Exhibitions

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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).

Past Exhibitions

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

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…

Casey Chalem Anderson and Katherine Milliken

The Works of

 Casey Chalem Anderson
Katherine Milliken

 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.

The Swimming Lesson - 30 x 51.5 - Mixed Media on Paper
Water - 30 x 40 - Mixed Media on Canvas
Rejoice - 48 x 36 - Mixed Media on Canvas

Transformations:
Recent Work of Christopher Engel

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.

Adriana Barone and Barbara Groot

The Works of

 Adriana Barone
Barbara Groot

 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.”

June 15 2023 Group Show

The Artwork of

Michael Albert
Roger Sichel

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

Victoria Hartman
Lutha Leahy-Miller
Lauren Matzen

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.

Office Politics - 40.5 x 35 - Oil
Skull 4823
The Hare - 24 x 36 - Oil on Linen

Season Kick-Off!
Group Show

 May 4 – May 25, 2023

Opening Reception:
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.

Artists

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PO Box 2664
Sag Harbor, NY  11963
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