Exhibition duration: March 6 – April 21, 2018
Opening reception: Friday – March 9, 2018 @ 6:30pm
We at Alfa Art Gallery are thrilled and honored to announce our upcoming “Contemporary Realism” exhibition featuring the exquisite work of teachers and students from the “Princeton Academy of Art“. Purveyors of this marvelous exhibition will have the opportunity to view the exceptional talent of students who have been immersed in the rigorous technical studies of painting and drawing at the “Princeton Academy of Art“. Using live models, still lives, antique plaster casts, and landscapes for reference, Princeton Academy students demonstrate an incredible capacity for producing realistic portrayals of their subjects through a unique contemporary lens.
As a result, their work contributes to the dynamic contemporary art market but still has its roots in the European Classical Tradition. It is an exciting prospect to host such a talented group of artists for both the New Brunswick and Alfa Art Gallery communities to witness. Past exhibitions hosted by Alfa Art Gallery have seen collaborations with the “Arts Council of Princeton“. The gallery has proudly presented art instructors from ACP and provided a unique opportunity for the New Brunswick community to explore the talent that a school of such prestige can produce. It is fantastic that another school in the Princeton community has taken an interest in Alfa
Princeton Academy of Art places special emphasis on the intellectual growth of their students alongside their intensive technical training. Keeping this in mind, viewers of this exhibition will be immersed into the atmosphere of a classical fine art atelier.
Featured Artists and Instructors: Eileen Kennedy-Moore, Victoria David Thune, Yuan (Julie) Zhao, Cathy Saksa-Mydlowski, Jyoti Menon, Pierre Bernay, Liping Wang, Lihua Huang, Sridevi Srinivas, Sheila A. Mahoney, Dorothea Berkhout, Kelsey L. Doherty – Instructor, Iliya Mirochnik – Instructor, Anna Neis – Director
About Princeton Academy of Art
The Princeton Academy of Art presents a unique educational experience in the European Classical Tradition. Our curriculum merges the methods of classical atelier education and the Russian academic tradition. Following in these traditions, instruction is a focused immersion into human anatomy, perspective, and tactile approaches to analyzing form. By rigorously studying these methods alongside concrete principles of value, color and composition, students are able to traverse various media and techniques to interpret the world around them in a way that suits their temperament and vision.
About this exhibit
The opening reception will involve a brief introductory presentation of the exhibition and featured artists, presented by the gallery’s curatorial interns. Alfa will provide light refreshments and a live musical performance.