Sunday, May 26, 2013

Hamptons Fine Art: Kimberly Goff Opens at Peter Marcelle Gallery, Photo's Steve Zaluski and Daria Deshuk

Kimberly Goff Opened at the Perter Marcell Gallery, Bridgehampton

 Apparently the rain did not discourage the  large crowd that turned out.

Photo Coverage By @Steve Zaluski and ©Daria Deshuk, Thanks to you both

Daria Deshuk"we stopped by Peter Marcelle where Kimberly Golf exhibited a large body of work in a retrospective, inclusive of paintings and drawings in a mono color pallet of blues white and grays in a free gestural marks. " 
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A note from Daria Deshuk, ArtHamptons: Karyn mannix contemporary's Inaugaural Show @ Hampton Hang Gallery & Eric Firestone Galley, A View with a room

Karyn Mannix Contemporary's Inaugaural Show @ Hampton Hang Gallery

Eric Firestone Gallery: A View with a Room 

A note from Daria:  I was out and about last night in the wet cool fresh sweet salty air feeling more like early spring than the  hamptons start to our summer season. I managed to get to with my good friend Doris, first we stopped at Hampton  Hang Art in  watermill, where Karyn  has collaborated to present  "Vernacular " local land scape works... both Karyn  and Ashley, Hampton Hang Gallery, look amazing and ready for a new season in fabulous Hampton style! The show focussed on regional and landscape subject.

Then we went to East Hampton to Eric Firestone Galley where it was so packed ( looked like the NYC art crowed out for the weekend ) it was impossible to see the art... Eric brings a unique opportunity to the hamptons merging his professional passions of the comtempory art world in the local venue of his East Hampton Gallery.

All photoes courtsey for Daria Deshuk 

©Daria deshuk

Karyn Mannix: Vanacular, Local Hamptons Landscapes/

Karen and Ashley

 Scott Hewett: Lobster

The Crowd was packed in East Hampton @  Eric Firestone Galley

Hamptons Fine Art: Daria Deshuck: The Art Barge,


It's that time of the year again to start making plans for the Summer and I hope The Victor D'Amico Institute of Art / THE ART BARGE is part of your plans. Whether you take a week long workshop, enroll for the entire summer in the Painting Studio, attend the Children's Art Carnival or simply make a visit to say hello. The Barge is a summer destination that should be on everyone's list to do !
Join us for the BARGE-IN Open House on Sunday May 26th, 4-7pm. On exhibit in the gallery will be "TRANSFORMATIONS", a process oriented teaching/learning experience of Mabel D'Amico's image transfers.
The big NEW for this summer will be the on-line registration. For the past 50 years, cut and paste at The Barge meant, scissors and glue.....times have changed and now for those CONNECTED, registration will be at your finger tips. Clicking the link will get you the up-dated Summer schedule. 
Others can call in = 631-267-3172, and Starting May 27th, The Art Barge is open Monday - Friday 9am - 4pm for those who want to register in person.
No excuses, come and get paint under your finger nails and sand in your shoes.
I look forward to seeing you on board at THE ART BARGE in Napeaque.

Christopher Kohan, President
The Art Barge

Kenney Mencher: Imaginarium at Arc Gallery

Kenney Mencher: Imaginarium at Arc Gallery: Dear Friends I am pleased to announce my participation in the trio show &...

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Daria Deshuk,Hamptons Fine Art: Tripoli Gallery, On Country Ground Darius Yektai May 23 ‐ June 20, 2013

Tripoli Gallery

We are pleased to open our summer season with an exhibition of new paintings by Darius Yektai, entitled, On Country Ground.  The show will open with a reception for the artist on Thursday, May 23rd, from 6 to 8 pm.

Born in Southampton, NY, and having lived out here for the last 12 years Darius Yektai is, as the title implies, simply on country ground.  His studio and love for nature is cradled in our small community but his vision extends beyond our shores.  “It is only here where the beaches run for miles and the sky is unrestricted that I can breathe at ease and focus on the complexities in the painted surface of my work." he has said.  We know from looking at his newest work on view at the gallery that this surface he labors on is of the utmost concern to the artist.

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On Country Ground

Darius Yektai

May 23 ‐ June 20, 2013
Born in Southampton, NY, and having lived out here for the last 12 years Darius Yektai is, as the title implies, simply on country ground.  His studio and love for nature is cradled in our small community but his vision extends beyond our shores.  “It is only here where the beaches run for miles and the sky is unrestricted that I can breathe at ease and focus on the complexities in the painted surface of my work." he has said.  We know from looking at his newest work on view at the gallery that this surface he labors on is of the utmost concern to the artist.
The subjects of his recent work are not necessarily from or of the east end; they vary from the young at swimming holes in the Adirondacks to cliffscapes in Mallorca and St. Barths.  But what they do all share is a sense of landscape as armature for the physical act of his painting.  The figure/ground relationship of his brushstrokes and the figure/ground relationship of his subjects seem to create an interesting plane for contemplation -a metaphysical surface for his didactic painting.  
In the painting “From Tree to Sea”, 2012-2013, a bathing suit clad man casually with arms up hangs from a tree branch overlooking a mountainous cove.  The man and tree branch are rendered in watercolor and charcoal on paper.  They have been folded, cut, and pasted in oil paint to the painted image of the cove.  Mr. Yektai is using paint in two distinct and separate ways.  It is being used both as to the service of illusory depth as in the verisimilitude of the distant landscape that falls behind the figure receding into space, and paint as to the service of adhesion, a quality that speaks about the nature of the material and that floats on the surface of the canvas.  It is in this way that Mr. Yektai’s work is activated.  He is constantly shifting his approach to the painting, and the paint is constantly negotiating itself as truth in material and to the illusion of representation.
Darius Yektai studied at Occidental College in Los Angeles, and the American University in Paris where he completed his BA in art history.  Over the years, his work has been recognized with various awards including, Best Representational Work (2010), Best Sculpture (2008), and Best In Show (2002), from Guild Hall’s annual members show. This will be his second solo exhibition at the Tripoli Gallery.

Language of the Landscape: Regional Painting of the Hamptons: Saturday, May 25, 2013 6-9pm On View through June 23

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Language of the Landscape: Regional Painting of the Hamptons

karyn mannix contemporary

karyn mannix contemporary's Inaugaural Show
@ Hampton Hang Gallery


 Language of the Landscape 
Regional Paintings of the Hamptons

Ralph Carpentier
Carly Haffner
Scott Hewett
Mary Laspia
Dalton Portella
Doug Reina

Opening Reception: Memorial Day Weekend
Saturday, May 25, 2013

On View through June 23
Gallery Hours: Fridays & Saturdays 6-9pm or by appointment 516 318 0000

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Located at 688 Montauk Highway, Water Mill NY
(behind Suki Zuki & Sara Nightingale Gallery)

Carly Haffner

Snow Cloud
8"x 8"
Acrylic on Wood Panel

Dalton Portella
48" x 48"
Oil on Canvas

Mary Laspia

Evening Reflection
24" x 24"
Oil on Canvas

Scott Hewett

Moored Boat
30" x 30"
Oil on Canvas

Ralph Carpentier

Winter Dusk
28" x 35"
Oil on Linen

Doug Reina

Ditch Plains
16" x 20"
Oil on Canvas

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Today, Shelter Island 1-4PM Sylvester Manor House

May 25th from 1:00pm - 4:00pm
at Sylvester Manor Educational Farm, 80 North Ferry Road, Shelter Island

Our Annual Spring Open House will include: 
  • A pop-up of our popular farmstand selling lettuce heads, salad and cooking greens, radishes and assorted seedlings
  • A kids crafts and activities table with leaf rubbings and outdoor scavenger hunts lead by our summer youth program instructors 
All are welcome!  To help us prepare for the event, please let us know if you're attending by replying to Melissa at or 
631.749.0626.  We hope to see you there!
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Volunteers get to enjoy our concerts, readings, film screenings, special events, and more and help to make the varied programming at Sylvester Manor possible. CLICK HERE to see opportunities for volunteering and to sign up now. We can't wait to to see you at our next event!

Daria Deshuk for Hampton Fine Art: HALSEY MCKAY GALLERY , TONE POEM June 1 - 18 | Opening reception for the artists Saturday, June 1, 6-8 pm N. DASH, ELIAS HANSEN, MATT KENNY, ROSY KEYSER, ADAM MARNIE


TONE POEM  June 1 - 18 | Opening reception for the artists Saturday, June 1, 6-8 pm

HALSEY MCKAY is pleased to present Tone Poem, a group show featuring five artists that will occupy both floors of the gallery. The exhibiton introduces itself with seemingly humble materials–weathered wood, lacerated sheetrock, plastic bags, sawdust and adobe ground are all utilized as starting points. Between the hands of this group, these familiar components undergo varying acts of sublte restraint and active intervention. A variety of possibilities emerge from the materials themselves and to the potentials of painting, printmaking and sculpture. Seemingly unrelated objects begin to reveal similar appreciation and understanding of these artists’ worlds and rituals. An undercurrent of inventiveness, economy of means and commitment to hands-on approaches shines through. The tinkering of human presence abounds creating a splintered and ethereal narrative–at once plausible, eerie and at peace.

Image: Adam Marnie

As an ensemble, these five artists evoke moments of angst and meditation that float through the spaces of the gallery in a grittily elegant dance. Matt Kenny skews the ubiquitous black plastic bags of New York’s bodegas by tenderly and laboriously inking their thin film and running it through an etching press. The resulting fascimiles appear simultaneously photo-realistic and arcanely abstract–elevating and keenly reflecting the spirit of their origins into ghostly indexes.

With similar sleight of hand, Elias Hansen’s seemingly repurposed, cast-off glass pieces are actually meticulously hand-blown works that the artist marries with rawly wired LED lights and salvaged wood from the forrests surrounding his upstate studio. A birch chair glows from the floor while illuminated beakers commune on the walls.

Rosy Keyser also sources the woods and fields of upstate New York for her paintings’ material. Thrust into the picture plane, imprints and remnants of beer cans, corrugated steel, sawdust, tarps, oil paint, enamel, and canvas form rythmic gestures. Made without a press Keyser’s mono-printing process is blind to her as she works and each iteration moves away from its original visage. On their own terms, Keyser’s paintings are imbued with a materialist spirituality that leaves a myriad of sensory impressions.

The fusion of place, touch and material is further evidenced in N. Dash’s linen, jute, indigo and adobe works. While she intentionally explores the means by which information and bodily expression can be embedded into her hand-painted materials, the works themselves speak a language of specific sites and experiences. Her restrained palette, and earthy grounds emote arid atmospheres which move at the desert’s pace.

Similarly monochromatic, though unaltered or digitally output in highly saturated red, Adam Marnie’s works return us to the city’s speed and aggresion. Using industrial printing and construction materials and intervening in the gallery walls themselves, Marnie frames acts of violence. In opposition to motivations of their Minimalist predecesors, Marnie’s works act as a constructed theatre in which to explore the tension between the artifice of presentation and the truth of action. A wall-sized piece of sheet rock is punctured by a single fist and trapped with its rubble in a frame marred by the flooding of Hurricane Sandy. Upstairs, flickering light creeps in through pockmarked holes and incisions in a piece that brandishes the immediacy of its marks rather than the slow-time of decay.

N. Dash holds a BA from New York University and her MFA from Columbia University. She has had solo shows with Untitled, NY as well as a two-person exhibition alongside William Anstasi at Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, NY. Group exhibitions include, Abstract Everyday / Everyday Abstract, Curated by Matthew Higgs, James Cohan Gallery, NY; Ghosts Before Breakfast, White Flag Projects, St. Louis; and Painting Expanded at Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, NY. She has been featured and reviewed in Modern Painters and TimeOut New York. She lives and works in New York and New Mexico. N. Dash is represented by Untitled, NY.

Elias Hansen has had solo exhibitons with Maccarone, NY; Jonathan Viner, London; The Fireplace Project, East Hampton; The Company, LA as well as two-person collaborations with Oscar Tuazon at Maccarone; Parc Saint Leger and Balice Hertling, Paris. He has participated in recent group exhibitions at Peres Projects, LA; The Station, Miami;  A Pallazo, Brescia, Italy; Galleria Suzy Shamma, Milano, Italy, Western Bridge, Seattle and Palais De Tokyo, Paris. Hansen has been an artist in residence at the Museum of Glass in Tacoma, WA and the University of Ohio in Columbus. His work has been reviewed and written about in the New York Times, Artforum, Art in America, Art Review and The LA Times among others. Hansen is represented by Maccarone in New York and Anat Egbi in Los Angeles.

Matt Kenny holds a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design. He has had solo exhibitons with Karma and Derek Eller, NY and was recently included in Water Feature, curated by Lizzie Wright and Shaun Krupa at Wildlife, Brooklyn, NY. A Real Bronx Cheer, Kenny’s collaboration with Dan Colen and Ron Delsner was recently published by Fulton Ryder. Feelings of Control, a monograph of Kenny’s works was published in 2011 by Karma. Kenny and photographs of his library were a feature of Ari Marcoupolous’ Area 51 Series. He lives and works in New York CIty.

Rosy Keyser was born in Baltimore, MD and now lives and works between Brooklyn and Medusa, NY. Keyser received her BFA from Cornell University and her MFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She has had several solo exhibitons with Peter Blum, NY and her work has been included in the following group shows: Painter Painter at Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN, curated by Eric Crosby and Bartholomew Ryan; Pink Caviar at Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk, Denmark; Immaterial at Ballroom Marfa, TX, curated by Fairfax Dorn; Stubborn Materials at Peter Blum Chelsea, New York, NY; Her work is included in permanent collections such as the Louisiana Museum, Denmark, the Zabludowicz Collection, London, UK, and the Maxine and Stuart Frankel Foundation, Bloomfield Hills, MI. Keyser is represented by Peter Blum in New York.

Adam Marnie was born in Minneapolis and now lives and works in New York. He received his BFA in Painting from Rhode Island School of Design in 2001, and his MFA in Sculpture from Bard College in 2012. Solo exhibitions have been with Derek Eller Gallery, NY and his work has been included in recent group shows such as Photography Is, Higher Pictures, New York; Haley Mellin / Olivier Mosset [and Back Room], Untitled, New York; and The Perpetual Dialogue, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York. The follow-up to SH T, Night Gallery, Los Angeles (a collaborative project with Dawn Cerny and Tuomas Korpijaakko), SH T II was held at Know More Games, Brooklyn, NY in April 2013. He is represented by Derek Eller Gallery, New York.

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HALSEY MCKAY GALLERY | 79 Newtown Lane | East Hampton | New York | 11937 | 631.604.5770

Friday, May 24, 2013

James Turrell Opens at the Guggenheim Museum in June

NEW YORK, NY James Turrell, the eminent American artist’s first solo exhibition in a New York museum since 1980. The exhibition features a major new site-specific work, Aten Reign (2013), which represents one of the most dramatic transformations of the museum ever conceived—reimagining the rotunda of Frank Lloyd Wright’s iconic building as one of Turrell’s luminous and immersive Skyspaces. Opening on the summer solstice, the installation will fill the museum’s central void with shifting natural and artificial light and intense, modulating color, creating a dynamic perceptual experience that exposes the materiality of light. Including select early works in addition to the monumental new installation, James Turrell considers the dominant themes explored by the artist for nearly fifty years, focusing on his investigations of perception, light, color, and space and the critical role of site-specificity in his practice.
— From June 21 to September 25, 2013, the Guggenheim Museum presents

James Turrell is one of three concurrent, independently curated presentations of the artist’s work in summer 2013. Together, the exhibitions at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art celebrate Turrell's groundbreaking career and form a three-part retrospective across the country.  

James Turrell is curated by Carmen Giménez, Stephen and Nan Swid Curator of Twentieth-Century Art, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, and Nat Trotman, Associate Curator, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.