Upcoming Exhibits

 December 2016 - January 2017 

 Main Gallery / Community Gallery

Red Dot 10x10 Fundraising Exhibition

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December 17, 2016 - January 14, 2017 ( Opening Reception - December 17, 6-9pm )

 

The Main Gallery will be showing the always popular 10x10 Red Dot Exhibition.  Over 200 10"x10" canvases have been specially painted or adorned for Artworks.  Each canvas will sell for 100.00, with 50.00 going to the artist, and 50.00 to Artworks.  All canvases purchased the night of the reception, can be brought home that night.  This is a perfect way to pick up a gift for the holidays for that hard to buy for person.  Canvases where supplied by Jerry's Artarama in Lawrenceville, and frames will be available for purchase, which are supplied by Framesmith of Princeton.

 

Art Lab

Outsider Artist Open Studio Exhibition

December 17, 2016 - January 14, 2017 ( Opening Reception - December 17, 6-9pm )

 

This exhibition will showcase the works of Artworks Outsider Artist Open Studio Program.  These artists have worked diligently to produce works over the course of the year to bring you this eclectic mix of paintings, collage, and mixed media works.

 

2017 Exhibition Schedule

 

Main Gallery

MY EYES ARE DOWN HERE – Juliet Martin

January 21-February 18

Reception: January 28, 6-8pm

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You can’t look away.  I’ll make it easy for you.

Headless, handwoven female bodies wait in the gallery.  Although confined, ladies proudly look back at objectifying eyes.  These women won’t be objects of desire.  Embroidered eyes glare from breasts and loins – their faces wouldn’t be seen anyway.  Gaze.  In the pressure cooker of the elevator, pride, not shame; strength, not fear.  Gender power is symmetric here.

Out-of-place eyes and domineering arrows direct the viewer to improper places without wasting any time, away from the missing brain.  Or is her brain elsewhere?  Identity is forced to become the body.

Look at her and slur.  Look into my eyes.  Wait, you already are.  You can’t look away.

 

Community Gallery

THE SHORTEST DISTANCE BETWEEN TWO POINTS – Katelyn Liepins

January 21-February 18

Reception: January 28, 6-8pm

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Is a straight line. A line is a construction of distance in space, in time, and in vision. The artist is experimenting with the element of line and how it can exist beyond the traditional form of a drawing. By using different materials and gathering inspiration from architectural elements of the gallery space as well as the world around her, Katelyn creates large-scale installations as well as smaller representations of these demarcations.

 

Main Gallery

PRINDIVILLE – MOHER GROUP EXHIBITION

February 28 – March 25

Reception: March 4, 6-8pm

The Prindiville Moher Gallery of New Jersey is a Non-Profit 501 (3)(c) Organization that exists with the goal of enriching the careers of emerging Artists. Artists will be given guidance and support in achieving their professional goals in the areas of marketing, exhibition and sales. Prindiville Moher hopes that with this assistance Artists will be able to remain more focused on their creative process.

Prindiville Moher has focused primarily on Pop up Art exhibits, Festivals and Marketing for our Artists. Most of our Artists are from the Trenton area and many still reside within 10 miles of the Capital City.  Prindiville Moher is focused on helping our Artists and a group exhibition at Artworks would certainly help our Artists greatly. Many of our Artists have shown at Artworks in some capacity, one of our Artists has a studio at Artworks, one has had a solo exhibit and many have been a part of group exhibits with Artworks.

 

Community Gallery

EXPLORATION IN GEOMETRY – Bill Brookover

February 28 – March 25

Reception: March 4, 6-8pm

Geometry is an ordering device used by artists throughout history. From Neolithic ornament to Navajo potters and African Kente cloth weavers to 20th century design, geometry has been used to create lively and intriguing patterns that keep us engaged in looking and thinking. The human mind seeks to find patterns and order in human experience.  Long before humans developed mathematics, we were counting and creating complex, interweaving patterns.  It’s human nature to keep looking and analyzing these patterns to find the key, the repeating element that unlocks the puzzle.

Based in printmaking techniques, these works explore the world of pattern, geometry and symmetry.   His recent work moves into three dimensions. The pieces are printed as two separate layers that are cut apart and reassembled with a bit of space between them so that they lift off the page.  Contrasts engage your eyes with the work: hard edge vs. curved; solid vs. pattern; geometric vs. organic. There are two separate layers, an upper and a lower, each with its own technique and design element: pattern, color, direction, solid/void.  Rotational and mirror symmetry generate patterns that seem chaotic and disordered, but that have an underlying order.  The viewer is drawn to the work first through bright color and strong contrasts. The viewer then gives the work a closer inspection, trying to find the pattern, which makes the work live in the viewer’s mind after they leave the gallery. The work is a record of the artist’s visual research into how the human mind explores visual systems and structures.  The exhibition will be comprised of a mix of larger and smaller paper collages mounted to float within wooden frames.

 

ArtLab Gallery

YOUTH ART MONTH – Lora Durr

March 11 – April 25

Reception: March 14, 5-7pm

 

Art Showcase of elementary students from around Mercer County.

 

Main Gallery

THE NEW NATIVE – Wil Swink

April 4 – April 29

Reception: April 8, 6-8pm

A Native is traditionally defined by their place of physical birth. But what about those of us who experience re-birth in a specific place? We are New Natives.

When someone asks me where I am from, I typically tell them my place of birth. But there is this urge to name all the places that have changed me into who I am presently. I think that is a more honest answer to the question. We are from where we have been.

This is a show about the development of an artist. It will explore concepts of how a person makes a home out of something new. That idea will be executed, literally, with the show’s presence in the gallery space. With one side representing a dining room and the other a living room, a new home will be born at Artworks.

The show production will be documented by filmmaker Jacob Beizer, who will then create a short documentary that will be projected on to a 8’x4’ hanging projection screen/piece and looped during normal gallery hours.

 

Community Gallery

4th Annual Juried Print Exhibition

April 4 – April 29

Reception: April 8, 6-8pm

 

Artworks 4th Annual Juried Print Exhibition showcases the works of printmakers from around the tri-state area, with works in screenprint, monograph, etching, woodblock, and other hand pulled printing techniques.

About the Juror:

Dave DiMarchi is a multi-disciplinary printmaker and artist working in letterpress, papermaking, silkscreen and sculptural book forms. 

He engages in a relentless material practice, nurturing ideas into singular and editioned works. As a multi-disciplinary artist, he has exhibited works on paper, installations and books in both the US and Europe. He maintains a small collaborative studio and art space in Eastern Pennsylvania working deeply with artists to master printmaking techniques and create new portfolio and exhibition-ready prints. He teaches printmaking, papermaking and book forms extensively throughout the New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania area. He is also the owner of 9INHANDPRESS, a nexus of design, print and publishing. 9INHANDPRESS hosts an annual International Print Exchange that engages printmakers worldwide in a collaborative portfolio and exhibitions.

 

Main Gallery

INS AND OUTS – Thomas Montanari and Burgess Ekman

May 9 – June 3

Reception: May 13, 6-8pm

“The seed of Ins and Outs began during the summer of 2012 at Trenton Central High School on Chambers Street. One of my former students, Bentrice Jusu was conducting a summer arts enrichment program for Trenton high school students that incorporated several strands; digital photography, dance, spoken word, videography, music, hand work and visual art. Working collaboratively the all the students on the visual art project a common thread appeared. The students perceived themselves as “The Lights inside The Box” as metaphor of Trenton itself. Thus began the student’s exploration and process of self-identity.

Six weeks of intense creativity in hot sweltering classrooms and working out on the streets of the city of Trenton created an amazing body of work. The visual art project resulted in the creation of what became known as “The Assemblage”; a large work of art combining mixed media which the students created collaboratively. It became the visual center piece based upon questioning where do I live and where am I from.

The work from that summer has continued inside and outside of my classroom. An off shoot of the program inspired The Drawing Project which began in 2013. It is ongoing process of visual observation and human connection.

To summarize the overarching theme is best described in this way; human connection, self-identification, self-preservation and perseverance regardless of circumstances and physical condition and location.” – Thomas Montanari

 

Community Gallery

FINE LINES AND COLORFUL MARKINGS – Scott Madsen

May 9 – June 3

Reception: May 13, 6-8pm

This solo exhibition showcases the illustrative works of Scott Madsen.

Varied Illustrations created with pen and ink, pen ink and water color, and fine line complementary markers cross hatched to create tones of grey.

 

Main Gallery

ART ALL NIGHT SELECTS EXHIBITION

June 24 – July 22

Reception: June 24, 6-9pm

 

The works in the SELECTS Exhibition are the stand outs from Art All Night.  Works are selected by ARTWORKS employees, board members, and Art All Night sponsors.

 

Community and ArtLab Galleries

ART ALL NIGHT SOLD WORKS

June 24 – July 22

Reception: June 24, 6-9pm

 

This is our artist and buyer meet and greet.  Artists and Buyers usually don’t get to meet at AAN, so we make it easy for them to do so by having the AAN Sold Works exhibition.  Artists and Buyers get to meet, discuss the work, and the purchased artwork goes home with the buyer that night.  The remaining works are available for pick up the entire month.

 

Main Gallery

URBAN LEGEND – Will Kasso

August 1 – August 26

Reception: August 5, 6-8pm

 

TBA

 

Community Gallery

CYO Summer Camp Exhibition

August 1 – August 26

Reception: TBD

 

The CYO Summer Camp Exhibition is a showcase of the works by young artists while in the CYO Summer Camp.

 

Main Gallery

AGAINST THE GRAIN – Trenton Punk Rock Flea Market

September 5 – September 30

Reception: September 9, 6-8pm

 

Curated by the Trenton Punk Rock Flea Market, this popular counterculture exhibition returns to Artworks with an eclectic mix of works by dozens of underground, DIY artists.

 

Community Gallery

TBD

September 5 – September 30

Reception: September 9, 6-8pm

 

Main, Community, Artlab Galleries

ART OF DARKNESS EXHIBITION

October 10 – October 31

Monster’s Ball – October 28, 8pm - Midnight

 

The Art of Darkness Exhibition, Artworks's annual Halloween Exhibition has become a highlight of the exhibition year.  Artists submit their spookiest, scariest, hair tingling works to coincide with our Monsters Ball Halloween Party Fundraiser.  All three galleries will be decked out in halloween themed artwork.

 

Main Gallery

ART ALL DAY GROUP EXHIBITION

November 11 – December 1

Reception: November 11, 5-8pm

 

On November 11, Art All Day attendees can park for free at Artworks’ 19 Everett Alley headquarters, take in the Artists of Art All Day group show at the Artworks main gallery, on view from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m., visit studios on site and sample from several local food trucks before taking a map and embarking on their art tour.  Art All Day walking, bicycle and trolley tours all leave from Artworks. After the open studio tour throughout Trenton, taking place from 12 noon to 5 p.m., visitors can return to Artworks for a free reception from 5 to 8 p.m.

 

Community Gallery

DUET – Kathleen Liao and C.a. Shofed

November 11 – December 1

Reception: November 11, 5-8pm

An Exhibit of representational photography and abstract art.

Artistic photography and abstract art connect to create a new energy in this novel exhibit by two New Jersey artist.   Individual works of each artist are paired to create a story of rhythm and pattern, with the combination resulting in a harmonious duet.

The differences in approach to visual expression enhance the impact of the pieces, which unite to create an open-ended story. Shofed shot the photograph, and Liao painted it – or vice versa.  The mystery behind these complementary pairs is that although each was created entirely independent of one another in time and space.   The works co-existed even before these artists knew each other.  The movement and textures of each piece are physically related, as if through a link in DNA.   The artwork has a pure connection.   The abstract paintings provide a musical score for the photography.

After the artists did meet, they found that they had their own co-existent connections.  They both were raised in towns not too far from each other and had mutual childhood friends.  They shared a love of music and art from an early age, and as adults, both gravitated toward the art scene in Trenton.   What both artists found amazing was how gravitational forces seem to pull their artwork together to create an unlikely but natural body of work.

 

Main Gallery

10X10 FUNDRAISING EXHIBITION

December 9 – January 6

Reception: December 9, 6-9pm

 

Community Gallery

MEMBERS EXHIBITION

December 9 – January 6

Reception: December 9, 6-9pm

 

ArtLab Gallery

Orphaned Art Exhibition

December 9 – January 6

Reception: December 9, 6-9pm