The “Introspective Concepts of Reality” Exhibition featuring oil color and mixed media artists
Exhibition Duration: May 2nd –June 15th, 2017
Opening Reception:May 5th, 2017 at 6:30pm–9:30pm
Please join The Alfa Art Gallery for The “Introspective Concepts of Reality” Exhibition Opening Reception, featuring artwork by oil color and mixed media artists. 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: Andrei Medvedev, Agop Gemdjian, Anna Johnston, Caroline Morgan, Dion Hitchings, Dot Bunn, Evgenia Klimenko, Jim McKeon, Joan Sonnenfeld, Rita Herzfeld, Steve Epstein, Sumeet Girotra, and Tania Ianovskaia.
Artist Andrei Medvedev is a famous Russian artist inspired by mysticism, psychology, and Diego Velasquez’s painting “Las Meninas.” Tania Ianovskaia, who has exhibited in Russia and Canada, is inspired by the wonder of dreams and Lewis Carroll’s books. Artist Agop Gemdjian, who is Armenian and Bulgarian, combines bright colors, the Slavic mentality, and his views of the contemporary world in his artwork.
Artists Caroline Morgan, Joan Sonnenfeld, and Rita Herzfeld are inspired by the natural world. As an abstract landscape painter, Caroline Morgan is particularly inspired by the location of Victoria in Canada and the American Adirondacks. Prolific artist Joan Sonnenfeld expresses her intense concern for the fragility of nature through oil paintings and collages. Meanwhile, Rita Herzfeld is concerned with constant change, destruction, and evolution in nature.
Painter Sumeet Girotra has a fascination with human behavior and approaches painting as both a science and an art. Anna Johnston is a mixed media painter who focuses on self-discovery, awareness, and transcendence. Similarly, painter Dot Bunn cares about themes of personal discovery and believes in making visual poems about real life experiences. Jim McKeon also paints portraits to celebrate the individuality and humanity of his subjects.
Painter Steve Epstein is inspired by his observations of urban scenery, artist Evgenia Klimenko works on the subject of figurative art within contemporary art, and mixed media artist Dion Hitchings believes in breaking boundaries and deconstructing nontraditional media in order to encourages viewers to think outside of the box.
We invite you to come enjoy the artwork of these talented artists on May 5th, 2017 at 108 Church Street, New Brunswick, NJ 08901. The Opening Reception will feature a brief introductory presentation of “Introspective Concepts of Reality” 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