ROAD RAGE IS HERE!
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
OPEN 6 DAYS A WEEK
MONDAY, WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY 12-5
SATURDAY AND SUNDAY 11-5
"Anyone who has been in a car, wanted a car, hated a car or lives for cars is going to be blown away by the wealth of work in this show."
– Eric Fischl
23 artists of all kinds look at cars, from bemusement to surrealism! There is something here for everyone to enjoy, and we welcome you all. Artists include Ed Ruscha, Mary Heilmann, Justin Favela, Henry Taylor, Liz Cohen, Mark Bollings, John Chamberlain, Sylvie Fleury, and more!
Listen to our ROAD RAGE Spotify playlist below
featuring hand-picked songs from the artists and our team!
PREVIOUSLY ON VIEW
OUR FIRST EXHIBITION – CLOSED MAY 31ST
IN DIALOGUE: AT THE EDGE OF THE SEA
On view were two works of art by internationally recognized artists Kerry James Marshall and Awol Erizku, in an innovative and simple installation that allows for a dialogue about nature, beauty, history and race.
The installation of the two artworks reflected and complemented the goals of our transformed architectural space.
The two works face each other and depict African Americans on beaches. With figures looking out to sea or boldly standing against it, they draw on narratives about the sea as a place of strength, renewal, joy, self-discovery and nostalgia.
Occupying the liminal space between land and water, these figures are at home in nature. Their ease and oneness with the sea challenges the history of segregated beaches across the country. Both artworks reimagine the cannon of Western art history with updated standards of beauty and importance.
The subject of these artworks has a resonance with the history of Sag Harbor. In the period following World War II, the village saw the establishment of the beachfront neighborhoods of Sag Harbor Hills, Azurest and Ninevah as places where people of color could buy beachfront property and enjoy the shore at a time when many other Long Island resorts and beaches were closed to them.
We are deeply grateful to collectors Neda Young and Glenn and Amanda Fuhrman for their generosity in lending these remarkable works and their belief in our project.
A third element in this exhibition is the inclusion of the poem "Try to Praise the Mutilated World", by Adam Zagajwski, reprinted here by permission of Farrar, Straus and Giroux:
Try to Praise the Mutilated World
Try to praise the mutilated world.
Remember June’s long days,
and wild strawberries, drops of rosé wine.
The nettles that methodically overgrow
the abandoned homesteads of exiles.
You must praise the mutilated world.
You watched the stylish yachts and ships;
one of them had a long trip ahead of it,
while salty oblivion awaited others.
You’ve seen the refugees going nowhere,
you’ve heard the executioners sing joyfully.
You should praise the mutilated world.
Remember the moments when we were together
in a white room and the curtain fluttered.
Return in thought to the concert where music flared.
You gathered acorns in the park in autumn
and leaves eddied over the earth’s scars.
Praise the mutilated world
and the gray feather a thrush lost,
and the gentle light that strays and vanishes
“Try to Praise the Mutilated World” from
WITHOUT END: NEW AND SELECTED POEMS
by Adam Zagajewski, translated by several translators.
Copyright © 2002 by Adam Zagajewski.
Translation copyright © 2002 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux.
We thank Sara Cochran, our Chief Curator as well as Executive Director, for conceiving this wonderful, dynamic and simple exhibition.
Please visit our REFLECTIONS page to see photos of the artworks and read a meditation by Eric Fischl on Kerry James Marshall's powerful painting Untitled from 2008, and an essay by Sara Cochran on Awol Erizku's transformative photograph Teen Venus from 2012.
April 30-May 31, 2021 – SAG HARBOR IN FOCUS
Viewing was available from 12-2pm Fridays – Mondays
Masks and social distancing required
Sag Harbor in Focus was an exhibition of photography created by students from Pierson High School during the past year. It was a visual reflection of their experiences, diversity of interests and unique perspectives on living in Sag Harbor and growing up on the East End of Long Island. It celebrates their resilience during this extraordinary year of the pandemic and social protest. It is also a tangible manifestation of their creativity, passion for photography and their love for our community.
The show was generously curated by photographer Mary Ellen Bartley and the work was divided into seven categories: Portraiture, Still Life, Home, Outside World, Photojournalism, Virtual Learning and Emotions
The exhibition was sponsored by Ray and Carol Merritt and the Cygnet Foundation. Additional funding and support was provided by The Donald Reutershan Educational Trust.
Thanks and kudos to the dynamic art teachers at Pierson, Peter Solow and Liz Cataletto, who are so clearly devoted and inspirational to their students.
The Church was thrilled to be hosting this always-engaging exhibition, the 5th annual of its kind.