Saturday, April 25, 2015

JUMP again - a forum for New World culture. A blog by Ray Grist.

Omni Contemporary Art Gallery mounted its second exhibition on Saturday, March 21, 2015.  Located in Freeport, NY, the 7th coolest town in the US, according to the travel website, Matador Network, and reported by CBS on February 26, 2015. Omni Contemporary Art Gallery is devoted to the work of contemporary painters, sculptors, photographers, and mixed-media artists. Omni Contemporary brings to Nassau County a new and exciting venue for artists, art lovers, and collectors.  The gallery features fine art of the highest standards. 

This exhibition included the works of three artists:

Tyrone Mitchell has had solo exhibitions at G.R. N'Namdi Gallery in Chicago; Bomani Gallery San Francisco; the Bronx Museum of Art, and the Newark Museum. His group exhibitions include the Studio Museum in Harlem, Painted Bride Art Center in Philadelphia, and the Fukui Fine Art Museum in Japan. He’s received fellowships from the Joan Mitchell Foundation, Lila Wallace Foundation, and the Guggenheim Foundation. Mitchell currently teaches Sculpture art Queens College NY.

Shawn Walker says, “Coming from the urban realism of The Ashcan School, my newest portfolio works to move my inner vision of the world around me into reality; to make the invisible visible. I seek to reveal what is usually hidden - to manifest rather than to create. Following from the Be-Bop artists like Monk, Bird and Miles, from the works of Fellini and Antonioni, and from the cubists and abstract expressionists, I am developing a surrealist modernist view drawn from an African aesthetic, advancing the legacy of Romare Bearden, Charles White and Jacob Lawrence.”

Ray Grist has shown his paintings around the world, most notably in Lisbon, Munich, Paris, Bombay, and Eisenstadt, Austria.

Tyronne Mitchell

Shawn Walker

Ray Grist