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Happiness Dealer

PRESS RELEASE

Nantucket, MA – Friday, August 4th, 2017, 5-8pm

Samuel Owen Gallery announces the Gregory Siff opening, Happiness Dealer

 

Samuel Owen Gallery is thrilled to announce the opening for artist Gregory Siff, Happiness Dealer, featuring unique works and prints.

 

Gregory Siff, transformative action artist will be making a public appearance on Nantucket.  The
energetic artist will be painting live in the gallery, Tuesday, August 1st thru Thursday, August 3rd, leading up to the opening show on Friday, August 4th, 5-8pm. 

 

Siff has touched all areas of the art world, with pieces on display at MoMA PS1 and the Whitney
Museum, features in the NY Times, WWD, and Forbes, and collaborations in the fashion world with
all-time brands Saint Laurent and Helmut Lang.  The artist faced his introduction to pop art at an
impressionable age, viewing a Warhol hamburger hanging at famous Chinese restaurant, Mr. Chow’s.  From this memory, the inspiration for Siff’s iconic hamburger and “happy meal” imagery becomes apparent.

 

Painting in a purposeful yet playful manner, his work exhibits meaning that is literal yet open for
interpretation of nostalgia and childhood.  Capturing happy moments while also tackling more serious topics, like the “Black Lives Matter” campaign, Gregory Siff does not shy away from using his art to
initiate a conversation. 

 

Samuel Owen Gallery invites visitors to witness Gregory Siff create his iconic “storyboards” with each image representing an emotional or creative state of mind the artist considers to be a meaningful
fragment of his life.

  

ABOUT SAMUEL OWEN GALLERY

Samuel Owen Gallery is a contemporary art gallery located on Greenwich Avenue in Greenwich, CT.  The gallery is committed to exhibiting the work of emerging to mid-career artists, as well as a variety of strong secondary market works.  Since opening in 2004, owners Lee and Cindy Milazzo continue to build a connection between New York City’s vibrant art scene and the local community.  In 2015, Samuel Owen Gallery took up summer residence in the historic Seven Seas building on Nantucket Island.  The seasonal gallery welcomes patrons old and new in its third consecutive year on island.

  

PRESS & SALES CONTACT

Autumn Kent-Hower, 732.737.5284, Autumn@SamuelOwen.com

Happiness Dealer

Aug 4 – Sep 1, 2017