2024 Annex Art Exhibits

Dimensional Abstraction – A solo exhibit by Khurshid Saleem

Thursday, May 9, 2024 – Sunday, June 2, 2024

Artist reception: Sunday, May 19 from 1:00 to 4:00 PM


About the Artist

Khurshid Saleem is a visionary abstract artist who was born in Bangladesh and resides in Islip, Long Island, NY. He graduated from the Institute of Fine Arts at Dhaka University and completed a course in advanced color prints at the department of Art and Art Education in NY.

Khurshid Saleem’s art is bold and colorful with geometric and organic shapes. His multimedia works are an abstraction of nature.

The artist states that this series of artworks of abstract expressionism make an illusion of colors and dimensional forms to create a feeling of depth in following the spirit of nature.


“I mainly deal with nature. The nature that surrounds us is an infinite source of wonder and beauty. It is static and continually changing. I find inspiration in the tiniest detail, a drop of rainwater, a falling autumn leaf, a speck of white in a blue sky…my experience is a completely unexpected discovery of bright and bold colors. Nature is not always bright and bold, but I consciously depict my nature in those high-pitched colors to bring a new tune, sing a new song, and tell a new story.

View some of Khurshid’s work below. You can follow Khurshid Saleem on instagram, @khurshidalamsaleem and on Facebook, Khurshid Saleem.



Upcoming Exhibits



Past Exhibits

Lori Horowitz, “Rooted in Humanity” – Thursday, April 4 – Sunday, April 28, 2024




Meet our Gallery Coordinator, Mireille Belajonas

“As an artist I have always found nature to be my greatest inspiration. Nature is life, in all aspects. Even when we don’t always know it on a conscious level, when we are outside amongst the trees and plants, we become calmer and our health and well-being get a boost. Similar effects on our mental and physical health happen when we look at an image that represents nature. Artists have found many ways to express their vision of nature, it can be photorealistic or abstract and everything in between. As your new curator I hope to bring many interesting artists to the Bayard Cutting Arboretum for everyone to enjoy. My special thanks go out to Victoria Beckert who has paved the path for me and I’m excited to Follow in her footsteps and go on this new journey with all of you.”


Mireille was born in Belgium and graduated as a goldsmith in Antwerp. Since 2000 she has lived in the USA and had her artwork shown in various libraries on Long Island as well as at the Bayard Cutting Arboretum, The Reboli Center, ICA, and Moca. She is on the board of Women Sharing Art, a non-profit organization with a mission to bring together women artists and provide opportunities for professional development, collaboration, and community engagement. Together with her husband she owns and operates “Mirabela Studio of Music and Arts” in Port Jefferson where she has her artwork and collection of artisan greeting cards available for purchase.

For more information about upcoming exhibitions you can reach out to Mireille via email at mireillebelajonas@gmail.com or by phone (631)-603-9847.