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Exhibition: Movie Night

  • Ille Arts 171 Main Street Amagansett, New York United States (map)



Directed by Sara De Luca Produced by Rick Davidman

Ille Arts October 5 - November 4, 2019

Opening Reception Saturday, October 5, 5-7pm

In a world where movie box office revenues exceed $40 billion a year from 1.3 billion tickets sold, it should be no surprise that films from both art house cinemas and multiplexes have been a huge source of subject matter and inspiration for many artists. Rick Davidman, who as owner of DFN Gallery in New York City became known for specializing in representational contemporary art, invited several dozen artists to have their work appear in MOVIE NIGHT. This exhibition will also coincide with the 27th Annual Hamptons International Film Festival nearby. There have been many memorable films which have celebrated famous artists. The Agony and the Ecstasy, Frida, Lust For Life, Girl with a Pearl Earring, Pollock, and others come to mind. In fact, most people’s conception of what an artist is has probably come from the movies. And artists, such as Andy Warhol, Julian Schnabel, and David Lynch, have made films. MOVIE NIGHT, however, provides a welcome opportunity for artists to show how movies have impacted them. The artists participating in MOVIE NIGHT were not asked to provide literal portraits of movie stars or reproductions of memorable scenes, but rather to use their chosen film as a stepping-stone for creating their own original work. The exhibit will include paintings, drawings, sculpture, and more.

Starring: Ben Aronson, Lauren Bergman, Tom Birkner, Teresa Brutcher, Orly Cogan, Polly Cook, Peter Drake, Belinda Eaton, Rick Finkelstein, Ingrid Cappozzoli Flinn, Marianna Foster, Barbara Fox, Daisy Fresh, Grant Gilsdorf, Kristy Gordon, Susan Grossman, Bert Heersema, Candace Hicks, Bunny Hinzman, Felice House, Shiva Jlayer, JuliAnne Jonker, Claudia Kaak, Will Kurtz, Lisa Lebofsky, Jessica Libor, Hodaya Louis, Edwina Lucas, John Nickle, Karen Offutt, Stefania Panepinto, Daniel Pelavin, Betsy Podlach, Kim Power, Nadine Robbins, Kathy Rudin, Buket Savci, Viktoria Savenkova, Sharon Sayegh, O’Neil Scott, Victoria Selbach, Nancy Stahl, Shawn Sullivan, Sybiline, Tula Telfair, Daena Title, Daniel Volenec, Melanie Vote, John Wellington, Thomas Wharton, Ellie Williams, Dan Witz, and Charles Yoder. Ille Arts 171 Main Street Amagansett, NY 11930 631-905-9894

Earlier Event: May 17
Secondary Meanings Figural Diptychs