“Beyond the Brush: The Contemporary Imagination”

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APR 26, 2022 to AUG 28, 2022
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Free and open to the public.


Alfa Art Gallery
108 Church Street, New Brunswick, NJ

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Phone: 732-296-6720

On Tuesday, April 26th, Alfa Art Gallery’s walls will feature the group oil and mixed media exhibition “Beyond the Brush: The Contemporary Imagination.” The oil and mixed media exhibition has been a part of the ongoing success of Alfa’s New Brunswick Art Salon (NBAS) program since 2010. This exhibition showcases a diverse array of artworks from esteemed artists both native to New Jersey as well as artists living and working within the tri-state area and features oil paintings and mixed media works that truly push the boundaries of their media. In these selected abstract and figurative artworks, each artist presents their own innovative approach to both the traditional medium of oil paint and mixed media art in order to capture visions of the contemporary world.

“Beyond the Brush: The Contemporary Imagination” will highlight the work of such talented artists as Suparna Mondal, whose kaleidoscopically colorful and kinetic abstract works reveal her experiences of the contemporary urban world, artist Bonnie McGown’s masterful use of oil paint to capture the beauties of the natural world, as well as artist Christine Seo’s intriguing oil canvases that feature the recurring motif of a horse against colorful abstract backgrounds to express her own unique worldview. Alfa Art Gallery invites you to join us on a journey through these imaginative landscapes of the contemporary imagination. “Beyond the Brush: The Contemporary Imagination” can be viewed from Tuesday through Saturday, 11 am to 6 pm at Alfa Art Gallery.

Featured Artists: Alexander Volkov, Bonnie J. McGown, Christine Seo, Deirdre Sheean, Kristen Martin-Aarnio, Mark de Mos, Melissa Schainker, Patricia Hynes, Suparna Mondal, Zhiyao Zhang, Caridad Sierra Kennedy, Steven Patton, Laura Beard, Cynthia Pareja Dubin, John Gummere

About the “New Brunswick Art Salon” Exhibitions:

Alfa Art Gallery utilizes New Brunswick Art Salons (NBAS) to unify the local art community and beyond. Since starting the program in 2010 Alfa Gallery has made a point to include a salon dedicated to showcasing oil and mixed media artworks. Over the years, the NBAS has not only exhibited works from both established and emerging artists but has also made fruitful connections locally and internationally through its successful programs. Within this non-profit organization, Alfa Art Gallery maintains its mission to uplift artists by providing an open and innovative environment. These exhibitions are free and open to the public from Tuesday to Saturday from 11 am to 6 pm.

Gallery Opening Reception:

Considering our new norms as a country, the in-person opening reception is a VIP and invitation-only event which efficiently limits the capacity for the gallery. However, Alfa Art Gallery will be holding a virtual opening reception that is an open event. The links to this opening can be found on Alfa Art Gallery’s website and all social media closer to the exhibition opening. Alfa’s staff and interns are working to keep all visitors safe and healthy and have implemented safety measures along with the CDC guidelines. These include wearing face masks indoors, maintaining limited capacity, and providing a clean and safe environment.

NBAS’2022 is sponsored by:

With the assistance of grants from organizations such as Amboy Bank, Magyar Bank, Johnson & Johnson, New Brunswick City Center, Middlesex County Cultural, and Heritage Commission, Bristol Myers Squibb, and Pfizer Inc. Alfa Art is confident that all who come to the 2022 Oil Painting and Mixed Media New Brunswick Art Salon will leave with a greater appreciation of the arts and the gallery’s showcasing of a variety of artists.