By April W. Klimley, Art Critic
The July 4th weekend is a great time for gallery hopping. Many new exhibitions opened their doors last weekend, and I’m going to give you a run down on some of the most interesting—and provocative. The wide variety of artwork may surprise you, and some of it may even shock you.
A good place to start is at AJ Dillon gallery in Atlantic Highlands. The gallery has an exhibition that has been running all month called “Stars and Stripes Forever.” It ends on July 4th, but is well worth squeezing into your schedule.
Gallery owner Frank Leahy asked local artists to come up with their own interpretation of the American flag, or what they think of when they ponder the American flag. One interpretation that grabbed my attention was a large America flag hung sideways with Jimi Hendrix face painted on it. It’s called Don’t Tread on Red by Jana Moriarty. You’ll find it hanging in a place of distinction—a pillar-like wall to the right as you walk in the gallery.admin | Filed under: April W. Klimley, Art, Opinion | Tags: AJ Dillon Gallery, April Klimley, April W. Klimley, April's Art Column, Art, ArtSea Gallery, Atlantic Highlands, Brookdale Community College, Dan Jacobson, Elle, Gotham Lounge, Hunter McKee, Jana Moriarty, Joel Levinson, Lambs and Wolves salon, Lincroft, Lizzi Schippert, Michael Shepherd, Mil Korbrinski, Red Bank, Sea Bright, triCityNews, William Higgins | Comments Off on “Shock and Awe” Permeates the July Shore Fine Arts Scene