March 31, 2017 - GREENWICH LOOK - Nancy Better
On a snowy winter afternoon, Lee Milazzo is a proudly showing off his new Pacific Street headquarters in Stamford. Dressed in faded jeans, a flannel shirt, and running shoes, he exudes a kinetic energy as he races around the raw industrial space. This nondescript warehouse warehouse – where Milazzo spends most of this time – is fast becoming the ultimate man cave for a highly creative individual whose mini-empire includes two art galleries, the largest vintage poster restoratiob buisness in the U.S., and a sideline as studio artist.
January 31, 2017 - Elena Martinique
Sculpting animals such as monkeys, elephants and rhinoceroses, Laurence Vallières considers their human correspondents or the ideologies they represent. Imbued with humor, her visually stunning pieces captivate the viewer with their meaning, leaving them with something to contemplate about. Her work is heavily influenced by political philosophy and criticism. Drawing upon the writings of George Orwell and comics of Art Spiegelman, she believes the deft use of metaphor to critique a philosophy gives an artwork the feel of a widely-circulated inside joke. She maintains a fascination of urban development and street art, exploring the juxtaposition of an artwork in an unexpected environment and the reaction it creates.
December 5, 2016 - Mapanare.us
Samuel Owen Gallery (Greenwich, CT) showed wall sculpture pieces by Todd Sanders and Charles Patrick at Scope Miami Beach 2016.
Sanders neon piece asks a question many have been asking for the past month or so. It is to be hoped he is now working on a piece that answers the question.
Patrick's piece is made up of torn up money. There have been a number of artists using money in their work in various ways (some to great effect) and others with less success. This piece, above all else, has a sort of aesthetic beauty to go with an implication; money's value is an illusion.
September 21, 2016 - Rebecca Nimerfroh
In the historic Seven Seas building that now houses the Samuel Owen Gallery, there is a small room just off the showroom floor where owner Lee Milazzo painstakingly pins paper butterflies into a canvas. Well, it would seempainstaking. "I can't really do anything for more than thirty minutes without getting really restless, but I can do this for some reason," Lee says with a smile as he carefully places a butterfly into an outline of Nantucket. "I scored really high in spatial relationships on my IQ test, so that means I'm really good at packing a car for a trip, packing a grocery bag and doing this." And if sales are any indication, Lee is very good at creating this very unique art, with commissioned pieces that have included a Batman logo made entirely out of butterflies cut from the covers of Batman comics, a Playboy Bunny made from 1970s Playboy Centerfolds, and the island of Nantucket, made from maps of Nantucket. But Lee is just getting started.
July 1, 2016 - Conde Nast Traveler
About 3.5 by 14 miles in size, the island greets ferry-goers with its streetlight-free downtown overlooking the Nantucket Sound: Here, you’ll find quaint cobblestone streets peppered with boutiques, restaurants, museums, and even a historic Meeting House where, every Fourth of July, the Declaration of Independence is read. Start by renting bikes from Young’s Bicycle Shop, an island staple since the 1930s. All of the in-town must-hits are easily accessible by two wheels, like the Nantucket Whaling Museum and the Samuel Owen Gallery, an art gallery posting up in the historic Seven Seas building—once home to Captain George Pollard of The Essex, the sinking of which inspired Moby-Dick.
February 23, 2016 - Ellyn Kail
For New York City-based photographer Fran Gormley, making beautiful landscapes isn’t safe; it’s risky and treacherous, requiring her to board helicopters in heavy winds, sometimes over violence-ridden terrain. Floating thousands of feet above terra firma is not, she stresses, “fun.” It’s both daunting and life-affirming, much like giving birth. The Sensuous Earth, shot over some of the most inaccessible corners of the world, is the photographer’s ode to Mother Nature.
February 4, 2016 - By Serendipity
Artist Antoine Rose’s series “Up In The Air” features bird’s-eye-view photography shot from doorless helicopters. This collection’s unique perspective includes locations from the ski slopes of St. Moritz to the beaches of the Hamptons.
Samuel Owen Gallery Greenwich, CT and Nantucket, MA, samuelowen.com
August 27, 2015 - The Huffington Post
Leif Erik Johansen featured on front page of Huffington Posts' Arts section!
June 30, 2015 - Barry Tanenbaum, Shutterbug Magazine
Shutterbug Magazine interviews Jonathan Nimerfroh about his wildly popular photographs of frozen waves on Nantucket.Download Article (PDF)