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,
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
QUOGUE GALLERY SPEARHEADS HAMPTONS RISING STAR AT ART BASEL
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.
Sloan’s aesthetic skillfully combines this Asian source with touchstones of European and American Modernism,
HAMPTONS ART HUB REVIEW by Charles A. Riley II:
Quogue Gallery is pleased to share the following excerpt fromHamptons Art Hub’s art review of our current show, LIZ SLOAN |KI PATH on view through September 29th:
“East meets West in the beguiling sculpture, collages, paintings and wall reliefs by Liz Sloan currently on view in “Liz Sloan: Ki Path” at Quogue Gallery.
“Continuing its exploration of the expressionist masters that made New York the post-war center of the art world, Quogue Gallery will spotlight the remarkable career of Vincent Pepi in a survey of the vibrant paintings and watercolors he made from 1949 through 1996. “Vincent Pepi: Over 50 Years of Painting” will be on view at the gallery at 44 Quogue Street from June 16 to July 14, 2016, with an Artist’s Reception scheduled on the artist’s 90th birthday,