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C FINE ART SCULPTURE : Swift II by Kevin Barrett
C Fine Art presents "Uncommon Ground" an outdoor sculpture exhibition hosted by Bridge Gardens (36 Mitchell Lane, Bridgehampton) on view June 16 through September 12. A meet the artists will be held on Saturday, June 26, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Curator Cheryl Sokolow of C Fine Art and the Peconic Land Trust will partner to bring contemporary sculpture to Bridgehampton this summer at Bridge Gardens. The beautiful five-acre property will become home to approximately 15 over life-size sculptures by nine contemporary artists for the summer season. Participating artists include Kevin Barrett, John Van Alstine, John Ruppert, Isobel Folb Sokolow, Jim Henderson, Joel Perlman, Carol Ross, Win Knowlton and Naomi Teppich. All of the artists selected are internationally recognized and supported by an accomplished record of fellowships, awards and exhibitions. Most are museum collected and all have extensive exhibition histories with galleries, museums and public works venues throughout the United States and Europe. Each piece presents a different response to its environment - some mimic or imitate, while others embrace organicism through the use of form, composition or material. In each case, a unique spatial reality is created, one which confronts and interacts with the viewer on a variety of levels.
"In working with Cheryl and the artists, we found a wonderful balance between the garden's intrinsic beauty and the natural elegance of the sculptures. The gardens and artwork complement each other - and give the gardens a new dimension and point of reference for both the new visitor as well as our loyal garden members," said Rick Bogusch, Garden Manager, Bridge Gardens.
Bridge Gardens was founded in 1988 by Harry Neyens and Jim Kilpatric who designed and installed the gardens over the ensuing 20 years. In 2008 Bridge Garden was donated to the Peconic Land Trust. The Peconic Land Trust, a not-for-profit organization, conserves the working farms, natural lands and heritage of Long Island. With the help of many, the Trust has worked in partnership with landowners, local government, organizations, and communities to conserve over 10,000 acres of land on Long Island.