December’s Must-See Art Exhibits

Our must-see picks for art this month include a celebration of female artists and abstract photographs with a 3D feel.

You Go Girl! Celebrating Women Artists

Audrey Flack, “Lady Madonna,” 1972. Heckscher Museum of Art; Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Samuel S. Mandel. Courtesy of the Louis K. Meisel Gallery & Audrey Flack.

Audrey Flack, “Lady Madonna,” 1972. Heckscher Museum of Art; Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Samuel S. Mandel. Courtesy of the Louis K. Meisel Gallery & Audrey Flack.

In celebration of the museum’s 95th anniversary, this showcase features more than 50 works from the late-19th century to modern times. Female artists used representational and abstract styles to depict feminist ideals and movements or challenge male-centric societal standards and patriarchal authority. The mediums vary from watercolor on paper to sculpture to oil on canvas, and works include a Picasso-like painting, nature images and city skylines, amongst others. They present a cohesive theme of a woman’s individuality coexisting along with gender unity. The exhibit features work from Berenice Abbott, Elaine de Kooning, Georgia O’Keeffe and more.

You Go Girl! Celebrating Women Artists will be showing Dec 5 through April 3 at The Heckscher Museum of Art in Huntington.
(631) 351-3250, info@nullheckscher.org

Textures in Photographic Art

Long Island Photo Gallery | Marzena Grabczynska Lorenc | Walls Touched by Time

Long Island Photo Gallery | Marzena Grabczynska Lorenc | Walls Touched by Time

When artists experiment and practice creative freedom, the subject of their work is often secondary to the process. Photographs featured in this show uniquely interpret textures—shadows, colors, saturations and other techniques are employed to bring those grains to life. The concept is to eradicate the tension of a 2-dimensional field by creating the feel of 3-dimensions optically.

Textures in Photographic Art will be showing Jan 14 through Feb 20 at Long Island Photo Gallery in Islip. (888) 600-5474,
longislandphotogallery.com