Posted on 27 May 2014
“Radiant Light,” 2013, 78” x 90”, oil on linen by April Gornik. Photo courtesy of the artist.
By Tessa Raebeck
Sag Harbor’s artist-in-residence April Gornik travels to New York City Thursday, May 29, for a reading and book signing of her latest book, “April Gornik: Drawings.”
Published by FigureGround Press and distributed by ARTBOOK D.A.P. the book celebrates Ms. Gornik’s charcoal drawings done since 1984.
“Lush and wide-ranging in scope and subject, these landscapes call out the wild and the cultivated, from the desert to the forest to the sea, and show both the progress and consistency in her evocative approach to drawing,” according to synopsis of the book.
“April Gornik: Drawings” includes essays by Steve Martin and Archie Rand, as well as an interview with Lawrence Weschler and a downloadable composition for piano and cello by Bruce Wolosoff.
Ms. Gornik’s book signing is Thursday, May 29, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Danese/Corey Gallery, 511 West 22nd Street in New York City. A solo show by the artist is running at the gallery until Saturday, May 31.
Posted on 21 April 2014
“Radiant Light” by April Gornik, oil on linen, 2013. Courtesy of the artist.
By Tessa Raebeck
In a solo exhibition at the Danese/Corey Gallery in New York City, Sag Harbor’s April Gornik will show her large paintings and drawings, many of them featuring East End landscapes.
“Light After the Storm” by April Gornik, oil on linen, 2012. Courtesy of the artist.
Ms. Gornik, a North Haven resident, who has work in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Smithsonian American Art Museum, to name a few, recreates landscapes ranging from rolling sand hills to stormy oceans.
“Storm, Rain, Light” by April Gornik, oil on linen, 2013. Courtesy of the artist.
In this selection of her recent paintings and drawings, Ms. Gornik explores landscapes in dozens of natural colors ranging from gray skies to light pink sea foam, finding the speckles of light shining through a dense forest and the hazy reflections of clouds on a tree-lined river.
In addition to the large paintings and drawings, a catalogue of the show produced by the gallery will be available.
The opening is tonight, April 24, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Danese/Corey Gallery, 511 West 22nd Street in New York City. Please call 212-223-2227 or visit danesecorey.com for more information.
Posted on 21 August 2012
On August 15, Pierson 11th grader Max Snow and Kyle Lutnick (pictured above with Pediatric Neurologist Dr. Mary Andriola, Paulette Walters and Brooke Rose with the Child Life Program) met with a six-year-old child at Stony Brook University Hospital who is battling with Leukemia. Surrounded by his parents, grandmother and two younger brothers, the boy was thrilled when Snow and Lutnick handed him a brand new Nintendo DS console – a personal video game machine – and new games to play with. His brothers received the same gift.
The donation was one of several donations made through the Game Knights, the brainchild of Lutnick. Snow and his eighth grade brother, Ben, founded Game Knights Hamptons, a local chapter of the organization in late 2011.
The Game Knights is a not-for-profit dedicated to engaging and distracting children going through sometimes-lengthy hospitalizations while fighting serious illnesses. The Knights collect new and used video game devices, game, DVD players, iPads, movies and financial donations used towards the purchase of those items, which are then donated to children in need.
According to Max and Ben’s mother, Gay Snow, Game Knights Hamptons has recently partnered with Stony Brook University Hospital and its Child Life Program and will fulfill those children’s wish lists through the not-for-profit.
“They are childhood friends, and now work together to help other children who are sick or receiving treatments in hospitals,” said Snow of Lutnick and Snow.