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Saturday, February 15th will officially mark William Ris Gallery’s 4th anniversary on the North Fork of Long Island. The weekend celebration will include an opening for A SENSE of PLACE with work by painters Amanda Kavanagh and Maxine Jurow and photographer Scott Farrell.

The reception will be 4-7pm with an artists’ talk scheduled for February 29th, 1-3pm.

Kavanagh, Jurow & Farrell venture into land and seascapes propelled by their respective styles and views of the world. Crossing the boundaries A Sense of Place finds common ground in this first show of 2020.

Maxine Jurow: “I have been deeply inspired by trips to Australia, the Caribbean, Morocco, the Southwest and Long Island where I live. Through memories of these places I construct essential, abstracted landscapes – part observation, part imagination. My art works are, in a sense, a meditation on these places; the sources I continually return to.”

Amanda Kavanagh: As a landscape oil painter, I am interested in exploring themes of transition and contrast in nature. For me, painting is a form of meditation and, if I am lucky, an opportunity to witness that fleeting moment between ordinary and extraordinary. This latest work developed following an artist residency in Watch Hill, Fire Island and focuses on the connection between nature, place and memory.

Scott Farrell: “Elliott Erwitt described photography as an art of observation – having little to do with what you see and everything to do with how you see it. Whether shooting representational landscapes or what I refer to as ‘alternative landscapes’, my principle desire is to reveal that which is most often overlooked.”

The show will run through March 15th.

For information, reach out to Mary S. Cantone, Owner/Director, at 609-408-5203