Amy Simon Fine Art, the Westport gallery that has replaced yarn with fine art, has announced a summer exhibition.
An opening reception will be held 5:30-7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 12 for a group show called “The Nature of it All,” which is up until July 17.
On the heels of a two-man show, the exhibit will feature works by a group of six women: Nancy Brooks Brody, Sandi Haber Fifield, Barbara Friedman, Ellen Kozak, Nancy Lazar and Cara Enteles, whose work is at left. A quick Google check reveals that most of these artists live or work in New York, and all of them seem to produce work with organic or naturalistic forms. I’ll be excited to see their works combined in a single show.
I don’t know anything else about the art at the show — my Google education can only get me so far — but I can provide a little context about the gallery.
It’s not the first gallery to replace the yarn shop. Before Simon took the space, the Art Red Spot gallery had that location. Then came Robert’s, a clothing store briefly tried to sell upscale sportswear to men. (A losing strategy in a region where men who don’t shop Mitchell’s go to Sym’s.)
Today the space is bright, airy and contemporary — and surprisingly serene given its proximity to the Post Road traffic that zooms by. This is one gallery that lets its art breathe.