Memorial Day Weekend Exhibition at Ocean Galleries includes New York, Philadelphia, New Jersey, Atlantic City and other regional artwork and sports memorabilia
STONE HARBOR – When internationally renowned 3-D artist Charles Fazzino appears at Ocean Galleries, 9618 Third Avenue, Stone Harbor, for his Memorial Day weekend exhibition, gallery goers are in for a treat as his newest collection of artwork will include pieces memorializing the regional area.
“Charles Fazzino: The Master of 3D Pop Art” opens Friday, May 27, 2016 and runs through Monday, May 30, 2016, with all artwork on display available for acquisition. Charles Fazzino will appear and sign purchased artwork at special gallery receptions taking place 7 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, May 28, and two receptions on Sunday, May 29 at 1 to 3 p.m. and 7 to 10 p.m. Gallery hours are from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Monday.
As a resident of New York, the world’s most popular 3-D artist has long had an affinity for creating pieces highlighting his beloved town. Fazzino’s many 3-D renderings of New York City are composed of bright colors and filled with immense detail, from the Empire State Building to the Guggenheim Museum and Central Park. His artwork captures the city’s history through three decades and comprises one of the most comprehensive visual histories of “The Big Apple” ever assembled. The talented artist captures the hustle and bustle of the city in a manner that is playful and passionate, mystical and magical.
As with all of Fazzino’s famous cityscape art, his New York compositions capture a moment in time that is forever memorialized in his captivating art. The legendary skylines and distinctive architecture provide a unique New York experience, giving the viewer an opportunity to see something new with every glance of the layered image, as fans and owners of his artwork will attest.
Fazzino is one of the most popular and highly collected pop artists of all time. His bold and unique style has attracted fans from all over the world. His artwork can be found in the private collections of Presidents Bill Clinton and George Bush, Rosie O’Donnell, Morgan Freeman, Paul McCartney, Michael Jordan, Regis Philbin, Colin Firth, Julia Roberts, Meg Tilly, Warren Buffett and many other internationally renowned figures and organizations.
In addition to capturing the essence of New York in his famous 3-D art, Charles Fazzino has created several pieces celebrating the region, including New Jersey, Philadelphia and Atlantic City.
“Charles has an incredible talent for not only capturing the iconic landmarks and famous architects of a city or region, but also infusing the images with regional traditions and cultural touchstones,” explains Kim Miller, gallery owner. “He truly captures the essence of the locale and does it in a way that is unique and imaginative. We know this incredible exhibit will be attracting admirers of his art from New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and all over the northeast region.”
One of the highlights of the exhibition will be one-of-a-kind original Fazzino artwork on sports memorabilia, including Phillies-themed and Yankee-themed baseball helmets, original Fazzino artwork painted onto an actual seat backing from the old Yankee stadium that is also autographed by Derek Jeter, along with other unique sports keepsakes.
Along with an extraordinary collection of artwork and custom-framing, Ocean Galleries also offers a variety of hand-made crafts from local, regional and national American artists, such as glass, pottery, jewelry and furniture. All summer exhibitions take place at the Stone Harbor location, 9618 Third Avenue, which is open from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m. daily beginning June 10 and throughout the summer. The Avalon location of Ocean Galleries, 2199 Ocean Drive, is open 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. For more information or directions, call (609) 368-7777 or visit www.oceangalleries.com.