We’re excited to announce our current exhibits featuring Award-winning New Jersey photographer Joel Simpson who will be showing selections from two of his major bodies of work. The exhibit will include more than 25 works on paper, canvas, and aluminum from his prize-winning geological color landscapes, plus his black and white explorations into abstract and surreal formations of rocks and ice. This second body of work, which Simpson has dubbed “The Surreal in the Real,” grew out of his geologically-oriented interest in landscape photography, when the COVID pandemic curtailed travel. Simpson was left to delve more deeply into the images he had, and he developed editing techniques that increased the material impact of his subjects, including rendering them in monochrome.
Our second exhibit features the New Jersey Photography Forum presenting, Wonderful World of Color, where the artists explore the many properties of color. They consider its beauty and power and how it interacts with other elements in our world. Artists participating in the exhibit include: Deszo Bodis, Newark; Montville; Rob Creteau, Piscataway; Ken Curtis, Lebanon; Ralph Greene, Woodland Park; Theresa Hood, Hamilton Township, PA; John Markanich, West Milford; Charlann Meluso, Berkeley Heights; Charles Miller, Ringoes; Jeff Newman, Flemington; Nancy Ori, Berkeley Heights; Phyllis Raffelson, Cliffside Park; Lynn Ronan, Midland Park; Skip Williams, Westfield; and Allan Wood, Maplewood.
Click here to learn more about the Joel Simpson Exhibit and Overlook Auxiliary’s “Art at Overlook” program.
Click here to learn more about the NJPF “World of Color” Exhibit and Overlook Auxiliary’s “Art at Overlook” program.