WEDNESDAY - SUNDAY
OPENING RECEPTIOn FEBRUARY 4 | 6-7:30PM
FEBRUARY 5 - MAY 27, 2023
Return to A Place By the Sea revisits and recontextualizes the 1999 exhibition A Place By the Sea that celebrated the work and friendship of four African American artists: Nanette Carter (b. 1954), Gregory Coates (b. 1961), Al Loving (1935-2005), and Frank Wimberley (b.1926). Initially organized in 1999 by Jim Richard Wilson at the Rathbone Gallery of the Russell Sage College in Albany, the show traveled to Christine Nienaber Contemporary Art in New York and the Arlene Bujese Gallery in East Hampton. This February, thanks to the combined curation of The Church's Co-Founder April Gornik and Chief Curator Sara Cochran, we will explore the type of art these artists were making in the 1990s and update this conversation by exploring their more recent work.
The mission of The Church is to
foster creativity on the East End and to honor the living history of Sag Harbor as a “maker” Village.
The Church champions new and traditional technologies through collaboration, education and outreach.
ART IS LIFE
RESCUED FROM TIME
–James salter (1925-2015)
DID YOU KNOW?
The Church is a 501(c)3 organization, founded by artists and supported almost entirely by individuals from the community we nurture and serve. Your tax-deductible donation in any amount - $20, $50, $100 or more – enables us to provide year-round exhibitions and “out of the box” programming spanning visual, performing, literary, musical and other creative endeavors, collaborations with local schools and not-for-profits, and an artist’s residency and services.