Steve Palumbo & Gail Neuman
November 2, 2018 – April 28, 2019
Hours: Wednesday through Sunday, 11:30 AM - 9:30 PM, during lunch and dinner service
Winter Trees Duo 1
Artists Reception: Sunday, December 9, 2018, 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 Prix Fixe dinner immediately following the reception for $29 per person.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Artist Statement: Steven Palumbo, Paper Collage Artist
I was introduced to the Japanese art of chigiri-e about twenty years ago after seeing small collages made of rice and washi papers at a colleague’s home. I was instantly drawn to them.
I like the idea of working with paper. Paper is organic. It lives and breathes. It tells me, during the process of tearing and pasting, where it wants to live on the canvas and what it wants to be. At times it is frustratingly thin, temperamental and shy – at other times, bold, thick and unbending – but there is always a unique dimension that it brings to my vision, a dimension that paints or pencil simply cannot.
I have also incorporated torn newsprint and newspaper photo into the classic Japanese papers, deconstructing and then reconstructing them in ways very alien to the original intent and meaning. There is a definite energy that releases during the process of tearing and shredding the paper, which dictates its ultimate rearrangement onto the canvas. I want the viewer to feel this energy, to put their hand on the surface of the piece and feel the paper breathe along with them - to be able, without even looking, to know the story that is being told.
The pieces in this show were all done within the past year. They range from landscape to figurative and incorporate both abstract and cubist elements, and in some instances social commentary, an element which I first encountered in the work of Jack Levine, a friend, mentor and true artistic genius.
Artist Statement: Gail Neuman, Mixed Media Artist
My wire sculptures show the bare bones of the trees I create-its soul if you will. The tree sculptures and frames are designed and created in a one-woman studio with each wire piece created solely by me beginning to end. My work involves many kinds of metals, patinas and aging of both the metal and the frames. Some are found materials, and some are created to look they have many years upon them. This collection is all done using steel wire to reflect the feeling of winter and the anticipation of spring-they are standing there devoid of leaves naked and bare. Most of the frames in this exhibit are old siding from homes long gone, an old window, a vintage mirror frame and silhouette to hold a wire tree necklace made of aged copper. Manipulating the wire into these forms is done with much care so that each piece I create speaks to the viewer and touches him or her in the same way it does me.
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