It’s clear that local artists Geraldine Gaines, Ibou Ndoye, and Elizabeth Cohen all have very distinct art styles.
Gaines focuses on woodwork, Ndoye, on reverse glass paintings, and Cohen, on doll-inspired drawings.
Yet, even with their eclectic blend of techniques, one thing remains constant: all of their pieces are modern interpretations of traditional African art.
Playing on this connection, hob’art cooperative gallery has decided to feature the works of these three artists in an exhibit appropriately-titled, “Tradi-Moderne.”
Here’s what you might see at the display: Gaines’ intricately-carved wooden doors and her canvas prints that are created from the complex designs she carves in wood; Ndoye’s work that uses reverse glass painting (a famous tradition from his home country Senegal), his detailed paper art, carpet paintings and sculptures inspired by the behaviors of people on the street; and the art of Cohen, a world-traveler, that focuses on the doll creatures she has been exhibiting for the past 10 years.
“Tradi-Moderne” will be open Thursdays through Sundays from 1 to 5 p.m. and will run through Dec. 28.
Hob’art cooperative gallery is located at The Monroe Center for the Arts, 720 Monroe St., Hoboken. For more information, visit www.hob-art.org.