CB GALLERY IN KATONAH TO PRESENT LOCAL ARTIST JIM SPERBER’S “THE GATHERING” SHOW ON DISPLAY SEPTEMBER 9, THRU OCTOBER 11, 2020

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Opening Reception BY APPOINTMENT on Saturday September 12th with 20 minute private time slots per person – call 917 520 3234 to book ahead.

  CB Gallery, Katonah’s cutting-edge contemporary art gallery, is pleased to announce its next exhibition entitled “The Gathering,” by Bedford resident, Jim Sperber. The exhibit will run from September 9 – October 11, 2020 with an opening reception consisting of private 20-minute interval appointments on Saturday, September 12th until 8pm.

“I am delighted to continue to operate the gallery safely and am so proud to present the wonderful work of local resident Jim Sperber,” said CB gallery owner Christopher Brescia. Safety measures and adherence to CDC protocols will be taken to protect the health and well-being of all visitors. Masks are required and the gallery will be cleaned in between appointments.

“The Gathering,” is a show comprised of Sperber’s incredibly fluid acrylics. This series of work is layer upon layer of acrylic polymer with pigment on wood or canvas with some metal wire elements.

“I’ve been an artist my entire life,” Sperber says, “My mother took me to the Museum of Modern Art when I was 6 years old and on my request, bought me a drawing pad and markers that same day”. After getting an MFA in film from CalArts and supporting himself with film set work, Sperber presented his video artworks on local public access stations. “Always inspired by Agnes Martin, Bridget Riley, Van Gogh Bruegel (and after one too many infomercial gigs) I decided to focus my energy on painting and supported myself as a house painter.” Sperber explains. “This phase of my career lasted until my first son was born in 2007 and I retired the house painting business to raise my children, work as a part-time art teacher, and full-time father. “ Sperber has lived in Bedford part-time since 2018 with his three sons and wife.

“What luck finder Jim Sperber in Bedford!” said CB owner Christopher Brescia, “I’m so intrigued by the physicality in producing them.” “To the untrained eye there might be comparisons to Pollock but Sperber’s work is so unique in his process of layering color and incorporating wire elements, they create an energy all their own.” “This gathering of paintings are exceptional and includes a sculptural piece that is sure to delight” he adds.

 

CB Gallery will host a reception by appointment for “The Gathering” on Saturday, September 12 in 20-minute increments. Please contact the gallery at 917. 520.3234 to schedule a private tour with Jim Sperber.

Gallery hours are Wednesday through Saturday, 11am-5pm or by appointment.

For more information, please visit CB Gallery on Facebook and Instagram @cbartgallery or contact Christopher Brescia at artgallerycb@gmail.com or 917, 520. 3234.

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About CB Gallery:

Named 2019’s Best New Art Gallery in Westchester Magazine, Christopher Brescia opened the CB Gallery space in January 2019 in the charming downtown of Katonah, NY. The mission of the gallery is to offer Westchester and Connecticut residents as well as visitors and week-enders living in the community, something new and different in terms of contemporary artwork unlike anything else being offered in the area.   All artist exhibitions feature paintings, photography, drawings, and sculpture depending on the show.  Christopher believes art truly enhances your living space and gives a home life, personality and soul and that just because you have a traditional house, does not mean you have to own traditional artwork.  In addition, CB Gallery offers in-home art consultation appointments where he will evaluate your current collection and make recommendations on existing and new art purchases.

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