Red Bank’s gig as an outdoor gallery for Dumitru Gorzo’s series of paintings titled ‘Heads will continue two weeks longer than initially planned. The show, mounted by the New Jersey Museum of Contemporary Art in August on nine buildings around town including the vacant Anderson Storage building at Bridge Avenue and Monmouth Street, above is now scheduled to come down October 27. A map of the show is available at the museum website. (Click to enlarge)
‘Heads,’ an all-outdoor exhibition of more than 50 paintings by Dumitru Gorzo, (right, with Red Bank Councilwoman Sharon Lee), opened with a reception at the Galleria at Red Bank Sunday. Art lovers flocked to the Two River Theater, above, and the public library, below, for their first taste of the widespread show, organized by the New Jersey Museum of Contemporary Art. Gorzo’s art will hang remain on display throughout town until October 14. (Click to enlarge)
Shay Guiod prepared to hang one of Dumitru Gorzo’s paintings at the Two River Theater on Sunday, above, having installed another at Space Interiors on White Street, below.
By TOM CHESEK
The opening of an exclusive major exhibition of paintings by an internationally acclaimed artist would be a feather in the cap of any town and an absolute must for a cranny of culture that was ranked third on Smithsonian Magazine’s list of the 20 Best Small Towns in America.
A feather goes to Red Bank, then, for landing HEADS, an ongoing, open-air (and in-your-face) “observation of the individual spirit” that takes to the borough’s exterior walls from these dog-star days of August to the harvest-moon evenings of early autumn.