Log In   ·   Become A Member
http://www.hamptons.com/gallery/ads/2132.gif

Local Artist Takes Gallerygoers On A Self-Exploration Of East End Inspired Works

Nicole Barylski

"#8 Nun Orchid" and "Bridge #4 Color Mum Series." (Courtesy Photos)

"After viewing her latest work, I was awakened by her process - she paints in contradiction to her personal language of emotions - whether knowingly or not," noted curator Kathy Zeiger about artist Marissa Bridge, whose oil paintings will soon be showcased in yet another Hamptons solo exhibit. Bridge, who is based in New York City and East Quogue, finds inspiration within her local surroundings. Most recently, she's captured the beauty of the flowers that can be found in her East Quogue garden, like Daylilies, Hibiscus, and Black-Eyed Susans.

On Saturday, January 9th, "A Bridge in Conversation," presented by Zeiger Arts, will debut at Kathryn Markel Fine Arts. For the pieces featured in the exhibit, Bridge sought out blooms that she grows, and was also in awe of the Mums that can be found at NYC's flower market, a place she frequents often, and orchids, which throughout the years she has either bought for herself or received as a gift, a symbol of strength. "For Silent Journey 2012-2015, (on display spring of 2015 at Dodds & Eder), she painted her inner turmoil into a series of 36 oil paintings, her brush in thin, controlled strokes," explained Zeiger. "For her latest series, Nun Orchids and Mums, she is moving constantly between her New York City and East Quogue studios, in nature and out."

For "A Bridge in Conversation," Bridge let her art and thoughts collide as she painted her immediate environment onto the canvas. "She paints loose, less-defined and more abstract," added Zeiger. "It is an observation, she emerges a notable artist as her career continues to grow." As for why she gravitates towards the themes that she does, the artist feels an unexplainable connection to her subjects. "I choose the flowers from my gut; something hits me," said Bridge about her selection of recent subjects. "A woman personal trainer I know says the gut is called the 'second brain.'"

An opening reception for "A Bridge in Conversation" will take place on Saturday, January 9th from 3 to 5 p.m. and the exhibit will remain on view through Sunday, February 7th.

Kathryn Markel Fine Arts is located at 2418 Montauk Highway in Bridgehampton. For more information, call 631-613-6386 or visit www.markelfinearts.com.


Nicole is the Editor-in-Chief of Hamptons.com where she focuses on lifestyle, nightlife, and mixology. She grew up in the Hamptons and currently resides in Water Mill. www.hamptons.com NicoleBarylski NicoleBarylski




Related Articles:

Be the first to comment on this article. (Just fill out the form below)
 

Submit Your Comment

Please note, you are not currently logged in. Your comment will be submitted as a guest.
To submit your comment as a member, please click here.
Your Name:
Location:*
Comments:*
* Comments will be reviewed and posted in a timely fashion
* All fields are required
Question:*
What color is a banana?
(For spam prevention, thanks)
 
 
 
http://www.hamptons.com/gallery/ads/2094.gif
http://www.hamptons.com/gallery/ads/2123.gif
http://www.hamptons.com/gallery/ads/1997.gif
http://www.hamptons.com/gallery/ads/2083.gif
Gary R. DePersia, Corcoran Real Estate
With over $2 billion in transactions on the East End and since 1995, Gary DePersia is consistently ranked among the top producers in the Hamptons. A year-on-year member of The Corcoran Group President’s Council, he has qualified as a national list maker since 2007. In 2008 he was Corcoran's top broker on the East End by sales volume and rental units; and ranked as the nation’s 4th top broker. In the 2017 REAL Trends & The Wall Street Journal list of America’s top real estate professionals, he was designated #26 nationally, #4 in the Hamptons and #3 at Corcoran overall by volume with nearly $200 million of transactions for the past year. His office operates with four licensed assistants allowing him to build a business stretching from Southampton to Montauk and Sagaponack to Shelter Island. gdp@corcoran.com

Hamptons Carpet One Floor & Home
We pay less,and so do you.With over 1,000 stores in our buying group, we can get the lowest prices from the best flooring manufacturers — and pass the savings on to you.Visit our other locations: Hamptons Carpet One Floor & Home, 675 North Sea Road,Southampton, NY 11968

Southampton Masonry-Visiting the Southampton or the Wainscott locations is an exciting experience.
Southampton Masonry has been serving Long Island's masonry and tile needs since 1975. Delivering quality products from Manhattan to Montauk for over three decades. The company's continued success is due primarily to their number one priority: customer satisfaction, with a promise of prompt and courteous service from the professional, knowledgeable staff. Southampton Masonry has the largest inventory on the east end. As direct importers they can offer a large variety of the finest quality products at the most competitive pricing for both your interior and exterior projects.

Despatch of Southampton
Despatch of Southampton has been moving homes locally on the East End for decades. We operate a well-maintained fleet of vehicles that can accommodate any size move. On a day to day basis we service moves from and to New York City.

RJD Gallery specializes in contemporary art with a focus on Magical, Figurative Realism, Narrative Portraiture and Urban Landscape.
We exhibit representational artists from around the world, who produce fine art of exceptional quality that challenge collectors to contemplate concepts about the artist, themselves, and our human experience. Utilizing timeless techniques in creating their drawings, paintings and sculptures, our artists have developed unique, signature styles that present a current vision of our world.

CP Complete- Landscape Design & Construction
Paul Guillo And Chris Hall Two Of The Most Respected Names In The Community Together, they are partners in CP Complete. They bring their years of experience and integrity to creating and renovating luxury backyards.