Does It Match the Couch?
A Juried Exploration of Color
May 12, 2018
To match or not to match, that is the question! In this whimsical summertime exhibition opening on June 1st and running through September 2, 2018, at the Monmouth Museum. Does It Match the Couch? A Juried Exploration of Color, will have the visiting public delve into that question and more. Should you buy a piece of art because it will compliment your décor or because you like it? Is it taboo to commission an artist to create an artwork to compliment the color scheme of a room? How do interior designers select art for the spaces they design? How does color theory play a role in the creation of art? How does the color palette of a space affect your mood?
There are varying answers, viewpoints and even more questions surrounding that age old query that has the ability to make many an artist cringe. The walls of the Main Gallery will be lined with couches from local furniture establishments and the artwork will be installed strategically behind them, or if sculptural, placed nearby. Plus, the Museum will be offering Lifelong Learning Series educational programs to fuel the inner artist and interior designer in us all. So come explore the notion, should artwork be selected for its intrinsic value or just to match the color of one’s couch?
The Opening Reception is on Friday, June 1st from 6:00-8:00PM. Mingle with the Artists, and to add to the fun of this exhibition, in addition to the art being for sale, the furniture will be sold through a silent auction which will be available to all visitors throughout the summer.
Many different styles of sofas will be represented in the Gallery. The art will come from a 5 juried selection. Some of the sponsored couches will come from: British Cottage, Red Bank; Bassett Home Furnishing, Middletown; Ethan Allen, Englishtown; Final Cut (Anthropologie), Marlboro; Platypus, Red Bank; Tri-Space Interiors, Colts Neck; and West Elm, Red Bank.
During this exhibition, in the Hallway Gallery at the Museum, the student works from Brookdale Community College Interior Design Program will be featured.
Wednesday, July 25th 7:00pm, Lifelong Learning Series, Museum Main Gallery
The Art of Design – a discussion with professionals: Past National President of the American Society of Interior Designers, Suzan Globus (FASID NJCID 0002 LEED AP ID+C) and Owner of Windsor Gallery, Colts Neck, Daniel Fenski (NJCID)
The Monmouth Museum, an independent, non-profit organization was founded in 1963 as a Museum of Ideas, presents changing art, history and science exhibitions to educate and entertain while providing a destination for creative expression and life-long learning to the diverse community it serves.
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