Art Show Sunday at Paul Vincent Gallery

“Sophisticating the Negro” explores African History

Paul Vincent Gallery proudly presents emerging artist, Nyugen E. Smith and his solo show “Sophisticating the Negro.”

We invite you to join us on Sunday April 10, 2011, 3pm-7pm to view the full body of work. For gallery hours beyond that, contact Tara Thurber at 862-268-0236 as they are by appointment only.

In this show, the Smith examines particular behaviors, customs, and psychological effects unique to blacks from the African diaspora rooted in the slave/(neo)colonial system. The selected drawings, paintings and installation represent the Smith’s views on the “interplay of strategies of assimilation and subversion, submission and revolt.”

Nyugen E. Smith was born in Jersey City, NJ. He was spent his formative years in Tunapuna, Trinidad, a former British colony in the West Indies. Smith is a multi-media artist working in sculpture, assemblage, drawing performance and other media. He has exhibited at museums and galleries in the New York Metro Area and has been a guest lecturer/panelist at Boston University Amherst, Pratt Institute, Seton Hall University Walsh Gallery, and Studio Museum Harlem where he has also conducted an interactive public art installation related to his Bundle House series. Smith lives and works in
Jersey City, NJ and is a full-time faculty member in the Fine and Performing Arts Department at St. Peter’s Prep.

About Paul Vincent Gallery

The Paul Vincent Gallery is committed to bringing high quality art and entertainment to the city of Hoboken and its surrounding areas. They strive to continue building a community of people who celebrate culture and excellence in the arts. In addition to exhibitions, the gallery hosts figure drawing sessions every Tuesday night, open jam sessions/open mics, and opens its facilty to be rented for special private events. The space is close to 2000sqft. and is located at 49 Harrison Street, Hoboken NJ 07030.

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