Christmas in July
O Come all ye faithful, joyful and overheated to celebrate Christmas.. Christmas in July that is! Join us this July 24th at East Hampton Shed! With a wink of an eye and a twist of our heads, we’ll be spreading cheer all over our little gingerbread Shed. We’ve packed 17 merry artists under one snow-capped roof! Prance over here before 6:00 PM to witness jolly performances by Jonny Campolo, Emily Oliveria, Chris Retsina and Roxanne Yamins. This green and bright Christmas will be one for the books. So Ho Ho hurry over here already!
Participating artists: Paula Brunner Abelow, Joshua Abelow, April Childers, Sheila Dunlop, David Flaugher, Sam Keller, Abby Lloyd, Bonnie Lucas, Chris Maggio, Christine Egaña Navin, Nick Payne, Chris Retsina, Theo A. Rosenblum & Chelsea Seltzer, Sal Salandra, Brandi Twilley, Hadley Vogel
Performances by: Jonny Campolo, Emily Oliveria, Chris Retsina, Roxanne Yamins,
Abby Lloyd & Hadley Vogel
Opens July 24th at East Hampton Shed
We are pleased to kick off East Hampton Shed's 10th season with “Chris & Nick”, a two person exhibition featuring new paintings by Chris Retsina and Nick Payne.
Chris and Nick’s artwork collide to create an outlandish theme that is delightfully bizarre. In addition to presenting paintings, East Hampton Shed will introduce a collaborative art-book by Hadley Hill Bindery and artist Chris Retsina.
Nick Payne is a visual artist living and working in Hudson, New York. Payne uses soft materials like charcoal, pastels, and watercolors to create surreal narratives. Though Payne’s renderings are gentle, the characters and atmospheres he creates are comically demented.
Chris Retsina is a visual artist living and working in Brooklyn, NY. Retsina’s paintings depict chaotic scenes of good and evil. Retsina creates an alternate reality inhabited by flocks of clueless people and animals. The busy characters that reside in his work never seem to be quite aware of the pending dangers looming over them.