Art Market Summer Group Show

EXHIBITION: Art Market Summer Group
EXHIBITION DATES:
July 2 – July 30, 2018
OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, July 13, 6-8pm.
LOCATION: 66 Park Place, East Hampton, NY 11937

Roman Fine Art is pleased to announce our new exhibit, Art Market Summer Group. Art Market Summer Group is an annual survey of New Contemporary Art featuring the most provocative new painters, sculptors and photographers working in their respective mediums. Art Market Summer Group opens Monday, July 2nd and the exhibit continues through Monday, July 30th. There will be a cocktail reception for the artists at Roman Fine Art Friday, July 13th, 6-8pm.

Art Market Summer Group embodies Roman Fine Art’s mission to provide an environment in the Hamptons dedicated to recognizing and supporting New Contemporary Art by showcasing the cutting-edge talent newly entering the gallery scene. As always, our Summer Group strives to further advance the dialogue of New Contemporary art movements from around the country with a national roster of relevant new artists. Each year, the eclectic nature and quality of work featured in this special exhibition have made it the “must-see” summer event for savvy Hamptons contemporary art collectors.

As with last year’s edition, Art Market Summer Group expands beyond the gallery walls and into Market Art & Design fair, celebrating its 8th year. This continued partnership with the premier Hamptons art fair allows Roman Fine Art to expand the scope and depth of its program. Market Art & Design opens Thursday, July 5th at 6pm at the Bridgehampton Historical Society in Bridgehampton, NY and continues through Sunday, July 8th.

PARTICIPATING ARTISTS:

Ray Caesar is an English artist living and working in Toronto, Canada. Describing his work as “digital surreal”, Caesar merges elements of the decorative and architectural, Art Deco and Victorian visual codes. His portraits of childlike creatures portray elements of the grotesque, however are offset by their fairytale surroundings. His painterly haunting imagery is digitally created using 3D modelling software.

Tim Conlon an American artist lives and works between Los Angeles and Washington. Conlon is best known for large- scale murals, graffiti, particularly freight train graffiti. Conlon takes inspiration from the logos, typography, and color schemes of old freight trains.

Michael Dweck is a photographer from Long Island, New York. Known for his photographs of the body situated in the local environments of the Hamptons area, his is an American version of the Arcadian vision. Blending nostalgia, fantasy, and documentation the photographs present a compelling portrait of a place in time and a way of life at once fading and being reinvented with each new season.

The Kaplan Twins Identical twin artists who work as a collaborative team. Celebrated for their nude depictions of personalities like Kim Kardashian West, Emily Ratajkowski and Amber Rose, The Kaplan Twins’ latest paintings continue to utilize the quirky, ridiculous and engrossing culture of internet fame while exploring new modes of communication, and the resulting evolution of language and symbolism.

Reisha Perlmutter is a Brooklyn-based painter interested in how water and light blur the separation between body and nature in her imagery. Drawn to the organic nature of oil paint, Perlmutter explores the way it bleeds, glows, moves, and transforms over time.

Dalton Portella is an interdisciplinary artist, musician and surfer. Portella cage dives with sharks in Montauk to capture his source photographs for his stunning watercolor paintings of the deadly creatures.

Dean West is an Australian Photographer who lives in New York. His complex imagery blends several ideas seamlessly into one image, often leaving the viewer with an unsettling feeling. He is best known for his intricate and highly staged photographs that take everyday occurrences beyond the realm of natural reality.

Stephen Wilson is a conceptual artist whose background in fashion and home design honed his embroidery-digitizing mastery and creative expertise. In his fine arts practice, Stephen is deeply interested in the intersection of traditional craft and contemporary culture. His work reflects high fashion influences, traditional craft and quilting techniques, and a pop-culture aesthetic.

I Only Summer in the Hamptons: The Kaplan Twins

(Montauk, NY, June 5 2018) – Roman Fine Art​ is pleased to announce, I Only Summer in the Hamptons, a selection of new work from LA-based multidisciplinary artists, The Kaplan Twins​, to be presented at the Montauk Beach House this July 4th weekend. Please join the gallery in welcoming the artist duo to Montauk Beach House, 55 S Elmwood Ave, Montauk, NY 11954​ on Friday, July 6th from 6PM-8PM.

Celebrated for their nude depictions of personalities like Kim Kardashian West, Emily Ratajkowski and Amber Rose, The Kaplan Twins’ latest paintings continue to utilize the quirky, ridiculous and engrossing culture of internet fame while exploring new modes of communication, and the resulting evolution of language and symbolism. Over the past two years, the internet / digital artists have caused quite a stir with their previous bodies of work dubbed “self-aware, ‘sexploitation’ art” by W magazine. However, the progressive artists are evolving into their next phase.

With, I Only Summer in the Hamptons, Roman Fine Art brings The Kaplan Twins’ unique sense of ironic, yet playful humor from LA to the East End, exploring a concept for the digital era. In this new series of oil paintings, The Kaplan Twins incorporate witty text, humorous ideograms, and “trendy” objects to pull from popular iconography. Allowing for commentary on “overheard” and “millennial culture”, compositions are driven by ubiquitous social media platforms such as Facebook and Instagram. Imagery of luxury goods, status icons and emoji eggplants are blown out of scale and paired with colloquialisms derived from sexting, “Swipe Left / Swipe Right” culture. The colorful pieces comment on our current need to keep our Instagram feeds more filtered, more exaggerated, more curated, and “better than yours”.

The Hamptons, being the Summer location for affluent East Coaster’s, and spiritual neighbor to communities such as Miami and Los Angeles, undeniably attracts the “trend-afflicted” to its perfect beaches, in their search for the “it” crowd. These millennials flock into the beach towns in droves, seeking out the latest and best of everything, and the twins new body of work plays perfectly to their target audience, with a hint of irony .

The Kaplan Twins are not as straightforward as they may initially appear. They encourage us to reconsider the nature of art using their brand of wit, humor, and a dissection of our evolving use of language. Equal parts performative, conceptual, digital, and fine artists The Kaplan Twins can be added to the cannon of emerging Millennial Artists fusing Page Six celebrity, Instagram influencer and wry humor into one. They cite Warhol’s quote “Everyone will be famous” and aim to explore the notion that everyone is looking at the same homogenized imagery for inspiration.

About the Artists: The Kaplan Twins’ (b. 1993, New Jersey) work explores the complexities of today’s celebrity culture and comments on it through the eyes of their millennial generation. Their goal is to create a conversation, while breaking through societal cliches and taboos, and looking at today’s media headlines through a different lens. Working as a duo, they attended NYU graduating in 2015, Allie with BFA in Fine art with a concentration in painting, Minor in Art History, Lexi with a BFA in Fine art with a concentration in painting. They have shown mainly in Los Angeles, most notably We Rise Gallery, De Re Gallery and the World of Wonder Storefront Gallery, they have also been included in several pop-up exhibitions, and performed a live piece at the Delano Hotel during Art Basel Miami Beach in 2017. They are included in numerous celebrity and private collections worldwide. Their work has been featured in Flaunt Magazine, W, Vice, The Times, Cools, Issue Magazine, Teen Vogue, Dujour Mag, Instyle, Playboy, High Snobiety, Elle China among others.

Michael Dweck: The End

Michael Dweck is a photographer from Long Island, New York. Known for his photographs of the body situated in the local environments of the Hamptons area, his is an American version of the Arcadian vision. Blending nostalgia, fantasy, and documentation the photographs present a compelling portrait of a place in time and a way of life at once fading and being reinvented with each new season.