“Car Parts” artwork on display at Artists’ Gallery – The Bucks County Herald
“Car Parts,” a joint show by artists Alan Klawans and Richard Harrington, runs from Thursday, July 7, to Sunday, July 31, at the Artists’ Gallery, 18 Bridge St., Lambertville, N.J.
The exhibit features the artists’ interpretation of automobiles and automobile parts in photos and paintings.
An opening reception for “Car Parts” will be held at the gallery from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 16.
Harrington has earned a reputation as an automotive artist, while Klawans is well-known for his graphic interpretations of themes as varied as fishing, board games, and travel. Both have been members of the Artists’ Gallery in Lambertville for more than 15 years, but this is just the second time the two have collaborated in a joint exhibition.
An exhibition focusing on automobiles and the components they are assembled from was first proposed by Klawans, after he took his car to have some body work done.
“While waiting to pick up my car, I wandered the property and discovered a huge pile of damaged car parts waiting for salvage,” said Klawans I was taken by the visual appearance of these abandoned parts and began photographing them. The result of my continued work is my exhibition of digital photographs of these damaged parts.”
Like Klawans, Harrington’s work is also inspired by automobiles.
“I have always been interested in cars and trucks…actually, just about anything with a motor in it. I also enjoy the challenge of capturing the reflective surfaces and dynamic perspective of various vehicles using watercolor and gouache,” Harrington said. “When I saw the images Alan had captured for the show, it inspired me to create a body of work that would compliment them.”
The Artists’ Gallery is open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday through Sunday. Visit lambertvillearts.com for information.