(ASBURY PARK, NJ) -- Palette Gallery presents “Summer Sauce” a series of group exhibits from artists around the country. The first contains work by Tracy Piper, Diana Jensen, and Shannon Rednour. The opening is Saturday, July 14 from 7:00pm to 10:00pm.
The first features vivid colorful portraits by former circus performer Tracy Piper and her friends from that career and from the LGBTQ scene in San Francisco. Diana Jensen of Brooklyn has paintings from her 1984 New Orleans World Fair series based on photos found in a thrift store. Shannon Rednour from Jersey City takes selfies from gay hook-up sites, blows them up and paints the pixillated image. These are from his Anonymous Selfies series.
The Palette Gallery (716 Cookman Avenue, Asbury Park) opened in September 2014 on the "arts block" of Cookman Ave in Asbury Park, NJ. They focus on painting and mixed media works by early and mid-career artists. In addition to the main gallery, they have a section of small original works and prints. The gallery also hosts live music (such as Light of Day Festival, Asbury Underground, and their own Singers on the Half-Shell series), open mic, and film. Palette Gallery is committed to the burgeoning art scene in Asbury Park.
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