At the Intersection of Art and Music”

18 Stirling Road, Watchung, NJ 07069

908.753.0190       www.watchungarts.org

lord of mescal cropedFebruary 1 to 28, 2014      Opening Reception:       Sunday, Feb 2, 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Gallery Hours:   Tues, Wed, Thur, Fri 12pm-5pm  Sat 10am-3pm

On Exhibit – Works by Paul Gallagher (Theresa’s late husband)

Paul Gallagher Legacy Exhibit

The Watchung Arts Center presents a solo show of the late Paul Gallagher’s artwork. The opening reception will be held on Sunday, February 2nd from 1-3 pm and the exhibit will remain up for the month of February, 2014. The Watchung Arts Center is located at 18 StirlingRd, Watchung, NJ 07069. To contact the arts center call 908-753-0190 or visit their website www.watchungarts.org.

The Paul Gallagher Legacy Exhibit is one of many venues to celebrate the extraordinary creativity of Paul as a composer, musician, visual artist, poet, and teacher. To learn more about his work visit www.pauljgallagher.com. The curators for the show are Susan Ahlstrom and Theresa Rowland.

saltwater #4 modifiedPaul grew up in Pittsburgh, PA . He earned his undergraduate degree at Penn State, then studied composition and voice at SUNY, Buffalo where he received his Ph.D. in 1984.

Paul’s visual artwork includes both paintings and collages. He created all but one of the works displayed in this show as backdrops for his operas. These pieces were photographed for slides which were then projected onto the stage set during performances. The exhibit includes four acrylic paintings created for Saltwater, seventeen collages from The Kingdom of Mescal and Six Blind Men and the Moon, and one collage created as cover art for a folk album.

Inspired by topographic maps, Paul developed a style of visual art whereby all of his designs are enclosed in cell-like structures. His early paintings in this style are watercolors. Later, he found acrylics more congenial to his aesthetic.

For the collages, Paul used a photo mosaic technique. He called his technique “photointarsia” after the designs of inlaid stones, gems, and wood, which he discovered in a shop in Florence, Italy. Paul’s photointarsia are composed of pieces cut from magazines, primarily National Geographic. He chose the cutouts for their color and texture rather than what they represented. Thus, skin might become a moon, or a piece of ocean might become an eye. Many of the works are abstract.

For more information on the works of Paul Gallagher contact: Theresa Rowland, 2 Green Village Road, Suite 216, Madison, NJ  07940, Cell: 973-722-5748, Office: 973-966-5311, Theresa@studioyoganj.com.

Memorial Fund
Paul Joseph Gallagher
Beloved Husband of Theresa Rowland

Paul Gallagher Memorial Fund
To preserve, share and expand Paul’s legacy of music, art, and story.

If you would like to donate by credit card please call the Studio Yoga office at 973-966-5311 Donations by check are also appreciated.
Checks should be written out to “Theresa Rowland” and sent to Studio Yoga, PO Box 99, Chatham NJ 07928

– Production of his cabaret “Sitting Like a Cat.”