Press Release: Quogue in Common | Press Release

Beach Chairs, 2018, Oil on Canvas, 24_ x 24_ (1)


Ellen Ball, Margot Carr, Holland Cunningham, and Veronique Louis: Quogue in Common

November 21 – December 31, 2018

Opening Reception: Saturday, November 24, from 5 to 7 pm


The Quogue Gallery is pleased to present the work of four Quogue artists for its final exhibition of the 2018 season. The artists are painters Ellen Ball, Margot Carr, Holland Cunningham, and photographer Veronique Louis. The exhibition will be on view from November 21 to December 31, 2018; an opening reception will be held at the gallery at 44 Quogue Street on Saturday, November 24, from 5 to 7 p.m.


Ellen Ball makes large-scale mixed media paintings rendered on Belgian linen, featuring iconic female forms, elaborate patterns, and inspired uses of metal leaf, cutting, collage, and oil paints. Ball’s work is inspired by such contemporary artistic influences as Marilyn Minter, Mickalene Thomas, Christopher Wool, and Elizabeth Peyton but also stretches back to Warhol, Matisse, Botticelli, and the gold ground paintings of the early Renaissance. The work references graphic design, Arabic tiles and mosaics, fashion photography, and the barrage of disposable imagery in today’s media. All of these call to mind cultivated interpretations of perfection, beauty, the female form, sex symbols, icons, and idols.


Ellen Ball

Gold December, Oil, paper, gel, lacquer and gold leaf on Belgian linen, 24” x 18”


Margot Carr is an oil painter who has been a summer resident of Quogue her entire life. Her works are inspired by the cobalt blue skies and cadmium green lawns of the Eastern End of Long Island. Margot says…”I paint to capture a moment of sunlight upon oceans, lawns, marshes and architecture – leaving areas unfettered to allow – my viewers to complete the details in their minds and react based upon their own visual experiences.”


Beach Chairs, 2018, Oil on Canvas, 24_ x 24_ (1)

Beach Chairs, 2018, Oil on Canvas, 24” x 24”


Holland Cunningham is an Abstract Expressionist painter with studios in New York City and  Quogue. Her inspiration comes from a passion for plein air painting as well as classic paintings of the renaissance and other periods that serve as a springboard for her conceptual abstractions on paper and canvas. In a review of her exhibition at the Quogue Gallery in the summer of 2015, Charles A. Riley II of Hamptons Art Hub wrote, “Cunningham manages to paint big on relatively modest planes of paper and canvas. Her palette is similar to Joan Mitchell, Helen Frankenthaler, Dan Christensen, and Cy Twombly –especially the white veil she modestly draws over many of her boldest touches of color. But the linear grammar is pure Hans Hoffmann and Robert Motherwell, whose black guidelines trace geometric and figural suggestions like a choreographer in the wings using a finger to start a pirouette onstage.”


Chrystie 64, 2018, Oil on Canvas 36_ x 24_ (1)

Crystie 64, 2018, Oil on Canvas, 36” x 24”


Veronique Louis has been a photo journalist for over 25 years, but her true passion lies in capturing natures’ diverse yet simple beauty. Ms. Louis captures nature’s extraordinary vision by searching for its simplicity through her lens and attempts to reproduce the spectacular to the simple. Ms. Louis, by photographing natures ever changing landscape, captures a view of nature’s beauty that is so often glanced over and under-appreciated.


Day Break

Day Break, 2017, Photograph on Aluminum, 30” x 45”





Quogue Gallery is a dynamic space in the Hamptons where artists, collectors, and art enthusiasts can meet and share their common passion for serious artistic investigation and appreciation. The gallery’s mission is to present a program of artistic excellence not limited to any genre or medium. Its core focus is on discovering and exhibiting figurative and abstract expressionist painters who are recognized historically as well as those of great promise who have fallen through cracks of history. An essential aspect of the mission is to establish the gallery as an active, vibrant, and inventive participant in the Hamptons art panorama, with artist talks and events that significantly contribute to modern and contemporary art discourse.


Quogue Gallery is at 44 Quogue Street, Quogue, NY 11959.