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Carine Magescas Interview

June 16, 2017 - The Photographer's House

Last year I was looking for a photographer, that a friend of mine said “just google ‘galleries in Minnesota’ and you will find their work.” So without a name but armed with a description of their work, I began my search. Usually Google is very good returning links closely related to my search requests; but not always. On this particular search Google returned in the list a gallery called Minnesota Street Project (actually a collection of galleries) which is located in the Dogpatch neighborhood of San Francisco. And specifically, a body of work from Carine Magescas titled “La Plage Blanche”. That proved to be serendipity at its most elegant. I was struck by her high-key style. You can immediately see that Magescas has chosen to only leave in her photographs what is necessary. Creating scenes that challenge us to see beaches in a new light. Whether you are looking at surfers waiting for the next wave that we cannot see or chairs lined up and hinting of ocean just beyond our sight, her photographs compel you to lean in and look a little deeper at what she has chosen to share with the viewer. 

IN THE ABSTRACT

May 26, 2017 - N Magazine - Josh Gray

The modern art trend on Nantucket. The art market on Nantucket traditionally conjures the quintessential seascape, oil paintings of Brant Point or acrylics of the downtown skyline looming in the distance. But over the last decade, contemporary art has been on the rise and now makes up a significant share of the market, with several prominent galleries dealing almost exclusively in the genre.

Venice is a Stage for Damien Hirst's 'Treasures'

May 12, 2017 - Scott Raybern

VENICE — Damien Hirst’s “Treasures From the Wreck of the Unbelievable” is the most talked-about art show on earth. And all of it is for sale.

Occupying the Punta della Dogana and the Palazzo Grassi, museums run by the French billionaire François Pinault’s foundation, until Dec. 3, this privately financed exhibition purports to display artifacts that were once owned by the second-century collector Cif Amotan II and that have been salvaged, at vast expense, from the depths of the Indian Ocean. Mr. Hirst told the BBC that he had sunk “probably more” than 50 million pounds, or about $64.5 million, of his own money into the project.

The visitor soon discovers — maybe when seeing a coral-encrusted bronze self-portrait of the artist as a collector holding Mickey Mouse by the hand — that the shipwreck is an elaborate shaggy dog story. “Treasures” is Mr. Hirst’s latest body of work that aims to astound with the scale of its ambition and commercial success, like his $200 million “Beautiful Inside My Head Forever” auction at Sotheby’s in 2008.

Charles Patrick Studio Opening

May 11, 2017 - Fairfield County Look

Artist Charles Patrick (aka Lee Milazzo) and wife, Cindy Milazzo welcomed intimate friends to a housewarming party of sorts at the new Charles Patrick Studio in Stamford, CT. 

After weeks of developing his latest body of work, along with extensive studio renovations, Charles Patrick unveiled a space that is nothing short of mesmerizing.  The artist takes entertaining and the enjoyment of his art to an unprecedented level, working tirelessly the week before the party to build a bar of reclaimed wood within the studio walls.  Thus the hint has been given that this will certainly be one of only many memorable events to be held at the Charles Patrick Studio.  Artwork is currently on display at the Samuel Owen Gallery, both in Nantucket, MA and Greenwich, CT.

5 Minutes with Salavat Fidai, The Guy Who Turns Pencil Tips into Art

May 1, 2017 - Hannah Choo

Meet Salavat Fidai, the guy who turns boring pencil tips into intricate figures. If you're crazy about Game of Thrones and if you appreciate good art, you're in luck. There's an exhibit featuring 16 different characters sculpted by Fidai, happening right this moment.

TRIPLE THREAT. GALLERY OWNER, STUDIO ARTIST & GLOBAL BUISNESS OPERATOR, LEE MILAZZO IS A MAN OF MANY TALENTS.

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.

The Magic of Cardboard Sculptures - Laurence Vallieres in an Interview

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.

Scope Miami Beach 2016

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.

Hyperrealist Sculptor Carole A. Feuerman in the Inaugural Featured Artist at the New Huan Tai Hu Museum, Changzhou

October 26, 2016 - ArtfixDaily

New York based hyperrealist sculptor Carole A. Feuerman  will be the first solo show at the new Huan Tai Hu Museum in Changzhou China and will also be presented at the Jiangsu International Art Fair from October  28 – November 1, 2016. Carole Feuerman will be giving the opening artist talk at Huan Tai Hu Museum on October 28, 2016.

Carole Feuerman will present seven iconic hyper-realistic sculptures to be included in the Jiangsu Art Fair exhibition.  A pioneer of hyperrealist sculpture, Carole Feuerman aims to create visual manifestations of the inner balance and beauty of women, though is perhaps best known for her large-scale sculptures of swimmers. “Swimming and water have fascinated me for as long as I can remember, and as a result, have become the essence of my inspiration for my pieces,” she has said.

The Making of Charles Patrick Art

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.

These Mesmerizing Paper Sculptures Explore Nature's Mirrored Structures

August 22, 2016 - Marissa Fessenden

Matt Shlian used to design popup books and greeting cards. Now he collaborates with scientists who create more efficient solar panels, solve complex mathematical problems and understand how proteins inside cells can fold incorrectly and cause disease.

The Ann Arbor, Michigan-based artist creates abstract sculptures out of folded, sliced and glued-together paper. He designs them on a computer and sends the files to a flatbed plotter cutter—a tool that scores the paper using a small titanium blade. Then each piece is folded, shaped and glued by hand.

There's a serenity to the works' clean lines, but also movement. It's as if the geometric patterns seen in Islamic art have come to life and replicate across a smooth field. Bubbling, living crystal facets push up and almost beg to be stroked with a gentle fingertip.

His initial desire in creating the pleated works was to explore form and light, but his impulses stray from the purely artistic. He shows his creations to scientists and asks: What could you do with this?

Top Things To Do In Nantucket

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.

Planet Earth, Photographed From Thousands of Feet in the Sky

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.

 

Look Out Below

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

How Cardboard Monkeys and Apes Became Stand-Ins for Us

October 6, 2015 - Chris Dart

"I guess putting a bit of humour in my art takes off a bit of the pressure I put on myself."

Laurence Vallières creates massive, often life-sized sculptures of animals out of recycled cardboard — sculptures that give off the distinct feeling that there's less difference between us and the rest of the animal kingdom than we'd like to think. Originally trained as a ceramic artist, Vallières says her move to cardboard was inspired, in part, by panic. "I had no place to show, so I rented this huge space, but then I got really worried it would look empty for the show," she says. "I freaked out and I said 'Oh, I need to make something really big in the middle.' I had ideas that were all over the place. I was going to buy a boat and paint that boat. Then one of my friends said 'Why don't you make one of your ceramics, but cardboard and big?'

Artists Want To Save Pollinators, Through Pollination

August 27, 2015 - The Huffington Post

Leif Erik Johansen featured on front page of Huffington Posts' Arts section!

SLURPEE WAVE: Photographer Answers Weather Challenge, Captures Viral Image of Frozen Surf

June 30, 2015 - Barry Tanenbaum, Shutterbug Magazine

 Shutterbug Magazine interviews Jonathan Nimerfroh about his wildly popular photographs of frozen waves on Nantucket.

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ART Supply

June 9, 2015 - April Hardwick, LUXE Magazine

When Connecticut gallery owners fuse edgy and contemporary works with a keen eye for upcoming artists, their tiny shop turns into the talk of the town.

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Carved by Wood - A Brief History of Sunny Wood -- the Man Behind the Whale

June 5, 2015 - Rebecca Nimerfroh


Sunny Wood's whales have almost as much personality as the artist himself. Each hand-carved whale varies in its detail, much due to the reclaimed wood from which it was carved. His work hangs in island homes and restaurants, and on the wall at the Nantucket airport, eyeing you as you wait to board your flight. Take a look at the monstrous three-dimensional piece that says hello as you walk into the Haul Over downtown.

Some would say that spotting one of these whales around the island is like recognizing a friendly face. Now Sunny's wooden whales can be viewed in the new Samuel Owen Gallery on 46 Centre Street, with an opening reception this Friday, June 5 at 6:00 pm, located in the Seven Seas building.

Grand Opening Video Recap!

May 27, 2015

"An incredible, fun and oh so collaborative event with the ‪#‎ACKpartyhosts‬ last night at the SLURPEE wave launch with JDN PHOTOGRAPHY and the opening of Samuel Owen Gallery on 46 Centre Street!"

Antoine Rose: This photographer hangs off of helicopters to capture surreal beach landscapes

September 15, 2014 - foxnews.com

A trip to the beach is all about digging your toes into the warm sand, playing in the water and of course enjoying that signature ocean view. 

But have you ever wondered what the seagulls see while you’re playing around on land?

Antoine Rose, a photographer from Belgium, has captured beach life from above in a stunning series of photos he calls “Up in the Air.”  

Melissa Barbieri: A very 'fresh' take on ancient Fresco methods

July 2, 2014 - Philip Eliasoph

VENÜ Magazine – Interview with Melissa Barbieri: A successful muralist designs her new life as a studio fine artist. Lessons learned and new challenges ahead.

A Most Elegant Solution

June 24, 2014 - Jeff Mortimer

Can engineers and artists collaborate to solve technological, much less artistic, problems? Can they even talk to, much less understand, each other?

For engineer Max Shtein and artist Matt Shlian, who have worked together on a variety of projects for eight years, those questions have long since been supplanted by “How far can we go together?”

“There’s much more connection between art and science than I was taught to understand,” says the artist in this equation. Shlian is a lecturer in the Stamps School of Art & Design who operates a design studio in Ann Arbor. “The scientists and researchers I work with are problem-solvers, they’re designers, they’ve been talked out of thinking they’re creative but they’re incredibly creative,” he says. “Good artists have a dialogue with the material. Good scientists do that, too.”

May the 4th with Dale May

May 8, 2014 - Kalani Gordon of The Baltimore Sun Online

Dale May, a New York based celebrity photographer’s new series, LEGO WARS, is a photographic study of popular culture, commercial advertising and nostalgia.

Artist Dale May Interviewed by Bloomberg TV's Pimm Fox

May 4, 2014 - Bloomberg TV

Watch Photographer Dale May as he sits down with Pimm Fox of Taking Stock With Pimm Fox on Bloomberg TV to discuss the success of his Star Wars based photographic series, LEGO WARS.

Coco Vader! V3PO Louis Vuitton! You HAVE to See This Fashion Meets Star Wars Art

May 2, 2014 - Fawnia Soo Hoo of Glamour Magazine

So, as well-rounded, forward-thinking fashion people, we'd like to take a moment to commemorate National Star Wars Day this Sunday, May 4. ("May the Fourth Be With You," get it? Stop snickering.) And, just in time, award-winning entertainment photographer Dale May—who has previously worked with Charlize TheronAmy Poehler, and Jared Leto—created an irreverently fun and, dare we say, fashion-y Star Wars project.

Stormtroopers is a Hit in Bedrooms Everywhere!

May 2, 2014 - At Home in Fairfield County

Dale May's Stormtroopers, from his ever-popular LEGO WARS series, was spotted in the May/June issue of At Home in Faifield County, a local publication focused on home decor & lifestyle. Stormtroopers can be seen adorning the wall of a young boys' bedroom in a local home being featured as the "Family Style" exemplar for this months' cover story.

Coco Vader and X-Ray Troopers: LEGO Star Wars Characters Get Quirky Art Makeovers (PHOTOS)

May 2, 2014 - Kelli Bender of People Magazine

In a galaxy not so far away – The Samuel Owen Gallery in Greenwich, Conn. – photographer Dale May has created LEGO Wars. 

Here's What Happens When Star Wars Gets a Massive Fashion Makeover

May 1, 2014 - Hallie Gould of Marie Claire

In light of our new Star Wars movie dreams coming to fruition, we thought it only appropriate to indulge in a ménage à trois of our greatest loves: fashion, the nostalgia of Legos, and the epic space opera franchise. Thankfully, we stumbled across Dale May, a New York-based photographer who has been creating stylized, character-driven, conceptual images for over 18 years.

Dale May's LEGO WARS

January 11, 2014 - Mollie Pyne of Idol Magazine

New York based photographer Dale May’s ‘Lego War’ series combines two much-loved and nostalgic themes, Star Wars and Lego, with iconic fashion branding. The result is a contemporary and timeless example of pop culture.

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The Force Is Strong With This One

December 20, 2013 - Photo District News Online

Celebrity and advertising photographer Dale May loves Star Wars because “it has more iconic, amazing characters than any other film to date.” The Star Wars figures in May’s series, “LEGO WARS,” seem to come to life. May imagined what they’d look like if they were alive (X-ray Darth Vader, Chrome Trooper/Trooper X-ray), as they’d be dressed up for Halloween (Mickey Trooper), and then as fashionistas (Coco Vader, V3PO, Tiffany Trooper/Tiffany Trout). The macro photographs are then manipulated and enhanced in Photoshop and then printed with acrylic front mounting and backed with aluminum dibond which May says gives the prints “a contemporary, high-polished look, not unlike the toys themselves.” Check out the complete “LEGO WARS” series at the Samuel Owens Gallery.

Works by 'Obey' Artist Shepard Fairey on View in Greenwich Gallery

October 21, 2013 - Scott Gargan of the Connecticut Post

For as long as Lee Milazzo attended Parsons School of Design, no stop sign was safe from Shepard Fairey's "Andre the Giant Has a Posse" sticker.

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Street Artist’s Flower Murals Blooming on Greenwich Avenue

October 11, 2013 - Scott Gargan of the Connecticut Post

If you’re strolling down Greenwich Avenue this week, make sure to keep a look out for the large-scale flower murals blooming at the bottom of the boutique-lined street.

Samuel Owen Gallery – Shepard Fairey Opening

October 3, 2013 - Fairfield County Look Online

Samuel Owen Gallery opened its anticipated Shepard Fairey show titled OBEY, with a reception on Thursday, October 3rd. Fairey, described by the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston as “one of the most influential street artists of our time,” combines elements of graffiti, Pop art, and classic poster art into his work.

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OBEY - Works by Shepard Fairey

October 3, 2013 - Fairfield County Look Online

Photographs from the opening reception are available online.  Please click logo seen to right to browse all images.

Lego Wars by Dale May

September 30, 2013 - Cyril Foiret of Trendland: Your Daily Dose

Cyril Foiret of Trendland Online reviews Dale May's crowd favorite, LEGO WARS.

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Artist Folds Dollar Bills to Make Money Talk

August 25, 2013 - Bill McKenna and Felicia Barr

Dan Tague may not be the first artist to point out the central role money plays in American politics and culture, but few have used the currency itself to illustrate their argument so effectively.

After his studio was ruined by the flooding which devastated New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina in 2005, Tague had a lot of time on his hands.

He used that time and those hands to start folding dollar bills - and in doing so came across a new way of both expressing his frustration and making a political statement.

Up In The Air - Works by Antoine Rose

June 16, 2013

Photographs from the opening reception are available online.  Please click logo seen to right to browse all images.

Samuel Owen Gallery - Antoine Rose Opening

June 6, 2013 - Fairfield County Look Online

In 2002, Belgian-based photographer Antoine Rose began work on an ongoing series of aerial photographs titled Up in the Air. His most recent work in this series, now on view at Samuel Owen Gallery.

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Samuel Owen Gallery - Todd Lim and Dale May Opening

November 29, 2012

We're all "Just Kids" when it comes to certain things.  The colorful  "Pop Toons" paintings by Todd Lim and the "Lego Wars" photographs by Dale May were the featured attraction at the Samuel Owen Gallery on November 29th.

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Samuel Owen Gallery - Peter Tunney Opening at the New Gallery

October 25, 2012 - Elaine Ubina

On Thursday night, October 25th, Samuel Owen Gallery was filled to overflowing with collectors and art lovers for the opening of their Peter Tunney exhibit.

Samuel Owen Gallery "The Peter Tunney Experience"

June 29, 2012 - Elaine Ubina

Browse Photos from the Opening of Tunney's Latest Body of Work, "The Peter Tunney Experience."

For Artist Peter Tunney, The Time is Always "Wow"

March 14, 2012 - The Huffington Post

Peter Tunney is perhaps the most positive person on the planet. The New York-based art world legend, whose Miami studio doubles as a de facto emporium in the middle of the ever-popular Wynwood Walls, is one of those rare breeds who not only sees the forest and the trees, he sees both as spectacular signs of an increasingly robust reason for being. To Tunney, doom and gloom is for the half-empty set, and he's all about that glass being full.

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Dale May: Lego Star Wars at Samuel Owen

December 21, 2011 - Quintessence

"It’s no secret here that I love Legos. And clearly so does photographer Dale May. What a fun evening I had last week at the Samuel Owen Gallery for the opening of May’s Lego Star Wars exhibit." ...

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Samuel Owen Gallery prepares for Greenwich Grand Opening

June 9, 2011 - Richard Lee, The Greenwich Times

Greenwich Avenue in Greenwich has always been known as a retail destination, but now shoppers have another reason to visit the high-end shopping district.