We are pleased to present our Annual Small Works Holiday Invitational, a group art show featuring 25+ local artists with artworks 20” x 20” or smaller. Artists include Michael Albert, Herbert August, Olivia August, Adriana Barone, Joyce Brian, Christine Cadarette, Linda Capello, John Capello, Casey Chalem Anderson, Lucille Colin, Richard Denning, Christopher Engel, Franklin Engel, Patricia Feiwel, Suzzanne Fokine, Jackie Fuchs, Rick Gold, Peter Gumpel, Barbara Groot, Barbara Hadden, Muriel Hanson Falborn, Victoria Hartman, Ruby Jackson, Romany Kramoris, Ghilia Lipman-Wulf, Diana Malcolmson, Veronica Mezzina, Lutha Leahy-Miller, Katherine Milliken, Kelly Nelson, Alan Nevins, Isabel Pavao, Heidi Rain, Al Salsano, Roger Sichel, Jorge Silveira, and more to be announced.
Barbara Hadden, a realist painter, has lived in Sag Harbor for 30+ years. She paints the harbor’s architecture – homes, streets, shops, and farmscapes. Her landscapes and architectural portraits of Sag Harbor and the East End of the 1800 and 1900’s, reveal a vanishing quaintness. Hadden’s pieces bestow honor on the town’s historic stature through her poised lines and crisp color combinations. From buildings painted in color-block style to the rustling of a flag flying on the windmill flagpole, simple at first look – attention is paid to detail and positions and endless and effortless shading.
A devotee of Edward Hopper, her style is crisp and clean. Her live models are the architecture, streets, and shops of Sag Harbor, painted in a style solitary, stark, and pure. Her scenarios are devoid of human figures, emitting a mysterious and even haunting sense of drama. Longtime residents will recognize an otherworldliness from times past. A mood created by nuanced soft light and shadow, the paintings are subdued with an inner even mystical light. Silence is allowed to seep in. Contrary to the lonely and empty moods she creates, she counteracts this melancholy with her often bright palette, capturing sunlight on the architecture and fields.
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