Opening Reception: Friday, June 23rd, 2017 at 6:30pm-9:30pm
Exhibition Duration: June 20th-August 12th, 2017
Please join The Alfa Art Gallery for The “Summer Collective” Exhibition Opening Reception, featuring fine art by emerging and well-established artists working in all media. Our exhibition will exclusively showcase artists who can bring their knowledge and artistic vision to Alfa’s audience and the greater New Brunswick area. This public reception opening will create a unique opportunity to bridge cultural gaps and explore diverse perspectives within the community.
Our featured artists include: Brian McCormack, NJ DeVico, Ekoh Dubois, Jason Stewart, Lorraine Deprospo, Sajal Sarkar, Scott MacNeill, Steve Coté, and Terrill Warrenburg.
Artist Brian McCormick incorporates humor and social awareness into his work, while being influenced by composer, Harry Partch, and sculptors Alexander Calder, and Jean Tinguely. Artist NJ DeVico feels liberation in doing abstracts, and this is often a theme present in his artwork. Ekoh Dubois is a poet and artist, using their work as a bridge between the thinker and the mystic. Painter, sculptor, and installation artist Jason Stewart is interested in negotiating the real with the fictive, often studying places of personal significance and places of transience, looking for connections between the two.
Painter Lorraine DeProspo, is continually inspired by the sea and uses the ephemeral qualities of fog on the water to create abstract and minimalist works of art. Sajal Sarkar has been deeply impacted by her recent move from India to the United States, which resonates in her work as she seeks to represent people struggling to find happiness within their own life. Scott MacNeill uses his eclectic and lighthearted style to render drawings that appear realistic from a distance but reveal a surface full of lively movement upon closer inspection. Steve Coté takes real-life situations and infuses them with irony, sarcasm, and dark humor through his quick execution style and thick implied line. Terrill Warrenburg is influenced by embracing the random chances around her and representing them through found materials, she seeks to transform surfaces into multilayered and evolving two and even three dimensional surfaces.
We invite you to come enjoy the artwork of these talented emerging and well-established artists on June 23rd, 2017 at 108 Church Street, New Brunswick, NJ 08901. Our Opening Reception will feature a brief introductory presentation of The “Summer Collective” Exhibition and information about exhibiting artists. We will also provide light refreshments and a live musical performance.
The Alfa Art Gallery is dedicated to the discovery, growth, and support of emerging and established artists. We believe that visual art is a universal form of expression which can bridge cultural gaps and provide a forum where diverse perspectives can be shared and appreciated. Established in 2008, our organization has grown into New Brunswick’s Cultural Hub by exhibiting over five hundred artists and hosting multidisciplinary community events in honor of the visual arts, music, poetry and dancing.
Alfa Art Gallery is sponsored by the following:
- New Brunswick City Market
- Amboy Bank
- Middlesex County Cultural and Heritage Commission
- Magyar Bank
- Johnson and Johnson