Quiet Lunch hit the Hamptons this week for the season’s much anticipated and lauded exhibition series, East End Collected, curated by renowned painter, Paton Miller. This, the fourth incarnation of EEC, opened to a full house at the Southampton Arts Center on Jobs Lane and former home to the Parrish Art Museum. The exhibition reflects on Mr. Miller’s vision of the Hamptons as the quintessential locale for the artistic spirit to thrive. With sunlight on Long Island’s South Fork mimicking that in the South of France, its easy to see why countless artists —from William Merrit Chase to Julian Schnabel— have set-up shop here. And with people like Paton Miller —truly a painter’s-painter— who plays the artist-as-curator role flawlessly as well as an area ripe with collectors, makes for two of the three key ingredients for an art scene to thrive. The following 30 artists give ample proof to the third: Mary Abbott, Mike Ahearn, Hal Buckner, Perry Burns, Dana Little Brown, Eteri Chkadva, Bonnie Cohen, Andrea Cote, Pierre Cote, Gregory de la Haba, James DeMartis, Ellen Frank, Libby Geisler, Kimberly Goff, Elaine Grove, Michael Ferran, Sophie Howell, Steve Loschen, Kenny Mann, Mary Mattingly, Lindsay Morris, Roy Nicholson, Shimon Okshteyn, Mickey Paraskevas, Julia Scheuer, Kerry Sharkey-Miller, Liz Sloan, Neal Thomason, Abigail Vogel and Dan Welden.
Photos by Daniel Gonzalez for Quiet Lunch
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