The Fleeting and the Eternalfeaturing: Alex McKibbin and Joseph Zogorski
This show runs from May 5, 2016 until June 5, 2016
Opening Reception: Saturday, May 7, 5-8 pm
Watercolorist Alex McKibbin and photographer Joseph Zogorski team up for The Fleeting and the Eternal, an exhibition of watercolor paintings and toned photographic prints, running May 5th through June 5th at Artists' Gallery, in Lambertville, NJ. An opening reception will be held on Saturday, May 7th, from 5 pm to 8 pm.
Born in Philadelphia from a family of modest means, Alex McKibbin fell in love with art as a child and never looked back. McKibbin generally paints large-scale watercolors in a loose and expressive style, while Zogorski utilizes film and prints in shades of grey. However, both artists are united in their strong feelings for subjects which embody elements of “the fleeting and the eternal”. This is particularly evident in McKibbin's powerful, expressive color landscapes of locations from his past, as well as in black and white watercolors of bygone Philadelphia rail yards, painted as a teen.
Zogorski's often ephemeral and weather-related scenes - many presenting themselves during the years in which several family members and friends passed away - reflect deep and abiding feelings for those who came before and for the enduring mystery and beauty of this special place. Often of particular focus for Zogorski are the remaining undeveloped tracts and remnants of the once largely-rural area where he grew up, as did his father and where his paternal grandparents settled after emigrating from Europe over a century ago.
Painting seriously since 1957, Alex McKibbin has exhibited in over 200 exhibitions locally, nationally and internationally, including two extensive museum exhibitions, along with over 80 national and regional juried exhibitions. His works can be found in 32 public collections and over 60 corporate collections. Additionally, the work has been reproduced in 40 books and magazines, as well as CD covers. Alex taught Art History, painting and drawing at the collegiate level for 3 decades both here in the United States, as well as in Greece and Mexico, and Alex's bio appears in Marquis' Who's Who in the World. He presently has established a studio in Bensalem, Pa., and Alex's work has been handled by over twenty galleries throughout his career.
Joseph Zogorski is a graduate of Temple University and Maine Media Workshops. A lifelong Bucks County, PA, resident, Joseph has been seriously involved with photography for over a decade, including photographing and writing about musicians and arts-related topics for The Bucks County Herald. His photograph of World War II-era veterans at the Michener Museum's Tuskegee Airmen Presentation was awarded first place at Canal Frame Crafts', Vision of Hope juried exhibition. Joseph's photographs of musicians, dancers and actors are in use on numerous websites and on IMDb, and his prints are in several private collections.