May 25 - 28, 2018
Friday to Sunday 10:00am-10:00pm; Monday from 10:00pm-5:00pm
Ocean Galleries kicks off Memorial Day weekend with guest artist, Josef Kote, who returns to Stone Harbor, NJ for the second consecutive year, bringing with him an all new collection of dramatic paintings, including many site-specific pieces created with the Jersey Shore collectors in mind. Guests will have the opportunity to meet Josef Kote at gallery receptions taking place from 7:00 PM until 10:00 PM on Saturday, May 26 and Sunday, May 27, 2018. The exhibition, “Josef Kote – Harmony in White,” opens on Friday, May 25 and runs through Monday, May 28, with all artwork available for acquisition. Exhibit hours are 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM Friday through Sunday and 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM on Monday.
Kote began painting when he was very young and committed to becoming an artist when he was just 13-years-old. Classically trained in the traditional approach of the Masters, Kote traveled from his native Albania to Greece and then Toronto, before landing in New York in 2009.
Today, Josef Kote is recognized for his work internationally. He is best known for his distinctive style and technique which blend classic academic and abstract elements, fused together with his signature drip effect, to create breathtaking artwork. Kote’s trademark style includes bold brushwork and sweeping strokes of vibrant color alongside monochromatic areas devoid of detail; the result of these unique techniques are paintings that enthrall the viewer with an incredible energy.
The “Josef Kote – Harmony in White” exhibit includes original paintings, as well as a selection of limited editions and sketches, many with nautical themes. All artwork is available for acquisition and will be personally signed by the artist during the receptions.