Exhibitions

CURRENT EXHIBIT

Featuring

THe illustrations of Frank morrison

april 5, 2017 - present
Tower Square

 

Frank Morrison was born in Boston in 1971 and moved with his family to New Jersey in 1980. A self-taught artist, he began his career as a preadolescent graffiti artist. As a member of a breakdancing crew, while touring Europe, he visited the Louvre museum in Paris and was inspired to choose painting as a career. His work is steeped in old world values of family, community and religion though typically rendered with mirth and high-spiritedness. 

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PAST EXHIBITS

 

Featuring

Larry "Poncho" Brown

February 2 to March 23, 2017
Tower Square

 

Poncho’s "Stronger Than Pride" collection, truly depicts the pride and values of African Americans in a society that continues to attempt to discredit its values and morals.  Admirers often site rhythm, movement, and unity, as favorite elements in his work. He primarily works in acrylic, although he uses a variety of mediums and styles to express his interests in Afrocentric themes, Ancient Egyptology and dance. Poncho’s unique style combines past and present art stylizations to create a sense of realism, mysticism, and beauty, which gives his art universal appeal.

 

Alternative Realities

featuring the paintings
& sculptures of

Dean Nimmer 

December 6 to January 30, 2017
Tower Square

 

“Alternative Realities” is said to represent Nimmer’s on-going quest to delve into the nature of abstraction itself, letting the creative process reveal what’s hidden beyond the surface of the blank canvas.   Nimmer states: “In a traditional sense, most of my work fits the art categories of “abstract’ or “expressionist” painting.  I prefer the phrase “intuition painting” because it is tied directly to the creative process itself,” commented Nimmer.  “For me, intuition is the well-spring and inner voice that guides me through all the aesthetic decisions that go into my paintings.”

It was important to have this exhibition at Art for the Soul., One to dispel the myth that the gallery only exhibited African American art, and because so many patrons  stated that they do not understand the concept of abstract or expressionist paintings.   Nimmer's exhibit and the artist talk that he will present on January 14, 2017 will assist them with having a better understanding of what is termed "abstract" or "expressionist" painting.  The key component of abstract art is for the viewer to have an open, inquiring mind.  Abstract  art gives you the freedom to explore the artwork and assign your own meaning to the piece.

Tango Floor Img

Tango: Contemporary Art from Argentina
July 7th - October  27th 2016  Tower Square
 

 

 
Marlon Seymour:
New English 
March 15th - April 21st 2016
Tower Square

Ten Little Nigger Girls :
A Works-in-Progress |  Imo Nse Imeh
and the
 Bill Costen Cultural Exhibition. 
NOVEMBER 6, 2015 - JANUARY 16, 2016
Tower Square

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