Friday, March 18, 2022

Closing Reception for Morris Arts' exhibit REIMAGINING RESILIENCE at Atrium Gallery, March 30, 7-9pm



WHEN: On March 30, 2022, from 7-9pm. The exhibit remains in place until April 11, 2022.
WHERE: the Atrium Gallery, floors 2-5 of the Morris County Administration & Records Building, 10 Court St., Morristown.
The Atrium Art Gallery is free and open to the public during business hours, 8:30am-4:30pm. Masks and social distancing are required for all entering the building. 

It is an exciting opportunity to see the 104 artworks in this show and to meet the four talented artists: Sean Carney, Guillermo Bublik, Bradley Haymes and Ibou Ndoye (Right: Happy Kids). These artists bring their unique perspectives to the idea of “resilience” through works in oils, acrylics, carved/stained wood, mixed media and paintings on glass and carpet. The artworks span styles and genres from traditional African/Senegalese imagery, realistic streetscapes, to neo-expressionism and abstract impressionism.

Each floor comprises a solo show, providing viewers with a comprehensive display of each artist’s style, range of expression and skills. The fifth floor showcases Lawrenceville artist Sean Carney’s intricately carved and stained wood “paintings” (Left, Sometimes I Soar) On the fourth floor, Argentina-born artist (and former physicist) Jersey City artist Guillermo Bublik displays a fascinating mastery of composition and color—in a kaleidoscope of vivid, intricate abstract impressionism.

On the third floor, inspired by the “primal, direct nature of wildlife,” Hackensack artist Bradley Haymes (Right: Dire Wolf) “presents wildlife in a neo-expressionist style to let the audience experience nature in a new light.” The second floor provides yet another perspective, expressed in the works of Senegalese artist Ibou Ndoye (now of Jersey City), whose works on glass and carpet are informed by the distinctive designs, fabrics and colors of African art and by the oral traditions of his native Senegal.

In this exhibit, each of the four artists reimagines “resilience”—focusing on what we need to truly “see” in the world around us, what is elemental to our lives, what gives us strength and what allows us to persist during difficult times. Their creativity is a gift to all who see their art.

Most of the artworks are available for sale, with details and pricing provided in the free catalogues available in the elevator lobby areas on floors 2-5 (after February 10). You can read more about the artists and view the catalogue HERE. A short video from Morris County HERE also provides an overview of the exhibit. (Left: Guillermo Bublik: Succulents)

Morris Arts is a not-for-profit organization founded in 1973 dedicated to building community through the arts. Using the arts to inspire, connect and engage, Morris Arts serves as a resource for Morris County with a special focus on arts programming in the community and in the schools, arts advocacy, and support of the Morris Area community of artists and arts organizations.