The Quogue Library maintains a state-of-the-art Art Gallery designed exclusively to display works of art. The Gallery is an integral part of the library, adding another dimension to it as the cultural center of Quogue. The exhibits are initiated and developed by the Art Gallery Committee representing new concepts and trends in painting, photography and sculpture with monthly exhibits by prominent local and East End artists.
The works include a rich variety of medium, genre and techniques that are enlightening, thought provoking and occasionally cutting edge. Special projects include Art and Design Lectures presented by well-known authorities and collaborating exhibits with other community non-profit organizations including the Westhampton Garden Club, the Peconic Land Trust, the East End Arts Council, the East Quogue Association, the Bays Artists Alliance and others.
The Art Gallery Committee is comprised of eleven dedicated volunteers residing in Quogue who are knowledgeable about the art world.
Liz Hartman, Chair
Cristina Kepner, Treasurer
Doreen Ceglia, Secretary
August 2018 Exhibit
AUGUST - GEOFF DISSTON: VIEWS OF POOLS AND HEDGEROWS
Reception: Thursday, August 2, 5:00 – 6:30 p.m.
Geoff Disston was trained in watercolors by his family of plein air watercolorists. Taking a cue from his watercolor training, Geoff started to apply watered down acrylics on raw canvas in the late 90’s. Staining raw canvas with acrylic washes allows for deeper color saturation, subtle color interactions through the transparencies, and sketch-like freshness. Like watercolors, this technique demands a “once and done” approach, limiting the number of paint layers, and using the “white” of the canvas for both negative space and light.
The series on view is based on the pools and hedgerows of the Hamptons and Palm Beach. They are intentionally spare to focus on the geometry, light, and color relationships. Disston’s paintings are in collections in Quogue, New York City, Philadelphia, Northeast Harbor, and London.
Margot Carr and Graham Russell chair this show which will be on exhibit from July 30 – September 2.