Log In   ·   Become A Member

Hamptons-Based Gallery To Present Larry Rivers’ "Me and My Shadow" And "Oedipus Rex"

Sydney A. Braat

Works from the Me and My Shadow series. (Courtesy Photo)

Vered Art Gallery in East Hampton will debut its Celebration of Larry Rivers exhibition, which highlights two suites of work, Me and My Shadow and Oedipus Rex, on Saturday, July 30th from 8 to 11 p.m. The opening celebration will include refreshments, great art work, and enjoyable company.

Oedipus Rex by Larry Rivers. (Courtesy Photo)

Me and My Shadow will feature four larger than life size mirror images. Each will have a sumptuous female figure and her shadow, all of which were created in 1970.

"Me and My Shadow epitomizes the moment when the world of 'art' looked at photography and said 'YES, PHOTOGRAPHY IS ART!'" shared Janet Lehr, Principal of Vered Art Gallery.

Oedipus Rex is comprised of 29 pieces of work created for the 1966 Igor Stravinsky Opera-Oratorio festival at Lincoln Center. It revolves around the work by Sophocles describing the plague in Thebes c. 400 BCE during the reign of Oedipus the King. The series features oil and spray painted works on linen applied to wood free-formed shaped wood panels. The work is also accompanied by seven preliminary drawings and one stencil offered individually.

"Oedipus Rex displays the way the local artistic community appreciated Larry," said Lehr. "The conductor who called upon Larry to do the sets, Lucas Karytinos, they were neighbors in the Hamptons, and it was natural for Lucas to turn to Larry for the sets for the performance."

You can join Vered Gallery on Sunday, August 7th at 11 a.m. for a brunch conversation on Larry Rivers and the exhibition between David Cohen, editor and publisher of artcritical, and Catherine Gropper, former student of Larry Rivers, artist, and playwright. Seating is limited and RSVP is mandatory. To RSVP, email lauren@rcourihaycpr.com.

Celebration of Larry Rivers will be on view through Labor Day weekend.

Vered Gallery is located at 68 Park Place Passage in East Hampton. For more information, call 631-324-3303 or visit www.veredart.com.




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 firetruck?
(For spam prevention, thanks)
 
 
 
http://www.hamptons.com/gallery/ads/2094.gif
http://www.hamptons.com/gallery/ads/1979.gif
http://www.hamptons.com/gallery/ads/1997.gif
http://www.hamptons.com/gallery/ads/2083.gif
East End Tick Control
The East End's only New York State licensed dedicated tick and mosquito control specialists!

Bridgehampton National Bank
For over 100 years Bridgehampton National Bank has been the East End's hometown bank. Many success stories...one bank, BNB!

Hampton Coffee Company is dedicated to making sure you have the best possible experience with our brand, whether you visit one of our cafés, our Mobile Unit, one of our wholesale partners, order through our website, or purchase our coffee on the supermark
We strongly believe that one of the most important parts of being a successful business in the community is truly becoming a part of it. Hampton Coffee Company is proud to support more than 100 different local charities, schools, and organizations each and every year. It is our pleasure to participate in events that are important to our staff and our customers.

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.

Hampton Luxury Liner
Hampton Luxury Liner was started in 2000 as a more luxurious way to travel from NYC to the Hamptons and back. The clientele quickly grew and over the years Hampton Luxury liner became the preferred method of transportation to the Hamptons and NYC for many living in NYC and the Hamptons that wanted a comfortable and affordable way to travel back and forth. In 2009, HLL was taken over by Classic Coach and things with the liner didn’t change to much for years and the owner there changed the buses to Prevost as opposed to Mercedes Setra Top Class Coaches that have always been a signature of the liner. Please call (631) 537-5800 to reserve a charter or email us at Hampton Luxury Liner. The Only Way to Ride!