Meet artists Adam Cohen of Roxbury, N.Y., and Robert Moore of New York at a reception Sunday, March 1, from 3 to 5 p.m., at Jamesport Manor Inn’s Rosalie Dimon Gallery. A show of Cohen’s abstract paintings and Moore’s encaustic-infused photography is on view there through April 29.
Sunday’s event is free and the restaurant will offer a $29 Sunset & Spirits Prix Fixe dinner that night.
Cohen’s work is from his recent “Tumultuous Harmonies” series. In an essay on his website, critic and author Carter Ratcliff wrote, “A painting by Adam Cohen is like a sudden burst of light. Vision is dazzled by a surface alive with color, swarming with incident. … Layering on thick layers of pigment, Cohen cuts into them with a palette knife, tip of a brush or nail. The resulting patterns suggest writing maps or diagrams.”
Moore’s work is titled “Koi Dreams.” A press release states: “Robert is pioneering the use of new and old materials and processes into something entirely original and startling in its physicality and emotional depth. Combining carefully constructed photo-montage images inspired by his dreams and centuries-old Japanese paintings and prints, Robert touches us with the sophistication of his craft.” Eight pieces from this series are part of Memorial Sloan-Kettering’s permanent art collection in Manhattan.
The exhibit is a joint presentation by East End Arts and Jamesport Manor Inn. Shows by East End Arts members are featured in the restaurant’s upstairs gallery throughout the year.