The Art Scene: 10.12.17
October 12, 2017 - Mark Segal for The East Hampton Star
“Syd Solomon: Time and Tide,” a centenary exhibition of paintings by the influential Abstract Expressionist, will open tonight at 6 with a reception at the Berry Campbell Gallery in Chelsea. It will run through Nov. 11.
After serving as a camouflage painter during World War II, Solomon and his wife, Annie, settled in Sarasota, Fla., where the Ringling Museum of Art began to collect his paintings at the suggestion of Alfred Barr of the Museum of Modern Art. The Solomons visited East Hampton for the first time in 1955 and within four years were dividing their time between Florida and the Hamptons. They were integral to the art communities of both locales.
A retrospective of Solomon’s work will open next fall at Guild Hall and travel to the Ringling.
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