02 Sep 14 at 1 pm


Paulina Otylie Surys (nudity)

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What interested you about becoming a photographer?
– There is something beautiful and scary at the same time how the photographs have the ability to imprison reality, change it, or even create a new one. A photographer is a demiurge, who not only creates but also discloses… particpates in other people’s lives, posseses the past captured by him.

Where do you find inspiration to make your photographs?
– I was raised being surrounded by art. Studying fine arts and painting gave me some insight into classic and abstract art. I have a large selection of references ranging from Ancient culture, towards modern literature.

What do you most like to photograph?
– As noted by Jerry Uelsmann, “the camera is a fluid way of encountering that other reality..”. Photographers are naturally divided, according to their own inclinations.. I have never been able to capture the real world; I capture feelings, moods, that which is under the surface.

Who are your favorite photographers?
– Sarah Moon, Irina Ionesco, Paolo Roversi, Helmut Newton, Julia Margaret Cameron, Joel Peter Witkin…

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02 Sep 14 at 1 pm


Leandro Oliveira by Xavier Samré for Brazil Male Models,

  An Objectification, Artist on Tumblr

French photographer Xavier Sämre just click Leandro Oliveira model in an essay that was inspired by the militarism and nuclear wars produced by Alexandre Schnabl. This are the first pictures that the model performs for 22 years Agency’s Models.

02 Sep 14 at 12 pm


Paulina Otylie Surys:  Gohic Photography

Paulina Otylie Surys is a fashion photographer with a unique practice. Having trained in classical painting, she made a decision to take up screen printing around two years ago and through that “found [her] way towards photography.” Using innovative combinations of toners and inks over dry dyes, on silver gelatin fibre paper, Surys creates haunting, pseudo-gothic works embued with a heightened sense of drama and compostition. This approach works in perfect juxtapostion to the modern clothing and appearance of her models

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02 Sep 14 at 12 pm



Photographer: Paulina Otylie Surys


02 Sep 14 at 9 am
BANKS - Are You That Somebody (Acoustic Aaliyah Cover)
24 Aug 14 at 7 pm



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24 Aug 14 at 6 pm


Andrea Kowch

It’s difficult to believe that artist Andrea Kowch is still in her twenties. Her paintings reverberate with the primal energy of American masters Edward Hopper and Andrew Wyeth and astonish with their unique, mythic beauty. Kowch’s body of work to date is a remarkably large one, encompassing many paintings and drawings. What’s not surprising about this high-art wunderkind is the wealth of awards and accolades that she has received.

Atop the list is a National Visual Arts Award that Kowch was granted from the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts (now the National YoungArts Foundation) in 2005, an honor that ranks recipients in the top 2 percent of American talent.

Kowch is one of a select group of artists shown at the Richard J. Demato Fine Arts Gallery in Sag Harbor and she is represented exclusively by Demato. Kowch’s Dan’s Papers cover painting “Light Keepers” is currently on view at the gallery and, though the original sold some time ago, prints of the work will soon be available for purchase. Kowch will likely show another of her works at the gallery’s late May exhibition, Transcendental Feminine Fantasy, and she will certainly be showcased at ArtHamptons—where her work has consistently sold out—in July.

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01 Aug 14 at 9 am


Jim Goldberg

Rich and Poor

1. USA. San Francisco, California. 1977. “My life is personal, but I will tell you one thing I’m too fat.”

2. USA. San Francisco. 1977. “Now I see a way out to a decent future. I’m tired of this shit, drugs and pimping and all that stuff. Maybe now I have the courage to do something - anything. I don’t know, we will see. Jim, Thanks. (P.S) I love you.”

3. USA. San Francisco. 1978. “To me life seems so messed up but little by little I am trying to over come that. Because it is hard being a woman and to accept me as I am.”

4. USA. San Francisco. 1977. “I love the picture. I am a homosexual. May be if I send one of the pictures you gave me, Jim, to my nephew he will understand how hard his uncle is struggling.”

5. USA. San Francisco. 1984. “It’s kind of stinky living in this hotel. I don’t have nothing only $10. I keep waiting for someone to come in my door and give me money but nobody ever will.”

6. USA. San Francisco, California. 1983. “My face shows the intensity of a pained woman. I’ve been mugged and beaten. I didn’t ask for this mess. This makes me look like a bum - I am not. I am fantastic Dorothy, a popular personality. The nicest person in the hotel.”

7. USA. San Francisco, California. 1979. “My name is Judy and I am 11 years old. 

I like the picture. My mom looks like she angry. I don’t like the way I look because I look pregnat. My favorite thing is to play with boys.”

8. USA. San Francisco. 1983. “We look like ordinary people! We have a terrible life.”


27 Jul 14 at 8 am

BANKS - Are You That Somebody (Acoustic Aaliyah Cover)

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05 Jul 14 at 9 pm


happy sad place… sweet dreams

05 Jul 14 at 9 pm


Steven Tabbutt : Surreal, Chaotic, and Colorful Art

Steven Tabbutt’s rich paintings of refined hairy ladies, robot beasts, and spotted monsters are absolutely amazing. I can get lost in his works for hours and get transplanted to a mysterious world where nothing is what it seems.

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23 Jun 14 at 5 pm


 Eddy Stevens's Paintings Hint at Supernatural

OccurrencesBelgian-born, French-based artist Eddy Stevens’s rich paintings convey the presence of otherworldly forces. In one piece, small rocks float inside a room as if magnetized, ready to launch an attack at a vulnerable, nude character cowering in the corner. In other pieces, human bodies improbably float, hovering in cannonball positions that seem too static to abide by the normal laws of gravity. There appears to be an energetic forcefield in this strange world set in the wooded European countryside. His disrobed characters (which Stevens models after his wife) suggest a return to a more primal way of being, which Stevens depicts with technical mastery.