Sammy’s Beach X, 2012 acrylic on canvas, 80 x 72 inches
March 21 - April 19, 2014
Danese/Corey is pleased to announce its inaugural exhibition of work by Connie Fox. The exhibition consists of paintings and works on paper inspired by her decades’ long relationship with an isolated stretch of the East Hampton shore known locally as Sammy’s Beach. Beginning 30 years ago, Fox and her friend Elaine de Kooning regularly frequented this haven of light, land, sea and sky. She still begins each morning absorbing this tidal bay’s enduring spiritual and visual narrative. In her words, “the most significant thing I did at Sammy’s was just to be there. I walked, sat, looked. Most importantly, I swam.” (1) In the series, Fox achieves an eloquent balance between the reality of locale and its existential condition in an intimate, personal vocabulary – an environment filtered through the soul and sensibility of an abstract expressionist.