Adel Gorgy Exhibit at the BAFFA Gallery
Abstracting Abstraction – Traces of Pollock, de Kooning and Warhol October 12th through October 27th, 2013
Opening Reception: October 12th 1-4 pm
From October 12th through the 27th, BAFFA Gallery in Sayville will present Abstracting Abstraction – Traces of Pollock, de Kooning and Warhol, a solo exhibition of large scale, abstract photographic work by Long Island artist, Adel Gorgy.
Adel Gorgy's work has been exhibited in museums and galleries nationally and internationally, but he has chosen Long Island as the first venue for this group of photographs.
The genesis of this portfolio was a visit to the Pollock-Krasner house in East Hampton. On the floor of Pollock's studio were innumerable drips of paint, never seen before as anything more than what was left after his paintings were done. Gorgy photographed and recomposed these remnants into completely new compositions.
The resulting works of art in Abstracting Abstraction still retain traces of the color and line of Pollock, de Kooning and Warhol but the beauty, strength and vision are those of Adel Gorgy. Long, looping lines of bold colors dance across washes of softer tones. Passages of Pollock peek out from a field of de Kooning, all mingled seamlessly with Gorgy's own photographs. The alchemical mixtures are surprising, thought-provoking and visually stunning.
Adel Gorgy is a New York area artist who's photographic artwork has been the subject of three previous solo exhibitions. It has been included in numerous group shows, and published widely in books and magazines.
BAFFA Gallery, sponsored by the Bay Area Friends of the Fine Arts, is located in the historic Gillette House in Sayville at 47 Gillette Avenue. It has a long history of presenting exhibitions of local and regional artists, and offering the public a chance to view important contemporary works of art in an intimate, local setting.
Exhibition dates: October 12 – 27, 2013 Artist's Reception: October 12th 1-4 pm Gallery hours: Tues, Thurs, Fri 10-1 Sat and Sun 1-4. Special viewings are available. Please email Carole Sheppard at email@example.com or call (631)589-7343 for scheduling.
All events are free and open to the public. All facilities are wheelchair accessible.
BAFFA Gallery Bay Area Friends of the Fine Arts 47 Gillette Avenue Sayville, NY Info/Directions: (631)589-7343