Abstract Interpretations Invitational at Art Alliance
The Art Alliance of Monmouth County announces its annual 2012 Invitational Show “Abstract Interpretions.” This year’s show is curated by Oceanport artist, teacher, and gallery owner James Kent.
Kent has taught the Lyrical Abstract Expressionism painting class at the Guild of Creative Art in Shrewsbury since 2005. In 2007, he opened ABstract EXpressions Contemporary Art Gallery in Mount Holly, NJ as a venue to showcase contemporary abstract art. There have been more than 24 exhibitions featuring the works of nearly 60 artists at the Gallery since its opening.
Kent has invited twenty-one artists to participate in this year’s show. The invitees include artists he knows from Monmouth county as well as artists from southwest New Jersey and the greater Philadelphia area that he has met since opening his Gallery. These artists are working in a variety of highly personal and individual styles within the framework of contemporary abstract expressionism. A wide variety of media – paintings, collages, mixed media works, and sculptures – is represented in this show.
“I am honored to have been asked to put together this show,” says Kent. “Each of these artists has a distinctly individual vision, yet the works establish a rapport with each other that is enjoyable and instructive to explore.”
An opening Meet the Artists reception will be held on Saturday, January 7, from 6-8 PM at the Art Alliance, 33 Monmouth Street, Red Bank. The public is cordially invited. The show runs from January 7 through February 1.
The Art Alliance is open Tuesday through Saturday from noon until 4:00 PM. For more information, contact the Art Alliance at (732) 842-9403 or visit www.artallianceofmonmouth.org.