July 6, 2022

“Car Parts” Joint Show at Artists’ Gallery in Lambertville

“A WRECK”: This photograph by Alan Klawans is featured in “Car Parts,” his joint exhibition with Richard Harrington, on view July 7 through July 31 at the Artists’ Gallery in Lambertville.

Artists Alan Klawans and Richard Harrington have announced the opening of their joint show, “Car Parts,” on view July 7 through July 31 at the Artists’ Gallery, 18 Bridge Street, Lambertville. An opening reception will be held on Saturday, July 16 from 2 to 5 p.m.

The exhibit features the artists’ interpretation of automobiles and automobile parts in photos and paintings.

Harrington has earned a reputation as an automotive artist, while Klawans is well known for his graphic interpretations of themes as varied as fishing, board games, and travel. Both have been members of the Artists’ Gallery for more than 15 years, but this is just the second time the two have collaborated in a joint exhibition.

An exhibition focusing on automobiles and the components they are assembled from was first proposed by Klawans.

“Recently, I had taken my car to have some body work done at a shop in Hatboro, Pennsylvania,” said Klawans. “While waiting to pick up my car, I wandered the property and discovered a huge pile of damaged car parts waiting for salvage. I was taken by the visual appearance of these abandoned parts and began photographing them. The result of my continued work is my exhibition of digital photographs of these damaged parts.”

“I have always admired Alan’s work,” said Harrington, “and I thought it might be fun to combine our subject matter in a show like this.”

“FUEL INJECTION”: This painting by Richard Harrington is part of “Car Parts,” his joint show with Alan Klawans, on exhibit July 7 through July 31 at the Artists’ Gallery in Lambertville. An opening reception is on Saturday, July 16 from 2 to 5 p.m.

Like Klawans, Harrington’s work is also inspired by automobiles.

“I have always been interested in cars and trucks … actually, just about anything with a motor in it,” said Harrington. “I also enjoy the challenge of capturing the reflective surfaces and dynamic perspective of various vehicles using watercolor and gouache. When I saw the images Alan had captured for the show, it inspired me to create a body of work that would compliment them.”

The Artists’ Gallery is open Thursday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.. For more information, visit lambertvillearts.com.