Bobbi Mastrangelo’s “Little Grate Works” exhibited at Islip Art Museum June 28 – Sept 13, 2015

Thursday, June 25th, 2015

I AM Pocket Sized
Curated by Rhonda Cooper
June 28 – September 13, 2015
Reception: Sunday, June 28, from 1 – 4 PM

I AM Pocket Sized invited artists from around the world to create art that fits in the palm of your hand!

I AM Pocket Sized exhibits a large survey of paintings, drawings, collages, sculpture, and more.

In today’s art world, where the notion that bigger is better seems to be too-often taken for granted, it’s refreshing to see that contemporary artists are continuing to produce work on a small scale as well. While small-scale paintings and sculptures, or maquettes, have often been produced as preliminary studies for larger-scale works, the artists represented in the IAM’s current exhibition demonstrate that small works hold a valid and unique place of their own in an art world often dominated by more sizable creations.

“The Essential Element” is one of Bobbi Mastrangelo’s two rotating miniatures being exhibited at the Islip Art Museum. Here is the top view based on an actual manhole sized water cover. The side and back views of Bobbi’s miniatures can be accessed here: http://www.bobbimastrangelo.com/sallery/Mini-Rotating-Sculptures.php

The Essential Element (Water Supply)

 “The Essential Element” at Islip Art Museum

“I AM POCKET SIZED” June 28th – Sept 13, 2015

ISLIP ART MUSEUM

Reception: June 28 from 1 – 4 PM.

I AM Pocket Sized features Detlef E. Aderhold, Max Victor Alper, Lisa Argentieri, Susan Barrasi, Linda Beckerman, Ennid Berger, Phyllis Bilick, Katey Carey, Darlene Charneco, Ye-seul Choi, John Cino, Denise Collado, John Crimmins, Rosetta DeBerardinis, JoAnne Dumas, Shana Einhorn, Cara Enteles, Ann Fox, Reu’ven Gayle, Tony Geiger, Gabriella Grama, Michael Griske, Barbara Grossman-Karyo, Sylvia Harnick, Jeanne Heifetz, Neddi Heller, Katherine Hiscox, Paul Hitchen, Kyle  Horne, Takafumi Ide, Debbie Johnston, Heidi Jukes, Drew Kane, Deborah Katz, Heejung Kim, Bernard Klevickas, Kathy Klompas, Jeni Kobylarz, Elizabeth Kolligs, Rachelle Krieger, Deanna Lee, Cynthia Loewen, Jennifer Maggio, Bobbi Mastrangelo, Claudia Mirzaali, Lauren Monte, Pat Moran, Alexandra Muzek, Stephanie Navon-Jacobson, Fred Neudoerffer, Vanessa Nguyen, Keith Perkins, Ramona Perrin, Mario Politi, Richard Quinn, Evelyn Ramos, Andreas Rentsch, Alan M. Richards, Deena des Rioux, Helen Rousakis, Sue Runkowski, Lorena Salcedo-Watson, Laurie Samara-Schlageter, Jane Schiowitz, Sungsook Setton, Alisa Shea, Sally Shore, Ruby Silvious, Megan Sirianni-Brand, Elena Soterakis, Ted Stamatelos, Stelios Stylianou, Chanika Svetvilas, Dianne Talan, Christine Verga-Maday, Gina Vigliarolo, Mary Waka, Caroline Waloski, Sharon Way-Howard, Patricia Yantz, Nancy Yoshii, Courtney Young, Helen Zajkowski, JoAnne Zambito, and Anthony Zummo

 Islip Art Museum

50 Irish Lane

East Islip NY 11730

1 (631) 224 5402

Museum Hours:

Thursday – Friday 10:00 – 4:00 P M

Saturday & Sunday . Noon – 4:00 P M

http://islipartmuseum.org/about.html

Front Reuse MiniatureBobbi Mastrangelo’s miniature rotating sculpture:

“Reuse” at The Islip Art Museum

This year’s Annual Open Call exhibition has been curated by Rhonda Cooper, who was the Gallery Director of Stony Brook University’s Paul W. Zuccaire Gallery (formerly University Art Gallery) from 1983 to 2013. In addition to her curatorial work, Cooper has taught art management and Asian art history courses at Stony Brook University, the Art Institute of Boston, and the University of Bridgeport. She is also a co-author of the book, Masterpieces of Chinese Art.

Incidentally, The Islip Art Museum has nineteen of Bobbi Mastrangelo’s art works in their permanent collection.  http://islipartmuseum.org/permanent.collection.html

Web Viewers, if you are able to see the small works exhibit at the Islip Art Museum this summer, please add your comments on this blog.
Wishing you a Splendid Summer!

Bobbi Mastrangelo’s Artful Flag at Islip Museum Exhibit

Saturday, August 6th, 2011

The Islip Art Museum celebrates summer with an exhibition entitled Flag Day, on view in the museum galleries at Brookwood Hall, 50 Irish Lane, East Islip, NY:  June 15 through Sun. Sept. 4. 2011.  http://islipartmuseum.org/about.html

Flag Day was curated by Janet Goleas, an artist, gallerist and writer. The exhibit explores the way flags and banners convey attitudes, beliefs and emotions.

In conjunction with Flag Day, Goleas also curated an exhibition of artists works from the Museum’s Permanent Collection which depicted flags.

This is Mastrangelo’s work from the Islip Art Museum’s Permanent Collection

Eureka Trivia Flag

Bobbi’s friend, Dorothea Johnson sent her a picture of  The Eureka California Meter Cover  which had a bed of raised stars.  Jasper Johns’  series of American Flags motivated Mastrangelo to incorporate the Eureka Stars into three versions. The first version was a        print based on the actual scene of the starry meter iron  pit cover surrounded by bricks.

The second Eureka resembled an American Flag except the bed of stars included Eureka Water.

The third creation, pictured above was the most time consuming:  all the words were carved backwards into the linoleum block printing plate. This is the essence of the message:

 Eureka is a Greek word meaning I have found!, Exclamation of triumphant achievement, Motto of California.  Eureka, port city in NW California, Eureka College in Illinois: Ronald Reagan’s Alma Mater.

” EUREKA!”  exclamation uttered by a team of international water authorities when they discovered PURE WATER IN A REMOTE AREA OF NORTH AMERICA  in 2037.

The last four lines reflect my plea to keep our water pure. I met Dorothea on her Father’s 100 birthday.   My 100th birthday will be in 2037. (God Willing)

 Eureka, the Greek word associated with discovery recalls  not only the discovery of gold, but the discovery of so many amazing people, places and resources in these  United States of America.


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