July 8-10, 2011
July 7 Opening Preview to benefit LongHouse Reserve
Sayre Park, 154 Snake Hollow Rd, Bridgehampton, NY
At first glance, the viewer is captivated by the surface of Datuna's artwork, comprised of hundreds of interwoven eyeglasses, a symbolic expression of identity, illusion, perception and unification. The artist purposefully utilizes this personal object to form a prismatic surface of a collective perspective. Beneath the surface is a collage of images representing the history of the brand from newspapers, magazines and imagery.
In ArtHamptons, Westwood Gallery will exhibit Datuna's new work representing fashion luxury symbols, such as Chanel, Louis Vuitton and Versace. Fashion logos are a metaphor for exclusivity and immediately recognized worldwide. The artist translates these visuals into fashion iconography.
Legendary photographer Douglas Kirkland has photographed iconic individuals in film, music, fashion, literature, science and arts for almost 60 years. In 1962, Kirkland spent three weeks with Coco Chanel in Paris on an assignment from Look magazine. He captured intimate portraits of a designer who revolutionized women's fashion. She eliminated the bustle and outdated female garments to transform fashion. Her designs included the little black dress, cardigan suit and the branding of black and white fashion. Westwood Gallery will exhibit photographs of Coco Chanel by Kirkland at ArtHamptons which depict Mademoiselle in her private apartment and intimate moments at the House of Chanel. The photographs can be purchased as archival pigment prints or the highest photographic quality platinum prints.
Bryan El Castillo
Bryan El Castillo creates unique collaged paintings with layers of deconstructed and reconstructed photographs. His artwork is influenced by culture, the ideology of symbols and their influence on his generation. At ArtHamptons, the gallery will premiere new paintings by El Castillo depicting Chanel no. 5 in battalion rows. The elegant Chanel no. 5 bottle design was created by Coco Chanel in the 1920's to represent the outline of Place Vendome in Paris, the location of the Hotel Ritz where she lived. The artist recognized the history of Place Vendome, where in 1810 Napoleon commissioned a column placed in the public square to honor soldiers in his greatest victory, the Battle of Austerlitz.