Haven Gallery Presents Nadezda, Annie Stegg Gerard, Kathie Olivas, Carlos Fdez +Yokai

Cultivating a sense of wonder and curiosity, Haven Gallery warmly welcomes you to delve into the captivating creative world and new exhibitions featuring the distinctive works of Nadezda, Annie Stegg Gerard, Kathie Olivas, Carlos Fdez and Yokai group show. Each artist brings a unique perspective to the forefront, showcasing their unparalleled skill in a variety of mediums. From moody, intricate brushwork and dreamy color palettes to thought-provoking concepts and techniques, the exhibition lineup promises to be a feast for the eyes and soul.

Wherever your imagination takes you, embrace the opportunity to immerse yourself in the depths of artistic expression as you explore the inspiring craft and complexities of each of these beautiful new bodies of works. View them in their entirety alongside all available inventory by visiting the Haven Gallery website!

Nadezda, Annie Stegg Gerard, Kathie Olivas, Carlos Fdez


Yokai Group Exhibition

Opening Reception: Saturday, May 4, 2024

Exhibition Dates: May 4 – June 2, 2024

Haven Gallery

50 Main St., Northport, NY 11768 | ph. (631) 757-0500

To inquire, please contact Erica at Haven Gallery via email info@havengallery.com

About the Gallery //

Haven Gallery is run by Erica Berkowitz and Joseph Weinreb. The gallery first opened in 2015 in the Carriage House of historic Northport, NY. Within two years, the gallery doubled in size and expanded into the entire Carriage House building. Through their successful in-house exhibitions and presentations at art fairs both domestic and international, Haven opened a secondary location at 90 Main St., in 2020, during the height of the Covid pandemic.

It was at that point, that Erica and Joseph knew it was time to find a permanent location for their artists. In January of 2022, they bought the building at 50 Main st., and opened its doors as Haven Gallery’s perennial home.

Haven Gallery’s focus is on exhibiting emotionally, intellectually and imaginatively driven, representational artwork that connects the audience and artist with universal axioms and passions. We work with both emerging and established artists who transcend their medium and subjects by exploring the world around them as well as the one within themselves.

Nadezda, Siren’s Heart

Haven Gallery is pleased to present “Siren’s Heart”, a new collection of paintings from Spain based Nadezda. “Siren’s Heart” will be Nadezda’s fourth solo exhibition at the gallery and will feature six new oil paintings exploring the mythological siren in modernity. Centered on loosely rendered, female figures encompassed by cascades of abstraction symbolizing water, an antiqued legend finds itself traveling forward through time, picking up on other folkloric touches such as Scheherazade and Palominos.

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Nadezda [Nad’e:zhda] is a Russia-born artist based in the Bay Area of California. She has contributed to creative projects across various genres – feature film, theatre, illustration and fine art. Heavily influenced by theatrical performance and an extensive background in costume and character design for film, her artwork is primarily about storytelling that portrays the human condition, an intimate window that exposes the inner world of her subjects: “I paint mirrors that reflect not just the body’s exterior, but the subconscious hidden inward landscapes of human nature.

When people walk by my paintings, I want them to feel as if they walked by a mirror hanging on the wall and stop in their tracks, recognizing the familiar. I want them to see the true reflections of their inner selves – raw, vulnerable, playful, animalistic, vicious, childish, pure, free.. They don’t have to admit that likeness out loud to others, they don’t even have to admit it to themselves, but I hope the emotional hook will pierce their modern-tempered skin and rip a small hole, oozing with their long forgotten desires and dreams.”


Annie Stegg Gerard, The Hidden Grove

Haven Gallery is honored to present Georgia based artist Annie Stegg Gerard for her sixth solo show at the gallery, “The Hidden Grove”. “The Hidden Grove” is a collection of oil paintings depicting mythological beings inspired by the writings of Hans Christian Anderson. Arcadian landscapes teeming with Pre-Raphaelite influence are evoked through Stegg Gerard’s imaginative oeuvre of fairy-tale motifs and narratives, transporting viewers into worlds familiar, yet magical. Vast places we have not visited since our childhood, filled with wonder, story, harmony and companionship amidst all living beings.

Annie has a special love for the 18th century Rococo painters who have had a large influence on her own method. Inspired by nature, folklore and mythology, her work evokes emotion and imagination in the viewer. She finds inspiration in their imagination, and the dreamlike palette and lively brushwork that combine to create a wonderful atmosphere of enchantment.

She believes that they sought to transport us to different worlds and fantastic places though their works. In her own work, known for it’s beautiful, enigmatic figures and lively creatures, Annie strives to depict this same transportive effect to the viewer. Annie has been exhibiting her work for seven years and has done notable publishing work for clients such as Disney, Hasbro, Wizards of the Coast, Easton press, Ballistic Publishing and more. Her work is found in private collections all over the world.

Kathie Olivas, Eternal

Haven Gallery is pleased to present “Eternal”, a new collection of artwork from New Mexico based Kathie Olivas. “Eternal” will be Olivas’ fourth solo exhibition at the gallery and will feature paintings and sculptures exploring the motif of the infinite.

Oliva’s characters are known for their playful expressions, invoking nostalgia and a yearning for the past. Forever curious, with a hint of deviousness, Olivas girls engage the viewer with playful demeanors beholden of mystery, evoking childhood wonder and shenanigans. A dismantling of time as linear, each work is aged, despite the waif like characters that pervade the artists oeuvre. “Eternal” defines this boundless motif ubiquitously found in the artists oeuvre.

Kathie Olivas is a multi-media narrative artist who resides in Algodones, NM with her husband and fellow artist, Brandt Peters. She began drawing portraits as a child and found an extreme love for creating from her imagination a world that did not exist in her own reality, often driven by her connection with the alter ego and reflective of her own experiences with a rare genetic disorder.

For almost three decades, her work has explored society’s insatiable desire to assign ‘cuteness’ and our discomfort with the unknown. A dark blend of early American portraiture set in post apocalyptic times, her paintings and sculptures are a satirical look at how fear affects our sense of reality. Her wide eyed children and anthropomorphic creatures are meant to evoke a nostalgic reaction that reflects isolation and uncertainty, yet they also act as empowered alter egos. While these characters explore their new lonely worlds, they double as our narrators capable of developing their own defense mechanisms. They guide us through their reality as they experience it and yet, even in their company, we are granted no reassurance.

Olivas worked as a portraitist and caricature artist in the early to mid 90’s while attending college at the University of South Florida in Tampa, FL. Before graduation, she began her early gallery curatorial work at Hyde Park Fine Arts and Covivant Gallery, putting together numerous exhibitions featuring artists from around the globe that connected to a narrative or character driven vision. Her long career in the arts has allowed her to exhibit at galleries and museums around the world and also connect to other visionaries and collaborators. She and her husband own and operate Stranger Factory Gallery in Algodones, NM and the internationally acclaimed artist collective, Circus Posterus.

Penrider (Carlos Fdez),  New Works

Haven Gallery is honored to present Spain based artist Carlos Fdez for his third solo show at the gallery. “New Works” will feature twelve meticulously drawn graphite works studying the human condition through psychological narratives. Using surrealistic motifs, Penrider materializes emotions and thoughts into concrete stories.

In this series, one finds the absence of the mind or body, often while being surrounded by a elements of noise or movement. The juxtaposition between the natural and civilized worlds are utilized to construct narratives mirroring emotional and psychological struggles facing humanity.

Penrider’s narratively surreal techniques allow viewers to see past the literal depictions presented, and contemplate the deeper psychological elements that exist.

Penrider (Carlos Fdez) is a Spain based artist, known for graphite works that often weave human and animal kingdoms together, all while constructing witty narratives.

Yokai,  Group Exhibition

Yokai are a class of supernatural entities and spirits in Japanese folklore. The exhibition calls for the integration of these characters and their narratives into paintings, drawings and sculptures.

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