Pix of Solo Project #2
I got to tonite's opening reception for Joe Waks's "Kwalité Retrospective" shortly before the end. The reception was very well attended, and there were lots of people still there. That exhibit is at the back of the building. In the front lobby and along the hallway back, you can see a number of paintings by Marc D'Agusto. This one is over 3 feet on a side.
This one's not as large.
These two, toward the very front, are not in as good lite, and I didn't try flash. Should have.
The main display area was very different from the way I had seen it on prior occasions. Instead of the plain white walls that most galleries favor, the paintings and other works are displayed against an unexpected black-on-white graffic wallpaper.
As I was taking a few quick pix, Rebecca Jampol stopped by to say hello, and I asked her if Waks was there. He turned out to be the very tall man chatting with a group nearby, and Rebecca introduced us. (Thank you, Rebecca.) As I generally do with artists, I asked if he'd like to pose by his favorite piece in the show. He indicated Anatomy of a Flag. I said I had already taken a picture of that, and in fact showed it in my blog from an earlier appearance. Yes, he said, he had shown it at Aljira. (I show it as the 10th foto in my post of September 12, 2009.
So we walked to his other favorite piece, Girls from Bayonne. I asked if that was Bayonne, France, or Bayonne, New Jersey. He clarified, NJ, his hometown.
I later used my graffics program to zoom in to the little graffic on his teeshirt. This hiway sign is also indicative of Waks's artistic history, which took him from Bayonne to displaying in Newark.
Rebecca noted that I had arrived very late, and I said it's hard for me to get myself out of the house sometimes. (There's always a lot to do, in my home office and otherwise.) But I did get there in time to give you a sense of this exhibit.
There's another art reception Saturday evening.
cWOW @ SUBMERGEDARTLet's see if I can get to that a little earlier.
STORM, curated by cWOW Gallery Manager Jill Wickenheisser, has its opening reception on Saturday, May 29, 2010, 6-10pm at Submergedart Gallery, 210 Market Street, Newark, NJ, 07102. The exhibition explores the use of wind, water, chaos, and the aftermath in their work. Free and open to the public, May 29 - June 19, 2010, by appointment (call 323-353-9451).
The Solo(s) Project House is located at 972 Broad Street (just south of the Rodino Federal Office Building) and is open to the public Wednesdays through Fridays, from 12:00 noon to 6:00 p.m. Admission is free. (http://www.solosprojecthouse.com/)