“The Remix” Exhibit At Gourgaud Gallery
“WONDERLAND”: Glitch artist Phillip McConnell and expressive pop artist Chris Ernst will collaborate via playing off each other’s unique styles in “The Remix,” running October 7 to 26 at Gourgaud Gallery in Cranbury. An opening reception is Sunday, October 7 from 1 to 3 p.m.
The Gourgaud Gallery, located in Town Hall, 23-A North Main Street in Cranbury, presents “The Remix,” an exhibit on view October 7 through October 26. A reception is Sunday, October 7 from 1 to 3 p.m.
A remix is a piece of media which has been altered from its original state by adding, removing, and/or changing pieces of the item. This style is mainly seen in music, but applies to visual art as well. When two artists with vastly different styles seek each other out to create a new style of mixed media only one thing can come from it.
For “The Remix”, Omn7 abstract surrealist glitch artist Phillip McConnell and expressive pop artist Chris Ernst will collaborate via playing off each other’s unique styles. While McConnell specializes in glitch art — a digital art form, Ernst specializes in expressionist pop art which works largely in acrylic paint. Each artist will create roughly five-10 of their pieces to be “remixed” by the other. Some glitched pieces will become paintings and some paintings will be digitally altered to become entirely reimagined pieces. Each style will play off the other. The expressive goal of the show is to highlight the many ranges of expression that can be found when remixing an existing piece of art.
The artwork is for sale, with 20 percent of each sale going to support the Cranbury Arts Council and its programs. Cash or a check made out to the Cranbury Arts Council is accepted as payment. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday October 7 and 21, from 1 to 3 p.m. For more information, visit www.cranburyartscouncil.org.