Artists in the BLACK and BLUE exhibit:


Colors. Fist fights. Police. You name it, Black and Blue conjure up a lot of different visuals when you hear the words. This is what the works in the newest exhibit by the New Art Group at the Watchung Arts Center brings immediately to mind.

Whereas the immediate connection to these primary colors visual art, the simple truth is the idea of bruised sores and hurt emotions maybe comes more quickly to mind. A good example of this concept of ‘black and blue’ in the movies today can be seen throughout new movie “Selma,” about the Reverend Martin Luther King and his culture changing march through that namesake city.

The members of the New Art Group reach out to all these many places to bring the implications of Black and Blue to the surface. Each of the six current members of the group has their own approach. With media varying from photography and encaustic to assemblage and painting, these works touch on both a personal exploration of these archetypal colors and the many subtler ways in which they have implications for the human condition.