Exhibitions

Currently Showing

Brooklyn - Mixed Media on Paper - 40 x 62

ANGELS + ATMOSPHERES

Recent Works of

Christopher Engel

 

July 28 - August 18, 2022


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

 

Christopher Engel‘s newest series, Angels + Atmospheres, stems from a two-year period during Covid, when the artist contemplated and reflected on the plight of isolated people, covered up, masked, and searching for answers. Much of the work relates to the beauty of an open face, of seeing a full being and all their expressions and emotions. All the work, whether abstract or figurative, has the same dreamlike, meditative quality.

Engel explains, "So many people today are searching for guidance and looking for help. What they can try to do is find the 'angel' within themselves, and when keying into that, they can open up a door of understanding, connection, and hope."

This series reveals Engel's idea that angels are all around us and are here to help us. Engel says, "In ancient history, people acknowledged the existence of angels and accepted them. In modern times, we find it harder to accept their presence, and yet they continue to exist." Engel believes they can appear in the most unlikely places. "Angels are there - 'summoned or not' - whether on a street in Brooklyn, in a supermarket aisle, or in a cave by the sea."

Engel's abstract works are in many ways mandalas that are deconstructed; stretching out with layers of vibrant hues for us to ponder and move through. Atmospheres as a form of meditation. For example, in Above Below, we see what appears to be sacred writing, an incantation, swirling, fragmented across a block of color lines in the process of reconnecting.

Engel's faces and figures are reminiscent of childlike drawings with quick strokes, thick color, and collaged elements. The layers of the paintings reveal many meanings, and the viewer is drawn to the symbolism of the letters, numbers, words, and archetypal imagery. Many of the collaged images are of angelic forms from many cultures, superimposed over figures questioning, searching, and speaking. In the painting Lumen, the single angelic being is illuminated and supports a childlike figure, while ringing a bell of awakening and epiphany. Just as in the abstracts, the markings create a mystical quality.

Engel continues, "We are always surrounded by the presence of angels. We can also be angels for each other."

Coming Up

Upcoming Exhibitions

August 18 2022 Group Show

Thomas Condon
Barbara Groot
Richard Denning

August 18 - September 8, 2022

Reception:
Sautrday, August 20, 5-6:30 PM

Thomas Condon, who is a regular exhibitor at The Romany Kramoris Gallery in Sag Harbor, New York, is principally known for his lush landscapes and floral compositions which are inspired by the natural settings from his homes in the Hamptons, New York City and Florida.

A native New Englander, Tom’s architectural canvases, by contrast, are characterized by a sense of stark separateness, devoid of human presence and activity, yet filled with it. His work is clearly inspired by Edward Hopper.

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 vitalize the brushwork.”

Richard Denning has studied at the Art Students League, NYC with twenty years of classes in drawing, watercolor, and workshops at Asilomar. Pacific Grove, California (near Big Sur), Hudson River School (near West Point). Denning’s main artistic interest is in figures and landscapes. His commission work includes views of San Francisco Bay Golden Gate Bridge, and Holiday Calendars done for commercial clients in each of the past 25 years.

 

Past Exhibitions

July 7 2022 Group Show

 Casey Chalem Anderson
Adriana Barone
Roger Sichel

 
July 7 - July 28, 2022

Reception:
Saturday, July 9, 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.

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 artistic 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.

June 16 - July 7 2022 Group Show

Michael Albert
Muriel Hanson Falborn
Lutha Leahy-Miller
Pingree Louchheim
Kelly Nelson

 
June 16 – July 7, 2022

Reception:
Saturday, June 18, 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.

Painter and gardener, Muriel Hanson Falborn, has painted florals for 40 years. “Flowers and plants are the truly perfect organisms, needing only sunlight and water and freedom from harm. That is why my paintings are figuratively and literally about them. When I paint a picture without them, I usually add them. They are so miraculous, in the form and colors, I wanted to exhibit my love for them.”

Conceived in a dark NY winter and born the son of a surfer in CA in 1976,
Lutha Leahy-Miller is the natural inheritant of both NY and CA surfing and surf art. All straight through his blood, bones, & marrow; no choice but to surf and make art…
Lutha expresses the speed and flow of surfing via hand drawn 2D images laden with intense color that include stylized speed or motion lines to illustrate the path and velocity a surfer takes across a wave.

Pingree W. Louchheim, (PWL), has been interested in painting and photography all her life. Her first photo assignment was to take her sixth grade class picture with a Baby Brownie. She studied at the Parsons School of Design and received a BFA from Yale University.
She worked as a graphic artist and moved to the East End with her husband and three children in 1971. She began taking photographs for the Southampton Press and other publications and had a solo show of her photographs at the Parish Art Museum.

Kelly Nelson has wanted to spend more time painting throughout most of her life. Ever since she’s made Shelter Island her home, she is enjoying branching out and finding more time to do what she loves; paint!

Opening
the Season

The Works of

Gayle Tudisco, Alan Nevins,
Barbara Hadden, Christopher Engel

May 26 - June 16, 2022

 

Reception:
Saturday, May 28, 4-6 PM

Gayle Tudisco is a plein air and photo reference artist who captures the landscapes that are so unique to the East End of Long Island and Florida. Her work includes the many water views, marshes, barns and boathouses dotting the landscapes of these regions.

Gayle works in oils and brings to her work a unique sense of color and composition that allows the viewer to see the story behind the painting.

A master photographer, Alan Nevins has increasingly over the years imposed or coaxed his personal vision out of Nature. “He treats photography like going to the beach. It’s not enough just to be there, and take a photo, but back in his studio he has to make waves and splash around,” says Romany Kramoris.

Barbara Hadden is a self-taught artist whose works can be found in many collections. Settled in Sag Harbor, she is a long-time resident of the Hamptons who finds the architecture and landscape of Eastern Long Island a continuous source of inspiration. A source of inspiration, definitely influenced as she says, by Edward Hopper’s style and moods. Beginning to paint in the late 70’s in a primitive style using acrylic and ink, she made a departure to watercolor in recent years, and now enjoys working with oils.

 Christopher Engel’s faces, figures and abstracts invite the viewer to enter their subconscious and allow his images to reveal themselves to their conscious mind. Continuing to embrace his Jungian philosophy, Engel incorporates archetypal images of the collective unconscious via the use of mythical, mystical and dreamlike images in his figures and faces. His abstract paintings trace ancient patterns, allowing the viewer to journey through a door to our primordial beginnings, where alchemy plays a role in the metamorphosis of random but recognizable shapes into powerful symbols.

Holiday Show 2021

Annual
Small Works
Holiday Invitational

December 6 – February 20, 2022
Extended to Sunday, February 27

 

Closing Reception:
Sunday, February 27, 2-5 PM

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.

Five and Dime - 14 x 11 Oil on Canvas

 The Artwork of

Barbara Hadden

November 4 – November 29, 2021

 

Reception:
Saturday, November 13, 5-6:30 PM

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.

Reverence for Road Signs and Travelers

Christopher Engel

Virtual Gallery Show

 and showing in the gallery
August 12 – September 2, 2021

Reception: Saturday, August 14, 2021, 5-6:30 PM

The works in Engel’s abstract and figurative series, “Reverence for Road Signs and Travelers,” reference calligraphy, graffiti, marks on walls, tar patches, ripples in water – lines bending into patterns of vibrant colors rushing together in a dazzling display of forms reminiscent of hieroglyphics and simultaneously related to the fabric of life itself. Signs and symbols along the human journey. The faces and figures of “travelers” swirl with numeric symbols, words, and collaged images. We are reminded of moments occurring in the past and continuing their existence in the present, then proceeding on to the future. They ripple, reverberate, and echo their ancient wisdom.

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