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Gallery Talk: Artist to Artist

April 13 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Artist to Artist: A Conversation with Artists Anne Sherwood Pundyk and Rainer Gross along with Publisher and Art Writer David Cohen

Beauty Out of Bounds exhibiting artist Anne compares notes with artist, Rainer Gross in a conversation about the role of materials and chance in their abstract painting. They are joined by David Cohen, who has had a formative role in shaping critical thought on contemporary art through his publishing, writing, and panel discussions. Anne and Rainer have had regular studio exchanges on the North Fork over the last five years to see new work or make technical inquiries. They found they shared a mutual interests in abstraction, color, paint and digital photography.

Doors open at 2:30PM

11West Gallery [11 W. Main St., Riverhead]

Space is limited. Please reserve ahead.

About Anne – An artist and writer, Anne Sherwood Pundyk brings together the traditions of abstract art, textiles and storytelling. Activated by color, her unstretched paintings are constructed from stained, cropped and sewn sections of drop cloth canvas. Elements of her studio work link directly to her photographs, artist’s books, writing and performance pieces. Based in New York, Pundyk has engaged in her art making, exhibiting and art writing over the last 35 years. She relocated her studio to the North Fork ten years ago. Curator Helen A. Harrison observed, “…[Pundyk’s] work suggests that understanding requires another interpretive tool, or perhaps a personal surrender to a deeper, less accessible, level of cognition.” The move has been the catalyst for a fundamental re-centering of her art around adapting everyday forms with an eye toward questioning convention. annesherwoodpundyk.com @anne.sherwood.pundyk

About Rainer – Rainer Gross is an internationally renowned German American artist. Born in Cologne, Germany in 1951, he has worked in New York City since 1973 until moving his art studio to Cutchogue in 2017.

His paintings have been widely exhibited in museums and galleries throughout the United States, Europe and Asia including solo exhibitions at the Ludwig Museum Koblenz in Germany, Musée Cantonal des Beaux-Arts, Lausanne, Switzerland, Krannert Art museum, Champaign, Illinois US, Kunsthalle Emden, Germany and many others.

Gross’ paintings are in numerous public and private collections. His work has been reviewed by The New York Times, Art in America, The Boston Globe, ArtNews, Arts magazine, The Brooklyn Rail, Frankfurter Allgemeine, Germany, El Pais, Spain and others.

www.rainergross.com @rainer_gross

About David – David Cohen is editor and publisher of artcritical as well as a regular contributor. He is founder-moderator of The Review Panel, the critics’ forum hosted by Brooklyn Public Library (formerly National Academy Museum, New York, and Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia) and podcast here at artcritical. He was Gallery Director at the New York Studio School from 2001-10 and art critic and contributing editor at the New York Sun from 2003-08.

Born in London and educated at the University of Sussex and at the Courtauld Institute of Art, David wrote for leading newspapers and magazines in England and around the world before emigrating to the United States in 1999. His books include “Serban Savu” (Hatje Cantz verlag, 2011) and “Alex Katz Collages: A catalogue raisonné” (Colby College Museum of Art, 2005).

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East End Arts presents ‘Beauty Out of Bounds’, a solo exhibition with Anne Sherwood Pundyk, running from March 23 – May 5, 2024 simultaneously in two galleries:

EEA Art Gallery [133 E. Main St., Riverhead] & 11 West Gallery [11 W. Main St., Peconic Crossing, Riverhead]


11 West Gallery
11 W. Main St., Peconic Crossing
Riverhead, NY 11901 United States
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