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Nature Is On The Move in Reeves-Reed Arboretum's New Fall Art Exhibit

originally published: 09/21/2023

Nature Is On The Move in Reeves-Reed Arboretum

(SUMMIT, NJ) -- An extraordinary celebration of creativity and the natural world awaits art enthusiasts as Reeves-Reed Arboretum announces its latest exhibition, Nature on the Move: Rhythmic Abstractions by Jesús Núñez on view from September 23 through November 19, 2023. Set against the stunning backdrop of the Arboretum’s lush landscapes, this captivating showcase of abstract art will transport visitors into a realm where artistic imagination intertwines seamlessly with the beauty of the outdoors.

Nature on the Move explores the interplay between abstraction and the organic world. From bold paint strokes that evoke the rush of wind through leaves to delicate swirls reminiscent of petals unfolding, Nature on the Move invites viewers to interpret and immerse themselves in a visual journey that transcends the boundaries of traditional representation. With a palette of vivid colors, intricate textures, and thought-provoking forms, visitors will engage in a dialogue between the human spirit and the natural environment. This collection of works also harkens to Núñez’s roots as an award-winning culinary artist; Núñez used kitchen tools rather than traditional painting tools to create these expressive forms.

A native of Spain, Jesús Núñez is a multidisciplinary contemporary artist. From a young age, art has always come naturally to him. As a teenager growing up in Madrid his first step into the public art world was through street art. As he became established in life, he turned his artistic talents to a new form of culinary art. For 20+ years Núñez has led the helms of renowned restaurants in New York City and Madrid, including three of his own: Gastroarte, Polenta, and Flou. In its review of Núñez’s first New York restaurant, The New York Times called his cuisine edible art and compared Jesús to famed Spanish surrealist Salvador Dali. Throughout his career, Núñez has proven himself a highly creative visionary who pushes boundaries and experiments with new techniques. Fourteen years ago, he moved to New York City and has since been creating new work that is genuine to his process and life experiences thus far. Núñez currently owns his own gallery, J. Nunez Gallery, in Millburn, NJ, where he showcases the works of several local abstract artists.  Visit and for more information. 

Nature on the Move: Rhythmic Abstractions by Jesús Núñez will be on view at Reeves-Reed Arboretum from September 23 through November 19, 2023. The Wisner House Gallery is open to the public from 10 am – 4 pm Tuesday through Sunday, except when closed for private events.

Reeves-Reed Arboretum is located at 165 Hobart Avenue in Summit, New Jersey. Celebrating over 40 years as a historic public garden and education resource, Reeves-Reed Arboretum engages, educates, and enriches the public through horticulture and environmental education, and the care and utilization of the gardens and estate. Open 7 days a week, the Arboretum is listed on both the National and New Jersey State Historic Registers. Funding for RRA has been made possible in part by the NJ Historical Commission, a division of the Department of State, through a grant administered by the Union County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs, Department of Parks & Community Renewal. Reeves-Reed Arboretum....a place to grow, for everyone! 

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