Thank you to all who joined us for a truly spectacular 3rd Bienniel Shakespeare In The Garden performance. Touring from the UK’s University of Durham, Castle Theatre Company presented one of Shakespeare’s greatest comedies: ‘Twelfth Night’. We are already looking forward to next year’s performance!
What better way to close our garden season than with a sunset party at Madoo? Thank you to all who joined us for a glass of wine and a stroll around the garden. It’s yet another benefit of membership! Our way of saying thank you for supporting us this year.
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The Madoo Conservancy is pleased to present Not Nature, a group exhibition featuring artists Laurie Lambrecht, Steve Miller, and Darius Yektai. The opening cocktail reception will be held on Saturday, November 24th from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., and the exhibition will be on view Saturdays from 1:00 to 4:00 pm through December 22, 2018. This is our second annual artist-curated fall exhibition.
Each artist featured in Not Nature reveals their own profound connection to our environment, as land, sea and air are absorbed through the senses and materialized as their art form. While nature remains the source and essence of their work, artists Lambrecht, Miller, and Yektai have taken their own various departures from naturalistic representation. We look forward to welcoming this exhibition of local artists in our Summer Studio, the original studio of Madoo’s founder, Robert Dash.
Please join us for a cocktail opening reception for Not Nature, a group exhibition featuring the work of Laurie Lambrecht, Steve Miller, and Darius Yektai.
The exhibition will be on view Saturdays from November 24 through December 22, 2018, from 1-4pm.
Join us for our 6th annual holiday fair!
A select group of vendors Including Gretchen Comly Design, Ergun Khorchin New York, Arthur Golabek Flowers, Abigail Vogel, Sag Harbor Florist, and Susan Nieland Jewelry with great holiday gifts will be here again. You can choose from Madoo-made gifts such as clove-studded Lady Apple pomanders, fresh-cut greens from the garden, and top-size (Madoo-grown) paper whites. From our Madoo shop, we’ll also have Sneeboer garden tools, Madoo pottery and other enticing garden gifts. Our popular off-price white elephant gift table includes brand-new garden and design books, designer candles, and home accessories.
Creative wreath making with Anastasia Casale, founder of Sag Harbor Florist, will take place from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
We’ll have roasted chestnuts and marshmallows in the Templum Barbequem fire pit and there is hot cider and vin chaud on hand to ward off the chill.
Photo by Durell Godfrey
At 10:00 a.m. on the first Saturday of January, February, March and April, join us for our new, FREE winter walks in the garden. Explore Madoo as the snowdrops and hellebores and crocuses start to open and herald the spring that will inevitably arrive. Wear snow boots!
The Madoo Conservancy is pleased to present Madoo: A History in Photographs, Celebrating 25 Years as a Public Garden—an exhibition of photographs, published book and magazine features, and artwork from the archives of Madoo’s founder Robert Dash, including seven pictures Dash produced directly from his garden. The exhibition is curated by Southampton-based landscape architect Perry Guillot, who lived at Madoo during the summer from 1987-1994. As Guillot describes, “the photographs show the evolution of Madoo from a remote extension of the adjacent farm fields into the ever-evolving joyful mashup of planting combinations that only Bob could explain.”
A collection of photographs ranging from 1970 through 2018, by Robert Dash, Hans Namuth, Mick Hales, Derek Fell, Rameshwar Das, among others, reveal the notion of Madoo as gesamkunstwerk—one complete artwork that brings together Dash’s life’s work in painting, gardening, and poetry—as well as his inner circle of artist and writer friends. Early gestural botanical studies, on public view for the first time, anticipate later more abstract works such as the florilegium series, exhibited in 2017. Dash’s Fire Screen, a double-sided garden-inspired painting on an actual fire screen from the house, demonstrates a further link between the house itself and the gardens, as well as the circular nature of the piece as it later became an integral part of defining the interiors at Madoo.
The exhibition will be open for a special THAW Fest preview on March 23 from noon to 4 p.m., by appointment, and then will be on view during Madoo’s public visiting hours beginning May 11 through August 3. This exhibition is free and open to the public.
We invite you to join Alejandro Saralegui, Director, and the Board of the Madoo Conservancy for the Sixth Annual Robert Dash Garden Design Lecture, featuring guest speaker Enzo Enea, on Thursday, April 4, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. at the Cosmopolitan Club, 122 East 66th Street, New York, New York. A reception will follow.
We are honored to welcome Enzo Enea, Swiss landscape architect and one of the world’s most prominent tree collectors. Enea received numerous gold and silver awards at the Giardina show in Basel and Zurich and in 1998 a significant certificate of merit at the prestigious Chelsea Flower Show in London. A hallmark of Enzo Enea’s projects is the fusion of outdoor and indoor spaces. In 2010, one of Enea’s most noteworthy projects, the Tree Museum, officially opened its gates to the public. Situated on breathtaking land near Upper Lake Zurich in Rapperswil-Jona, Switzerland, the Tree Museum exhibits individual trees from the collection of Enzo Enea as well contemporary sculpture, combining landscape, botany, art, architecture, and design.
Advance reservations are required. Dress code: Jacket and tie for gentlemen. No jeans.
Special thanks to our sponsors: New York Cottages & Gardens, LAFCO New York, Whitmores, Arthur Golabek Flowers, Ladurée, and the Greenwich Hotel.
Image: Private Garden in Germany © Enea Landscape Architecture
May 17, 2019 at 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
August 16, 2019 at 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The Madoo Conservancy is proud to partner with Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons to present Luke Louchheim’s ARFitecture doghouse project which will be auctioned at the Bow Wow Meow Ball on August 17 at ARF Hamptons.
The doghouses are created by leading lights of the East End design world. Fashion designer Donna Karan and her daughter Gabby Karan de Felice, interior designer Steven Gambrel, and theater and visual artist Robert Wilson have each designed a doghouse. Donna and Gabby worked with Bonetti/Kozerski Architecture DPC and Men at Work Construction, Steven Gambrel worked with New Day Woodwork and Lido Stone Works, while Robert Wilson worked with Blaze Makoid Architecture and Artisan Construction Associates. The structures are dog-sized, inhabitable shelters that each reflect the aesthetic and vision of their designer while being functional and durable for indoor or outdoor use.
The structures are currently offered for auction for the benefit of ARF Hamptons this year on the online auction site, Paddle8.com, through Friday, August 16. Tickets to the ARF benefit can be purchased at arfhamptons.org.
The exhibiton is open on Fridays and Saturdays from noon to 4:00 P.M.
Photograph by Tria Giovan.
Doghouse by Donna Karan and Gabby Karan de Felice with Bonetti/Kozerski Architecture DPC and Men at Work Construction.
Special thanks to Amagansett Building Materials/Florence Building Materials.
October 12, 2019 at 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The Madoo Conservancy is pleased to present Fields and Fences: Paintings 1998-99, a selection of paintings by Robert Dash. The exhibition will be on view from August 9 through October 12, 2019, and is free and open to the public.
“The field was tended and cherished like any object of vertu. Unlike porcelain, however, whose pieces may be glued, the field is valueless and irreclaimable, the light of centuries of harvest snuffed.” —Robert Dash, Notes from Madoo
The paintings from the series Fields and Fences are indebted to Robert Dash’s well-known paintings from the 1960s and 70s of a now all but vanished Sagaponack landscape. The pastoral expanse pushing past fences trying in vain to divide and contain it, as seen in this 1998-99 series, is also present in one of Dash’s paintings from nearly 40 years prior. This prefiguring work, Untitled, 1961, is included in the exhibition. By the late 80s, Dash’s fields have moved beyond representation and are made not of earth but of paint. Vibrant orange and yellow, pink and red, laid down with brushstrokes alternately fluid and harsh, pushing past the now ambiguous forms (fence or phallus) carefully scrawled in dark gestural lines of charcoal. While they retain elements of their precursors and anticipate their successors, these works mark a definitive departure into the world of expressionism and abstraction.
Image: Robert Dash, Untitled (Fields and Furrows I), 1998/99, oil on linen, 60 x 45 in
October 19, 2019 at 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Join us at our annual thank you to Madoo’s generous members and donors on Saturday, October 19 from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. Join us for a sunset glass of wine in the garden, see the Parrish Road Show Laurie Lambrecht exhibition in the garden and our current Robert Dash exhibition, Fields and Fences: Paintings 1998-99. We’ll also have a selection of our gifts and books for pre-order at Merry Madoo. FREE for members! $40 for not-yet-members. If you’re not a member or would like to renew your membership, click here!
Special thanks to Wölffer Estate Vineyards.
November 2, 2019 at 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The Madoo Conservancy is pleased to participate in this year’s Parrish Road Show, the Parrish Art Museum’s off-site cultural engagement program, with an exhibition by Bridgehampton artist Laurie Lambrecht. The exhibition will be on view at Madoo from October 5 through November 3, 2019, with an opening reception on Saturday, October 5, 3-5:00 p.m., during which time visitors will have the opportunity to meet the artist and explore the installation throughout the grounds of Madoo. This exhibition is free and open to the public during the opening reception and during Madoo’s open hours, Fridays and Saturdays from noon to 4:00 p.m.
The site-specific installation, Laurie Lambrecht: Limn to Limb, celebrates the legacy of Robert Dash’s gardens by responding to Madoo’s environment and brightly-painted structural details with interventions that include photography, printmaking, weaving, and knitting. Limn to Limb comprises three elements: large-scale prints of tree bark, hand-knitted covers for stones, weavings with photo printed fabric, and the use of hand-dyed twine and burlap as a decorative, contrasting element on the grounds.
Laurie Lambrecht, a native of Bridgehampton who works in photography and fiber, has been featured in numerous solo exhibitions in the U.S. and abroad, and her photographs are in the collections of the National Gallery of Art, D.C., and the Parrish Art Museum, among others. In the early 1990’s, Lambrecht photographed Roy Lichtenstein and his process. Roy Lichtenstein in His Studio, the monograph of her project, was published by Monacelli Press in 2011. She has worked with theater artist Robert Wilson at the Watermill Center since 1993, and from 2012–2014 Lambrecht photographed a documentary project for the Rauschenberg Foundation (Florida). She was recently a fellow at artist residencies there and at the Virginia Center of the Creative Arts and Vermont Studio Center.
Read more about the Parrish Road Show here.
Image: Laurie Lambrecht (American, born 1955), Work in progress for Parrish Road Show. Image courtesy the artist.
Madoo in Manhattan 2019The 6th annual Robert Dash Garden Design Lecture
Enzo EneaWe were honored to welcome Enzo Enea, Swiss landscape architect and one of the world’s most prominent tree collectors to the 2019 Madoo in Manhattan. Enea received numerous gold and silver awards at the Giardina show in Basel and Zurich and in 1998 a significant certificate of merit at the prestigious Chelsea Flower Show in London. A hallmark of Enzo Enea’s projects is the fusion of outdoor and indoor spaces. In 2010, one of Enea’s most noteworthy projects, the Tree Museum, officially opened its gates to the public. Situated on breathtaking land near Upper Lake Zurich in Rapperswil-Jona, Switzerland, the Tree Museum exhibits individual trees from the collection of Enzo Enea as well contemporary sculpture, combining landscape, botany, art, architecture, and design.
Paintings by Robert Dash
We are opening the season with an exhibition of Robert Dash’s Florilegium paintings, a painterly exploration of flowers in exaggerated proportions with lush coloring. Join us in the summer studio at Madoo.
Dates: Fridays and Saturdays from 12:00 to 4:00 p.m. through October 13, 2018
Madoo in Manhattan
The 5th annual Robert Dash Garden Design Lecture
THE DRAMATIC POTENTIAL OF LANDSCAPE
We were honored to welcome British Landscape Architect Todd Longstaffe-Gowan to this year’s Madoo in Manhattan lecture. Longstaffe-Gowan is Gardens Adviser to Historic Royal Palaces, Landscape Adviser to the Crown Estate Paving Commission in Regent’s Park and President, and founding member of the London Parks and Gardens Trust. Todd has taken on a range of diverse projects both in Britain and abroad, many of them have included an element of conservation. In March 2012 he and his colleague James Fox completed the redesign of Kensington Palace Gardens to mark the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty The Queen.
Todd brings to his garden design a sense of the complexities of our relation to the past that is informed by his training and experience as an architect, landscape architect, cultural geographer and historian. He has a strong interest in the sculptural and dramatic potential of landscapes, and in the ways in which their aesthetic possibilities relate to the uses, activities and symbolic functions for which they are destined.