6 in Art

Six emerging Long Island artists have been selected from this year’s entrants. The nominations derive from our annual call for entry (this being our 11th), sent to gallerists, curators, collectors and art hounds in the know. The artists on these pages challenge themselves to interpret the world uniquely, regularly showing their works both locally and internationally. Their names may be familiar or new, but from here on, you won’t soon forget them.

Installation ( knit fibers) / Sea Cliff

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image: lloyd ziff

THERE’S SOMETHING WONDERFULLY WHOLESOME ABOUT KNITTING and works with textiles. But Marcia Widenor takes the medium to much higher levels. She’s trying to create a sense of quiet as an antidote to the harshness in the world. Read more.

Painter / Springs

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Mark Perry’s work can be seen at Lawrence Fine Art in East Hampton and he is represented by galleries in Rhode Island and Texas. markeperryart.com image: lloyd ziff

IN 2009 MARK PERRY EXPERIENCED A WATERSHED MOMENT. As an artist who always worked in oil and, for the most part, composing literal representations of landscapes, he gave up the rigid approach for something far more interpretive. His new direction is more about a “brokenness” rather than what he refers to as “a safe painting with an overall connected feeling.” Read more.

Sculptor / Orient

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Marianne Weil is represented by Ille Arts in Amagansett. Her work will be included in the Long Island Biennial at the Heckscher Museum in Huntington opening this September. marianneweil.com image: lloyd ziff

SCULPTOR MARIANNE WEIL WORKS MOSTLY IN PATIENCE. The materials are her dialect, articulating a tension that “could not be described in other materials…[about] the collapsing nature of life around us. But then the rebuilding.” Read more.

Sculptor / West Islip

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John Bell is exhibited at b.j. spoke gallery in Huntington and will have a show at the Quogue Library this October. jabellsculpture.com image: lloyd ziff

MAKING ART came late for John Bell but he’s been forming his technique all along. The welding had been with him since he was a kid stealing parts from defunct airplanes to make go-carts. As a teen he fed his predisposition for painting by regularly visiting museums. Later, he’d avidly read about sculptors and pursue classes at SVA. Read more.

Lego Fields / Sag Harbor

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image: lloyd ziff

SOME SAY INANIMATE OBJECTS CAN HAVE INTENTION because our handling of them infuses them with energy. Artists face this when working, especially when trying to work purely viscerally. For Marcus Hewitt’s Lego series, this much seems to be true. Read more.

Painter, Sculptor / Sagaponack

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Nathan Slate Joseph is represented by Sundaram Tagore Gallery in Chelsea, Singapore and Hong Kong and will also be shown at Market Art + Design in Bridgehampton starting July 7. nathanslatejoseph.com image: lloyd ziff

MANY AN ARTIST CALLS UPON FOUND OBJECTS to materialize his vision, but Nathan Slate Joseph insists his are “chosen” in the pursuit of making works about expansion and contraction. Whether they are his paintings on paper or wall reliefs constructed of steel, they are serious stuff, both dense in construct and meaning: they are statements of destruction and construction. Read more.


nada marjanovich

nada marjanovich

Nada Marjanovich is Publisher and Editor of Long Island Pulse Magazine. Prior to founding the title in 2005, she worked extensively in the internet. She's been writing since childhood and has been published for both fiction and poetry.