The Art House Gallery is excited to present “Trans-lucid” - An Exhibition of illuminated Works by Frank Ippolito from April 15 through April 30, 2023
Ippolito is an artist based in Jersey City. His fascination with the scattering of light passing through a translucent surface is the focus of his latest exhibit. With “Trans-lucid,” the passage of light through various substrates creates a tension between what is known and what remains a mystery. He uses mixed-media constructs that combine photography, painting, found objects, and internal illumination. In a few of the pieces, he introduces the element of time and invites the viewer to become the engine of motion.
The imagery he explores arises from wildly different impulses. In “Trans-lucid” he explores themes of separation and connection - the otherness as well as the humanity of communities that thrive along the margins. Light becomes the absence of shadow. Sound becomes the absence of silence. These are the questions being asked.
“Frank’s alluring work brims with figures recognizable to the Jersey City community, allowing the work to be personal and inviting. The personalities of the figures in the work seem to come from the darkness or fade back into it, leaving the viewer questioning their connection to the world in which they have been placed,” says Art House Gallery Director, Andrea McKenna.
The exhibition runs from April 15 through April 30, 2023. The opening reception is on Saturday, April 15 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm. An Earth Day music celebration will be hosted in the Art House Gallery on April 22 from 4:00pm to 7:00pm. The closing reception is on Sunday, April 30 form 4:00pm to 7:00pm.
Regular gallery hours are Saturdays and Sundays from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
All works will be for sale in the Art House Gallery at The Hendrix at 345 Marin Boulevard, Jersey City, NJ 07302, as well as on the Art House Online Gallery.
Large print for all literature regarding our exhibitions and tactile and descriptive tours are available upon request. Email Andrea McKenna for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ABOUT FRANK IPPOLITO:
Frank Ippolito is a multi-disciplinary artist who has called Jersey City his home for the last 12 years. His illustrations have been commissioned by Scientific American, The New York Times, and The U. S. Geological Survey, and his paintings hang on permanent exhibit at The American Museum of Natural History and The National Zoo. In 2014, Ippolito retired from his artist position at The American Museum of Natural History to pursue “a more focused career” of painting, sculpture, performance art, digital animation, theater, and music. In 2020, he took up residency in the ART150 studio suite in Jersey City’s historic 150 Bay Street warehouse, where he maintains a painting and photography studio. Frank continues to teach courses in both traditional and digital mediums at Fairleigh Dickinson University in Teaneck and Madison.
For more information about Frank and his work, go to @frankippolitoart on Instagram