July 5th thru July 7th 2019
BRIDGEHAMPTON, NY – May 30, 2019 – Christine Alfery, an award-winning Conceptual Artist from Lac du Flambeau, Wisconsin, will be exhibiting five paintings with Artblend Gallery at Art Market Hamptons which will be held at The Bridgehampton Museum, 2368 Montauk Highway, Bridgehampton, NY 11932. The show opens on Friday, July 5th 2019 and will run thru Sunday July 7th 2019. There is an opening VIP Party planned for Friday, July 5th 2019 from 6-10pm.
Concept Driven Journeys
Alfery describes her work as ‘’concept driven journeys.’’
“For the longest time I have been working on artwork with contents that are represented by the concept of “journey.” The journey for me can be, concept oriented. That is what it takes to get an idea going, the research, the breakthrough and discovery of something new, different, unique, original. My journeys in my work are always concept driven.
There are other journey’s to be considered when I create. They might be context driven. For example, some might include the paths others take to reach a certain point, solve a certain problem. The context can be animal driven, like a herd of elk migrating for the season. The migration of monarch butterflies, birds. The historical context of intuits, or tribal travelers.
We have all heard the saying that life is a journey. For me this saying is a journey of contents. How do I feel about this or that? Often art or any kind of work for that matter can be content driven that is political, makes a statement about one thing or another. Women’s rights is an excellent example.
The journeys in my work are mainly concept driven, but can include, mostly by accident contacts and content. My circus series is an excellent example of combining content, concept and context. Most of my work is a journey. For the most part if it is a personal concept driven journey I will put this work into my journey series. The works you see are concept driven journeys. When I am looking for something – solving a problem – the work is concept driven.
There is usually a path in these works- where I leave my footprint. Like a footprint in the sand only this is a journey taken in my work. -Christine Alfery
ABOUT CHRISTINE ALFERY:
Christine Alfery has been creating and selling her art since the 1960’s. In the 1990’s she was a creative force in the national interior design scene. As her style evolved, so has the interest, intrigue and demand for her work. Christine’s paintings have been widely exhibited in museums, galleries and in corporate and private collections throughout the United States and the world.
Her artistic style shows a maturity that comes from a lifetime of creative exploration. Christine’s “experimental abstractions” are filled with playful iconic symbols which enable her to “integrate the real with the abstract’. Christine is deeply influenced by the abstract expressionists, including: Hans Hofman, Mark Rothko, Elaine and Willem de Kooning, Jackson Pollock, Joan Mitchell, Helen Frankenthaler and Cy Twombly, to name a few, yet her style is uniquely her own.
Christine earned her Bachelors of Science degree, her Master’s degree in Education, her MFA degree and her Ph.D in Contemporary Art History from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
She shows her contemporary, conceptual watercolor and acrylic paintings nationally and internationally. She competes in watercolor competitions around the world. Christine has won over 100 national awards and is a signature member of 10 national watercolor societies throughout the United States. She has been in more than 65 publications.