ARTIST TALK – Anthony E. Boone | December 19, 2019 6-8 PM
SILVERMAN and Hamilton Square Condominium Association present
“Fabric of Life” Paintings by Anthony E. Boone
Thursday, December 19th
6:00pm – 8:00pm
Hamilton Square Condominiums
232 Pavonia Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07302
Exhibition on view from now through December 27, 2019.
As a 27 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 December 27, 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 protected].
“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.
(PATH to GROVE St stop: PATH Trains from WTC, 33rd St, 23rd St, 14th St, 9th St, and Christopher St)
The Hamilton Square Condominium is located at 232 Pavonia Avenue, in the scenic Hamilton Park neighborhood of Jersey City. Surrounded by tree-lined streets and attractive brownstones, Hamilton Square is located just blocks from the Holland Tunnel, Light Rail, the Pavonia-Newport PATH Station, and the Grove Street PATH Station — making it an easy destination from anywhere in the greater Manhattan and North Jersey areas, with just a swipe of your MTA card!
To reach us from Newport PATH Train Station:
Access PATH Train at 6th Ave & 32nd, 23rd, 14th, 9th, and/or Christopher Streets in Manhattan, disembark at Newport Stop. Walk through Newport Mall and exit through doors (by McDonald’s) on first floor, cross through parking garage to Marin Boulevard. Cross Marin (at firehouse) and walk west on 8th street. At Erie Street turn Right and we are a few steps on the left (west) side of street at Pavonia.
To reach us from Grove Street PATH Train Station:
Access PATH Train at WTC Oculus Hub in Manhattan, disembark at Grove Stop. Walk up Newark Ave, turn Right on Erie Street, and walk north a few minutes until Pavonia Ave. On-street and metered parking is available.
For further details or information, please contact:
Kristin J. DeAngelis, Curator, (201) 280-4821 or [email protected]