June 20, 2018

“Afternoon, After Dark” at Artists’ Gallery in Lambertville

“AFTERNOON, AFTER DARK”: Joseph Zogorski’s photograph “Schoodic After Dark,” above, and Richard Harrington’s painting “Z28,” below, are featured at their joint show at Artists’ Gallery in Lambertville. “Afternoon, After Dark” runs July 5 through August 5, with an opening reception on Saturday, July 14 from 4 to 7 p.m.

Artists Richard Harrington and Joseph Zogorski have announced the opening of their joint show, “Afternoon, After Dark,” on Thursday, July 5, at Artists’ Gallery, 18 Bridge Street, Lambertville.

The exhibit, which runs through Sunday, August 5, features watercolor, gouache, and acrylic paintings by Harrington, and both color and black and white archival pigment prints representing Zogorski’s photography.

An opening reception with the artists will be held on Saturday, July 14, from 4 to 7 p.m.

Harrington, of Newtown, Pa., finds his inspiration for his work in the cars parked on streets in his neighborhood.

The title of the exhibition, “Afternoon, After Dark,” was initially proposed by Harrington. “During the winter months, I started taking photos of cars parked under street lamps in my neighborhood,” said Harrington. “I always loved the nighttime paintings of Edward Hopper and Charles Burchfield, and the starkness of the light cast by street lamps inspired me to create my own night scenes. I have always admired the photos that Joe creates using the late day sun and the sky after sunset, and I think our work fits together well for this exhibition.”

An associate professor of illustration at Moore College of Art and Design in Philadelphia, Harrington has worked as an illustrator for more than 30 years. “I always enjoyed painting images of vehicles. I try to include them in my work whenever I can; I love the reflection of light off the surfaces of them, especially in the afternoon and early evening.”

Zogorski grew up in Newtown Township, Pa., on land his ancestors settled in the early 1900s. A graduate of Temple University, he is an award-winning photographer whose photographs of performance artists have been used on numerous websites and on IMDb, and his various subject matter prints are in several private collections.

Combining chiefly traditional black and white photography with years of modern printmaking experience, Zogorski has produced a portfolio of carefully crafted prints often depicting the ephemeral beauty and mystery he continues to find in our special landscape. “I’ve been struck at the consistency of comments about my work being perceived as “peaceful” or “serene.” This has never been a conscious goal, but I’m pleased that my photography seems to have this effect.”

Artists’ Gallery is open Thursday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., and by appointment. For more information, call (609) 397-4588 or visit www.lambertvillearts.com.