Exhibitions

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July 2024 Group Show

Michael Albert
Adriana Barone
Roger Sichel

July 3 - July 25, 2024

Reception: Saturday, July 6, 5-6:30 PM

We are pleased to present a group showing of Michael Albert, Adriana Barone, and Roger Sichel, July 3 through July 25. A reception for the artist will be held on Saturday, July 6, from 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. This summer starting in July, he will be showing his work at the Romany Kramoris Gallery in Sag Harbor for the first time. The selection of limited edition giclee prints on canvas, rare silkscreens, original collages and self-published offset prints spans 30 years of his art.

 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."

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.

Coming Up

Upcoming Exhibitions

The Friends of Pablo Picasso - 45 x 64 - Mixed Media on Paper

THE WORK OF CHRISTOPHER ENGEL
with Special Guest Artist, FRANKLIN ENGEL

 July 25 – August 15, 2024

 The Work of Christopher Engel is presented at Kramoris Gallery, 41 Main Street, Sag Harbor, NY from July 25 – August 15, 2024. The work of Special Guest Artist, Franklin Engel, father of Christopher, will also be featured.

Christopher 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. His connection to Carl G. Jung, whose writing and imagery have inspired Engel since childhood and throughout his life as both an artist and an educator, is evident in his work.

Special Guest Artist Franklin Engel, father of Christopher Engel, features his combine paintings in this exhibit. Franklin Engel has conjured up abstract images on aged, wooden planes, combining ceramic, wood, and stones with hidden texts, symbols, and gestures reminiscent of cave paintings and early astronomical drawings. Converging lines, triangles, and circles dominate the work over a sea of white, rust, and gold with blue burnt edges. Recollections and elements of the mind of a searcher have been recorded, and the viewer observes the never-ending journey of the mind and spirit. Franklin Engel explains, “We are constantly searching for symbols and images, past and present, to catch a glimpse of the universe that holds us all.”

Both Engels, father and son, are speaking similar “languages” in their work. Their language of images is the speech of the unconscious - the “collective unconscious.” Both  abstract and figurative images reveal a connection of both artists’ desires to understand the mystery and complexity of who we are, how we got here, and where we are going.

In one of Christopher Engel’s quintessential abstract pieces, 3 Red Birds Scale a Wall - a large expressionistic work reminiscent of the style of Robert Motherwell - he evokes a background of black, brown, and gold amid jagged graffiti-like lines in a dizzying array of patterns and movements surrounding three red angles, balanced among charcoal and graphite text, numbers, and images. The work has connotations of escaping, rising above, and moving past blockades. 3 Red Birds remind us that we can rise above and beyond limitations - even in the thickest of forests or crowded cities. We can find ourselves in flight, moving past the power of gravity.

In Christopher Engel’s essential figurative work, The Friends of Pablo Picasso, we see four seated characters drinking at the famous El Quatre Gats bistro. The central figure is Picasso himself with an Etruscan bull on his chest and the sign of infinity above his head. His face is ageless – the young and old artist combined. Engel captures his gesture and well-known gaze. Seated with Picasso are perhaps friends or perhaps aspects of the artist - all with pointed hats and crowns reminiscent of religious figures, angels, and spirits – adorned with symbols of the Buddha, the Annunciation, numbers, and words. Bordering the figures is a quote of Picasso’s: “To draw you must close your eyes and sing.” All of the works in this exhibit resonate with this concept.

Past Exhibitions

June 2024 Group Art Show

Hina Cao
 Quincy Egginton
Lauren Matzen
Ghilia Lipman-Wulf

June 13 - July 3, 2024

Reception: Saturday, June 15, 5-6:30 PM

 

We are pleased to present a group art show featuring the works of Hina Cao, Quincy Egginton, Ghilia Lipman-Wulf, and Lauren Matzen, June 13 through July 3. A reception for the artists will be held on Saturday, June 15, from 5-6:30 PM.

Hina Cao is an award-winning painter, founder of HINA, luxury influencer, self-love guru, great author, poet, and humanitarian. Her luxury lifestyle brand HINA embraces art and wisdom. Her painting “Life Life” has won the finalist of the Fourth International Juried Art Competition “Show Your World” by ReArtiste and exhibited in Manhattan.

She has Master of Architecture from Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) and received Warren Family Social Engagement Award. Her abstract paintings are known for “stunningly beautiful” expressions of vibrant and positive emotions and life energy with innate joy and love. Hina’s paintings and handwriting are favored by Joe Gebbia, billionaire designer and co-founder of Airbnb.

Quincy Egginton is an artist, art educator and community member. She is passionate about teaching art to students of all ages and has enjoyed teaching at all levels.

Life at the beach has always been the inspiration for her art. Growing up in Lexington MA, she was able to visit beaches north and south of Boston. She and her husband, Hersey, purchased a home in Wainscott 45 years ago and finally moved here full time May 2021.

Ghilia Lipman-Wulf is an artist and writer living in Sag Harbor. Considered a neo-Expressionist, Ghilia’s work is mostly semi-abstract, but she is widely known for botanicals as well. From the canvas to furniture, ceramics, clothing, and murals, Ghilia’s work has been widely commissioned and exhibited since the early 1980s. Recurrent themes in Ghilia’s work stem from a love of nature and the human form. She is currently working on a series of memory pieces which incorporate both painting and prose. Together, these vignettes are meant to capture pieces of the past–including autobiographical subjects, but also the shared stories and histories of the artist’s family.

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 (SACEE-5, April 2019), and Ashwaugh Hall (Sept 2019). Also at the Peter Mendenhall Gallery, Pasadena, CA, Nov 2019, and more recently at the Romany Kramoris Gallery (2021).

Summer Kickoff

Summer Kickoff Group Show 

May 24 – June 13, 2024

Reception: Saturday, May 25, 5-6:30 PM

 

We are pleased to present a group show to kick off the summer season, featuring over 35 local artists, from May 24 through June 13. A reception will be held on Saturday, May 25, from 5-6:30 PM.

Artists featured include Michael Albert, Jude Amsel, Adriana Barone, Joyce Brian, Christine Cadarette, Hina Cao, Linda Capello, John Capello, Casey Chalem Anderson, Lucille Colin, Thomas Condon, Al Daniels, Sue Daniels, Richard Denning, Quincy Egginton, Christopher Engel, Franklin Engel, Patricia Feiwel, Rick Gold, Barbara Groot, Barbara Hadden, Muriel Hanson Falborn, Victoria Hartman, Ruby Jackson, Sita Kadash, Eleanora Kupencow, Lutha Leahy-Miller, Ghilia Lipman-Wulf, Peter Lipman-Wulf, Diana Malcolmson, Lauren Matzen, Bruce Mermelstein, Veronica Mezzina, Katherine Milliken, Leila Pinto, Heidi Rain, Christina Schlesinger, Mara Sfara, Roger Sichel, Gayle Tudisco, and more.

Prayers - 60 x 40 - Mixed Media on Canvas - 2023
Mardi Gras -48 x 72 - Mixed Media Diptych (48 x 36 each canvas)
MO MA - 45 X 60 - Mixed Media on Paper

LOOKING BACK
LOOKING FORWARD

The Work of

CHRISTOPHER ENGEL

May 2-23, 2024

Opening Reception: Saturday, May 11 5:00-6:30PM

We are pleased to present Looking Back Looking Forward, The Work of Christopher Engel from May 2 – May 23, 2024, with an Opening Reception on Saturday, May 11 from 5:00 to 6:30pm.

In the exhibit Looking Back Looking Forward, viewers have the opportunity to see the progression and breadth of Engel’s work, a collection spanning 20 years, since relocating from New York City to Sag Harbor.

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 his connection to Carl G. Jung, whose writing and imagery has inspired Engel since childhood and throughout his life as both an artist and an educator.

Christopher Engel in his studio

As viewer’s 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. In this sense, we are joining the artist on his journey to the past and an exploration of the future. As Engel explains,

“We are travelers
even if we stand still, we are in constant motion.
Whether we open our eyes or deep in sleep,
we are witnesses and participants in the flow
of images, ideas, and movements that make up our universe.
From the marks on cave walls to the vibrating strips of string theory, all is connected.
We are tightrope walkers moving through time, balancing what we know and what we don’t.
Finding faces of our ancestors and those yet to come in the colorful patterns of fields, on the ground, and in the sky - the simple wash of rain on black roads or the call of morning birds.
All the while, angels and spirits are there to point the way to understanding what it all means.
The quest for meaning can be answered in this simple way –
we are all made from the same things, we are all one.”

Wild Grace-Spring 3x5'

“I’ll Need a Pumpkin and Some Mice”

The Artwork of
KOBA
(Adriana Barone & Kryn Olson)

 Saturday, April 13, 5-7 PM

 In collaboration with
Sara Nightingale Gallery
26 Main Street, Sag Harbor

Romany Kramoris Gallery and Sara Nightingale Gallery are pleased to present, I’ll Need a Pumpkin and Some Mice, new works by KOBA, opening Saturday, April 13th from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at both galleries in Sag Harbor.

 Local artists Adriana Barone and Kryn Olson have been friends for many years. They each have their own separate art practice and have often looked to one another for inspiration and critique. Last summer they decided to make a painting together – both working on the same canvas at the same time. Immediately, they felt an inspiring synergy and were thrilled with the outcome. Thus began a series of collaborative works under the acronym KOBA, an arrangement of the artists’ initials. 

 Their different skills and background experiences seep into the works. Ms. Barone attended Coopers Union and went on to start her own healing practice. Ms. Olson brings her science background and extensive experience as a professional artist. Both love the beauty of nature and find symbolism and metaphor within the natural environment. Both are interested in the relationship between humans and plants.

 The paintings are bright and optimistic, offering hope in a challenging time. Using spray paint and graffiti, KOBA creates bold flowers that reference pop culture, subway art and botanicals. 

 The exhibitions will run through April 30th

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