One order of art at a social distance, please! This past weekend The Montauk Beach House opened a new show of works by Brooklyn-based mixed-media collage artist Lizzie Gill. Houseparty was the first in-person gallery (masks mandatory, of course) showing to take place this summer at the hotel, as well as the art crowd’s much-desired first opportunity to see works in-person since the Armory show.
Utilizing retro images of bygone eras, Lizzie Gill finds inspiration by engaging with these images through a “post-feminist” contemporary societal lens. Her works for this series are inspired by our communal longing for escapism captured through the visual language of transferred nostalgia. The collection is on view at The Montauk Beach House through July 29th.
As The Montauk Beach House artist in residence, Gill demonstrated her studio practice during the day of her exhibition opening for guests by creating an original collage onsite. Masked patrons had the opportunity to interact with Gill and ask questions about her work and process while observing her in action. The finished artwork from Gill’s demonstration will be donated to A Walk On Water fundraiser, which provides surf therapy to children with special needs.
Notable attendees included curator and writer Nicole Ianniello, art advisors Amanda Wilkes, Sammy Coven and Anwarii Musa (founder of Artmatic NY), architect Joe Eisner and prominent collector Max Dolgicer.
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