5th Annual Artist VIP List: Shows Not To Be Missed

Whisper by Matthew Troyan

Circa Something Gallery
This Bellport Village gem boasts a permanent display of the works of 20th century Polish-American painter Matthew Troyan. After leaving Europe for NYC and Connecticut in 1950, he frequented eastern Long Island, becoming an associate of Pollock, De Kooning and others in the 20th century art world. Troyan is considered a top abstract expressionist and is particularly known for his skills as a colorist.


Oil stick on tinted handmade rice paper by Barry Gross

C2 Gallery, Patchogue
The paintings of Carlos Mateau are classified as “geometric realism,” the works depict vivid, mystical Afro-Cuban themes, integrated with organic polygons, creating an interesting calculus. Also featured are works in graphite on tinted rice paper inspired by dream and meditative states by Barry Gross. The magical exhibit runs until August 28. c2gallery.com.