New exhibit at Hob’art, Hoboken

HOBOKEN — “Confluence,” a mixed-media group exhibition, will be held Thursday, June 2 to Sunday, June 26 at the hob’art co-operative gallery at the Monroe Center for the Arts, 720 Monroe St., E208, Hoboken, NJ. The Gallery Hours are open: Thursday – Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m. and by appointment, (201) 683-6252.
The exhibit shows the works of Starr Tucker-Ortega, Jesse Ensling, Janet Kolstein, and Donna O’Grady .
Starr Tucker-Ortega’s photography includes tonal qualities, textural components, and layers that mimic a painterly process. She strives to create ethereal and infinite spaces into which the viewer is transported to another world; another reality. Her new work evokes a haunting light which plays with depth and altered perspectives.
Jesse Ensling’s sculptures express his love of nature. His work in stone is inspired by his love of travel, where he secures hard-to-find high quality stones that enhance his sensibilities.
Janet Kolstein’s giclee prints are a compilation of assemblage, digital photography, and computer manipulation. Using vintage postcards, photos, pages torn from books, etc. allows her to play with the notion of narrative and character. The foundation of her latest work is a movie still from The Secret of Dorian Gray, 1970.
Donna O’Grady’s classically executed paintings incorporate antique ceiling tiles which frame her portraits and landscapes. Utilizing the old masters’ technique of underpainting, she captures light and atmosphere. Her recent work depicts the meadows and the ruins of the Great Bay fish factory in Tuckerton, NJ.

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