Video: New art group launches contemporary exhibit in Greenport

12/13/2011 7:58 AM |

JENNIFER GUSTAVSON PHOTO | From left, Emerging Art of Long Island founders Matthew Salerno of Greenport and Colin Goldberg of Orient launched the group's first art exhibit this month at the Terrence Joyce Gallery on Main Street in Greenport.

An x-ray of piranhas might not be the typical nautical image found in a North Fork art gallery. But the piece — a carbon print of six piranhas on cotton-based archival paper created by Hamptons-based artist Steve Miller — is just one example of how a new group of local artists is showcasing some common art subjects with a twist.

In the new art exhibit called Emerge 1.0 at the Terrence Joyce Gallery on Main Street in Greenport, seven artists are featuring artwork created through the use of different mediums, including layering paint, photographs and digital images onto a single canvas.

The show, sponsored by a new Greenport-based art group called Emerging Art Long Island, will be open until Jan. 1.

Emerging Art of Long Island founders Colin Goldberg of Orient and Matthew Salerno of Greenport said they hope to join emerging artists with veterans of the art scene by hosting exhibits and organizing “Meet and Greet” events.

“Established artists can provide guidance to emerging artists and the younger artists feeds them energy,” Mr. Salerno said.

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