VSOP Projects in Greenport is presenting two concurrent art exhibitions this fall: Green Thumb: An exhibition of new paintings by Naomi Clark and Please and thank you: a group exhibition of works in black and white. 

Both exhibitions are now open to the public by appointment, with an open house on closing weekend, Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 26 & 27 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m..

Green Thumb brings together a selection of new works created in painter Naomi Clark’s Connecticut studio between February and August 2020. The two-room solo exhibition of 9 oil paintings and 4 small painted ceramic works in VSOP Projects’ rear two room finds Clark in peak form, employing bold, inventive coloration, an accumulation of fragmented closed forms, and clever brushwork. 

In stark contrast to the explosive use of color in Clark’s show, Please and thank you is a group exhibition exploring a restrained, grayscale palette. Works made in a spectrum of media are presented in VSOP Projects’ front room and upstairs spaces.

An exceedingly rare street art masterwork by Shepard Fairey, a pair of hand-painted artists books by Joanne Greenbaum, and a multi-dimensional sculptural, floral wall work by Agathe Snow highlight the show filled with highly esteemed artists.

afterhours, an online archive and series of unattended events organized by Olana Flynn, is also presented in conjunction with Please and thank you. The evolving, web-based projects can be found at vsopprojects.com/afterhours and continues to expand through a series of live, mostly unattended events.

Gallery director Jonathan Weiskopf, artists Naomi Clark and Olana Flynn, and additional artists participating in Please and thank you will be present at VSOP Projects, 311 Front Street, Greenport Village, for an Open House from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, September 26 & 27.

To schedule a private viewing prior to the Open House, email info@vsopprojects.com or call 631.603.7736.

Additional information on all exhibits can be found at www.vsopprojects.com.

Beth Young
Beth Young is an award-winning local journalist who has been covering the East End since the 1990s. She began her career at the Sag Harbor Express and, after receiving her Masters from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, has reported for the Southampton Press, the East Hampton Press and the Times/Review Media Group. She founded the East End Beacon website in 2013, and a print edition in 2017. Beth was born and raised on the North Fork. In her spare time, she tinkers with bicycles, tries not to drown in the Peconic Bay and hopes to grow the perfect tomato. You can send her a message at editor@eastendbeacon.com

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