The Trenton Punk Rock Flea Market continues its quest to reinvent Trenton as an arts destination with its first curated gallery show, titled Against The Grain: Art of the Counterculture. Curated by TPRFM founder Joseph Kuzemka, Artworks’ Exhibits Coordinator, Addison Vincent and key members of the TPRFM team, this group show will feature 65 ground-breaking artists from around the tri-state area and will encompass a variety of styles from assemblage to street art.
Celebrating the underground arts scene and building upon the network of artists that the Trenton Punk Rock Flea Market has built over the past three years, Against the Grain: Art of the Counterculture will highlight the very best in the current art community. Featured artists include Trenton stalwarts Leon Rainbow, Jonathan “Lank Connor” and Dave “Mek” Klama, as well as up-and-comers such as assemblage artist and retired New Jersey State Park Police lieutenant, Christopher “Cash” Hogan and Delaware illustrator, Pat Higgins.
With nearly 400 submissions and 65 selected contributors, this is just a small sampling of the nearly 90 pieces of gallery-quality art that will adorn the walls of Artworks at the official opening on Saturday August 6, 2016.
“With the popularity of the Trenton Punk Rock Flea Market and the gallery expertise of Artworks Trenton, we’ve assembled a truly unique, diverse selection of the some of the most dynamic, groundbreaking artists in the tri-state area. These creative luminaries provide a spectacular view of artists that consistently swim upstream, against the grain,” said Kuzemka. “These are the artists of the underground.”
Opening reception will be held at Artworks Trenton, 19 Everett Alley in Trenton, on August 6, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., and will be open to the public from July 30 through August 27 during normal gallery hours. Web site: www.artworkstrenton.org.
The next Trenton Punk Rock Flea Market will take place at the Historic Roebling Machine Shop, 675 S. Clinton Ave. in Trenton, on August 7, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., with over 200 different vendors and a dozen different food trucks. $5 admission. Web site: www.trentonprfm.com.