Jack Ceglic
Seeking and Searching
 
At Ille Arts and Studio 11
 
September 15 - October 8, 2018
Opening reception at both galleries: Saturday September 15, 1-6pm

This is a two-part exhibition to open simultaneously in two locations:
ILLE Arts
171 Main Street, Amagansett, NY 11930
631 905-9894
 
Studio 11
Red Horse Plaza, 74 Montauk Highway, East Hampton NY 11937
631 604-5858

EXHIBITION IMAGES                 

The Studio 11 exhibit is composed of 21 framed portraits of people the artist encountered while visiting Cuba in 2017 and 2018. The oil stick drawings on 25” x 38” acid-free paper depict the unflinching gaze of citizens in various regions of the country. Their faces evoke the timeless qualities of vulnerability, strength, and warmth.

The ILLE Arts exhibit consists of nine larger-than-life size full figure monochromatic portraits drawn with oil stick on 48” x 72” glassine sheets. They are based on a series of candid photographs that Ceglic took in New York City and East Hampton in 2017 and 2018. As he sifted through the snapshots taken in waiting rooms, restaurants, and the subway, a theme began to emerge. These portraits represent the distracted and otherwise absorbed people in our midst. They capture a cultural moment we are all experiencing, where the people around us appear to be engaged elsewhere.

The portraits in both exhibits all seem to be seeking and searching, though in very different ways.

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