Sag Harbor’s Joe Pintauro’s Photographs On View at the Peter Marcelle Project

Posted on 27 May 2014

“The Tree, Its Shadow and the Hill on Ocean Road” C-print, 60 x 50 inches by Joe Pintauro.

“The Tree, Its Shadow and the Hill on Ocean Road” C-print, 60 x 50 inches by Joe Pintauro.

By Tessa Raebeck

Inspired in part by John Milton’s “Paradise Lost,” Joe Pintauro is showing a selection of photographs in “Arcadia,” named after “the bucolic world of nature under the pressures of time,” according to the Peter Marcelle Project, which is hosting the exhibit.

The exhibit captures the rapid changes of the environment and architecture on the East End. In “The Tree, Its Shadow and the Hill on Ocean Road,” Mr. Pintauro captured a tree on a hill, with its shadow stretching into the green landscape beyond. Taken five years ago, the scene in the photograph is hard to recreate today, as the landscape is almost unrecognizable.

“Nature, art and time often collaborate to uncover a deeper, unexpected truth, a new metaphysical profile to objects and places. Time humbles material things, including mankind and his works, making for opposing notions as to what nature gives to art and what it takes away,” Mr. Pintauro wrote in his description of the show.

“Arcadia” opens Saturday, May 31, at Peter Marcelle Project, 4 North Main Street in Southampton. For more information, call (631) 613-6170 or email cmccormick@petermarcellegallery.com.

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