In December and January, Artists’ Gallery in Lambertville fills their entire space with a group show featuring the work of all 18 of their artists. I have eight pieces up throughout the gallery, including this brand new painting, “And the Trees, Too.”

And The Trees, Too

The exhibition runs from Thursday, December 5, 2013, through Sunday, February 2, 2014. (The gallery is open on Thursdays through December; it is open year-round on Friday-Saturday-Sunday from 11am-6pm).

There will be a “holiday party” opening reception on Saturday, December 7, from 4-7pm. Artists’ Gallery is located at 18 Bridge Street, Lambertville, NJ 08550. Hope to see you there!

The eight paintings of mine up this month are:

My exhibition, Concepts + Realizations, with Alan J. Klawans is up for just a few more days at Artists’ Gallery in Lambertville.  The show runs through Sunday, October 6, and gallery hours 11am-6pm (Thurs-Sun).

If you haven’t seen the show and would like to, this is your last chance!  I’ll be at the gallery on Sunday if you’d like to say Hi.  Hope to see you there.

Artists’ Gallery
18 Bridge Street
Lambertville, NJ 08501

 

The artwork is hung and the show is about to open… I’m very excited about my exhibition this year with Alan J Klawans at Artists’ Gallery in Lambertville, NJ (18 Bridge St) and hope you can make it to the show!

Concepts + Realizations begins this Thursday, September 5, and will be up through Sunday, October 6, 2013.  We’re holding an opening reception on Saturday, September 7, from 4-7pm.

I’m exhibiting nine new paintings, all 24 x 24 inches, acrylic on Dibond aluminum panels, that float off the wall about 3/4″.

Regular gallery hours are Thursday-Friday-Saturday-Sunday 11am-6pm, but the gallery can also be opened by appointment (contact me).

Several months ago I built a simple web-based color tool that allows you to browse and pick colors from a “virtual” Munsell Color Wheel.  I thought others might find it at least a little bit useful, too, and so am making it publicly available.  (Given that my web programming skills are several generations old, I expect this tool to stay in a somewhat simple state, but we’ll see…)

What the tool lets you do is select a “hue page”, such as 5Y (i.e., the middle yellow hue), and then see all of the Munsell “chips” at various values and chromas for that hue.  It only shows those chips that would display relatively accurately on a well-calibrated monitor using the sRGB color space, so it may not match the chips you’d find on a printed Munsell book.

Click the icon below to launch the tool.  If it’s not self explanatory what’s going on, you can also visit the brief Help & Info page for more.

Virtual Munsell Color Tool

My 2013 exhibition with Alan J. Klawans, Concepts + Realizations, opens three weeks from today!

Here are the details:

Concepts + Realizations
Artists’ Gallery
18 Bridge Street, Lambertville, NJ 08530
September 5 – October 6, 2013
Opening Reception: Saturday, September 7, from 4-7pm

Here’s one of the paintings you’ll see in the exhibition: “Spin” (acrylic on aluminum panel, 24 x 24 inches). It’s the painting you see me working on in the video demonstration I posted recently.

Hope you can make it to the show!

Spin

I’m often asked about the process used to create my paintings.  Do I use stencils?  (No.)  How do you hold your hand steady?  (I use a home-made mahl-stick setup.)  How do I make all of those marks?  (See below)  How do you stay sane doing that?  (Good question! 😉 )

I thought I would put together a video documenting how I go about the actual painting process.  Once I have the design figured out and the painting support all prepped (in this case, I’m using a Dibond aluminum panel), I tone the support and apply the “under-painting”, which can be one or more layers of paint in various gradations of color (in this case, the under-painting includes a Turing pattern).  Then, I begin the “mark-making” process and work my way through until the piece is complete.  Of course, the video is worth more than a few words, so here it is:

My 2-person show, Concepts + Realizations, with Alan J. Klawans, will be up at Artists’ Gallery in Lambertville, New Jersey, from September 5 through October 6, 2013.  We’ll be having an opening reception on Saturday, September 7, from 4-7pm.  Hope you can make it to the show!  I’ll be exhibiting a slew of new paintings, most of them 24 x 24 inches on Dibond aluminum panels.

Concepts + Realizations

I have only two paintings up at Artists’ Gallery in July, but I hope you’ll stop by to take a look.  One of them is “In Light of Our Knowledge,” a Picasso-inspired composition about the metaphor of “light” for seeing and knowing.  It’s 36 x 36 inches and right at the end of the entrance hallway to the gallery.  My other painting up this month is “Seeing Red”, a very different sort of work that is comprised of about a dozen or so layers of marks interspersed with lightly tinted transparent glazes, so that some marks become darker depending upon how deeply they’re buried in the painting.

There’s an opening reception on Saturday, July 6, from 5-9pm for this month’s featured artists at the gallery, Alla Podolsky and Charlie Katzenbach.

Also, note that the gallery has expanded its operating hours and is now open Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 11am – 6pm.

For June, I have six paintings up at Artists’ Gallery. The show runs from Friday, June 7, through Sunday, June 30, 2013. There’s an opening reception for this month’s featured artists, Joe Kazimierczyk and Doug Sardo, on Saturday, June 8, from 5-8pm. Artists’ Gallery is located at 18 Bridge Street, Lambertville, NJ.

This month I have four paintings up at Artists’ Gallery (18 Bridge Street, Lambertville, NJ).

The featured show this month, “EAT”, focuses on diner paintings and photographs by Richard Harrington and John Treichler.  The show runs from Friday, May 10, to Sunday, June 2, with an opening reception for Rich & John on Saturday, May 11, from 4-7pm.

My next 2-person show at Artists’ Gallery in Lambertville is still more than four months away and I’m hard at work on a new body of paintings for the show. Until then, I’d like to invite you to save the date for the opening reception: September 7, 2013 (time still TBD).

Once again I will be partnering with Alan J. Klawans; we’ve had a couple of great shows these last two years and I can’t wait for our third collaboration.

Until September, here are a couple previews of paintings that I plan to exhibit in the show (which will run from September 6 – October 6).

Arising2

Arising #2, acrylic on Dibond aluminum panel, 24×24

The Inward Turn

The Inward Turn, acrylic on Dibond aluminum panel, 24×24

This month I have 8 small paintings up at Artists’ Gallery in Lambertville, NJ.

There will be an opening reception for the gallery’s April featured artists, Carol Sanzalone and Pat Lange, on Saturday, April 6, from 4-7pm.

I’ll be one of the speakers at tonight’s “Arts, Culture, Tech, & Community” meetup at Artworks in Trenton.  (19 Everett Alley, Trenton, New Jersey, Wednesday, March 27, from 6:00-8:00pm).  This is a monthly gathering of people interested in discussing the uses of technology in art.  My talk, a brief 15-20 minutes or so, will be about how I use technology to help design my paintings.  I’ll share several different tools I’ve used to create Turing Patterns, how to play around with tessellations (repeating patterns that fill the plane), and other technologies I’ve used to make art.  Hope to see you there!  For more details, visit: Arts, Culture, Tech & Community Meetup on Facebook.

 

I’m very pleased to announce the brand new AndrewWerth.com website!  It’s been completely redesigned to be easier to read and more useful for visitors (as well as easier to maintain for me). It is now a “responsive” website, meaning that it should work well on mobile devices, tablets, laptops, and desktops, resizing and adjusting elements on the screen so that they’re easier to read no matter the size of your device.

The most important new feature, though, is an expanded and more powerful gallery section (choose “Paintings” from the main menu). In my previous website, all of the gallery pages were maintained by hand. Now I have the paintings stored in a database so I am able to exhibit many more works than I had before. You can now select for paintings by size (small/medium/large), support (canvas/panel/etc.), and even by a few other criteria such as finding all works in a series (e.g., all of my “Center of Narrative Gravity” paintings).

I’ve also moved my website to a different hosting provider that I hope will prove to be more reliable and faster at delivering pages to you. It’s been a lot of work and I’m sure there are still a few glitches to be worked out.  If you find a problem with the website and would like to let me know about it, please don’t hesitate to use the contact form to drop me a note.

Thanks, and enjoy!

Screen Shot of AndrewWerth.com

For February, Artists’ Gallery will be featuring a group exhibition entitled, “Lyrical,” in which all of the artwork in the main gallery will be accompanied by short lyrics or verses somehow related to the artwork. My two paintings in Lyrical include “Life of Illusion” and “Ebb and Flow”. I have three other paintings elsewhere in the gallery this month as well.

The show runs through Sunday, March 3, 2013.  Artists’ Gallery is located at 18 Bridge Street, Lambertville, NJ.

It’s been an exciting year art-wise and I just wanted to take a few minutes to share some highlights.  But first, thank you to all of my friends, family, collectors, and followers for all of the encouragement, kind words, and art-talk we’ve shared this year.  I’ve had the pleasure once again of being with Artists’ Gallery in Lambertville, NJ, where I’ve met many of the gallery’s regular visitors and had some fantastic discussions about art.

Artists’ Gallery, 18 Bridge Street, Lambertville, NJ

Early in the year, I had a couple of paintings selected for inclusion in “Art of Illusion” at the Monmouth Museum in Lincroft, New Jersey.  It was a fantastically creative show and I was very excited to have one of my paintings right at the exhibition’s entrance:

Enfolding #1, acrylic on canvas, 30×40 (on left)

In May, five of my paintings were in a wonderful group exhibition entitled, “PRISMATIC,” at the Arts Guild New Jersey.  It was a chance for me to show a number of brand new works, larger than what I can often exhibit in Lambertville’s smaller gallery space.  Here I’m standing in front of the painting, “Seeing it Through“.

Seeing it Through, acrylic on canvas, 30×30

Over the summer, I participated in two exhibitions organized by the Trenton Arts Workshop Association (TAWA).  The first one was held in the beautiful Trenton City Museum at the Ellarslie Mansion in Cadwalader Park, where it’s always a privilege to have your work shown:

Trenton City Museum at Ellarslie Mansion

The second TAWA show was held at the Prince Street Gallery in the heart of Chelsea, which had a great turnout at the opening and closing receptions (thanks to the old friends who came to see the show!).  Here’s just a sampling of the exhibition:

“Approaching Equilibrium” at TAWA’s “Trenton Makes Show”, Prince Street Gallery, NYC

A highlight of the year was the wonderful article written about my paintings by Ilene Dube in U.S.1, the Princeton area business & entertainment newspaper:  On Canvas: Patterns of the Mind

Much of my work is about perception and the philosophy of mind, so I was very pleased to be a part of a 3-person exhibition at the Art Times Two Gallery within the Princeton Brain and Spine Care Institute.  Eight of my paintings are in the show, “Energy in Mind”, which is up through the end of March 2013 in case you’d still like to see it.

Finally, I had my fourth (!) yearly 2-person exhibition with Artists’ Gallery in Lambertville, NJ, in November.  For the second year in a row, I had the pleasure of exhibiting with Alan J. Klawans and together we put on a colorful show of abstract art entitled, “Patterns & Meaning.”

Installation of my side of “Patterns & Meaning” at Artists’ Gallery, Nov 2012

Hopefully 2013 will be even more exciting!  Wishing you and yours a Happy New Year.

-Andrew

In just a little more than two weeks, my 2-person show with Alan J. Klawans at Artists’ Gallery in Lambertville, NJ, will open!  I’ve been working very hard on a new body of work and am excited to finally be able to release these paintings to the world.

Here are the details for the exhibition:

“Patterns & Meaning”

Opening Reception: SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2012, from 3-6pm

Show Dates: November 9 through December 2, 2012

Where: Artists’ Gallery, 18 Bridge Street, Lambertville, NJ

Regular gallery hours are Friday-Saturday-Sunday from 11am-6pm, but if you can’t make it to the gallery during those hours and would like to see the show, contact me about seeing the show at other times.  If you’re not familiar with Lambertville, I have some information posted here.

You can also visit the Facebook event for the opening reception.

Quite Qualia, acrylic on panel, 24×20, 2012

I’m very happy to report that five of my paintings will be included in a 3-person exhibition at the ArtTimesTwo gallery at Princeton Brain and Spine Care Institute, along with the work of Jennifer Cadoff and Debra Weier.

The show, “Energy in Mind”, will include art whose abstract subject relates to consciousness and mental energy (metaphorical or not).  The reception for the show — free and open to the public — is on Thursday, November 8, from 5-7pm.  ArtTimesTwo gallery is located at 731 Alexander Road, Princeton, NJ, on the 2nd floor.  The exhibition will be up through March 2013 (though after the opening reception, to view the show you should contact the gallery for viewing hours).

Here are a few of my paintings included in the show:

This month at Artists’ Gallery in Lambertville, NJ, I have ten paintings hanging on the walls throughout the gallery’s various exhibition spaces.  While I finish getting everything ready for my big show of completely new work next month, I’m using this opportunity to hang a variety of work from the last several years, including some pieces I haven’t shown in quite a while.  Here are four of them that are together (they’re all 20×20 inches):

These paintings will be up through November 4, 2012, and there’s an opening reception at the gallery for this month’s featured artists (Jennifer Cadoff & Doug Sardo) on Saturday, October 6, 2012, from 4-7pm.  Artists’ Gallery is located at 18 Bridge Street, Lambertville, NJ 08530.