"I like a good challenge. For "Still on Vacation" that challenge was to not only depict the wide-open vista that Cape May continually offers, but to capture the liberating mood that presents itself as I walk along the water's edge."
Using muted, blue grays, and greens the scratchy surfaces depict the Promenade, Beach Avenue, and Cape May Harbor with a blend of energy and calm, rich in texture and modulation.
"Wide View of the Harbor" Oil & Acrylic on Panel, 36" x 80"
"When I began photographing Wildwood fifteen years ago, I did not realize that I was documenting a landscape,"Vanishing Wildwood" that would disappear so quickly. Over the past decade and half, the pressures of real estate development and extreme weather changed Wildwood and other wonderful New Jersey Shore towns irrevocably."
Kresz transforms these images by printing onto luminous vibrant metal plates, capturing the sleek and iconic mood of the past.
"Caribbean-Day" Kodachrome on Metal, 18" x 24"
Gallery Open Daily 10am to 10pm
31 Perry Street, Cape May, NJ
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SOMA NewArt Gallery is dedicated to promoting and showcasing exciting regional talent as well as emerging and mid-career artists from New Jersey, Pennsylvania and New York. There are three exhibition galleries and the range of work includes paintings, photography, video installations and sculpture.
SOMA NewArt Gallery Carpenters Square Mall, 31 Perry Street, Cape May, NJ 08204 609.898.7488