Abstract Landscapes

The exhibition Abstract Landscapes opens July 15th at Jack Jack's Coffee House. The space is dedicated to the works of Mel Smothers. Michael met Mel in his Chelsea studio where he spends most days working on larger oil canvases and drawings. 

These canvases, 24 inch square, or 48 inch square, capture the light and color Smothers witnessed over the years on the west coast in California, Nevada as well as back East in New York and the Florida Keys.

 

Review - Abstract Landscapes Mel Smothers

As an addicted writer, I am compelled to dive into what is behind your work. I got an inkling of that last evening.
The paintings have their own reality grounded in the horizon. Each painting has a piece of the Earth-Pie to dine on. I did that last evening at Jack Jack’s in Babylon Village. It is a rare treat for Babylon residents and anyone on Long Island to have the opportunity to view abstract reality. canvasses big and small reek of what I’ll call “the jiggle effect” I spent time squinting at this work. always starting from the horizon, i let my eye slowly head to the foreground. These paintings are field trips. They fill the need to have an imagination. Mountain Lake paintings for example. He plays with the surface, the ever-changing surface of water. as a naturalist, I learned a lot from his work. I learned that Mel takes his viewers to an open place where they can SEE at the horizon and how everything else is connected to it. For people who can’t see the horizon because of where they live, go see his paintings – 223 Deep Park Avenue, Babylon, N.Y. right next to the LIRR station.
- Tom Stock

Current Exhibition - Paul Catalanotto

Paul Catalanotto Opens March 25th, 2017.

Paul Catalanotto, Shredding Memories, 2016

Paul Catalanotto, Shredding Memories, 2016

2JX Abstract Painting Gallery

“Points East - New Works by Paul Catalanotto”

 

Opening reception “Points East”:
Saturday, March 25th, 2017, 6 to 10 p.m.

Show runs through June  25, 2017

pen hours:  7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday - Thursday
7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday - Saturday

“Point East”, a solo show with new paintings by Paul Catalanotto, opens March 25th and runs through June 25th, at Jack Jack’s Coffee House, 223 Deer Park Avenue, Babylon Village, 11702.

Catalanotto is a Brooklyn based artist who creates colorful and expansive works a unique plaster-based medium to produce a polished fresco.

The exhibition “Points East” here at Jack Jack’s gallery represents the latest state of Paul’s execution and dedication to the abstract art process.

Paul creates Polished Fresco artworks, evocative and colorful abstracts that look texture and three dimensional, but are flat, polished and smooth to the touch. Applying the medium with a steel trowel, Paul works the pigments around a field to settle in with a brilliant clarity and color harmony as seen in nature.

The show is open to the public until June 25th. All works are for sale directly from 2JX Abstract Gallery.   

Paul Catalanotto was schooled in industrial and graphic design at Carnegie Mellon University; and illustration, sculpture, photography and animation at Pratt Institute.

2JX Abstract Gallery at Jack Jack’s Coffee House exhibits contemporary abstract paintings. Jack’s Jack’s Coffee House, located in the heart of Babylon Village, serves speciality coffee, select tea, pastry, vegan and vegetarian fare.

 

 

 

Current Exhibition - Richard Margolies

Jack Jack’s Coffee House fall exhibition presents the talents of Richard Margolies.

We are  fortunate to share these paintings on canvas now through December.

 

 

All works offered for sale. Price list available upon request.

For more information concerning this work call 631-742-1336 or 2jxgallery@gmail.com.

 

Previous Exhibition

Jack Jack’s Coffee House presents

    The View from Here. New Paintings by Juan Cruz-Reverberi.

Jack Jack’s Coffee House premiere exhibition presents the talents of painter Juan Cruz-Reverberi.

We are  fortunate to have these colorful canvases as the first Jack Jack’s Coffee House exhibition.

Join us Sunday afternoon, January 17, 2016 for a reception honoring the artist. For more information concerning this work contact Vanessa Viola at 631-742-1336 or 2jxgallery@gmail.com.

About the Artist

Juan Cruz Reverberi was born in Tucumán, a northern city in Argentina. He received his degree in architecture from the University of Architecture and Urbanism of Tucumán and started working with his father in the family firm at a very young age. Immediately, Juan was immersed in a variety of projects, while gaining valuable insight to a deeper passion, painting.

As a practicing architect and painter, Juan has a great sense of complex geometry and advanced mathematics. Coupled with his extensive traveling experience throughout Europe, the Americas and Hawaii theses paintings are grounded in a balance between the natural world of color and linear conventional forms.  

(http://jreverberi.com/firm-profile/)

  1. Untitled, XXII, 2015,  Acrylic on canvas, 48 x 36 inches                

  2. Untitled, VII, 2015,  Acrylic on canvas, 41 x 68 inches                

  3. El Templo, 2015,  Acrylic on canvas, 48 x 36 inches            

  4. Untitled, XVI, 2015,  Acrylic on canvas, 68 1/2 x 38 inches            

  5. Untitled, XIII, 2015,  Acrylic on canvas, 60 x 40 inches                

  6. Diverticulo en el Tiempo II,  Acrylic on canvas, 48 x 36 inches            

  7. Untitled, IV,  Acrylic on canvas, `    60 x 33 inches                

 

About 2JX

Contemporary Art in Babylon, New York.

2JX Projects brings contemporary art to Jack Jack's Coffee House. In collaboration with a unique range of artists, 2JX offers a quality work by dedicated individuals. 

2JX Projects is an artist owned and operated exhibition space within a specialty coffee house. Located in Babylon Village, we are steps away from the Long Island railroad Babylon terminal station.