UNITED — hob’art group tribute show to Edla Cusick in honor of Black History Month hob’art co-operative gallery
February 9 – March 3, 2018
Opening reception: Saturday, Feb. 10, 6-8pm
Gallery hours: Thurs. & Fri. 4-7pm / Sat. 1-5pm
The Monroe Center
720 Monroe St., E208
Hoboken, NJ 07030
hob’art co-operative gallery is proud to announce its members’ group show, UNITED, in celebration of Black History month and in tribute to our dear friend and supporter Edla Cusick.
Edla Cusick was a long time supporter of the arts and in particular hob’art cooperative gallery. We dedicate our show celebrating the accomplishments, contributions, and struggles of the African American community to Edla because she dedicated her life to the causes of equal rights and justice for all. It is fitting to give homage to this great fellow artist through works on a theme that was so very important to her.
hob’art gallery is attempting to share a visual tribute to the richness and importance of African American life. This is a huge theme, but the artists show their own unique and exciting perspective on the many aspects of black life in this country. Each artist “unites” these many parts into a cohesive and beautiful show. The works present the unifying principle that their humanity brings people together and that art can bridge all divisions.
Participating artists include: Tom Egan, Jean Paul Picard, Don Sichler, Alberte Bernier, Carla Cubit, Piper Smith, Miriam Untoria, Ibou Ndoye, France Garrido, Jim Fallon, and Liz Ndoye.
Portraits by Fallon, Picard, Ndoye, Untoria, Egan, through their intense colors, highlight the physical diversity and beauty of people of African ancestry. Cubit, Bernier, and Liz Ndoye use fabric, textures, and imagery that evoke the continuing, ongoing struggle for civil and human rights. Sichler, Garrido, and Smith’s photography convey the essence of this struggle through abstract, almost surreal pictures.
Gallery information can be obtained on the hob’art website or email France Garrido.
Lead Image: Don Sichler — Untitled, photograph
Inset above: Alberte Bernier — Spin, acrylic on canvas
Inset below: Carla Cubit — Black Lives Matter, mixed media