Our annual Artists Speak series is honored to host David Salle, and Donald Lipski with a third speaker to be announced later on in the summer.
The Artists Speak series was started in 1983 as an invitational discussion with renowned artists about their life and work. Past participants have included Christo, Alfonso Ossorio, Chuck Close, Dan Flavin, Jack Youngerman, Audrey Flack, James Rosenquist, Elaine de Kooning, and many more. Last year’s guests included Eric Fischl, Donald Sultan, and Laurie Anderson.
The Barge Gallery is back in business with two on-site exhibitions organized in collaboration with curators Karen Flatow and Simi Johnston. The Barge Gallery will kick off the summer with ‘Continuity of Creative Growth,’ an exhibition this June highlighting Victor D’Amico’s history as an art educator.
JULY 28 – AUGUST 5TH
CURATED BY SIMRAN JOHNSTON
ADAM FREZZA & TERRI CHIAO, CHARLOTTE PATTERSON, FRANCESCA CAPONE, FRANKIE CARINO, IAN HARKEY, LACEY CARTER, MEGAN DUFFY, PRISCILLA WEIDLEIN, RICO GATSON, AND SIRI KAUR
‘Greetings From’ plays upon the quintessential landscape we see displayed on postcards across the globe. This exhibition, inspired by the location and mission of The Art Barge this show asked artists what their landscape is: literal, emotional, political, or conceptual. Alongside featured works and artist made postcards, visitors will be provided materials and encouraged to make and send their very own postcard from the beautiful shores of Napeague Harbor!
Opening: July 28th from 6pm-8pm at The Art Barge (110 Napeague Meadow Road)
Exhibition Hours: July 28th-August 25th Monday-Friday 9am-4pm
Simran Johnston is a curator, sculptor and co-founder of the former 99¢ Plus Gallery in Brooklyn, NY. Simran’s interest in curating is grounded in a love for non-traditional gallery spaces and cultivating community. She has been featured in The New York Times, The Observer, Artforum, W Magazine and Wallpaper. Simran received her BA from Sarah Lawrence College and is currently living and working on her family farm in South Woodstock Vermont.
ARTISTS SPEAK : DONALD LIPSKI
JULY 19TH AT 6PM
The Victor D’Amico Institute of Art is honored to host a conversation with renowned sculptor Donald Lipski on July 19th at 6pm. Lipski will be the second guest in The Art Barge’s 2017 Artists Speak series.
Donald Lipski is a sculptor known for his poetic combining and altering of existing things, for his enigmatic installation works and, in the last twenty years, for his compelling public sculptures. His work is in the collections of dozens of major museums. He lived in Sag Harbor for a decade, and has spent his summers in Amagansett for the last 29 years.
“As an heir to the Surrealist tradition, the sculptor explores how context transforms the meaning of found objects, and he possesses the knack at composing fantastical stories from unexpected combinations of materials. What sets Mr. Lipski above most others who have pursued this well-trodden path is the quirky, inventive quality to the problems his work poses and the strange, graceful eloquence of his solutions.”
Advance reservations are required. Please no walk-ins or phone reservations. The program will be held at The Art Barge, located on 110 Napeague Meadow Road in Amagansett.
THE ART BARGE AND CRUSH CURATORIAL ARE PLEASED TO PRESENT
“ PLACE OF HEAVEN” PART 1
OPENING JUNE 30 – JULY 22
CURATED BY KAREN HESSE FLATOW
WORK BY JONAH KING, HANNAH LEVY, AND SARA STERN
The Victor D’Amico Institute of Art is honored to host Part 1 of PLACE OF HEAVEN in The Art Barge gallery. The exhibition will open on June 30, taking place at both CRUSH CURATORIAL and the Art Barge. The exhibits will include works by CRUSH CURATORIAL’S resident artists, Jonah King, Hannah Levy, and Sara Stern which the artists selected after visiting Napeague Harbor and the archives of the Art Barge. Place of Heaven (Kearsage) was the name Victor D’Amico originally gave to the WWI Barge he transported to Napeague to start an educational program as an extension of his work at The Museum of Modern Art. This marks an exciting collaboration between CRUSH CURATORIAL and The Art Barge.
Jonah King, Hannah Levy, and Sara Stern work in a diverse range of practices: sculpture, drawing, performance and moving image. Jonah King’s video installations explore the power of digital media over our relationship to the land. By invoking speculative narratives of utopias and apocalyptic dreams, King questions what it means to be human in an increasingly digital ecology. Hannah Levy’s work exists in a kind of design purgatory. The design strategies of impossibly sensual curved and leaning structures are pushed to a point of humor. Sara Stern investigates the seams between public and private spaces, people and buildings, users and systems, representations and actualities. Her work incorporates fiction, role play and role reversal.
Opening: June 30, The Victor D’Amico Institute of Art/The Art Barge (6 to sunset) (110 Napeague Meadow Road, Amagansett) The collaborative artist identity Pera Lern will present a brief site-responsive performance at The Art Barge beginning at 7:00 PM. Simultaneous opening at CRUSH CURATORIAL (6-9PM) (68A Schellinger Road, Amagansett) of works by PLACE OF HEAVEN resident artists.
CRUSH CURATORIAL Hours: Saturdays 1-6PM or by appointment at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Art Barge Hours: Monday-Friday 9am-4pm
ARTISTS SPEAK : DAVID SALLE
The Victor D’Amico Institute of Art is honored to host a conversation with renowned painter David Salle on June 21st at 6pm. Salle will be the first guest in The Art Barge’s 2017 Artists Speak series.
David Salle is an internationally acclaimed painter, printmaker and theatre designer, whose compositional and pictorial invention has made him one of the most compelling artists working today. In the course of his career, Mr. Salle has had over 100 solo exhibitions of his work at galleries and museums worldwide including the Whitney Museum of American Art; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; MoMA Vienna; Menil Collection, Houston; Haus der Kunst, Munich; Tel Aviv Museum of Art; and the Guggenheim, Bilbao. His paintings are in the permanent collections of numerous museums including: Art Institute of Chicago; The Broad, Los Angeles; Solomon R Guggenheim Museum, New York; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Museum of Modern Art, New York; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; National Gallery, Washington D.C.; Nationalgalerie, Berlin; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Tate Gallery, London; and the Whitney Museum of American Art. Mr. Salle is also a prolific writer on art. His essays and reviews have appeared in Artforum, Modern Painters, Art News, Town & Country, and The Paris Review, as well as numerous exhibition catalogs and anthologies. Mr Salle’s recent book of art criticism HOW TO SEE: Looking, Talking, and Thinking about Art, published by W.W. Norton.
Advance reservations are required. The program will be held at The Art Barge, located on 110 Napeague Meadow Road in Amagansett.