PECONIC LAND TRUST TEAMS W/ C FINE ART
BRIDGE GARDENS, Bridgehampton
“Uncommon Ground IV,” featuring the work of 14 internationally recognized sculptors, will be on display from June 26, 2021 through Labor Day 2022. Artists participating in the exhibition are: Kevin Barrett, Norman Mooney, Bill Barrett, Joel Perlman, Hans van de Bovenkamp, Richard Heinrich, Robert Perless, Alex Barrett, Gino Miles, Carole Eisner, Harry S. Gordon, David Hayes, Steve Zaluski, and Peter Rosenthal.
June 18, 2021. Southampton, New York — John v.H. Halsey, President of the Peconic Land Trust, and Rick Bogusch, Garden Manager, announced a partnership with C Fine Art to bring contemporary sculpture to Bridge Gardens this summer. Curator Cheryl Sokolow has organized a group exhibition presenting a survey of contemporary outdoor sculpture by 14 internationally recognized sculptors, entitled Uncommon Ground IV. Last seen on the grounds of Bridge Gardens in 2011, Uncommon Ground explores the relationship between “nature” and “art” and examines our own notions of perspective with regard to our environment. The works on display at Bridge Gardens were expressly selected because of their organic aesthetic – either in choice of material or by subject or style – and are being placed to complement the garden features.
“In working with Cheryl and the artists, we found a wonderful balance between the gardens intrinsic beauty and the sculptures natural elegance. The gardens and artwork have a wonderful balance and complement each other – and give the gardens a new dimension and point of reference for both the new visitor as well as our loyal garden members,” said Rick Bogusch, Garden Director, Bridge Gardens.
“The artists and I see Bridge Gardens as truly a beautiful place and our intention is to provide another dimension from which the visitor will view the natural environment. All the work selected is organic in nature; and each sculpture relates uniquely to the physical and psychological aspects of the garden. We are thrilled to have Bridge Gardens as our home this summer and look forward to working with John, Rick and the Trust to showcase not only the works of art, but the garden to new and hopefully loyal visitors,” said Cheryl Sokolow, Director, C Fine Art.
Uncommon Ground will feature the work of Kevin Barrett, Norman Mooney, Bill Barrett, Joel Perlman, Hans van de Bovenkamp, Richard Heinrich, Robert Perless, Alex Barrett, Gino Miles, Carole Eisner, Harry S. Gordon, David Hayes, Steve Zaluski, and Peter Rosenthal.
Details about the artists can be found on the Trust website or at www.c-fineart.com.
The exhibition will be on display from June 26, 2021 through September 24, 2022.
Bridge Gardens is open daily to the public from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm with free admission. On Fridays in summer the gardens are open until dusk.
Bridge Gardens is a unique demonstration garden with a focus on teaching low-impact horticultural practices, located in the heart of Bridgehampton at 36 Mitchell Lane. It features an expansive herb garden, perennial and vegetable beds, an array of specimen trees and shrubs, native grasses, community garden plots, and much more! Managed by Garden Director Rick Bogusch, Bridge Gardens is a stewardship project of the Peconic Land Trust, which conserves Long Island’s working farms, natural lands and heritage. Bridge Gardens supports the Trust’s mission by serving as a multi-purpose, multi-disciplinary outdoor classroom, demonstration garden and community resource.
Peconic Land Trust
Founded in 1983, Peconic Land Trust conserves Long Island’s working farms, natural lands, and heritage. Since its inception, the nonprofit Trust has worked conscientiously with landowners, communities, municipalities, partner organizations, and donors, to conserve over 13,000 acres of land on Long Island. The Trust’s professional staff carries out the necessary research and planning to identify and implement alternatives to outright development. While working to conserve the productive farms, watersheds, woodlands, and beachfront of Long Island, the Trust is also protecting the unique rural heritage and natural resources of the region. For more information about the Peconic Land Trust, visit peconiclandtrust.org.
C Fine Art
Led by Director Cheryl Sokolow, C Fine Art represents the work of established, international artists focusing on formal abstraction in contemporary outdoor Sculpture. C Fine Art excels in the integration of both outdoor and indoor sculpture in residential, commercial, and public environments and welcomes site-specific commissions and curatorial projects. For more information about C Fine Art, visit http://www.c-fineart.com
Bridge Garden Photos © Jeff Heatley.
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