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New Kids On The Block Launch Hampton Hang Gallery In Water Mill

Originally Posted: April 02, 2012

Edward Callaghan

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Proprietors Eric Kulukundis and Ashley Dye. (John Wegorzewski)

Artist Ross Bleckner. (John Wegorzewski)

Water Mill - Much respected gallery operator and dealer Ashley Dye has partnered with Eric Kulukundis to open Hampton Hang Gallery in a charming little house behind Suki Zuki at 688 Montauk Highway in Water Mill. The gallery will be run as an open program art gallery specializing in the art of the Hamptons. Dye has lived on the South Fork for more than a decade and has worked with artists in galleries and as an independent art dealer during that time. Kulukundis has long ties to the area and its art community and is a former gallery owner in Los Angeles.

The duo's inaugural exhibition "Mind & Matter" features an interesting combination of artists - painter Steve Miller and sculptor Mike Chiarello curated by Dye and Kulukundis, and a specimen mineral collection curated by Angela Firestone.

If their opening reception on March 24 was any indication, this is going to be the hot gallery this season. Dozens of the Hamptons most well-known art world figures dropped by to wish the pair good luck including Ross Bleckner, Notism founder Ron Burkhardt with Claudia Allene, Joe Strand, Joan Kraisky, David Slater, Michael McDowell, gallery owner and dealer Beth McNeill, Steve Haweeli, gallery owner Tripoli Patterson, Gordon Matheson, David Geiser, Walter Us, Daria Deshuk and David Kushnir, among others.

The show will remain on view through April 20, 2012.

Peter Cumerford and exhibiting artist Steve Miller. (John Wegorzewski)


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Guest (Anura Thamardt) from Copenhagen, Denmarkrk says::
Sounds really interesting, I should come around again soon to have a look myself. And especially I would like to see the new work of Steve Miller again in real, for whom I worked as an assistant many years ago. Best regards from Denmark,
Nov 7, 2012 10:04 am

Guest (Daria deshuk) from Bridghampton says::
Beautiful space and a welcome addition to our east end arts community, much successes , looking forward to further event,
Apr 5, 2012 1:47 pm


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