The Nilson Gallery features the work of New Jersey artists, including the New Jersey Emerging Artists Series, a unique and exciting forum for NJ artists who have never had a one-person show of their work in our State. The artists selected for this Series represent the diversity of talent in the State and demonstrate their creativity in a wide variety of media. Gallery talks scheduled during the exhibitions offer artists the opportunity to share their stories and provide insight about what inspires and drives them in the creative process.
Member Miniatures: BIG Art in SMALL Packages
Here at the Monmouth Museum we value the arts and artists, especially our Artist Members! This year we are highlighting the artists who support the Museum through their membership with an exhibition in our Nilson Gallery.
Exhibition Dates: January 17 – March 15, 2015
“Based on personal experiences and memories, my works display intuitive and unconscious thoughts and emotional feelings. The images reference autobiographical accounts of everyday life. Intense and vivid colors collude with apparently random compositions of figures and objects, which create dream, fantasy-like, surrealistic images. I mainly work with fluid acrylic paint with a large quantity of water, which makes similar visual feel of watercolor I love. My paintings reinforce impressions of bizarreness and depict the activities of the figures. Rather than literally illustrating stories, the visual representations suggest open-ended meanings that can be constructed subjectively by each viewer respectively. These narrative paintings work as a system of representation creating daydream-like motifs that conceal both pleasant and unpleasant aspects of reality. By taking elements such as rings, flowers and hair as symbols, I intend to create personal fantasies and narratives. I often use the symbolism of hands in my work as they imply multiple meanings.” – Haneui Kim
The exhibition will be on view from March 20 – April 19, 2015. An Opening Reception will be held on Friday, March 20 from 6-8 pm.
Selected artists give an Artist’s Talk during their exhibition, offering the public insight into their artistic process. All opening receptions & Gallery Talks are free and open to the public. An Artist Talk with Haneui Kim will take place on Wednesday, April 8, 2015 from 7-8 pm.