Fields and Fences

Paintings 1998-99

The Madoo Conservancy is pleased to present, Fields and Fences: Paintings 1998-99, a selection of paintings by Robert Dash. The exhibition will be on view from August 9 through October 12, 2019, and is free and open to the public.

“The field was tended and cherished like any object of vertu. Unlike porcelain, however, whose pieces may be glued, the field is valueless and irreclaimable, the light of centuries of harvest snuffed.”Robert Dash, Notes from Madoo

The paintings from the series Fields and Fences are indebted to Robert Dash’s well-known paintings from the 1960s and 70s of a now all but vanished Sagaponack landscape. The pastoral expanse pushing past fences trying in vain to divide and contain it, as seen in this 1998-99 series, is also present in one of Dash’s paintings from nearly 40 years prior. This prefiguring work, Untitled, 1961, is included in the exhibition. While they retain elements of their precursors and anticipate their successors, these works mark a definitive departure into the world of expressionism and abstraction.
The exhibiton is open on Fridays and Saturdays from noon to 4:00 P.M.

Robert Dash, Untitled (Fields and Furrows I), 1998/99, oil on linen, 60 x 45 in.


ARFitecture At Madoo!

The Madoo Conservancy is proud to partner with Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons to present Luke Louchheim’s ARFitecture doghouse project which will be auctioned at the Bow Wow Meow Ball on August 17 at ARF Hamptons.The doghouses are created by leading lights of the East End design world. Fashion designer Donna Karan and her daughter Gabby Karan de Felice, interior designer Steven Gambrel, and theater and visual artist Robert Wilson have each designed a doghouse. Donna and Gabby worked with Bonetti/Kozerski Architecture DPC and Men at Work Construction, Steven Gambrel worked with New Day Woodwork and Lido Stone Works, while Robert Wilson worked with Blaze Makoid Architecture and Artisan Construction Associates. The structures are dog-sized, inhabitable shelters that each reflect the aesthetic and vision of their designer while being functional and durable for indoor or outdoor use.

The structures are currently offered for auction for the benefit of ARF Hamptons this year on the online auction site,, through Friday, August 16. Tickets to the ARF benefit can be purchased at
The exhibiton is open on Fridays and Saturdays from noon to 4:00 P.M.


Photograph by Tria Giovan.
Doghouse by Donna Karan and Gabby Karan de Felice with Bonetti/Kozerski Architecture DPC and Men at Work Construction.
Special thanks to Amagansett Building Materials/Florence Building Materials.




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