Two Art Exhibits Close This Saturday
There are two closing receptions around the corner from each other in Downtown Newark Saturday. One is the closing of the "Art of Vision" exhibition at SEED Gallery (239 Washington Street, perhaps 50 feet north of Market) from 2:30-6:00pm. The other is the close of Hector Canonge's "Deceptive Landscapes" show at Gallery Aferro (73 Market Street). I'm not clear as to the hours. Today's fotos are from the SEED exhibition.
I stopped by SEED (or Seed; capitals seem optional) today to take pix before the show closed. There are too many wonderful things in that exhibit to show here today, but I offer a good sample.
I am up much later than I should be, given that I have to leave for a long drive to Montreal on Thursday. One of the best things about Newark is its location, within a single day's drive (if a long drive) from all kinds of places. In any case, let me quickly get this up so I can get to sleep.
I will probably not get back to Newark in time for the closing receptions, and I'm not welcome at Gallery Aferro in any case (for whatever reason; I don't know what), but I wanted you to know about these two events so close together (perhaps 300 feet).
Saturday is also, I was told by the young man at SEED, the "Day Out of Time", an international event promoting "Planetary Peace through Culture". I'm not sure how that is supposed to work.
I walked by Gallery Aferro and it wasn't open, nor was there any sign in the window to tell the hours during which it is supposed to be open. You can check their website for more info.
As I mentioned to the guy who turned on some lites downstairs for me (SEED has three floors), there are a lot of good things in the "Art of Vision" exhibition.
I took many more fotos than I am able to use today, given my need to get on my way to Montreal on Thursday. The exhibition is well worth a visit.
I would be remiss in showing fewer than the pix I offer today.
I had originally intended to take fotos of the artwork followed immediately by the identifying label/plaque alongside, then search the Internet for a website for each of the artists.
But I was too pressed for time for any of that. Perhaps the gallery has a printed handout with some of that information already gathered. In any event, if you see the art in person yourself, you might be able to meet the artists and get further information on your own.
I found this next work the most striking in the show. You may have a different estimation.