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 16 merry works under one snow-capped roof! Prance over here before 6:00 PM to witness jolly performances by The New York Soulful Singers, 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, David Flaugher, Sam Keller, Abby Lloyd, Bonnie Lucas, Chris Maggio, Christine Navin Nick Payne, Chris Retsina, Theo A. Rosenblum & Chelsea Seltzer, Sal Salandra, Brandi Twilley, Hadley Vogel
Performances by: The New York Soulful Singers, Jonny Campolo, Emily Oliveria, Chris Retsina, Roxanne Yamins
Christmas in July, July 24-25th
Opening reception: July 24th, 5-9PM & Open Sunday July 25th 12-5PM
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.