MSP at Prime Gallery: The Divine OCT 2-JAN 7
Art Through The Female Lens
PRIME Gallery and Main Street Pops present The Divine, an exhibition celebrating artist expression through the female lens with a showcase of powerful works by women artists. This exhibit features three talented local women; Nathalie De Zan, Barbara Shelly and Brittany Vogel, each with a unique perspective and compelling stories to share.
In conjunction with the annual Jersey City Artist Studio Tour, opening night, will take place on
Saturday, October 2nd from 6-8PM
PRIME Gallery in Jersey City Heights
351 Palisade Avenue, Jersey City, NJ
ABOUT THE ARTISTS’ WORK:
Born in Toulouse, Nathalie De Zan has been a multimedia artist for ten years. Although her preferred medium is photography, for achieving her aesthetic ends she uses all manner of media in her creative process: clay modeling, graphic design, origami, clothing, … She works on the bodily links to space and to intimacy in provocative and dreamlike settings. For her the body is a way of elaborating analogies between artistic and physical processes. The aim is to question the status of the body in the face of diverse pressures of our modern world. She creates syncretic chimera aided by metaphor, and by symbols that she is constantly questioning.
Barbara Shelly is a self-taught mixed media artist. She literally and figuratively tears through the print media, layering it into textured collages using sketches, newspaper, ink and paint. Her creative instincts place the images, covering some for texture and highlighting others. Her love of the performing arts has been rewarded by her paintings finding their way to her subjects including Spike Lee and Stella Abrera, ABT.
Brittany Vogel, a New York City based artist, focuses on expressive painting and drawing and sometimes even combines the two techniques. The explosive color on her painted canvases easily becomes the focal point in any room. Common themes in her work show the push-pull of order vs. chaos, handmade vs. machine-made, and geometric vs. organic forms – all placed on the same surface. These oppositional forces produce a multi-dimensional space and create tension but ultimately find balance in each other. Her work is full of excitement, color and life. She draws freehand in archival ink so that each line is fresh and without erasure. She has now started to weave this expressive drawing into her paintings.
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ABOUT PRIME GALLERY:
The gallery presents a space for audiences to experience high quality, challenging, new artworks in a wide range of contemporary visual art media through solo/ group exhibitions, performances, publications and events.
PRIME gallery features works by artists near and far in 4 curated exhibitions a year by Gallery Director, Maria Kosdan, as well as guest Curators. The Divine will be their 15th exhibition. March 2022 will mark their 4 year anniversary since its inception.
ABOUT MAIN STREET POPS:
Main Street Pops is a woman-owned pop-up programming company based in Hoboken, NJ with a mission to create community connection and conversation through arts programming and creative placemaking. They have produced various pop up art events throughout Hoboken, including their bi-monthly series of curated art shows at The MSP Gallery at The Pilsener Haus Wintergarten, featuring work by both established and emerging artists. In addition,The Main Street Pops Outdoor Artisan Market under the viaduct in Hoboken has become a popular community gathering where local artists, artisans, and other makers and creators showcase their creations every third Sunday of each month.Main Street Pops also worked with local artists during the height of the COVID Pandemic to create the H-Parade fundraising series, which raised over $22,000 for first responders and other community organizations in need.Main Street Pops is also a National Tour Host for The Wild & Scenic Film Festival for the third year, inspiring environmental activism and a love of nature-through film.
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