The creativity of Larry Rivers falls beneath the spotlight in an exhibition presenting two suites of his work at Vered Gallery. "Celebration of Larry Rivers" opened last weekend with two receptions--one private and the other public. The exhibition features the figurative series "Me and My Shadow" and "Oedipus Rex," a series of small paintings installed on board that were created and installed as set design at Lincoln Center.

"Me and My Shadow" consists of four mixed media figurative works made using black and white photo montage mixed media works depicting partially nude women and their respective imagined shadow. "Oedipus Rex" is a series of 29 oil and spray painted works that were installed at Lincoln Center for the 1966 Igor Stravinsky Opera-Oratorio festival. Also included in the exhibition are seven preliminary drawings and a stencil for the art designed for stage.

A private gala reception, held Friday, July 29, 2016, drew a crowd to Vered Gallery in East Hampton Village that included Julie Hayek, Janna Bullock, Emanuele Fiore, Amanda Bourne, Karine Macguder, Sharon Browne, Richard Berchick, Susan Steiger, Michael Goldberg, Jeryl Goldberg, Pat Abayev, Margarita Abayev, Aaron Goodstone, Clayton Munsey, Cole Rumbough, Julie Walker, Sharif Elganal, Rebeka Elganal, Julie Romo, Maria Fishel, Ken Fishel, Corneila Bregman, Gordon Gilbert and Michelle Kidwell.

A public opening was held Saturday, July 30, 2016, which drew a steady stream of guests to the gallery to see the new exhibition. Much of the art in "Celebration of Larry Rivers" have been rarely exhibited. "Celebration of Larry Rivers" is on view from July 30 to September 12, 2016. A review of the show will publish at Hamptons Art Hub.

Larry Rivers and the exhibition in particular will discussed on Sunday, August 7, 2016 during "Brunch and Conversation on Larry Rivers" featuring David Cohen (Editor/Publisher of Artcritical) and Catherine Gropper (former student of Larry Rivers, artist and playwright). The brunch takes place from 10 to 11 a.m. with the conversation beginning at 11 a.m. The event is free. Seating is limited and reservations are requested by emailing both lauren@rcourihaycpr.com and janetlehr@veredart.com.

Continue scrolling to see some scene from the private Gala Reception for "Celebration of Larry Rivers" at Vered Gallery on July 29, 2016.

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Janet Lehr. Photo courtesy of Vered Gallery.

Janet Lehr. Photo courtesy of Vered Gallery.

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Julie Hayek and Sharon Browne. Photo courtesy of Vered Gallery.

Julie Hayek and Sharon Browne. Photo courtesy of Vered Gallery.

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Emanuele Fiore and Janna Bullock. Photo courtesy of Vered Gallery.

Emanuele Fiore and Janna Bullock. Photo courtesy of Vered Gallery.

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"Me and My Shadow / Shadow and Substance" by Larry Rivers, 1970. Canvas, plastic, wood and plexi, 76.5 x 21.5 x 6 inches. Courtesy of Vered Gallery.

"Me and My Shadow / Shadow and Substance" by Larry Rivers, 1970. Canvas, plastic, wood and plexi, 76.5 x 21.5 x 6 inches. Courtesy of Vered Gallery.

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Amanda Bourne and Karine Macguder. Photo courtesy of Vered Gallery.

Amanda Bourne and Karine Macguder. Photo courtesy of Vered Gallery.

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Sharif Elganal and Rebeka Elganal. Photo courtesy of Vered Gallery.

Sharif Elganal and Rebeka Elganal. Photo courtesy of Vered Gallery.

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Works from the "Oedipus Rex" Series by Larry Rivers. Photo courtesy of Vered Gallery.

Works from the "Oedipus Rex" Series by Larry Rivers. Photo courtesy of Vered Gallery.

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Cole Rumbough and Cornelia Bregman. Photo courtesy of Vered Gallery.

Cole Rumbough and Cornelia Bregman. Photo courtesy of Vered Gallery.

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"Me and My Shadow / Shadow and Substance" by Larry Rivers, 1970. Canvas, plastic, wood and plexi, 76.5 x 21.5 x 6 inches. Courtesy of Vered Gallery.

"Me and My Shadow / Shadow and Substance" by Larry Rivers, 1970. Canvas, plastic, wood and plexi, 76.5 x 21.5 x 6 inches. Courtesy of Vered Gallery.

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Michael Goldberg, Janet Lehr, and Jeryl Goldberg. Photo courtesy of Vered Gallery.

Michael Goldberg, Janet Lehr, and Jeryl Goldberg. Photo courtesy of Vered Gallery.

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Pat Abayev and Margarita Abayev. Photo courtesy of Vered Gallery.

Pat Abayev and Margarita Abayev. Photo courtesy of Vered Gallery.

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Gordon Gilbert and Michelle Kidwell Gilbert. Photo courtesy of Vered Gallery.

Gordon Gilbert and Michelle Kidwell Gilbert. Photo courtesy of Vered Gallery.

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BASIC FACTS: "Celebration of Larry Rivers" is on view from July 30 to September 12, 2016. Vered Gallery is located at 68 Park Place, East Hampton, NY 11937. www.veredart.com.

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