Teaneck, NJ (March 23, 2015) — From March 30 through May 1, Fairleigh Dickinson University's Edward Williams Gallery presents "Adel Gorgy - Art About Art…From Da Vinci to Matisse and Warhol, Photographic Works, Retrospective Exhibition" a solo exhibition of large scale, abstract photographic work by the acclaimed New York artist, Adel Gorgy. Gorgy's work has been exhibited in museums and galleries nationally and internationally. This is his first exhibition at the Edward William Gallery.
Above: "Permutation of Moment Lost…after Matisse," by Adel Gorgy
Gorgy's photographic art often focuses on familiar works of art by renowned earlier artists. This exhibition offers a rare opportunity to see examples of several bodies of work that span more than 20 years.
Merging the conceptual with the visual into vibrant and stunning images, Gorgy's work extends the boundaries and redefines the possibilities of photography. In "Art About Art…From Da Vinci to Matisse and Warhol," Gorgy's first retrospective exhibition, traces of earlier artworks can be perceived. Works that range in subject matter from ancient to Renaissance to Impressionist and Modern Art present Gorgy's distinctive style and vision. Gorgy reconstructs, recontextualizes and recomposes what he sees into complex, intricately detailed photographs rich with imagery and meaning. This work presents a completely new vision that has not been done or seen before. It transcends the limitations of realism, asks the viewer to experience art with new eyes, and gives new depth and dimension to familiar works. Gorgy's abstractions are surprising, thought-provoking and beautiful.
Photographic artworks from these series have been exhibited in Manhattan, London, Italy, France, Singapore and Seoul, Korea. Now, New Jersey audiences will have the opportunity to see them locally. Adel Gorgy's artwork has been the subject of five previous solo exhibitions. His works have been included in numerous group shows, published widely in books and magazines, and was the subject of the 2014 book, "Adel Gorgy, Photographic Works."
The Edward Williams Gallery in Fairleigh Dickinson's Petrocelli College presents exhibitions of important local and regional contemporary artists. This event is free and open to the public. For more information and directions call (201) 692 - 2671 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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