From pairing local art with wine to thought-provoking displays, here’s your guide to the art shows and exhibits happening on the North Fork this month.
IT’S ABOUT TIME Presented by Thirty Squared Art Collective at The Art Gallery at Borghese Vineyard & Winery
The Art Gallery at Borghese Vineyard & Winery will be hosting the latest collection from Thirty Squared, an East End art collective, with the IT’S ABOUT TIME art show and sale. The show embodies various artwork from North and South Fork long-time and rising star artists. Expect to see extra-large panels, contemporary scenic photographs, and smaller gems with land/sea/skyscapes, table-scapes, abstracts, florals and more. The atmosphere at the vineyard, paired with an impressive art presentation in the tasting room, will be sure to provide an enjoyable experience. The show will be on display from Sunday, Nov. 12 through Monday, January 15, with a viewing party and Meet-the-Artists Reception on Saturday, Dec. 2, from 1 to 4 p.m.
Borghese Vineyard & Winery is located at 17150 Middle Rd., Cutchogue
Nightswimming at Matchbook Distilling Co.
Estefany Molina is bringing her Nightswimming installation back to Greenport for one night on Saturday, Nov. 18 from 3 to 6 p.m. This multi-sensory experience dovetails the transformation of liquid with the distillation of emotions involved in the photographic process. The LED lightbox, which is the vehicle that displays the photographs, was built by local musician/carpenter Stephen Klipp and helps to illuminate the work and create an immersive experience. The one-night event hosted by Molina is in celebration of one of the photographs being chosen to be part of this year’s American Photograph anthology by AI-AP, which is an annual publication showcasing photography that pushes the boundaries across commercial and fine art spaces. If you can’t make the Greenport event, there will be one more showing on Saturday, Nov. 11 at Brooklyn Film Camera in East Williamsburg.
Nightswimming instillation at Matchbook Distilling Co. is located at 230 Corwin St., Greenport
Madeline Daversa Watercolors at Chronicle Wines
Long Island artist Madeline Daversa will have her watercolor paintings on display at Chronicle Wines from November until February. The paintings, inspired by the beauty and unique characteristics of the East End of Long Island, have been exhibited at local galleries, restaurants and wineries. Her most recent series highlights the people in our community who, in Daversa’s words, shape the East End through their hard work, dedication to the environment, and passion for what they do. There will be an opening art reception on Saturday, Nov. 11, from 4 to 6 p.m., where you can meet the artist, sip on discounted wines by the glass and enjoy complimentary snacks.
Chronicle Wines is located at 2885 Peconic Ln., Peconic
Games People Play at VSOP Projects’ Very Special
The newest exhibition by VSOP Projects, Games People Play, opened on Saturday, Nov. 4, at Very Special. This group exhibition features work from multiple artists with a shared love for games and sports. As told by VSOP Projects, the exhibit features quilted masterworks that draw formal inspiration from most celebrated table games, dreamy oil paintings depicting solitary bodies immersed in water, fantastic works of folk and naive art (both real and faux), and complex abstractions that, when viewed from afar, reveal themselves as formal drawings of beloved sports stars, Games People Play is a wide-reaching celebration of some of the myriad intersections of art and sport.
Very Special is located at 200 Main St., Greenport
Where is the Human at East End Arts
East End Arts presents its 2023 Open Juried Exhibition “Where is the Human?” from Nov. 3 through Sunday, Dec. 17. The exhibition, curated by jurors Glynis Berry and Joyce Beckenstein, features 71 works by 61 artists from all over the country. The artists were asked to “consider the question of our humanity through the lens of our own time as we evolve culturally, technologically and spiritually”. There is a mix of artwork, including paint, photography, multimedia, sculpture, ceramics, video, and VR. Most works are for sale, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the East End Arts Gallery.
East End Arts is located at 133 E. Main St., Riverhead (Main Gallery) and 11 W. Main St., Riverhead (11 West Gallery)