Jessica Hagen Fine Art + Design has been featured in the following publications:
Hunt Slonem is a Force of Nature
Newport This Week / July 11, 2019
There is a dazzling menagerie at the Jessica Hagen Fine Art + Design Gallery as floating butteflies, vibrantly hued tropical birds and whimsical bunnies fill the walls. It’s the distinctive work of Hunt Slonem, the New York-based, internationally recognized expressionist painter who is having his second solo show at the gallery until July 31.
ARTS REVIEW: Bunnies multiply in Newport gallery solo show
Newport Daily News / July 7, 2019
NEWPORT — “The Real Housewives of New York City,” season 11, episode 8, contains a near-sublime instance of two cultures colliding. Cast members Bethenny Frankel and Sonja Morgan visit Hunt Slonem, a Brooklyn painter whose studio doubles as an aviary. While Slonem and his longtime friend Morgan pore over a table of snapshots and memories, Frankel, dazzling in a green-sequined bomber jacket, proceeds to gawk at the exotic fowl.
Celebrated Living / July/August 2019
After managing two galleries in Newport, Jessica Hagen opened her eponymous space in 2005, showing contemporary painting, sculpture, photography, ceramics and jewelry. “There are many more art galleries in Newport now than in 2005, and that’s good news for the city and its cultural institutions,” she says. “A vibrant art scene makes Newport an even more interesting place to live and visit.”
Art Exhibit Opening Reception
Newport This Week / February 7, 2019
“Weather or Not,” public welcome, Jessica Hagen Fine Art and Design, 9A Bridge St., 6-8 p.m., 401-835- 7682, jessicahagen.com.
In February, gallerist Jessica Hagen just wants to have fun
NewportRI.com / February 6, 2019
Newport gallery group show “Weather or Not” offers an antidote to winter’s frost and gloom.
It was Monday afternoon, Feb. 4 — an unusually sunny day for a New England winter. Just three days earlier, the typically coldest month of the year arrived severely, as any Newporter might expect. But on Monday, gallerist Jessica Hagen was enjoying the warmth of 68 degrees as she cruised down Route 9 in Connecticut.
This ideal weather also proved an ideal setup for my phone conversation with Hagen, who spoke to me (hands-free, of course) about the latest show at her Bridge Street gallery.
Woman up: Are gender exclusive art shows still a thing? And does anybody even care anyway?
NewportRI.com / September 5, 2018
They invaded quietly, in the middle of the night. Posters began floating like ads on walls, streetlights, telephone booths. Pasted around SoHo by a team of anonymous activists, the fliers offered acerbic takes on the art world and its profound misogyny. Museums and galleries were skewered for failing to exhibit women. The provocateurs called themselves the Guerrilla Girls and, with visual finesse as campy as it was threatening, donned gorilla masks as their disguises.
Sneak Peek: This Old House's 2018 Idea House
Rhode Island Monthly / September 5, 2018
Gardner points out a colorful work of art above the staircase in the guest quarters: a photograph of a peony printed on aluminum by Rhode Island-based artist, Victoria Mele. The artwork throughout the main house and guest quarters, Gardner tells me, is curated by Newport’s Jessica Hagen Fine Art and will be up for sale at the grand opening celebration this Saturday.
Strong Female Viewpoints Mark ‘The Fairer Sex’
Newport This Week / August 2, 2018
There’s nothing demure about “The Fairer Sex,” the new show at Jessica Hagen Fine Art + Design running through Aug. 19.
The exhibition features 24 contemporary women artists whose work is represented by painting, photography, sculpture, jewelry, ceramic and furniture. The title of the show is ironic, Hagen said, but it’s also meant to acknowledge the very real gender gap in the art world.
Jessica Hagen Gallery Heralds Spring with James Coe Exhibit
NewportSeen.com / June 2018
The charming gallery on Bridge Street , Newport, welcomed artists, art lovers and friends back after a stormy winter to view the best in American Contemporary Art. The featured artist, James Coe,who has a passion for birds, nature, old barns, and relics of our rural heritage was there, commenting on his recent works and explaining techniques, and gallery owner Jessica Hagen was introducing him to guests.
Jessica Hagen Fine Arts Displays American Craft Furniture
NewportSeen.com / May 2018
It is furniture that is sculpture, lovingly and carefully crafted of wood. Mira Nakashima, daughter of the preeminent furniture maker George Nakashima (1905- 1990). has extended the tradition of her father's studio by producing the classical and traditional lines, as well as continuing the evolution of new design solutions by way of her new line, the Keisho Collection. Through this line, Mira preserves the methods and techniques embraced by her father. George Nakashima was an American woodworker, architect, and furniture maker who was one of the leading innovators of 20th century furniture design and a father of the American craft movement.
Daughter of famed furniture designer, who has carried on the family business, will speak at Newport Art Museum
Newport Daily News / May 25, 2018
NEWPORT — The featured speaker at the Newport Art Museum’s annual meeting on Wednesday will be a creative woman who followed in the footsteps of her famous father, making her own mark as she preserved his legacy.
Designer Renders Antiques of the Future
Newport This Week / May 24, 2018
In an age when virtually everything is disposable and little is made to last, Mira Nakashima holds a tradition in her hands.
Mira, 76, is the daughter of internationally renowned furniture designer George Nakashima, recognized as one of America's most innovative craftsmen. Mira Nakashima learned the art of furniture making at her father’s side for more than 20 years in his studio in New Hope, Pennsylvania.
High-end regional art assembled at Newport gallery
Newport Mercury / April 10, 2018
“Juxtaposition,” the latest exhibit at Jessica Hagen Fine Art + Design, aptly demonstrates what the eponymous gallerist does best: The show collects a half-dozen artists working in painting, sculpture and photography. During my visit on a chilly Tuesday afternoon, Hagen chimed agreeably to my suggestion that the exhibit was a “sampler” of the gallery’s roster.
Woodstock photographer's works speak to a generation
Newport Daily News / July 28, 2017
MIDDLETOWN — Photographer Elliott Landy brought it all back home for his listeners Friday as he talked about the anti-Vietnam War protests, the pro-choice demonstrations, and the rock stars and bands of the late 1960s, illustrating his narratives with the photos he shot at so many of those scenes.
The Woodstock photographer who preserved Dylan's grin
Newport Mercury / July 25, 2017
As your typical millennial whelp, I wasn’t familiar with the work of Elliott Landy — the official photographer of the Woodstock Festival in 1969. So luck was not on my side when I tried arranging an interview with the famed photographer earlier this month. He was in traveling in France, photographing models (of course).
Moments in time: Photographer who captured Woodstock Music Festival will share insights at antiques show
Newport Daily News / July 16, 2017
NEWPORT — Elliott Landy knew the Woodstock Music Festival would be big, really big. Joan Baez, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and Sly and the Family Stone were part of the star-studded lineup, after all, for the three-day gathering in the summer of ’69.
Private eye: Photographer who rarely shows her work goes public at Newport gallery
Newport Mercury / July 4, 2017
Macaroni penguins joined the zoo. A man mistook a body in a pond for someone drowning and jumped in to save it. A castle is scheduled for $6 million in renovations. A dog named Nike went missing.
Music to your eyes: Audio and visual join forces for gallery opening
Newport Mercury / April 11, 2017
A trombone howls, pulling noise into the present. The high notes squeal momentarily before retreating into a rocking wave of reverb. Musician Benjamin Lanz crouches down to adjust the pedals at his feet and refine the ripples. He’s wearing patterned pants and Nike trainers with a floral motif — splashes of color to contrast the dour bath of sound pouring from a family of amps and sourced from a laptop.
Acclaimed Contemporary Artist Hunt Slonem at Jessica Hagen Fine Art + Design
NewportSeen.com / July 8, 2016
Newport's collectors and art patrons turned out for a special viewing of artist Hunt Slonem at Jessica Hagen Gallery. Mr. Slonem is an American painter and sculptor best known for his Neo- Expressionistpaintings of bunnies, birds and butterflies. He maintains a large studio in Brooklyn, New York filled with his paintings and sculpture, an impressive collection of antiques and fifty-plus birds who provide him constant inspiration.