Laura Renee on display in uptown Hoboken

Available for viewing at 1200 Washington Street. Check it out!

Laura Renée Meyerson: Lasting Impressions of Hoboken

Hoboken first captivated Laura Renée Meyerson on a jogging run from Jersey City, where she moved after graduating college to be close to her new job in New York City. It wasn’t long before she found an upper Washington St. apartment loaded with historic details (such as early 1900s etched-glass panels on sliding pocket doors) and fell in love with the ever-present reminders of Hoboken’s history that greet her every time she leaves her apartment: the old soda sign over Schnackenberg’s door, the faces over the windows on some old brownstones, even the traditional diner interior at the Malibu.

These details made a lasting impression on the young artist, who has been painting in oils since age 12. She has traveled the world for her job in fashion industry marketing, but she enjoys painting Hoboken more than any other subject. Her affection for her adopted hometown is evident in every painting currently on display at Beth Mason’s campaign office at 1200 Washington.

Her subjects include her favorite local storefronts, people dining in outdoor cafés, the veteran waitresses in the Malibu, and the iconic red phone booth by the entrance of the bar Scotland Yard. Most of her paintings include people. She’s drawn to settings that have meaning for her, especially if there’s a contrast of old and new. Like the artists who inspire her, Edward Hopper, Edgar Degas and Edouard Manet, her brushwork is very emotionally expressive, which helps to draw the viewer into the scene. Hard edges are softened under her brush, and the colors are very rich and saturated. She prefers painting in oils, on canvas, board, wood, and glass.

2/15/2011:

Opening reception for Laura Renée Meyerson’s art is February 18th from 7-9pm – and will be on display through the end of March…

Paintings by Laura Renee Meyerson

Inspired by Hoboken – featured at Starbucks…

“Hoboken first captivated Laura Renée Meyerson on a jogging run from Jersey City, where she moved after graduating college to be close to her new job in New York City. It wasn’t long before she found an upper Washington St. apartment loaded with historic details (such as early 1900s etched-glass panels on sliding pocket doors) and fell in love with the ever-present reminders of Hoboken’s history that greet her every time she leaves her apartment: the old soda sign over Schnackenberg’s door, the faces over the windows on some old brownstones, even the traditional diner interior at the Malibu.

These details made a lasting impression on the young artist, who has been painting in oils since age 12. Her affection for her adopted hometown is evident in the paintings included in her new show, “Inspired by Hoboken, Paintings by Laura Renée Meyerson,” on view in the café at Starbucks Hoboken North through March 31st.”

“Her subjects include her favorite local storefronts, people dining in outdoor cafés, the veteran waitresses in the Malibu, and the iconic red phone booth by the entrance of the bar Scotland Yard. Most of her paintings include people. She’s drawn to settings that have meaning for her, especially if there’s a contrast of old and new. Like the artists who inspire her, Edward Hopper, Edgar Degas and Edouard Manet, her brushwork is very emotionally expressive, which helps to draw the viewer into the scene. Hard edges are softened under her brush, and the colors are very rich and saturated. She prefers painting in oils, on canvas, board, wood, and glass.

Her work has struck a chord with the owners of the Right Angle frame store, 320 Washington St., where her paintings are on display, and she’s made a fan of a few Hoboken City Council people, one of which bought two of her paintings exhibited at a solo show at the Sovereign Bank in Hoboken last year and one of which bought a painting at her last solo show at the Hoboken Historical Museum.

Meyerson also displayed her work at Fast Frame on Washington St. during the 2009 Hoboken Studio Tour, and with the hob’art group in the “Hid (in) Hoboken” show at Eureka Gallery and during the Paterson Art Walk, as well as in a group show at the Allentown Art Museum, among others. Samples of her work are on view at www.laurarenee.com.

CURATOR: John Krawiec

John Krawiec – who’s a well known and friendly Barista at the Starbucks uptown at 12th and Hudson – has been curating the “Artist of the Month” program for two years. “When I started working at the store almost 3 years ago I knew I wanted to do something with the area above the fireplace. It was just a big white wall. I hung a couple of my own photos up and it was only a matter of time before others started questioning their opportunity to show their work. Hoboken is such an artistic town, and it only seemed right to take advantage of the space that was readily available.”

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4 Comments on "Laura Renee on display in uptown Hoboken"

nacholibre
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nacholibre

Wow, I’m a fan!

Laura Renee
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Laura Renee

Thank you![quote comment=”206761″]Wow, I’m a fan![/quote]

khenriqu
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khenriqu

any idea what these run for in terms of price? Nice work.

Laura Renee
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Laura Renee

Thank you for your interest! Signed paper prints are available for $50. Canvas prints of my Hoboken paintings start at $150 and go up depending on size. Original oil paintings run from $900-$2400. Please feel free to email me for more info LRM.Renee@Gmail.com. Visit my website to view more Hoboken paintings http://www.LauraRenee.com.[quote comment=”203469″]any idea what these run for in terms of price? Nice work.[/quote]

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