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Alex Ferrone Gallery Celebrates The Integral Role Of A Circle During Smalls Works Exhibition

Sydney A. Braat

"Dragonfly" by Sandra Carrion. (Photo: Alex Ferrone Gallery)

The Circle — Small Works Exhibit 2016 at Alex Ferrone Gallery will feature 50 photographic works that depict how the circle plays an integral role in composition, form, design, and/or subject matter of the image. This exhibition, juried by art critic Charles A. Riley II, PhD, highlights 30 national artists. Each work is sized 14 inches or smaller and is available for purchase. The Circle will debut on Saturday, November 26th and remain on view through February 12, 2017.

Alex Ferrone Gallery will hold an artists' reception on Small Business Saturday (November 26th) from 6 to 8 p.m. Open to the public, the celebration will include the presentation of four exhibit awards to honorees. Guests will enjoy light bites and wine from Clovis Point Vineyards throughout the evening.

"The deeper I waded into the pool of images submitted, I further realized that the circle is more than a symbol, iconographic element, geometric figure or schematic guide to composition," noted Dr. Riley. "It has the archetypal depth that reaches beyond abstract thought to an original pattern - a natural sense of order that is pervasive in the exhibition of an admirable variety of styles of the selected works."

Charles A. Riley II, PhD is an art critic, curator, professor, and author who has published 31 books on art, cultural history, and media. Some of his works include The Jazz Age in France, The Saints of Modern Art, Color Codes, and, The Arts in the World Economy.

"Tendril" by Lois Youman. (Photo: Alex Ferrone Gallery)


The artists whose work will be present at this exhibition include, Philip Augustin, Patricia Beary, Karen Bell, David Blow, Sandra Carrion, Brittany Comunale, Carolyn Conrad, Susan Dooley, Rich Faron, Richard Gardner, Sally Gelling, Gerry Giliberti, Julia Guzzio, Qin Han, Ellen Hansen, Erin Karp, Jacques LeBlanc, Joel Lefkowitz, Katherine Liepe-Levinson, Paul Malinowski, Nate Mathews, Juliet Mattila, Mike McLaughlin, Marco Pinter, Sara Poer, Jim Sabiston, Sarah Jaffe Turnbull, Pamela Waldroup, Laura Warren, and Lois Youmans.

Throughout the exhibition's run, the Gallery is hosting one of their annual Charity Drives during which attendees are encouraged to bring new personal care products for families in need through CAST (Community Action Southold Town) when they stop in to admire art. Items requested include dental care and facial care items, soap, hair care, styling products, shaving supplies, etc. Please consider donating some items to these excellent, local cause.

Alex Ferrone Gallery is located at 25425 Main Road in Cutchogue. For more information, call 631-734-8545 or visit www.alexferronegallery.come.




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