Lawrence Fine Art will open "Stan Brodsky at 91" at its East Hampton gallery on Memorial Day weekend with an opening reception on Saturday, May 28 from 7:30-9:30 pm. The exhibition opens the gallery's summer season. It is part of a series of exhibitions and presentations over the summer focusing on artists in their 80s and 90s. These will conclude in August with a group show called "Works in Progress: Artists in their 80s and 90s."
"We are so pleased to present Stan's new work," said gallery owner Howard Shapiro. "A modest man in person, his work speaks for itself. It is color incarnated."
Brodsky is considered one of Long Island’s most prominent contemporary artists. For 50 years, Brodsky has created abstract works of lyrical beauty inspired by the Long Island landscape and his travels in the United States and abroad. His multi-layered paintings exude dynamic energy and reveal an elegant sensitivity to color rare among his contemporaries.
Brodsky's career traces a path from representation to complete abstraction. Yet, he stresses that his work is motivated by the landscapes and the places he sees. For example, he says that many of his works are motivated by the tides, bays and mudflats of Long Island.
The artist has exhibited frequently and had a career retrospective in 2013 at the Hecksher museum. His work can be found in numerous private and museum collections.
"Brodsky is known as a Long Island artist," said Shapiro. "And it is true that many great artists draw their inspiration from a specific place--that is what propels the work to greatness. But he deserves to be more widely known. At the same time, we want people to realize how relevant he remains. He's still creating great work at 91!"
Lawrence Fine Art
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East Hampton, New York