Hans Van de Bovenkamp
Renowned for his monumental sculpture created primarily for open-air public locales, Hans Van de Bovenkamp has been described as an artist-mystic whose work with its signature power, lyricism, and grand proportions heightens the viewer’s sense of imagination and discovery. He has earned an international reputation over the past 50 years for designing, fabricating, installing and maintaining unique sculptures and fountains in collaboration with architects and designers. “The studio is my playground, my laboratory, my sanctuary, where I practice and experiment with creative ideas. When I am working I am truly living in the present moment.” His most recent creative endeavors include paintings and works on paper. Website: www.vandebovenkamp.com
Growing up in rural Minnesota, I had a physical and emotional connection with the large skies and expansive landscape of this region of the country. Along with this response to the natural world was a further affinity with the abandoned farms, the rusted cars and farm equipment, and the sense of the past that permeated this world.
The expansiveness of vision, the large landscapes I physically inhabited, brought me to painting and to digital imagery. Here in gesture, color, and form, I could articulate my visual experiences, and emotional responses to my life in a physical world. Abstraction allows me the opportunity to create landscape that is a physical, rational response to external and internal experiences. Website: haubrichart.com
Nadine Daskaloff was trained at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris. Her first major individual exhibition was held in Mexico in 1963 at the Salon de la Plastica Mexicana introduced by Juan Garcia Ponce, and the prominent Misrachi Gallery in New York began exhibiting her work in 1965. She also exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art in Mexico City in 1974-1975. In 1964 she was commissioned to paint the mural “Luz del Norte” in the room “Cultures of the North” of the National Museum of Anthropology. She is considered one of the protagonists of the movement of the Rupture. Her work hangs in Museums in Latin America, the United States and in France. Website:nadinedaskaloffart.com
Christopher Lucore attended Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, NY and graduated in the class of 2020 with a Bachelor of Arts in studio art and chemistry. He has now established a gallery and studio in Montauk located at 87 South Euclid Avenue, The Lucore Art, LLC. With each day I learn more about how to control acrylics and how to make them do what I want; to make them fight less and allow them to do what they already want in a way that makes me happy. My work is a collision and a direct juxtaposition of that which is organic and that which is man- made. I seek to showcase and highlight the natural flow of the paint via contrast. I force the flow into ridged geometric shapes. I contrast the leveled surfaces with heavy imposto. I find there is a special way to mix the paint or a new technique to tackle any challenge I face in my work.
My inspirations are space, infinity, and the very nature of high contrast. These concepts are captivating because they shape so much of our perception, yet they always seem just outside the reach of total understanding.
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“Barbara Bilotta considers herself an Abstract Expressionist. The striking abstract patterns in her works are more than just arrangements of colors and shapes. Her love of nature animates those patterns, forging a connection between pure abstraction and organic forms. Thanks to that link, a flowing arrangement of colors will also evoke the textures found in a rock’s surface or a body of water. There is an elemental strength in her images that grounds them, setting up a contrast with the artist’s dynamic use of colors and shapes. “My goal,” she says, “is to transform the natural order into a suggestive interpretation to stimulate the imagination.”
The surface of my paintings is also the result of an intriguing contrast. I work mostly in acrylics glazed with resin, and the acrylic’s softness and the resin’s hardness combine to create a “charged atmospheric space” in which the viewer is made to feel the movement of the paint. Website: barbarabilotta.com
I am a self taught artist and musician. I have been drawing and painting since early childhood. My training is from many years of creating art . The hunger to learn new mediums and styles has rounded my skills to what they are today. I use many different mediums, I believe that working in a single medium or style is restrictive to my artistic process. Each idea manifests in its own individual style. My inspirations are as vast as my subjects since all things are an inspiration to me. Website: franklatorreart.com
“I describe my paintings as geometric abstractions. I see spatial planes that recede to a distant horizon line. Using color, light and form, I try to create a sense of balance, the paint lends itself to an airy atmosphere. Brushstrokes and marks are broken down into a simple form. I only use what I feel is key to the expression, nothing superfluous. This creates a visual language that I find pleasing.”Website: www.zoedenahy.com
McDowell explores a wide range of subjects and styles and often uses several iconic images repeatedly. Often his work shows a split canvas of a seductive woman whose face is striped with sunlight, as if filtered through Venetian blinds, on the top half and a gleeful airborne yellow Lab beneath. Website: michaelmcdowellstudio.com
Joyce Raimondo’s vibrant paintings, illustrations, murals, and art books, turn outward, celebrating her playful creativity and joy. Referencing her autobiography, her sculpture turns inward expressing emotional intimacy and vulnerability. Ms. Raimondo has exhibited in New York City and East Hampton where she resides. Her solo exhibitions include A.I.R Gallery in Manhattan – the noted feminist art gallery, Queens College, and numerous group shows including Soho 20, Guild Hall of East Hampton, Ashawagh Hall, and others. Website: joyceraimondostudio.com
Living in Amagansett Cynthia Sobel finds inspiration in the nearby bays and ocean, the surrounding East End landscape and the ever-changing skies. She paints watercolor plein air and uses the paintings as inspiration for oils painted in her studio. Her work is both impressionistic and abstract. Her co-painters describe her work as “free and lively.” Website:
Beth Barry (b. New Bedford, MA) is process-based landscape artist, curator, and psychotherapist living in NYC/Springs. Her dual practices in painting and in therapy explore human emotion, by reconfiguring landscapes to be interpretive and authentic. She has exhibited at galleries extensively throughout New York and Massachusetts and has participated in museum exhibitions Coupelouvous, Athens, Greece and the Masterworks Museum, Hamilton, Bermuda. Website: www.bethbarry.com
“Rose Zelenetz began her art studies at Hunter College under Professor William Rubin, who later became director of Painting and Sculpture at the Museum of Modern Art. Earlier in her career Rose concentrated on painting, using oils and acrylics. She has since expanded into other media, including: sculpture, stained glass constructions and assemblages, mixed-media, collages and tapestries. The materials she uses include: steel, copper, aluminum, paint, wood, cloth textured paper, glass and plexiglass. More recently, she has studied under Denis Leri. Rose believes that she “never goes into her studio alone,” but brings in the artists that most influenced her. Specifically, Joan Miro, Robert Rauschenberg, Louis Nevelson, Esteban Vincente and David Slivka.
Through his art, Jacques has transcended his childhood of isolation and loneliness. He has done this by creating landscapes that the viewer experiences as a sort of waking dream. The effect is both magnetic and haunting. The medium he uses is a combination of photography and painting. Using this approach, he hopes to be able to produce a timeless, almost dreamlike appearance to his work, similar to how a memory or dream might appear. Whenever possible, it is a feeling of nostalgia that he hopes a viewer of his work will walk away with.
LeBlanc has lived all but a few years of his life on Long Island and is best known for his unique East End landscapes. He had a 35 year career in education, teaching architecture and design related courses and since retiring in 2008, he has devoted himself to an in-depth study of what dreams look like, called Oneirology, and has used the research found in those studies to produce his unique style of art.
“I began printmaking at Pratt Institute focusing on the serigraphic technique as applied to canvas. The images I created were my personal re-interpretation of Pop Art. Often irreverent and focused on sexual innuendo and satire as inspired by the Manhattan Club scene of the 1970’s & 1980’s. Images influenced by Andy Warhol, Peter Max and David Bowie. More recently my work involves re-purposing my serigraphic prints with mixed media. Currently my technique is to make each serigraph unique by hand painting each background with a distinct color pallet and after print splatter, stencil and spray paint, thereby making each print, one-of-a-kind.” Website:
“I describe my paintings as geometric abstractions. I see spatial planes that recede to a distant horizon line. Using color, light and form, I try to create a sense of balance, the paint lends itself to an airy atmosphere. Brushstrokes and marks are broken down into a simple form. I only use what I feel is key to the expression, nothing superfluous. This creates a visual language that I find pleasing.”Website: www..com
“My artwork and photographs have shown in galleries from Brooklyn to East Hampton, and been featured in the Hampton Art Hub. My car art won first place for oils and acrylics and the 2019 Sayville Summer Fest and showed this past month at the Islip Art Museum where it was also featured on signage. My work has been called out on social media by Volkswagen for my series on VW bugs and buses and my painting of Tom Petty was submitted by the purchasing fan and featured in his official music video. My most recent project , photographing and painting equestrian riders and their steeds in oils, has reconnected me with a lifelong love for horses Website: laurahillart.
Katherine Valle’s landscape paintings focus on light, color and mood. She invites the viewer to rest and engage on memories of past and future places. Katherine was brought up immersed in art, encouraged by her mother Rose. She studied at Pratt Institute and had a career in graphic design and later as an art teacher for 25 years. She mostly works is in acrylics and oils.