Solo Exhibition Features Works By The Late Shimon Okshteyn
Gallerist Tatyana Okshteyn has re-opened her beloved Black & White Gallery / Project Space in a new location in Southampton following the passing of her late husband, acclaimed artist Shimon Okshteyn, who was taken by the Covid-19 pandemic last year. The first two exhibitions at the new space are Shimon’s first posthumous shows entitled Shimon Okshteyn: Natural Landscape and Shimon Okshteyn: Still Lifes, currently on view online at http://www.blackandwhiteartgallery.com/ and through July 5, 2021 at the artist’s former Southampton studio converted into exhibition space.
Shimon Oksheteyn: Natural Landscape features thirteen new paintings created in 2018 and 2019 installed on the first floor of the gallery where they were originally created by the artist, marking the artist’s return from the world of manmade to the realm of the organic, the perishable and the swiftly passing. Influenced by his life in the Hamptons surrounded by nature, highlights in the exhibition include Hamptons Spring from 2019, Polo Hamptons from 2018, Save $50 from 2018/2019, and Lily from 2018.
The top floor of the gallery spotlights Shimon Okshteyn: Still Lifes, showcasing Okshteyn’s signature black and white graphite pieces with still life objects ranging from a bell and a hat to a bustle and a clasp. Highlighted works will include Stanley Knife from 2002, Zippo from 2007, Balducci Fetuccine from 1995 and Push Pin from 2004.
Black & White Gallery / Project Space is located at 55 Island Creek Road, Southampton, NY 11968. Exhibition hours are available open to the public on Saturday and Sunday, noon-5pm by appointment only. If you are interested in checking out the exhibition, visitors must schedule the appointment by clicking on “Schedule Gallery Visit” button located on the home page of the gallery website www.blackandwhiteartgallery.com.