Thanksgiving Weekend Event!
Art Exhibition at the Art Studio and Sculpture Garden of Hans Van de Bovenkamp
Opening Reception: Saturday, November 26th - 3 to 6 pm
Hans Van de Bovenkamp is opening his art studio to present the works of three distinguished contemporary artists:
ANAHI DeCANIO whose work draws inspiration from nature as well as urban landscapes is exhibiting new abstracts for this special exhibit. Anahi is an award winning multidisciplinary artist who explores the juxtaposition of feminine energy with graffiti like urban textures, patina and text until the final richly visual story reveals itself in abstract form.
HANS VAN DE BOVENKAMP whose contemporary abstract sculptures can be seen the world over, will present his extensive collection of sculptures, paintings and works on paper.
His studio is situated on 7 acres of exquisite grounds and sculpture gardens in the Hamptons.
BETH O’DONNELL whose multidisciplinary work blends a variety of techniques including pigmented encaustic wax on Japanese gampi rice paper, photography and mixed media. Inspired by New York City & the place she lives on the East End. A place of land, sea & sky.
CHRISTINE MATTHÄI whose work is a form of meditation often combining spiritual influences with the natural beauty of the Hamptons, skillfully capturing the essence of light and water. Her work has been exhibited and collected internationally.
The exhibit is organized by Geralyne Lewandowski - Principal of Lewandowski Enterprises Inc. - 22 Malone St, East Hampton
93 Merchants Path Sagaponack, NY 11962 (enter on Ranch Court)
On view until December 6th BY APPOINTMENT
ABSTRACTS AND ARTIFACTS Anahi DeCanio and Charles Waller Art Exhibit
HAMPTONS ART AND MINGLE AT REMSENBURG ACADEMY
ABSTRACS & ARTIFACTS: Capturing Light and Lightheartedness.
HAMPTONS ART & MINGLE
Anahi DeCanio abstract paintings and a collection of art in different media from the late Charles Waller will be exhibited at The Remsenburg Academy. The juxtaposition of the divergent styles will be a play in contrast and balance. The artists exhibited together in group shows for over 10 years and spoke often of having a two person show. This exhibit honors those conversations and celebrates Joie de Vivre!!
OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday September 24th - 5 to 8 pm
EXHIBITION: September 24 – October 2, 2022
Friday, Saturday and Sunday 10-5. Free and Open to the Public.
Other dates by appointment.
The Remsenburg Academy - 130 S. Country Rd., Remsenburg NY
EMAIL INFO: earthHamptons@gmail.com and firstname.lastname@example.org
WEBSITES: www.artyzenhome.com - artgroove.us
Anahi DeCanio is an award-winning, multi-disciplinary artist. Inspiration from urban vibrancy, the beach or Zen landscapes, her abstracts are rooted in evoking a positive emotional connection to the work and the space it inhabits. Her work is represented by several galleries and is part of private and corporate collections in the US and abroad. Venues include The Boca Raton Museum of Art, Brown University, the Palm Beach Armory, Art Basel, Miami, National Steinbeck Museum, Guild Hall among others. Solo exhibits of note include the White House Fellows Conference in the fall of 2016 and the Consulate General of Uruguay in New York city. Design focused exhibits include collaborations with luxury designer Naula at the Architectural Design Show and various charity design show houses. Anahi’s work can be seen in several motion picture and TV sets. Press highlights include the New York Times, Robb Report, Time, Palm Beach Post, and Mansion Global and several Hamptons publications. She is the founder of eARThHamptons and creative director of ArtyZen Home. Her work is on exhibit at Luminary in NYC and an art event featuring new work is scheduled to open on October 19th of this year.
Charles Waller was an award winning well respected artist and beloved fixture of the Hamptons art scene. In his early career as an illustrator Mr. Waller did drawings for The New York Times, The Boston Globe, Time and Esquire Magazines as well as other large corporate clients, including Citibank and American Express. His body of work was often inspired by treasures from antique treasures found on his travels from around the world. Found Objects, his brilliant meticulous illustrations and his signature wit were reconfigured into well-crafted visually impactful works of art commenting on the human experience. He studied English literature and psychology at the University of London and illustration at the Royal College of Art eventually graduating with a bachelor of fine arts with honors from Rhode Island School of Design. Mr. Waller's work appeared in numerous group and solo shows on the East End in addition to galleries in Manhattan, London, Japan, and Santa Fe. Collectors of his work included the late Alfred Hitchcock and Kirk Douglas. Ronald Reagan was presented with a drawing by Mr. Waller done for Time. His work is also in the collections of the Parrish Art Museum, Guild Hall, Micro Museum in Brooklyn, and the Dai-Nippon Gallery in Tokyo. Publications include The New York Times, The East Hampton Star, HC&G, Hamptons Magazine, Dan’s Papers and The Sag Harbor Express.
Mr. Waller's artwork is being curated by Geralyne Lewandowski founder of ArtGroove.
OVERHEARD… “I see a face looking left…I get a sense of a booming tree there…is this a picture of the world? What did you mean to paint? What does it mean? “
ME: None of the Above.
I have upset several curators over the years. When artists prepare for an exhibition, whether a solo show or a group exhibit, there are some usual steps to follow. Some steps are rather obvious starting with the creation or gathering of the appropriate paintings that fit the vision of the curator for a given show. Artists also need to supply their bio, artist statement or curriculum vitae (CV), past exhibition venues, list of public collectors, awards, etc.
The press usually wants to know where was I born, where do I live…how old I am… and other details that I feel have no real relation to the work. I confess I don’t enjoy answering these questions although I have. These are reasonable requests that form part of what artists do behind the scenes. I do my part and cooperate but often reluctantly or cautiously to not “paint” the artwork in the reader’s mind before they can see it for themselves.
Whether we like to admit or not, we all have preconceived notions and interpret the world on that basis. We attach meaning to external factors about the artist that may have nothing to do with the actual art. The artist's story is relevant and important to help form a relationship with the art, but I sometimes wonder if that changes the way we experience the art.
Case in point. I created a collection comprised of figurative work and installations that was featured as part of Amnesty’s International “Stop Violence Against Women” campaign. “Speak Now or Forever Hold Your Piece” which focused on “honor” killings was exhibited widely at venues that included The Steinbeck Center & Museum, The Palm Beach Armory and Brown University, among others. Many of those exhibits were described as feminist art. Is it feminist because I’m a woman artist? Because the installation depicted a woman? Women’s issues?
Can you be a feminist artist if you’re not a woman? Are you a feminist artist if you only paint abstracts? Although the written word can serve to communicate aspects of artwork that might be otherwise missed, do artist statements and reviews limit art’s journey to the confines of those explanations? More often that not, I prefer to let the visual experience speak for itself.
As an abstract artist, I find it challenging to explain my work. The how is easy enough, the why and the what, not so much. It’s not my intent to be obstreperous or to fuel an inauthentic aura of mystique around the artwork (although some artists do that quite successfully!). It’s simply that, I just mostly can’t.
There are occasions when I have sketched out a painting, ideas, a theme, a thought or belief I want to portray. This is particularly true of my figurative work but my abstracts are…well…abstracts. To be clear, I love to hear the comments about what people see in my work. I often learn things about my paintings that I had not been aware of before until they were viewed through someone else’s eyes. But the truth is, I am nourished when people tell me they love the way my painting makes them feel.
When working on commissions and custom work, I ask a lot of questions. Yes, color palette, use of white space, size, etc. are very important. But I ask a lot of questions about what the collector wants from the artwork. Is it for their office? Do they want energy and vibrancy from it? If for a living space, Is it for a bedroom? What mood do they want?
When a painting finally speaks to me to let me know it’s done, without fail, I sit back and wonder how it got there. There are some elements that are intentional. I will often use “windows” to a brighter magical place we all need to escape to from time to time. My text is sometimes intentional but must admit I often need to read it back when I’m done because I don’t recall what was written. For the most part, it’s a stream of consciousness that takes over without premeditated thought. I recognize this has been a topic of discussion in the abstract world and sometimes controversial, but I can’t explain it any other way. If I stop working on a painting for whatever reason, I must wait until that painting “comes back to me” so it can be finished. Just like children, the paintings are of me and through me but not really mine.
There are more questions than answers. I often wonder about the usually eloquent and elaborate intellectual explanations of abstract art. Are abstractions meant to be explained? Interpreted? Analyzed? Doesn’t that defeat the purpose? Are they supposed to represent an artist’s state of mind or intention? Are the paintings meant to be experienced through the art critic’s lenses? I am a visual being. I don’t see things in abstractions, I see abstractions in things. I can try to communicate a state of being for a collection but not individual paintings. It’s not about what I intended, it’s not about what I may see (mostly not see) – It’s about the viewer’s experience to what’s on the canvas.
If I must acquiesce and give it a label or an intention, whatever your reaction is, good, bad or indifferent, that is what was intended.
Art & Real Estate
Artist realtor... me!
Some of you know that real estate has been in my DNA since I purchased my first property at 22. Combining art, design and real estate is an essential element of some of the unique services I can provide for clients. From staging to positioning your property in the best light, art, design and real estate intersect. Excited to share a copy of this article with you about Elliman's participation in this year's Art Basel Miami and share details of some of the prestigious new developments Elliman has to offer. Please don't hesitate to reach out if you'd like to discuss further!
Anahi's Elliman Page
Below is the original ELLIMAN press release Douglas Elliman as Show Partner to Art Basel Miami as shared by the Associated Press.
NEW YORK, Nov. 18, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- For the eighth year, Douglas Elliman Development Marketing returns to Art Basel Miami Beach as Show Partner to fête the confluence of art, design and real estate.
As Show Partner of Art Basel Miami Beach, the firm will showcase its bespoke collection of exceptional properties within the Collectors Lounge, exclusively reserved for Art Basel’s VIP guests. Elliman will highlight its exclusive international partnership with Knight Frank Residential, together representing an $87 billion portfolio of the most prestigious residential new developments around the world.
“Synergies in art, design and real estate continue to elevate global property offerings and it is a privilege to return to Art Basel Miami Beach to showcase our unparalleled portfolio of luxury developments,” said Susan de França, President and CEO of Douglas Elliman Development Marketing. “These exceptional homes with stunning interiors and architecture by renowned designers such as Jean-Louis Denoit and Thierry Despont, are designed for the most discerning clientele.”
For the 2021 fair, Douglas Elliman’s lounge has been furnished by Molteni, a leading Italian designer furniture company for 80 years. Presenting projects in New York, Los Angeles, South Florida, Texas and Barcelona, the gallery will unveil a custom designed hanging floral installation with at least 2,500 fresh-cut peonies creating an ethereal and enchanting ambiance that also provides the ultimate social photo moment.
Elliman magazine, Douglas Elliman’s luxury lifestyle and real estate publication, will debut its eighth annual Art issue. Rich in content, stories will include “Art Basel Miami Beach Returns,” “Digital Art is Having a Moment,” “Miami Welcomes the It Crowd” and “The Arsenale in Miami’s Art District.” The cover will spotlight a breathtaking Hollywood home located at 1461 Rising Glen Road.
“We are thrilled to be returning to Art Basel Miami Beach to present our global portfolio and Elliman magazine,” said Scott Durkin, CEO of Douglas Elliman. “In this special Art issue, we are celebrating the art of home within our nationwide markets including New York City, Long Island, the Hamptons, Westchester, Connecticut, Florida, Massachusetts, Texas, Colorado and California.”
Art Basel Miami Beach takes place December 2nd to December 4th at the Miami Beach Convention Center located at 1901 Convention Center Drive in Miami Beach, Florida. 254 of the world’s leading international modern and contemporary art galleries will present the highest quality of artworks across all media, from painting and sculpture to photography and digital works.
Select properties being featured inside Douglas Elliman Development Marketing’s
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Developed by JDS Development Group and designed by SHoP Architects, The Brooklyn Tower at 9 DeKalb Avenue is Brooklyn’s first supertall skyscraper, standing at 93 stories and 1,066 feet. Here heritage and modernity meet: the landmarked Dime Savings Bank of Brooklyn has been creatively incorporated into an imaginative new building that sets a new standard for the borough. Formed by interlocking hexagons and dramatic cascading setbacks in a façade of shimmering bronzes and deep blacks, The Brooklyn Tower is a monumental new residential building in Downtown Brooklyn with unprecedented views over city, river, and harbor. The project will house residences for sale and lease, with retail at its base. The Brooklyn Tower is anticipated to launch residences for sale in early 2022, residences for lease mid-2022, and open for occupancy late 2022.
Miami Beach, Florida
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The Towers of the Waldorf Astoria
303 Park Avenue, New York City
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Boca Raton, Florida
A world-class residential destination featuring resort-inspired amenities with a focus on wellness and accented by indoor and outdoor art installations, ALINA Residences is the most thoughtfully conceived new private community in downtown Boca Raton. Phase one, comprised of 121 residences, including villas and penthouses as well as one- to four-bedroom residences, is nearly sold out. Following on the extraordinary success of the first residential tower, ALINA 200, the second and final phase is comprised of two new residential buildings, ALINA 210 and ALINA 220. The private nine-acre community features resort-inspired amenities, seamlessly combining the indoors and outdoors, including private cabanas, fire pits, yoga area, outdoor kitchens, a dog parks, fitness centers with a yoga studio, and his & her spa facilities. Phase Two is slated for completion in 2024.
A unique architectural statement from world-renowned architect, Odile Decq, that enhances the spectacular Barcelona skyline. Where luxury amenities combine with views of the Mediterranean shore. Antares’ visionary experience and design sets new standards. Located in Diagonal Mar, a contemporary and vibrant district of Barcelona, Antares sits a few minutes’ walk from the stylish Port Fòrum marina and the Blue Flag-awarded Mar Bella beach. Not only is the location of Antares outstanding, so too are the amenities including an indoor pool, fitness and wellness center, cinema room, gardens with paddle court, rooftop Sky Terrace and pool, and a restaurant at the ground level. Residents are also supported by an attentive concierge team and 24/7 security service.
About Douglas Elliman Development Marketing (DEDM)
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Founded in 1970 by gallerists from Basel, Art Basel today stages the world’s premier art shows for Modern and contemporary art, sited in Basel, Miami Beach, and Hong Kong. Defined by its host city and region, each show is unique, which is reflected in its participating galleries, artworks presented, and the content of parallel programming produced in collaboration with local institutions for each edition. Art Basel’s engagement has expanded beyond art fairs through new digital platforms and a number of new initiatives such as the Art Basel and UBS Global Art Market Report, Intersections: The Art Basel Podcast and the BMW Art Journey. Art Basel’s Global Media Partner is The Financial Times. For further information, please visit www.artbasel.com.
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Anahi DeCanio abstracts will be part of an art exhibition in East Hampton, NY. The group show curated by Coco Myers, founder of Folio East received nice press by the Sag Harbor Express and the Easts Hampton Press in anticipation of the show. Ms. DeCanio's painting "Angles in the Dunes" was featured in the article.
The full list of artists include, Anahi DeCanio, Hiroyuki Hamada, Will Ryan, Perry Burns, Kryn Olson, Jean Marc Sideratos, Kryn Olson, Denise Gale, Joe Henry Baker, Ani Antreasyan and Diane Englander.
The 4 day exhibit will be held at the historic Ashawagh Hall. Ashawagh, situated less than a mile from Jackson Pollock's and Lee Krasner's home studio, is beloved in the area and well known as an art venue.
The exhibit will include a diverse use of media including canvas, paper, and wood. For additional information, please see details noted below.
The Painting Show
works on canvas, paper, and wood
Ani Antreasyan, Joe Henry Baker, Perry Burns, Anahi DeCanio, Diane Englander, Denise Gale, Hiroyuki Hamada, Kryn Olson, Jean Marc Sideratos, Will Ryan
October 29th- November 1st
Opening Reception October 30th, 5-7
Gallery Hours 11-6
Ashawagh Hall, 780 Springs Fireplace Rd, East Hampton, NY
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
OCTOBER 10, 2021
Anahi DeCanio’s artwork was featured in a NEWSDAY Long Island Life and Homes article highlighting a Westbury Arts exhibition entitled LatinX thriving in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. The group exhibit organized by Alex Nuñez and Julie Lyons included 9 artists of various backgrounds and at different stages in their careers.
The two abstract mixed media paintings exhibited by Ms. DeCanio were very different in nature and style.
“NY Love Letters” honors the rich vibrancy of the city as represented by brilliant textures and colors with a subtle but noticeable graffiti styled typography in the background. The gold “window” often found in Anahi DeCanio’s work signifies a path to brighter opportunities and moments of self-discovery.
“Pasajes” is a mixed media abstract collage specifically created for the artist’s solo exhibition at the Consulate General of Uruguay in New York City held in conjunction with a celebration of Uruguay’s Independence Day. The piece references some of the artist’s experiences and memories from early childhood in Montevideo. She used tools that belonged to her parents to make some geometric markings and cutting the collage elements.
Ms. DeCanio is active in the thriving arts community across Long Island and New York, both exhibiting and volunteering. In her art practice, she has gallery representation and works closely with interior designers and real estate developers. Anahi has served on the boards of the Art League of Long Island and the Artists Alliance of East Hampton, and volunteers for ReachingU, all organizations near and dear to her heart. Ms. DeCanio combines her financial background and her marketing experience in the design world as a real estate professional with Douglas Elliman.
The Painting Show
Group Exhibit curated by Coco Myers - Folio East
Joe Henry Baker
Opening Reception October 30 2021 - 5 to 7 pm
October 28 - November 1, 2021
Ashawagh Hall - 780 Springs Fireplace Road, East Hampton NY
Please contact artist directly through her website at anahidecanio.com
You can also follow along on Instagram @anahidecanio
ADDITIONAL CURENT EXHIBIT VENUES:
Cliff Young Showroom - 200 Lex NYC
William Ris Gallery
Axiom Fine Art Consulting
The exhibition at Westbury Arts will be open until October 24TH. Admission is free and open to the public. For additional information visit westburyarts.org
Anahi DeCanio has been invited to participate in the Nassau County Museum of Art 2021 art auction benefit. One x Museum Way, a framed mixed media collage on paper was donated by the artist. The work is inspired by the Nassau Museum's address and usual visitor's maps marking "you are here" spots. The work includes gold drips referencing the treasure the arts bring to the community. Three dimensional elements represent elements of the beautiful sculpture grounds that surround the museum.
In addition to Ms. DeCanio's work, the Nassau Museum benefit auction includes works by Jeff Koons, Salvador Dali, Yoshitomo Nara, Takashi Murakami, Hunt Slonem, and Helen Frankenthaler.
The online auction takes place between September 1st to the 17th. You can click HERE to access the direct link to the auction.
The artwork will be on view at the Manes Center for those who wish to see the artwork in person before placing bids. Online bidding ends September 17th at 7:30pm.
Here is additional information about the museum as described on their site.
Nassau County Museum History
Most of the Museum’s 145 acres originally belonged to William Cullen Bryant (1794-1878), long time editor of the New York Evening Post, and also a poet, lawyer, conservationist, political activist, and patron of the arts. In 1843 Bryant settled in his Roslyn home, Cedarmere, on Hempstead Harbor, adjacent to the Museum. It became an intellectual and cultural center for some of the greatest minds of the mid to late 19th century. In 1862 Bryant built a Gothic Revival board guesthouse on his Upland Farm, now the Museum property. Named for his friend and fellow poet, Jerusha Dewey, who was a frequent visitor, the cottage was restored by the Roslyn Landmark Society in 2011.
In 1900, Lloyd Stephens Bryce purchased Bryant’s Upland Farm and commissioned the architect and tastemaker Ogden Codman to design a neo-Georgian mansion on an elevated site overlooking Hempstead Harbor, now Nassau County Museum of Art. Bryce is best known as editor and owner of The North American Review, a forum for international opinion on social, political, and cultural affairs.
In 1919 Henry Clay Frick, co-founder of US Steel Corporation and world famous art collector, purchased Bryce House as a gift for his son and daughter-in-law, Childs and Frances Frick. They hired British architect Sir Charles Carrick Allom to redesign the facade as well as the interior of their new home, which they named Clayton. The grounds at Clayton developed by the Fricks were among the foremost landscapes in America.
Childs Frick (1883-1965) graduated from Princeton in 1905. Always interested in natural history, he later became a renowned paleontologist, leading or sponsoring scientific expeditions all over the world, and writing numerous books and articles. After a long relationship with the American Museum of Natural History, where he was a Trustee and honorary curator, Frick donated his unprecedented collection of over 200,000 specimens to the museum and endowed it with $7.5 million. To accommodate the overflow of specimens from his lab at the Natural History Museum, Frick built the Millstone Lab in 1936. The building was named for two colossal millstones placed by the entrance. Renovated in 2017, it is now
The Manes Education Center.
Childs Frick was also an avid sportsman and lover of the outdoors. At Clayton he and his family enjoyed swimming, tennis, polo, golf, and skiing on his estate, which included two tennis courts (one grass and one clay), a polo field, two ponds for skating and canoeing, a shooting range, a swimming pool, bridle paths, and a ski slope with its own snow making machine. The family’s love of animals and the outdoors included a large animal zoo with a bear pit, snakes, and an alligator, an aviary, a monkey house, and otters in a pond.
In keeping with his scientific interests, Frick created the Pinetum in the 1920s, opposite the laboratory. This was an experimental planting of hundreds of conifer specimens from all over the world to study how these species would adapt to this particular latitude. About half of them survive today, including coast redwoods.
Childs’ wife, Frances Dixon Frick, shared her husband’s enthusiasm and interest in botany. She was an avid gardener, and retained Marion Cruger Coffin in 1925 to redesign the formal garden.
Frances and Childs Frick lived at Clayton with their children, Adelaide, Frances, Martha and Clay, for almost 50 years. Childs died in 1965 at the age of 81. Four years later the estate was purchased by Nassau County to establish the Nassau County Museum of Fine Art, administered by the county’s Office of Cultural Development. In 1989, the Museum became a private not-for-profit institution, governed and funded by its own board of trustees. A major exterior restoration of the historic mansion was undertaken some years ago; the mansion was then renamed the Arnold and Joan Saltzman Fine Arts Building.
A sculpture park was also begun in 1989 and became one of the largest publicly-accessible sculpture parks in the Northeast.
JUNE 12, 2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Anahi DeCanio will be exhibiting new abstracts at William Ris Gallery on the Northfork in Long Island’s wine country.
William Ris Gallery is kicking off it’s Summer 2021 season with WORKING IN SYNCHRONY. The exhibit will include artists Anahi DeCanio, Kurt Giehl and sculptor Katherine Stanek.
After a long year of virtual exhibitions, an in-person exhibit is welcome news for artists and collectors alike.
ADDITIONAL EXHIBIT INFO BELOW
WORKING IN SYNCHRONY
The show will highlight work by Anahi DeCanio and Kurt Giehl with sculptor Katherine Stanek.
Anahi DeCanio is an award winning multidisciplinary artist using mixed media, photography, collage as a form of expression. Her complex abstract landscapes encompass layer upon layer, each awaiting exploration. As viewers dive deeper into the works, subtle details that might have been missed upon initial glance are unveiled. Graffiti like elements and text, in combination with Zen and gilding with occasional collage elements produce a vibrant energy creating unexpected arresting works. Anahi’s work has exhibited widely in venues such as The Boca Raton Museum of Art, Brown University and The Steinbeck Museum. Her work has been published and is part of national and international collections.
Kurt Giehl was drawn to the Hamptons for the amazing light and natural beauty. His seascape paintings highlight the subtleness horizon – where air meets land meets water. Each painting is orchestrated to not only capture the physical beauty of Long Island’s East End but to also capture a state of mind, atmosphere and aura of the images captured on these fishing trips.
Katherine Stanek has worked in bronze, stone and marble. She became intrigued by the versatility of concrete and began to explore the medium further and developed her own mixtures and formulas enabling her to manipulate the material in a way that works with her personal aesthetic. This marriage of content and craft has gained the attention of collectors and artists alike as she has been invited to exhibit her unique concrete sculptures in museums, galleries and sculpture gardens throughout the United States.
June 12th - July 11th, 2021
WILLIAM RIS GALLERY