The Power Pop Trio
THE POWER POP TRIO
Featured Artists: Kayt Hester, Robert Piersanti, and Joe Waks
Opening Party: March 29th, 6-9PM | Exhibition Dates: March 29th - May 26th
From Downtown JC to JC Heights, PRIME Gallery welcomes three all-star Artists in their traveling exhibition, The Power Pop Trio. Kayt Hester, Robert Piersanti, and Joe Waks join forces once again to exhibit a new ensemble of artworks that vary in style and medium but have a connecting flow of a Pop Art edge.
Kayt Hester creates intricate silhouttes with shreds of hand torn black masking tape that capture the beauty in the everyday mundane. Discovered by a gallery owner way back when the Jersey City art scene was not as (seemingly) flourished as it is today, Kayt has since gone on to be featured in both Nylon and Bust Magazine as well as awarded several solo exhibitions all throughout Jersey City and New York City. This will be Kayt's second feature at PRIME Gallery. Currently she lives and works in Jersey City, New Jersey.
Robert Piersanti draws upon a lifetime fascination with 50's and 60's pop culture. His subjects are mostly of the female figure, traced back to the traditions of pin-up illustration. His work captures the striking resemblance of the local models he employs giving them a realness over that of the over stylized women you may find in those golden age comic books of yesteryear. As a foremost contemporary pop artist of the Hudson County area, Robert Piersanti’s artwork is resonating with collectors—evoking a classic sense of modern mixed with a playful retro edge making his pop art paintings undeniably his own. His work has been in the New Yorkermagazine and Entertainment Weekly. More recently, Robert’s work has evolved into a decade of pop art which has been featured at 58 Gallery, CBGBs, and Parlor Gallery to name a few.
Joe Waks is a Painter and Printmaker residing in Bayonne, New Jersey who is constantly unearthing the teeny-tiny things that go unnoticed in our mundane workaday world. Waks’ mixed media creations serve as a commentary on the interconnected world we inhabit. Joe has had numerous solo and group shows at galleries in New Jersey, New York, Miami and Philadelphia. He made his New York City solo debut at R. Jampol Project(s) in May, 2013. His works are in private collections in New York City, Los Angeles and in many other locations in the United States and Canada. Waks is also in the permanent collections of the Jersey City Museum, Hudson County Community College and Ogilvy CommonHealth Worldwide.