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Rosalie Dimon Gallery: Anahi DeCanio & Michael Maas (2014)

Anahi DeCanio & Michael Maas
May 2 - July 30, 2014

Hours: Wednesday - Sunday, 12 - 10 PM, during lunch and dinner service

Artists' Reception: Sunday, June 1, 3 - 5 PM
Meet the artists and see their wonderful work.
The public is welcome, admission free.
Featuring local wines and artisan cheeses, served by the Jamesport Manor Inn.
The Jamesport Manor Inn offers a Sunset & Spirits Prix Fixe dinner immediately following the reception for $29 per person.

MORE ABOUT THE ARTISTS

Known for skillfully excavating earlier layers to the surface of her highly textured, luminously colored large acrylic paintings, Anahi DeCanio’s art remains as compelling at close range as it is at a distance. Her masterful alternating of opaque and transparent pigments add to the rich complexity of what may seem at first glance a simple abstract. Anahi DeCanio is a multi-disciplinary artist in mixed media, photography, installations, collage, and assemblage. Her work is part of private and corporate collections in the United States, Europe and Latin America. She has exhibited widely in solo and group exhibits across the United States and Europe and has won several awards in national juried competitions. Her work has been published in many publications, including TIME, and is part of several TV and motion picture productions. Venues where her work has been featured include Boca Raton Museum, Palm Beach International Airport, Art Basel Miami, and Guild Hall East Hampton.

Printmaker Michael Georg Maas has spent most of his life on Long Island. He descends from some of the very earliest Europeans to settle on the East End as well as German immigrants who arrived at the end of the 19th century. This could be why he is attracted to fine traditional drawing and printmaking techniques as well as the rawness of the German Expressionists. Having received his Bachelor of Science from Cornell University in 1972, he moved to New York City where he studied at the Art Students League and the National Academy School of Fine Arts. He later enrolled at Pratt Institute where he studied with noted Abstract Expressionist Sculptor, Calvin Albert, eventually receiving the Master of Fine Arts degree (with distinction). Returning to Long Island, his work has been exhibited in many galleries and libraries, as well as Briarcliffe College. The recipient of many awards in several media, he continues to develop his printmaking skills, navigating between realism and abstraction. Drawing provides the ultimate channel through which these two disparate styles might collide, resulting in work that is seldom easily classified.

Exhibits at the Rosalie Dimon Gallery are a joint effort by East End Arts and the Jamesport Manor Inn to introduce exceptional artists and their work to the East End communities. This program is made possible with public funding provided by Suffolk County.

For more information and to purchase work, contact Jane Kirkwood, East End Arts Gallery Director: 631-727-0900 or gallery@eastendarts.org