Presented by East End Arts, and curated by Jane Kirkwood, an exciting new art exhibit has opened at the Rosalie Dimon Gallery featuring commercial aerial and fine art photographer Alex Ferrone and mixed media printmaker Mary Twomey.
The exhibit runs through August 2, and an artists’ reception with local wine and cheese will be held on Sunday, June 2 from 3–5 p.m. The Rosalie Dimon Gallery is located upstairs in the Jamesport Manor Inn, 370 Manor Lane, Jamesport.
Ferrone‘s current body of work—a fine art aerial photographic interpretive study of waterways, bodies of water and land areas of Long Island, including the Hamptons, North Fork, and North Shore—Aerial Observations – Part A is on display in the main gallery.
Through aerial photography, specifically photographing by helicopter, Ferrone has been able to abstract the various cuts and patterns from Long Island landscapes, making use of the diverse colors, textures and shades of waterways and assorted formations of natural and man-made structures. Together, the imagery creates an almost painterly series of photographs with an unusual perspective on the normal scenes locals pass by, and sometimes ignore, from street level each day.
The North Fork-based photographer’s goal is to present her unique perspective and open viewers’ minds to see and appreciate these everyday panoramas a bit differently. It is through this perspective that the viewer stops taking the region’s beauty for granted. Ferrone also hopes the images will instill a sense of conservancy in those who enjoy them.
Ferrone has worked with both lens and pinhole cameras to produce her work. Recipient of 2012 Dan’s Papers Best of the Best honors for best North Fork Photographer and Artist, Ferrone has had solo photography exhibitions on the North Fork and in Italy, and has shown in numerous group gallery and museum exhibits. Ferrone has recently opened the only photography gallery on the North Fork in Cutchogue and will be exhibiting other photographers there throughout the year.
Her photographs have been published in the Pinhole Resource’s Pinhole Journal and been featured in, and on the covers of, regional, national and international publications, including Vanity Fair, Power & Motoryacht, NYS Travel & Tourism Guide, The Wall Street Journal and Newsday. Her work has also been in numerous online magazines, and commissioned fine art photography works include producing photographic images for two ballets for the Florence Dance Company in Italy.
The exhibit is open during the Jamesport Manor Inn‘s regular hours. For more info, call 631-722-0500 or visit jamesportmanorinn.com or contact Alex Ferrone at 631-734-8545.