Thursday, May 8, 2008

2297 Montauk Highway, Bridgehampton

Paintings and Sculpture by Local Artists
Tom Connor, Lynn Dunham, Hunter Herrick, Dennis Leri and Scott Partlow.
Opening Reception
Saturday, May 24th 2008, 5-9pm
Exhibition Continues through Wednesday, June 11th

Take the pulse of the local art scene with five dynamic East End artists, plus meet the brains behind this eponymously named gallery, Gideon Stein. “The artists in this show represent some of the handpicked explosion of homegrown talent that I have selected from the area.” Says Stein, “and their produce is the freshest on the market. The East End is a true artist’s community. The bonds we feel are palpable, and the energy to co-conspire is contagious. I’m proud to exhibit such a fine assemblage of my artist colleagues”.

Tom Connor’s maritime oil portrait of an original 1903 schooner reminds us of timeless relaxation, the sea, and why we love the Hamptons. Connor lives and works in Watermill.

Lynn Dunham’s sensitive abstract panels on linen glide along our field of view; the spaces let our imagination fill in the blanks. Dunham lives and works in Southampton.

Hunter Herrick introduces us to the vision of the upcoming generation of East End artists with his precision welded steel works. Herrick lives and works in Westhampton.

Dennis Leri will be the first sculptor to install large-scale outdoor abstract metal sculptures in the gallery’s new sculpture garden in Bridgehampton. “The distinct nature of a medium dictates technique and demands exploration. The sense of immediacy and oneness of purpose with the material(s) takes me on a joyful journey of chance discoveries” says Leri. Leri lives and works in East Hampton.

Scott Partlow’s wood sculptures have begun to attract the attention of some of the most prominent art collectors in the area. His work makes us wish we had beachfront mansions to put his works in, then again, some of us do. Partlow lives and works in Bridgehampton.

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