SOMA Gallery to exhibit work of 3 artists

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Sean Taylor, 
“On Top on The World” by Sean Taylor, acrylic and latex on canvas.
Sean Taylor, “On Top on The World” by Sean Taylor, acrylic and latex on canvas.

SOMA NewArt Gallery will present exhibits by three artists June 23-July 29, opening with a reception 6-9 p.m. Friday, June 23 where visitors can meet the artists and enjoy art, music, conversation and refreshments.

SOMA’s Gallery One will feature "The Boxer and the Beauty Queen" by artist Sean Taylor.

Taylor’s new work is a nod to idealistic moments of youthful possibility – an allegory aimed at capturing both the beauty and the tragedy of pinnacle moments in the heights of success, while foreshadowing an inevitable fall.

A resident of Cape May County, Taylor is a graduate of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Virginia Commonwealth University and the University of Richmond. He has exhibited throughout the Northeast and at Art Basel, Miami.

Gallery Two will feature “On the Way to Cape May” in collage and paint by Cape May artist Harriett Sosson – a mixture of reproduced photographs from old Cape May, layered over with classical images to create unique collages. Sosson paints on top of some of the images, adding texture and color.

Sosson attended the Philadelphia Academy of Fine Arts and the School of Visual Arts in New York City. She has shown her work in New York and California.

In Gallery Three, SOMA will exhibit “Mythology, Fables, and Fairy Tales,” featuring found-object sculptures and mixed-media paintings by self-taught New York artist John Borrero.

The collection was inspired by the artist’s love for storytelling. Borrero uses “items with no purpose” – things like rusty metal, driftwood, old photographs and antique doll parts – and creates art either in sculpture or on wood panel.

“I try to take items that are ugly and flawed and make them beautiful – shaping them together until they take form and gain a sense of personality,” the artist said.

He takes a similar path with his paintings, working on wood panel with layers of paint and mixed-media elements.

Borrero has exhibited in New York, Chicago and Baltimore, and has been published as a featured artist in various national art publications.

SOMA NewArt Gallery is open 10 a.m.-10 p.m. daily at 31 Perry Street in Carpenters Square Mall, Cape May. For information see www.somagallery.net  or SOMA-NewArt-Gallery on Facebook, or call 609-898-7488.

“Yemaya” found object sculpture by John Borrero. 	“Yemaya” found object sculpture by John Borrero.

“4th of July on the Cape May Mall” by Harriett Sosson, collage and paint. “4th of July on the Cape May Mall” by Harriett Sosson, collage and paint.


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