Melinda Zox cut her baby teeth on abstract art. The daughter of two artists—Larry Zox, a seminal force in geometric abstractions and the color field movement of the 1960s, and Jean Glover Zox—she grew up in the heart of the bustling, buzzing downtown New York art scene. Now, years later, she’s found a deeper serenity in both location and practice.
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Long live the tradition of the figure in abstract painting! For a classic example, consider the seamless way that Fay Lansner integrates the academic ethic of the life class with the sensuality of Abstract Expressionism. In “Fay Lansner: Figure and Form”—the intelligent and sensuous exhibition on view until August 23, 2018 at the Quogue Gallery—the artist reconciles what are conventionally held to be disparate aesthetics with the charm of appealing color and the authority of confident line.
In the artist’s statement for her exhilarating “Conversation in Color” exhibition of paintings and works on paper at the Quogue Gallery, Melinda Zox writes about painting being in her blood. Coming from the daughter of the brilliant abstract colorist Larry Zox and his wife Jean Glover Zox, also an artist, the statement can be taken literally. As the artist notes in the statement, her formative years presented “a continual lesson in the experience of art and creativity.
Partway around my second tour of the Sally King Benedict show of paintings and drawings pulsing with bright colors at Quogue Gallery, I was still searching for the right word for the arc sweeping upward in many of the works. Then I returned to the aptly titled Going Light and Bright Face. The painting—beaming out from the main wall in the light-filled rear gallery as the keynote to the exhibition—gave me the answer: The billowing gesture should be read as a smile.
It can feel unsettling to discover works by an artist that differ from expectations. Especially when the art departs from a long-standing signature style so entrenched that it feels natural to inquire if the new approach might be the result of a life-changing event. But this kind of dramatic change can also stem from the decision to embrace the artist’s predilection to roam and leave the familiar behind while bringing hard-won experience to use as a guide.
Hamptons Art Hub – Ben Wilson Paintings Reveal Mastery of Abstract Expressionism
With its current exhibition of works by Ben Wilson, the Quogue Gallery is bringing to light yet another overlooked Abstract Expressionist painter. Wilson’s connections to the Club—as the painters at the core of the movement sometimes identified themselves—are both historic (he worked in the WPA project alongside Rothko and Krasner) and clearly visible in the technical bravura of such paintings as Omar,
12 Must-See Art Shows Happening in the Hamptons This Summer
Quogue Gallery is pleased to announce that artnet news selected BEN WILSON | AN ABSTRACT EXPRESSIONIST VISION, on view through July 19th, as one of their must-see art shows in the Hamptons:
“Ben Wilson’s abstract compositions are typical of the New York School with which he was associated, beginning in the 1950s. After submersing himself in the aesthetic of the Abstract Expressionist movement,
Review from OTI Hamptons Art + Design Issue 2017:
The genesis of Liz Sloan’s “5D” (five dimensional) anthology, pulsates with mystery and vibrancy, nurturing, interlocking and counteracting the sphere of activity with a constancy of transformation throughout its notation of interaction, like a ring without a beginning or end. Sloan’s “Tinntinnabuli” is characterized in the versatility of material choices and in the accompaniment of her intuitive cyclical arrangements, thickness in the depth of universal manifestation and lightness in her artistic existentialism.
LIZ SLOAN’S BOOK OF RINGS
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Liz Sloan is a Hampton based artist whose introspective addresses concepts of self realization and enlightenment. The artist’s calls her collective, Ki Path, tapping the Japanese notion of the active life spirit that imbues the work with its elemental energy.
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Sloan’s aesthetic skillfully combines this Asian source with touchstones of European and American Modernism,