Long Island is home to both group and solo exhibitions in September. Highlights include a solo exhibition of mixed media works by an artist who combines the real and the virtual; never-before-seen works by Ray Johnson plus several noteworthy photography shows. Organized by town, we’ve selected shows to know taking place on Long Island in September 2019. All take place in Suffolk County.

To discover more art on view on Long Island, in the Hamptons and on the North Fork, visit our exhibition finder by clicking here.


MARQUEE PROJECTS is exhibiting works by George Blaha in "WebSight" from August 30 through September 29, 2019. A Talk on the Sacred and Sublime in Buddhist Art takes place on Saturday, September 7, 2019, from 6 to 7 p.m. Titled "Images of Enlightenment," expect an introduction to the history of Buddhist art is given by Jackie Dennis Subhash, the Vice President and Head of Department of Indian, Himalayan and Southeast Asian Art at Christie's New York.

In the art on view, George Blaha draws our attention to the parallel between the computer’s virtual environment and our own inner, subjective world by using 2D and 3D software to build images of paintings, assemblages, sculptures and interior spaces. Blaha avoids the physical construction of object-making, giving himself greater leeway to philosophically explore and blur the boundaries between the real and the virtual.

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


Installation of "WebSight." Courtesy MARQUEE PROJECTS.

Installation of "WebSight." Courtesy MARQUEE PROJECTS.



fotofoto gallery

fotofoto gallery presents "City Perspectives - Inside and Out," a solo exhibition of photographs by Pamela Waldroup, from August 28 through September 21, 2019. An Opening Reception will be held Saturday, September 7, 2019, from 5 to 7 p.m.

The exhibition features 19 black and white fine art photographs by Waldroup that capture interactions between human, environmental and industrial elements through a geometric approach found in the repetitive patterns and shapes that frequently appear in her images.


"Wavy Ascent" by Pamela Waldroup. Photograph. Courtesy of the artist.

"Wavy Ascent" by Pamela Waldroup. Photograph. Courtesy of the artist.


Rounding out September for the gallery is the "New Artist Members' Pop-Up Show," which will be exhibited September 23 to 28, 2019. The group show features photography in a "push-pin" presentation by Saulmon Addison, John Lazzaro, Eileen Novack and Kathleen Massi. A Closing Reception takes place on Saturday, September 28, 2019 from 5 to 7 p.m.

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


The Islip Art Museum presents "The 10 Year Anniversary Edition of  Ray Johnson's A Book About Death: The Last Waltz," from September 14 through November 2, 2019. An Opening Reception will be held Saturday, September 14, 2019, from 4 to 9 p.m.

This exhibition is an international mail art project that brings artists together in the continuing exploration of the concept of death. This show celebrates the 10 Year Anniversary of the original show in NYC and the birth of the ABAD Project. Visitors can view Ray Johnson's original "A Book About Death" from 1963 along with a full room of never-before-seen works by the artist.

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


Gallery North is hosting its 54th Annual Outdoor Art Show & Music Festival on Saturday, September 7, and Sunday, September 8, 2019, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

This family friendly festival features art, live music, hand-crafted goods, activities for children and a variety of local food offerings. Awards will be granted for "best in show "for each category, including crafts, fiber art, glass art, jewelry, painting, photography, pottery, sculpture and more.

Gallery North is located at 90 North Country Road, Setauket, NY 11733. Click here for event details.


Stony Brook University presents "THE VIEW FROM HERE: Contemporary Perspectives from Senegal" from August 29 through October 12, 2019 in the Paul W. Zuccaire Gallery. An Opening Reception will be held Tuesday, September 24, 2019, at 7 p.m. Curator talks will take place on Monday, September 23, at 2:30 p.m. and Tuesday, September 24, at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. A campus-wide Art Crawl will also take place on Saturday, September 10, from 3 to 5 p.m.

This group show presents nearly 50 works by 11 contemporary artists from Senegal, Mali, Madagascar, France and the United States. The exhibition spans a broad scope of themes including family life, portraiture, local celebrations and global concerns in painting, drawing, collage, photography, mixed media installation and video.

The Paul W. Zuccaire Gallery is located on the first floor of the Staller Center for the Arts at Stony Brook University. The university is located at 100 Nicolls Rd, Stony Brook, NY 11794. Click here to learn more.


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