Saturday, August 25, 2012

Temporary Contemporary Gallery

     I have a commercial space in Asbury Park, NJ, which in one of its former incarnations was a gallery. Before I rent it out, I decided to do a three month pop-up gallery and a friend dubbed it "Temporary Contemporary Gallery."
     The inaugural show was a big success - great opening, press, and a few sales right out of the gate! The second show opens a week from today called "CITYSCAPES." It features five painters (Tim Daly, Valeri Larko, Mike Longo, Lizbeth Mitty and Ricardo Roig) from the NY/NJ area and their versions of the urban landscape. Below is a link to the Facebook page announcement and the press release. The opening is Sat Sept 1 from 6-9pm at 716 Cookman Ave in Asbury Park, NJ.

“CITYSCAPES,” curated by owner Joseph Borzotta, features five of the NY/NJ area’s most
successful painters of urban landscapes. They are all notable for their handling of light and color. Most of these are painted on-site and explore the polish and vitality of thriving operations to urban decay and its often surprising beauty.

Tim Daly’s paintings and prints for NJ Transit received acclaim for their detail and his powerful handling of day and night light. Valeri Larko’s industrial landscapes, currently featured in
Milan and J.Cacciola Gallery (NY), examine the fringes of cities where she finds “grit and beauty in equal measure.” Mike Longo captures the buildings of Asbury Park and small cityscapes uniquely mounted on Knob Creek bourbon bottles as well as canvas.
Lizbeth Mitty’s loose, colorful renderings run the gamut from Bethlehem Steel to NY street umbrellas to Gary, Indiana and the NY Times’ Ken Johnson describes them as a combination of “painterly verve and hellish beauty.” Plein air painting is the modus operandi for Ricardo Roig who focuses on the urban scenes of Hoboken, Jersey City and the view of NYC from his studio.

The opening reception is on First Night, Saturday September 1st, 2012  from 6-10pm at
716 Cookman Avenue, Asbury Park, NJ.
Temporary Contemporary Gallery hours are Thursday 5-9pm, Fridays 5-10pm, Saturdays 4-10pm and Sundays 1-6pm or by appointment at 201-981-2395.

For more info:  Like our page on Facebook.

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