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Aug 12, 2019 2:56 PMPublication: The East Hampton Press & The Southampton Press

Chaos Theory Gallery Displays Works Of Design

Chaos Theory Gallery in Sag Harbor ALEXANDRA HAYDEN
Aug 12, 2019 3:10 PM

Good design can go a long way to lighten the soul and brighten the spirit. It’s not every day an exhibition can be found on the East End that is all about design, but Alexandra Hayden, a curator and interior designer, has gathered together a talented group of creative souls to display their work in “Synchronicity,” a new show on view at Chaos Theory Gallery in Sag Harbor. The exhibition, which runs through late August, showcases a combination of photography, sculptural pieces and furniture created by a group of creative artists from around the globe.

Among them is Mario Milana. Milanese by birth, he combines functionality and dynamism in his pieces to create furniture that adapts to the needs and comfort of the user. Also showing work is New York freelance photographer Daisy Johnson, who captures images of nude men and women set against pristine natural backdrops. Through her images, she aspires to promote the expression of individual freedom as well as the strength and vulnerability inherent in the natural world and the physical body. Meanwhile, Washington native Annie Shinn works across various media ranging from oil and ink to charcoal and spray paint. For this show, Ms. Shinn and Ms. Johnson have collaborated to create photographs highlighted with gentle strokes of color.

Also represented in “Synchronicity” is Gerard Williams, the founder of Brut Design, who translates the ancient techniques of Ébénisterie — the French tradition of cabinet making — into his modern furniture. Functional ceramics are on view in the form of planters, vases, and objects designed and handmade by Bari Ziperstein from Los Angeles. Two surfboards by Sagaponack artist Steve Miller, as part of his study of patterns in nature, are also featured in the show, along with two “chica” chairs by the Campana brothers, Humberto and Fernando, based in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The brothers use everyday materials to create pieces that celebrate the richness of their native country. Wendall Castle created much adored handmade sculptural furniture for over four decades. Two of Mr. Castle’s functional sculptural works of art are on display in front of the gallery.

Chaos Theory Gallery is located at 112 Hampton Street in Sag Harbor. For more information, call 646-549-5492.

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