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INSTALLATION VIEWS

She Sells Seashells By The Seashore

She Sells Seashells By The Seashore

She Sells Seashells By The Seashore

She Sells Seashells By The Seashore

She Sells Seashells By The Seashore

She Sells Seashells By The Seashore

She Sells Seashells By The Seashore

She Sells Seashells By The Seashore

She Sells Seashells By The Seashore

She Sells Seashells By The Seashore

She Sells Seashells By The Seashore

She Sells Seashells By The Seashore

She Sells Seashells By The Seashore

She Sells Seashells By The Seashore

She Sells Seashells By The Seashore

She Sells Seashells By The Seashore

She Sells Seashells By The Seashore

She Sells Seashells By The Seashore

She Sells Seashells By The Seashore

She Sells Seashells By The Seashore

She Sells Seashells By The Seashore

She Sells Seashells By The Seashore

She Sells Seashells By The Seashore

She Sells Seashells By The Seashore

She Sells Seashells By The Seashore

She Sells Seashells By The Seashore

She Sells Seashells By The Seashore

She Sells Seashells By The Seashore

She Sells Seashells By The Seashore

She Sells Seashells By The Seashore

She Sells Seashells By The Seashore

She Sells Seashells By The Seashore

She Sells Seashells By The Seashore

She Sells Seashells By The Seashore

She Sells Seashells By The Seashore

She Sells Seashells By The Seashore

She Sells Seashells By The Seashore

She Sells Seashells By The Seashore

She Sells Seashells By The Seashore

She Sells Seashells By The Seashore

She Sells Seashells By The Seashore

She Sells Seashells By The Seashore



PRESS RELEASE

She Sells Seashells By The Seashore
July 11, 2015 – August 2, 2015
OPENING RECEPTION: July 11, 6 – 9 PM

EAST HAMPTON, NY: Eric Firestone Gallery is pleased to announce She Sells Seashells By The Seashore, a group exhibition that brings the beach to the gallery. The Hamptons has long served as a meeting ground for bohemian spirits and the well-heeled, alike. It is a natural respite, as well as a chic outpost of the nearby city. What draws us to this coastal stretch year after year is the beach. On our shared sands, the Hamptons is not just a destination: it is a community bound together by a state of mind. Something in the ocean breeze rids us of our winter pretenses and clothing. An energy is absorbed from the sun and stars, pools and popsicles, seafood and S’mores. Summer strips us down to our bare essentials and brings us back to the basics.

Through various means, each artist in the exhibition emphasizes symbols of Summer. FriendsWithYou’s sculpture, Raisin Bran Sun, depicts Kellogg’s familiar mascot, Sunny, an icon of the brand introduced in 1966. Since then, Sunny has undergone major cosmetic alterations. Today, Kellogg’s still portrays the smiling sun scooping mounds of raisins into every box. For She Sells…, the Los Angeles-based collective re-imagines the American icon away from commodification and towards the original subject: a smiling sun. James Ulmer too, shows pared down symbols of Summer, using punchy primary colors to depict scenes at a beach. In Ulmer’s painting, his cartoon-like characters coexist on a flattened plane, mirroring the experience of going to the beach on a crowded day.

Moreover, the exhibition presents the convergence of technology and nature. Eric Yahnker approaches this with humor in Selfie Preservation, commenting on a generation’s obsession with smart technology. An outstretched hand, reminiscent of Michelangelo’s Creation of Adam, emerges from rough waves, clutching an iPhone, tilted at the perfect angle for a selfie. She Sells… is about enjoying aesthetics and appreciating artists’ intentions–yet, it is not about taking oneself seriously. So, succumb to that inner child who builds sandcastles at the beach and watches them as they wash away with the tide. We’ll cushion the floor with sand, and you won’t need a beach pass to enjoy the view.

She Sells Seashells By The Seashore features artworks by BÄST, Sanford Biggers, Jon Bocksel, Katherine Bradford, Caroline Wells Chandler, James Clar, Peter Dayton, Michael Dotson, Jim Drain, Sebastian Errazuriz, Phillip Estlund, Sam Friedman, FriendsWithYou, Chris Johanson, Misaki Kawai, Andrew Kuo, Anthony Miler, Isaac Nichols, Erik Parker, Tom Sanford, Kenny Scharf, Jen Stark , Agathe Snow, Max Snow, Jay Stuckey, James Ulmer, Eric White, Eric Yankher


SELECTED WORKS

Sanford Biggers, Horizon, 2015, assorted textiles, antique quilt, oilstick, acrylic and spray paint on archival paper, 24 x 24 in, SANB021

Sanford Biggers, Horizon, 2015, assorted textiles, antique quilt, oilstick, acrylic and spray paint on archival paper, 24 x 24 in, SANB021

Jon Bocksel, Spicoli, 2015, Enamel on Panel, 12 x 16 in, JBOC002

Jon Bocksel, Spicoli, 2015, Enamel on Panel, 12 x 16 in, JBOC002

Caroline Wells Chandler, Beach Bums, 2015, hand crocheted assorted wool, 80 x 72 IN

Caroline Wells Chandler, Beach Bums, 2015, hand crocheted assorted wool, 80 x 72 IN

Tom Sanford, Main Beach, 2015, acrylic on canvas, 40 x 50 IN

Tom Sanford, Main Beach, 2015, acrylic on canvas, 40 x 50 IN

Michael Dotson, Sea Foam, 2015, acrylic on panel, 40 x 30 IN

Michael Dotson, Sea Foam, 2015, acrylic on panel, 40 x 30 IN

James Ulmer, NightTime Surprise, 2015, acrylic on canvas, 48 x 60 IN

James Ulmer, NightTime Surprise, 2015, acrylic on canvas, 48 x 60 IN

Erik Parker, Small World, 2014, acrylic on canvas, 22 x 32 IN

Erik Parker, Small World, 2014, acrylic on canvas, 22 x 32 IN

Eric Yahnker, Selfie-Preservation, 2015, acrylic on canvas, 39.5 x 39.5 IN

Eric Yahnker, Selfie-Preservation, 2015, acrylic on canvas, 39.5 x 39.5 IN

Eric White, Ban The Echo, 2015, acrylic on canvas, 12 x 12 IN

Eric White, Ban The Echo, 2015, acrylic on canvas, 12 x 12 IN

Andrew Kuo, Beach, 2015, acrylic on linen, 14 x 17 IN

Andrew Kuo, Beach, 2015, acrylic on linen, 14 x 17 IN

Katherine Bradford, Group Swim with Ship, 2015, oil and acrylic on canvas, 20x16

Katherine Bradford, Group Swim with Ship, 2015, oil and acrylic on canvas, 20x16

James Ulmer, Summer Highlights, 2015, acrylic on canvas, 48 x 60 in,  JMU065

James Ulmer, Summer Highlights, 2015, acrylic on canvas, 48 x 60 in, JMU065

James Ulmer, Night Time Surprise, 2015, acrylic on canvas, 48 x 60 i, JMU066

James Ulmer, Night Time Surprise, 2015, acrylic on canvas, 48 x 60 i, JMU066

Caroline Wells Chandler, Christmas in July, 2015, hand crocheted assorted wool, 84 x 68 in, CWC002

Caroline Wells Chandler, Christmas in July, 2015, hand crocheted assorted wool, 84 x 68 in, CWC002

Agathe Snow, G.I. Jane, 2015, mixed media, 72 x 72 in, ASNO011

Agathe Snow, G.I. Jane, 2015, mixed media, 72 x 72 in, ASNO011

Agathe Snow, Tropical Under Toes, 2015, mixed media, 30 x 5 in, ASNO008

Agathe Snow, Tropical Under Toes, 2015, mixed media, 30 x 5 in, ASNO008

Kenny Scharf, Weekend Getaway, 2014, oil on found painting, 13.25 x 17.25 in, KSC032

Kenny Scharf, Weekend Getaway, 2014, oil on found painting, 13.25 x 17.25 in, KSC032

Kenny Scharf, Onda!, 2012 oil, acrylic, and spray-paint on linen, 60 x 47 in, KSC033

Kenny Scharf, Onda!, 2012 oil, acrylic, and spray-paint on linen, 60 x 47 in, KSC033

Kenny Scharf, NEMOSENEMY, 2014, oil on found painting, 17 x 32 in, KSC034

Kenny Scharf, NEMOSENEMY, 2014, oil on found painting, 17 x 32 in, KSC034

Kenny Scharf, Always Fun At The Beach, 2015, oil on found painting, 22.25 x 27 in, KSC031

Kenny Scharf, Always Fun At The Beach, 2015, oil on found painting, 22.25 x 27 in, KSC031

Peter Dayton, Hibiscus Yellow and Orange, 2015, pigment print on face-mounted plexi, 30 x 18 in, DAY004

Peter Dayton, Hibiscus Yellow and Orange, 2015, pigment print on face-mounted plexi, 30 x 18 in, DAY004

Max Snow, To be Titled, 2015, gesso and ink on linen, 38 x 56 in, MXS004

Max Snow, To be Titled, 2015, gesso and ink on linen, 38 x 56 in, MXS004

Jay Stuckey, Raft, 2014, oil on canvas, 60 x 44 in, JSTU001

Jay Stuckey, Raft, 2014, oil on canvas, 60 x 44 in, JSTU001

Chris Johanson, Untitled (Hamptons class war painting), 2015, acrylic on found wood, 23.5 x 28.5 in, CJOH002

Chris Johanson, Untitled (Hamptons class war painting), 2015, acrylic on found wood, 23.5 x 28.5 in, CJOH002



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