This summer, Haven Gallery is presenting a group exhibition exploring various mythologies surrounding the moon and its artistic interpretations. The gallery invited a diverse group of New Contemporary artists to interpret the theme freely and create a number of artworks that reflect their personal fascinations and perspectives while using the medium of their choice, and in their own style. Expect to see a naughty Sailor Moon painting among a number of dark surrealistic works, a mesmerizing art doll among a group of hand-embellished fine art photographs, an ethereal digital painting among a group of oil paintings, tapestries among a diverse group of drawings, and more! If you happen to be in the gallery’s vicinity on June 25, 2016, stop by the gallery for the opening reception of the exhibition. Many of the exhibiting artists are going to be there!
Saturday, June 25, 2016 | 6-8PM
June 25 – July 31, 2016
155 Main St., Suite 4
(The Carriage House Square)
Northport, NY 11768
Hours of Operation:
Wednesday – Sunday | 12PM – 6PM
Sonya Palencia, Chris Mars, Kukula, Scott Fischer, Joseph Weinreb, Zoé Byland, Jacub Gagnon, Kindra Nikole, Janet Cook, Robert Kraiza, Kane Kokaris, SoCar Myles, Sarah Joncas, Michael C. Hayes, J.A.W. Cooper, Shannon Bonatakis, Tom Bagshaw, Carisa Swenson, Redd Walitzki, Calliope Bridge, Mab Graves, Alex Garant, Matt Dangler, Andi Soto, Jel Ena, Kelly McKernan, Syd Bee, Scott Radke, Kevin W. Peterson, Mahlimae, Tina Lugo, Julie Filipenko, Regan Rosburg, Cassie Meder, and Nicolas Bruno
The moon has pervaded history, culture, myth and the natural sciences since the earliest people walked the planet. Multiple meanings interpreted through forms of magic, folklore, empirical theories and conclusions, religious scriptures and more can be found among cultures from all over the world.
The luminescence and reoccurring nightly presence of the moon has been a constant for all living things on Earth. Life as we know it would be vastly different without the existence of a moon. With the earliest purpose thought to be as simple as a light source at night to modern day understandings of its effect on the Earth’s rotation and tides, the moon has found itself playing a fundamental role in the lifespans of all forms of life on this planet. Consequently, the appearance of the moon is a natural phenomenon accepted and embraced by all societies and resultantly, permeates all forms of popular media and culture.
“La Lune” asks artists to contemplate and create a work of art based off of these empirical, spiritual, fantastical and/or religious views of the moon amidst historical and contemporary society. Interpretations may span past humanity to include the effects of the phases of the moon on the animal kingdom and botany as well. Additionally, inspiration will be derived from ancient times, such as goddesses of Greek Mythology dedicated to the moon to modern day media including comics, movies and music.
For more information and preview images, please contact Erica Berkowitz at [email protected]
(Above) Tom Bagshaw, “Solus” – One off digital painting on cotton rag stock, hand embellished, mounted on board, varnished and framed; 11 x 14 inches (14.5 x 17.5 inches framed)
(Above) Jel Ena, “Woman in the Moon” – Graphite on Moleskine, 4.5 x 6.5 inches (12 x 14 inches framed)
(Above) Matt Dangler, “Moonlight Tea” – Oil on Panel, 9 x 12 inches
(Above) Scott Radke, “Chrysalis 3” and “Chrysalis 4” – Mixed media (Resin, acrylic paint, burlap), 17 x 8 x 7 inches (each)
(Above) Joseph Weinreb, “Lunar Guardian” – Oil on panel, 16 x 20 inches
(Above) Tina Lugo, “Sailor Lune” – Acrylic on glass and fabric, 11 x 14 inches
(Above) Syd Bee, “Achelois” – Oil on wood, 12 x 18 inches
(Above) Scott Fischer, “Rabbit Moon” – Oil and enamel on engraved copper, 18 X 24 inches
(Above) Kevin W. Peterson, “When the Day is Done” – Oil on wood, 8 x 8 inches
(Above) Jacub Gagnon, “Moonlight Dinner” – Acrylic on linen, 11 x 14 inches
(Above) Kane Kokaris, “Noctua” – Acrylic on wood panel, 12 x 12 inches
(Above) Mahlimae, “She would rather walk alone in darkness than follow anyone else’s shadow. – R.G. Moon”
Mixed media (stone clay, various textiles, feathers, hemp fibre, rainbow moonstone, puffer fish barbs, dried wren claw, marsupial teeth), 17cm
(Above) Regan Rosburg, “Slick” – Oil, resin, paper wasp nest on panel; 20 x 24 inches
(Above) Chris Mars, “Moon Machine” – Oil on Panel, 13 x 11 inches
(Above) Sarah Joncas, “Spring Tide” – Oil on panel, 12 x 16 inches
(Above) Julie Filipenko, “I’m a Wolf, and She’s My Moon” – Acrylic on panel, 7 x 7 inches (13 x 13 inches framed)
(Above) Kindra Nikole, “Hyperion” – Mixed media (resin, acrylic embellishments, mounted to wood panel, photograph), 12 x 12 inches
(Above) Alex Garant, “Under the Blood Moon” – Oil on canvas, 15 x 15 inches
(Above) Redd Walitzki, “Astronaut” – Oil and mixed media on lasercut acrylic panel, 13.25 x 20 inches