My recent work has been focused primarily on my Boat Hulls series, which began in the marinas of Montauk where I was drawn to boats that were out of the water and in need of repair. I find particular interest in the contrast between the abstract patterns of the structural and painted lines and colors of the hulls, and the evidence of their weather and age, which together create a unique interplay of textures. By focusing my compositions on the triangular patterns of the hulls in a square format, I am able to highlight the essential geometry of the images. Photos in the ongoing series transform often humble vessels into abstract portraits, revealing their individual identity and experience and celebrating their imperfect appeal. I have also expanded the series beyond domestic locales as I seek out what is both culturally unique and universal, with images thus far from Portugal, Spain, England, Cuba, Argentina, Italy, Malta, Denmark, and Sweden.
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UPCOMING/CURRENT EXHIBITIONS & EVENTS:
SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS:
2018 Re-Emergent, Roman Fine Art, East Hampton, NY.
2017 Under the Surface, Roman Fine Art, East Hampton, NY.
2017 Boat Hulls, East Hampton Town Marine Museum, Amagansett, NY.
2017 Waterlines, The White Room Gallery. Bridgehampton, NY.
2016 Boat Hulls: From Montauk and Beyond, The Gallery, Quogue Library, Quogue, NY.
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS:
2020 Lost Summer. Roman Fine Art. Sag Harbor, NY
2020 Ongoing. Focus Gallery. Chatham, Cape Cod, MA
2020 Ongoing. YJ Contemporary Gallery, East Greenwich, RI
2019 Market Art + Design art fair. Roman Fine Art. Bridgehampton, NY
2019 Artists for Choice, Keyes Gallery, Sag Harbor, NY and Guild Hall, East Hampton, NY
2019 The Wind & The Sea. YJ Contemporary Gallery, East Greenwich, RI
2019 81st Annual Members Exhibition. Guild Hall, East Hampton, NY
2019 Philadelphia Fine Art Fair. Roman Fine Art, Philadelphia, PA.
2018 SCOPE art fair. Roman Fine Art. Miami Beach, FL.
2018 Art Market Summer Group. Roman Fine Art, East Hampton, NY.
2018 Market Art + Design art fair. Roman Fine Art. Bridgehampton, NY.
2018 FOUND | at sea, Gallery 543 - Urban Outfitters corporate campus. Philadelphia, PA.
2018 Spring Group. Roman Fine Art. East Hampton, NY.
2017 10th Annual Julia Margaret Cameron Awards exhibition, Galeria Valid Foto. Barcelona, Spain.
2017 Art on The Edge - The New Contemporary, Roman Fine Art, East Hampton, NY.
2017 Market Art + Design art fair. Roman Fine Art, Bridgehampton, NY.
2017 Best of artUNPRIMED. artUNPRIMED, East Hampton, NY.
2017 79th Annual Members Exhibition. Guild Hall, East Hampton, NY.
2017 Terra, artUNPRIMED. Sag Harbor, NY.
2017 Water, artUNPRIMED. Sag Harbor, NY
2016 From the Archives, Ilon Art Gallery, New York, NY.
2016 Slide Slamming: A Long Island Collaboration, Patchogue Arts Council Gallery. Patchogue, NY.
2016 Architecture and Steel, The Gallery, Quogue Library, Quogue, NY.
2016 Duets, White Room Gallery, Bridgehampton, NY.
2016 The Print Parade - Exhibition of solar plate etching prints, Dan Welden Studio, Sag Harbor, NY
2016 Art New York art fair. Studio 26 Gallery, New York, NY
2015 Aqua Art Miami art fair. Studio 26 Gallery, Miami Beach, FL
2015 The Print Parade - Exhibition of solar plate etching prints, Dan Welden Studio, Sag Harbor, NY
2015 Voices: An Artist's Perspective, National Association of Women Gallery, New York, NY
2015 Women's Works, 27th Annual International show. Woodstock, IL.
2014 39th Annual Exhibition, Evergreen Association of Fine Arts (EAFA), Seattle, WA
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