5.13/ Alex Ferrone Gallery: Currently Cuba, May 27 / July 3


May 27 / July 3

We’re not in Kansas Anymore by Michael Chinnici

The Currently Cuba Exhibit opens Memorial Day weekend at Alex Ferrone Gallery in Cutchogue and brings images from the journeys of three regional award-winning photographers who have documented their recent visits to the country.  Meet the artists at the opening reception on Saturday, May 27 from 6-8pm and enjoy Lenz wine and hors d’oeuvres.  The reception is free and open to the public and the exhibit runs through July 3, 2017. Pink Taxi 2 by Ennid Berger

Ennid Berger found Havana surprisingly beautiful with a rich visual arts history, yet at the same time, somewhat gritty.  She preferred to communicate the declining beauty of Havana in black and white, sometimes choosing selective color to emphasize the exotic appeal and vitality of the city.  Lois Youmans found Cuba’s cultural history revealed in layers of colors and textures, and was mesmerized by the old-world charm, deteriorating architecture, and the resilience shown in the vintage cars and their owners.  Michael Chinnici’s ongoing visual project of thought provoking and emotional images from numerous trips to Cuba depicts the changes the country is facing as it emerges from more than 50 years of isolation and decay.  

Man In Pink by Lois Youmans

“Currently Cuba” Gallery Talk:
 Join the artists on Sunday, June 11 from 1:00-3:00 PM for a free luncheon Gallery Talk to hear the discussion about their works in the exhibit.  Reservations are required for the Talk. Sponsored by Abatelli Realty of Cutchogue. 

Alex Ferrone Gallery is at 25425 Main Road, Cutchogue.  Hours: 11am-5pm Friday through Sunday; (11-6 Saturday); or by appointment other days. Call 631-734-8545 for more info or visit AlexFerroneGallery.com


Artist Bios


Ennid Berger

Currently residing in Glen Cove, NY, award-winning photographer Ennid Berger has been written about by Newsday as a “distinguished Long Island artist” working with photographic, drawing and painting processes.  Berger’s work has been exhibited in New York City, Key West, and at venues across Long Island including the Parrish Art Museum, The Heckscher Museum of Art, and the Islip Museum of Art. 

Awards and accolades for Ms. Berger’s work include “Best in Show” at the Heckscher Museum of Art Long Island Biennial, and her work was featured on cable television’s HBO show, “Girls.”  Ennid’s work can be found in private collections throughout the Northeast and in the permanent collection of the Zimmerli Museum of Art at Rutgers University in New Jersey.  She is also the founder and director of The Critique Group of Long Island – a group of independent exhibiting artists.

Lois Youmans 

Lois Youmans’ photography is rooted in the exploration of the human condition and its fragile and ephemeral nature.  She uses a variety of alternative techniques and media for her work that reflect her love of antique processes, often using damaged subjects such as antique dolls or decaying vegetables to metaphorically illustrate her concepts. 

Ms. Youmans holds an MFA degree from Long Island University CW Post, and has taught photography and alternative photographic process at several Long Island colleges.  Lois has had several solo exhibitions in New York, Italy and Korea, and her photographs have been included in numerous group exhibitions in the United States, Italy, China, and Russia. As a founding member and past president of fotofoto gallery in Huntington, NY, Lois is a strong proponent of maintaining a creative community with other artists and is also a member of Soho Photo Gallery in Manhattan.  She is also co-founder of Image Factory Workshops, offering classes in alternative digital printing processes.  

Michael Chinnici

  Using his dad’s Argus C3 rangefinder camera and a basement darkroom, New York based photographer Michael Chinnici was introduced to photography at the age of 11, and has pursued his craft ever since.  Later, Michael spent years in marketing and design, and then founded New York’s first digital photography studio “Icon Digital”, in 1995.  Michael enjoys the challenges that various photographic disciplines present, and he has traveled the world photographing varying subjects from people to architecture and landscapes to motorsports, among others.

A creative director and designer as well, Michael is the Founder and CEO of Photo Workshop Adventures, a premier tour company offering photo-centric adventure vacations in over 100 destinations in 50 countries.  Currently Michael is pursuing an ongoing visual storytelling project titled “Vanishing Cuba” which includes images from his 14 trips (and counting) to Cuba.  When Michael isn’t on assignment, in the studio, or on an adventure, he can still be found traveling the world searching for unique photo opportunities, exceptional hotels, and amazing restaurants for his clientele and his personal portfolio.


Alex Ferrone Gallery
25425 Main Road, Cutchogue, NY 11935

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