Dan’s Papers favorite Joe Chierchio returns to for his 29th cover with a work that seems almost tailor-made for the Dan’s Taste culinary events season. The fine artist shares insights into his latest cover, East End inspirations and where to check out more of his eye-catching illustrations.
What is the name of this colorful piece, and what inspired it?
“Running Chef.” It was inspired by all the great chefs and food events in the Hamptons.
What does your artistic process typically look like, and was it any different for this particular piece?
My process is the same as this piece. Idea comes first then the stylized execution. I love story telling. Most of my art have a narrative.
What makes this piece such an ideal fit for a summer Dan’s Papers cover?
This summer, there are lots of food deliveries to people’s homes. Plus, lots of dinner parties at homes being catered.
What are your favorite East End spots to visit during the summer, and do elements of these locales appear in your work?
I love walking around the towns. Checking out the galleries—including in the pop-up galleries—there are many more this year. Playing tennis and eating at fun restaurants. I feature many of the iconic spots in the Hamptons like Wölffer Estate winery, the new Parrish Art Museum, famous monuments and the original Dan’s Papers building, to name a few.
What do you find most rewarding about life as an artist?
The passion of creating my art. When all else fails, I always have my art. During the pandemic, I created more than ever.
Where can your work be seen in the coming weeks, both online and up close?
My work can be seen at Arthur T. Kalaher Fine Art Gallery in Southampton and at my studio in Water Mill by appointment, 646-894-0375. Also, in NYC at the Gallery of Graphic Arts.
To learn more about Joe Chierchio, visit joechierchioart.com.