Monday, July 31, 2017

Butterfly Pie and Soft Spoken on view now

Sara Nightingale Gallery is open every day in July/ August and is currently presenting two exhibitions: Monica Banks, Butterfly Pie and a group show, Soft Spoken. Click the link to view the exhibitions online, or stop by the gallery between 11:00 and 6:00 p.m. We are now located at 26 Main St. Sag Harbor, NY and are also open by appointment. 631-793-2256.

Images by Monica Banks and Steve Miller

Monday, January 9, 2017

Sara Nightingale Gallery is moving to Sag Harbor

Sara Nightingale Gallery is moving to 26 Main Street, Sag Harbor, NY. Public Opening on Saturday, Jan. 14th from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

(Between Black Swan Antiques and Harbor Books)

Photos by Aaron Kresberg of endangered species in Namibia. More info coming soon.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Jim Gingerich Benefit Exhibition, Out West, organized by Graham Leader, Sat. Oct 1, 5:00 - 9:00 pm

Sara Nightingale Gallery is pleased to present, Jim Gingrich, Out West, organized by Graham Leader, opening Saturday, Oct. 1 from 5:00 - 9:00 pm. The exhibition will also be on view Sunday, Oct. 2 from 12:00 - 5:00 pm.

    Highly Regarded for his vibrant, evocative landscapes of the South Fork’s fields and beaches, artist Jim Gingerich took a sabbatical from the East Coast last year and landed in the high desert of Utah’s southwest corner. There, on the western cusp of the Colorado Plateau, Gingrich settled on a horse ranch overlooking Smithsonian Butte and Zion National Park. “My vision expanded in the vast space, and the rusty red, volcanized landscape excited me. I welcomed the opportunity for verticality in my work.” During his year there, Gingerisch painted every day and became an avid rider, bonding with a white fox trotter, Lucy, through the foothills of Zion.

    Gingerich’s adventures with Lucy, well documented and enjoyed by friends and followers on Facebook and Instagram, ended with a serious riding accident on April 12 when Lucy lost her balance and fell on Jim, crushing his pelvis. Since then, Jim as undergone two major surgeries and is back home in the Hamptons. He looks forward to making a full recovery after extensive rehabilitation and therapy.

    Guests are asked to make a suggested donation of $20 to help offset Jim’s medical expenses. Prints of Gingerich’s “Lucy” will be available for sale.

    Gingerich’s passion for painting can be summed up in one of his favorite Matisse quotes: When Matisse was asked if he believed in God, he replied, “Only when I’m working.”

    For more information contact

     Image: Jim Gingerich, Lucy, 40 x 30 inches, oil on canvas

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Autonomous Vehicles, now through Sept. 27th

Sara Nightingale Gallery is pleased to present, Autonomous Vehicles, opening Tuesday, August 23rd from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. The exhibition will run through Sept. 27th.

In Kantian moral philosophy, autonomous means acting in accordance with one’s moral duty rather than one’s desires. A vehicle can be anything used to express, embody or fulfill something. Consequently, the exhibition title is open to interpretation and serves as a “vehicle" for hash-tagging words like #driverlessroadrage, #rubbernecking, #situationalawareness, #shotgun - words that seem to be driving our current socio-political culture.

Human error now equals #systemfailure. So who is to blame when something goes wrong? God, humans, political systems or machines?

What is autonomy, and who or what possesses it? Can those who are marginalized or disenfranchised attain it? How will we as a society transition into abdicating our responsibilities and freedom to machines - machines that will certainly affect our free will, our individual autonomy?

Scott Sandell’s “Kites” first appeared when, after thirty years of printmaking, he wanted to make his prints come off the wall and into three dimensional space. Once they did, they assumed their own personality and behaviors; spinning in the breeze or by the hand of an onlooker. Evan Yee’s, Carrier, a bronze sculpture of a drone made from twigs and sticks, contrasts nature with technological advancement, as do Cara Enteles' paintings on industrial substrates of weeds overtaking a garden. Other artists in the exhibition, such as Christian Little and Perry Burns, make references to social media and the internet, autonomous vehicles in their own right. Scott Bluedorn’s, Ark, made from photo transfers from a 19th century encyclopedia, brings an historical perspective to the exhibition, citing religion and chance as players in our individual and collective destinies.

Street artist ESSAM’s Drone Zone Signs, meant to look like standard issue NYPD parking signs, were placed in various locations around New York City in 2012. Next to the signs, he stenciled quotes from the founding fathers addressing the issue of liberty vs. safety. Alexis Martino’s photographs of young adults "playing" with guns, suggest that we can either surrender our autonomy to technology (and its efficiency) for the destruction of human lives or for the expansion of empathy. Christa Maiwald’s “Backwards” portrait of Donald Trump, reveals loose threads and knots on the underside of her embroidery work, while Yuliya Lanina’s surreal mythical characters inhabit a fantastical universe. In one of Lanina's works on paper, a huge head of a cat hovers over a female character dressed only in lingerie, the cat’s large eye a witness to a private moment.

For more information and images contact Sara Nightingale:

*The gallery is open by appointment only. Please call before coming: 631-793-2256

image: Alexis Martino, Brenna & Julian in the Jeep, Digital C-print with plexi mount, 25" x 25"

Scott Bluedorn
Perry Burns
Cara Enteles
E. Adam Attia a.k.a. ESSAM
Stephanie Brody-Lederman
Yuliya Lanina
Christian Little
Christa Maiwald
Alexis Martino
Scott Sandell
Evan Yee

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Steven Kinder, Natural Forces, Opens Saturday, June 18, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Steven Kinder, B3-15, acrylic, pigment and crayon on rag paper, 40 1/2" x 78"

Sara Nightingale Gallery is pleased to present Steven Kinder, Natural Forces, opening Saturday, June 18, from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. The gallery will also present Steven Kinder’s solo installation, the burden, organized by curator Katherine Gass, at ArtHamptons, June 23 - 26, booth #205. 900 Lumber Lane, Bridgehampton, NY 11932

Natural Forces, Steven Kinder’s works on paper and canvas created between 2013 and 2016, explore his fascination with dynamic tension found in nature. Tornados, tidal pools, sunbursts, black holes, combustion, organic symmetry and fractals are among the sources of inspiration for these deeply saturated and mostly large-scale works. Kinder’s drawings/ paintings - there are elements of both mediums in each work - express the radiant vitality and energetic playfulness inherent in his practice.

Concurrently, a multi-media installation by Steven Kinder, organized by curator Katherine Gass, titled the burden will be presented at ArtHamptons. The installation explores the survival systems and symbols of the homeless with the intent to raise awareness about the prevalence of those who remain unsheltered in major urban areas. Invisibility, fear, abandonment, levels of despair and street survival are brought to light through the use of recurring motifs such as a woman’s hunched body, a cross, a cup, a cardboard sign and a stained glass window. Taken individually, each has its own powerful resonance, but together they create a narrative about transcendence, pain, systems of commodity and exchange, institutional abandonment, and redemption.

Steven Kinder is a multi-media artist who works in Brooklyn, NY. He attended Cooper Union and has been making paintings, sculpture, and drawings for over forty years. Natural Forces and the burden will be the first-ever public exhibitions of Kinder’s work.

The gallery show runs through July 18th. For further information, more images or if you would like VIP tickets to ArtHamptons, please contact Sara Nightingale at or 631-793-2256.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Steve Miller Opening Saturday, April 16, 5:30 - 7:30

Sara Nightingale Gallery is pleased to present Steve Miller, Your Version, My Version, currently on view at the gallery. There will be a reception on Saturday, April 16th, from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. The exhibition will run through May 15th.

After the opening please join us at Spring Fling at the Parrish Art Museum. It begins at 7:30 p.m. You can purchase tickets here:

Since 2005 Steve Miller has been taking X-rays of lungs: the lungs of our planet. It is the Oxygen/ CO2 exchange of the Amazon region that interests Miller in his Health of the Planet (HOP) series, a body of work in which X-rays of flora and fauna, as well as satellite images of the Amazon basin, inform his visual vocabulary. Science and technology have always factored in Miller’s art, technology being “the language of our times” and the means through which we all communicate. Like a scientist, Miller investigates and explores in his artistic practice. But rather than seeking a specific outcome, he strives for compelling images that inspire dialogue. Your Version, My Version includes paintings from the Health of the Planet series that examine relationships between organic forms and technical ones, the macro and the micro, photography and painting, representation and abstraction.

The series required Miller to travel to Brazil in order to work with a local hospital to procure X-rays of indigenous plants and animals. The specimens are “caught like patients under the scrutinizing eye of the X-ray”. Recent explosions in social, cultural and economic growth in the region have led to decay as much as they have to development. Depleted forests, overpopulated favelas, and endangered species all contribute to the asthmatic gasping of our global lungs. The need for electricity expressed in the tangled power lines of the favela might seem worlds away from the taxidermy trophy hanging on the walls of the elite, but these references in Miller’s work, however aestheticized and beautifully transformed, imply that everyone is complicit in global consumption and its impact on the environment, even if we have different “versions” of the causes, effects and solutions.

Steve Miller has an extensive international exhibition history including participation in museum shows at the Brooklyn Museum, the New Museum, the Bronx Museum of the Arts in New York, The National Academy of the Sciences in Washington, DC, the Aldrich Museum, the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, the Rose Museum and the Broad Art Museum in Michigan. In 2017 Glitterati will publish a 160 page monograph of his work of the last twenty years.

Also on view at the gallery: Highlights from SPRING/ BREAK Art Show: works by Monica Banks and Christian Little. 

The gallery is open by appointment during the week, and from 11:00 - 6:00 p.m. on weekends. It is always advisable to call ahead. 631-793-2256

Sara Nightingale  Gallery
688 Montauk Highway
Water Mill, NY 11963

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Available works from Spring Break Art Show on view at the gallery through April 30th

 Christian Little, Exhibitionists #5, Acrylic on panel, 36" x 36"

Christian Little, Exhibitionists #2, Acrylic on panel, 36" x 36"

Christian Little, Exhibitionists #3, Acrylic on panel, 36" x 36"

Christian Little, Exhibitionists #13(Breakfast in Bed), Acrylic on panel, 36" x 36"

Christian Little, Exhibitionists #10 (Spa), Acrylic and mixed media on panel, 24" x 24"

Christian Little, Exhibitionists #12 (Tanning Bed), Acrylic on panel, 24" x 24"

Monica Banks, Anthem, 6 1/2" x 7 1/2" x 7 1/4", Hymn, 10 1/16" x 5 3/4" x 5 1/2", porcelain

Monica Banks, Ceremony, 9 1/2" x 7" x 7", Celebration, 8" x 7 3/4" x 7 3/4", Ode, 9 3/4" x 7" x 7", porcelain