@ Barsky Gallery: Two artists from opposite sides of the world interpret the "color" that exists beneath our skin.
Ricardo Roig: "Washington St at Night"
Ricardo Roig, a familiar name to Hoboken residents, will be exhibiting pieces from his "Mile Square Series" at Tresorie Framing and Gallery during the February Gallery Walk. The exhibit is made up of limited edition hand cut paper stencil screen prints.
About his process, Ricardo say, "My images come from life, dreams, visions, hallucinations, nightmares, but are always experienced through a specific atmospheric space. I attempt to evoke these experiences in my artwork, a representation of my world- through my eyes, mind and heart. My art is my elevated form of communication and allows me to express and understand my emotions in hopes of finding peace. I hope my art uplifts, sometimes challenges people to think, but always reminds us of our shared humanity in this natural world for which we are all born into."
Watch the video below on Roig's unique printmaking technique. Visit Ricardo Roig's website to learn more.
Right Angle Framing's downtown location will feature artists Alison Silva, Joseph Terrone and Bill Curran
Alison Silva: "Alice"
Alison Silva is a visionary, self-taught painter.Her paintings are permanent records of fantastical moments, dreams reflected in the symbolic fountains of inspiration, allegories of philosophical restlessness.These apparitions act as catalysts for self-reflection.
The fantastic and peculiar worlds depicted in Lewis Carroll’s classic novel, "Alice Through the Looking Glass" has been a most enduring influence.
Her life changed after suffering from a brain hemorrhage due to a Cavernous Malformation in 2006, which has led to many interesting discoveries and revelations.
Through her work she creates a visual description of the aural colors and emotional textures of the symptomatic experience that surrounds her like a waking dream.On her journey painting has become a meditative experience and healing power to express her anxieties and fears, and to give voice to the messages of survival and healing that make each survivor's journey unique.
About her work, Allison says, "Art and music can be powerful tools in the healing process. Realizing how many others I am connected to, as if linked by a common synapse, I no longer feel I'm alone... I wish to share this awareness, empowerment and hope through my art.While color, texture, form and line are important to the composition, emotions are often the driving force behind the creation of artwork."
Alison Silva: "Kidnapping Wonderland"
Today Alison continues to share her story by sharing her insights into the relationship between brain disease and creativity hoping she can contribute a deeper understanding of this common and misunderstood condition.
Alison's art has been frequently exhibited in the United States, Europe, and Australia.Her story has been featured on ABC, CBS, NBC, and FOX news.
For more infomation on Alison Silva and her artwork please visit http://alisonsilva.com/.
Joseph Terrone: "Martha's Vineyard"
Joseph Terrone, a professional New Jersey based artist, has exhibited his plein air paintings throughout the tristate area and they have been collected throughout the country. After completing graduate school, Joseph Terrone worked abstractly in mixed media on paper. The success he was enjoying was met head on by a strong desire to revisit realism. He began to paint outdoors. The experience was a spiritual awakening and he decided to move his energies into landscape painting. This combination of realism and abstraction was transformed into a unique energy evident in his work today. Originating from his abstract background coupled with his response to plein air painting, his paintings act as vehicles to express his love of nature through color and movement. His work has been influenced by Emile Gruppe and other artists of the Cape Ann and Bucks County area.
Terrone says, "In the past, my painting was a means of expression, transferring my feelings into non-objective emotionally charged abstract imagery, adding layers upon layers of textures, materials, colors and shapes. Today my landscape painting is done exclusively on location. The connection I experience with nature and the challenge of getting it right is what brings me back time and again."
Joseph Terrone: "Hudson Light" 16"x20" oil on panel
Terrone studied drawing, painting and sculpture at Brooklyn College and graduated from Pratt Institute, Summa Cum Laude, with an MFA in painting. He also has a New Jersey State Certification as an art teacher. He continues to work with local organizations to further the arts in the Bergen County area. He teaches drawing and painting at the Art Center of Northern New Jersey, the Glen Rock Community School as well as privately in his studio.
Terrone will be offering a Plein Air workshop at the Art Center of Northern NJ in New Milford, where he teaches foundation drawing, figure drawing and painting, in the spring. You can find find more information at their website: http://artcenter-nnj.org/. Terrone will also be offering a Plein Air workshop as well as a Color Theory workshop this spring at the Art School at the Old Church in Demarest. More information can be found at their website at http://tasoc.org/.
For more information on the artist please visit his website here: http://www.joeterrone.com/.
Bill Curran's exhibit at Right Angle Framing
Bill Curran, a local Hoboken artist, will display his Hoboken the Beautiful exhibit at Right Angle's downtown location for February's Gallery Walk. To learn more information about Curran and his work visit his website at www.billcurran.net/ or contact him at 201 792 9711.
About his exhibit Curran says, " I would like to thank Daniella and Pablo for inviting me to exhibit my work and to Sergio and Danny who assist them. I moved to Hoboken 30 years ago and have seen many changes. One thing that hasn’t changed is the beauty all around town. Uptown or downtown, there’s much to see and paint. Pink roses at the shipyard, trees at Pier A, the green grass at City Hall and colorful potted flowers in front of people’s homes.
While growing up on the South Shore of Long Island, I was given some marigold seeds and that started my appreciation for flowers. Nature was my connection to the world."
Bill Curran: "Sailboat" 6"x4" oil on board
"In art school I learned about still life painting, which came easy to me. I agree with what the painter Fairfield Porter says, “One cannot arrange a still life. It just has to happen.” That is how
I like my own paintings to unfold.
I have been a painter for thirty three years (friends remind me my whole life). The lushness of paint against the roughness of the canvas along with color is a great experience. I hope you enjoy the exhibition."
During this month's Gallery Walk, MackeyBlue will feature the "Flowers and Hoboken Snow Scenes" exhibition by local artist, Bill Curran. The exhibit will be up through April 12. If you would like to learn more about Curran and his work please visit his website at www.billcurran.net or contact him at 201- 792 - 9711.
Bill Curran's exhibiton at MackeyBlue
About his work at MackeyBlue Curran says, "I would like to thank Karen Marsh for inviting me to exhibit my work and for helping hang the exhibition. While growing up in the South Shore of Long Island, I was given some marigold seeds and that started my appreciation for flowers. Nature was my connection to the world.
In art school, I learned about still life painting, which came easy to me. I agree with what the painter Fairfield Porter says, "One cannot arrange a still life. It just has to happen." That is how I like my own paintings to unfold."
Bill Curran's exhibition at MackeyBlue
"Snow is magical when it happens," says Curran. "It covers everything in white and all the shapes and tones are simplified. In the tree paintings 'First Snow' and 'Nor'eastern #2,' a view I see daily from my window, were painted in November, right after Storm Sandy. Each piece completed very quickly and in one session. And the painting 'Rooftop' was done in the Fall while my laundry was being done. Two months later after a snowstorm, I added the snow because it looked more beautiful.
I have been a painter for thirty years (friends remind me my whole life) and Hoboken has been my home for thirty years. The lushness of paint against the roughness of canvas along with color is a great experience. I hope you enjoy the exhibition."
"Meadowlands, A Wetlands Survival Story": Watercolor Illustrations by Thomas F. Yezerski at Hoboken Historical Museum
A nature-lover, Yezerski found his curiosity piqued, so he did some research into the history of the Meadowlands and visited the nature center at the heart of it, and soon hatched a project that became his fourth work as a writer and artist of children’s books, Meadowlands, A Wetlands Survival Story, published in 2011 by Farrar, Straus & Giroux. The Museum is pleased to present an exhibit of the original watercolor and ink paintings that comprise the book, with an opening reception on Sunday, Jan. 27, from 2 – 5 p.m. The show will be on view in the Upper Gallery until March 10.
Ten years in the making, the book plunged Yezerski into research not only about the history of the place, but the biodiversity of the species that once teemed in the tidal marshlands and are now returning, after a concerted effort by federal, state, and local authorities and environmental activist groups. His book details in images and text—simple enough for elementary school readers but complex enough to suit the enormous scale—the fascinating story of the return to health of this natural treasure at the western edge of Hudson County.
Yezerski wrote Meadowlands and sketched the drawings while living in Rutherford, but painted the final art after moving to Hoboken. He currently lives in Hoboken on Garden Street, with his wife, and says they both enjoy hiking and canoeing through “the Meadows” and excursions with the Hackensack Riverkeepers organization.
Yezerski’s first work as a professional artist came in creating prints for children’s clothing. Eager to return to illustration, he started writing and illustrating his own book, about his Polish and Irish immigrant grandparents, a Romeo-and-Juliet love story set in the coal-mining country of eastern Pennsylvania. That story became his first published book, Together in Pinecone Patch, in 1998. Subsequent picture books Queen of the World and A Full Hand also depict family members as comic or historic characters. He has also illustrated 10 other books for other authors. The New York Times listed Meadowlands in its Notable Children’s Books of 2011, and the New York Public Library listed it among its Best Non-Fiction Books of 2011. It earned an inaugural Cook Prize Honor from Bankstreet College.
Learn more about Thomas F. Yezerski at http://www.thomasfyezerski.com/index.html.
This exhibition was made possible by a Block Grant from the State/County Partnership program for the Arts administered by the Hudson County Division of Cultural and Heritage Affairs/Tourism Development, Thomas A. DeGise, County Executive, and the Board of Chosen Freeholders.
Don't miss out on the new featured artist, Lauren Smith, and the new featured musician, Max Feinstein, who will be performing live during this month's Gallery Walk!
Local artist Lauren Smith brings her emotional and symbolic art to the walls of D's Soul Full Café for February's Gallery Walk.
Originally from Pittsburgh, Lauren Smith is an artist
living in Hoboken and frequents D’s Soul Full Café with her husband and their Boston Terrier. Two paintings, Starry Night by Vincent van Gogh and Remembering Guernica by Pablo Picasso, taught her that artists portray both emotion and thought simultaneously through the use of images, colors, and brushstrokes.
Smith produces allegorical paintings representing the extremes of the human experience. She uses color and symbolism to convey emotions and situations, even the ones often discouraged by society. Recurring motifs include meadows, the ocean, wine bottles, and mermaids.
Max Feinstein is something of a contortionist. You might see him
supporting a friend or leading a band of his own on any given day. He
always has an air of spontaneity and mischief about him. As his debut
solo release, Round of Sound, continues to gather positive reception,
his residency here at D’s will see him continuing to mix traditional
songwriting chops and musical ability with the wit and humility
patrons of his live shows have come to expect.
For more about Maxwell Feinstein, go to maxfeinstein.bandcamp.com.
Laura Bochet will be featuring her series of 1920's oil portraits at Urban Consign & Design during this month's Gallery Walk. About herself Laura says, "Art has been an important part of my life for as long as I can remember. Two of my favorite people, my mother and grandmother, are both talented artists and I have always strived to be like him. It was my family's encouragement that sparked my passion for making art at a very young age. Growing up I was fortunate to have the influence of my mother's artistic talent and my father's mathematical genius. Both of my parents have had a profound effect on the art that I create today."
Laura studied art at The University at Buffalo as a Fine Art major and Art History Minor. Upon graduation she moved to Hoboken, NJ where she began to pursue her artistic career. Since then she has been traveling across the country displaying her art with Ocean Clark. For more information on Laura and her art visit her website at http://www.laurabochet.com/.
Richard Satz calls his work on display at Urban Consign & Design, ""... a collection of imagery of the many places around the world that I have traveled over the past 3 years. I have strong feelings of inspiration from this collection. I hope these photo's inspire you as they have me. All of the photo's are taken with a Canon Mark II 5D. I use various lenses ranging from 16mm to 200mm."
"All of the photo's are printed on a large format Kodak printer on high-gloss photo paper. The photos are then laminated to a thin clear acrylic sheet and framed. The intended dimension of each photo with frame is 84"x60" so the viewer feels as if they are looking at the complete view thru a window. The frame is sturdily constructed and surfaced with Kinon. Kinon surfacing like my photos is of my creation and used worldwide by top designers which adds an extra element of elegance and style to the finished work."
Gabriel Pacheco is an artist who creates sculptures that are informed by self-definition, cultural identity and the relationship between humans and nature. His mixed-media sculptures and drawings all reference the fine balance between the organic and industrial as he mixes and blends natural materials like wood with factory made metal and found materials to create a hybrid form of recycled fine art. Through his art, he is dedicated to forcing a rethinking of what it means to create socially conscious art that works with rather than against the planet. With his totem series, Pacheco is carving out a new space through his innovative use of color, texture and symbolism combined with his traditional form of art making to make his carvings truly fine contemporary and relevant art.
The Goal: Create a cohesive art project within a 24 hr period of time ready to be shown and experienced Sunday Feb 17, 2013.
The Theme: Art will be inspired the term, SLUMBER
Starting on Saturday, February 16, at 3:00 pm until Sunday, February 17, at 3:00 pm PVS Gallery will be accepting a limited amount of artists to experience a 24 hour creative process alongside a 24 hour musical experience. One artist must remain working and awake at all times. The goal is to have created a show during that period of time. There will be a filmmaker documenting the process, a photographer doing a portrait piece, bands playing and recording tracks, and DJ's spinning. From 3pm Saturday - 3pm Sunday the artists will create a show and from 3-6pm that Sunday afternoon will celebrate the outcome.
Already confirmed artists are Herb Funk, Whisky Tango, Dark City String, who will kick everything off on Saturday and Small Town Hustle, who will be the main musical guest during the Gallery Walk on Sunday.
If you are interested in getting involved email Virginia at firstname.lastname@example.org and let them know how you might want to get involved...Even if you don't make art, there's always a way to create..
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