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Allan Gorman

May 16th, 2017
Allan Gorman is a realist oil painter who explores the dramatic tensions found in structures and machinery.  He mainatins a studio practice in Kearny, NJ.
More info and a full CV can be found on www.allangorman.com

Jim Fischer

April 14th, 2017

I am a professional artist living and working in Jersey City. My work is primarily representational/realist pieces done in oil, watercolor, pastel and colored pencil with special focus on portraiture and urban landscape. I studied set and lighting design at Lehman College, City University of New York, and spent several years designing for the theatre before taking up a career working for several publications, (including The Nation, The New York Observer and Variety) in direct marketing, graphic design and copywriting. While I have been a practicing artist since my early teens, for the past eleven years I have pursued a professional art career full time.

Theda Sandiford

March 14th, 2017

We all wear masks. Masks to pretend, to hide or just to put our best face forward in a selfie. I construct masks to protect myself from my fears. What may start off as an ugly statement about myself, in the end, becomes something beautiful. I transform found and meticulously collected materials into mixed media works, photograph the process and then digitally manipulate these images to extend the narrative as part of my personal mythology. Fragmented identity juxtaposed with the existence of infinite possibilities is a recurring theme in my work.

See my process on Instagram @MissTheda

Charlann Meluso

February 21st, 2017

My career began with the study of Fine Art and Art Education at JCSC in 1970.  Upon completion of my Master’s Degree, I began teaching Art in the Bayonne School District while creating and producing my own original artwork.   My early works were based in Commercial Art and Design.

For the last two decades, I have focused on Photo Art and Digital Photography. I currently exhibit my work in juried shows and participate in local, national and international competitions enjoying much success. I have received numerous awards for my efforts.

As a photographer, my never-ending quest for unique and original abstract images always leads me to random patterns of texture, shapes, lines and color found on walls and other surfaces.  Once they have captured my eye, I begin my photographic journey. Stimulated by what I have discovered, I feel an insatiable urge to turn the image or a portion of it into a work of art in its own right.

My love of artistic composition and design has an overwhelming effect on how I choose my subject matter and what becomes of it after capture.  I may labor for hours or discard an image immediately if it is not to my satisfaction.

The abstract images in my portfolio are diverse.  The majority of them are created from natural occurrences, such as rust, decomposition, erosion, scaling and flaking paint on surfaces.  Others are created by the hand of man.  Nevertheless, each image bears its own identity and has its own beauty and appeal.   It is those images that excite me the most…the accidental, randomness of the elements of art amassed on a visible surface…the obvious “unidentifiable” subject matter which holds the viewer’s interest and piques his curiosity.

Angela Costanzo Paris

January 31st, 2017

Angela Costanzo Paris is a visual artist whose work has been exhibited throughout New York City and Southern California. She holds degrees from the Fashion Institute of Technology, Pratt Institute (BFA), and Baruch’s Zicklin School of Business, where she explored the intersection of art and social entrepreneurship (MS). Her work is inspired by the passing of time, our (dis)connection to the environment, and the idea of “women’s work.” She also works and performs with musicians, creating improvised drawings with pianist Mary Prescott in the Hook & Eye Project. Paris currently lives, works and teaches in the Bronx, NY.