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GITANA ROSA @ BOOTH 415B
July 9-11, 2010
July 8, 2010 - Opening Preview Party
benefits LongHouse Reserve
Sayre Park, Bridgehampton, NY
ArtHamptons returns as one of the highlights of the Hamptons summer season. Now in its third successful year, ArtHamptons has established itself as a top new art fair in America. Expect to see a fantastic display of post-war and contemporary art, presented by a lineup of renowned international galleries. On display in are important art pieces for every budget and level of art collector, from paintings, works on paper and printed editions, to photography, art glass, ceramics and sculpture.
New Convenient Location
This year ArtHamptons moves two blocks west to Sayre Park’s five bucolic acres. The site is located between Bridgehampton Commons and the Hamptons Classic field, just one block north of Montauk Highway on Snake Hollow Road.
Be among the first to view, reserve and buy from 80 + revered galleries. Sponsored by Hamptons Cottages Gardens Magazine. Admission benefits East Hampton’s LongHouse Reserve.
Gitana Rosa presents works by:
Fedele Spadafora, Adam Miller, Alexandra Pacula, Bruno Perillo, John Plunkett, Lisa Petker-Mintz, Tom Bob, Suzy Q, Sonomi Kobayashi, Tom Billings, Andres Garcia-Pena, Fabio D'Aroma, Tara DePorte, Brett Wintle, Charles Yoder and others...
Primarily focusing on four contemporary Bushwick painters – Fedele Spadafora, Adam Miller, Alexandra Pacula and Bruno Perillo.
Individualistic in subject matter and technique, Spadafora, Miller, Pacula and Perillo reinforce the vibrancy and relevance of oil painting. With a provocative mix of abstract and representational elements and references ranging from Impressionism and Expressionism to Classicism and Pop Art, the works by these four artists are rooted in art history, yet connect powerfully to contemporary viewpoints.
The artists work out of studios in the Bushwick neighborhood of Brooklyn, and have shown together in seven previous exhibitions. Recent shows include Oil Slick, June 2010, presented by Gitana Rosa; Corpus Hermeticum, May 2010, presented by the Nerdrum Institute (which also featured the paintings of the Norwegian master Odd Nerdrum); and Carnivale, November 2009, presented by Gitana Rosa Gallery.
Fedele Spadafora is an American painter whose figurative work deals with contemporary urban themes. His work shows a wide range of influences, including sources as diverse as the Renaissance, popular culture and his deep Italian roots. After graduating from Michigan State University in 1990, Spadafora spent six years in Prague, where among other things, he co-founded the alternative publishing venture, Twisted Spoon Press. He is currently working on the “Hula Hoop” series, of which three paintings are being shown at ArtHamptons.
Adam Miller began an apprenticeship with the artist Allen Jones at the age of thirteen. At sixteen, he was accepted to the prestigious Florence Academy of Art in Italy where he underwent extensive training in classical painting techniques and studied the masterpieces of the Renaissance. During those four years, Miller studied throughout Europe. His work has been commissioned by Robert Pamplin Jr., Chairman of the Board of the Portland Art Museum, Mike Tyson and Eric Rhodes, publisher of Fine Art Connoiseur.
Alexandra Pacula’s vigorous painterly scenes of urban nightlife offer insights into human interactions, seductions and desires. Pacula moved from Poland to the U.S. at the age of fourteen. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from The Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University in 2002, and earned a Master of Fine Arts from Montclair State University. Her work has been included exhibitions around the country, as well as in Spain and London. Pacula recently won a 2010 painting fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts. Other accolades include the 2010 Robert Sterling Clark Visual Art Space Award and winner of the 2008 Saatchi Showdown Competition.
Bruno Perillo graduated from the School of The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston in 2002. As a conceptual realist, Bruno uses the painted portrait to express how the viewer/model/artist identify with sacred and profane allegorical motifs from the past through a contemporary lens. Bruno’s varying techniques and styles are inspired by the tenebrist lighting of the Italian Baroque and the Realist/Naturalist movement that emerged out of the mid-19th century French Academy. Many of Bruno’s paintings belong to prestigious private collections in America and Europe. Bruno is represented by several galleries and he currently lives and works in Brooklyn.
More information about ArtHamptons is available at: www.ArtHamptons.com