Surreal Encounters , Paint & Pixels

In September, BJ Spoke Gallery opens two exhibitions —   Katherine Criss’s solo exhibit and window installation titled Surreal Encounters in Paint & Pixels #2, and a large member show will fill the rest of the gallery. Both exhibits can be viewed from September 1 – October 1, 2017 during regular gallery hours or by private appointments with the artists.


Ms. Criss will give a talk during the reception and green-tagged silent auction of some of her work,on Saturday, September 9 from 6-9pm. Preview the images on or call 631-549-5106, and join us on the reception day at 299 Main Street, Huntington, NY 11743.

Planned window installation for …
Surreal Encounters in Paint & Pixels #2
Ms. Criss explains, “What is a surreal encounter?” “At first it may appear as an everyday scene, but upon a second look there may be a custard the size of a man, trains slithering through eyes or the dreamland of a street sleeper.”

“The work you see here was created with paint and pixels using the language of symbols to communicate a visual message. It is through surrealism that I examine subconscious significances of imagery, and explore the effects of unexpected juxtapositions on my subjects. I experience surreal moments all the time, especially since 911. Sometimes I even feel submerged in them. Just look and see what you can find.”

My best job Ever! By Katherine Criss … A collage of photographs on a hanging torso. The images depict the artist’s experience working in a 1960’s commercial fashion photography studio on 5th Ave, in Manhattan. Available during Silent Auction Sale reception on Sept 9th…starting bid $ 375.

b. j. spoke gallery is a not-for-profit
501 (c) (3) organization.


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