The Heckscher Museum of Art Presents:
October 1, 2022 – January 22, 2023
Patricia Maurides, Sag Harbor — Pollen, 2021, photography – archival pigment print.
The Heckscher Museum of Art is pleased to present the 2022 Long Island Biennial, a prestigious juried exhibition featuring works by contemporary artists from Suffolk and Nassau Counties. The Museum received 732 artist entries, with three jurors selecting 95 works for exhibition. There are 57 artists representing communities stretching from Freeport to Lynbrook to East Hampton.
Now in its seventh edition, the Biennial presents a cross section of Long Island contemporary art. “The public will enjoy leaning more about the most recent work of the Long Island’s established and emerging artists,” said The Heckscher Museum’s Curator, Dr. Karli Wurzelbacher. “I am especially impressed by the ways in which many of the artists engaged with the concerns of our time, from social justice, to health, to ecology; and appreciate those who brought new approaches to traditional materials and techniques.”
Present throughout the Museum, the exhibition encompasses a remarkable variety of media, with styles spanning abstraction to hyperrealism. “Contemporary art has been essential to the Museum since its founding more than 100 years ago,” observed Heather Arnet, Executive Director & CEO. “We remain committed to sharing inspiring and thought-provoking new art with our visitors.”
Jurors designated five exhibiting artists as Award of Merit winners:
Darlene Blaurock, Wantagh; Neil Leinwohl, Rockville Center; Patricia Maurides, Sag Harbor; Margaret Minardi, Northport; and Kasmira Mohanty, Farmingville.
The jurors for the 2022 Biennial are Heather Carter, the founder of Carter Fine Art Services; Gabriela Gonzalez Dellosso, an artist known for her homage self-portraits of historical women artists and narrative paintings; and Susan Van Scoy, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Art History at St. Joseph’s University, Long Island. ([Images: Left, Leeanna Chipana (Central Islip) American Woman, 2021, oil on board. Right, Denise Franzino (Huntington) Golden Hour Over Bridgehampton, 2021, oil.)
A diverse program of events will coincide with the exhibition. Long Island Biennial artists will be in the galleries on select Sundays throughout the exhibition. A day of behind-the-scenes Studio Tours featuring several artists will take place on Sunday, October 16. For a schedule of events, artist lists, and registration information visit Heckscher.org.
Brianna Hernández Baurichter, Southampton, Anticipatory/Después — Esperate, 2022, Digital photography.
Robin T. Hadley
The Cunniff Family
Steve Palumbo, Quogue — Black Swan, 2022, oil on canvas.
East End Exhibiting Artists:
RJT Haynes, East Hampton
Brianna L. Herdndez Baurichter, Southampton
Candace Hill Montgomery, Bridgehampton
Christa Maiwald, East Hampton
Patricia Maurides, Sag Harbor
Steve Palumbo, Quogue
Michael Ruggiero, East Hampton
RELATED LONG ISLAND BIENNIAL PROGRAMS
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BIENNIAL OPEN STUDIOS DAY
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 16 11 am – 4 pm
$15 MEMBERS, $25 NON-MEMBERS
Registration required. Heckscher.org/biennialstudios
Visit artists Edward Acosta, Sally Edelstein, Mike Krasowitz, William Low, and Gina Mars.
Hop from one studio to the next for behind-the-scenes access and learn about a variety of media and techniques.
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ARTISTS IN THE GALLERIES
SELECT SUNDAYS, 1 – 3 pm
October 16 | November 6 | November 30 | December 4 | December 11
Meet the artists behind the artwork in the Long Island Biennial exhibition.
No registration required.
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OCTOBER SPECIAL EVENTS / HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH
October 2: Art Walk in Huntington Village – The Heckscher Museum will have Artist Diego Garcia in the gallery from 3 to 4 pm, followed by a bilingual tour of the Long island Biennial exhibition at 4 pm. Meet exhibiting artists Beth Atkinson, Darlene Blaurock, Peter Galasso, and Shawn McAvoy in the galleries.
October 16: Dual Language Family Hour – Educators Tami Wood and Karini Gaminez will lead children 5 to 10 in a family art experience in both Spanish & English. 10:30 to 11:30 am. FREE
Ongoing Mini Audio Tour of Long Island Biennial – Artist and Biennial Juror Gabriela Gonzalez Dellosso presents an audio tour of selected works in the exhibition in both Spanish and English.
THE HECKSCHER MUSEUM
The Heckscher Museum of Art is in its second century as a source of art and inspiration on Long Island. Founded by philanthropists Anna and August Heckscher in 1920, the Museum’s collection comprises more than 2,300 works from the 16th to the 21st century, including European and American painting, sculpture, works on paper, and photography. Located in scenic Heckscher Park in Huntington, the building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Visit Heckscher.org for more information.
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