Stop by 1978 Arts Center this Sunday June 2nd to see "Draining", my favorite of the recent new paintings. I love how the realistic blueberries, fresh and bursting with juice starts to blur into abstract strokes of color as the painting itself starts to drain away through the holes in the colander. Thick paint is scumbled and troweled over a hidden under painting which has been sanded and scraped away and liquid paint is dripped and poured and mingles with gestural brushstrokes.
You can plan and personalize your tour using the online map and pre-view galleries at studiotoursoma.org or you can get a taste of each artist at the 10th Anniversary show TEN at Pierro Gallery, South Orange before you start.
And this year the Studio Tour is FREE again. Just pick up a map and start your treasure hunt!
Sunday, June 2nd 11-5pmSouth Orange Maplewood Studio Tour 1978 Arts Center 1978 Springfield Ave Maplewood, NJ 07006 studiotoursoma.org
May 23rd - June 23rd TEN Pierro Gallery 5 Mead St. South Orange, NJ pierrogallery.org