Return to A Place By the Sea revisits and recontextualizes the 1999 exhibition A Place By the Sea that celebrated the work and friendship of four African American artists: Nanette Carter (b. 1954), Gregory Coates (b. 1961), Al Loving (1935-2005), and Frank Wimberley (b.1926). Initially organized in 1999 by Jim Richard Wilson at the Rathbone Gallery of the Russell Sage College in Albany, the show traveled to Christine Nienaber Contemporary Art in New York and the Arlene Bujese Gallery in East Hampton. This February, thanks to the combined curation of The Church's Co-Founder April Gornik and Chief Curator Sara Cochran, we will explore the type of art these artists were making in the 1990s and update this conversation by exploring their more recent work.
Hand Made: Guitars according to G.E. Smith & the American Artists’ Hand Archive brings together two cohesive yet unusual collections: a group of 16 rare and classic guitars selected by G.E. Smith and the American Artists' Hands Archives collection of 31 bronze cast sculptures depicting the hand(s) of visual artists. The show explores the idea of skill as something that is both acquired through study and learned through the continuous physical practice of a craft.
Magadalena Abakanowicz, Etel Adnan, El Anatsui, Tabitha Arnold, Louise Bourgeois, Diedrick Brackens, James Lee Byars, Margarita Cabrera, Nick Cave, Judy Chicago, Chuck Close, Enrico David, Louise Eastman, Angela Ellsworth, Christina Forrer, Tom Friedman, Helena Hernmarck, Candace Hill Montgomery, Jim Hodges, Alice Hope, Mike Kelley, Laurie Lambrecht, Dinh Q. Lê, Charles LeDray, Daniel Lind-Ramos, Liza Lou, Christa Maiwald, Charles McGill, Ann Morton, Maria Nepomuceno, Ernesto Neto, Mark Olshansky, Sheila Pepe, Erin M. Riley, Faith Ringgold, James Rosenquist, Toni Ross, Tomás Saraceno, Alan Saret, Bastienne Schmidt, Alan Shields, Kiki Smith, Julianne Swartz, Hank Willis Thomas, Rosemarie Trockel, Lucy Winton
Sag harbor in Focus
JUNE 9th - 18th, 2022
The Church hosted Sag Harbor in Focus for its sixth annual celebration of both our village of Sag Harbor and of living on the East End of Long Island, as experienced by the students from Pierson High School. The exhibition will include photographs in eight separate categories including Portraiture, Landscape, Architecture, Still Life, Home and Family, A Sense of Place, People and Activities, and Inside Out. The students’ work was assembled by artist and Pierson High School art teacher Peter Solow and art teacher Liz Cataletto, including work from their Advanced Photography and Photography classes.
The annual Sag Harbor in Focus exhibition was created six years ago by Eric Fischl and April Gornik, who are also this year’s sponsors along with the Reutershan Educational Trust. Although the focus is on Sag Harbor, as Fischl has stated, “Art transforms the local into the universal through the lens of the gifted eye.”
Photograph by Jackson Sabbeth
Doug Aitken, John Alexander, Linda K. Alpern, Cappy Amundsen, Tonico Lemos Aud, Conrad Bakker, Daniel Beltra, Ross Bleckner, Scott Bluedorn, Edward Burtynsky, Jim Campbell, Vija Celmins, Wu Chi-Tsung, Jeremy Dennis, Thornton Dial, Rineke Dijkstra, Inka Essenhigh, April Gornik, Lawren S. Harris, Tim Hawkinson, Bryan Hunt, Cy Keener, Anselm Kiefer, Sigalit Landau, Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Longo, Liza Lou, Sally Mann, Paton Miller, Steve Miller, Malcolm Morley, Vik Muniz, Chris Ofili, Duke Riley, Alexis Rockman, Clifford Ross, Julian Schnabel, Yinka Shonibare, Hiroshi Sugimoto, teamLab, Andy Warhol, Fred Wilson
Thomas Joshua Cooper
FEBUARY 5-12, 2022
DR. LESLEE STRADFORD AND HERMAN BENNETT
JUNE 26 - SEPTEMBER 19, 2021
Jean Baudrillard | Robert Bechtle | Matt Bollinger | Peter Cain | César | John Chamberlain | Liz Cohen | Gregory Crewdson | Judy Dater | Justin Favela | Sylvie Fleury | Mary Heilmann | Justine Kurland | Peter Larkin | Kristen Morgin | Malcolm Morley | Richard Prince | Ed Ruscha | David Salle | Cindy Sherman | Peter Stampfli | Henry Taylor | Kenji Yanobe
at the edge of the sea
april 15 - may 31, 2021
Kerry James Marshall | Awol Erizku
april 30 - may 31, 2021
An exhibition of photography by students from Pierson High School.