Art on Long Island offers plenty of options for art lovers in August. Explore group shows of contemporary art and take a never-before-seen look at illustrations from the artist behind the visuals for "The Godfather." Marvel at elegant evening gowns during a historical and exclusive view at the fashions of designer Philip Hulitar. Organized by town, we’ve selected six shows to know taking place on Long Island in Suffolk County in August 2019. To discover more art on view on Long Island, in the Hamptons and on the North Fork, visit our exhibition finder by clicking here.

BELLPORT

MARQUEE PROJECTS is exhibiting new works by Daniel Bruttig in "Wandering Rainbows." There will be an Opening Reception on Friday, August 2, 2019, from 5 to 8 p.m. with an Artist Talk taking place from 5 to 6 p.m. The show remains on view through August 25, 2019.

Interdisciplinary artist Daniel Bruttig explores the liminal space between sculpture and painting. This exhibition presents the current state of his ever-morphing body of work, where the fabricated, minimalist object fuses with both synthetic and natural readymade materials. Bruttig’s paintings and sculptures deliver unexpected and sumptuous surprises via new forms abstracted through intensive
material investigation.

MARQUEE PROJECTS is located at 14 Bellport Lane, Bellport, NY 11713. www.marqueeprojects.org.

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"Newmelt (the haunting)" by Daniel Bruttig, 2018. Thermoplastic adhesive inks wax paint wooden cutouts colored mirror clockcase, 9 x 11 x 5 inches. Courtesy MARQUEE PROJECTS.

"Newmelt (the haunting)" by Daniel Bruttig, 2018. Thermoplastic adhesive inks wax paint wooden cutouts colored mirror clockcase, 9 x 11 x 5 inches. Courtesy MARQUEE PROJECTS.

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EAST MORICHES

The Full Moon Arts Center presents a collection of works by members of the Full Moon Arts Center Collective from August 10 through September 14, 2019. An opening reception will take place on Saturday, August 10, 2019, from 4 to 8 p.m.

The exhibition features paintings, photography, mixed media, collage, conceptual art, sculpture and poetry. Featured artists include Peter Beston, Vito Gentile, Jane Kirkwood, Valerie Zeman, Steve Palumbo and more.

Full Moon Arts Center is located at 6 Moriches Avenue, East Moriches, NY 11940. Click here to learn more about the artist collective.

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"Miranda" by Jane Kirkwood. Oil, 30 x 40 inches. Courtesy of the artist.

"Miranda" by Jane Kirkwood. Oil, 30 x 40 inches. Courtesy of the artist.

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HUNTINGTON

fotofoto gallery

fotofoto gallery presents an exhibition of winning selections from its "5th International Phone-ography Competition Exhibition" from July 31 through August 24, 2019. An Opening Reception will be held on Saturday, August 3, from 5 to 7 p.m.

The competition required all submissions to be captured on a phone camera. The show features 30 photographs curated from 439 submissions. Competition winners are Andrew Wohl, first place, John Narun, second place, and Coleen Kelly, third place. The competition was juried by Sandra Carrion, president of the Image Factory Experimental Photography Workshops.

fotofoto gallery is located at 14 West Carver Street, Huntington, NY 11743. Click here to learn more on the gallery website.

The Heckscher Museum of Art

The Heckscher Museum of Art presents "Mort Künstler: 'The Godfather' of Pulp Fiction Illustrators" from August 24 through November 17, 2019. 

Renowned as America’s premier Civil War painter, Mort Künstler  established his career in the 1950s and 1960s as a prolific illustrator of popular men’s adventure magazines. The artist’s collaborations with pulp fiction authors included Mario Puzo, for whom he created the original visuals for "The Godfather" saga. Künstler’s larger-than-life role in the golden era of pulp fiction unfolds in more than 80 original illustrations from the artist’s private collection, almost all publicly exhibited for the first time.

The Heckscher Museum of Art is located at 2 Prime Avenue, Huntington, NY 11743. Click here to learn more about the exhibition.

ISLIP

The Islip Art Museum presents "Open Call: The Art of Collaboration," from July 2 through August 24, 2019. An Opening Reception will be held Saturday, August 3, from 1 to 4 p.m.

This exhibition includes artists who have collaborated with other artists beyond their medium of expression. The show is curated by Holly Gordon and is inspired with a collaborative project she undertook with a photographer.

The Islip Art Museum is located at 50 Irish Lane, East Islip, NY 11730. Click here to learn more on the museum website.

STONY BROOK

The Long Island Museum presents "Gracefully Chic: The Fashions of Philip Hulitar" from July 27 through October 20, 2019.

This exhibition is he first major retrospective exhibition to explore the work and lasting influence of mid-20th century designer Philip Hulitar. Hulitar became known for his distinctively tailored and elegantly decorated cocktail dresses and evening gowns. Launching his label in 1949 after 18 years of success as one of Bergdorf Goodman’s chief designers and head of its women’s dress division, Hulitar quickly earned critical acclaim and a fervent following in New York and Long Island society.

The Long Island Museum is located at 1200 Route 25A, Stony Brook, NY 11790. Click here to learn more on the museum website.

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Jean Patchett, Vogue 1952, Hulitar Dress. Courtesy Long Island Museum.

Jean Patchett, Vogue 1952, Hulitar Dress. Courtesy Long Island Museum.

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