New works at Barsky Gallery: Presenting a vivid collection of paintings from a variety of emerging artists
Émigré Nataliya Pinchuck left Ukraine 8 years ago but evidently the first impression of New York’s rich mix of architecture and culture made an indelible mark upon her, as these compelling works testify. Like a 1950’s tourist’s postcard with colors retouched, skyscrapers soar up into blue sky thinking whilst grimy industrial buildings are left in the shadows, concealing the emblematic American Bulldog. A graduate of the esteemed Lviv Academy of Art, and now working as a master scenic painter for Broadway, she portrays the American Dream with bold, painterly verve evoking multiple metaphors: the façade of a Wild West stage set, buildings standing to attention in a military parade or stacked up in a row like children’s building blocks. There is a willful, playful approach in the way she picks out what she wants from her surroundings, covering and obliterating: subjugating America to her way of seeing. In ‘Colors of Soho’, the buildings bear the traces of her presence as she stamps her mark. Labels peel like posters from walls as she crafts a patchwork of traffic, stop signs and canines. In ‘My NYC’, which brings to mind a chaotic urban landscape, the feminine semiotic is heightened by an enormous set of bra and panties with a targeted crotch and a blow-up balloon dog set against pastel tones. The sign says something needs to STOP. Sex for sale? Capitalism as it plays out on the city’s own streets?
New Artist: DANIEL MARCK
Right Angle Downtown, located at 320 Washington Street, will be hosting artwork from six different artists this month: Timothy Sande, Diane Stiglich, Bill Curran, Joseph Terrone, and Allison Silva! Also featured in the front windows will be wooden Christmas panels beautifully painted with a Christmas theme on display in both locations to help ring in the Christmas season! Walk by and take a look while Christmas is still in the air.
Timothy Sande: "1875"
One of the exhibits featured at Right Angle during this month's Gallery Walk is "Colorblind" by Hoboken based photographer Timothy Sande. The exhibit is a collection of traditionally processed black and white photographic prints. The photos cover a range of subject matter, but have in common the gelatin silver medium that was used to produce high contrast, dramatic black and white images. Locations in Hoboken, Manhattan and Long Island are explored as well examinations of the human form.
Professionally, Timothy does freelance real estate, event and head shot photography. For personal work, he mostly works with traditional gelatin silver black and white film. He also uses his technical experience to modify cameras for experimental and artistic photography including infrared. Through these endeavors, he Timothy has developed Sophisticated skills in landscape, cityscape, product, still life and portrait photography. Visit Timothy Sande's website to view more from the "colorblind" collection and other works.
"The Unseen Seen" by Diane Stiglich will also be featured at Right Angle Downtown during the December Gallery Walk. This exhibit bridges the human and animal worlds in Stiglich's new series of paintings.
"The Unseen Seen" is a coterie of birds and sundry beasts, on first glance a sophisticated zoo of primitive portraits; On subsequent visits an eternity of secret, sacred emotions and interior images. In the quiet, in the eyeless eyes, there is a labyrinth of history, and blossoming beyond these sketched cyclonic storms, the noise of fur blowing, feathers rustling life unraveling, if Jung instructed us to proceed from the dream outward, Stiglich invites you to proceed from the eye outward. You sit, wait, watch, and find fragments of your own existence, your own life-myth in the mirror of Stitglich's work. You begin again and again, as is the order of wilderness, the natural recycling of existence. "The Unseen Seen" equals Life.
Ordinary men can hunt animals, but only the most keen and creative Person, can comprehend and convey them. Diane Stitglich is that artist. She does the opposite of kill. Her pencils and paints bring breath to the flesh of rag paper, and as a result is still life in motion, the antithesis of Death. If ordinary men are hunters, Diane might be called the extraordinary un-hunter. She is the translator for the untamed. She does not talk down to Animals, she talks to them, with them and even for them. She is the voice of the wild, her visual sentences like a spiraling staircase into a subconscious society. Her paintings are stories, evidence from her subterranean expeditions, wisdom, windows into the internal, keys to our childhood myths, answers that raise questions, sustenance.
Bill Curran: "Flag at Boathouse" Watercolor on Paper, 9"x7" 2012
Bill Curran, a Hoboken based artist, boasts portraits, still lifes, landscapes and figure paintings that have earned him many awards. For the past three years his work has been featured in Hoboken's Open Studio Tour Guide. This year, Bill's work was featured on the October cover of the Hoboken Current, the Open Studio Tour issue. He was quoted as saying "I hope to help people see the beauty around them". He as been a guest lecturer on Pastels at the The Hoboken Public Library.
Nature was his first love and Bill believes Nature and walking are answers to being creative. Bill finds inspiration in the work of artists Claude Monet, Fairfield Porter, Vincent van Gogh, and Wolf Kahn.
You can view Bill Curran's work this Sunday, November 18th during the Gallery Work and can also view his work the entire weekend for the Hoboken Artists Studio Tour.
Please visit Bill Curran's website for more information on him and his artwork.
Joseph Terrone: "Winter's Light"
Joseph Terrone is a professional New Jersey based Artist. He holds a BFA from Brooklyn College and an MFA from Pratt Institute, as well as New Jersey State Certification as an art teacher. Joe Terrone’s plein air paintings have been shown throughout the tristate area and 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.
Joseph Terrone: "The Depot"
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."
Terrone studied drawing, painting and sculpture at Brooklyn College and graduated from Pratt Institute, Summa Cum Laude, with an MFA in painting. He has also have New Jersey State Certification as an art teacher. Terrone is a member of the Plein Air Painters of New Jersey, The Society of Plein Air Painters, The Blackwell Street Artists, and The Lower Hudson Valley Plein Air Painters. Joseph continues to work with local organizations to further the arts in the Bergen County area and has recently hosted a Plein Air landscape, music and arts festival. 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.
You can view more of the artists work on his website at http://www.joeterrone.com.
Ricardo Roig: "Nighttime" 30" x 20" 2012
Ricardo Roig, a familiar name to Hoboken residents, will be exhibiting pieces from his "Mile Square Series" at Tresorie Framing and Gallery during the December Gallery Walk. The exhibit is made up of limited edition hand cut paper stencil screen prints.
Watch the video below on Roig's unique printmaking technique. Visit Ricardo Roig's website to learn more.
"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." - Ricardo Roig
Come visit the new and raw works by Demer, Rain, Kasso and Delve from the VICIOUS STYLES crew, a nationally known graffiti collective based in Trenton, spotlighting unseen works from the most prolific urban arts collected in NJ. VS Crew has produced numerous graffiti productions throughout the East Coast, boasts membership across regions and has a strong presence in every aspect of the graffiti movement. With a solid roster of talented artists, this crew is building a profound legacy to last and inspire many generations to come. Click here to see more works from these artists.
D's Soul Full Cafe, the Gallery Walk's newest member, will feature artwork by Lloyd Hazel and live music by Marina Wardell!
The Hoboken Gallery Walk is pleased to welcome D's Soul Full Cafe as it's newest member to help promote the arts in the community! The cultivation of an environment that prominently features the arts is very important to the cafe and they hold true to this by featuring a local artist and local musician each month. D’s Soul Full Cafe does not take any money from their
artists. Any proceeds from art or music sold go directly to them or to a charity of their choosing.Visit their website at http://www.dssoulfullcafe.com.
Lloyd Hazel: "Tower of Power"
During December's Gallery Walk D's Soul Full Cafe will feature Lloyd Hazel, a Hoboken-based artist, designer, and creative entrepreneur. His work brings together references from all over the world, intending the eye to take in the information for the mind to decide a personal meaning.
His paintings and prints are typically silkscreen ink over acrylic paint preserving the gestural quality of the preparatory drawings as he does not use any sampled images in his art. Hazel describes his works as, "Caffeinated still lifes and catchy, conceptual word play themes in a variety of paintings, drawings, and prints."
He has studied art in the United States and
Brazil and traveled extensively. The art of ancient Egypt, Rococo, tribal art of the United States and the Pacific, and pop and psychedelic art of the 60s era are major influences in his works.
Marina Wardell, singer/songwriter
Hoboken high-school student Marina Wardell is a remarkably talented performer who has been writing songs for most of her young life. Telling stories while accompanying herself on either guitar or piano, Marina continues to work her craft. She was a resident at D's Soul Full Cafe back in June 2011 and they are thrilled to have her back on their stage this month.
Read more about Marina from the Hoboken Patch's article and check out a video from Marina's YouTube channel! You can visit her YouTube channel at http://www.youtube.com/user/MariNayNay.
Smiljana Peros: "Unlikely Pair"
Smiljana Peros finds beauty with her camera on a daily basis, objects the average person overlooks, capturing textures, shapes and colors, whether traveling abroad or locally. “The ordinary object that jumps out at me is what I photograph a color, shape or form. Occasionally, something remarkable appears, making our ordinary days extraordinary," says Peros.
Smiljana was born in Croatia, raised in Hell's Kitchen and is currently living in Hudson County, New Jersey. She received a BFA from Hunter College in New York City. Although most of her career has been in the commercial world the appreciation of fine art has always been with her.
Visit Smiljana's Flickr page to see more of her work!
Last chance to see "En Plein Air: Seeking a Sensation" by Raymond Smith at Hoboken Historical Museum and don't forget to visit the annual Holiday Craft Fair where you can support local artists!
Missed Hoboken Historical Museum's exhibit En Plein Air: Seeking a Sensation by artist Raymond Smith during November's Gallery Walk? Be sure to take advantage of its last few weeks on display during December's Gallery Walk! Visitors will also have the opportunity to discuss the works with Raymond Smith himself while admiring the exhibit.
En Plein Air: Seeking a Sensation features paintings with scenes that range from a sun-drenched beach filled with brightly colored kayaks in Hoboken Cove, to a moody, fog-blanketed tugboat moored to a pier, to a thoughtful young woman sitting on a patch of grass or a buoyant woman (the artist’s wife) in a bright sundress and hat strolling along the edge of the water.
The crush of modern urban living poses a challenge to Raymond Smith, a painter who has been seeking to capture the sensation of light and atmosphere in natural settings in the “plein air” tradition favored by the Impressionists.It’s hard to avoid the jarring elements that can ruin the mood he’s trying to render on canvas, but the artist perseveres and has developed a process that translates these fleeting sensations into oil on canvas. The results can be seen in his second show in the Museum’s Upper Gallery which will be on view through December 23.
Raymond Smith with his piece "Audrey"
To explain what inspired this series, he refers to a quote from an essay by Henri Matisse: “One starts off with an object. Sensation follows.” He says he keeps his mind open to receiving sensations or ideas and then he works on how to translate them on canvas. Each painting is the result of a careful process of making notes and sketches on site, with color swatches and measurements that he uses later to recreate on canvas the feeling he responded to in the first place.
Sometimes in working with a model, he says, “the expressions or postures before or after the sitting are what strike me the most—the unguarded moments are most revealing.” He enjoys painting outdoors, but doesn’t like the disruptions. If someone wants to talk to him while he works, he’ll put his paintbrush down and talk to them, at which point they tend to move along. But if it’s a young kid, he says, “I’ll let them take a brush and make a few strokes.”
For more information on Smith’s work, visit his website at www.raymondsmithart.com and visit the Facebook album to see pictures from the November 11th opening!
Hoboken Historical Museum's Holiday Crafts Fair: local artisans and artists sell handmade items.
Don't forget to stop by the museum's Holiday Crafts Fair! The Museum hosts its annual Holiday Crafts Fair featuring local artists, artisans and craftspeople selling hand-made jewelry, artworks, candles, home decorations and more in the main space on the ground floor. Get unique Christmas gifts for loved ones while supporting the arts!
The fair will be in full swing on December 15-16 and 22-23 from noon - 5 pm. FREE.
Right Angle Uptown presents "Sense of Self" featuring experimental portraits by Andrea Kroenig during December Gallery Walk
During the December 16th Gallery Walk “Sense of Self” at Right Angle Uptown is a must see. "Sense of Self" explores facets of the artist’s personality through contrasts of representational self-portraits with surreal color combinations. Compositions range from bold yellows and oranges of the eternal scream in “Explosive” to gradient shades of violet of the daydreaming expression in “Melancholy”. This series of paintings, all completed within the past six weeks using experimental combinations of charcoal, acrylic, and spray-paint, present an exciting synthesis of street art and fine art techniques.
Although Andrea, a Hoboken based artist, is a primarily self-taught artist, she studied with Master Pastelist Alex Piccirillo for several years at Montclair Art Museum and Fairlawn Art Association, focusing on Representational Painting of Human Figure in charcoal and pastel. A painter who truly understands her artistic media, Andrea holds a BS and an MS in Chemistry from Albright College and Texas A & M University, respectively. Visit her website at http://ank-art.com/ to learn more about her and her artwork.
The opening reception for this exhibit will be held on Thursday, December 6th from 7-9pm with musical guest Billy Carrion Jr. Trio and catered by Cake You Smile. Stop by at Right Angle's uptown location at 1108 Washington Street in Hoboken. To learn more about Right Angle please visit www.rightanglehoboken.com.
Come see the "Interconnected" exhibit at hob'art featuring three artists during the December Gallery Walk!
During the December Gallery Walk on Sunday, December 16th, hob'art will host artists' talks from the three celebrated artists featured in the Interconnected exhibit. Come in at 3:30 and hear the artists discussing their artwork and get to know them one on one!
The three celebrated artists featured in Interconnected are exhibiting artwork using photographs, yet each approach the medium in a distinctive and different way. Visitors are encouraged to distinguish the individuality and the interconnection between each artwork and each artist.
The exhibit will open on December 8th at the hob’art gallery, 720 Monroe Street, E208, Hoboken and continue through December 30. A reception to meet the artists will be held on Saturday, December 15, 5:30 to 8:00pm. During the monthly Hoboken Gallery Walk, the artists will discuss their artwork starting at 3:30pm.
Gallery information can be obtained from hob-art's website at www.hob-art.org and from the Director, France Garrido, 201.319.1504 or email@example.com.
Pauline Chernichaw: "Last Supper," Photograph ©2012
Pauline Chernichaw, one of the featured artists in Interconnected, always carries her digital camera and obtains images of whatever catches her eye. She calls it a ‘visual infatuation with her life’s journey.’ Her fascination with shapes, colors, textures, and light are reflected in her pictures.
Pauline currently resides in New Jersey. Her paintings and photography have been exhibited extensively throughout the United States and Europe. Her works are in various private collections and permanent collections nationally and internationally including the Williamsburg Art and Historical Center in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Visit the artist's website at http://www.paulinechernichaw.com/ to learn more about Pauline and her work. Pauline can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
France Garrido: "From the Heart," Mixed Media ©2012
France Garrido is best known for her highly detailed and intricate mixed media and collage works that exemplify the Visionary & Surrealist genre. She incorporates sacred geometry, specifically the circle in the square, with a whimsical use of silhouette and photo transfer.
France says, "I work on an intuitive level and let the piece speak to me during the process, whether I have intent or not, " about her process.
Visit the artist's website at http://www.francegarrido.com/ to learn more about France and her artwork or contact her at email@example.com
Roslyn Rose: "Closed VI," Photographic Montage ©2012
Roslyn Rose, noted for her Photographic Montages include original and found images, emphasizing the contrasting of appearance and actuality. Time and place are juxtaposed in her pictures, allowing the viewer to add their own memories to the experience. "I invent a fantasy context for each scenario suggesting myths, the past, or the future," says Roslyn.
Visit the artist's website at http://www.roslynrose.com/index.html to learn more about Roslyn and her work or contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org
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