This Week In Arts
June 17, 2010
Bego Ezair Gallery
Bego Ezair Gallery (136 Main Street at the Old Posthouse, Southampton, 631-204-0442) will present “New Faces” – An exhibition honoring influential collector and gallerist Dorothy Blau, featuring Jodi Leib , James Berenson, Mary Hughes, Perci Chester, and Paul Kwok. Opening receptions will be held on July 10, from 6 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in Southampton, and July 11, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in Greenport. The exhibitions will run from July 3 through July 31. Blau’s career spans 53 years of representing artists such as Andy Warhol, Keith Haring, and Hans Hofmann, and working with museums, gallery dealers, and clients. She is based in Bal Harbour, FL.
Leib is a multimedia artist and filmmaker. Her work displays an unconventional philosophy dedicated to cultural awareness and resolving conflict. Her paintings have shown in exhibitions in New York, Connecticut, Detroit, Michigan, where many of her works reside in private collections. Berenson and Hughes express their social views through mixed media projects melding sometimes different point of views into a cohesive one that neither could have arrived at without the other. Chester’s art has been exhibited in museums and galleries, nationally and internationally. She is the recipient of public commissions for large-scale outdoor works in the United States and abroad.
The nature of her work stretches itself over a variety of mediums, as it is seen as a constant development, often expressing multiple forms in a single work.
Brave Heart, 2010, oil on canvas by Jodi Leib resides in a private collection in New York City.
Article also ran in The East Hampton Star, Dan’s Papers, and 27East.
— posted 2/27/2014