Alex Ferrone Gallery: New Season of Collecting / Artists Reception, April 14


Spring Into A New Season of Collecting Art At Alex Ferrone Gallery.

Pompidou Center 2 by Colin Goldberg

Renewal by Mac Titmus

Infinite Understanding by Alex Vignoli

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The Spring into Collecting Exhibit opens the sixth art season at Alex Ferrone Gallery in Cutchogue.  Presented for the fine art admirer and collector is an eclectic selection of photographic based works by eleven New York City and Long Island artists including Linda K. Alpern, Karen Bell, Peter Brauné, Larry Davis, Colin Goldberg, Thomas Halaczinsky, Katherine Liepe-Levinson, Jim Sabiston, Steven Schreiber, Mac Titmus, and Alex Vignoli.  The North Fork Gallery welcomes the public to meet the artists and celebrate the new season at the Artists’ Reception on Saturday, April 14 from 6-8pm.  Spring into Collecting Exhibit runs through May 13, 2018.Limited edition black & white and color images framed or matted will be available to view or to add to a collection.  This is the third edition of Spring into Collecting and a suggestion for folks that one can change the atmosphere completely in a home or office by rearranging, and adding to, an art collection.

Alex Ferrone Gallery is at 25425 Main Road, Cutchogue.  Gallery hours are12-5pm Friday through Sunday, or by appointment other days. Call 631-734-8545 for more info or visit AlexFerroneGallery.com

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Artist Bios
 
Linda K. Alpern, Sag Harbor, NY

With portraiture as her main artistic concentration, Linda K. Alpern has produced many photographic series centered on artists, writers and friends.  A resident of Sag Harbor, New York, Linda has shown her works in solo and group exhibitions in galleries and museums throughout the Hamptons including Tripoli Gallery, Peter Marcelle Contemporary, Gallery Merz, and Parrish Art Museum; and was awarded a one-woman exhibit at Guild Hall Museum as the Best in Show winner of their 66th Annual Juried Exhibition.  Ms. Alpern’s photographs are included in the permanent collections at Guild Hall Museum, East Hampton, NY, Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, NY, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA.

Karen Bell, New York, NY

Karen Bell received her MFA in Photography from RISD. Her photographs and artist books have been exhibited widely including at The Brooklyn Museum, Ellis Island Immigration Museum, White Columns, NYC; and The Alliance Gallery, Narrowsburg, NY among others. Public and private collections include Brooklyn Museum, New York Public Library, Ellis Island Museum, and Pfizer Pharmaceutical and more.  She has received grants from LMCC/Governors Island 2011, The New School, Womens Interart Center, NYC, as well as, fellowships to Yaddo and Virginia Center for the Creative Arts.  Karen teaches at The Brooklyn Botanic Garden in New York City and offers private workshops.

Peter Brauné, Huntington, NY

A professional photographer who has worked in the commercial market since 1978, Peter Brauné’s images have been used in advertising, print catalogs, magazines, and on the web.  For his fine art work, Peter is drawn to the random, incidental and unpredictable art that occurs in nature, especially the sea and, often, as a by-product of work being done by mankind. He studies his surroundings, isolating images within by identifying colors, textures and shading that will result in his flowing, balanced compositions.

Larry Davis, Yonkers, NY

With an MA Special Education and an MA Educational Media, self-taught photographer Larry Davis pursued his photographic education with classes at International Center of Photography (ICP), School of Visual Arts and The Center for Photography at Woodstock.  A resident of Yonkers, NY, Mr. Davis is an exhibiting member of Soho Photo in Manhattan, and his works have also been exhibited in solo and group shows in other galleries in the Tri-State New York area and in South America.  Mr. Davis’ photographs have won numerous awards over the years; have been selected for the permanent collection of the Polaroid Corporation; and are in private collections internationally.

Colin Goldberg, Rocky Point, NY

Colin Goldberg has coined the term Techspressionism referring to his work that explores the intersection of traditional and digital art-making and is informed by a diverse range of sources including Abstract Expressionist painters.  A resident of the North Shore of Long Island, Mr. Goldberg’s works have been featured in The New York Times; reside in the permanent collections of the Islip Art Museum and the Pollock-Krasner House; and, have been exhibited at museums and galleries across the United States including Parrish Art Museum in the Hamptons, Manhattan’s 69th Regiment Armory, and the Fountain Art Fair in Miami among others.  Recipient of grants from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation and The New York State Council on the Arts, Mr. Goldberg was also awarded a residency at The Studios of Key West in 2015.

Thomas Halaczinsky, Brooklyn, NY

Thomas Halaczinsky is an award-winning documentary filmmaker, photographer and writer who divides his time between Brooklyn and Greenport on Long Island’s North Fork.  His work focuses on the relationship between people and places. Since 2012, Thomas has been exploring the Archipelago of New York by sailboat. His photographic and literary log of this journey, “Archipelago New York” has been published by Schiffer Books and will be released this spring. The photographic series by the same title featured in this book has received an honorable mention at the Tokyo International Photo Award.

Katherine Liepe-Levinson, Forest Hills, NY

Katherine Liepe-Levinson trained at the International Center for Photography in New York City. Her work has been displayed on journal, magazine, and book covers, and in Dan’s Papers, and her photography has been represented at venues in major art fairs including Art Miami, Art Basel, and Wynwood Art.  Katherine continues to exhibit her award-winning fine art photography on Long Island and in New York galleries including Guild Hall, Alex Ferrone Gallery, Richard Demato Gallery, and East End Arts, as well as, Quogue Historical Society, and Rosalie Dimon Gallery.  In addition to photography, Katherine has worked as a professional dancer and actor on and off Broadway, and she holds a PhD in Theatre from the Graduate School, CUNY.

Jim Sabiston, Bay Shore, NY

An award-winning, freelance artist based on Long Island, Jim Sabiston’s most recent work integrates his background as a painter and photographer, resulting in a series of works that combine strong elements of both mediums – the impressionistic and metaphorical flexibility of watercolor painting with the precision and literacy of photography.  Jim’s works have received awards from National Geographic Explorer magazine, the Adirondack Mountain Club, the Islip Arts Council, Gallery North, and East End Arts among others. His works have been published in various books and magazines and are part of a number of private collections.

Steven Schreiber, Flanders, NY

Steven Schreiber is an award-winning photographer from eastern Long Island who has found a personal approach to visual textures and colors that are the signature of his work.  Mr. Schreiber has exhibited his works at Alex Ferrone Gallery, East End Arts, Remsenburg Academy, Karen Mannix Contemporary Gallery, and The South Street Gallery among others. He has won several awards including from Guild Hall and Remsenburg Academy and has been selected for various juried exhibitions.  Steven is also receiving recognition for curating various photography exhibitions for East End Arts at Southampton Cultural Center.

Mac Titmus, Coram, NY

Bridging the worlds of reality and imagination, Long Island based photographic artist Mac Titmus melds the techniques of digital art and classic photography – creating what he refers to as “Interpretative Photography”.  A graduate of Adelphi University with a BA and MA in humanities, Mac Titmus has worked in education and photography for over 40 years.  His many creative accolades include: Best in Show at Hutchins Gallery, Brookville; Winning Artist Spotlight in Fusion Arts Digital & Photography; Spotlight Cover Artist for Aces Art Magazine; and First Place at Brookhaven Arts & Humanities, among others.  Currently the Vice-President of the North Shore Art Guild, his creative and professional affiliations are many including numerous Long Island arts councils, the Art League of Long Island, and National Association of Photoshop Professionals.

Alex Vignoli, Southampton, NY
Alex Vignoli is a commercial & fine art photographer with over two decades of visual art experience working alongside many art professionals in studios, ad agencies, and newspapers in Brazil and the United States.  Taking queues from Da Vinci, Dali, Escher and other Surrealism artists, Alex embraces the fine art lexicon as a whole to discover new perspectives, and to enhance his own artistic reach with his photographs, digital collages, paintings, illustrations, and sculptures.  Alex’s award-winning artistic career has placed his works in more than 50 exhibitions internationally; and, accolades include awards from View Bug, The Crazy Monkey Gallery, and Parrish Art Museum, among others.  His artwork is part of private and corporate international collections including in Brazil, Costa Rica, England, France, Greece, and the U.S. among other countries.
Alex Ferrone Gallery
25425 Main Road, Cutchogue, NY 11935
AlexFerroneGallery.com  631-734-8545
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