‘Fresh Virtuosity’ Boasts Two New Artists

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“Father and Sons” by Kelly Carmody, 2018. Oil on canvas, 22 x 28 inches.

Perhaps you’ve seen an artist wandering around Sag Harbor, painting village scenes for the upcoming show, “Fresh Virtuosity,” at the Grenning Gallery.

That would be Victor Butko, a third-generation Russian impressionist painter, who will be joined by Long Island’s own John Morfis, and newcomers Rachel Personett and Kelly Carmody in the show, opening with a reception on Saturday, April 21, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Sag Harbor gallery, located at 17 Washington Street.

“Kelly Carmody’s most recent work strikes us as a fresh look at domestic American life, paralleling Mary Cassatt’s’ poignant paintings, but 100 years later,” according to a press release, which added, “We are pleased to introduce Rachel Personett, a recent graduate of the Florence Academy of Art, as well as a recent apprentice from Odd Nerdrum’s studio in Norway. In these four florals, we see a virtuosic hand, as well as deeply observant eye

— and somehow, despite the subject matter — each of these paintings are poetic and

original. We expect great things from Personett as she develops her body of work.”

The show will remain on view through May 14. For more information, please call (631) 725-8469 or visit grenninggallery.com.

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