October Artist Showcase
107 Bowers Gallery and Art Space is a brand new gallery in Jersey City Heights. They had a beautiful gallery opening on Sept 9th, which coincided with JC Fridays and people were lined up outside. They will be working with Growing in Jersey City to showcase the artists that are showing in their space. This month we have Leandro Henriquez, Melissa Cacioppo, and Andrew O’Beirne. Read why their work represents Jersey City and fulfills the motto "JC Make It Yours!"
Artist: Leandro Henriquez
Title: “The Singing Bone & Boar Hunter”
Media: Digital Painting
Size: 32” x 22”
Retail Price: $200
Why does this work represent how you love Jersey City and making it yours? The character in my work "Boar Hunter" is a good representation of my experiences in Jersey City. Seeing new cultures and entering brand new worlds that are completely unknown to me is what I love the most about Jersey City and making it mine.
Artist: Melissa Cacioppo
Title: Blue Truck, Jersey City, 2015
Size: 18 x 24”
Retail Price: $200
Why does this work represent how you love Jersey City and making it yours? I am drawn to photographing parts of Jersey City that are often considered undesirable. Empty buildings crawling with overgrowth, rusted out factory windows - places that remind us of the industrial past, and speak to the transition that has taken place over the past few decades which has allowed them to go neglected for so long. As our city grows, I feel compelled to preserve them as they are today.
Artist: Andrew O’Beirne
Title: "The Night After Sandy"
Size: 22 ¼” x 39 ¼”
Retail Price: $750
Why does this work represent how you love Jersey City and making it yours? I remember when I was taking this photo that I was happy to be here. Up above where the storm had its most significant effect. Everyone I had seen on the streets was checking in on each other. The few who had power were lending extension cords so anyone who passed by could charge their phones. The community was gathering every day at the local bar to discuss what happened; see what was going on in the rest of New Jersey because the bar had power. And just to get a drink. It was very quiet too. This photo was virtually silent when I was taking it. And this part of town is almost never silent.
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