Story Lines explores the inspiration behind works by Nanette Reynolds Beachner, Stephanie Guillen, and PE Pinkman in an intriguing group show that explores volatile societal issues, historical events, and personal journeys in trying times. 

Often the trigger behind the creation of a work of art is not always known, even to the artists themselves. However, in the case of the art presented here, each artist was compelled to begin work by specific events. Whether using art to bring attention to society’s flaws, or convey the feelings inspired by a tragic past, or to survive the isolation of COVID, each artist takes a deep dive to tell their tale.  The opportunity to learn what launched the mixed media, photography, sculpture, and paintings presented in Story Lines, allows viewers a chance to engage with the art on a more personal level.  And in doing so, come to understand more about each artist and their art. 

BACKROOM Arts welcomes the opportunity to showcase our newly opened cooperative artist gallery in the Art150 exhibition space.  As a newbie amongst the 150 Bay group of artists, our immediate challenge has been for audiences to find us down the meandering corridors.  We hope this exhibition shines some light on our work, and you will take the time to find our flashing B sign at BACKROOM Arts’ Studio 225 in future.

Participating Artists: Nanette Reynolds Beachner, Stephanie Guillen and PE Pinkman

More information please contact Maia Goitia at

Dates: September 9 – 30, 2023
Opening Reception: Friday, September 8, 5– 9 PM
   During JCFridays

Location: ART150 Gallery
157A First St., Second Floor, Jersey City, NJ 07302

Entrance is on the corner of Provost & 1st
Gallery is wheelchair accessible.

Hours: Saturdays and Sunday in September, 1-4 PM 
Jersey City, NJ