Hope Sandrow. Photo Mark Segal. 

(Southampton, New York… December 2021) Art can be a powerful tool for healing, both for the artist and the observer. It is with this in mind that Southampton Arts Center [SAC –] has teamed up with CLEARING THE AIR exhibition artist Hope Sandrow to host an intimate panel discussion with fellow artists Jeremy Dennis and Cara Lynch on Sunday, December 12 at 3 PM. The artists will speak about their work, influences, what it means to be an artist on the East End, and the commonalities that led them to participate in this exhibition. This is a free event.

“The relationship of my art to life took form in ‘Memories Spaces Time’ [1990-200],” Sandrow shares. “The trilogy explored interrelationships of self, art history, and nature: rape, molestation, harassment and discrimination I suffered juxtaposed to representations in historical paintings and sculptures. The primary image was a figure, arms outstretched. The posture reflecting feelings of powerlessness, separated from the ground when subjected to assault – Memories, and self-empowerment, reunited with nature and the natural world embracing healing – Spaces and Time.”

A conceptual artist whose multidisciplinary art practice is her way of life, real engagements with the world that inform and direct Sandrow’s artistic vision. In the mediums of still, video, mixed media, installation, sculpture, new media, performance, and social practice, she creates art works representing the natural history of everyday life to (re)generate discourse on notions of nature, culture, art, identity, gender, science, history, the politics of power, and myth.

Contemporary fine art photographer, tribal member of Shinnecock Indian Nation, and founder of Ma’s House in Southampton Jeremy Dennis and multidisciplinary artist Cara Lynch, who works in sculpture, installation, and print, will also participate on the panel.

Following a year of unique and unprecedented challenges, CLEARING THE AIR examines the healing and transformative power of the arts. This thoughtful exhibition offers a much-needed sense of community and strength in the time of a global pandemic, political divide, and racial and social injustice. Complementing and surrounding the exhibition will be films, talks, workshops, and events across all disciplines highlighting art as a means for therapy, escape, distraction, elevation, and reflection. CLEARING THE AIR is curated by Jay Davis, artist and curator of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center’s Ambulatory Care Arts Program.

Registration is required for this indoor event at


SAC’s galleries are open Friday through Sunday from 12 to 5 PM through December 19, 2021.

SAC continues to follow all New York State and CDC guidelines for all programs and events. Proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test is required for all events in the theatre. Masks are required in the galleries and in the theatre.

Select Southampton Arts Center programs are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature. The SAC Summer Stage is sponsored by Primary Care and Reproductive Medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian. CLEARING THE AIR is sponsored by Primary Care and Reproductive Medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian, with exclusive media partner The Southampton Press. Additional support for CLEARING THE AIR and related programs has been made possible by Long Island Community Foundation. FILM @ SAC is sponsored by Brown Harris Stevens. KIDS @ SAC is sponsored by Investors Bank. Additional support comes from Southampton Bath and Tennis Club. Financial Literacy Partner: J.P. Morgan Private Bank. General operating support is provided by Bank of America.



Southampton Arts Center is committed to community building through the arts. We present and produce inspiring, inclusive, socially and regionally relevant programs across all disciplines – welcoming, connecting, and collaborating with the diverse members of New York’s East End community and beyond. SAC is a not for profit 501(c)(3) organization.

For more information about Southampton Arts Center, located at 25 Jobs Lane, Southampton, New York 11968, visit or call 631.283.0967. Follow SAC on Facebook and Instagram @southamptonartscenter. 



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