This stout, angular box of a studio was built in 1973 for Boris Margo (1902-1995), a Ukrainian native who emigrated to the United States in 1930 and married the artist Jan Gelb (1906-1979). They spent summers in a dune shack that still bears their names. On Equal Ground said: “Margo pioneered new materials and techniques to create his biomorphic and lyrically abstract work. One of his most notable inventions was the cellocut: made by pouring a viscuous liquid (celluloid dissolved in acetone) onto a surface, it was carved into once the liquid was dry and hard.”
The studio is currently used by Margo and Gelb’s grand-niece, Dawn Zimiles, who is herself a painter and mixed-media artist. She received a fine arts degree in sculpture from the Parsons School of Design and is in charge of the Web site designer and graphic design for the Fine Arts Work Center.