MAIN GALLERY

The Main Gallery is designed with the goal to increase interest in the arts and learning. We present thought-provoking rotating exhibitions in the areas of arts, culture, science, and history, and nationally renowned talent along with the work of NJ artists. The exhibitions are curated by our Exhibitions Committee and through memberships with guest curators and national organizations.

UPCOMING SHOW

Matt Enger

Paintings & Sculptures 

JANUARY 16 - MARCH 6

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Artist Statement

“Matt Enger’s new body of work evokes a mystical experience combining aspects of expressive high gloss painting and printmaking to create dense rhythmic patterns of color. An evocative form of hyper-elevated pop-art and gestural abstraction which adhere to his long standing dialogue with American history. The paintings seem to magnify the process of drawing and mark making and allow the viewer to engage in a self-referential paradox into the art itself. A meta fiction of sorts, paintings of comic book abstract painting, more akin to psychedelic liquid light installations of the 60’s than to the work of referential pop artists such as Lichtenstein, Warhol, or Rauschenberg. Enger honors our artist and musician ancestors from whom he draws inspiration and their ability to create beautiful works that even for a moment are capable of uplifting the human spirit from the day to day cares of the world and the dark side of humanity The works are masterfully executed through a unique Cast Acrylic process he developed with his late brother Mark over the past
20 years which result in scintillating high gloss surfaces that resonate with visual depth seldom seen in contemporary painting.” - Lee Wells

 

MUSEUM GALLERY HOURS ARE

WEDNESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY • 10AM-4PM

RESERVATIONS RECOMMENDED