July 12, 2019 at 5:30 PM
“ART IN CONVERSATION”
With Local Artists Allan Wexler and Rainer Gross
Rainer Gross is a painter. Born in Cologne, Germany in 1951, he worked in New York City for forty-five years until moving his studio to Cutchogue in 2017. Gross works with oil and pigments and, through a process of joining two heavily saturated canvases, creates diptychs he calls “Twins”. His work has been widely exhibited in the U.S., Europe and Asia. www.rainergross.com
Allan Wexler, from Southold has worked in the fields of architecture, design, and fine art for forty-five years. He is represented by the Ronald Feldman Gallery in New York City and has exhibited, taught, and lectured internationally. Wexler’s career resists easy classification. In the late1960’s he was an early member of the group of architects and artists who questioned the perceived divide between art and the design disciplines. They called themselves non-architects or paper architects. The subject of Wexler’s work is the built environment. He creates drawings, multimedia objects, images, and installations that alter perceptions of everyday domestic activities, which he turns into ritual and theater. www.allanwexlerstudio.com
The artists will be introduced by Jonathan Weiskopf, the owner of VSOP Projects, a cutting edge gallery on Front Street in Greenport.
Wexler and Gross will talk informally and candidly about art, how artists think, the creative process of making thoughts visual, the interesting work that goes on primarily in solitary studios.
Weiskopf is also the guest curator of the group show in the library’s Upstairs Gallery during July and August. The show will include work by Allan Wexler and Rainer Gross, as well as Louise Crandell, Garance, Lisa Baglivi, Joni Friedman, Kara Hoblin, Dena Zemsky, Tommy Thomas, David Benthal, Scott Bluedorn, Jacob Ouillette, and Thomas Halaczinsky .
There will be a reception following the discussion. Please call 631-734-6360 to reserve your place.