The Crazy Monkey Gallery

 

According to Yelp the Crazy Monkey Gallery is permanently closed.
The content below is from the site's 2009 -2014 archived pages offering a small sample of what the gallery offered.

P.O. Box 2147 Amagansett, New York 11930
Telephone: 917-526-2767
We are open from Thursday to Monday, 11 - 5pm

We are located at the western end of Amagansett Village off the small parking lot next to the Computer Store and One-Stop Pet Shop. Look for our sign above the Gallery.

Artists

Lance Corey

Art is my weapon of choice. Being Irish, Iroquois, and French Canadian: My values, my life-long love of history and learning; my politics, and my willingness to speak truth to power… these inform my art.

A child of Merrick, LI; A graduate of Mepham High School; Running track and body surfing, playing baseball, ice hockey, rugby and boxing; Having been a Lifeguard and a broiler-man; artists’ model, bouncer, housecleaner/painter; gas station attendant and real estate agent; chauffer, butler and sewer man; Earning degrees in Communication Arts from Notre Dame ’71, Philosophy and Theology from Truman State ’76, and History and International Relations from Long Island University ’94; Winning Fulbright Scholarships to study in Egypt in ’88 and China in ’93; Teaching World History and Geography in NYC for 22 years; Taking 3 NYC students to live with the Maasai in Kenya for 2 weeks in 1990; Returning to Kenya to record their folk music and songs a month later…these all play a part.

When I am asked in what style I paint, I say “It is my own!" I am not interested in refining my techniques but in painting from my gut, from my heart, and from my mind. It is my vocabulary giving form to my life experiences and insights. Primitive, raw, unschooled, self-taught but with purpose: To use my art as a weapon; to provoke and challenge my audience to think; To touch the common nerve that binds us all by exposing all for all to see and ponder. In looking into my art others will see themselves and they’ll see me: My demons, passions and missions in life are apparent in my art.

I sold my first abstract painting of a New York City skyline for $10 when I was ten. By age 11 I was copying Rouault and Modigliani from photos my mother cut out from magazines like Better Homes & Gardens. I’ve been influenced by the Impressionists, the Post-Impressionists, the Fauvists, Matisse, Picasso, Jackson Pollock and the many other Abstract Expressionists. They opened the door for my Neo-Primitivism. I’ve been called an intellectual artist. One thing people say about my art is that my art has something to say.

My paintings can be found in Norway and Spain and a few scattered here and there in the US. I sent 5 paintings to the infamous American Painters in Paris Exhibition of 1975-76, and I have spent the past 37+ years trying to get justice for the hundreds of artists victimized in that fraud. A Firehouse Gallery Purchase Award selected by Esteban Vicente put one of my Paris paintings in the VP’s office at Nassau Community College in 1976. I showed on the streets of Greenwich Village and Bridgehampton in 1977. A WLIW-TV auction benefited from the 1982 sale of my piece Song for Ulla. CUNY showed The Prisoner in their 1984 Art Against Apartheid Exhibition.

I performed Guerilla Art in 1980, 1989, 2001, and 2002 at the Cultural Services Building of the French Embassy on 5th Avenue in NYC (across from the Met) to acknowledge the involvement of the French Government in the aforementioned Paris Exhibition. Future performances are being planned.

I started exhibiting my paintings and drawings again in 2009.

 



 

June Kaplan

Dreamscapes reflect a direct passage into my turbulent emotional nature. The acceptance of life as a gift, to sense the world as i wish to see it are thematic in my work. My paintings evolve to a place i imagine-bringing order through abstraction. The mind is a wonderful tool to paint-pictures translate with trial and error-the best effects are from the unexpected so i give the line some play to catch something startling or gentle trying not to overwork it where the glimmer goes away. My life as in my paintings becomes an experimental expression of love and liberty.

 

POETRY

New York Narcissism
by june kaplan

the air is silent
but for crickets in the grasses
as quiet as a monastery
where nuns pray in nunneries on Sundays
it's complicated
alone at last
yet for consultations
that broaden my horizon
it's not logic that she knows so well
it's displaced rage
some unearthly spell
a witches nipple has me feeling like an insipid cripple
a child's dimple looking for a sacred symbol
a shirley temple every little girl before the age of nine drinking fake wine
a scotch and soda-how to drink without looking drunk
Frances Ford Coppola - how to cope when you were
52 on a shoestring
Ed Sullivan really big shoe sweating in the wings
be that as it may
in search for tomorrow
we find today
pain is all in vain our vanity bleak
does a bird think how handsome his beak?
or give it up for ransom and pay you next week?
do you give to the poor to help the weak?
well i've got a lot going on this week
don't take that as a defeat
have you been drinking darling? you
suddenly reek
a peak performance in summer to saunter to find a lounge-chair to weep.
a leap of fortune by autumn in costume
to find a lounge-chair to sleep.

 
Ocean and Sky
by june kaplan

i am a noisy painter
loud and brash
palette knife swipes splash
blue sky crashes white
heat strokes blemish
the remnant past
strike out sound is
laughing out loud
seasick waves clash
the embarrassed moon
blushes like a tomato
colored in day glow
restless jealous surf
the sand tan a darkest earth
as wind cannot be seen
blows the dirt
that washes to shore
I love you more
the more I speak of love
love is an ocean
feelings running deeply
in the wake of my heart
I know you love me sweetly
since first we met
time
to know we are the seasons
of sun and snow and rain
there is a reason
why love remains
for every year in every way
it is the common thread
that keep us in good stead
that lead the rousing way
cooled by water from cold
clear streams
I offer you chai
in a summer of dreams
to try
to heal
with painting
an ocean and sky.

 

 




 

Events & Openings

We open a new exhibition every month with 1-3 featured artists
supported by a group show of Gallery Members.

Please check back regularly- or better yet stop by the Gallery - to see what's new.


Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul (A)|July (B)|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec

September 2008
Returning Members Show
Featuring

Bob Savage
Winner of the 2008 Art Competition

 
 
Opening Reception
Saturday September 13th 5-7pm
September begins a new year for our Artist's Cooperative - this month the Returning Members make up the group show.
 

Cynthia Sobel
Ruth Rogers-Altman
Jim Hayden
Jana Hayden
Rolande Cicurel
Joyce Silver
Marcia Tucker
Daniel Schoenheimer
Mary Grossman
Jennifer Meihofer
Bob Rothstein

Wilhelmina Howe
Ellyn Tucker
Bob Tucker
Daveen Herley
Corinne Soikin Strauss
Bobbie Braun
Clare Schoenheimer
Andrea McCafferty
Stephanie Reit
Sally Breen

 
 
October 2008
Opening Reception
Saturday October 4th 5-7pm

Featuring
Eileen Hickey Hulme
&
Len Bernard

with
Sally Breen ** Marcia Tucker ** Cynthia Sobel ** Bob Savage
Corinne Strauss ** Bobbie Braun ** Bob Rothstein
October 3rd - October 27th
 
November 2008
Opening Reception
Saturday November 1st 5-7pm

Featuring

Susan Rockford
Heloisa Maia
Michael Scaraglino

October 31st - November 23rd
 
December 2008
Small Works Show
Opening Reception
Saturday December 6th 5-7pm

Featuring
Stephanie Reit

with
All Members
November 28th - December 28th
 
January 2009
Opening Reception
Saturday January 10th 5-7pm

Featuring
Wilhelmina Howe
&
Joanna Paitchell Lee

with
Ruth Rogers-Altman ** Rolande Cicurel
Corinne Strauss
** Eileen Hickey-Hulme
Janaury 2nd - February 1st
 
February 2009
Febraury 2009 Art Competition
you be the judge...

Our members will each hang a piece of their artwork and the
public is invited to come in and vote.

Best in Show... Most Original... Most Thought Provoking...
Opening Reception
Saturday February 7th 5-7pm

Febraury 6th - March 1st

 
March 2009
Opening Reception
Saturday March 7th 5-7pm

Featuring
Sally Breen
Luc LeBoleis
Daniel Schoenheimer


March 6th - March 29th
 
April 2009
Opening Reception
Saturday April 11th 5-7pm

Featuring
Mark E. Zimmerman
&
Ellyn & Bob Tucker

with
Stephanie Reit ** Jennifer Meihofer ** Ruth Rogers-Altman
Jim & Jana Hayden ** Marcia Tucker ** Daveen Herley
Len Bernard ** Lance Corey

April 3rd - April 26th
 
May 2009
Opening Reception
Saturday May 9th 5-7pm

Featuring
Jennifer Meihofer
&
Joyce Silver

with
Andrea McCafferty ** Daniel Schoenheimer ** Mary Grossman
Wilhelmina Howe ** Bob Savage ** Joanne Paitchell Lee
Cynthia Sobel ** Eileen Hickey-Hulme ** Lance Corey

May 1st - May 24th

NOTE: Beginning May 28th Gallery hours will be
Thursday - Monday from 11am - 5pm


 
June 2009
Opening Reception
Saturday June 6th 5-7pm

Featuring
Jim & Jana Hayden
&
Ruth Rogers - Altmann

with
Daveen Herley ** Sally Breen ** Joyce Silver
Rolande Cicurel ** Mark E Zimmerman ** Bob Tucker
Len Bernard ** Luc LeBoleis

May 28th - June 22nd
 
June/July 2009
Opening Reception
Saturday June 27th 5-7pm

Featuring
Rolande Cicurel
&
Daveen Herley

with
Len Bernard ** Jennifer Meihofer ** Mary Grossman
Daniel Schoenheimer ** Andrea McCafferty
Eileen Hickey-Hulme ** Lance Corey ** Joanne Paitchell Lee

June 25th - July 13th
 
July/August 2009
Opening Reception
Saturday July 18th 5-7pm

Featuring
Cynthia Sobel
Bob Savage
Marcia Tucker

July 16th - August 3rd
 
August 2009
Opening Reception
Saturday August 8th 5-7pm

Featuring
Mary Grossman
&
Andrea McCafferty

with
Jennifer Meihofer ** Joyce Silver ** Jim Hayden
Wilhelmina Howe ** Ellyn Tucker ** Stephanie Reit
Luc LeBoleis ** Mark E Zimmerman

August 6th - August 24th

 


September 2013

Opening Reception
Saturday August 31st 5-7pm


Featuring
Barbara Bilotta
Winner of the 2013 Art Competition
and
Group Show by all memebers of the Artists Cooperative

August 29th - September 29th


October 2013


Opening Reception
Saturday October 5th 5-7pm

 
Featuring
June Kaplan
Lance Corey
with
Andrea McCafferty
Daniel Schoenheimer
Jana Hayden
Barbara Bilotta
Ellyn Tucker
Mark Zimmerman
Bobbie Braun
Beth O'Donnell
Melissa Hins
Anna Franklin

October 3rd - October 27th


 
November 2013
Opening Reception
Saturday November 2nd 5-7pm

Featuring
Jim and Jana Hayden
Guest Artist Lenore Bailey
with
Andrea McCafferty
Daniel Schoenheimer
Barbara Bilotta
June Kaplan
Bob Tucker
Mark Zimmerman
Bobbie Braun
Lance Corey
Beth O'Donnell
Melissa Hins
Beth Barry
Dinae Marx
Sheila Rotner

November 1st - December 1st

December 2013
Small Works Show

Opening Reception
Saturday December 7th 5-7pm

Featuring
Joyce Silver
with
Andrea McCafferty
Daniel Schoenheimer
Jana Hayden
Jim Hayden
Barbara Bilotta
June Kaplan
Ellyn Tucker
Bob Tucker
Mark Zimmerman
Bobbie Braun
Lance Corey
Beth O'Donnell
Melissa Hin
Anna Franklin
December 6th - December 29th

January 2014
Opening Reception
Saturday 5-7pm
Fourth Annual
Salon des Refuses
Nudes

Gallery Members and Guest Artists

Viewer Discretion Advised
Some work is unsuitable for under 18's

February 2013
Febraury 2014 Art Competition
you be the judge...

Our members will each hang a piece of their artwork and the
public is invited to come in and vote for:

Best in Show... Most Original... Most Thought Provoking...

Opening Reception
Saturday February 1st 5-7pm


March 2014
Opening Reception
Saturday Saturday March 1st 5-7pm

Featuring
TBA
with
Andrea McCafferty
Daniel Schoenheimer
Jana Hayden
Jim Hayden
Barbara Bilotta
June Kaplan
Ellyn Tucker
Bob Tucker
Mark Zimmerman
Bobbie Braun
Lance Corey
Beth O'Donnell
Melissa Hin
Anna Franklin
 


April 2014
Opening Reception
Saturday 5-7pm

Featuring
TBA

May 2014
Opening Reception
Saturday 5-7pm

Featuring
TBA

NOTE: Beginning May 22nd Gallery hours will be
Thursday - Monday from 11am -5pm


June 2014
Opening Reception
Saturday 5-7pm

Featuring
TBA


July (A) 2014
Opening Reception
Saturday 5-7pm

Featuring
TBA


July (B) 2014
Opening Reception
Saturday 5-7pm

Featuring
TBA


August 2014
Opening Reception
Saturday 5-7pm

Featuring
TBA

 


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