• Blouin Art Info Q's a Few Great A's from Art Miami Fairs Head Nick Korniloff


    by Art Southampton

    Blouin Art Info's own Archana Khare-Ghose goes for the know with Art Miami Fairs' Director Nick Korniloff in advance of the 4th annual Art Southampton...   


    The result? A rather comprehensive take on the Art of the Fair.  

  • Bruce Helander Sails Into Art Southampton for HuffPost


    by Art Southampton

    The ever brilliant Bruce Helander sets his considerable sight -- and his sail -- on Art Southampton, and the results, as you might suspect, are absolutely spectacular!  

    Then again, when a keen-eyed cat like Helander takes to an outlet like Huffington Post and shows how the likes of Rauschenberg, Condo and Baselitz help make for a spectacle such as Art Southampton, spectacular is an absolute given.  

    (Pictured above: Martin Mull The End of the Line (2014) Courtesy Hirschl & Adler Modern)


  • Art Southampton Artist of the Day: Fairfield Porter


    by Art Southampton

    Fairfield Porter was the most important American realist painter from 1949 until his death in 1975. Not coincidentally, these were the years when Porter lived in Southampton, and in 1979 his estate recognized the bond between the artist and the Museum by donating some 250 works to the Parrish collection.

    Porter was both a gifted painter and an accomplished writer who produced some of the most lucid art criticism and commentary of the time, notably his reviews for the magazine Art News. He insisted that he painted what he saw rather than what he might assume to be there. Porter painted what he was familiar with—his family and friends and the places he lived and visited, including Southampton and a family-owned island off the coast of Maine where he had summered since childhood.


    An artist who steadfastly maintained a figurative vision, Porter knew and admired many Abstract Expressionist artists on the East End, especially Willem de Kooning. Porter once wrote: "The realist thinks he knows ahead of time what reality is, and the abstract artist what art is, but it is in its formality that realist art excels, and the best abstract art communicates an overwhelming sense of reality." 

    Text courtesy of The Parrish Art Museum 

    (Pictured Top: Fairfield Porter "Morning Sky" (1972), oil on board, 14" x 16" Courtesy of Hirschl & Adler Modern, New York; Fairfield Porter at work 1944, Courtesy Winnetka Historical Society)

  • Everything You Need to Know About the New York Academy of Art at Art Southampton


    by Art Southampton

    New York Academy of Art Exhibits at Art Southampton

    Curated by April Gornik

    July 9 – July 13, 2015

    Booth AS10 Nova’s Ark 60 Millstone Road Bridgehampton, NY 11976

    The New York Academy of Art is pleased to announce its participation in Art Southampton for the third consecutive year, presenting an exhibition curated by renowned artist April Gornik. As a visiting critic, lecturer and role model to Academy students and alumni, April represents all that the Academy aspires to: brilliant craftsmanship in the service of progressive representation.

    The selection of work reflects the range and complexity of the Academy’s philosophy that a rigorous technical training paired with active critical discourse empowers an artist in the pursuit of vital, contemporary art. Featured artists include James Adelman, Tamalin Baumgarten, Nicholas Borelli, Dina Brodsky, Garrett Cook, Joshua Henderson, Alexis Hilliard, William C. Logan, Elisabeth McBrien, Gary Murphy, Nicolas V. Sanchez, Buket Savci, Sarah Schlesinger, Stephen Shaheen, Chie Shimizu, Krista Smith, and Moses Tuki.

    A highlight of the Academy’s presentation this year is Off!!!, a sculpture by Academy alumnus Moses Tuki (MFA 2015), which will be exhibited at the entrance to the fair. Fashioned from a framework of conduit pipes and thousands of bicycle parts collected throughout New York City, the giant horse stands over ten feet tall and twelve feet long. In a feat balance and tension, each piece of the sculpture - bicycle wheels, gears, and frames - is held together solely by metal clamps.

    “We are thrilled to continue our partnership with Art Southampton,” said Academy President David Kratz, “and the prominent installation of Off!!!, a sculpture made this year at the Academy, demonstrates another instance of Art Southampton’s incredible support for our artists.”

    Please join David Kratz and April Gornik along with exhibiting artists for a tour of the show, cocktails, and conversation on Friday, July 10, at 5:00pm.

    A portion of sales will go directly to scholarships for Academy students. Generous support is provided by Cadogan Tate.

    For more information on Art Southampton, including opening hours, directions and ticketing, please visit

    To learn more about the Academy’s exhibition program, please visit our website.

    Image credits, clockwise from top left:
    Chie Shimizu, Maquette No.7, 2013, ultracal, plaster, pigment, white gold leaf, 22 x 20 x 9 inches, edition 1 of 5, courtesy of the artist and Dillon Gallery
    Elisabeth McBrien, At the Motel, 2015, oil on canvas, 18 x 24 inches
    Moses Tuki, OFF!!!, 2015, clamps, found objects, mixed media, dimensions variable
    Krista Smith, Hide, 2015, oil on canvas, 56 x 54 inches

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  • Interviewing Art Southampton: April Gornik Curates the New York Academy of Art


    by Art Southampton

    By John Hood

    Blame William Everett Chase. Not only did the flamboyant fine artist’s 1891 founding of the Shinnecock Hills Summer School of Art inspire Samuel Longstreth Parrish to open the Parrish Art Museum in 1897, but he set the stage for the East End of Long Island’s so-called Gilded Age, which, like the Parrish, will never go away.

    Or blame the numerous Hudson River, Ashcan and New York School grads who’ve made the Hamptons home, from the rogue Brit Thomas Moran (“whose vision of the Western Landscape was critical to the creation of Yellowstone National Park”), through Pollock and Krasner and the De Koonings (whose visions were critical to post-modern art).

    Or blame the numerous Art Students League and School of Visual Art alum who now populate that sacred strip of island, and whose life and works continue to infuse the East End with its own brand of unmitigated vivid.

    Whomever you blame, or credit, the fact remains, there’s no place in the whole wild world with the robust art history of the Hamptons.

    Keeping that tradition -- and propelling it a significant step forward -- is the New York Academy of Art, which boasts Andy Warhol among its founders and Eric Fischl, Susannah Coffey, Donald Kuspit and Jenny Saville among its faculty and critics.

    The Academy also boasts longstanding relationships with some of the East End’s most accomplished artists, as well as an increasingly close connection to the annual Art Southampton, with whom the institution teams each summer for something exquisite.

    This year that exquisiteness will come courtesy of the impeccably accomplished April Gornik, who divides her time between the End End and Manhattan, her grace between Small and Large depictions of the most breathtaking landscapes n/ever before seen, and who will turn her considerable talents to curating a site specific exhibition which will bring everything into a fully learned circle.

    Art Southampton asked the go-getter to fill us in on what’s in store for this summer’s stock of art ops and afficianadoes; here’s what she had to say:

    What have you got slotted with NYAA at Art Southampton?

    The title of the show is simply Academy at Art Southampton. The NYAA will have booth AS10 and will feature Academy artists who’ve been chosen by me to be represented, with great work for sale. The show previews on Friday, July 10 with a cocktail reception and the work on view will be stunning, I can guarantee.


    Who all is in on the action?

    David Kratz, Peter Drake, Lisa Kirk and I all discussed my choices for the show, and the list now includes:

    James Adelman, Tamalin Baumgarten, Nicholas Borelli, Dina Brodsky, Garrett Cook, Alexis Hilliard, Joshua Henderson,William Logan, Elisabeth Mcbrien, Gary Murphy, Nicolas Sanchez, Buket Savci, Sarah Schlesinger, Stephen Shaheen, Chie Shimizu, Krista Smith, and Moses Tuki.

    How’d you get roped into the project?

    This show repeats the Academy’s participation at Art Southampton for the last couple of years, and it’s been a highly successful venture both in helping worthy artists have their work be seen and sold, and in terms of spotlighting the very worthy NYAA itself.

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    Will this be your first colliding with the Academy (of this or any sort)?

    No, I have given a few talks at the Academy and have done a little teaching there, most recently doing a Master Class weekend workshop there this past February. I am a longtime friend of Eileen Guggenheim and Russell Wilkinson as well, who have been so instrumental in making the Academy the fine institution it has become.

    Are there plans for subsequent collidings and/or co-conspirings?

    I can only hope so! I enjoy the Academy environment, the seriousness and talent of the students, and have enjoyed seeing the trajectory of the school expand and improve yearly.

    If you had but a single sentence to sum up the exhibition’s objective, what would it be?

    I can only quote from their website, to do them justice. It says:

    At the New York Academy of Art, we believe that the world of visual art is built upon the essential cornerstones of figurative drawing, painting, and sculpture. Mastering these disciplines is critical to the development of an artist's personal vision and, ultimately, to the creation of vital contemporary art.


    The Academy at Art Southampton curated by April Gornik runs from July 10th through 13th at the Art Southampton Pavilion on the site of Nova’s Ark Project 60 Millstone Road Bridgehampton NY. For more information log on here.

    Pictured, from top:

    Chie Shimizu, Maquette No.7, 2013, ultracal, plaster, pigment, white gold leaf, 22 x 20 x 9 inches, edition 1 of 5, courtesy of the artist and Dillon Gallery

    James Adelman, Untitled Meditation (Hanging Heart), 2014, oil on linen, 40 x 30 inches

    Elisabeth McBrien, At the Motel, 2015, oil on canvas, 18 x 24 inches

    Krista Smith, Hide, 2015, oil on canvas, 56 x 54 inches

  • Art Southampton Work of the Day: Alex Katz "Two Sisters"


    by Art Southampton

    Alex Katz 

    Two Sisters, 1981 

    Oil on canvas.

    48 x 72 inches

    Courtesy Dranoff Fine Art, New York 

  • Art Southampton Work of the Day: Giancarlo Impiglia "The Embrace"


    by Art Southampton

    Giancarlo Impiglia 

    The Embrace, 2015

    oil and gold on camouflage fabric

    24" x 33" 

    Courtesy ARDT Gallery, Southampton NY 

  • Modern Luxury Highlights Art Southampton Exhibitor FP Contemporary


    by Art Southampton

    The marvelous folks at Modern Luxury chose Art Southampton exhibitor FP Contemporary artist Dirk De Bruycker's "Crown" (above) to kickstart their Beach Issue action. 

    Check out the highlighting here. And don't forget to check out the two-page Art Southampton spread while you're there! 

  • Art Southampton Work of the Day: Lukas Ulmi "Desafío al Espacio"


    by Art Southampton

    Lukas Ulmi (Lucerne, Switzerland 1958)

    Desafío al Espacio, 2014

    354.3 x 118.1 x 236.2 inches


    Courtesy Villa del Arte Galleries, Barcelona/Amsterdam 

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