SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The Pierro Gallery, 5 Mead St. in South Orange, presents “Color Theory,” an exhibition of paintings, prints, sculpture and collages that examine different ways of making and using color, from Nov. 2 through Dec. 7, with an opening reception on Thursday, Nov. 2, from 7 to 9 p.m. On Saturday, Dec. 2, from 1 to 3 p.m., the gallery will host “ArtStory,” a public demonstration of art techniques.
Each of the four exhibiting artists — Santiago Cohen, Robert Forman, Jan Huling and Deb Mell — exploits color in the customary ways: to create pattern, to define form, to symbolize and codify ideas, and to describe, enhance and delight. Conversely, they approach their materials in very different and surprising ways. The colorful stuff that makes this art is the material of everyday life transformed into stories, portraits of people, friendly monsters, birds and animals. And while each of the works exhibit an artist’s particular obsession with materials and form, all reveal lives lived thoroughly and thoughtfully, through the practice of their art.
Photos Courtesy of Sandy Martiny