Log In   ·   Become A Member

New Hamptons Exhibit Explores The Boat Hulls Of Montauk

Julia Braat

Dragonetti's Boat Hulls photography series began in the stunning marinas of Montauk.

Waterlines, a new solo show featuring works by Michele Dragonetti, will make its debut at The White Room Gallery in Bridgehampton on Friday, February 24th. The show will remain on view through Sunday, March 5th, and an opening reception will take place on Saturday, February 25th, from 6 to 8 p.m.

The exhibit encompasses approximately 40 works from Dragonetti's Boat Hulls photography series, which began in the stunning marinas of Montauk. Dragonetti says she was drawn to the boats that were in disrepair and in need of TLC. Her photographs highlight the apparent contradictions between the abstract patterns in the painted lines and colors of the hulls, along with the varied textures all over. Dragonetti explains, "By focusing my compositions on the triangular patterns of the hulls in a square format, I am able to highlight the essential geometry of the images."

Many of her photographs portray the transformation of humble vessels into abstract portraits. The imperfections are celebrated.

"With my Boat Hulls photography series I seek to capture the individual character and texture of surfaces impacted by the elements and time, highlighted by the overlay of generally consistent structural features," noted Dragonetti. "The series has become a set of abstract portraits, celebrating the beauty of the often unseen and overlooked aspect of what otherwise seems an ordinary object."

The series has also featured images from other locales in the U.S. and around the world.

"As I've expanded the series from its Montauk origins to elsewhere in the U.S. and internationally (in and around Lisbon, Barcelona, and London - so far), I've been able to observe and capture what is both universal and what is culturally unique," she noted.

Dragonetti resides in Amagansett and New York City. Her art has been highlighted at various international arts fairs in the City and at Aqua Art in Miami.

The White Room Gallery is located at 2415 Main Street in Bridgehampton. For more information, call 631-237-1481 or visit www.thewhiteroom.gallery.

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:
* Comments will be reviewed and posted in a timely fashion
* All fields are required
Please type the word 'water'
(For spam prevention, thanks)
Gary R. DePersia, Corcoran Real Estate
With over $2 billion in transactions, 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 the 2016 REAL Trends & The Wall Street Journal list of America’s top real estate professionals, he was designated #22 nationally and #5 in the Hamptons by volume with nearly $200 million of transactions for the past year.

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

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.