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Rosalie Dimon Gallery: Kryn Olson & Meredith Rose (2013-2014)

Kryn Olson & Meredith Rose
November 1, 2013 - February 5, 2014

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

Artists' Reception: Sunday, November 10, 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

Abstract acrylic painter Kryn Olson has studied both the sciences and the arts simultaneously throughout her schooling, and earned her Masters Degree from Stony Brook University in the sciences, where her thesis was based on Teaching Science through the Arts. She studied painting and printmaking earning her a BFA in Michigan, with a double major in both Biology and Chemistry. A passionate naturalist, Kryn has explored and studied ecosystems all over the world. She combines her field experiences, education and excitement for life to create paintings that reflect how and what she experiences. Kryn has shown both with the Parrish Art Museum in “Artists Choose Artists” and also at the Guild Hall Museum’s “East End Ten” exhibit. She now shows exclusively with the Peter Marcelle Gallery in Bridgehampton and with the Gerald Peters Gallery both in New York City and Santa Fe, NM. Kryn describes her own process: “I witness and observe life, internalizing it through all of my senses. I use my head and my gut, so that when I go to put an experience onto the canvas it is rearranged, recombined. As in history, my paintings are created layer upon layer—paint, concept, paint, and so on until the cycle of the conceptual issue is worked through and the final image is defined. I record moments, the beauty of a time witnessed. They are always as I experienced them—in color, filled with line and form.”

Assemblage artist Meredith Rose is a self-taught artist who works in Manhattan and Westhampton Beach. Her art is influenced by her upbringing in a small Catholic parish in the Bronx. The beautiful pictures of the Annunciation, as well as the macabre depictions of saints and martyrs, left a big impression on her. She comments “One Easter I received an egg made of sugar. When you looked through a cellophane window you could see a village filled with trees, houses and flowers, and I was amazed that a world could be contained in such a tiny object.” The objects she collects are miniature and sealed in wood or Lucite. She uses them to explore their power of suggestion: the unfinished narrative that abandoned toys and clothing can conjure, the mystery that juxtaposing incongruous faces can evoke. She uses time, size and texture as material to create an entire imaginary world set in suspended animation.

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