Artists' Gallery Blog

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Afternoon, After Dark - the art of Richard Harrington and Joseph Zogorski

"Afternoon, After Dark"

new works by
Richard Harrington
Joseph Zogorski
  July 5 - August 5, 2018
Opening Reception: Saturday, July 14, 4-7 pm

Artists Richard Harrington and Joseph Zogorski are pleased to announce the opening of their joint show, "Afternoon, After Dark", on Thursday, July 5th, at Artists' Gallery, 18 Bridge Street, Lambertville, NJ.

The exhibit, which runs through Sunday, August 5th, features watercolor, gouache, and acrylic paintings by Harrington, and both color and black and white archival pigment prints representing Zogorski's photography.

Richard Harrington, of Newtown, PA, finds his inspiration for his work in the cars parked on streets in his neighborhood.

The title of the exhibition, "Afternoon, After Dark", was initially proposed by Harrington. "During the winter months I started taking photos of cars parked under street lamps in my neighborhood" said Harrington. "I always loved the nighttime paintings of Edward Hopper and Charles Burchfield, and the starkness of the light cast by street lamps inspired me to create my own night scenes. I have always admired the photos that Joe creates using the late day sun and the sky after sunset, and I think our work fits together well for this exhibition".

An Associate Professor of Illustration at Moore College of Art and Design in Philadelphia, Harrington has worked as an illustrator for more than 30 years. His training and practice are evident in the work he creates. "I always enjoyed painting images of vehicles. I try to include them in my work whenever I can; I love the reflection of light off the surfaces of them, especially in the afternoon and early evening. Vintage stainless steel diners are another favorite subject of mine, and I was able to include an image of one after sunset in this exhibition as well."

Joseph Zogorski grew up in Newtown Township, PA, on land his ancestors settled in the early 1900s. A graduate of Temple University, Maine Media Workshops and an award-winning photographer, Joseph's photographs of performance artists have been used on numerous websites and on IMDb, and his various subject matter prints are in several private collections. 

While growing up on the remnants of his grandfather's farm and in exploring the surrounding countryside, Joseph developed an early and enduring love for this special place and region. Remnants of the past, memories and the land provide rich inspiration for Joseph's photography, often reflecting his sense of the fleeting and the eternal. 

Combining chiefly traditional black and white photography with years of modern printmaking experience, Joseph has produced a portfolio of carefully crafted prints often depicting the ephemeral beauty and mystery he continues to find in our special landscape. "I've been struck at the consistency of comments about my work being perceived as "peaceful" or "serene". This has never been a conscious goal, but I'm pleased that my photography seems to have this effect."

Visit the event website for more information.

And don't forget - along with our featured exhibit,
all 16 of our professional artists continuously have their work on exhibit.
We look forward to your next visit to Artists' Gallery,
where there's always something new to see.

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