Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 7:00 PM
RIPE Art Gallery is pleased to present the abstract work of Ellen Hallie Schiff and Chris Ann Ambery, accomplished Long Island based artists. We will be hosting an Artist Talk with both artists on Tuesday, 5/16/17 from 7-9pm. Showing through 5/20/17.
Both Schiff and Ambery work in the abstract style. Schiff, who paints in oil on canvas and paper, is influenced by Abstract Expressionists like Richard Diebenkorn, Mark Rothko, and Joan Mitchell. Ambery is a printmaker, focusing on the various etching and silk screen techniques. Her philosophy towards her work is that the joy that one gets from creating art cannot be kept to oneself it is meant to be shared.
About E.H. Schiff: is an award winning Abstract Artist in New York who has enjoyed years of professional success. She is the Vice President of The Art Guild of Port Washington; Art Advisory Council, at the Port Washington Library. She is represented in places as far as Munich and as close as Philadelphia, PA.
“When I am painting, mark – making and scratching, it connects me to primitive people living in caves long ago; something like a cultural consciousness or collective unconscious. I am both living then and now simultaneously. An essential truth seems to come alive when I use my body to create my paintings – something visceral and muscular; a directness that feels so ‘right’.”
About C.A. Ambery: is a local Long Island artist currently residing in Smithtown, NY. She received her MFA in Printmaking at LIU Post. Exploring non-toxic printmaking methods has become a passion of Chris Ann’s. She has been working with Master Printmaker Dan Welden who introduced her to the innovative, and incredibly versatile non-toxic form of etching called Solarplate. Recently she organized artist workshops and curated “The Print Parade” exhibition at Dan Welden Studios in Sag Harbor, NY. Chris Ann teaches painting, watercolor, drawing, and printmaking classes.