"Helping Hand", 2019, Acrylic Painting, canvas on canvas, 30 inches x 30 inches
The Hamilton Square Condominium Association
FABRIC OF LIFE
Paintings by Anthony E. Boone
Curated by Kristin J. DeAngelis
Exhibition on view September 11, 2019 through December 27, 2019
OPENING RECEPTION WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2019 6-8pm
Hamilton Square Condominiums
232 Pavonia Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07302
SILVERMAN and The Hamilton Square Condominiums Association presents: Fabric of Life by Anthony E. Boone, curated by Kristin J. DeAngelis.
As a 25 year freight train conductor, Boone knows a little bit about the importance of staying the course, being observant, and allowing the path and scenery to reveal itself. That exposure has influenced his approach to creating art. From experience, a conductor knows that both internal and external factors will affect each and every run of his career. And so it is with art... presenting a new perspective to a new, yet familiar, clean canvas.
Anthony's journey into visual arts started around 2005 when a friend invited him to attend several art shows in the area. He enjoyed everything about what he saw. But rather than take part as a spectator only, he decided to participate in the game. For Boone, the process of painting seemed like a natural evolution from painting houses for his father's contracting business along with also witnessing his mother seamstress creations. Back in the beginning of his journey, he lived next-door to an art professor named Max Adams. Boone began to paint stills, landscapes, abstracts, and everything in between. Professor Adams told Boone to simply be himself, take risks, and paint in a way that felt natural to him. "There are no rules in painting," he added. That statement led to the official opening of the door leading into the space we now know as Boone Art Life.
Armed with his new mantra, THERE ARE NO RULES IN PAINTING, Boone dug even deeper into his upbringing as a painter apprentice when it came to what he painted with. Instead of using traditional brushes, Boone used all kinds of materials ranging from paint, wood, dirt, or what ever felt right. This personal investment in his works has led to the series Atmospheric, which has birthed 60 pieces thus far and remains on-going. The series "13" was inspired by his daughter noticing concentric circles that dried at the bottom of paint cans. He peeled out the circles and incorporated them into his work.
“Art, like ones perspective, depends on ones vantage point. So, when I was chosen to create work for a 9/11 Memorial project, I wanted to focus on the beauty of the lives impacted, and involved more so than merely being a reminder of the tragedy.” says Boone. “I started using Fabric to cover a mistake after I stretched a canvas. I notice by me bending, twisting, and manipulating fabric to different forms, allowed the work evoking strength, and maturity more than gender. Sometimes, when working on a piece, mistakes, that are known only to me. Somehow, those ‘imperfections’ shows its purpose and the reason it exist. That realization led me to focus on where we are now as a country; and where we need to be. And most importantly how we all are contributors, from all walks of life to the woven threads of America, thereby fortifying her strength.”
The exhibition will be on view at SILVERMAN’s The Hamilton Square Condominiums through September 11, 2019 during regular business hours and by appointment. The Hamilton Square Condominiums is at 232 Pavonia Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07302. To schedule a viewing, please contact curator, Kristin J. DeAngelis: (201) 280-4821 or email@example.com. “Fabric of Life” by Anthony E. Boone is the eighth exhibition that curator Kristin J. DeAngelis will organize for SILVERMAN. For additional information on the exhibiting artist Anthony E. Boone please visit https:// www.booneartlife.org. For additional information on the curator, please visit: www.107bowersgallery.com.
SILVERMAN has presented the works of Pete Hocking, Gretchen Kummer McGinnis, Larry Wolhandler, Barbara Friedman, Michael Steinbrick, Jeanne Tremel, Eliot Markell, Debra Drexler, Mark Van Wagner, Rob Ventura, Robert Hendrickson, Sarah Becktle, Kati Vilim, Mark Dagley, Candy Le Sueur, Ed Fausty, Anna Mogilevsky, Ali Harrington, Sara Wolfe, Anne Percoco, Shauna Finn, Melanie Vote, Paul Lempa, Fanny Allié, Michael Meadors, John A. Patterson, Charlotte Becket, Roger Sayre, Karina Aguilera Skvirsky, Tom McGlynn, Margaret Murphy, Valeri Larko, Tenesh Webber, Glenn Garver, Jennifer Krause Chapeau, Michelle Doll, Tim Heins, Megan Maloy, Laurie Riccadonna, Thomas John Carlson, Tim Daly, Ann Flaherty, Scott Taylor, Jason Seder, Sara Wolfe, Beth Gilfilen, Andrzej Lech, Hiroshi Kumagai, Victoria Calabro, Asha Ganpat, Darren Jones, Ryan Roa, Laura Napier, Risa Puno, Nyugen E. Smith, Amanda Thackray, Kai Vierstra, Bruce Stiglich, Doug Madill, Bryant Small, Cheryl Sylivant, Caridad Kennedy, Mark Finne and Lauren Schwartz.