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Does It Match The Couch?

Date(s) - 06/01/2018 - 09/03/2018
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Monmouth Museum


Does It Match The Couch?
A Juried Exploration of Color
June 1 -September 3, 2018

Opening Reception: Friday, June 1, 2018 from 6 – 8pm
Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Saturday: 10am-5pm; Sunday: 12pm-5pm, Admission $8

Hallway Gallery to feature student works from Brookdale Community College’s Interior Design Program (Professor, Celeste Chirichello)

To match or not to match, that is the question! There are varying answers, viewpoints and even more questions surrounding that age old query that has the ability to make many an artist cringe. Should you buy a piece of art because it will compliment your décor or because you like it? Is it taboo to commission an artist to create an artwork to compliment the color scheme of a room? How do interior designers select art for the spaces they design? How does color theory play a role in the creation of art? How does the color palette of a space a ect your mood?
In this whimsical summertime exhibition, Does It Match the Couch? A Juried Exploration of Color, we will delve into all those questions and more. The walls of the Main Gallery will be lined with couches from local furniture establishments and the artwork will be installed strategically behind them, or if sculptural, placed nearby. Plus, we will be o ering Lifelong Learning Series educational programs to fuel the inner artist and interior designer in us all.
So let’s explore the notion, should artwork be selected for its intrinsic value or just to match the color of one’s couch?

Lifelong Learning Series Gallery Talk: Wednesday, July 25 • 7pm, Main Gallery
The Art of Design – a discussion with professionals: Suzan Globus (FASID NJCID 0002 LEED AP ID+C) and owner of Windsor Gallery, Colts Neck, Daniel Fenski (NJCID)

Special Thanks to our Furniture Partners: British Cottage, Red Bank; Bassett Home Furnishing, Middletown; Ethan Allen, Englishtown; Final Cut (Anthropologie), Marlboro; Platypus, Red Bank; Tri-Space Interiors, Colts Neck; and West Elm, Red Bank.