Images of Patchogue Now on Display In Claire Davidson Siegel Gallery

Now on view in the Claire Davidson Siegel Gallery is Patchogue: A Ten Year Retrospective, a solo exhibit featuring the artwork of Krystle DiNicola. The selection of photos on display portray the Village over the course of the last 10 years, capturing its revitalization.

One of Krystle DiNicola's works that is currently on view
One of Krystle DiNicola’s works that is currently on view.

About the Artwork

The exhibition allows the audience to reflect on images from the past and compare them to their contemporary surroundings. Each picture offers the viewer a different look of local landmarks, such as those found on Main Street and at Shore Front Park.

Installation View: Krystle’s photographs of the Great South Bay and Main Street capture the Village’s revitalization of the last 10 years.

The aerial images of the Great South Bay were taken not with drones, but rather via a Biplane. Krystle states that in order to capture the images of the Great South Bay she took flight in a Navy N2S-3 Biplane, which departed from the Bayport Aerodrome. It is interesting to see an aerial view of Mascot Dock, complete with two, now absent, floating boat docks. A crane on the dock indicate that renovations were well underway at the time this picture. Additional pictures taken by the water include stunning silhouettes of the dock gazebo and playground set against a twilight sky.

Installation View: Krystle's pictures captures the revitalization of the Patchogue Village. These pictures depict Patchogue's Main Street and Shore Front Park.
Installation View: Krystle’s pictures captures the revitalization of the Patchogue Village. These pictures depict Patchogue’s Main Street and Shore Front Park.

The Village’s bustling Main Street is also on display. Library-goers will be delighted to see images of past Main Street events such as Alive After Five and Midnight on Main Street. In order to capture these aerial scenes, the Patchogue Fire Department assisted the artist with a bucket truck. The pictures are a testament to the pull Patchogue has on the Long Island community, but only hint at how large these attractions have grown over the years.

About Krystle DiNicola

Krystle DiNicola is a fine artist from Long Island, NY. Her artwork has been exhibited throughout the east coast with select exhibitions at the Slough (Ft. Myers, FL), Canon Gallery (Boston, MA), and Islip Art Museum (East Islip, NY). In 2009, she began KLD Photography, a boutique studio that specializes in on-location portrait, event, and marketing photography. Krystle is the President of the South Bay Art Association, and Vice Chairman of the Patchogue Arts Council’s Photographers Group. For more information on the artist, visit her website.

Krystle DiNicola in a Biplane
The artist, Krystle DiNicola, in a Navy N2S-3 Biplane used to capture the aerial views of the Great South Bay.

Patchogue: A Ten Year Retrospective, featuring the artwork of Krystle DiNicola, is on view in the Claire Davidson Siegel Gallery now through September 13