A Quotidian Life: Finding Beauty in the Ordinary

July 15 to August 5, 2017

Exhibiting in the Jeanie Tengelsen Gallery

A Quotidian Life: Finding Beauty in the Ordinary
July 15 – August 5, 2017
Award of Excellence Winners l to r: “Ladder”, ladder, broom handles and old wood by Joe Latona; “New York Symphony”, oil painting by Anthony D’ Avino; “Life Cycle”, sculpture by Alan Richards
Juror: Franklin Hill Perrell
Awards for Best Realism & Best Abstract
Reception & Awards Presentation: Sunday, July 16, 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Juror Talk: Thursday, July 27 @ 7:30pm
Congratulations to the artists selected to exhibit in this exhibition.  It was a difficult choice for juror Franklin Hill Perrell.  Out of 232 images submitted by 79 artists Mr. Perrell selected 57 to hang in the gallery.
Congratulations to the following award winners:
Awards of Excellence
Anthony D’Avino, New York Symphony, oil painting
Joe Latona, Ladder, ladder, broom handles and old wood
Alan Richards, Life Cycle, sculpture
Honorable Mentions
Nicholas Alberti, Wires #5, acrylic painting
Aleta Crawford, When Summer Comes, oil painting
Christine Greene, Picnic at Westbury Gardens, acrylic on gessoed
David Jaycox, Jr., No Downtime, watercolor on 300lb hot press d’arches
Cliff Miller, Old Red, oil painting

Borrowing from the concept of “Genre Painting”, epitomized by Edward Hopper’s “Nighthawks” 1942 painting of patrons seated in a diner, visual artists  from Suffolk, Nassau, Brooklyn, and Queens were asked to submit two- or three-dimensional works addressing beauty in the ordinary or commonplace.  However, in this exhibit in addition to the human dynamic, the theme invites artists to also consider the beauty that may be found in the quality of light or color, or the surprise of a repeated form. Submitted works can be in the form of abstract art or of realism such as that depicted in Hopper’s iconic painting.

Exhibition Juror Franklin Hill Perrell is a well-known art historian, curator, and writer. His career at the Nassau County Museum of Art in Roslyn Harbor, New York spanned over twenty years, culminating in the title of Chief Curator. There, he curated over fifty major exhibitions and numerous contemporary shows, including Miro & Calder, Chagall, Picasso, School of Paris, American Realism, Between the Wars, Pop & Op, and Surrealism. Recent curatorial activities include Feast for the Eyes (with art by Lichtenstein, Warhol, Oldenburg and Wesselmann), The Garden Party (with art by Chagall, Rivers, Hockney and Tiffany) and Long Island Collects (with art by Degas, Monet, Miro, Renoir and Matisse) at the Nassau County Museum of Art in Roslyn Harbor, as well as a retrospective of Richard Gachot’s America at the Heckscher Museum in Huntington.