Pop-Up Art Show: “Brooklyn Color/Form” Opens May 2 in Greenwich Backcountry Home

Screen Shot 2015-04-14 at 8.31.40 PM Heather Platt of Sotheby’s International Realty is hosting an art show featuring a diverse assortment of artwork created by six Brooklyn-based artists next month.

Beginning with an opening reception on the afternoon of May 2, and then on three subsequent weekends, an array of contemporary art will be on display at 17 Heronvue Road in Greenwich.

The French country home, located in northwest Greenwich off Cliffdale Road near the Griffith E Harris golf course, features clean lines, soaring ceilings and gleaming white walls. The home’s flowing spaces call out for high impact artwork.

According to Platt, independent sales associate of Sotheby’s International Realty, the paintings, photography and sculptures were chosen for their emphasis on color and/or form, and specifically for how they refer to and complement the home’s main public rooms.

This exhibition is a natural extension of the house’s eclectic history. The original owner, Marius de Zayas, an early proponent of Modernist Art, and his wife displayed their collection of works by Picasso, Braque, Cézanne, van Gogh, Brancusi and other modern artists on these same walls.

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Fred Bendheim’s abstract “shaped paintings” on cutout wood reflect the lines and quirky angles of the interior while adding bursts of intense hues. Similarly colorful oil paintings by Janet Pedersen bring light and energy into the otherwise quiet spaces, reminders of life back in the city.

In contrast, Ella Yang’s oil paintings cast warm, richly hued tones on peaceful landscape and city views. Her paintings are complemented by the contemplative, almost abstract photographs of swirling water by Amy Williams, a nod to the beautiful Wooley Pond on the property.

Using transparent layers of color and shapes, Amy Weil’s abstract encaustic paintings explore the cycles of nature with a gentle, meditative focus.

The free-standing steel and bronze sculptures by Nancy Steinson, with their solid, curved and smooth shapes evoke a monolithic strength, but with organic grace not unlike that of the house.

Brooklyn Color/Form,” will run from Saturday, May 2, through Sunday, May 17, and will be open to the public on Saturdays and Sundays from 11:00am – 5:00pm.  Additionally, visits can be arranged on Fridays by appointment.

All are invited to the reception to celebrate the opening and to meet the artists on Saturday, May 2, from 3:00pm to 6:00pm. The artwork will be available for purchase.

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17 Heronvue, a thoughtfully redesigned stone and clapboard French country house, is essentially new, blending Old World craft with contemporary flair.

For more information about the artwork, contact Ella Yang, ella@ellayangstudio.com

For more information about the house, contact Heather Platt, heather.platt@sothebyshomes.com

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