Organized by Bastienne Schmidt
February 24 through April 9, 2017
Public Opening Reception: Saturday, February 25, 5-7 pm
Artist Talk & Gallery Tour: Sunday, March 26 | 3pm
“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.” – Marcel Proust
A Place can be interpreted in multi-fold ways. Geography and the natural environment most certainly play a big role in it. This exhibition is envisioned as a dialogue among artists reflecting in different ways their own concept of ‘A Sense of Place’, might it be in a physical manner or as a conceptual reflection what an environment can be.
Artists leave marks to define their spaces physically and emotionally.
On the East End of Long Island we are surrounded by a unique formation of geology and geography, and by both natural beauty and the complexity of man-made markings. All of these aspects invite reflection of a sense of place and identity, and inspires the work of those lucky enough to live or spend time in this special part of the world.
Artists include Philippe Cheng, Louise Eastman and Janis Stemmermann, Christopher French, Saskia Friedrich, Mary Heilmann, Toni Ross, Bastienne Schmidt, Michelle Stuart,
Edwina von Gal & Perfect Earth Project, and Almond Zigmund.
Gallery Hours: Thursday – Sunday | Noon – 6pm
Daniel finally returns to SAC after a series of virtual sound meditations. Join us for a soothing, deeply relaxing, and immersive Soundbath Meditation with Daniel's exquisite original set of crystal bowls, gongs, hang drum, Tibetan and Himalayan bells, rain sticks, ocarina, didj, and other objects d’sound. This one-of-a-kind experience will melt away stress and leave you calm, recharged, your mind clear and vibrant! Bring your own mats/blanets. Great for all skill levels.
Presented by New York Academy of Art with Southampton Arts Center. Curated by David Kratz and Stephanie Roach, and edited by Emma Gilbey Keller. Artists and writers are always the antennae of our society, all the more so at a time as challenging as this one. They have an opportunity—some might say, a duty—to interpret this moment and imagine the world not only as it is, but also as it could be. This is the guiding challenge of the group exhibition, 2020 Vision. We asked artists, writers, and creative thinkers to consider three questions of critical importance: Our lives will never be the same, but what will change look like? What do we want to keep as we rebuild? And what must we guard against? We invited these creators to express what they saw, what they felt, and what they experienced during this time of pause and reassessment, upheaval and risk, and anxiety and uncertainty. It is our hope that 2020 Vision marks one of many beginnings in the necessary process of ‘post-traumatic growth’ and positive change for our society and our world.