Winter Gallery Show in East Hampton

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Installation view of the “Winter Gallery Show” at Colm Rowan Fine Art. Joelle Wiggins photo.

Colm Rowan Fine Art, located at 55 Main Street in East Hampton, is currently featuring a “Winter Gallery Show” with works by 21 international, national and local artists, each with a different style, including hard edge, academic realism, abstract expressionism, pop art, contemporary realism and neo-impressionist.

Gallery founder Colm Rowan, a native of Dublin, Ireland, took over the gallery in 2019, after a 35-year career owning and operating art galleries in the British Isles and North America. His gallery exhibits 20th and 21st century paintings and sculptures by established and emerging masters.

“I’m ready to show works of intrinsic merit, irrespective of the commercial potential of the work,” said Rowan. “I want to show great art, and I try to bring my own enthusiasm of this work and impart it to others, so people feel that it was worth their while coming into my gallery, to have a rich experience.”

Of the 21 artists featured in the current show, six are East End residents — Barry McCallion, Chris Kelly, Christine Matthai, Ken Miller, and Carl Scorza, all of East Hampton, and Jonathan Nash Glynn of Sag Harbor. The others are Pavlina Alea, Sandra Caplan, Angela China, Nan Hass Feldman, Ben Georgia, Irina Gorbman, Zhao Kailin, Justin Love, Gerry McGourty, Anthony Murphy, Josee Nadeau, Nnamdi Okonkwo, Karen Petersen, Brett Reilly, and R. Michael Wommack.

“The single most important thing in art is some element of originality — it’s what stops you in your tracks,” said Rowan in describing how he selects work for his gallery. “They’re not an everyday experience.”

“Winter Gallery Show” opened December 10 and it runs through January 30 at Colm Rowan Fine Art. For information call 610-256-3256 or visit colmrowan.com.

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