"Eclecticism - Alex Ferrone Gallery presents Fifteen Artists"
*** A special Off-Site exhibition curated by Alex Ferrone ***
EXHIBITION LOCATION: Art League of Long Island
107 East Deer Park Road, Dix Hills, NY
October 12 - 28, 2018
Artist Talk & Reception: Sunday, October 14: Talk from 12-2pm with Reception immediately following.
From the Press Release:
Alex Ferrone Gallery Takes An Eclectic Fifteen On the Road For An Exhibition At The Art League.
Hitting the road from the North Fork, Alex Ferrone Gallery brings fifteen regional artists off-site for a special exhibition at the Art League of Long Island from October 12 – 28, 2018. Curated by Alex Ferrone, “Eclecticism” is the Gallery’s second group exhibition away from their home base in Cutchogue, and will feature a selection of works of various styles and mediums including color and black & white photography, painting, mixed media, and sculpture. The artists will give a free Talk on Sunday, October 14 from 12:00-2:00 PM with a public Reception immediately following.
Sarah Jaffe Turnbull
Art League of Long Island is located at 107 East Deer Park Road, Dix Hills, NY 11746. Visit ArtLeagueLI.org for exhibition hours, or call 631-462-5400.
Eclecticism Artist Bios
Ennid Berger (Glen Head)
A photographer and a painter referred to as a “distinguished Long Island artist” by Newsday, Ennid Berger is interested in the intersection between the two mediums in her artistic practice. Ennid has exhibited extensively in solo and group shows in New York City, Key West and at venues throughout Long Island including The Parrish Art Museum, Islip Museum of Art and The Heckscher Museum of Art, where her photograph, “Construction Singapore,” was awarded Best in Show at the Long Island Biennial.
Janet Culbertson (Shelter Island)
Fascinated by our love, yet exploitation, of nature, Janet Culbertson paints and draws many diverse aspects of the landscape dealing with pollution, the extinction of plants, animals, and global disasters. With a Master’s Degree from NYU, Janet has received prestigious creative awards and has received grants from The Pollack-Krasner Foundation, The Vogelstein Foundation and The Puffin Foundation, which led to an exhibition at National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washinton, DC. Janet’s works are in permanent collections of many museums including the National Academy of Sciences in Washington D.C., Telfair Musuem, East Hampton’s Guild Hall, the Hunterdon, and The Heckscher Museum of Art among others. Solo and group exhibits have included, and continue at Accola-Griefen Gallery, Stone Quarry Hill Art Park, The Stonybrook Museum, The Flomenhaft, and The Suffolk Community College Gallery among others.
Hector deCordova (Greenport)
A graduate of Parsons School of Design, Hector deCordova has been an artist all his life, constantly evolving and working in different mediums. Hector has had numerous solo and group shows in both the United States and abroad, and his work is in permanent collections of museums and professional art organizations. As a teacher, Hector continues to inspire with workshops conducted at his studio, and in museums in the United States, as well as in Puerto Rico. Hector has been a curator as well as on juried panels for art organizations, and he is the past president of the Artist Alliance of East Hampton. Currently working and residing in Greenport, NY, Hector is on the Advisory Board for East End Arts and a life member of the Art Students League.
Susan Dooley (Miller Place)
Susan Dooley is an artist, photojournalist, documentary photographer, curator and educator. With a BS in Journalism and Mass Communications from the University of Illinois, and an MFA in Photography from Long Island University, CW Post, she has worked as a staff photographer for newspapers and as a freelance photographer. She is Emeritus Chair of the Art Department at Nassau Community College in New York, and has exhibited widely in galler¬ies, museums, and universities in the United States, Canada, Europe, and Asia. She is a founding member of fotofoto gallery in Huntington, NY and has served in curatorial and juror roles in both China and the United States.
Rich Faron (Water Mill)
A graduate of Pratt Institute with a BFA in photography, Rich Faron has photographed extensively and in multiple genres, ranging from abstract to landscape to street photography. Light, shadow and reflection combine to create graphic images that somehow, even in hectic urban environments, maintain a sense of calm. Faron photographs with both digital and film cameras, however, increasingly returns to the discipline and emphasis of the image-making process of using film. Faron is a full-time resident of Water Mill and broadly exhibits his work in galleries on the East End including 4 North Main Gallery, Ashawagh Hall, Alex Ferrone Gallery, and The Water Mill Museum.
Alex Ferrone (Cutchogue)
Based on the North Fork of Long Island, Alex Ferrone has found her niche as the only female aerial photographer in the New York region photographing by helicopter. As a self-educated artist, Ferrone has had her commercial and fine art photographs published widely in regional, national, and international publications including Wine Spectator, Architectural Digest, Vanity Fair Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, and Pinhole Journal, and also featured in numerous online magazines. Ferrone has had solo and group exhibitions in galleries and museums in New York, Texas, Florida, and in Italy. Her works are held in various private collections in the United States, Italy and France.
Richard Gardner (Huntington)
With roots grounded in beauty from decades as a hairstylist, make-up artist, and fine art photographer, Richard Gardner continues to document the perceived reality of beauty within the current zeitgeist. A self-taught photographer, Mr. Gardner has furthered his photographic education with various courses at both International Center of Photography (ICP) in Manhattan and at the Center of Photography at Woodstock. Honorably, Gardner’s hand-colored images have been used as part of the course curriculum at ICP and he was also chosen as one of Long Island Pulse Magazine’s V.I.P. Artists. Major influences for Mr. Gardner include celebrated fashion photographer, Sarah Moon and Surrealist artist, Man Ray. Gardner is a current Member of SohoPhoto Gallery in New York City and fotofoto Gallery in Huntington.
Ray Germann (Ridge)
Award-winning fine art photographer Ray Germann has been documenting New York City for over 35 years, including street scenes, people, and architectural sites. Photographing mainly in black & white, Germann’s twenty-five years of experience working in the traditional black & white darkroom helps him produce digital prints today with a similar look and quality to the darkroom papers of old. Ray’s work has been exhibited extensively in galleries and is part of several permanent museum collections including The Heckscher Museum of Art and Museum of the City of New York. Ray also has over 300 photographs officially catalogued with New-York Historical Society and one is included in their recently published book titled, "Treasures of The New-York Historical Society." Additional photographic projects include documenting landscapes and small towns of New York’s Fingerlake and Adirondack regions, New England, and the American West.
Bryan Landsberg (Queens)
Having studied art at Long Island University and mentored by noted artist Hector deCordova, Bryan Landsberg’s influences include artists like Gorky and de Kooning. His works have been included in many exhibitions including at The Painting Center of New York, The Parrish Art Museum, deCordova Gallery, and Ashawagh Hall among others. His artwork has been featured in Newsday, Dan’s Papers, and Long Island Pulse Magazine. Bryan also serves on the Board for the artist collective, Emerge.LI.
Katherine Liepe-Levinson (New York City)
Katherine Liepe-Levinson trained at the International Center for Photography in New York City. Her work has been displayed on journal, magazine, and book covers, and her photography has been represented at venues in major art fairs including at The Other Art Fair, Brooklyn, Art Miami, Art Basel, and Wynwood Art. Katherine continues to exhibit her award-winning fine art photography on Long Island and in New York galleries including Guild Hall, Alex Ferrone Gallery, and RJD Gallery, as well as, Quogue Historical Society, and Rosalie Dimon Gallery. In addition to photography, Katherine has worked as a professional dancer and actor on and off Broadway, and she holds a PhD in Theatre from the Graduate School, CUNY.
Mike McLaughlin (NYC)
Initially self-taught, fine art photographer Mike McLaughlin developed his photographic skills further through course work at the International Center of Photography in New York City. McLaughlin’s quantitative background as a research analyst in combination with a passion for modern architecture has informed his approach to both composition and post-processing technique, and is characterized by a clean style as he seeks to evoke purity of form. McLaughlin’s photographs have been shown in solo and group exhibitions in the New York region including The Heckscher Museum of Art, Garrison Art Center, George Billis Gallery, and Art League of LI, among others. Accolades for his work include prestigious awards from Salmagundi Club, East Hampton’s Guild Hall, and East End Arts.
Jim Sabiston (Bayshore)
An award-winning photographer based on Long Island, Jim Sabiston’s photographs integrate his backgrounds in both painting and photography, resulting in works that combine strong elements of both mediums. Photographic giants such as Stieglitz and Steichen, as well as painters such as Andrew Wyeth influence Jim as he uses post-processing techniques to blend the two ideas. Jim's works have received awards from National Geographic Explorer magazine, the Adirondack Mountain Club, the Islip Arts Council, Gallery North, and East End Arts among others. His works have been published in various books and magazines and are part of a number of private collections.
Steven Schreiber (Flanders)
With a background in interior and landscape design, Steven Schreiber is an award-winning photographer from eastern Long Island who has found a personal approach to visual textures and colors that are the signature of his work. Mr. Schreiber has exhibited his works at Alex Ferrone Gallery, East End Arts, Remsenburg Academy, Karen Mannix Contemporary Gallery, and The South Street Gallery among others. He has won several awards including from Guild Hall and Remsenburg Academy and has been selected for various juried exhibitions. Steven has also received recognition for curating various photography exhibitions for East End Arts at Southampton Cultural Center.
Sarah Jaffe Turnbull (Bridgehampton)
Originally from Vermont and currently a resident of Bridgehampton, Sarah Jaffe Turnbull began exploring ceramics some years ago, beginning with functional ware and moving into sculptural work. Recently she has been making prints, working with photographs, solarplates and monotypes. Sarah has advanced her skills with courses and workshops with artists whose work she admires, while being mindful of her own creative voice. Her works are included in numerous private collections and have been exhibited throughout Long Island including being selected for two LI Biennials at The Heckscher Museum of Art, Kathryn Markel Gallery in Bridgehampton, Southampton Arts Center, and Celadon Gallery in Water Mill.
Alex Vignoli (Southampton)
Alex Vignoli is a commercial & fine art photographer with over two decades of visual art experience working with art professionals in studios, ad agencies, and newspapers in Brazil and the United States. Taking queues from Da Vinci, Dali, Escher and other Surrealism artists, Alex embraces the fine art lexicon as a whole to discover new perspectives, and to enhance his own artistic reach with his photographs, digital collages, paintings, and sculptures. Alex's award-winning artistic career has placed his works in more than 50 exhibitions internationally. Accolades include awards from Parrish Art Museum, View Bug, and The Crazy Monkey Gallery, among others. His artwork is part of private and corporate international collections including in Brazil, Costa Rica, France, and the U.S. among other countries.