Leigh Nisonson with one of her light box paintings. Leigh is wearing her painted silk crepe sarong from a collaboration with Jennifer Collins of PinkClouds.
While New York City and the Hamptons sometimes seem worlds apart, the two collide in artist Leigh Nisonson’s latest exhibit “Shark Meet.” The works of art showcase everything from images of water overflowing onto a city street to canvases depicting light reflecting off steel buildings juxtaposed with the refractions of sun rays in a pool or ocean. To see this exhibit is to catch a glimpse of life in New York and the Hamptons told through the use of vivid colors and patterns.
As part of her new series, Nisonson constructed acrylic panel light boxes and painted the back of the panel instead of the front. In this time-consuming process, she used handmade stencils and a pour-and-paint method applied in layers to the inside of the box. The results are stunning.
There is a mesmerizing quality to the water in Nisonson’s paintings, which are calming and aesthetically pleasing, yet energetic, happy, and chic. The show is upbeat and visually dynamic in terms of color, energy, and its use of current stylistic trends. A must-see, “Shark Meet” is on exhibit at Hampton Hang Gallery through August 26. 688 Montauk Hwy., Water Mill, 726-2266