Montauk has a new gallery for its art scene: Gallery at The Terrace. Inaugurating the new gallery is a solo show by Dalton Portella of works that demonstrate the shark can be beautiful.

"Dalton Portella: Shark Room 2015" is on view from June 13 to July 8 at Gallery at The Terrace. On Sunday, June 21, the exhibition will be celebrated at a Summer Solstice Party taking place from 4 to 8 p.m. There will be live music (including Dalton Portella and friends) and plenty of fun to go around.

"Dalton Portella: Shark Room 2015" presents paintings, art on surfboard, and an installation focusing on the beauty of the shark. The exhibition includes recent and new works from an ongoing series. Expect to find paintings, art on surfboard and installation.

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Fishnet Shark installation with surfboard and painting by Dalton Portella.

Fishnet Shark installation with surfboard and painting by Dalton Portella.

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Even in the redevelopment stage, Gallery at The Terrace struck Dalton as the perfect setting to unveil recent art works portraying the graceful aspects of shark. He suggested the idea to the curator, Bartholomew Schwartz. The concept took hold and grew to occupy all three gallery spaces instead of a single project room.

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"Sea of Turmoil" by Dalton Portella. Oil and gravel on canvas, 48 x 60 inches.

"Sea of Turmoil" by Dalton Portella. Oil and gravel on canvas, 48 x 60 inches.

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Now a reality, "Dalton Portella: Shark Room 2015" unveils the new Montauk art gallery.

Here's what Dalton Portella has to say about the origins of "Shark Room 2015":

In late May I was approached by Bartholomew Schwarz, the new curator at Gallery at The Terrace about participating in a group show to inaugurate the newly renovated (in fact it was still under construction) gallery space at Atlantic Terrace.

When I looked at the space, I suggested creating a Shark Room in the small room of the three room gallery with paintings and surfboards from a series I started in 2013, focusing on the beauty of the shark and stripped from its environment. That evolved in the gallery  offering me the whole space for their inaugural show.

I’ve created two new large paintings for the show along with an installation created from a fishing net that I salvaged from Camp Hero.

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 9' Great White Surfboard by Dalton Portella.

9' Great White Surfboard by Dalton Portella.

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Continue scrolling for a preview of some of the art in "Shark Room 2015":

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"Hook Line And Sinker" by Dalton Portella. Oil on canvas, 48 x 72 inches.

"Hook Line And Sinker" by Dalton Portella. Oil on canvas, 48 x 72 inches.

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 Blue Oil on 9' Greg Noll surfboard by Dalton Portella.

Blue Oil on 9' Greg Noll surfboard by Dalton Portella.

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"Tears For Francis" by Dalton Portella. Oil on canvas,  36 x 60 inches.

"Tears For Francis" by Dalton Portella. Oil on canvas, 36 x 60 inches.

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"Dalton Portella: Shark Room 2015" will be on view from June 13 to July 8, 2015 at Gallery at The Terrace. On Sunday, June 21, a Summer Solstice Party with live music takes place from 4 to 8 p.m.

Gallery At The Terrace is located at Atlantic Terrace, 21 Oceanview Terrace, Montauk,  NY 11954
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Gallery Hours:  11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday through Sunday. For viewing at other times, call (917) 873-6409.

For information on Dalton Portella, visit:

www.daltonportella.com

www.facebook.com/dalton.portella

https://instagram.com/dltnart

http://dltnart.tumblr.com

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