I went to a terrific art show opening at the Summit Medical Center in Berkeley Heights last week.
The largest selection of Alex's work are his mixed media pieces, created using adhesive vinyl letters and numbers on hand-painted canvas. I really love the ones that use the outside, negative space from the stickers.
What does not come across from these small thumbnails here are the subtle reflective quality of the images. As you walk past these large canvases the light shifts and reflects in a different way, opening new dimensions, as the light ripples through the painting. If you're close enough, you can even see ghostly outlines of yourself, as the picture incorporates and reflects it's surroundings. Quite magical
The lego giclee prints are also enchanting (the actual lego pieces were too precious for Alex to part with). This one is my favorite. As my eyes flick constantly back and forth, spotting doors, windows, columns, flashing lights, it feels like the half glimpsed view of a subway station, as the train rushes through.
Show Dates : Now until December 2009 The Lawrence Pavilion Gallery (Lower Lobby) Summit Medical Group 1 Diamond Hill Road Berkeley Heights, NJ
Just off Rt 78 at exit 43
All Images copyright Alex Masket