A new Riverhead art exhibit featuring an eye-catching and diverse collection of three New York artists is opening March 1 at the Art Sites on West Main Street.
The “Form, Color, Light” exhibit includes the works of the North Fork’s own master woodcarver Bennett Blackburn, painter Alphonse van Woerkom, and photographer Ken Nadle. For three decades, the artists have followed each other’s endeavors — sharing observations, commentaries, and critiques. This is the first time that they will display their artwork together.
Mr. Blackburn transforms wood into elegant, undulating and often delicate shapes. Many of the works are small in scale, but monumental in stature. Some combine ebonized wood and stone.
Painter Alphonse van Woerkom has been painting portraits of well-known American artists and art world figures, including Ida Applebroog, Bill Plympton, and Michael Findlay.
Mr. Nadle’s work involves walking around town and photographing spontaneous moments. Through composition and juxtaposition, his work captures the irony, humor and ephemeral beauty of people and places in time.
“Form, Color, Light” will open to the public on Saturday, March 1 at 5 p.m. at Art Sites, 651 West Main Street, Riverhead. (map it)
The exhibit will run through Sunday, April 13.