Not A Gallery Pops Up In Bridgehampton With Awesome, Affordable Art

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When we first peeped The Bull's Head Barn, it was a somewhat dilapated structure, weathered by the Hamptons' sea winds, and bereft of an owner for some long years. Enter entrepeneur Justin Belmont, a NYC native who's first foray into commercial art is on display this weekend with the opening of Not A Gallery at the Bull's Head Bar. Belmont, who also started popular Manhattan social website/city guide A Private Club, spent much of the winter stripping, painting, and sanding the Bridgehampton barn, turning it into an airy, contemporary pop-up art space that's still charmingly rough around the edges. Up on offer are pieces from Belmont himself, bright canvases with images of everything from vintage postcards to old subway rolls, all digitally manipulated to pop in your living room, bedroom, or any blank wall. Our fave just might be the digitally mastered photographs of the barn's floor —it's kind of trippy seeing the paint splattered floors both beneath you and on the wall (we suggested "Barn Floor # 5": It's Pollack meets Alien, and that's a good thing). Even if you don't happen to be a card-carrying member of the Hamptons weekend pack, the affordable art (prices start at $249) is all available for sale here. It's not really a (typical) gallery, is it?
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R29 EXCLUSIVE:
Because Belmont knows just how creative you all are, the first 25 Refinery29 readers who RSVP will be added to the list for Not A Gallery's exclusive Saturday, July 3, preview (awesome tunes, delicious vino, and tons of pretty people). Just email info@notagallery.com, and put Refinery29 in the subject line!
Private Preview, Saturday July 3, 6-8p.m. (Invite only, see above)
Not A Gallery at the Bull's Head Barn, 2546 Montauk Highway (enter on Sag Harbor Turnpike, behind the Old Bull's Head Inn); Bridgehampton.
Gallery Hours: June 25-Septemper 12; Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, from noon to 6 p.m.
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