“The Artwork of John Lennon”
Ocean Galleries is thrilled to host an exceptional exhibition featuring the artwork of John Lennon. An unparalleled collection, ''The Art of John Lennon'' will be on exhibit and available for acquisition from Thursday, June 18 through Monday, June 22, 2015, with Ocean Galleries open from 10:00 AM through 10:00 PM daily. John Lennon's artwork celebrates human love and communication-two themes at the heart of his contribution to the art of the twentieth century.
Please join us for our special receptions with the Collection Curator, Michele Rosen*, taking place:
Friday, June 19th from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Saturday, June 20th from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Sunday, June 21st from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
*Michele Rosen, an authority on the artwork of John Lennon, will be in the gallery to speak on the exhibited works and provide inside into the history and stories behind the artwork.
All events are complimentary and open to the public, with all artwork available for acquisition. Ms. Yoko Ono Lennon, who created the program, had the specific intent of helping local non-profit organizations in each city the exhibit visits. As such, Ocean Galleries will be asking guests to make a $5 or more donation to the Community FoodBank of New Jersey.
“Peter Max: A Tribute To America”
“Peter Max: A Tribute to America” will be on display Friday, July 3 through Sunday, July 5 from 10:00 AM until 10:00 PM, with all artwork available for acquisition.
Meet Peter Max at special receptions taking place:
Friday, July 3 from 7:00 PM until 10:00 PM
Saturday, July 4 from 1:00 PM until 4:00 PM
With paintings on exhibition in hundreds of museums and galleries worldwide, Peter Max and his vibrant colors have become part of the fabric of contemporary culture. Max has been successively called a Pop Icon, Neo Fauvist, Abstract Expressionist, and the United States “Painter Laureate.” The artist has had the distinct honor of painting the last seven Presidents of the United States and the world’s best loved celebrities, among them music sensation Taylor Swift, who was first exposed to Max during her summer visits to Stone Harbor and Ocean Galleries.
One of the highlights of this year’s carefully curated exhibition will be his latest series of paintings in honor of the Frank Sinatra 100th Centennial Celebration. The exhibit also features his iconic and best-known pieces, including Statue of Liberty, his famous Flag pieces, Umbrella Man and the prestigious Cosmic Runner. In addition, the exhibit features many of his revered celebrity portraits and numerous shore-themed paintings created specifically for the Ocean Galleries event.
“Victoria Montesinos: Passion of the Flower”
July 31st-August 2nd
''Victoria Montesinos: Passion of the Flower'' opens Friday, July 31 and runs through Sunday, August 2, 2015. Ms. Montesinos will be at the gallery for receptions:
Friday, July 31, 2015 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Saturday, August 1, 2015 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Sunday, August 2, 2015 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Born in Mexico City, Victoria studied art with master Spanish painter Jose Bardasano, where she earned the rigorous veladuras technique of painstakingly building up texture and depth through many fine layers of paint. By introducing marble, sand, and stone as textural elements, as well as stenciling techniques, Montesinos creates a subtle topography for her floral universe. Most notable, she is able to achieve a nearly subliminal incandescence through a medieval method of applying gold leaf to the canvas before painting. Because this process is so labor intensive and time consuming, Montesinos will spend two to three weeks absorbed in a single canvas.
''Painting is that place where I search for love and passion-where there is a constant dialogue between myself and my subjects and the spectator,'' Montesinos explains. ''In every sensuous torso, in every ethereal flower, there is a new substantial statement that communicates the wonders of two universes, the real one and the one I create.''
In 1984, Victoria moved to New York City, where she studied lithography at the American Atelier and further honed her skills as an artist. Her works have been exhibited throughout Mexico, Europe, Japan, and the United States.
“Renoir: Modern Day Impressionism”
''Renoir: Modern Day Impressionism'' opens on Friday, September 4 and runs through Monday, September 7, 2015. Guests can meet Alexandre Renoir and watch him paint during receptions:
Friday, September 4, 2015 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Saturday, September 5, 2015 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Sunday, September 6, 2015 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Inspired by his famous great-grandfather, Alexandre has created his own unique style of painting using impressionistic techniques. One of the most popular art forms, Impressionism dates back to the 1800s. Characterized by relatively small and thin brush strokes, Impressionism accurately depicts detail, light, and movement in a bright and vibrant manner aimed at capturing the momentary, sensory effect of a scene.
Alexandre Renoir brings with him several new paintings created specifically for the Ocean Galleries exhibition, including Sunrise Haystack (pictured). During the three-day exhibition at Ocean Galleries, Alexandre Renoir will be displaying his artistic talent as he paints during the receptions.