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
Curated by Paton Miller, the now fifth year of this popular exhibition continues to celebrate 31 new artists including six teenagers and marks Southampton Arts Center as a home where the East End arts scene can continue to thrive. This exhibition has been made possible thanks, in part, to the generosity of Douglas Elliman Real Estate. Public funding provided by Suffolk County.
Meet the artists of East End Collected5 and EEC Jr. as well as Curator Paton Miller at our popular Thursday night social club, “Hangout.” Come view the new exhibition, socialize with the artists and members of the community, have a glass of wine, listen to music, play ping-pong and just hang out!