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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