Local Artist Chris Kelly Opens Second Solo Show in the Hamptons

Community Artist Chris Kelly Opens 2nd Solo Exhibit in the Hamptons

Following a incredibly productive inaugural Hamptons year in 2021 and an remarkable winter season season with exhibitions at the Mark Borghi gallery in Sag Harbor and a solo present at the amArtHouse gallery in Connecticut, regional artist Chris Kelly will launch his 2nd solo exhibit at the Colm Rowan Fine Art Gallery (55 Principal Avenue, East Hampton).  The exhibit will open up Saturday, Could 28th and go on by way of Sunday, June 19th daily from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. or by appointment.  A meet and greet with the artist will take place on Saturday, May possibly 28th from 4 – 7 p.m.  


Kelly’s opening will launch the 2022 year at Colm Rowan High-quality Art gallery in East Hampton Village.  The title of the demonstrate is “The Eye of the Storm” and is a even more exploration of the “geometric abstracts” that Kelly is recognised for, at times explained as “hard-edge minimalism.”  The exhibition capabilities all new paintings and sculptures developed in the very last 12 months. Most of the operates from his initially solo show at Colm Rowan Great Artwork in 2021 were being marketed, and the key focus of  the new demonstrate will be significant abstract canvases created with oil paints and pencil. Additionally, the exhibition will include things like never ever observed in advance of functions on papers (lesser scale) produced with acrylics and pencil, as effectively as summary sculptures created in wooden and steel.


Chris Kelly’s artist assertion is centered all-around the concealed geometry of mother nature – specifically, the Golden Ratio and the Fibonacci sequence.  In accordance to the artist, “I consider that art really should be, specifically or indirectly, about the triumph of beauty and the human spirit.  This is my philosophy, and my goal is to build artworks that bring magnificence into the world.  As I see it, building art is a metaphor for how to approach living one’s everyday living, equally physically and conceptually – I notice, evaluate, and reimagine numerous areas of our all-natural environment, and then reconfigure these deconstructed aspects in the process of producing my art.  I generally like to look for out and explore how matters are connected, and for this new collection of artworks I am heading deeper into the geometry of character and discovering how it connects humanity to the natural world.”



The geometric abstracts collection has earlier been shown at the subsequent galleries: the Mark Borghi gallery in Sag Harbor (March 2022) the amArtHouse gallery in Bantam, CT (October 2021 – January 2022) Colm Rowan Wonderful Artwork in East Hampton (May well/June 2021), the two significant art fairs in the Hamptons, Hamptons High-quality Artwork Truthful and Art Market place Hamptons (Summer time 2021) the Guild Corridor 83rd Artist Members Exhibition (March 2021 – April 2021) and Gallery RIVAA in Roosevelt Island, NYC (November 2020 – January 2021).


Kelly’s work will be on show at a number of added locations all through the 2022 period which includes: Leiber Collection Museum in East Hampton (opening Memorial Day weekend), Hamptons Fine Art Good, Art Market place Hamptons, amArtHouse gallery in Bantam, CT, and Portico gallery in Soho, NY.