(JERSEY CITY, NJ) -- The artists of Art150 and the artists of Elevator announce a new exhibit in the Art150 Gallery: Breaking Patterns, curated by Ben Fine and Josh Urso. The exhibition runs from February 2 - February 26, 2023. ART150 Gallery is located at 150 Bay Street in Jersey City, NJ.
In nature, patterns create balance where life is otherwise chaotic and unpredictable. Although we can identify patterns in looking at art and in our own lives, they are not necessarily uniform and can be broken by irregularity. Breaking Patterns is a group exhibition at the ART150 Gallery featuring artists from Elevator and ART150. Participating artists have explored various interpretations of patterns through painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, fiber, and more in this diverse and harmonious show.
Join them for an opening reception on February 2nd from 6:00pm-9:00pm, to view the artwork, meet the artists, and enjoy some light refreshments - all open to the public and free of charge.
Participating Artists: Josh Urso, Ben Fine, Shamona Stokes, Susan Evans Grove, Kim Bricker, Bruno Nadalin, Barbara Seddon, Ann Giordano, Eggman, Stephen Wuensch, Edward Fausty, Adina Paddon, Maude Lemaire, Guillermo Bublik, Robert Policastro, Alex Bingham, Robyn Prezioso, Lucy Rovetto, Deb Sinha, Mindy Gluck, Lawrence Ciarallo, Wendy Setzer
ART150 Gallery is located 157A First Street, 2nd Floor in Jersey City, New Jersey.There is an elevator entrance and wheelchair ramps at the corner of Provost and First Streets. The gallery is open Saturdays and Sundays from 1:00pm-4:00pm.
About the Curators:
Ben Fine is a multidisciplinary visual artist who works in animation, film, comics, and painting. Fine comes from a family of artists; his mother is a sculptor, his sister is a painter, and his great Aunt, Rose Fried, was a pioneering female gallery owner of the Pinacoteca Gallery in New York who gave Alice Neel a solo exhibition in 1944 (a major influence of Fine’s). In his late 20s, Fine lived and painted in Guanajuato, Mexico, and had his first solo exhibit at El Museo Iconográfico del Quijote. He returned to Brooklyn and co-founded Studio Iodyne, an animation and design house pioneering the convergence of 2D and traditional stop-motion techniques. In 2020 Fine returned to painting full-time and created a series of ten portraits entitled the #pinkarmchairportraits. He is currently devoting 2023 to a series of abstract paintings.
Josh Urso is a contemporary sculptor in Jersey City, NJ, working in concrete, stone, and various pigments. He studied engineering and product design at Carnegie Mellon University and owned and operated Josh Urso Design, a furniture and lighting design business, for over 20 years before pursuing sculpture full-time. His background in producing functional objects and his familiarity with manufacturing processes instilled in him a love of materials and a drive to explore purely sculptural forms. His work is inspired by the natural world, the inherent qualities of materials, and his desire to create monumental forms. He has always been intrigued by breaking the geometric form with the fluid line. Josh has had a love of materials since college and a desire to explore purely sculptural forms. The concrete pieces represent a fascination with process and the immediacy of cast concrete but also a wanting to create monumental forms out of commonplace materials.
This exhibition is supported by Pro Arts Jersey City, a non-profit 501 (c)(3) professional visual arts membership organization dedicated to supporting and promoting artists and their work. Pro Arts receives its funding in part from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of the State, a partner agency for the National Endowment for the Arts, and by Funds from the National Endowment for the Arts, administered by the Hudson County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs, Thomas A. DeGise, County Executive, and the Board of Chosen Freeholders, from the Jersey City Arts and Culture Trust Fund, and from the National Endowment for the Arts administered by the Jersey City Arts Council. ART150 Gallery is made possible by the generous donation of GFP Real Estate.
Elevator is a multidisciplinary hub for creative professionals working in diverse fields. It is located at 135 Erie Street, Jersey City, NJ. The facility includes JC Print Room, a printmaking studio that hosts workshops and figure drawing sessions open to the public.
IMAGES by Josh Urso, Bruno Nadalin, Ben Fine, and Susan Evans Grove
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