The Suffolk County Historical Society in Riverhead presents a special free artists’ reception on Saturday, January 18, at 1 PM featuring “Urban/Suburban” in the Gish Gallery. The show, which will run through February 29, features street photography by Neil Scholl. It depicts the bustling streets of New York City and rural stills across the North Fork.
Scholl is a professor emeritus of New York Institute of Technology, where he taught photography and graphic design. His work has been exhibited along Long Island, including the Montauk Lighthouse Museum and Water Mill Museum.
“Though we are primarily a history museum, we do enjoy occasionally incorporating modern artistic themes that evoke nostalgic memories of life in Suffolk County, and Neil Scholl’s street photography work does just that,” said Suffolk County Historical Society’s executive director, Victoria Berger.
“His photography, captured with a skillful eye, was curated to conjure memories of some of our favorite roadside ‘landmarks’ of the North Fork, going as far back as the ’60s, juxtaposed against images of similar sites in more concrete settings. The results make you better appreciate the tranquility of our region, while striking a very nostalgic chord for those who may recognize the local landscapes portrayed in his work,” she said.
The Suffolk County Historical Society Museum is located at 300 W. Main Street in Riverhead. Learn more at www.suffolkcountyhistoricalsociety.org.