JACKIE BLACK / SCOTT BLUEDORN / NORMAN BROSTERMAN / PERRY BURNS / PHILIPPE CHENG / ROSSA COLE / ANDREA COTE / PETER DAYTON / ERIC DEVER / ALEX DIJULIO / IDOLINE DUKE /TERRY ELKINS / ERIC ERNST / KRISTINA FELIX /ERIC FISCHL / SASKIA FRIEDRICH / COLIN GOLDBERG / CHARLOTTE HALLBERG / HIROYUKI HAMADA / KAREN HESSE FLATOW / KARA HOBLIN / BRYAN HUNT / JANET JENNINGS / GREGORY JOHNSTON / JON KESSLER / BILL KOMOSKI / CHARLES LY / JANE MARTIN / HILDY MAZE / JOHN MESSINGER / PATON MILLER / STEVE MILLER / MARK PERRY / DALTON PORTELLA / RANDALL ROSENTHAL / WILL RYAN / BASTIENNE SCHMITT / CHRISTINE SCIULLI / PETER SPACEK / LI TRINCERE / DAN WELDEN / MARK WILSON / LUCY WINTON
curated by Scott Bluedorn
April 28 - May 26, 2016
Press: The East Hampton Star
“In a codified, commodified and often rigid art world, the artist is often stifled and forced into a clearly identifiable box in order to be successfully marketed. Galleries and institutions often pander according to taste, style and output, a practice that is limiting to the artist and often retards or extinguishes the creative mind in favor of consistency of brand. Yes, many artists are driven by obsession and fixation on particular forms and ideas, but many also explore their art in various channels and mediums – often without outlet or exposure.
The premise of the exhibition ‘Alt-Egos’ is to illuminate work by artists that is wholly different from that which they are known in the public eye. It is my belief that many artists foster multiple creative canons in their investigations of the world, and many have more than one outlet for their creativity. The ego in art can be synonymous with ‘style’ or ‘manner’, and this exhibition would like to break that mold to offer the viewer a new look at the chosen artists oeuvre. An ‘alter ego’ or pseudonym is very liberating, it allows the artist to masquerade without self-consciousness, develop art that investigates alternative concerns, and stretches new creative muscles.
Artists selected for the show come from many stages of career, genre, mode, and creative endeavor. Work selected reflects an alternate portfolio of each artist, drawing from early work, experiments, side projects, hidden talents, and even crafts.”
– Scott Bluedorn, Curator
Scott Bluedorn is a multimedia artist, curator and director of Neoteric Projects, a continuation of a physical gallery founded in 2012 in Amagansett, NY focusing on presenting emerging and established artists of the east end of Long Island in thematic pop-up exhibitions and special events.