Don’t miss the chance to see the exciting and special Fall/Winter 2016-17 Invitational Exhibit at the Atrium Art Gallery before it closes on January 5, 2016. The Gallery is located on Floors 2-5 of the Morris County Administration and Records Building on 10 Court Street in Morristown and open to the public Monday-Friday, 8:30am-4:30 and will be open on New Year’s Eve, from 7pm until midnight as part of the 25th anniversary First Night Morris County.
Visitors can enjoy seeing the 273 artworks by 7 outstanding New Jersey/New York artists (Sean Carney, Doug DePice, Nicholas Gamarello, Cheryl Safren, Raymond Sicignano, Gail Winbury and Etty Yaniv) and which span styles from the contemporary abstract to precise realism, created in a variety of media including oils, acrylic, pen and ink, charcoal, carved wood and mixed media on copper.
Click HERE to see the catalogue of this special exhibit.
L-R top row: Gail Winbury’s oil, Rites of Spring; Doug DePice’s oil, Portrait of Rembrandt; Nicholas Gamarello’s acrylic on canvas, American Wolfpack; L-R middle row: Sean Carney’s wood stain and dremel on wood, State Theater; Raymond Sicignano’s oil, Denny’s Ice Cream; Etty Yaniv’s mixed media on paper, What Makes a Good Twit; Bottom row: Cheryl Safren’s oil on copper, Habitation 5: Rainforest.Ta
A good friend of artist Nicholas Gamarello, Executive Chef David Martone, added some special delicacies to the evening’s refreshments, including filet mignon with balsamic glaze and shrimp cocktail. A variety of delicious items – including fudge with homegrown lavender and German Springerle cookies, vegetables, chocolates and other delights – also graced the refreshment table.
Here are some photos from the evening’s festivities:
The fifth floor features the dramatic, brilliantly colored abstract oils by prize-winning and widely exhibited artist, Gail Winbury (Westfield). In the fourth floor Atrium area, prolific artist (and veteran teacher) Doug DePice (Secaucus), astonishes with a sampling from his vast output – with its extraordinary variety, energy, and skill. And, in the fourth floor Hallway and Elevator Lobby, internationally acclaimed Israeli born-artist Etty Yaniv (Brooklyn) shares her fluid, intriguing, almost surreal yet precise drawings and watercolors of contemporary life. With clients like Steven Spielberg, Mel Blanc, comedian David Brenner and as the subject of a feature article in the NY Times, artist Nicholas Gamarello paints on canvas and, distinctively, on leather bomber jackets, guitar cases and other unconventional media to capture the spirit of WWII fighter pilots, of heroism in and out of war, Native American themes, military history, vintage 1940s-style pinups, classic rock stars, equestrian competitions, and other, contemporary themes. Gamarello’s works grace the third floor Atrium while the intricate depictions of landmarks, NJ streetscapes and iconic scenes, all strikingly crafted in wood (using only dremel and water based stains) by artist Sean Carney (Robbinsville), fascinate and delight the eye in the 3rd floor Hallway and Elevator Lobby. The second floor Atrium area features the stunning multimedia works by Cheryl Safren (Valley Stream, NY) which explore the intersection of science and art, utilizing paint and multimedia on copper and on canvas. And, in the 2nd floor Hallway area, military engineer and fine artist Raymond Sicignano (Englewood) combines his talents and training in his vibrantly colored, highly detailed and precise canvases which convey his fascination with unique and rapidly vanishing streetscapes of modern urban life.
Most works are available for sale, with details and pricing provided in the free catalogues found in the elevator lobby areas on floors 2-5. The Atrium Art Gallery is free and open to the public during business hours, 8:30am-4:30pm on Monday-Friday and will be open from 7pm-midnight at First Night Morris County on New Year’s Eve. The exhibit remains in place until January 5, 2017.
Featured image: Raymond Sicignano’s oil, Mare