Mike Solomon will present “Exquisite Corpse.2: The Surfboard as Body” an exhibit and silent auction of artists' surfboards he organized to benefit three nonprofit organizations. The show will be presented at Neoteric Fine Art in Amagansett on Saturday.
The theme of the show, “surfboard as body,” features surfboards transformed by artists such as Scott Bluedorn, Matisse Patterson, Bubba Charron, Michael Rosch, Peter Dayton, Mathiew Satz, Michael Halsband, Peter Spacek, and many others.
Each board was divided into three sections to mimic the Surrealist artist game of Exquisite Corpse, where each participant depicts a separate portion of the body divided into head and neck, torso, then legs and feet. The paper is folded so that the artists have no idea what their predecessors have done. In this case the surfboards are divided into sections: noses, middles, and tails, with the body portions corresponding to those sections. The boards are long, short, old, and new for a variety of approaches and supports. A total of seven surfboards created by 21 artist/surfers will result.
Viewing and bidding Thursday and Friday is from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; it continues on Saturday from 6 to 10 p.m., when bids will be final. Saturday night will also include a reception with food, drink, and music. The organizations that will benefit from the auction are Hoops 4 Hope, Citizens for Access Rights, and Surfrider Foundation.