"Objects", a two-man show with Ray Colleran
and Oliver Peterson
, examines and celebrates their love of art as fetish, the inanimate and tangible manifestation of the visceral, intellectual and intangible. The exhibition will be on display at Ashawagh Hall
on Saturday, February 2, and Sunday, February 3.
Olivers Aviary ATC by Oliver Peterson. (Courtesy Photo)
Colleran who hails from Seattle, Washington came to Springs in 2005 and moved to Sag Harbor in 2006 after a decade in New York City
and Brooklyn. Shortly after his move to Springs, Colleran met Peterson and the duo became fast friends. They teamed up in 2006 for their first exhibition "Burlap and Book Pages" and since have shared a studio and often consult each other about the progress of their individual work. Colleran said, "That show started an artistic understanding between us that allowed me to settle and blossom and create here, it only takes one person on your side. Oliver and I really liked each others art right away, and since then, when we work creatively together, great things happen."
Peterson who is excited for his second exhibition with Colleran said, "He and I have worked together a lot over the years, and it's become pretty normal for me to run most of my work by him before declaring it finished." He continued, "We've had a very honest and constructive relationship concerning our work. I know he'll tell me the truth about a piece, whether it's good or not, and I always reciprocate that honesty. He's been a big inspiration for me. I'm a huge fan of his work."
"Objects" includes paintings and sculptural works by Colleran and Peterson, as well as a few surprises, including an "Art Automat" and a selection of small Artist Trading Cards. The exhibition will be on display Saturday, February 2, and Sunday, February 3, from 12 to 5 p.m. with an opening reception on Saturday from 5 to 9 p.m. Ashawagh Hall is located 780 Springs Fireplace Road in Springs. For more information call 631 267-6554 or visit www.ashawagh-hall.org
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