Past | 2014

Torso II by Alejandro Careno

Beach Chatter by Harry Seymour

June 21 to July 3, 2014

 Opening    Saturday, June 21, 5 to 7pm

FEMINA
Paintings by Alejandro Carreño
INTRODUCING Works by new artists: Roxann Leibenhaut, Jane Rainwater, Harry Seymour

Cuban born, island based painter Carreño’s work explores Afro-Caribbean culture and sensuality, strength and eroticism in the female form. Roxann Leibenhaut paints urban and beachscapes. Jane Rainwater’s ink drawings of plants and animals reveal darker truths and present a critique of our cultural history. Harry Seymour depicts scenes of African-American life on-island and beyond.

White Boat by Carol Barsha

(detail) Valour by Ria Ray

July 5 to 17, 2014

 Opening    Saturday, July 5, 5 to 7pm

DEEP DIVING
Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, by ILKA LIST, DORIS LUBELL, CAROL BARSHA & RIA RAY

Four women artists explore the metaphysical and subconscious language of humanity through their art. Lubell’s expressionist oil paintings and pen and ink drawings transcend time and space, reality and fantasy. List draws inspiration from dream images, ideas from Active Imagination and life for her bas-reliefs.  Ria Ray explores expressing transformative sacred energy in her paintings, and Carol Barsha’s works on paper and canvas are influenced by nature, as well as imagined phenomena.

July 19 to 31, 2014

 Opening    Saturday, July 19, 5 to 7pm

REFLECTIONS FROM ANOTHER LIFE: STELLA WAITZKIN

Selected works by celebrated Chelsea Hotel resident artist’s mixed media sculptural objects and drawings. Initially an abstract expressionist, Waitzkin studied painting with Hans Hoffman and life drawing with Willem De Kooning. Expanding thereafter to sculptural works, she discovered her signature medium, polyester resin. After the 60’s, her primary subject was the book ~ casting old, leather bound books as single objects or entire libraries. Many feature other cast objects inserted: fruit, birds, human faces, fish and historical references.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014
6 to 7pm

A TALK ABOUT THE ART OF STELLA WAITZKIN

Presented by Charles Russell, professor at Rutgers University, and Anna Carringer of the Martha’s Vineyard Museum.

St Francis Feeding the Birds
by James Langlois

July 26 to Aug 8, 2014

 Opening    Saturday, July 26, 5 to 7pm

VINEYARD FACES
Portraits by JAMES LANGLOIS and Introducing Paintings by JULIA ZANES.

James Langlois’ intimate oil on canvas portraits reveals a quiet and unannounced observation of his subjects. Well known Vineyard personalities are included in this selection.

Introducing Julia Zane’s oil on canvas works. Her subject matter is caught somewhere between the medieval and modern, as she plays with this uncanny historical and visual in-betweenness.

Stucco Staircase, Zannos Hotel
by Mariana Cook

Aug 2 to 18, 2014

 Opening    Saturday, August 2, 5 to 7pm

CLOSE AT HAND
Photographs by MARIANA COOK
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Departing from her traditional portraiture, acclaimed photographer Mariana Cook reveals subtleties of form, refection and shadow in the world found close at hand.  Duotone photographs, limited edition. She is the last protégée of Anselm Adams and her work has appeared in The New Yorker and is included in many private and institutional collections.

Aug 23 to Sep 5, 2014

 Opening    Saturday, August 23, 5 to 7pm

MYTHOLOGY AND THE ISLAND
Pastels by IRVING PETLIN.

Renowned for his mastery of the pastel medium, collaborations with other artists, and his ‘series form,’ Petlin describes his approach as an “interrogation of memory” that constantly leads to further exploration. He graduated from the Art Institute of Chicago at the height of the Chicago Imagist Movement in the 50’s, studied under Joseph Albers in the 60’s, and has exhibited throughout the United States and Europe.