Written by Amos White V for THE ARTISTS FORUM MAGAZINE
Edited by Amos White V for THE ARTISTS FORUM, INC
Photos: Courtesy of RFA Gallery and Jack H. White
RENAISSANCE FINE ART OPENING NIGHT GALA
5 out of 5 stars
RENAISSANCE FINE ART OPENING NIGHT GALA FEATURING JACK H. WHITE
NEW YORK, NY (October 17, 2009) Last night, Harlem opened its arms out with great pride to its newest gallery, the Renaissance Fine Art Gallery, featuring works by visual artist Jack H. White (no relation).
This was a top notch affair: White’s large scale works (mostly Acrylic, dry pigment, oxidized iron, copper and bronze and plaster on wood) from his Dark matters and Entropy Series was dynamic and inspirational.
The richness and depth of the colors… amazing! And the gallery itself? Perfection! From roof to floorboards, this is most definitely an A-list space, holding great promise for area artists and the Harlem community. Attendee’s from throughout the city who braved the drizzle were certainly in for a treat. Great art, food, drink, space… what more could a New Yorker ask for?
We got a chance to speak briefly with Mr. White and the gallery’s director, Paula Coleman, both whom we found to be warm and welcoming as they walked about to meet their guests.
The Renaissance Fine Art, Inc. (RFA), is located at 2075 Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Blvd. (7th Ave.) at 124th Street in Harlem. The Gallery’s President & Founder is Curtis Jacobs; a Wall Street executive with a fond appreciation for the visual arts.
He has also worked for a number of years as a successful commercial photographer, specializing in fashion and beauty developing his skills while working under legendary photographers Richard Avedon and Annie Leibovitz.
The gallery is dedicated to Joseph David Jacobs, a talented painter in his own right and Jacobs’ father.
Paula Coleman, Director, emerged on the New York art scene in 2001 at the beginning of the gentrification of Harlem. She co-founded the P.C.O.G. Gallery for six years with the renowned sculptor Ousmane Gueye. A Harlem resident, Coleman stays involved with its cultural life and continues to work and stay committed to local artists and small businesses.
Another opening is scheduled for sometime after November 15th. Please visit their website below for details.
For more information about Renaissance Fine Art Gallery, visit: therfagallery (212-866-1660)