ART REVIEW: Exhibition at VSOP Projects Links Daydreams and Nightmares

September 6, 2017 by Charles A. Riley II Art ReviewsHamptons & East EndNORTH FORKReviews

"That same view of the topography from the clouds is the premise of Map #28, a large and vibrant painting on three panels locked tightly together by Dena Zemsky, who lives and works in Greenport. Look for the red under the mustard yellow as a gauge to the way the artist builds oil and wax in accretions of texture. The source is a map of Indonesia, coded in the emerald greens of a Balinese bamboo forest and the fathomless blues seen in the Lombok Strait where the Wallace Line divides the globe. Clues to Zemsky’s feeling for materials and textures are abundant in the room, where her rough-and-tumble ceramics are also on view."

Daydreams and Nightmares" at VSOP Projects. Right: "Map #28" by Dena Zemsky, 1989. Oil on canvas in 3 parts, 72 x 108 inches. Courtesy of VSOP Projects.

Daydreams and Nightmares" at VSOP Projects. Right: "Map #28" by Dena Zemsky, 1989. Oil on canvas in 3 parts, 72 x 108 inches. Courtesy of VSOP Projects.


Orient Linen Company reopens

by Monique Singh-Roy, 6/23/15

"The door of Orient Linen Company, situated inside a small, former 19th-century Village Lane barbershop, stood wide open on a recent sunny afternoon. It was a welcoming sight that invites you to walk right in.
This summer, owner Janet Markarian has joined forces with a partner, Jackie McKee, to present the store as a pop-up offering their goods as well as those of other local artisans...In addition to Markarian and McKee’s works, ceramic vessels made by Dena Zemsky of Greenport and hand-carved wooden fish by Will Knoedler, also of Greenport, are on display."

Clay vessels by Greenport artist Dena Zemsky. (Credit: Monique Singh-Roy)

Clay vessels by Greenport artist Dena Zemsky. (Credit: Monique Singh-Roy)