June 25th – July 31st, 2016
Northport, NY — Haven Gallery is pleased to present “La Lune”, a group exhibition focused on mythologies surrounding the moon as well as its artistic interpretations. The moon has pervaded history, culture, myth and the natural sciences since the earliest people walked the planet. Multiple meanings interpreted through forms of magic, folklore, empirical theories and conclusions, religious scriptures and more can be found among cultures from all over the world.
The luminescence and reoccurring nightly presence of the moon has been a constant for all living things on Earth. Life as we know it would be vastly different without the existence of a moon. With the earliest purpose thought to be as simple as a light source at night to modern day understandings of its effect on the Earth’s rotation and tides, the moon has found itself playing a fundamental role in the lifespans of all forms of life on this planet. Consequently, the appearance of the moon is a natural phenomenon accepted and embraced by all societies and resultantly, permeates all forms of popular media and culture.
“La Lune” asks artists to contemplate and create a work of art based off of these empirical, spiritual, fantastical and/or religious views of the moon amidst historical and contemporary society. Interpretations may span past humanity to include the effects of the phases of the moon on the animal kingdom and botany as well. Additionally, inspiration will be derived from ancient times, such as goddesses of Greek Mythology dedicated to the moon to modern day media including comics, movies and music.
Artists Include Sonya Palencia, Chris Mars, Kukula, Scott Fischer, Joseph Weinreb, Zoé Byland, Jacub Gagnon, Kindra Nikole, Janet Cook, Robert Kraiza, Kane Kokaris, SoCar Myles, Sarah Joncas, Michael C. Hayes, J.A.W. Cooper, Shannon Bonatakis, Tom Bagshaw, Carisa Swenson, Redd Walitzki, Calliope Bridge, Mab Graves, Alex Garant, Matt Dangler, Andi Soto, Jel Ena, Kelly McKernan, Syd Bee, Scott Radke, Kevin Peterson, Mahlimae, Tina Lugo, Julie Filipenko, Regan Rosburg, Cassie Meder and Nicolas Bruno
La Lune opens with a reception for the artists on Saturday, June 25th from 6pm – 8pm, and will be on view through Sunday, July 31st, 2016. Many exhibiting artists will be present.
Haven Gallery is located at 155 Main Street, Suite 4, Carriage House Square in Northport, NY 11768. Haven Gallery is open Wednesday through Sunday, 12pm – 6pm. For more information and images, please contact Erica Berkowitz at [email protected]