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Carly Haffner
Hampton Photo, Art and FramingIncorporating painting, drawing and sculpture Carly Haffner creates a unique world inhabited by certain trademark creatures, some of her own invention, where the seemingly cute make dark sexual allusions related to her opinions on consumerism, and tell tales of environmental doom. Rendered crudely, horses and unicorns drink from mysterious pink pools of pollution; brightly colored cardboard cars and trucks spout trails of cotton exhaust from their tailpipes and often we see the trucks filled with adorable but morbid bags of trash. Recurring characters include several Godzilla types, a smiley face turned man with hearts for hands, a teddy bear girl whose mouth drools an unspecified liquid, a hot dog man, a dancing yam and a 1950's style super hero.

Having lived in San Francisco while receiving her BFA from California College of Arts and Crafts, the influence of the Mission School is readily apparent throughout Haffner's work. Commonplace/non-traditional art materials are pervasive including magic markers, recycled cardboard, children's "googly eyes", oak tag, run-of-the-mill copy paper, tubes from finished paper towel rolls, and black Sharpies.

 As a child growing up in East Hampton, Haffner made weekend trips to the city to visit Keith Haring's POP Shop. We have created a true to form coloring book, similar to a Keith Haring version she purchased there, to accompany the exhibit. The included drawings were culled from a series made by Haffner on paper with black Sharpie markers.

Haffner is a member of the Hamptons-based art collective, Bonac Tonic, and shows frequently throughout the Hamptons, specifically at Silas Marder Gallery and Ashawagh Hall in East Hampton.

 

Photo Services

Canvas Printing

Printing on canvas is incredibly versatile and a great way to create a ready-to-hang image or artwork. Every canvas that we print  is protected with a UV coated acrylic finish to guard the print from dust, moisture and fading. Do you want your canvas stretched on bars or non-stretched? Framed or unframed? Customize the work to make it truly your own.

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Photography Information

Art of Photography

Art of PhotographyPhotography is an amazing art form. A photograph album is a catalogue of life's history as seen through the camera. People, animals, nature, holidays, celebrations and even disasters are captured instantly and recorded as part of history. It is through the powerful presentations of photography that we better understand the progression of time and life. Hampton Photo Arts has over twenty years of experience working with photographers as they seek to capture and preserve the history of families and communities.

When families get together, both children and adults love to look through photograph albums. They enjoy seeing the childhood photos of older family members and compare themselves to ancestors who lived a hundred or more years ago. Photos are among the most important treasures of every family. They should not be faded and dull. They contain the smiles, tears and emotions of generations. The staff members at Hampton Photo Arts display excellence in the art of photography reproduction. They work with the highest quality materials. They know how to create family memories that will be just as beautiful one hundred years from now as they are today.

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Art Information

Learning to Paint with Watercolors

By Cindy Tabacchi

ImageWatercolor is an easy, fun medium for creating art.  Color theory, composition and design can be explored freely with watercolor paint, paper, and brushes.  Several techniques may be used with watercolors for varying effects including painting wet on wet, wet on dry, layering washes, and more.

Watercolor paper comes in cold press, hot press, and rough.  Rough paper has the most texture, and its hills and valleys can result in interesting effects when paint is added.  Hot press is the smoothest and has the finest texture.  Cold press has a moderate amount of texture and is the paper most commonly chosen by watercolor artists.

Watercolor paper comes in several weights ranging from 90 lb. to 300 lb. based on the pounds per ream of paper.  Most artists prefer to use at least 140 lb. paper.  Papers vary somewhat between manufacturers, so sampling different papers is advisable.  Paper can be purchased in pads, in blocks or in large sheets.  The large sheets are usually the most economical and can be torn into whatever size is desired.

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