- Feb. 3, 2014
-- An array of artists and mediums have come together, creating a breathtaking balance of mediums and ideas in the exhibition, Balancing Act, at the hob’art gallery, 720 Monroe Street, E208, Hoboken, NJ. Heather Williams, has curated the exhibit with the idea of connecting it to Black History Month. The show will open to the public on Saturday, February 8, 2013 and close on March 2nd. A reception to meet the artists will be held in the evening of the 8th, 6-8pm with music by DJ Michael Womack aka DJ Hells Yeah. He has provided sounds over the years at popular locations in New Jersey and New York City, including LITM in Jersey City. During the monthly Gallery Walk on Sunday, February 16th, at 3:30pm, the artists will discuss their work and welcome questions from guests. A closing party for the exhibition will be held on Saturday, March 1st, 6-8pm. Gallery hours are Thursday to Sunday, 1 to 5pm and by appointment. The artists thank the Monroe Art Center and the hob'art gallery for their support of this exhibition.
During the act of creation, artists are constantly deciding how to balance the medium with the message. Photographers, Jim Legge and Don Sichler use the camera as their way of telling a story of a moment in time while France Garrido uses mixed medium to explore the balance between deciding what is important to both the individual and the community. Liz Cohen and Ibou Ndoye collaborated, using reverse painting of window panes, to shed light on the amazing ability of art to break down barriers of race and culture. Utilizing painting and drawing Alberte Bernier and Kristin Pereira, engage the viewers with the canvas. Donovan Nelson, Issa Sow and Lauryn Ahearn exhibit rich abstract images and vibrant colors to express a range of ideas about new birth, relationships and escapism. Geraldine Gaines refers to African ancestry as she carves her images in to discarded doors. Heather Williams displays her clay sculptures, including one which sustained damage during Super Storm Sandy but stillmaintains its stature.