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Fritz Leddy, Part II, Frank Wimberley, John Berg And Abstraction Exhibitions At Guild Hall

Originally Posted: October 23, 2012

Nicole Barylski

Fritz Leddy, Part II focuses on the works of Fritz Leddy, the Chief of the East Hampton Police Department. (Photo: Fritz Leddy)

On Saturday, October 27, 2012, exhibitions by Frank Wimberley, Fritz Leddy, Part II, John Berg and Abstraction will be on display at Guild Hall until Sunday, January 6, 2013. An opening reception will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, October 27.

Fritz Leddy, Part II focuses on the works of Fritz Leddy, the Chief of the East Hampton Police Department from 1937 to 1968. The exhibition which has a guest curator of Doug Kuntz, shows Leddy's personal photos along with photos for the Police Department. In 1999, twelve years after Leddy's death, boxes of his negatives were found in the basement of the Police Station and were developed for a 2006 exhibition at Guild Hall. Over a span of ten years surrounding World War II, Leddy took over 2000 photographs around the village of East Hampton. He was more than a serious amateur and used a large format camera that produced negatives of about 4 x 5 inches. Fritz Leddy, Part II will be shown in the Moran Gallery.

Frank Wimberley, a noted Abstract painter, was the winner of the 72nd Annual Guild Hall Artist Members Exhibition in 2010. Wimberley has been a part-time Sag Harbor resident for the last 40 years who has exhibited widely both on the East End and in New York City. His work incorporates an exciting use of color, gesture and form to create canvases that are heavily textured and layered. Wimberley is esteemed for his masterful abstractions, in which he translates his responses to material, texture, light, and color into powerful visual experiences. He uses unusual manipulations of his materials, he creates works that demonstrate his belief in the unlimited possibilities of abstraction as a driving force. His work will be shown in the Spiga Gallery of The Museum at Guild Hall.

Work from former Art Director for Columbia Records, John Berg includes the first Bob Dylan album, Simon and Garfunkel's "Bridge Over Troubled Water," all the Chicago albums and Bruce Springsteen's' "Born To Run." In his 25-year career with Columbia Records, he designed over 5,000 record covers. Berg was nominated for 29 Grammys and won four. Milton Glaser noted "Art Direction, that most mysterious profession, is essentially an activity of intervention..." The John Berg exhibition will be shown in the Woodhouse Gallery.

Abstraction will feature selections from the Guild Hall Museum Permanent Collection. The exhibition will feature many of the first generation Abstract Expressionist artists, including works by Jackson Pollock, Lee Krasner, Willem de Kooning and Ibram Lassaw. Abstraction will be shown in the Woodhouse Gallery.

For more information visit: www.guildhall.org.

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

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