Converge Gallery hosts a variety of group and solo exhibitions throughout the year. Exhibitions are typically on display for one to two months and several special events including Spoken Word, First Friday, and guest artist talks are scheduled while the artwork is on display. Click any of the tabs below to read more about current, upcoming, and past exhibitions.

2017

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Wanderlust (Jan. 6th – Jan. 28th):

Converge Gallery is very excited to present, “Wanderlust,” a showcase of 2017 artists. After the resounding success of the inaugural preview exhibition in 2016, Converge Gallery has brought back this popular event which highlights the upcoming exhibitions slated for the rest of the year. The exhibition opening will be held on Friday, January 6th from 6-9pm. The exhibition runs from January 6th – January 28th, 2017.

“Wanderlust” will showcase a few pieces from each of the nine exhibiting artists in 2017 including Polish artist Rene Gortat, street artist John Breiner, vector artist Abner Harris, “Selfie” award winner Kate Paul, represented artists Tyler Coey and Matthew Rose, Lycoming College alumnus Michael Bell, dark portrait artist Dillon Samuelson, and emerging artist Bryan McGinnis.

This exhibition will include information about Converge Gallery’s annual juried exhibition, “Zeitgeist,” and an experimental mystery exhibition, “The L.A. (PA) Residency.” A collectors book showcasing the 2017 exhibitions will also be published and available for purchase at the opening. Pre-orders can be made at the gallery. See a gallery representative for more information.

This group exhibition exemplifies the gallery mission of making innovative, contemporary artwork accessible to those in Central Pennsylvania. It is a great way to plan your year and see a wide variety of works in person while meeting some of the exhibiting artists.

The opening reception for “WANDERLUST” will be held on Friday, January 6th from 6-9pm. Several artists featured in 2017 will be in attendance during the opening. The exhibition runs from January 6th – 28th, 2017 at Converge Gallery in downtown Williamsport.

Join the Gallery Insiders Club and get a sneak peek of the exhibition before the opening!

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Almost Anything Is Possible by Rene Gortat (Feb. 3rd – Feb. 25th):

Rene Gortat is a New York City-based artist of Polish descent currently working towards his MFA at Syracuse University. In 2012, he earned a BA in Art and a BA in Philosophy from Lycoming College in Pennsylvania, where he first discovered the satisfaction of creation as an artform.

At the age of nine, Rene and his family immigrated from a small village in Poland to a slightly bigger New York City. Throughout his life, Rene has moved, on average, once a year. This constant movement created a sense of adventure but also a sense of instability. His work reflects his relationship to travel, migration, and movement by focusing on the struggle between the certain and uncertain.

Prior to coming to Syracuse, Rene worked as an art handler where he had the opportunity to touch and examine works of art that are typically hidden behind glass, or otherwise forbidden to the touch. There he learned the level of professionalism and obsession required to create successful work.

This series of work explores the endless possibilities within a preset framework of limitations by celebrating the strength of creativity, determination, and obsession. Everyday experiences, interactions, philosophical thought, and random occurrences provide the groundwork for idea development.

During construction these items were treated as three dimensional objects, rather than traditional paintings. Layers of paint created coats of color. The variation in the thickness of the paint and medium allowed for a more sculptural approach. Hidden shapes and colors could be sanded back up to the surface to reveal a more organic substance to contrast the sharp geometric shapes. The gloss white frames control and shape how much of the the visual information is shared, as one would carefully choose words in order to create an appropriate sentence for a specific situation. This project directly mirrors the ideas and concepts needed for its own creation. The limitations of time, ability, mental power, opportunity, and personality are all revealed in the completed objects. Additional limitations were added voluntarily, in order to increase personal growth and encourage experimentation.

Maps are the foundation for this series and are based on my relationship to travel, migration and movement, which started at the age of nine when my family and I migrated from a small village in Poland to NYC. This displacement shattered my understanding of home. Ever since, I have been exploring various environments, searching for a place to call home.

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The Fungus Among Us by John Breiner (March 3rd – April 1st):

Growing up in New York with an early love for Comics, skateboarding and graffiti John has maintained a career as an Illustrator, fine artist, and muralist for well over two decades. While the focus of his personal work revolves around the reuse of found items, (specifically, old paper, books, and book jackets) he has also painted large-scale murals, various private commissions and designs, as well as curated a number of group art shows and installations.

John’s works have been exhibited internationally in Turkey, Italy, Switzerland and China, as well as nationally in New York City, Miami, Los Angeles, Washington D.C, Philadelphia and San Francisco.

After residing in New York City for the last 13 years, John is currently living and working as an artist and DJ in New York’s Hudson Valley region.

John Breiner’s work is highly inspired by nature, the passing of time, and the reclaiming of surfaces. For the last decade, books, salvaged paper, and found objects have been his work surfaces of choice. As an artist, he looks for a surface with stains and the telltale marks of a past life. He finds inspiration from yellowed paper, peeling paint, or a water-damaged surface. He sees these marks as a constant reminder that time stops for nothing. Almost exclusively discarded, John embraces these “lived” surfaces adding and subtracting layers to convey his own experiences and observations. His hope, in the end, is to create a seamless interaction with the piece, to join image to surface as naturally as possible and push it out into the world with a new story to tell.

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Hard Motion Painting By Abner Harris (April 7th – April 29th):

Abner Harris grew up in eastern Massachusetts. He attended the School of the Art Institute of Chicago receiving a Bachelors degree in Fine Arts in 1996. After leaving Chicago, Abner moved to the city of New York. In 1998 Abner moved to the United Kingdom where, at first, he lived west of London finding work, painting murals on moonwalks (bouncy castles) and as a model maker In Lego land. During the decade 1998·2008 Abner was showing his paintings regularly in pubs, dive bars, and galleries of London. In one bar, Camden, his work was featured in the film ‘Happy go Lucky’ by Mike Leigh. At The Foundry he exhibited in and co-organized an arts festival and appeared twice on ‘live from the Foundry on Resonance 104.4 FM. Around 2010 Abner began tracing his paintings with vector graphics. In 2011 he exhibited in the Art Complex Museum in Duxbury, Massachusetts. In 2015 he exhibited in the Moniker Art Fair in London. Coinciding with the Moniker show, a short film was made about Abner by Brazilian film maker, Matcelli D’Andrea.

Back when Abner was a kid, he used to walk all over the place. By the time he arrived at his destination he would always have collected a fist full of rubbish from the side of the road and made some sort of misguided contraption out of it. He was a doodler and defacer of classroom desks. While some grow out of this sort of thing he never did. He believes that is what art is about. Abner admits that he is no different than that old guy who’s still carving duck decoys or his wife who knits sweaters around trees. Painting however is more specific than a child’s playful creativity. So, it is necessary here to explain why he paints the things that he does. He has always been drawn to artwork with a fluid sense of motion and calligraphy from the English alphabet and alphabets of other languages. This writing, aside from the literal meaning, can tell a story with angles and swoops and stops. With his paintings, Abner has sought to tell little stories with the lines and shapes that make up more recognizable imagery, with a shape echoing a line or a color used for balance.

Today the world is in a state of flux. Demographically, meteorologically as well as technologically nothing seems immune to change and strong opinion. In times such as these it is tempting for artists to become partisan. Abner has always preferred to focus on the patterns and relationships born of such changing times in art as well as in life. He uses what he sees in the world allegorically when he does and roles are often shared or interchangeable. His subjects can be dreamlike and ambiguous but they obey his own laws of cause and effect, often in reaction to other recent paintings of his. For his purposes, a successful narrative is one in which he takes definable positions which can be seen from different perspectives. In other words, Abner would like to paint like a wise, open-minded historian, or a weak, ineffectual lawyer.

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Some Infinities By Kate Paul (May 5th – May 27th):

Born in upstate New York and raised in northern England, Kate Paul has had a varied art career involving photography, graphics and as a scenic painter for theatre and film before establishing her own commissioned painting business.

As a scenic painter, coming up through the guild system, life took her to Los Angeles where she met her “mister” at a scenery shop. Together they relocated to Seattle, WA where Kate started her own commission painting business in 1992. She and her “mister” relocated to his home state of Michigan in 1995.

As a commissioned mural painter you can find her work in many private residences and public venues, such as: Gest Omelets in West Bloomfield, Gilda’s Club in Royal Oak and the Royal Oak Public Library. She also works with projects for Suite Dreams, an organization that creates pleasing environments for children in need.

In addition to her mural work Kate has been working on her own fine art in painting, printmaking, encaustic and sculpture.

Her artwork can be seen in gallery shows including, The Scarab Club, Detroit Artist Market (Detroit, MI), Northville Art House (Northville, MI), Crooked Tree Arts Centre (Petosky, MI) and the Dennos Museum (Traverse City, MI), Kunsthandel Breunesse (Netherlands), Converge Gallery (Williamsport, PA) and on the syndicated PBS programme, “Detroit Performs”.

This collection of paintings, etchings and sculpture are in response to a series of work involving the “celestial”. It makes Kate think of great distances (infinities) and the idea of trying to understand such great expanses, such as the light from distant stars and our role in the greater cosmos. The wonder and confusion and the impossibility of understanding it all is her primary inspiration for making artwork. How can we understand infinity from our finite selves? There is a wealth of ideas that fuel her making as “some infinities”!

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Zeitgeist, A Juried Exhibition (June 2nd – July 15th):

Converge Gallery is excited to present its second annual juried exhibition for 2017. “Zeitgeist” is defined as being, “the general beliefs, ideas, and spirit of a time and place.” In recent years people have experienced so many abrupt and unremitting changes to the environment, social media, music, politics, social interaction, technology, etc. This exhibition will explore these beliefs and ideas in order to shed light on, not only the ever-changing world, but a similar place and time from many different perspectives. Submitting artists are asked to create an original piece of artwork in any medium based on current events around the world during the last 2 years, 2015 to 2017.

Awards include First Prize – $250 and 2018 solo exhibition at Converge Gallery. Second Prize – $150. Third Prize – $75. All entries that are not selected for the exhibition will be displayed as part on an online exhibition at www.convergegallery.com/zeitgeist.

This is a juried visual art competition and exhibition that is open to two-dimensional, three-dimensional, and digital artists who are over the age of 18, working in any medium, including painting, drawing, printmaking, metal or wood working, photography, sculpture and etching. Work may not exceed the size of 35” wide x 82” high unless it can be broken down and re-assembled within the gallery.

Jurors will rate each artist in the following categories: Style, Artistic Integrity, First Impression, Creativity, Originality, Inventiveness, Communication, Content, Design, Composition, Quality, Control of Medium, and creativity. Due to limited space, the gallery may only accept 30-40 entries for the exhibition.

Jurors include Penny Lutz; Director of The Gallery at Penn College, Richard Rinehart; Director of the Samek Art Museum, Dan Olivetti; Director of the Lore Degenstein Gallery at Susquehanna University, and Brice Brown; Curator at the Milton Art Bank.

For more information or to submit an entry, please visit www.convergegallery.com/zeitgeist

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…It’s Been A Bit… By Tyler Coey (July 21st – Aug 26th):

Tyler Coey is a Kansas City native, who after studying at Columbus College of Art & Design, returned to KC to pursue his creative endeavors. His figurative paintings explore technique, color, and shape. Looking deeper, aspects of the subjects are shielded by the very technique they are constructed from – retaining a certain secret, and distance, leaving the viewer to extract their emotion. Tyler Coey has created work for local, national, and international exhibitions with original paintings in collections worldwide.

Attention was quickly directed to the local gallery scene, which in turn lead to national, and international exhibitions. Coey’s pieces combine the brush work and technique of traditional painting with contemporary subjects and icons. Outside of fine art, he works days as an illustrator for C3, a children’s marketing agency.

In 2008 Tyler started “MUTT”, an art focused company that produces limited edition toys, accessories, and home products.

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Evidence By Matthew Rose (Sept 1st – Sept 30th):

Matthew Rose, American artist (1959 – ), lives and works in Paris, France. Known widely for his collage works and wall to wall to ceiling to floor installations, the artist graduated from Brown University (1981) with a degree in Semiotics/Linguistics. Over the years he has long pulled the weeds on words and meaning, pruning images with a willful imagination. Influenced by Americans Ray Johnson, Jasper Johns, Joseph Cornell and a handful of French surrealists, Rose works late hours ripping apart paper and bits of text to recast contemporary life into a specific, yet unbound book, what the artist calls his “theory of everything.”

Rose produces works on canvas, paper, board, as well as on bottles, books and objects. The objects can be discarded door buzzers (Chez Giselle, 2003) or his blank timepiece, Second Hand Clock (2007). In addition, the artist draws non-objective pieces like those from his Scribble Series (2004), which explored Abstract Expressionism and concluding with Johns’ neo-dada Pop or words, creating what the artist calls “word as image.” His collage works are highly compact dense narratives that detail the surreal adventure that awaits us in the dreamy fire and song of The End of the World. These works are typical of an obsessive nature the artist takes towards scissors, glue, charged juxtaposition and narrative discourse. The results are strangely beautiful; viewers eyes dance from one image and narrative passage to the other in a way not unlike reading.

Matthew Rose has exhibited wildly throughout the United States and Europe : The Art of Writing, 2005, Art Vitam, Miami, FL; PARIS/LA, 2005, Cache Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA; Herzschmerz, 2006, Tristesse Deluxe, Berlin; Spelling With Scissors, 2006, Capsule Gallery, Denver, CO; The Whole Truth, 2007, Gallery In The Field, Brandon, VT; A Kick in The Kunst, 2008, Galerie Rossella Junck, Berlin; The End of the World, Wm Turner Gallery, Atlanta Georgia; Confessions, 2009, Janet Miller Gallery, Cape May, NJ; Cutters, 2009, Cinders Gallery, Brooklyn, NY; Masters Collage, 2010, Northern Kentucky University. In 2010, the artist filled the a two-floor exhibition space at The Orange Dot Gallery in London in his Scared But Fresh. God & Country, STORIE, September 2011; After The Flood, Converge Gallery 2012 and TODAY IS TOMORROW, La Belle Hortense, Paris, an exhibition that was completely sold out.

Matthew Rose also conceived and launched the ongoing, global exhibition A BOOK ABOUT DEATH in September 2009 at The Emily Harvey Foundation Gallery in NYC, NY. The exhibition brought together some 500 artists from all over the world in a massive and free exhibition of art works. Since that initial exhibition more than 25 exhibitions have been staged, each another chapter in this world wide book; the entire project has brought together some 5000 artists. Please see: http://abookaboutdeath.blogspot.com/ and http://abookaboutdeatharchive.blogspot.com/

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Two Faced By Michael Bell and Dillon Samuelson (Oct. 6th – Oct. 28th):

Dillon:

Dillon Samuelson’s work is an exploration of human experience and emotion, through storytelling and the outward manifestation of that which is often kept internal. I am interested in expressing emotional content as well as ideas of isolation, manhood and the romanticization of violence in our culture. These themes appear in my artwork through figurative representation, exploring the inner workings of man by displaying it outwardly. The imagery is often distorted and symbolic rather than that of strict realism or visual likeness, using loose marks and obscurity to express a sense of the psyche. Most of the work is self-portraiture or personal friends in order to give an intimate look into the individual’s perceived experience, as well as share my own self-examination and search for self-knowledge.

Dillon Samuelson is a painter and illustrator who currently lives and works in York, Pennsylvania. He graduated from the Fine Art program at York College of Pennsylvania in 2014, and the following year was awarded the third annual Appell Arts Fellowship at Marketview Arts. His work has been shown in regional exhibitions and his illustrations have appeared in books and comics, accompanying the writing of authors such as Ted Kelsey and Erik Arneson.

Michael:

Michael Bell is a renowned American artist (b. 1971), best known for his cinematic, narrative series works and for his infamous portrait painting clientele, which includes reputed Mob Boss John Gotti and numerous actors from hit crime shows and mob movies such as the Sopranos, Goodfellas, A Bronx Tale and more.
Bell has always been naturally gifted in art, winning 1st Place in the first art show he ever entered at the age of five. As an emerging artist Bell spent a lot of his time in and around New York City studying art with his maternal grandmother, Violet Vallery, a self-taught artist from Lyndhurst, New Jersey. This is when Bell began to explore life’s psychological issues through his paintings.

“Bell’s works are often the mirror to a tragic world, but they deepen our humanity through psychology, ghostly brushwork and a personal color palette that draws on memories and silent echoes from the artist’s own dark, turbulent past.” – Martin Cid, Editor in Chief, Yareah International Arts Magazine.

“I believe the most important job of an artist is to draw a line from your life to your art that is straight and clear. My line can be traced back to my passion for bringing dramatic stories to life in a realistic fashion. My work serves as a medium through which the audience can safely explore the dangerous and complex world I grew up around, where innocence and morality are often blurred. While I spend a lot of time on the surface, it’s the inside of my subjects that I’m really after. Mysteries and secrets abound.” – Michael Bell

Bell holds a BFA from Lycoming College, a M.Ed. in Art Education from Towson University.

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The L.A. Residency (LOCAL ACCESS) Nov. 3rd – Nov. 25th:

Internationally acclaimed Australian Pop painter Johnny Romeo and Converge Gallery, Williamsport, are proud to announce the launch of their latest joint venture, THE LA RESIDENCY (LOCAL ACCESS). Opening on November 3, THE LA RESIDENCY is an exciting new community art project that showcases some of Pennsylvania’s leading artistic talent in a completely new and forward-thinking way.

THE LA RESIDENCY is the creative brainchild of Johnny Romeo, and brings together an eclectic and dynamic line-up of 12 Pennsylvania based artists. The project features Chad Andrews, Daniel Berberich, Andrea Mcdonough Varner, Matthew Rose, Jeremiah Johnson, Kurt Hermann, John McKaig, Mark Loughney, Brian Spies, Tyler Coey, Liz Parish, and Mike Eagan, alongside Johnny Romeo and his Sydney based artist assistant Abigail Atienza. Curated by Romeo, the line-up of participating artists each represent a distinct and electrifying voice within the contemporary Pennsylvanian art scene. From the surrealism of Mark Loughney and Liz Parish, to the Pop collages of Matthew Rose, THE LA RESIDENCY draws on a diverse and thrilling cross-spectrum of art-making practices. A firm believer in supporting emerging talent, Romeo will also hand-select works from local college and university students to be featured in the show.

Each of the participating artists have contributed 10 small works on paper to be exhibited. Given only 15 – 30 minutes to complete the works, THE LA RESIDENCY offers artists the freedom to remain as true to their style as the short time frame allows, while openly encouraging them to embrace immediacy and a gestural approach to art-making. The paper works exhibited are characterised by a liberating sense of looseness and urgency that sees artists moving out of their comfort zones, highlighting the artistic process at its most raw and spontaneous.

Shifting away from the often personality-driven world of the art market, all of the paper works featured are unsigned and priced at $50. In making each artist essentially anonymous, Johnny Romeo and Converge Gallery have given the community the unique opportunity to engage with artworks on a completely intuitive level. THE LA RESIDENCY aims to democratize art, allowing audiences to develop their own sense of the value of works based on their own emotional connections and reactions to the pieces, without reputations and market-values dictating how one should feel and for what price.

THE LA RESIDENCY aspires to capture the wide-eyed wonderment of discovery that we experience as children. All of the works presented are wrapped in a plastic sleeve that resemble those that cover comic book issues, an allusion to Romeo’s own youth and his early love of characters such as Batman and Spiderman. By simulating this experience within a fine art context, THE LA RESIDENCY hopes to spark a sense of joy within audiences discovering artists and works for the first time.

The name ‘LOCAL ACCESS’, in this sense, perfectly encapsulates the collective aims of Johnny Romeo and Converge Gallery. THE LA RESIDENCY allows local audiences to access and purchase art made in their own backyard, and engage meaningfully with the art world. Conversely, local artists are given the opportunity to access and develop relationships with fellow creatives, while showcasing the vibrancy of the Pennsylvanian art scene.

THE LA RESIDENCY (LOCAL ACCESS) is a bold and ambitious community project that reinvigorates the way artists and audiences alike interact with art. Expertly curated and masterminded by Australia’s leading Pop artist, THE LA RESIDENCY is a glorious celebration Pennsylvania’s rich and vibrant artistic community.

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State Of The Art By Bryan McGinnis (Dec. 1st – Dec. 23rd):

State of the Art is a two part exhibition. This solo show includes McGinnis’ Projects, President and Man Made. The exhibition bonds both collections with emphasis on the identity of American president. Historic and American subject matters are frequently explored throughout his work, for it serves as a learning tool. The research is just as important and valuable to the art as the paint is to the canvas.

Project President is a series of painting paper cut-outs. Each piece portrays a separate president using acrylic paint, paper, and a combination of negative and positive space. The paintings transform from abstract designs to geometric recognizable figures. The ramification of lines and deliberate pairings of layers are based on juxtaposition of colors and occasionally content. Project President is a playful interplay between solid and void spaces that delicately create a visual performance. For McGinnis, Project President is a labor of love. While little technology is dependent for this series, the physical impact of cutting each line is extensive; however, the manual actions take you back to a time where tools were found in a box and not on a computer.
Man Made is a series of inkblot-like designs depicting late American icons such as John F. Kennedy and Abraham Lincoln. The inkblot formations are arranged over densely textured fields of obscure rock-like shapes as well as gritty sand. The materials enhance a vision of complex masculine qualities, which serve to further build upon an appreciation of his own masculine identity.
Bryan is from Levittown, Pennsylvania, commonly known as the first modern suburb of the United States. He earned a Bachelor of Arts at Lycoming College with concentrations in Painting and Photography. His interests in art came at a young age where he was then able to train his talents and pursue an education and life style within the arts.

Bryan’s art is highly influenced by American History. Mostly concentrating with historic American politics, he paints with respect and an objective to acquire the realistic American beginnings
that were often sugarcoated in his public education. Many of his works center on American presidents. Various other presidents are finding themselves incorporated in his work as he expends outside of his comfort circle.

Bryan’s pieces can be described as representational, conceptual, abstract and contemporary. He is able to tie together both ideological and personal beliefs and distort them in multi-layered conceptual pieces. The finished composition is playful in a sense that he enjoys approaching his work by accumulating mediums at the surface. His artistic style often differs in medium, yet stays conceptually historically based. Bryan does not limit his mediums, instead he diversifies his pieces with: acrylic paints, ink, photography, and ceramics.

 

Past Exhibitions

  • Expectations: A Showcase of 2016 Artists | January 7th – 30th
  • The Story of Job | Job Johnson February 5th – 27th
  • Models Of Temporal Consciousness | Juan Arata March 4th – 26th
  • I Still Love You | Dean Landry April 1st – 30th
  • Just Another Sentient Being | John McKaig May 6th -28th
  • Selfie | An open call, juried exhibition June 3rd – July 16th
  • You’re Messin’ With the Wrong Guy | Curt Miller July 22nd – August 27th
  • Craig Kaufman & Luana Cleveland | 34 Trips Around the Sun September 2nd – October 1st
  • Hot Feet | Kurt Herrmann October 7th – 29th
  • Lincoln: The Freedom Series | Johnny Romeo November 4th – 26th
  • Letters From Desolation Row | Mark Loughney | Curated by Johnny Romeo November 4th – 26th
  • This Region – This Time | Chad Andrews December 2nd – 23rd
  • Beneath the Mattress featuring Anna Kell & Liz Parrish | November 20th – December 19th
  • Full Color Buzzkill featuring ClockWorkBox & FCK H8 featuring M. A. Morgan | October 16th – November 14th
  • TV Land print exhibition and book release featuring Johnny Romeo September 18th – October 10th
  • Through Nature | Neil Anderson July 17th – September 12th
  • ‘Outside the Lines’ featuring Matthew Parrish & Jonathan Frey | June 5 – July 11, 2015
  • Lipstick Collars & Power Couples | Damon McCloskey May 1 – through May 30, 2015
  • Pressure Washing: An Indiscreet but Satisfying Rapture | Matthew Rose March 6 – April 25, 2015
  • Almost Human | Curated by Deianira Tolema November 21, 2014 – February 28, 2015
  • Almost Human | Curated by Deianira Tolema November 21, 2014 – February 28, 2015
  • Absence of Evidence | Anthony Cervino September 5 – November 1, 2014
  • Metamorphic | Curated by Kasey Lyon July 11 – August 2, 2014
  • Art Now NY | Curated by Joseph Gross May 2 – July 5, 2014
  • Drawing Breath | Lawrence Charles Miller April 3 – 26, 2014
  • Scope NYC  Booth B03 March 6 – 9, 2014
  • Very Much So | Trey Speegle March 1 – 29, 2014
  • Objects to Place | Chad Andrews January 9 – February 22, 2014
  • Outside In | Anthony Cervino, Michael Darough, Greg McLemore, Lawrence Charles Miller, Kimberly Witham November 1 – December 22, 2013
  • Fountain Art Fair Chicago September 20 – 22, 2013
  • No Absolute State | Ryan Hewett | New York City, NY September 12 – 19, 2013
  • Below the Surface September 5 – October 31, 2013
  • The Letters | Matthew Rose July 5 – August 31, 2013
  • Uprising May 2 – June 29, 2013
  • Fountain Art Fair New York March 8 – 10, 2013
  • Suspended In Time | Jonathan Frazier, Amy Abattoir, Casey Snyder, Bradley Shoemaker, Lynn Estomin, Jeremiah Johnson and Holly Patton Shull February 28 – April 27, 2013
  • Never Enough | Jeremiah Johnson February 7 – 14, 2013
  • In Story | Joanne Landis January 3 – February 23, 2013
  • Abstractions | Howard Tran, Hanna Leah Gibbs, John Nicholson January 3 – February 23, 2013
  • Sinners & Saints November 1, 2012 – December 22, 2013
  • Remaining Relentless | Matthew Ryan Sharp, Yosiell Lorenzo, Tyler Coey, Brent Nolasco Septenber 6 – October 27, 2012
  • Underground | Bushwick, NY August 10, 2012
  • Sleeping Giants | Jennifer Gunlock June 29 – August 25, 2012
  • After the Flood | Matthew Rose June 29 – August 25, 2012
  • The 88 | Clockworkbox June 29 – August 25, 2012
  • Light & Form | Roger Shipley June 29 – August 25, 2012
  • Beyond Life & Death | Jeremiah Johnson May 18 – June 23, 2012
  • WeeGee | Rick Prol April 5 – April 28, 2012
  • Better Than Nothing | Broken Dayton Machine March 1 – 31, 2012
  • From Paul Kostabi with Love | Paul Kostabi February 2 – 25, 2012
  • Here Be Monsters | Liz Parrish January 5 – 28, 2012
  • From Life | Daniel Dallman December 1 – 31, 2011
  • Sublime Grey | Craig Kaufman, Luana Cleveland, Spencer Gregory November 3 – 28, 2011
  • A Cut Off the Old Block October 1 – 29, 2011
  • Today & Now | Steve Hirsch September 1 – 29, 2011
  • Water | August 5 – 27, 2011
  • Oops on Purpose | July 1 – July 30, 2011
  • Converge Gallery at Context Miami Booth E63 | Miami, FL December 2 – 7, 2014
  • Ignite | featuring Ekaterina Panikanova at the Pajama Factory Saturday, July 26, 2014
  • Scope NYC  Booth B03 March 6 – 9, 2014
  • Fountain Art Fair Chicago September 20 – 22, 2013
  • No Absolute State | Ryan Hewett | New York City, NY September 12 – 19, 2013
  • Fountain Art Fair New York March 8 – 10, 2013
  • Never Enough | Jeremiah Johnson New York City, NY February 7 – 14
  • Underground | Bushwick, NY August 10, 2012
  • Fountain Art Fair New York March 9-11, 2012

 

CG Projects

For a few short months in 2014-2015, Converge Gallery operated a sister gallery space called CG Projects. CG Projects was created to test new initiatives and better utilize the gallery space to host multiple exhibitions at the same time. Below is a list of exhibitions that CG Projects hosted from July, 2014 to February, 2015.

Tracy Piper

Your Love is Wild | Tracy Piper

January 2 – February 28

Opening Reception Friday, January 2 at 6pm
140 West Fourth St., Williamsport, PA 17701

About the Exhibition:
‘Your Love is Wild’ is a tribute to love in all it’s forms. Passionate, fervent love, the kind of love deemed dangerous by the status quo. Exposed fully for our viewing pleasure, ‘Your Love is Wild’ is a discovery of sexuality; born from informational interviews conducted by the artist with her subjects. Her models are asked to strip their ideas of shame, let go, and emerge themselves into their wild sides. At times this means shedding their skins and becoming a creature of their choosing and at others allowing the animal that is the sensuous human come to the forefront.

With this on-going series of narrative paintings Tracy Piper continues her work within her community of sex-positive performers, artists and friends. She carries on the healthy tradition of putting sexuality at the forefront of the artistic world, but adds a colorful, playful twist that could only be born from a San Franciscan circus performer turned fine artist.

Misako Oba

Beyond the Journey of Light and Life | Misako Oba

November 7 – November 29

Opening Reception Friday, November 7 at 6pm
140 West Fourth St., Williamsport, PA 17701

About the Exhibition:
Beyond the Journey of Light and Life, the latest series of new work from Japanese encaustic artist and photographer Misako Oba, explores human life as a journey, and is a metaphor for our lives. It is both a deep examination of soul and an exploration of universal experiences. In Oba’s work you will often find the contrast of darkness and light. Oba is drawn to light(s); natural lights such as stars or sun shines and also artificial ones such as lights in cityscapes. Oba’s work is also conceptual and suggesting perspective.

Johnny Romeo

Icons | Johnny Romeo

October 3rd – November 15th

Opening Reception Friday, October 3 at 6pm
140 West Fourth St., Williamsport, PA 17701

About the Exhibition:
Icons, the exhilarating latest series from internationally acclaimed Australian Pop painter Johnny Romeo, is a playfully irreverent exploration of youthful nostalgia, kitsch and pop culture. Featuring a list of beloved childhood icons curated by art director Casey Gleghorn of CG Projects, Romeo has returned with some of the most bombastic and gloriously Pop paintings of his career.

Liz Parrish

Ghosts in the Smoke | Liz Parrish

August 7th – September 27th

Opening reception: Thursday, August 7th
140 West Fourth St., Williamsport, PA 17701

About the Exhibition:
The works on display are a combination of story-telling, magical thinking, irrelevance, imagination, and humor.The feeling of the artist to be “watched by things” is what connects the different creatures, half human and half animals, half alive and half dead, that are typical of her imagery to reality. Ghosts, demons and other supernatural entities hidden behind the veil of thin air constitute the fulcrum of this discussion about art, memory, symbolism, dream, perception and even psychology. The references that can be easily identified in this body of works are suspended between ancient art, the figures that populate the margins of the medieval illuminated manuscripts and a reinterpretation of the modern illustrations of fairy tales. The implied suggestions in her work are meant to strike the subconscious of the viewer.

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Show Your Teeth | Tyler Coey

Friday, July 11 – August 2nd

Opening Reception Friday, July 11 at 6pm
140 West Fourth St., Williamsport, PA 17701

About the Artist
Tyler Coey is a Kansas City born and raised artist. After studying at Columbus College of Art and Design in Ohio, Tyler returned to KC and settled in the Crossroads District.

Attention was quickly directed to the local gallery scene, which in turn lead to national, and international exhibitions. Coey’s pieces combine the brush work and technique of traditional painting with contemporary subjects and icons. Outside of fine art, he works days as an illustrator for C3, a children’s marketing agency.

In 2008 Tyler started “MUTT”, an art focused company that produces limited edition toys, accessories, and home products.