Nilson Gallery

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. 

Current Exhibition: Lorraine DeProspo, The Rhythms of the Sea, Cold Wax Encaustic Paintings

Lorraine Painting Winter Scape 1
Image: “Winter Scape I”, Oil and Wax on canvas, 48″ x 48″ $1850.00
Artist Statement:
My work can simply be described as an ongoing diary of the seascape, with numerous journal entries of quiet conversations and energetic visual remembrances, To me, there is something irrefutable about the draw of the sea. Intangible and seductive, it sujmons us all individually and collectively, for solace and reflection.

I seek the water’s edge for the solitude it provides, to reconnect with myself or to disconnect with the world around me. The music and the rhythms of the sea, which at first observation appear always the same, are truly ever changing. The fog and mist which blur the lines between the water and the land engage my senses, captivate my mind, and set it free to wander.

As an artist, my relationship with the sea translates into an abstract and minimalist visual dialogue. My approach to painting is purely intuitive. My tools are oil, was, canvas, panel board, and a few treasured pallet knives. My intention is to build a richness and subtle appearance to my paintings through meticulous color blending and the creation of depth through the addition of a wax medium.. Ultimately , my artistic goal is to infuse a moody overtone that will immerse the viewer into my work, offering them respite at the water’s edge.

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Gallery Talks

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Image: Oil and Cold Wax on canvas 36″ x 36″ $975.
The Rhythms of the Sea, Cold Wax Encaustic Paintings
Artist Lorraine DeProspo will give a Gallery Talk: Wednesday, June 8, 7-8 pm
Free and Open to the Public

 

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Morphogenesis, Organized Organic Abstract Paintings
Artist Andrew Werth will give a Gallery Talk: Wednesday, August 3, 2016, 7-8 pm
Free and Open to the Public