There are interesting variations in art offered in new shows opening on Long Island in February 2020. A site-specific ceramic installation and a solo photography exhibition of decaying places are two exhibition's opening this month on Long Island's Suffolk County. Read on to discover five art shows to know on Long Island this month.
1. Maurice N. Flecker Memorial Gallery at Suffolk County Community College - "Rachel Eng"
February 6 to March 5, 2020
Opening Reception & Artist Gallery Talk: Thursday, February 6, 2020, from 1 to 3 p.m.
The solo exhibition by Rachel Eng features a single large-scale installation that integrates unfired clay and video.
Rachel Eng's work questions human perceptions of the natural world through the use of ephemeral and permanent materials in her art, which includes clay, plastic, paper and found objects, according to the artist's website. Through the aggregates and accumulation of multiple elements, Eng seeks to create complex visual and textural experiences through her art. A full color catalog accompanies the exhibition. Eng is a Dickinson College Assistant Professor of Art - Ceramics in Carlisle, PA. To see her art, visit www.racheljeng.com.
The Maurice N. Flecker Memorial Gallery is located at Suffolk Community College's Ammerman Campus in Selden, Southampton Building, 533 College Road, Selden, NY 11784.
2. Long Island Museum - "Off the Rack: Building and Preserving LIM's Art Treasures"
February 22 to June 26, 2020
The show highlights new paintings that LIM has collected over the past 20 years, including works by Jane Wilson, Jane Freilicher, David Burliuk, Robert Dash and others. The show touches off the museum's commitment to care and present its art collection.
The Long Island Museum is located at 1200 Route 25A, Stony Brook, NY 11790. www.longislandmuseum.org.
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3. The Reboli Center - "Dan's Covers"
January 30 to April 26, 2020
Opening Reception & Talk on Friday, February 21, 2020 from 6 to 8 p.m.
Reflecting on the artworks portrayed on "Dan's Papers," the exhibition presents the work of 12 artists and their Dan‘s Papers covers. Artists include Casey Chalem Anderson, Marc Dalessio, Keith Mantell, Lynn Mara, Lynn Matsuoka, Mickey Paraskevas, Dan Pollera, Joe Reboli, Doug Reina, Gia Schifano, Mike Stanko, Ty Stroudsburg and Charles Wildbank. The talk at the Opening Reception features Eric Feil, President and Editorial Director of Dan’s Hamptons Media.
The Reboli Center is located at 65 Main Street, Stony Brook, NY 11790. www.rebolicenter.org.
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4. fotofoto gallery - "A Vanishing New York"
January 29 to February 22, 2020
Opening Reception: Saturday, February 1, 2020, from 5 to 7 p.m.
The solo exhibition of photographs by John Lazzaro documents historical abandoned buildings across New York State. With over 15 years experience as a documentary filmmaker, Lazzaro creates a thought-provoking dialogue of the macabre with his work. This is his first solo show with the gallery.
fotofoto gallery is located on 14 Carver Street, Huntington, NY. 11743. www.fotofotogallery.org.
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5. Heckscher Museum of Art - "Locally Sourced: Collecting Long Island Artists"
November 23, 2019 - March 15, 2020
Collection Conversation - Exhibiting Photographers: Sunday, February 23, 2020, 1 to 3 p.m.
"Locally Sourced: Collecting Long Island Artists" is one that shouldn't be missed so we're including again in our February column. Representing artists from across Long Island from the historic to the contemporary, expect to find plenty of artists from the East End (Hamptons, North Fork & Shelter Island) as well as a studied look into artists from Huntington. Presented across the entire museum, there are compelling pieces from artists working across genres and mediums. Painting is heavily represented as is abstraction and landscape.
The museum also launches its "Emerging Artist" Talk Series 2020 this month. Presented on February 13, 2020 from 7 to 8:30 p.m., featured artists are Robyn Cooper, Melissa Misla, Marie F. Saint-Cyr and Lauren Skelly Bailey. A wine reception immediatly follows the talk. Admission is free and no registration is required.
Heckscher Art Museum is located at 2 Prime Avenue, Huntington, NY 11743.
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