PASSING: A COLLABORATION Revisited - presented by GAS Gallery And Studio and 1978 Maplewood Arts Center.
This is a TWO (2) Day Event
Artist Reception: Thursday August 4, 2011 / 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Live Collaboration In Studio: Saturday August 6, 2011 / 11:00am - 5:00pm
- This event is FREE. Open to the public and Families. Refreshments.
If you missed the actual event back in April, NOW is your chance to see the completed painting: "THE PASSING". Meet the artists Gerard Amsellem and Mikel Frank, and see the first edited version of the video that was shot live the day of the collaboration.
April 23, 2011 marked the first "creation exhibit" of its kind at GAS Gallery And Studio in Maplewood, when Gerard Amsellem and Mikel Frank created a giant 3-panel painting in front of a live audience.
Local Maplewood painters, Gerard Amsellem and Mikel Frank took on a project of humongous proportions entitled PASSING: A COLLABORATION.
Amsellem and Frank had been painting together for several months in Frank’s studio. Rather than showing the products of their collaboration in a traditional gallery setting they had decided to share the experience with the public by making a painting on the premesis at GAS Gallery And Studio in Maplewood, NJ.
Beginning at 11:00 a.m. and going into the evening, they created an abstract painting on a canvas 8 feet high by 15 feet wide. The public was invited and encouraged to stop by the gallery any time during the painting session. The event culminated in a party at the end of the painting day and all were invited to come back and see the finished product and join the artists in a toast and other refreshments.
Other works by Rick Hauser and Micha Hamilton were also on view.
GAS Gallery And Studio is located at 411 Ridgewood Road, Maplewood, NJ.