Posted on 15 September 2014
J. Steven Manolis’ studio. Courtesy Chase Edwards Gallery.
By Tessa Raebeck
Water Mill artist Steven Manolis will show his colorful and expressive watercolor paintings at Chase Edwards Contemporary Fine Art in Bridgehampton, with an opening reception on Saturday, September 20, from 6 to 9 p.m.
J. Steven Manolis, “Surf’s Up 2014.04,” acrylic on canvas, 60” x 52”.
“From the earliest moment I can recollect,” wrote the artist, “I have experienced an unusually strong visual pull toward beauty, proportion, style and color.”
“My objective is to make striking diversified color images that are not only beautiful, but also evoke excitement in my collectors. When this occurs, I am thrilled and fulfilled. And I just want to do it again and again. Nothing makes me happier artistically than receiving calls from collectors telling me how much they enjoy living with my paintings,” he added.
The Chase Edwards Contemporary Fine Art is at 2462 Main Street in Bridgehampton. For more information, call (631) 604-2204 or visit chaseedwardsgallery.com.
Posted on 26 August 2014
One of the “selfies” that will show at the Chase Edwards Gallery, a collage by Nicole Franz.
By Tessa Raebeck
Reflecting on that new cultural phenomenon—and vain indulgence—the Chase Edwards Gallery in Bridgehampton presents “The Selfie,” a group exhibition that opens on Saturday, August 30.
The show features the work of seven Long Island artists, collage artist Nicole Franz, Jess Fox, Christine Benjamin, Elizabeth Cassidy, Lesley Cerniglia, Beth Costello and Roseann Nicotra.
“The Selfie is pop culture’s portraiture providing everyone with the opportunity to experiment with the physical and psychological constraints of representing oneself. Inclusive of many styles—expressive, realistic or abstracted, the Selfie is an unveiling of one of the many facets of ourselves affording the artist and viewer an intimate look into the human condition,” the gallery said in a press release.
An opening reception for “The Selfie” will be held on Saturday, August 30, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Chase Edwards Contemporary Fine Art, located at 2462 Montauk Highway in Bridgehampton. For more information, call (631) 604-2204 or visit chaseedwardsgallery.com.