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Monday, June 18, 2007

Yes, This Is New Jersey

My next big show is coming up soon: June 21 through August 2, 2007 at Bell's Tavern in Lambertville, NJ. It's a solo show of some of my larger studio paintings of the surrounding countryside. And maybe a few small plein air pieces too - I'll finalize that when I hang the show this week. The name of the show:

Yes, This Is New Jersey
Local Landscapes by Joe Kazimierczyk

"Cider Mill Farm"
16x20 acrylic on canvas

I have to credit Abby, owner of the Hopewell Frame Shop for inspiring that title. She told me that at my recent solo show there, people would look at my paintings and ask: "is this really New Jersey?". The answer to that question seemed a natural title for this show.

Bell's is a great little restaurant and bar at the northern edge of town. The owners always like to display local artists' work, and this will be the second show I've had here:

Bell's Tavern
183 North Union Street
Lambertville, NJ 08530
[map & directions]

Open for dinner only:
Mon-Thurs 6pm-9:30pm, Fri & Sat 5pm-10pm, Sun 5pm-9pm


There is no opening reception, but hey, it's a bar and restaurant so every night will be like a reception, even better.

One painting I'm looking forward to showing is this triptych - it's the only triptych I've ever done and I've had few opportunities to show it, because of it's size. Bell's has one long unbroken wall, so here's my chance. The painting is of one of the dams of Round Valley Reservoir, and the road atop it. It's a road I cycle on a lot, and this scene has always fascinated me:

"Round Valley Dam Triptych"
16x60 acrylic on canvas (3 panels)

5 comments:

  1. Glad to hear about your show. I can only imagine people asking if that is NJ ... I, living in the Pacific NW never imagined your NJ to look this much "country". Refreshing ... you may be giving NJ a new reputation with these beautiful landscapes.

    Love the triptych ... I thought it was a photo at first.

    Good luck with the show.

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  2. Yes, this is New Jersey - and YES, this is Joe Kaz! Once again, your colors & stylized interpretation of such a beautiful area blow me away. Wish i could be there for the show. Way to go, cowboy.

    Deb

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  3. thanks for the free plug! great show-keep up the good work!

    abby

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  4. Nancy - Thanks!

    Deb - Cowboy? Maybe painting cows is the East coast version of being a cowboy. :-) Thanks!

    Abby - No problem, and thank you too.

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  5. I think this is the best environment to hang art. Wish I could see these IRL. The blue on the mill is stunning. Have a great run with the show.

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