Rachel Moseley, “Wet Dream,” oil on panel, 20 x 16 inches

A remarkable exhibition of contemporary photo-realist figurative works by two acclaimed painters will soon be on view at RJD Gallery in Bridgehampton, New York. It opens this Saturday, and there’s extra incentive for collectors.

Themes of identity, youth, and contemporary culture are explored with beautiful clarity through the paintings by Rachel Moseley and Katie O’Hagan in “A Girl Next Door,” opening Saturday, July 22 at RJD Gallery. A percentage of sales, as well as a raffle, from the reception will benefit the Hetrick-Martin Institute (HMI), the oldest and largest organization dedicated to serving lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth.

Margaret Bowland, “Randell Horton ‘J”’ Series 1,” 2017, oil on linen, 48 x 48 inches

Via the gallery, “Recognized by numerous organizations for their exceptional representational techniques, these artists create intimate and emotional paintings that captivate viewers. Moseley creates pop-portraits of the diverse contemporary youth within her community while O’Hagan’s psychological landscapes offer us an opportunity for introspection and challenge us to see beyond the outward appearance.

Katie O’Hagan, “Believe,” 2016, oil on linen, 40 x 30 inches

“Gallery owner Richard Demato continues his philanthropic efforts, raising awareness and funds in support of Hetrick-Martin Institute (HMI), which believes that all young people regardless of sexual orientation or identity, deserve a safe and supportive environment in which to achieve their full potential. During the opening reception of ‘A Girl Next Door,’ a percentage of sales, as well as a raffle, will benefit this incredible organization.

Jantina Peperkamp, “Anna,” acrylic on panel, 13 3/4 x 11 inches

“Further enhancing the context of our ‘girl next door’ we are concurrently exhibiting Daniel Pollera, a Hamptons-based painter specializing in architectural landscapes and seascapes, the cityscapes of Italian painter Marco Martelli, and urban landscapes of UK-based painter Rick Garland. Mingle with the artists, Katie O’Hagan and Daniel Pollera, and many of the HMI supporters.”

To learn more, visit RJD Gallery.

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Andrew Webster is the former Editor of Fine Art Today and worked as an editorial and creative marketing assistant for Streamline Publishing. Andrew graduated from The University of North Carolina at Asheville with a B.A. in Art History and Ceramics. He then moved on to the University of Oregon, where he completed an M.A. in Art History. Studying under scholar Kathleen Nicholson, he completed a thesis project that investigated the peculiar practice of embedded self-portraiture within Christian imagery during the 15th and early 16th centuries in Italy.


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