Young Artists

Craun, Frozen inside my burning dream (detail)

Justin Craun
Frozen Inside My Burning Dream (detail), 2010
Oil on canvas
96” x 181”
Private Collection, New York

Young Artists in Group Exhibit at Nassau County Museum of Art

June 29-October 13, 2013

All the galleries on the second floor of Nassau County Museum of Art will be filled with exciting work by five contemporary artists in AftermodernisM AM, opening June 29 and remaining on view through October 13. Each of the artists— Nina Chanel Abney, Justin Craun, Wendell Gladstone, Erik Parker and Tom Sanford—is showcased in a dedicated gallery. Aged 31 to 44, they represent a movement of young artists involved in the use of very strong color. They share an interest in combining figurative and abstract elements in new and innovative ways. The famed art collector Hubert Neumann called their work “an asymmetric aesthetic for a fractured asymmetric world.”

AftermodernisM AM is organized for the museum’s Contemporary Collector Circle by the CCC’ co-chairs, Elaine Berger and Alison Wolfson.

Nassau County Museum of Art is located at 1 Museum Drive in Roslyn Harbor, just off Northern Boulevard, Route 25A, two traffic lights west of Glen Cove Road. The museum is open Tuesday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-4:45 p.m. Docent-led tours of the exhibition are offered at 2 p.m. each day; tours of the mansion are offered each Saturday at 1 p.m.; meet in the lobby, no reservations needed. Tours are free with museum admission. Family art activities and family tours are offered Sundays from 1 pm; free with museum admission. Call (516) 484-9338, ext. 12 to inquire about group tours. Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors (62 and above) and $4 for students with ID and children aged 4 to 12. Members and children under 4 are admitted free. Parking is free on weekdays. On weekends only, there is a $2 parking fee (members, free). The Periwinkles Café at the Museum is open Friday through Sunday, 11 to 4 p.m. The Museum Store is open Tuesday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Call (516) 484-9337 for current exhibitions, events, days/times and directions or log onto

Nassau County Museum of Art, governed by a privately elected Board of Trustees, is chartered and accredited by New York State as a not-for-profit, private educational institution. The museum’s programs and exhibitions are made possible through the support of Nassau County under County Executive Edward P. Mangano and the Nassau County Legislature, as well as memberships, admissions, special events, private and corporate donations, and government and foundation grants.


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Photo Captions

Erik Parker, Late Bloomer, 2010

Erik Parker
Untitled (Late Bloomer), 2010
Acrylic and gouache on canvas
96 x 78 inches
Private Collection, NY


Abney, Untitled (Disorder)

Nina Chanel Abney
Untitled (Disorder), 2012
Acrylic on canvas
48 X 36 inches
Private Collection, NY

WG Eat the Sun

Wendell Gladstone
Eat the Sun, 2013
Oil and acrylic on linen
84 x 60 inches
Private Collection, NY