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651 West Main Street (Route 25), Riverhead, New York 11901 T: 631- 591-2401
Date: November 22, 2008 – January 11, 2009
Reception Saturday, November 22, 5-7 PM
Gallery Hours: Thursday –Sunday, 12-5 PM.
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Still life, a 17th century genre popularized by the Little Dutch Masters, elevated the natural world and stuff of everyday life to the level of fine art. still.life, a new exhibition at art sites, features works by two contemporary artists who consider the subject from the perspective of a new millennium.
Tracy Heneberger’s sculpture starts with organic or mineral forms – stones, plants and animal remains – that he transforms by either using the natural forms as the spine of his sculptures or expanding his media to include bronze and aluminum castings. His beautiful abstractions resonate with the order and sequence of the natural world and are a compelling reminder that human creativity is but an extension of creation and natural selection, all of it, by every measure, frail and in jeopardy. This exhibit surveys works by Mr. Heneberger from 2001-2008. A resident of New York City, he has exhibited and cast bronze in China since 1998. United States venues include Museum of New Art, Detroit, Bronx River Art Center and Exit Art in New York City. Heneberger is a recent winner of a Gottlieb Founcation Individual Support Grant.
Raymon Elozua is a photographer and ceramic sculptor who has for more than 30 years been concerned with the deterioration of manmade objects from our industrial past. The photographs featured in this exhibition focus on the mundane, everyday objects that once strained, boiled and served home cooked meals. Once spotless enamel pots, strainers, and serving platters, now pitted, cracked, and rusted, are resurrected by Mr. Elozua. He rearranges these relics of bygone days into joyous visual compositions that celebrate their beautiful shapes, colors and textures as well as the people who once used them. His numerous solo shows include a retrospective at the Mint Museum, Garth Clark Gallery, University of Arizona Museum of Art and OK Harris Gallery in New York City. A winner of three NEA fellowships, his works are in major public, corporate and private collections, including the LA County Museum of Art, The Museum of Fine Arts Houston, and Cranbrook Academy Art Museum.