Wildbank unveils his “Golden Wave” painting at The Laurel Group at Baywoods in Watermill. Interior designer Martin Ross spoke praises on painting “The Recital” of a surreal piano swept away at sea plus “The Buddha” shown.
The highlight of exhibition, “The Wave” painting, has been enlarged in Wildbank’s studio into a new triptych this year by adding a pair of panels on each side, adding up to 14 feet length. It was a grand evening so professionally hosted by Mr. and Mrs. McAteer of The Laurel Group and catered by Sen restaurant of Sag Harbor serving delectable sushi and fine wine.
Saturday, August 13, 2011
The Laurel Group at Baywoods
910 Montauk Highway, Watermill NY 11976
The Laurel Group at Baywoods presents paintings and murals by critically accaimed artist, Charles Wildbank. Special Art Series “HADO: Waves of Consciousness” is being showcased from August 2-August 25th. Opening Artist Reception on Saturday, AUGUST 13th from 5-8PM at The Laurel Group at Baywoods. Wine and Lite Fare will be served.
The Laurel Group specializes in sophisticated residential and commercial landscape projects in locations such as Long Island’s Gold Coast, the Hamptons, Fairfield and Westchester Counties. Founded in 1993, the firm continues to build upon a reputation of excellence centered on impeccable design and unbeatable service.
Wildbank features some of his large marine murals and his newest work. It will be broadcast as LIVE youtube and twitter video event this Satuday in the Hamptons! For RSVP please contact email@example.com
Wildbank’s new SWEET LIFE SERIES paintings fresh off the easel will be on exhibit at Ocean Reef Club Cultural Center in Florida April 13-16, 2009. Featured is “Megabyte” a large canvas painting 57″ X 57″, not for the fainthearted, one of Wildbank’s assorted favorite culinary wonders for lunch today. It represents abundance or at worst, an idealism in excess where the word “enough” is a grey area, asking for a quick meltdown. All yours for the feasting on April Fools Day directly from your monitor screen: delicious white chocolate, blueberry cream, peppermint, vanilla, raspberry, strawberry gelato topped in a rich multi-berry sauce with biscotti and “thin” wafers staked for claim by a Tiffany sterling silver spoon as marker. Happy April Fools Day (dish was actually never consumed but the painting is real though)!
One of Jedediah Hawkins Inn’s owners, Lia Polites welcomed Mary McGuire and myself for a pre-Valentine dinner to celebrate the hanging of my floral and still life art. Within a short walk from our South Jamesport residence, this newly renovated Victorian mansion shone brightly this frigid starry night as we delighted in the culinary ambiance worthy of palate and palette.
The house, restored by Jeff Hallock, descendent of original settlers, was built in 1863, in the rich tradition of the past while indulging in the ecclecticism of the 21st century.
Shared Tapas Plate
Carpaccio of beef
Oven roasted peppers
Baked local oysters
Purses of lobster,black truffle
Salt crusted filet mignon
A trio of desserts
Honey ice cream
$65 includes a glass of champagne and roses for the ladies
The air at Tibet House was charged with excitement and curiosity as tall fashion models did their walk in Zorikto’s hyperbolic fashion selections among admiring crowds.
Exhibit turned out to be an exotic experience. We made introductions among art circles of Gallery Khankhalaev of Moscow and New York, this sort of event one could only dream of during the Cuban missle crisis of the ’60’s. May world peace reign strong throughout! Photography by Charles Wildbank
Further uptown, we beamed up at Spanierman-Modern Gallery where we attend another opening reception in honor of artist Clifford Smith
Tall-standing artist Clifford Smith was easy to single out in the mobbed crowd at Spanierman-Modern gallery last night. Clifford could not agree more with my comment that the sea is a wonderful means of expression being the surface of our emotions.
We are greeted by vivacious Long Island artist Eileen Hickey-Hulme who had us convinced there are no bounds to what media an artist can choose! Armed with nail polish, lipstick, eye shadow and various other unconventional media, artist Eileen Hickey-Hulme creates her pearlescent, abstract images often juxtaposing images of power with those of fragility.
Mary and I noticed the highly charged spirit in the air as we concluded our big evening in the town. Colors are cheerful in tandem to our new presidency. There is definitely hope and fulfillment in the air. We returned home to our Long Island retreat back to our studios (art and yoga studios) feeling truly refreshed.
Who would have adequately estimated the value of a Van Gogh painting at the moment of its creation, save alone the artist himself? Most likely the artist has painted humbly from his indefinable soul and as a counterpart, a new patron would emerge mutually recognizing this greater vision expressed through the work of art.
Adam Katz is one of my patrons. Owner of Talon Air and Sea Charter from Long Island, Adam supports value and it runs across the board in every aspect of living. It is an exchange of both worlds, the artist and patron relationship, but in terms of the broader vision of serving others at large. Adam’s vision is to enhance the businessman’s travel needs incorporating them into a seamless experience. Art can only lend to the tone and ambience of the headquarters, resonating its positive energy among all concerned who enter.
It happened that because my photography expertise came handy, my images of his entire air and sea fleet created through large format giclee printing technology now adorn his corporation walls as well as some of my original oils as shown here.
The art throughout would perpetuate this inherent enduring value as tokens of a lifelong friendship. Though usually understood as being priceless, many would agree that art itself appreciates and continues to remain appreciated.
On a wet Saturday afternoon, Mary and I took a tour of Chelsea’s galleries and stumbled upon the unusual ceramic masks and sculpture by Japan artist Mieko Yuki. Also included in the exhibit are masks to the theme of the Ningyo Shimai Theatre performing this month in New York. The themes are rich in parables dating back to the Edo era. As many cups of tea or sakes a day consumed by me are worn by this intriquing sculpture BA KA SU which is translated as “to bewitch” or “to change identities”. Here I was very warmly welcomed by Mieko and her crowd. The receptive atmosphere of the Ippodo Gallery brings forth fond memories of the tenderness I experienced in my travels to Japan.
Doll Sisters Kazuko Yoshiyuki and Mieko Yuki with Charles Wildbank
You have to experience the hospitality among the diverse people that I have in Japan as well as in New York in the Ippodo Gallery, and not to mention the unusual and delicious hors d’ouerves, of course, in the Japan style!
I’ve included a photo taken of me in Mount Koya at a monastery not too long ago to give you the idea of my passion for Japan. 🙂