August 17 – September 7, 2017
The Artwork of
Liz Gribin, Lois Bender, Herbert August, and Lynn Matusoka
Reception: Saturday, August 19, 5-6:30 PM
Liz Gribin, former Sag Harbor resident with family currently residing in Sag Harbor, is an internationally acclaimed painter. A living legend with her own distinct style which moves from shallow to deep across the space in the picture plane. Her figures are emotionally loaded through postures and placement. Backgrounds merge with the figures for a cubist feel. Colors are remarkably handled. She has created a distinct niche in contemporary art.
Lynn Matsuoka, of Sag Harbor is blessed with a rare visual craft in poetic imagery of birds in flight and horses gliding over the earth that stir emotion through powerful and lyrical lines. She creates instant emotional connections through imageries of American equestrian endeavors, capturing delicate nuances of the world she surveys.
Herbert August of Sagaponack often starts a work with reference to nature, which becomes abstract. “The world is his oyster” for subject matter. Starting small and enlarging, he explores color, shape, and texture with greater freedom. These elements and intuition become emotional expression. Herb has studied with Robert Gwathmey and Louis Kahn.
Lois Bender strolls us through Paris Gardens in the Hamptons in her watercolors “Les Jardins de Paris”. Her paintings capture rich landscapes and charming views of iconic gardens and parks throughout Paris during her art residency in France. She puts us under “the spell” of a Spring in Paris, “the world’s garden mecca”, from well-known gardens and loved neighborhoods – Monet’s Garden Giverny. Her paintings express idyllic moments, “Joie de Vivre” through Paris’ horticultural/floral embellishments, their beauty, mystique, and architecture, be it the Louvre, a Paris street, or potted geraniums everywhere on terraces, windows, and urns. Her paintings express the timelessness of Paris, its historical architectural styles, and its range of moods.
July 27 – August 17, 2017
The Artwork of
Barbara Groot & Thomas Condon
Reception: Saturday, July 29, 5-6:30 PM
There is an elegance in Barbara Groot’s sweeping line work, reminiscent of musical phrasing. Her brushstrokes appear as if from modern music scoring which channels emotional lightness and spatial freeness, uplifting the viewer. Her boundaries are loose or nonexistent, contributing to a breathless freedom.
The focus of Thomas Condon’s work reflects the New England town throughout the seasons. There is a sense of alienation, a moodiness. His streets are devoid of human activity. Condon is especially interested in the play of shadow and light in his work.
A reception for the show will be held on Saturday, July 29, from 5-6:30 PM.
July 6 – July 27, 2017
A Selection of Recent Work by
Strings is a selection of recent work by Christopher Engel.
The recurrent theme of all humans connected to those who have gone before echoes throughout the series, as in all of Engel’s work. Engel explains, “There are points in life when all lines come together. There is an alignment of thoughts and ideas. All voices resonate in unison, and that which travels within has the moment to be seen, heard or felt. We are surrounded by the remnants of all who came before; the energy leaving ‘strings’ that entangle into our lives.”
The title figurative work contains two figures holding the strings of puppets. The main figure is the Sutradhara, known as the “holder of strings.” Traditionally, this is the central character in Sanskrit theater and also the head of the troupe. The symbolic and metaphysical interpretations resound. The seminal abstract work, “Strings,” has ties to Engel’s abstract series “Alchemy” and “Through the Lines.” The work references calligraphy, graffiti, marks on walls, tar patches, ripples in water and, seemingly, all are bound together through the motion and energy of the entire composition.
A reception for the show will be held on Saturday, July 8, from 5-6:30 PM.
May 25 – June 15, 2017
Ready, Set, Go!
Romany Kramoris Gallery is pleased to present Ready, Set, Go!, a group exhibition to kickoff the summer season featuring the works of 6 local artists.
A reception for the show will be held on Saturday, May 27, from 5-6:30 PM.
April 27 – May 25, 2017
Annual Spring Flower Show
Romany Kramoris Gallery is pleased to announce our 6th Annual Spring Flower Show, a group show featuring a variety of styles from realism to impressionism from local and regional artists.
Featured artists include Liz Gribin, Joyce Brian, Joan Tripp, Barbara Groot, Romany Kramoris, Muriel Hanson Falborn, Hazel Shearer Thomas Gray, Ghilia Lipman-Wulf, Pingree Louchheim, Veronica Mezzina, Richard Udice, Lois Bender, Lynn Matsuoka, and Bob Rothstein.