Experience Stunning Artistry: Within You Without You

Pictured Above: Bridge New Hope, by Gary Giordano, Acrylic and mixed media on canvas. Photo Credit: Contributed. 



Stockton, NJ – “Within You Without You,” an exciting exhibition featuring new paintings by Gary Giordano and Paul Behnke is happening the first weekend of August. Experience their incredible artwork at Prallsville Mills – The Grist Mill in Stockton, NJ from August 4th to 6th, 2023. The Opening Reception is on August 4th from 7:30 PM to 10:30 PM, and the exhibition will be open to the public on Saturday and Sunday from 12 PM to 6 PM. Don’t miss this opportunity to explore captivating compositions and immerse yourself in the world of artistry and inspiration!

“Within You Without You” features contemporary abstraction and expressive figuration. The painters’ work communicates forays into the landscape of the unconscious that map connections to both artists’ interior worlds and their physical surroundings. The work included here represents a conduit for dialogue between divergent ideologies, cultures and beliefs, And encourages the viewer to better connect with their outer world by way of the inner.

Gary Giordano was born in Trenton, NJ and grew up in Yardley and Bucks County, PA. He attended Kutztown University, studying Fine Art and Painting prior to transitioning to Business. And he holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. As an artist Giordano’s work has been collected by private collectors in New York, Philadelphia, New Jersey and Bucks County, PA and is held throughout the United States. His public work is installed in a permanent placement in Bushwick, Brooklyn. Other public work has been shown in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Giordano draws inspiration from his dialog with contemporary art and artists, particularly those working in the Bushwick community in Brooklyn. Giordano offers lectures on painting and private instruction.

Pictured Above: Lauren’s Thunderbird by Paul Behnke, oil on canvas. Photo Credit: Contributed. 

Paul Behnke was born in Memphis, TN, and received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in painting from the Memphis College of Art. Behnke’s paintings have been exhibited widely in the United States and internationally.
He has had solo exhibitions in New York, Heidelberg, Philadelphia, Saint Augustine, and Memphis, as well as group shows in San Francisco, Honolulu, London, Dublin, Paphos, Glasgow, The Netherlands, Cernay-lès-Reims and New York. His work has been reviewed in Hyperallergic Weekend, The New Criterion and The New Republic. Behnke’s writings have appeared online at AbCrit: A Forum for Debate on Abstract Art, at The Painters’ Table and in print in Gamut a Southern regional art magazine, and No. Magazine. He was the co-editor of Shad Runn a self-published art zine in Memphis, TN. He has edited Structure and Imagery: A Contemporary Art Blog since 2011 and was the co-director of Stout Projects exhibition space in Bushwick, Brooklyn from 2015 to 2017. After spending the last three years in Taos, NM, Behnke currently lives and works in
Frenchtown, NJ.

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