The Water – Small Works 2017 national juried charitable exhibition opens on Small Business Saturday at Alex Ferrone Gallery on the North Fork. The juror, architect, gallerist, and planner, Glynis Berry has selected thirty-five artists with fifty-five photographically based works about water in all forms – representational and abstract, how precious, powerful, beautiful, or messy it can be. All works are affordably framed 12" or smaller for perfectly sized gifts of original art for the Holidays. Ten percent of sales proceeds will benefit Hurricane Harvey relief. Meet the artists at the opening reception and awards presentation on Saturday, November 25 from 6-8pm. Water – Small Works runs through January 7, 2018.
Ms. Berry notes about the exhibition, “When it comes to water, these works show its continual attraction - its beauty, its limitless source of inspiration, and its constantly changing state. These images evoke human reaction just as the original act of photographing moved the artist. With a wide range of insight, these photographers found magic in classical approaches to landscape, in the abstraction of details and reflections, and in the human condition.
About the Juror: Glynis Berry, A.I.A., LEED AP
A graduate of Smith College and the Masters of Architecture program at Yale University, Glynis Berry worked in museums prior to joining the NYC Department of Transportation where she implemented and supervised the City’s pedestrian, traffic calming, and bicycle programs. Along with her husband, she is partner of the firm, Studio A/B Architects, which advocates sustainable and experiential designs. In 2000, Ms. Berry founded Art Sites, a contemporary art gallery, which incorporated a range of works from abstraction to environmental art.
With her vast experience, Ms. Berry has executed planning studies, served on the Suffolk County Planning Commission, and started the not-for-profit, Peconic Green Growth, whose mission focuses on the integration of community and environment of eastern Long Island. Working on challenging water conservation and wastewater issues, Glynis and Peconic Green Growth are helping to shift policy and instigate action to protect aquifer and surface water quality and quantity.
Artists included in Water – Small Works 2017:
Judi Altman, Patricia Beary, Peter Braune, Diane Charnov, Bryon Clemence, Laura Dodson, Susan Dooley, Brandie Ferguson, Corey Phillips Fowler, Gerry Giliberti, Andrea M. Gordon, Thomas Halaczinsky, Eva Iacono, Helen Janson, Chris Kaiser, Paula Kelly, Joanie Landau, Katherine Liepe-Levinson, Jack Long, George Lowell, Jenna Lynch, Kate Madara, Janet Maher, Mike McLaughlin, Alissa Rosenberg, Thomas Rozakis, Jim Sabiston, Steven Schreiber, James Slezak, Pin-Chih & Hsuan-Te Su, Mark Testa, Mac Titmus, Sarah Jaffe Turnbull, Pamela Waldroup, and Paul Wood.
Lahinch Fire by Jenna Lynch
Niagara Falls #1 by Pamela Waldroup
Rest Stop by George Lowell