“50 Shades of Red,” an exhibition celebrating the many manifestations of the color red in the works of the New Art Group. At the Starlight Lounge in the Mayo Performing Arts Center, Morristown, NJ
100 S Street, Morristown, NJ 07960.
Mayo Performing Arts Center
New Art Group
NJ’s Oldest Fine Art Collective
The New Art Group is a New Jersey arts organization consisting of fine artists with over 25 years exhibiting throughout the New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania visual arts communities. Our goal as a group is to seek exhibition opportunities for group members and regional artists as well. We do so by curating exhibits of regional artists in the Watchung Arts Center, in Watchung, NJ. We also seek out opportunities to exhibit the works of the current members with the goal of increasing the exposure to their contemporary art.
The word, letters, evokes a myriad of memories, images and thoughts both ancient and contemporary. The word, letters, evokes a myriad of memories, images and thoughts both ancient and contemporary. In its simplest form a letter is a symbol of a spoken word. Whether in the work of the author, Nathaniel Hawthorne, or a visual artist like Raymond Pettibon, a bright scarlet A can reek of shame, adultery, ruin along with other things; alternatively, an A+ demonstrates superior achievement. [MORE]
The show is comprised largely of triptychs, and one diptych, each of which are made of the works of two or three different artists in the group, along with individual pieces from each artist.
The formative idea of this exhibit was a desire to get all the members of the group to push themselves into different, sometimes difficult places with their work. In this way, each artist could experience what collaboration might do within their own body of work. The results are eye-opening for both the viewers of the work and for the artists themselves. [MORE]