Gallery Bergen, West Hall W329A
Bergen Community College, Paramus, New Jersey

February 15 – March 31, 2017
Opening Reception
February 15, 2017 6-8pm

Curated by Professor Claire McConaughy

The Gallery Bergen exhibition VIBRANT brings together artworks from eleven professional artists from NY, NJ and MA that create vibrating, energetic fields of bright colors and dynamic marks. These paintings, sculpture and film pieces use the language of contemporary abstraction, whether it is hard-edged, organic, geometric or otherwise, to show and create vibrant energy.

Inspirations and source materials for the artworks are varied – some are derived from physical experiences, others are responses to the visual elements of art such as color and contrast, and some are interpretations of tangible objects or the result of a specific process, but one commonality is abstraction. Free from representation, the abstract works in VIBRANT convey open-ended and personally interpreted communication between the artist, materials and audience.

Gregg Biermann
Alyce Gottesman
Erika Knerr
James Pustorino
Gary Petersen
Rick Purdy
Jason Rohlf
John Mendelsohn
Natalie Moore
Stephen Maine
Michael Miller