ROSELLE PARK – “Happiness is a Worn Pun,” a solo exhibit of abstract oil and acrylic landscapes distorted through a prism of music, by Roselle Park resident José Miguelez, on display at the Casano Community Center Gallery through Feb. 17.
The gallery is located in the Casano Community Center, 314 Chestnut St. Roselle Park, New Jersey. The Casano Community Center and the Gallery hours are Monday – Thursday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Friday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Known as Xé, which is the first and last letter of his first name in Galation Spanish, José Miguelez was a proficient and prolific sketcher at an early age, but circumstances dictated a path in the sciences and not the arts. He pursued a twenty-year career in IT but after reaching the pinnacle of his profession, “was in a quandary, foundering in a morass of borrowed dreams and fervent desires.” It was then that he turned to painting. He began painting in 2001 after receiving a gift of paints and brushes and reflect Miguelez’s inner world responding to external events. Enveloped in music, and his house-keeping chores, “the muses tore away at the my ever-crumbling mind.” He delights in taking colors and patterns and arranges them so they “mess with your eyes”.
This is Miguelez’s first exhibit. As it is the mission of the Art Gallery to introduce new artists to the public, we are glad to be able to have Miguelez share his modern and colorful artworks.
Of his painting he says, “I immersed myself in the canvas wanting of it a pristine baptismal pool in which to wash away all sins; or at the very least, and this is the case, stain it with them.” “It’s pretty simple, really. I just paint until I think I’m done. Then, I go home.”
To view more of Miguelez’s paintings, visit his website www.madspa.com.
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