Annual Small Works Holiday Invitational
November 18 – January 21, 2024
Closing Reception: Sunday, January 21, 3-5 PM
We are pleased to present our Annual Small Works Holiday Invitational, a group art show featuring 40+ local artists with artworks 20” x 20” or smaller. Open house receptions will be held for the artists every Saturday from 1-6 PM throughout the holiday season.
Artists participating include Nancy Achenbach, Michael Albert, Jude Amsel, Adriana Barone, Joyce Brian, Christine Cadarette, Yu Cao, Linda Capello, John Philip Capello, Casey Chalem Anderson, Joe Chierchio, Lucille Colin, Thomas Condon, Al Daniels, Sue Daniels, Quincy Egginton, Christopher Engel, Franklin Engel, Patricia Feiwel, Garance, Noelle Giddings, Barbara Groot, Barbara Hadden, Muriel Hanson Falborn, Victoria Hartman, Ruby Jackson, Sita Kadash, Romany Kramoris, Lutha Leahy-Miller, Ghilia Lipman-Wulf, Peter Lipman-Wulf, Robert Lohman, Lauren Matzen, Bruce Mermelstein, Veronica Mezzina, Katherine Milliken, Kelly Nelson, Maria Orlova, Karin Padden, Leila Pinto, Heidi Rain, Paula Raflo, Christina Schlesinger, Mara Sfara, Roger Sichel, Dinah Maxwell Smith, Gayle Tudisco, and more…
The Works of
Casey Chalem Anderson
August 17 – September 7, 2023
Reception: Saturday, August 19, 5-6:30 PM
Casey Chalem Anderson is a Greenwich Village native who passionately creates oil paintings of and inspired by the Hamptons landscape and its natural forms. Casey splits her time between Sag Harbor and New York City, immersing herself in both natural and urban artistic worlds. Casey can often be found at the beach, observing the changes in time, color, and weather, which manifest on her canvases as a balance between tranquility and visual stimulation. Her paintings are collected by those who wish to access that serenity and the emotional lift of color that her work so uniquely offers. The colors motivate her to create this parallel world in paint. These pieces are a creative interpretation of the ocean, where the artist feels most grounded.
Katherine Milliken is a professional artist and highly experienced educator. She is a local artist specializing in painting from nature, deriving inspiration from natural, organic forms in our environment. This subject matter comes from her varied experiences outdoors including walking, gardening, horseback riding, and safaris. She has exhibited her watercolor and oil paintings at the Southampton Cultural Center, Water Mill Museum, Guild Hall, Gardiner Mill Cottage Gallery, Remsenburg Academy, Romany Kramoris Gallery, and with the Artists Alliance of East Hampton at Ashawagh Hall.
JULY 27 – AUGUST 17, 2023
RECEPTION: SATURDAY, JULY 29, 5-7 PM
The central theme of Transformations resides in capturing the essence of change. Engel’s profound artistic expressions offer glimpses into the transformative experiences, be it a child’s awe-inspiring encounter with art for the first time in his figurative piece, “Mo Ma,” or the interplay of natural shapes evolving into intricate patterns found in his abstract works “Air,” “Fire,” and “Water,” which also capture the dawn of written language through calligraphic lines.
Engel’s unique artistic style blends figurative and abstract imagery, employing expressive brushstrokes and a masterful interplay of colors. Critics have drawn comparisons between Engel and esteemed artists such as George McNeil, Jean-Michel Basquiat, and Robert Motherwell. However, it is his distinct expressionistic and symbolic approach that sets Engel’s work apart, as he deftly depicts the archetypal imagery of the collective unconscious, calling on Engel’s connection to Carl Jung, whose writing and imagery has inspired him since childhood.
One of the standout pieces, “The Swimming Lesson,” captivates viewers with a figure immersed in water, evoking connections to both John the Baptist and scenes one might encounter on a serene beach. All of Engel’s paintings possess a mystical quality, a sense of otherworldliness that bridges the past, the present, and the future seamlessly.
Notably, Engel’s portrayal of angels throughout his artwork is both arresting and beautiful, with a radiance that permeates even his darker compositions. In “They Saw Themselves in the Reflection,” four figures gather around a table adorned with depictions of angels, words, colors, and animals. The captivating imagery, swirling together in harmonious chaos, freezes the moment as the figures gaze directly at the viewer. Whether they represent monks, performers, or ordinary people enjoying a social gathering or commemorating the passing of a loved one, their presence exudes an enchanting resonance of joy.
Engel’s masterful use of color infuses his artwork with vibrancy, bringing forth sharp hues and tones that resonate with the viewer. His technique involves layering dashes, crosses, checks, and angles generously upon his chosen canvas, whether archival paper or canvas itself. Through this overlaying process, hidden under-hues are unearthed, revealing a captivating narrative that evolves with each glance, offering new insights and passages within the series.
As both the artist and the viewer engage with Engel’s transformative art, they embark on a shared journey of metamorphosis. Through his skillful craftsmanship, Engel invites us to witness the extraordinary potential for change within ourselves and the world around us.
The Works of
July 6 – July 27, 2023
Reception: Saturday, July 8, 5-6:30 PM
Romany Kramoris Gallery is pleased to present the works of local artists Adriana Barone and Barbara Groot, from July 6 through July 27. A reception for the artists will be held on Saturday, July 8, from 5-6:30 PM.
Adriana Barone is a graduate of Pratt Institute with a major in Fine Art and a minor in Art History. But she put art making on the shelf as she felt at the time that there were already too many objects. Young minds…..
In 1994 Adriana moved to Sag Harbor from the City when she changed careers from Art Directing to Energy Healing. In addition to her healing practice, she spends massive amounts of time art making. “Today I am consumed with the challenge of the canvas…the challenge of bringing spontaneity, freedom, and life force to my work by combining intuitive mark making, imagery, humor and a healthy dose of frustration and futility. I paint to paint, and I relish the breakthroughs when they happen and I sit in the struggle sometimes impatiently, sometimes hopeful that this too shall pass."
Barbara Groot grew up in Southern California with the sun and light illuminating the landscape. Now living and working in East Hampton, she finds the light on the East End equally special and energizing.
“This energy has charged and influenced the work plus my ongoing desire to reinvent the immediacy of the ever-changing moments in nature,” says Groot. “The paintings contain active and bold brushwork to pursue the energy felt in our natural world. A strong, personal and inventive layered use of color gives these paintings a fresh, lush and sometimes surprising view into the world around us. The use of linear elements further vitalizes the brushwork.”
The Artwork of
June 15 - July 6, 2023
Reception: Saturday, June 17, 5-6:30 PM
Michael Albert has been creating art since his college days at New York University (BPA / 1984-1988), where he studied business. During that time, he became interested in art after visiting many of the great museums of New York City and seeing many great masterpieces, and soon after began making art in his own personal quest to create a masterpiece worthy of hanging at a major museum. His art has evolved from doodles and pen & ink, to serious wax oil drawings, to the cubist mosaic cereal box collages (Cerealism) he has become known for. In the past two decades he has been creating large-scale “Epic” collage works using the cardboard packaging of iconic consumer brands on various themes including: History, Literature, Famous Quotes, Biblical & Religious themes, Music, Lyrics, Clocks, Botany, Mathematics, Geography, Logo Montages & Color Studies. He is the founder/owner of Sir Real, a brand of fruit juice & natural foods found at specialty markets in the greater NY Metro area including at Schiavoni’s Market right across the street! Since the publishing of his first book, an artist’s autobiography titled, “An Artist’s America” (Henry Holt, 2008), he has developed a traveling Pop art enrichment program & hands-on collage workshop for all age groups called the “Modern Pop Art Experience”, which he has brought to over 1,000 schools, libraries, museums & other arts venues all over the USA & in Europe. The selection of works showing at Kramoris Gallery include limited edition giclee prints on canvas, rare silkscreens, original collages and self-published offset prints spans 30 years of his art.
Photographer, Artist and Festival Producer, Roger Sichel’s prolific creative experience spans generations and genres. From creating one of New York’s first erotic film festivals with judges Andy Warhol, Gore Vidal and Milos Forman to producing rock concerts with the Doors, Four Seasons and Isaac Hayes nationwide, Roger identifies most as a cultural observer and photographic journalist.
Sichel has now entered the next phase of his artistic career and is choosing to explore neo-pop mixed media, inspired by his own life, as well as current events, while simultaneously preserving the legacy of his work in photojournalism.
The Artwork of
May 25 - June 15, 2023
Reception: Saturday, May 27, 5-6:30 PM
Victoria Hartman is a Bronx-born artist living in Southampton, New York. During her student days in New York City, she majored in art at the High School of Music & Art (now Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School) and at The Cooper Union, where she earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts. Victoria worked as a freelance book designer and has written several joke books for children. When not painting, Victoria loves to explore and get inspiration from the Eastern Long Island landscape and to recharge with the energy and visual offerings of New York City.
Lutha Leahy-Miller captures the luminous energy of ocean waves, rendered in Japanese ink and brush on paper. A second generation Hamptons surfer, Lutha has lived and surfed the world over, and is the confluence of many inspirations. His Skull Series artworks are a meditation on death, a rumination upon our inevitable demise, a reminder of the preciousness of life, and of the infallibility of ever–constant change. Tibetan Buddhist philosophy regarding impermanence, is the key to the skull series.
Lauren Matzen has lived on the east end of Long Island since 1986 and is a multimedia artist. She has studied with Paton Miller and has shown in local galleries on the east end: Southampton Arts Center, Ashwaugh Hall. Also at the Peter Mendenhall Gallery, Pasadena, CA, Nov 2019, and more recently at the Romany Kramoris Gallery. Lauren has maintained her full time Acupuncture Practice in Southampton since 1996.
May 4 – May 25, 2023
Saturday, May 6, 5-6:30 PM
We are pleased to present a group show of local artists to kick off the season. The show will run from May 4 through May 25, with a reception celebrating the artists on Saturday, May 6, from 5-6:30 PM.
Exhibiting artists include Michael Albert, Adriana Barone, Joyce Brian, Casey Chalem Anderson, Christopher Engel, Muriel Hanson Falborn, Patricia Feiwel, Barbara Groot, Victoria Hartman, Ruby Jackson, Sita Kadash, Lutha Leahy-Miller, Lauren Matzen, Joanna McCarthy, Veronica Mezzina, Kahterine, Milliken, Christina Schlesinger, Roger Sichel, and more.
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