Upcoming Exhibits

 September 2016

Main Gallery

Mujeres - Curated by Eva Loayza

September 6- October 1, 2016 ( Opening Reception - September 10, 6-8pm )

 

The Mujeres Exhibition shows the complexity and range of Latina women and Latino culture in the United States. This all female exhibition demonstrates that we are more than feisty, fiery, spicy and all the other adjectives that have been assigned to us by mainstream culture; that we are more than the limited portrayals in the media by featuring Latina artists of different backgrounds, experiences and mediums.

Latinas have been over sexualized and oversimplified. As one study put it, "one may infer that Latinas are overly sensual but also religious, conservative and family oriented. They have a Spanish accent and a homogeneous look...In fact, Latinas are a heterogeneous group with different levels of assimilation in the USA, dis-similar cultural and socio-economic backgrounds, and diverse physical builds.”

As Latinos, we are often lumped under a title that’s so vast that our individuality is lost. We come from different countries, some of us directly, others through family ties. We have our own dialects, our own food, our own holidays and traditions. While language and cultural similarities bond us, we are uniquely different. We hope to put this diversity on display with Mujeres.

ARTIST TALK - SEPTEMBER 24TH, FROM 2-3PM

Perspectiva: The importance of Latina Representation & Expression in the Arts

Featuring Esperanza Cortes, Mary Valverde and Tamara Ramos.
 
Artists will discuss their experiences as Latina artists, how these experiences have influenced their work, and how important it is that these experiences be represented in the art world. 
 
The discussion will run from 2-3 PM and will include a brief Q&A session.
 
Talk will be followed by music from percussionist Ana Laborde. 

 

La Exhibición Mujeres demuestra la complejidad y el alcance de la mujer latina y la cultura latina en los Estados Unidos. Esta exhibición totalmente femenina demuestra que las mujeres somos mucho más que luchadoras, ardientes, picantes y todos los demás adjetivos que se nos han asignado por la cultura dominante; que somos más que la limitada representación de artistas latinas en los medios de comunicación, de diferentes orígenes, experiencias y medios.

Las latinas han sido sobre sexualizadas y sobre simplificadas. Como indicó un estudio, "se puede inferir que las latinas son excesivamente sensuales, sino también religiosas, conservadoras y orientadas a la familia. Tienen un acento español y un aspecto homogéneo “... De hecho, las latinas son un grupo heterogéneo con diferentes niveles de asimilación de los EE.UU., disímiles antecedentes culturales y socioeconómicos, y diversa constitución física.

Como latinas, con frecuencia nos agrupamos un poco bajo algo que es tan vasto, que nuestra individualidad se pierde. Venimos de diferentes países, algunas de nosotras directamente, otras a través de lazos familiares. Tenemos nuestros propios dialectos, nuestras propias fiestas y tradiciones. Mientras que el lenguaje y similitudes culturales nos unen, somos únicas y diferentes. Esperamos poner esta diversidad en la pantalla con Mujeres.

 

ARTISTAS DESTACADOS

Esperanza Cortes

Guadalupe Reyes

Jennifer Rivera

Tamara Torres

Mary Valverde

 

Community Gallery

 Considering Harm - Pamela Flynn

September 6 - October 1, 2016 ( Opening Reception - September 10, 6-8pm )

Considering Harm is a traveling art exhibit that brings awareness to the issue of gun violence in our communities. Considering Harm is a collection of mixed media pieces that are contemplative works on gun violence. Each work is exhibited with a small plaque under it with text that refers to an incident involving gun violence from the area where the project is being exhibited-for this exhibit this would be from Trenton. This exhibit forces the viewer to Consider Harm.

 

Art Lab

 Sarcastic, Serious, Scary - Larry McKim

September 6 - October 1, 2016 ( Opening Reception - September 10, 6-8pm )

Larry McKim's political paintings in his upcoming exhibit, Sarcastic, Serious, Scary.  For this show, McKim selected works from three separate series painted over the past two years, all inspired by the current political climate.

The first series is a group of paintings representing anonymous homeless people sleeping on the street. They are presented freestanding at floor level.  Because the figures in the paintings are nearly life sized, they create an encounter for the viewer which may feel uncomfortably real. This group is the serious portion of the exhibit.

The second series is in response to the recent Republican presidential primary and it depicts seven of the candidates sleeping on the street as though they were homeless.  These works are dyptichs and nearly nine feet wide.  These imagined scenes illustrate the possibility that the experience of being homeless might alter the basic beliefs of this group of rich and powerful politicians. This group is the sarcastic portion of the exhibit.

The third is a group of the Republican presidential candidates depicting only their heads. Each is on a small canvas accompanied by brief written examples of their platform beliefs.  This is the scary portion of the exhibit.

 

October 2016

 Main Gallery, Community Gallery, Artlab

Art Of Darkness

 

November 2016

 Main Gallery

Art All Day 2016

November 12 - December 11, 2016 ( Opening Reception - November 12, 6-8pm )

 

Community Gallery

 Evolution - Abelardo Montano

November 12 - December 11, 2016 ( Opening Reception - November 12, 6-8pm )

“Evolution” represents not only my own progression as an artist, but also the inevitable influence and opportunities that digitalization has brought into the art world.  One of my main concerns as an artist is to maintain the “human touch” and to avoid the “coldness” that digital work can convey while trying to be true to my own style.  I believe that art is successful only if it is able to provoke a thought, a feeling, or emotion, and I aim to achieve this through composition, color and texture

December 2016 - January 2017 

 Main Gallery

10x10 Exhibition

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.

 

Community Gallery

 

 

 

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.