Thank you for "Seeing Double"
May 10, 2017 • Leave a Comment
Just a quick note to let you know that the opening for my joint show with Karen Pomeroy, entitled "Seeing Double," was a big success. We had about 50 visitors between 1 and 3 pm at the Grunin Center of the Arts, at Ocean County College, and all seemed to enjoy the show. Several people who I saw since then said they saw the show afterward and that they enjoyed it very much. Karen and I even managed to sell a few pieces, which is always gratifying.
The visitors seemed to be intrigued and amazed by the premise of the show and the result: that two artists could work separately, but come up with works that address each other. Several years ago, Karen asked me if I minded if she used some of my photos as models. I said yes, of course. Since then she has combed my website and picked photos that piqued her fancy and re-interpreted them in her own unique style, using oils, watercolors, or acrylics. Some of the works are very close in tone and composition; some are very different from each other. When it came time to hang the show, the similarities and differences became obvious--but the great thing is that they all seem to work together. Some are abstractions from very realistic originals, but all are recognizable and enjoyable to the viewer--which is what an artist wants.
If you missed the opening, you still have until the end of the month--Friday, May 26th to be exact--to take it. We were asked if this will be a traveling show, but there is no plan to move it elsewhere at this time. That said, I will be involved in curating a show based on this same idea at the Belmar Arts Center in October. Stay tuned for details!!
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