Fair Winds

Highlighting stunning works by three award-winning east coast photographers, a new nautical exhibition "Fair Winds" opens September 22 at Alex Ferrone Gallery in Cutchogue featuring color and black & white photographs by Onne van der Wal, Thomas Halaczinsky, and Mark Testa. The artists' reception to be held Saturday, September 29 from 6-8pm is free and open to the public. The Fair Winds exhibit runs through November 4, 2018 and related programs include two Gallery Talks and Book Signing events on October 21 and November 4, 2018.

Renowned nautical photographer, Canon Explorer of Light, and former winning professional sailor, Onne van der Wal (Newport, RI) presents exciting imagery photographed during his sailing voyages and expeditions around the globe. Working from on deck, the air, and the sea, Onne has captured arresting images of dramatic lighting on ship details, beautiful scenery, and action-packed regattas.

Documentary filmmaker, photographer and writer, Thomas Halaczinsky (Brooklyn/Greenport, NY) is exhibiting photographs from his newly published book, Archipelago New York - a literary logbook of his sailing expeditions documenting the many chartered islands in the waterways from New York Harbor to Fishers Island Sound. Halaczinsky's unusual photographic viewpoint from the water toward land reflects a longing of a lone sailor's search for a homecoming.

Emerging onto the exhibition circuit, photographer and creative agency director, Mark Testa (New York City) is presenting a series of black & white photographs he documented over a two-month voyage traveling aboard the sailing schooner, Spirit of Massachusetts. His series, Timeless Journey, captured his unique adventure as an art student on this "classroom" at sea as the ship sailed from Gloucester, Massachusetts to the Dominican Republic.

Gallery Talk and Book Signing with Thomas Halaczinsky: Sunday, October 21 at 1 PM. Halaczinky will discuss his work in the exhibit and will sign his book, Archipelago New York, which will be available for purchase. Reservations are required for this free Talk.

Gallery Talk and Book Signing with Onne van der Wal and Mark Testa: Sunday, November 4 from 1-3 PM. Both photographers will discuss their work in the show and Onne van der Wal will sign his book, Sailing, along with additional photographic prints that will be available for purchase. Light lunch served. Call the Gallery by October 22, 2018 to pre-order Onne's book ($115). Reservations required for this free Talk.

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