Rosalie Dimon Gallery: Anne Johann & Bruce Gualtieri (2016)
Anne Johann & Bruce Gualtieri
July 29 - November 2, 2016
Hours: Wednesday through Sunday, 11:30 AM - 9:30 PM, during lunch and dinner service
Artists Reception: Sunday, September 11, 2016, 3:00 - 5:00 PM
Meet the artists and see their wonderful work.
The public is welcome, admission free.
Featuring local wines and artisanal 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
Painter Anne Johann comments about her inspiration, work and process: "My art is about being inspired by nature and seeing nature as healing and regenerative. It is also about the profound spiritual experience of being in nature, experiencing the grandeur of the natural world. Humans have a fundamental connection to nature. I focus on landscape and purposely seek out the beauty as a reminder that the Earth is our oasis, our sanctuary from the modern world. There are concepts and ideas behind each piece, and while I don’t consciously work in a series, I return to certain ideas, and a series evolves. I see patterns in rocks, in waves, in clouds. I see the echo of the waves in the sculpting of bluffs or in rocks. Cycles of time appear as sunrise/sunset, high/low tides. Almost every painting I create has some reference to water. As a teenager, I came across a book in my library on Chinese ink paintings of the Sung Dynasty. What fascinated me in particular was the use of water as the yin element, to balance the yang of the mountains. This balance of yin and yang represents the harmony in nature. I incorporated this concept and made it prevalent in my work. The concept: pools of nature, coupled with cycles of tides suggesting time, became the focus for some of my work. Ideas of microcosm/macrocosm surfaced. I deliberately played with the dichotomy of the image as a landscape, but also as though seen from above. The play between abstraction and realism is appealing to me. I work primarily in oils; the sensuous nature of the paint and the richness of color appeals to me. One change that has occurred over time is an increasing awareness of the act of painting, not simply image making. There is more emphasis on light and a painterly quality of the paint application. My knowledge of watercolor informs the oils, painting in thin layers and allowing the light to bounce through the transparency of the paint."
Bruce Gualtieri is a Long Island fine art photographer. His work featured in this exhibit has a focus on Long Island’s landscape as well as a few images from his ‘Altered Mind’ series. The bulk of Bruce’s work falls into one of three categories: “straight” images; multi-layered combined images; and segments of images combined to create altered reality.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org