a rose.
Open Garden is a tribute to Earth Day. A percentage of sales will be donated to the locally based environmental nonprofit Perfect Earth Project.
Suzanne Unrein, Water Dogs, oil on canvas, 40" x 30"
Suzanne Unrein, Render, oil on canvas, 40" x 30"
Lucy Loewenberg, Thistles, digital C-print, 12" x 12", edition 10
Cara Enteles, Weed Bouquet 3, oil on aluminum panel, 48" x 48"
Peter Dayton, Untitled (Daisies), Xerox collage on canvas, 26" x 36"
Melora Griffis, Mommy Cake, oil & acrylic on canvas, 44" x 45"
Marissa Bridge, Big L'il, Lilith #2, oil on canvas, 36" x 36"
Wendy Small, Flower #8 (from Before the Details), digital photograph, 10" x 8", edition 1/5
Peter Dayton, Daffodil Blur, pigment print collage on wood panel, 12" x 12"
Rose Marie Cromwell, Silk Flowers, archival digital print, 37" x 30", edition 2/5
Stephanie Brody-Lederman, Spring Flowers, ink, acrylic, graphite on arches paper, 14" x 18"
Elisabeth Condon, Small American Bird, Acrylic on canvas, 20" x 16", courtesy of Lesley Heller Workspace
Ross Watts, Flor.blanco, Tar Paper, burlap and plaster on wood panel, 30"x 30"
Ross Watts, flor.negro, Tar Paper, burlap and plaster on wood panel, 30" x 30"
Robin Rice, Shira Smelling Sunflowers, Archival pigment print, 16" x 20"
Kathy Zeiger, Little One, Archival pigment print, 26" x 20", edition 10
Butterfly Pie, recent sculpture by Monica Banks, was born from the artist's post election philosophical vertigo. Her feelings of hope, revulsion, optimism and anger swirled about, as if a swarm of butterflies had alighted on the promise of the future, then perished in the morass it became. Banks claims to have been “disrupted” by the current political climate, and as a result spent the last seven months seeking solace in her studio, where she produced a body of work that is part comfort food, part venom.
Banks’ tiny figures are presented on porcelain cakes and other baked goods, such as pies. The work explores themes of consumption, ephemerality and craft, as well as gender roles in the home. Domestic metaphors fly through the studio-as-kitchen window out to the world at large, where a sort of “butterfly effect” stirs human emotions on all sides of the political spectrum. The “prettiness" of Banks’ confections invite the viewer to explore provocative imagery, while offering a mouth-watering, emotional journey.
Monica Banks lives and works in East Hampton, NY. She has been exhibiting sculpture and creating site-specific installations since 1989. Her work is held in the permanent collections of the Parrish Art Museum, The Islip Art Museum, The Museum of Contemporary Art at U Mass, Amherst, and The Catherine Konner Sculpture Park. She has exhibited at White Box, the Center for Architecture in NYC, The Carriage House at the Islip Art Museum, and the Heckscher Museum of Art, among other venues. She created “ Faces: Times Square,” a block-long sculpture which stood in Times Square from 1996-2009, and for which she won an award from the NYC Public Design Commission. In 2016 Banks won an award of merit in the Long Island Biennial presented by the Heckscher Museum of Art, Huntington. She was also included in the 2016 Artists Choose Artists exhibition at the Parrish Art Museum, and went on to serve as artist in residence there. This is her second solo exhibition at the gallery. The exhibition runs through Aug. 12th.
Promise, Glazed English Porcelain, 6 7/8" x 9" x 9"
Animal Hands, Glazed English Porcelain, 14 5/8" x 10" x 10"
Butterfly Pie, Glazed English Porcelain, 2 1/2" x 10" x 10"
Two Tier Cake, Glazed English Porcelain, 11" x 12 1/2" x 12 1/2"
Raised Hand, Glazed English Porcelain, 15 1/2" x 6" x 6 1/2"
Women's March, Glazed English Porcelain, 14" x 18 1/8" x 8 1/4"
Speckled Cake (bugs), Glazed English Porcelain, 7 5/8" x 8 3/4" x 8 3/4"
Two's in Yellows and Blues, Glazed English Porcelain, 8 1/2" x 9 3/4" x 9 3/4"
Lavender Frosted, Glazed English Porcelain, 6" x 7 3/4" x 7 3/4"
One Tall Feather, Glazed English Porcelain, 18" x 7 1/4" x 7"
Pink Slice, Glazed English Porcelain, 5" x 7 1/4" x 7 1/4"
Anthem, Glazed English Porcelain, 6 1/2” x 7 1/2” x 7 1/4"