Convergence II Shows Universal Connections Through Art

Art from Convergence II
Art from Convergence II

Convergence II, a new exhibition curated by noted artist Hector deCordova, merges the artistic expressions of 11 accomplished regional artists at Ashawagh Hall in Springs for two weekends, from August 21 through August 30. The participating artists will attend a special opening reception with wine and hors d’oeuvres on Saturday, August 22 from 5-8 p.m.

Hailing from the North and South Forks, exhibiting artists include deCordova, Nadine Daskaloff, Alex Ferrone, Gordon Gagliano, Colin Goldberg, Phyllis Hammond, Bryan Landsberg, Alyce Peifer, Frank Sofo, Ursula Thomas and Amy Worth.

While this collection of artists is showing works in a variety of media—including painting, sculpture, mixed media and photography—works on display are not wholly dissimilar from one another and clear visual themes emerge.

East Hampton artist Alyce Peifer’s painting of a bucolic trail in the woods, for example, has striking similarity to North Fork photographer Alex Ferrone‘s aerial shot of a thin, sandy barrier island. Both pictures—done in completely different mediums and showing vastly different subject matter—feature almost identical shapes, showing that much of the world relates in surprising ways. To that end, the shape created by a broken down fence in Peifer’s piece resembles geometric abstractions in East Hampton artist Nadine Daskaloff’s colorful abstract painting, as well as the forms in Greenport painter Colin Goldberg‘s expressionist piece, which uses both traditional and digital mark making.

The dots continue to connect in works by Springs sculptor Phyllis Hammond, painter Bryan Landsberg, Hector deCordova, Frank Sofo and so on. In fact, due in large part to deCordova’s sharp curatorial eye, the whole show is an exciting back and forth interplay—with all the artists’ work taking part in the dance. Perhaps it is this coming together, the connections, that is referenced in the show’s title?

Whatever the intent, Convergence II is a lot of fun to see.

Check out the exhibition at Ashawagh Hall, 780 Springs Fireplace Road, in Springs, East Hampton. Call 631-477-6255 for more info.


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