Artists' Gallery Blog

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Curves Ahead - The Art of Alan J. Klawans and Andrew Werth


"Curves Ahead"
featuring Alan J. Klawans
and Andrew Werth

May 7 - May 31, 2015
Opening Reception: Saturday, May 9, 4-7pm

Artists' Gallery is pleased to present "Curves Ahead," an exhibition featuring the art of Alan J. Klawans and Andrew Werth.

For years, Alan J. Klawans has been using photographs from his travels around the world as inspiration for his paintings and digital artwork. In "Curves Ahead", he exhibits the photographs themselves, focusing his lens on street graphics, the arrows and lines on the road that help tell us which way to go. "I find it visually exciting to study these markings that, in their unique way, control our everyday behavior," says Klawans. "Sometimes it's their directness, other times it's their state of decay that captures my eye."

Andrew Werth's abstract acrylic paintings are full of tiny curves, individually hand-painted maze-like marks of color that combine optically to form even larger curves and other shapes. For instance, in "Sierpinski Squared", he uses a triangular fractal with symmetric reflections as the framework for one of his paintings. Several of his paintings are structured around Turing patterns, biomorphic shapes that occur in nature and which were first proposed by British mathematician Alan Turing. Werth explains, "When I bring mathematical concepts into my artwork, the painting process is almost like trying to both design and solve a puzzle and I ask myself: How will I be able to lay the paint down to achieve the effect I'm looking for?"

Note that Artists' Gallery will also be open on Memorial Day, 11am-6pm 

Visit the event website for more information about this show. 


And don't forget - while we feature 2 of our artists each month, all 16 Artists' Gallery artists always have work on display at the gallery.


Artists' Gallery, 18 Bridge Street, Lambertville, NJ - map & directions
Gallery hours: Thurs, Fri, Sat and Sunday 11 am - 6 pm
www.lambertvillearts.com

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Unpredictable - The Art of Jane Adriance and Michael Schweigart

"Unpredictable"
featuring Jane Adriance
and Michael Schweigart

April 9 -  May 3, 2015
Opening Reception: Saturday, April 11, 5-8pm

Please join us this April for "Unpredictable", featuring the artwork of Jane Adriance and Michael Schweigart.

The show runs April 9 through May 3, 2015 with an opening reception on Saturday, April 11, from 5 pm to 8pm. Please join us if you can!

And don't forget - while we feature 2 of our artists each month, all 16 Artists' Gallery artists always have work on display at the gallery.



Artists' Gallery, 18 Bridge Street, Lambertville, NJ - map & directions
Gallery hours: Thurs, Fri, Sat and Sunday 11 am - 6 pm
www.lambertvillearts.com

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

March Show: Mostly Monochrome


While March is the month that officially welcomes in spring, nature's palette this time of year tends towards colorless. Artists' Gallery provides a remedy for the winter blues in "Mostly Monochrome," a group exhibition that runs from Thursday, March 5, through Sunday, April 5, 2015.

In this chromatically diverse show, each artwork is primarily - "mostly" - composed around a single color. The artists instead vary values, textures, and saturation throughout each piece for expressive ends. Monochromatic doesn't mean black and white, and this will be a really colorful show.

Please note that we are having our opening reception on Friday instead of our usual Saturday. This coincides with the new Lambertville / New Hope First Friday Art Walk. But if you can't make it on Friday, you have until April 5 to see "Mostly Monochrome" - we're open Thursday through Sunday, 11am to 6pm.

We hope you can join us for this show!


https://www.facebook.com/FirstFridaysArtWalk


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Artists' Gallery, 18 Bridge Street, Lambertville, NJ - map & directions
Gallery hours: Thurs, Fri, Sat and Sunday 11 am - 6 pm
www.lambertvillearts.com

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Charles David Viera's paintings enrich "The Slap"

Charles David Viera 
self portrait
acrylic


The much advertised NBC mini -series ”The Slap” which will start airing on Thursday nights this week will bring Charles David Vieras’ art to a national audience, well sort of.

Says Viera “A representative of “the Slap” contacted me as they wanted to use some of my images on the set . It seems that they have an artist in this series and they would like to use my work to add authenticity to those scenes. They selected several images and added that their production people may have to “touch them up bit” which was fine with me. As an artist for over 40 years you struggle to try to get your art some kind of national exposure and often those efforts are not rewarded , and some times opportunities just fall into your lap as was the case here. Out of all of the artists that are on the web they found my website and felt that my paintings were right for the series. I’ve read the novel ,which is real very good ,and the artist mentioned seems to have a style similar to my own but he’s not the most likable character.”

The artwork chosen by these series is on display on his website at charlesdavidviera.com and at Artists’ Gallery in Lambertville,NJ.

Viera will be watching all eight episodes of the series to see where his paintings will appear adding “Sometimes even a blind squirrel finds a nut!”


Charles David Viera
 "The Queen"
acrylic

Charles David Viera
 "Beach Beauty"
pastel



Charles David Viera 
"Walter as Thug"
acrylic


Artists' Gallery, 18 Bridge Street, Lambertville, NJ - map & directions
Gallery hours: Thurs, Fri, Sat and Sunday 11 am - 6 pm
www.lambertvillearts.com

Friday, February 13, 2015

Lambertville Historical Society 34th Annual Juried Exhibition

Beatrice Bork
"Down Under"
Cliff Swallows under the Lambertville/New Hope Bridge
Watercolor/Gouache

Beatrice Bork's painting "Down Under" is winner of the Lambertville Historical Society Award in the 34th Annual Lambertville and the Surrounding Area Juried Group Exhibition.

The show runs February 8 – March 22, 2015 at:

Robert Beck Gallery
204 N. Union St,
Lambertville, NJ 08530
(Gallery hours: 1:00 – 5:00, Thurs. to Sun.)



Artists' Gallery, 18 Bridge Street, Lambertville, NJ - map & directions
Gallery hours: Thurs, Fri, Sat and Sunday 11 am - 6 pm
www.lambertvillearts.com

Thursday, February 5, 2015

First Fridays in Lambertville / New Hope




This month marks the first Lambertville / New Hope First Friday's Art Walk, a monthly event which will take place on the First Friday of each month.

Over a dozen galleries with hundreds of artists will be participating, so join us this Friday, February 6 from 5-9pm and pick up a map to the other galleries on the artwalk.
(click for larger)

This weekend is also the opening of "Lyrical", a group show of all 16 Artists' Gallery artists, with a reception on Saturday, February 7 from 4-7pm.

So either Friday or Saturday (or some other day this month), we hope you and come and see our show!



Artists' Gallery, 18 Bridge Street, Lambertville, NJ - map & directions
Gallery hours: Thurs, Fri, Sat and Sunday 11 am - 6 pm
www.lambertvillearts.com

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Lyrical - an Artists' Gallery Group Show

"Lyrical"

featuring all 16 Artists' Gallery artists

February 5 through March 1, 2015

First Friday's Art Walk: Friday, February 6, 5-9pm
Reception: Saturday, February 7, 4-7pm 


Artists' Gallery is pleased to announce their third annual production of "Lyrical", a very special group show featuring artwork by the gallery's 16 member artists.

The show is a celebration of poetry and song through fine art. "Lyrical" will run from Thursday, February 5, 2015, through Sunday, March 1, 2015. For this show, each of the gallery's artists will offer pieces accompanied by the phrase, line, or verse of inspiration they received from a poem or song.

A reception with the artists, free and open to all, will be held at the gallery (18 Bridge Street, Lambertville, NJ) from 4-7pm on Saturday, February 7.

We hope you can join us this month!



Artists' Gallery, 18 Bridge Street, Lambertville, NJ - map & directions
Gallery hours: Thurs, Fri, Sat and Sunday 11 am - 6 pm
www.lambertvillearts.com

Thursday, January 8, 2015

New Member: Joseph DeFay

Artists' Gallery's holiday exhibition continues through January, 2015.  While we have no new show this month, we have one new member, Joseph DeFay.

Joseph DeFay
"Praying Mantis"
photograph

"In contrast to the subconscious mind,mostly acting in complex gestures of limited understanding,my work tends to pull out the simpler aspects of everyday life so they can be seen with a renewed beauty,and an exciting new perspective." - Joseph DeFay

 
Joseph DeFay
"Peacock Butterfly"
photograph

You can find more of Joe's work at Artists' Gallery, so stop by this month if you can!


Artists' Gallery, 18 Bridge Street, Lambertville, NJ - map & directions
Gallery hours: Thurs, Fri, Sat and Sunday 11 am - 6 pm
www.lambertvillearts.com

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Carol Sanzalone in "Lambertville En Plein Air"

Carol Sanzalone is one of the 24 artists featured in: 



Visit lambertvillehistoricalsociety.org for further details.


Artists' Gallery, 18 Bridge Street, Lambertville, NJ - map & directions
Gallery hours: Thurs, Fri, Sat and Sunday 11 am - 6 pm
www.lambertvillearts.com

Thursday, December 4, 2014

New Member: Maxine Shore

 Maxine Shore
"Breeze"
oil painting


This month, Artists' Gallery welcomes Maxine Shore as our newest member.

I am a colorist and a luminist. Using color and light, I hope to transform the ordinary into the extraordinary. I am inspired to paint scenes familiar and unfamiliar because I’m dazzled by their color and light as well as the unique feelings I have from being surrounded by unexpected beauty.

So many moments escape our notice because we are caught up in the ordinariness of daily life. My purpose in painting is to freeze those fleeting scenes and invite you to share them with me. - Maxine Shore

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 Maxine Shore
"Early Morning Walk on the Towpath"
oil painting


You can see more of Maxine's work on Artists' Gallery website, or better yet, just stop by the gallery.

Maxine will be included in our annual Holiday Exhibit beginning December 4, 2014, with an opening reception on Saturday, December 6, 2014, 4-7 pm.   Stop by if you can!



Artists' Gallery, 18 Bridge Street, Lambertville, NJ - map & directions
Gallery hours: Thurs, Fri, Sat and Sunday 11 am - 6 pm
www.lambertvillearts.com