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SAC Storefront Art Project – MILES PARTINGTON: Dublin Zoo

The ever-growing Storefront Art Project continues with artist Miles Partington and his new installation Dublin Zoo at 42 Jobs Lane.

Miles Partington joins SAC’s Storefront Art Project with his new installation of Dublin Zoo. On display at 42 Jobs Lane, the artist captures the gestures and patterns of the animals he admires most using cardboard, common objects, and spray paint. A strong and malleable material, layers of cardboard serve as an ideal medium for making quick impressions and adding detail to individual creatures. The immediacy of spray paint elevates the animals and their subtle color shifts in a thoughtful, vivid display. With the abundance of cardboard accumulated throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Partington effectively repurposes the material to draw attention to the humor, beauty, and complexity that exists in the animal kingdom.

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If you are interested in purchasing any of the work on view, email art@milespartington.net or call Tripoli Gallery at (631) 377-3715.

Thank you to Mayor Jesse Warren and the Trustees of the Village of Southampton for their support of this ongoing project.

 

Southampton Arts Center is thrilled to continue the Public Art Project, launched this past summer. In these colder months, SAC, with the support of  Southampton Village, will work with landlords and property managers with vacant shops to animate their windows with dynamic art installations featuring East End artists. Inspired by the new legislation by the Village of Southampton requiring window displays in vacant stores, SAC’s Storefront Art Project features artist Alice Hope: Priceless at 8 Jobs Lane, Kerry Sharkey Miller: Wild Things at 84B Main Street, and Monica Banks: Inequality Bakery at 53A Jobs Lane.

About Miles Partington

At some point in while in school I stopped taking many notes and started to rely more on my memory. It gave me more time to draw in class, but also helped me focus on what I was hearing. A lot of my art now comes from memories and random thoughts that I was able to hold on to. Any ideas that are lost or forgotten only help to narrow my focus. Its often the simple ideas and first impressions that make it to the end of the creative process.

I use a wide range of materials including wood, apoxie clay, concrete, cardboard, household and found objects. The materials often play a big part in the direction of the art, sometimes the right object can be the missing puzzle piece that finishes the art.

Miles currently lives and works in Southampton, NY.

milespartington.net / @milespartington

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EARTH – Artists as Activists

Saturday Apr 17 - Sunday Jul 11

Curated by Amy Kirwin Program Partners include Drawdown East End, Peconic Land Trust, South Fork Natural History Museum, Oceana and the Peter Matthiessen Center. This timely exhibition features artists who use their talents to focus on environmental conservation and activism, whether through fine art, science, photography, film, music, prose or other forms of artistic expression. The vision for eARTh is to use art to creatively confront the alarming state of our precious planet and its inhabitants in a way that all can understand and appreciate. The intention of eARTh is to ask questions and inspire action. What can you do to make a difference? Artists include Roisin Bateman, Kristian Brevik, Scott Bluedorn, Megan Chaskey, Erica Cirino, Rossa Cole, Janet Culbertson, Thomas Deininger, Alejandro Duran, Jim Gingerich, Mamoun Friedrich Grosvenor, John Haigney, Kara Hoblin, Michael Light, Pamela Longobardi, Christa Maiwald, Tucker Marder, Janine Martel, Steve Miller, Patricia Paladines, Aurora Robson, Cindy Pease Roe, Lauren Ruiz, Jonathan Shlafer, Anne Sherwood Pundyk, Anne Seelbach, Kathryn Szoka, and Diane Tuft, plus a special project by the members of the South Fork Natural History Museum’s Young Environmentalists program. Image: Alejandro Duran; Vena, 2011