This moving exhibit features scenes from the Jersey Shore. A percentage of all sales will be donated to Hurricane relief by the artist and the gallery. You do not want to miss this exhibit.
Westwood Gallery is located at 10 Westwood Avenue in Westwood, New Jersey and is open to the public from 10:00 am-6:00 pm, Tuesday thru Saturday.
For more information, call 201-666-1800 or visit www.westwoodartgallery.com (http://www.westwoodartgallery.com/)
Helen Frank is the artist-laureate of New Jersey. Having drawn and painted the pier at Seaside Heights and life at the Jersey Shore throughout her career, she watched in disbelief as Sandy wreaked devastation on the homes, boardwalks, and the lives of countless families. Inspired by the images of the Jet Star roller coaster and the lyrics of Bruce Springsteen, new work emerged encompassing “our carnival life on the water” referencing the lyrics from 4th of July, Asbury Park, - subtitled “Sandy” with unintended irony. The skeletal image of the crumpled rollercoaster driven into the ocean is in stark contrast to the idyllic scenes of cousins frolicking in the surf, children napping under an umbrella, and the lovers on the beach that Helen Frank is known for and may not be seen again for a long time.
Perhaps the most important asset of any artist is honesty, the ability to see the world truthfully. Not one to shy away from difficult subjects, Helen Frank has made art from the adversity of cancer, homelessness, and the gulf oil spill. It is by making tangible the emotions we all share that the artist leaves a record of our existence.
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