If you are interested in exploring a museum this weekend but would rather spend your money on something besides a train ticket to Manhattan, look no further than downtown South Orange’s Pierro Gallery.
Beginning September 11 and running until October 17, a new exhibit, “Metaphor,” will be on display at The Baird’s Pierro Gallery.
The gallery produces a steady stream of exhibits, and is particularly keen to give recognition to regional artists. This admirable desire to support the local is especially evident in “Metaphor,” which portrays the work of five artists from the area.
The exhibit collaborates between the several artists, with each bringing their own approach and using a variety of styles and media to contrast imagery and space to create their own visual symbolism, evoke emotion, or suggest narrative.
The artists represented are Susanna Baker, who specializes in monotypes and creates unique textures, Jamie Greenfield, who has been featured in over 35 exhibits, Linda Pochesci, whose paintings focus on the concepts of memory and time, Merrill Steiger, who uses both graphic form and color, and Valery Sutherland, who, with her wood sculptures and ink drawings, also addresses the question of time.
The artists will be present at the exhibit’s opening reception and gallery talk next week Sunday, September 19from 1 to 4 p.m.
Located on Mead Street, the Baird houses the South Orange Department of Recreation and Cultural Affairs and offers year-round activities for South Orange residents.
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