Lazy, Hazy, Crazy Days of Summer

Elisa Bertaglia, Danse Macabre, 7x5 in - 18x12,5 cm, oil on copper, 2022
Elisa Bertaglia, Danse Macabre, 7×5 in – 18×12,5 cm, oil on copper, 2022
Lazy, Hazy, Crazy Days of Summer, curated by Sarah Corona, June 22, 5-7 pm, 33 W 60th Street, Columbus Circle, New York. 
Starting from August 1, the show will continue in the new SARAHCRWON New York gallery in Tribeca. 

We are pleased to announce the group show Lazy, Hazy, Crazy Days of Summer. The exhibition features works by artists Elisa Bertaglia, Gabriele Grones, Leslie Kerby, Gina Occhiogrosso, David Syre, Dov Talpaz, Osaretin Ugiagbe, and Sasha Vinci. The show brings together new and affiliated artists in a breezy summer show, borrowing its name from the iconic Nat King Cole song from 1963.

On this occasion, SARAHCROWN is proud to announce its new Gallery in Tribeca, officially opening its doors on August 1st.

The program will focus on emerging and established Postwar & Contemporary Artists with a further interest in disseminating site-specific projectsnew media based art works, and a critical discourse around the curatorial practice.

Drawing on its long-standing curatorial commitment, SARAHCROWN aims to champion the arts as expressions of social, political, and environmental moments from which a new understanding of our world can emerge.

About the exhibition
Elisa Bertaglia, Gabriele Grones, Leslie Kerby, Gina Occhiogrosso, David Syre, Dov Talpaz, Osaretin Ugiagbe, Sasha Vinci

June 8 – September 28, 2022 
Special programming starting August 1st. Stay tuned for announcements.

The exhibition gathers a portfolio of artists who produce contemporary artworks in a wide array of approaches and styles. Italian artist Elisa Bertaglia follows a philosophical approach and an oneiric and symbolic language to portray a rich vocabulary of plants, animals and children, fully immersed into imaginary, but possible, landscapes. Expressed through similarities, with brushstrokes that narrate truths from the natural world, Gabriele Grones adopts the language of figuration to give form to everyday elements. He tells of his own personal experience, and through his own sensitivity, elaborates the traditional genres of pictorial composition: portraits, still-lives and nature. Leslie Kerby works in a variety of media to thematically interlinked bodies of work. She focuses on issues related to how we lead our lives as individuals and how our personal lives are variably connected to, and changed by, the broader networks and communities within which we live and interact. Gina Occhiogrosso’s work is composed not only through the application of wet color on a surface, but through processes of disassembly and realignment, and the incorporation of common, everyday materials like thread and yarn. In parallel to these elements, collage becomes an important method for revealing new, unexpected interpretations of form. As an intuitive and spiritual artist, David Syre developed and mastered a unique voice cultivated with experimentation, spontaneity, and an innate flexibility. Dov Talpaz’s figurative series, inspired by mostly film, literature, and significant life relationships, combines extreme opposition of vivid colors and distorted figures. Tackling feelings difficult to define with words, he turns back to views from his past, or engages classical movie characters or biblical stories to process them. Utilizing his art to open up a space for existential interrogation, Osaretin Ugiagbe’s works combine the concepts of self, memory, and the artist’s lifelong interest in portrait painting in both a direct and abstract manner. Sasha Vinci’s artistic practice feeds on ideas of ecological sustainability, “Utopia,” and the Anthropocene. Vinci starts from the intimate memories of the self and evolves into a multiplicity of visions to unveil the pain and social contradictions of our contemporary times.