Exhibition Duration: November 14th– December 31st, 2017
Opening Reception: November 17th, 2017. 6:30pm – 9:30pm.
Alfa Art Gallery invites you to join us for the opening of our New Brunswick Art Salon Exhibition, Fall2017, “The DNA of Form: Watercolor and Mixed Media”. Our reception starts at 6:30 pm on Friday, November 17th 2017. The Event will feature a brief introductory presentation of the exhibition and information about exhibiting artists. Refreshments will also be served.
From November 14th to December 31st, 2017, Alfa Art Gallery will be displaying the work of 10 phenomenal artists specializing in the medium of watercolor and mixed media. At Alfa’s “DNA of the Form“ exhibition, viewers will be treated to visual delights crafted from water color, gel, charcoal, oil pastel, flashe paint, paper collages, and more. Visual art from the electrifyingly abstract to the compositionally stunning will be available for everyone to see. Featuring both local and international names, the pictorial artworks on display will compel attendees to conceive possibilities beyond the forms they are presented using their own imaginations and intuitions. Concepts ranging from the capturing of human forms within the vibrant worlds they inhabit to lively dances of color and texture will anchor this upcoming exhibition. The surreal will cohabitate with the sublime as the numerous artistic perspectives show the public a sampling of their bodies of their work.
About the artists:
Patricia Bender‘s work avoids timelessness, using light and chemicals to cast her processed work back in time. Jonathan Horowitz approaches texture with similar intensity and brightness, but with deeper variety across his two-dimensional surfaces. Carol O’ Neill and Leslie Sheryll utilize an eclectic use of materials to highlight the variance of texture when used as a substitute for light. The work of watercolor artist Evgenia Klimenko, features prominent use of human subjects in semi-surreal relation to the elements, fragments, and companions of daily life. Fragmentation of human artifacts is an equally important focus to the abstracted works of Ilona Sochynsky. Look quickly at one of Peter Arakawa‘s pieces and you might only see that chaos of daily life, but look further to find the organized ballet of colors. Using watercolors to tell stories with targeted subjects and underlying subjective elements, Robert Stetz paintings are impressive. Tracy Coons offers collages of natural forms overlain with dense text and unnatural geometric patterns of muddled color. Ken C. Hamilton strives to bring out beauty and dignity as the world around him presents a widespread dichotomy of fragile, elusive and often conflicting tensions, in a way that only watercolors can.
About New Brunswick Art Salon (NBAS) exhibitions:
Every year, Alfa Art Gallery hosts a series of New Brunswick Art Salon (NBAS) exhibitions. This particular Art Salon will only showcase water color and mixed media pieces. The overall goal of the Art Salon installments is to lessen the divide between the artist and the community, especially in the diverse city of New Brunswick. Alfa Art Gallery is a non-profit organization located at 108 Church Street, in the heart of New Brunswick. The gallery is sponsored by the New Brunswick City Market, through grants given by organizations such as Amboy Bank, Middlesex County Cultural and Heritage Commission, and Magyar Bank. Alfa Art Gallery believes that visual art is the ultimate form of communication, and aims to provide professional criticism and guidance to exhibiting artists. Alfa Art Gallery aims to create a cultural hub for fine painters, sculptors, actors, and writers from New Jersey and beyond.