The Cartoon (2015)

April 24 – June 12, 2015

The Cartoon (2015)
April 24 – June 12, 2015


Juried, All Media Art Show
Exhibition Dates: April 24 – June 12, 2015
Reception: Friday, April 24, 2015, 5-7 PM
Meet the Artists! Refreshments served. Open to the public.
Photographs at the reception are taken by East End Arts’ Working Artist member Natalia Clarke.

Guest Juror: Matthew Langland, Artist, Key Animator of feature film ‘Waking Life’

The Cartoon has more than one meaning in art. It can be a caricature where a subject’s features are exaggerated in a humorous way. It’s also what those strange, flat little creatures that pop out of our imagination onto our drawing pad are called. And what we call an animated film. Lastly, it’s the full-size drawing made by an artist as a preliminary design for a painting or other work of art.

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Best in Show – “Largely Ceremonial”
Julian Ansell
Riverhead, NY
mixed media
First Place – “Daniel”
Michael Molfetas
Williston Park, NY
Second Place – “A Night on the Town”
Charles Manfredi
East Islip, NY
Third Place – “Clinton’s Clinic”
Van Howell
Riverhead, NY
mixed media


Matthew Langland
Artist and Key Animator of the feature film ‘Waking Life’

As a lifelong devotee of all things cartoon and comic, selecting this show from the dazzling diversity of submissions was for me a daunting but exciting challenge. Whether works addressed the theme directly or simply used it as a prompt, I found myself responding most enthusiastically to those that could transform the idea into something greater and take me as a viewer to unfamiliar and unexpected places. Looking at this group, what emerged as an underlying theme or unifying quality was a work’s fierce commitment to its own idiosyncratic voice.

The pieces in this show range in character from whimsical and funny to mysterious and contemplative, from brazenly scathing to unabashedly ugly. Each offers an experience more substantive and affirming than one encounters in everyday life, something deeper than one expects when hearing the word ‘Cartoon’.


“Gropethroat”, 2013,
acrylic on canvas by Matthew Langland

Matthew Langland
Artist, Key Animator of feature film ‘Waking Life’
Juror for The Cartoon, 2015

Growing up in the Chicago area, Matthew Langland’s earliest exposure to and education in painting was influenced by Chicago Imagists Jim Nutt, Karl Wirsum and Ed Paschke. He studied with Peter Saul and Michael Ray Charles at the University of Texas at Austin, worked as an animator on Richard Linklater’s 2001 film ‘Waking Life’, and has been active as both a painter and illustrator in Brooklyn since 2002. His work has been exhibited in Austin, Chicago, Los Angeles and New York.
Reviewing a 2010 exhibition, Ian Bourland wrote in ArtForum, “Matthew Langland’s training and acerbic sense of humor shine through in his paintings, a twenty-first-century social realism, replete with tattoos, camera phones, and, naturally, vampires and cross-dressing. In this suite of ‘self portraits,’ the sinister and absurd undercurrents of life in a hard-boiled pseudobohemia are foregrounded, imbuing them with a both psychic and sociological tilt.’”


Doris Allen, Wading River – “First Car” pen & ink
Julian Ansell, Riverhead – “Everybody Shut Up” mixed
Julian Ansell, Riverhead – “Largely Ceremonial” mixed – BEST IN SHOW
Julian Ansell, Riverhead – “No Word for The Feeling” mixed
Matt Bodkin, Rocky Point – “Dirty Laundry” pen/ink/photoshop
Lance Corey, East Quogue – “Four Male Witnesses” pencil
Anne Drager, Montauk – “Don’t Worry, We’ll Catch Up” ink/pastel
David Folk, Cutchogue – “Friends at the Beach” watercolor/ink
Ann Fox, Northport – “Get Out of Town” acrylic
Ann Fox, Northport – “Storm Alert” acrylic
V. Gay Gatta, Port Jefferson – “Bad Dog” mixed media
V. Gay Gatta, Port Jefferson – “How Sweet It Is” mixed media
Janet Gentile, Reading MA – “Dung Beetle Resume” watercolor
Janet Gentile, Reading MA – “Watering Whole” watercolor
Mike Gerver, Kings Park – “Cobra Snack” computer art
Gina Gilmour, Mattituck – “The White Supremist (singing)” oil on wood
Van Howell, Riverhead – “Caribbean History” ink/brush
Van Howell, Riverhead – “Clinton’s Clinic” mixed – THIRD PLACE
Alan Johnson, Holbrook – “The Jury” acrylic
Joel Kanarvogel, Woodbury – “Self Portrait” wire
Charles Manfredi, East Islip – “A Night on the Town” resin/acrylic – SECOND PLACE
Eline Martin, Riverhead – “Stanley” mixed
Robert Mince, Jamesport – “Candy Boat” pen and acrylic – HONORABLE MENTION
Michael Molfetas, Williston Park – “Daniel” acrylic – FIRST PLACE
Michael Molfetas, Williston Park – “Headcase” colored pencil
Michael Molfetas, Williston Park – “Priscilla” mixed media
Scott O’Hare, Baiting Hollow – “Daydream #3” collage/ink
Barbara Pascal, Huntington Station – “Five Carat Engagement” colored pencil
Patti Robinson, Westhampton Beach – “Figures 1” collage
Jacqueline Rogers, Greenport – “The Meeting” acrylic & markers
Jacqueline Rogers, Greenport – “Times Square” mixed media
Meredith Rose, Westhampton – “Crying & Laughing babies” 3D mixed media
Meredith Rose, Westhampton – “Greenspan slot machine” 3D mixed media
Frank Sofo, East Hampton – “Back Alley Cat” acrylic
Frank Sofo, East Hampton – “My Dragon” watercolor
Samantha Sweet, Westhampton Beach – “Coral Seahorse” marker & ink
Samantha Sweet, Westhampton Beach – “Fungus Girl” marker & ink
John Traversa, Lindenhurst – “Love #3” pen & ink
Jeremiah Woo, Mattituck – “Stamp Money Out” watercolor collage

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