Monday, October 14, 2013

Grenning Gallery at the Watchcase

As I entered the raw space that once was the Bulova watchcase factory, I felt transported to an atelier in Florence. Bathed in north light, an artist is at his easel painting a portrait of a comely woman. The brick walls are hung with beautiful landscapes of local streets, beaches and countryside. The artist is Leo Mancini-Hresko and he is one of featured artists in Grenning Gallery's latest show, Local Landscapes.
Grenning Gallery collaborated with the Watchcase residences to do a combined art show and open house on Sunday October 13th. I was fortunate enough to be able to stop by and check it out.
The unadorned factory walls were beautiful in their rough state.
Adding art to the space was the cherry on the ice creme sundae.
Distant Storm by Leo Mancini-Hresko
oil 24" x 22" more info here

The old Watchcase building has been deserted for years. It was so exciting to see something happening at the site. The plans carefully made and approved are finally being carried out. It was thrilling to be inside the reconstructed space and I anticipated going upstairs to the model Factory Loft. When the property is complete this will be a spectacular site. 
The model loft was in the space directly above the painting exhibition.
Bedroom corner.
Master bedroom
Loft living area.
Open kitchen.
Up the stairs to the roof is your private deck.
The roof of the Watchcase is the highest point in Sag Harbor.
Great views towards town and the harbor.
But,
you know what my favorite part was.
Don't miss seeing the latest Local Landscapes at the Grenning Gallery.

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