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Scope Miami Beach 2016

December 5, 2016 - Mapanare.us

Samuel Owen Gallery (Greenwich, CT) showed wall sculpture pieces by Todd Sanders and Charles Patrick at Scope Miami Beach 2016.

Sanders neon piece asks a question many have been asking for the past month or so. It is to be hoped he is now working on a piece that answers the question.

Patrick's piece is made up of torn up money. There have been a number of artists using money in their work in various ways (some to great effect) and others with less success. This piece, above all else, has a sort of aesthetic beauty to go with an implication; money's value is an illusion.

The Making of Charles Patrick Art

September 21, 2016 - Rebecca Nimerfroh

In the historic Seven Seas building that now houses the Samuel Owen Gallery, there is a small room just off the showroom floor where owner Lee Milazzo painstakingly pins paper butterflies into a canvas. Well, it would seempainstaking. "I can't really do anything for more than thirty minutes without getting really restless, but I can do this for some reason," Lee says with a smile as he carefully places a butterfly into an outline of Nantucket. "I scored really high in spatial relationships on my IQ test, so that means I'm really good at packing a car for a trip, packing a grocery bag and doing this." And if sales are any indication, Lee is very good at creating this very unique art, with commissioned pieces that have included a Batman logo made entirely out of butterflies cut from the covers of Batman comics, a Playboy Bunny made from 1970s Playboy Centerfolds, and the island of Nantucket, made from maps of Nantucket. But Lee is just getting started.

Top Things To Do In Nantucket

July 1, 2016 - Conde Nast Traveler

About 3.5 by 14 miles in size, the island greets ferry-goers with its streetlight-free downtown overlooking the Nantucket Sound: Here, you’ll find quaint cobblestone streets peppered with boutiques, restaurants, museums, and even a historic Meeting House where, every Fourth of July, the Declaration of Independence is read. Start by renting bikes from Young’s Bicycle Shop, an island staple since the 1930s. All of the in-town must-hits are easily accessible by two wheels, like the Nantucket Whaling Museum and the Samuel Owen Gallery, an art gallery posting up in the historic Seven Seas building—once home to Captain George Pollard of The Essex, the sinking of which inspired Moby-Dick.

Planet Earth, Photographed From Thousands of Feet in the Sky

February 23, 2016 - Ellyn Kail

For New York City-based photographer Fran Gormley, making beautiful landscapes isn’t safe; it’s risky and treacherous, requiring her to board helicopters in heavy winds, sometimes over violence-ridden terrain. Floating thousands of feet above terra firma is not, she stresses, “fun.” It’s both daunting and life-affirming, much like giving birth. The Sensuous Earth, shot over some of the most inaccessible corners of the world, is the photographer’s ode to Mother Nature.

 

Look Out Below

February 4, 2016 - By Serendipity

Artist Antoine Rose’s series “Up In The Air” features bird’s-eye-view photography shot from doorless helicopters. This collection’s unique perspective includes locations from the ski slopes of St. Moritz to the beaches of the Hamptons.
Samuel Owen Gallery Greenwich, CT and Nantucket, MA, samuelowen.com

Artists Want To Save Pollinators, Through Pollination

August 27, 2015 - The Huffington Post

Leif Erik Johansen featured on front page of Huffington Posts' Arts section!

SLURPEE WAVE: Photographer Answers Weather Challenge, Captures Viral Image of Frozen Surf

June 30, 2015 - Barry Tanenbaum, Shutterbug Magazine

 Shutterbug Magazine interviews Jonathan Nimerfroh about his wildly popular photographs of frozen waves on Nantucket.

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ART Supply

June 9, 2015 - April Hardwick, LUXE Magazine

When Connecticut gallery owners fuse edgy and contemporary works with a keen eye for upcoming artists, their tiny shop turns into the talk of the town.

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Carved by Wood - A Brief History of Sunny Wood -- the Man Behind the Whale

June 5, 2015 - Rebecca Nimerfroh


Sunny Wood's whales have almost as much personality as the artist himself. Each hand-carved whale varies in its detail, much due to the reclaimed wood from which it was carved. His work hangs in island homes and restaurants, and on the wall at the Nantucket airport, eyeing you as you wait to board your flight. Take a look at the monstrous three-dimensional piece that says hello as you walk into the Haul Over downtown.

Some would say that spotting one of these whales around the island is like recognizing a friendly face. Now Sunny's wooden whales can be viewed in the new Samuel Owen Gallery on 46 Centre Street, with an opening reception this Friday, June 5 at 6:00 pm, located in the Seven Seas building.

Grand Opening Video Recap!

May 27, 2015

"An incredible, fun and oh so collaborative event with the ‪#‎ACKpartyhosts‬ last night at the SLURPEE wave launch with JDN PHOTOGRAPHY and the opening of Samuel Owen Gallery on 46 Centre Street!"