Medium is the Message is a mixed - media paintings and sculpture – works on paper, wood, and fabric
This exhibit is a continuation of hob’art members’ exploration of a large variety of media. Their works show how media can influence concept in an artist’s work. Artists Ndoye, Garrido, Weiner-Cohen, and Cubit use found objects in diverse ways that pack powerful messages. Photography, digital manipulation, and collage are the media of choice for artists as different in their individual approaches as Rose, Tucker Ortega, Sichler, Kolstein, Egan, Picard, and Legge. Sculptors Gaines, Williams, Ensling, and Untoria use media ranging from alabaster to wood. Turshen, Roberts, Bernier, and Ftera are inspired by glass, oil stick, acrylics, pastels, and etching materials.
REGULAR EXHIBITION HOURS: Thursdays, 12 – 8 pm, Friday – Sunday, 12 – 5 pm
"One of my favorite photos of all time is of a couple riding an extreme carnival ride at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. I was trying to capture two completely different people on the ride but they were traveling so fast, all I could do was fire the shutter and hope. When I went back to examine the frames I couldn't believe that I had one that I felt was composed really well, conveyed the color in the scene almost perfectly, and, without a flash, captured the sheer excitement of the riders in that single moment, a fraction of a second. My only regret is that I didn't know to get their contact information in order to share the photo with them."
Adam Gallager will be on display at MackeyBlue for the November Gallery Walk. Gallagher say, "I don't really consider myself an artist. To me, an artist is someone who has a relatively clear vision of what they want to see in the final iteration of their work. When I see something that to me is visually appealing, that's when I take the shot. I try really hard to make my compositions through the lens, leaving as little to crop later as possible. Very often my favorite photos are those where I'm surprised by something I didn't even notice at the time of the shot. My favorite photography instructor said that I'd be lucky if I had just one good photo on a single roll of film (this was back before digital exploded on the scene), and I find this to be very true. I have shot everything from portraits to weddings and interiors to landscapes, but I get the most enjoyment from everyday scenes."
"The photos of Peru are really no different. Each image is one moment from a really fantastic adventure, captured just as I saw it. What I chose to print are a fraction of the almost 700 images I shot over an 11-day period. The Hawai'i shots are from a more recent trip to the Big Island. My wife, Megan Avery, and I were able to spend a full two weeks there this summer. It was such a magical place--the weather, the people, the food, and of course the landscape made for a true paradise. I plan to travel there again in order to explore the other islands."
Adam Gallagher is a marketing product manager during the week. In his spare time he enjoys cruising around NYC (or the world) capturing little slices of life. You can view more of his photos online at www.gallagher.cc.
Please join EatMetal, Inc for the November Gallery Walk. Come see New to Circlet Collections, a One of kind, Forged Circlet Collar with peridots, Peruvian blue opals, Swiss blue topaz and London blue topaz. Several New additions to the Fine Jewelry Collections. View the New handmade cases in the gallery.
Demo: Fold Forming. Elizabeth will begin a demonstration at 2:30. Techniques will include folding, forming, sawing, filing, annealing and hammering. Questions and Answers.
Sign up for One Day Workshops Evening or Afternoon @ EatMetal, Inc. Space still available for November 20-22 Rubber O 2-in-1 chain mail bracelet. Or book a jewelry event with friends! Bench time available for intermediate and Advanced jewelers and Metalsmith's. Please inquire via email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 201.926.9620
Let's talk about making something special for you! Looking forward to seeing you in the studio!
With diverse influences that include cubism, surrealism and the Mexican muralists, Lou's paintings are a series of pictorial spaces borne of personal experience as filtered through dreams and illusions. The images of anonymous figures in common settings depict ritual happening combined with feelings of sexual tension that are woven with a quiet elegant motion.
Each canvas is a merging of fact and fantasy that opens a window to animated yet mysterious places. Many of the objects and figures are structured, ordered and linear yet they create elements that have references to the mystical and spiritual, using multiple perspective and intense color. Lou has developed an assortment of visual symbols in an effort to pare cultural traditions and rituals to their essence and intensify the relationships between his subjects. His tools may be color, line and composition but the imagery is formed through the visceral process of thought. The show remains on view through Dec. 23.
To see more examples of Carbone's work, visit his website, www.loucarbone.com.
The exhibit is supported by a block grant from the State/County Partnership program for the Arts, administered by the Hudson County Division of Cultural and Heritage Affairs.