Join us Saturday, January 13th from 6 PM – 7:30 PM for the opening reception of our first exhibition of 2024: Master Impressions: Artists and Printers on the South Fork. Featuring approximately 20 works dating from 1965-2010 by artists who have made art on the South Fork of Long Island, the exhibition highlights ways in which artists of the region have masterfully explored varied techniques of the medium. Prints are a testament to the collaborative potential of the creative process and demonstrate how artists, printers, and the press working together can achieve results that surpass individual expertise.
The artworks are drawn from the rich collections of our fellow institutions as well as a small number of collectors, artists, and printers living and working in the region. Artists to be featured include stalwarts like Elaine de Kooning, Connie Fox, Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Motherwell, and Alfonso Ossorio; those with surprising ties to the East End like Hale Woodruff, Romare Bearden, James Rosenquist, and Jasper Johns; artists with pivotal roles in the advancement of the medium like Abraham Rattner and Dan Welden; and other discoveries and surprises. A full list of artists is available on our website.
The show is curated by Samuel Havens, Workshop and Residency Manager at The Church and a printmaker in his own right, with Sara Cochran, Chief Curator.
Of the exhibition, Havens said: “As a printmaker, I know the magic of the press and I am excited to share this exhibition that celebrates the medium. The works in this show continue The Church’s characteristic way of exploring and examining the bounty of the East End within the global context of contemporary art.”