2018 Exhibiting ArtistS
LUKI O'KEEFE | CYAN LULL
ROCKAWAY BEACH SURF CLUB | OPENING RECEPTION | JULY 27th 7PM - 9PM
This year’s exhibiting artist is Southern California Based Surf and travel photographer, Luki O'Keefe. She focuses on the quite, powerful, feminine, moments in surfing. Using a variety of film and digital cameras, she brings a modernized retro feeling to each image. With a stellar crew of surfers around her home base of San Onofre, Luki produces timeless images that hearken back to a bygone era of carefree beach days spent among close friends. Luki’s imagery has helped define the look of the amazing brand, Seea, and she also jumps in front of the lens as a photo subject as well.
A timeless exhibition of hand processed cyanotype prints displaying the most meditative aspects of surfing.
FIONA MULLEN | Hemispheres
THE MONTAUK BEACH HOUSE | OPENING RECEPTION | AUGUST 3rd 6PM - 9PM
Fiona Mullen sees life from a fresh perspective – behind the lens and completely immersed in the ocean. Wintertime on the New Jersey coastline is where she thrives. The blistery nor'easters and snowstorms don't draw crowds to the beach, but for Fiona, the waves, light and composition are perfect. She peels on her five millimeter wetsuit, booties and gloves, walks across the snow covered sand dunes and swims out through the near freezing waves with her camera in hand.
Fiona has been photographing and publishing these scenes for six years. At just 21, she's already accrued a number of international awards and she is recognized in the the surf world for her eye and technical skills. These skills and her hunger to explore have lead her around the world; Indonesia, Australia, Samoa, Hawaii, California, Vancouver BC, the Caribbean, Iceland and beyond. Currently studying Public Relations and Journalism at Monmouth University, she hopes to make her mark in the world by combining her professional drive and her creative flair.
Hemispheres by Fiona Mullen, is a showcase of women's surfing from the coldest winter days in the north east to the tropical warmth of the Indian Ocean. Surfing has reached all corners of the globe and in 2018 women are represented more than ever in lineups everywhere, even in the most unpredictable places.
These photographs illuminate the lives of women who have dedicated their lives to surfing. Some, may be professional surfers, some, free surfers, some travel the world in search of perfect waves, while others habitually paddle out at their home break as the sun rises each day. To be a woman who surfs is to be part of a society, a community, a family. We speak the same slang, we get psyched on swell and the physical and metaphorical energy that is created by waves. There’s nothing like surfing with fellow women. No matter the temperature, the size or girth of the wave, the coastline’s structure, or which hemisphere you’re in.