Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Dripping in Decadence New Paintings by Miss Dabree at the Paul Vincent Gallery Opening Reception November 14, 2010


Hoboken, NJ November 14, 2010 Paul Vincent Gallery proudly presents painter Debbie Manville A.K.A. Miss Dabree. We invite you to join us on Sunday November 14, 2010, 3pm-7pm to view a full body of work that she’s been mastering. Our Gallery hours are by appointment only.

Debbie Manville A.K.A. Miss Dabree is a multi-media artist who currently lives in Jersey City, NJ. Inspired by art from 1940 to present, her work blends together elements of bright colors, graphics that pop and words to formulate meaning. She believes that art is it’s own form of communication and therefore, each piece’s meaning is made within the viewer’s mind, much like a Rorschach test. There is no wrong answer.

Debbie’s series began as an experiment to see how well she could replicate very old images into large forms of acrylic on canvas. Being halves and pieces of images, they juxtapose some ideas and invent others. Some of the images are upside down, some very short, some used merely for shape, color or texture. Her work is always colorful and filled with images, words and ideas that she would want to look at.

There is an element of beauty involved and depicted as glamorous for the advertisements of the 1940’s. In media, beauty is often put on a pedestal, with the viewer absorbing only that, forgetting true beauty comes from the within. On the other hand, she likes using women’s images as they are curvy and enticing, which is absolutely necessary, as it keeps our existence viable. This show was almost named, “Et tu, beauté?”

What makes this series work is the combination of graphics vs. words vs. photographs. This makes you subliminally understand that it is not all one art form. It is mixed media, mixed messages and mixed meaning. Being a human, your mind wants to make a story that is identifiable from abstraction. There is no story to read, only a feeling, which is expressed in an internal and subliminal way.

Debbie believes most paintings make a sound through thoughts processed while looking at it. She especially likes the idea of silence coming from a painting because then it gives you a chance to think. There is no exact meaning or definition to these as it is impossible to sum up what she is trying to say unless you read it as a whole. There is no translation, like from language to language. What you see is the communication and it sounds and says exactly what you see.

The Paul Vincent Gallery/Spitfyre Productions is committed to bringing high quality art and entertainment to the city of Hoboken and its surrounding areas. They strive to continue building a community of people who celebrate culture and excellence in the arts. In addition to exhibitions, the gallery hosts figure drawing sessions every Tuesday night, open jam sessions/open mics, and is the new host to the Hudson County Film Forum. The space is close to 2000sqft and is located at 49 Harrison Street, Hoboken NJ 07030.

Monday, October 11, 2010

A New Kind of Science - A solo show by Orlando Reyes

Paul Vincent Gallery proudly presents painter, Orlando Reyes, and his first solo exhibition in 3 years. The opening reception will take place Sunday October 17, 2010, 3pm-7pm.

Gallery hours are by appointment only.

Orlando Reyes is a painter, curator and arts entrepreneur residing in Jersey City, New Jersey. His paintings are experimental compositions of chemical reactions, in which paint fractals manifest as studies of life, lin...e and nature.

When he is not painting, Orlando Reyes is managing his critically acclaimed gallery, collaborating with artists, and curating shows. In 2003, he founded the 58 Gallery, a space where artists gather to exchange ideas toward the cultural revival of the Jersey City art scene. Since its inception, the primary focus of the gallery has been to fill the gap created by the elitism of the New York art market, prioritizing creativity and innovation. 58 Gallery has hosted over 200 artists in more than 200 shows, and continues to be a centerpiece in the New Jersey/New York contemporary art scene.

Please join us for this amazing event.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

"Exposure" at Paul Vincent Gallery

SPITFYRE Productions and Guest Curator Joe Russo



49 Harrison St

Hoboken NJ 07030






Hoboken, NJ September 1, 2010Spitfyre Prductions of Paul Vincent Gallery, enthusiastically presents “Exposure”, a coming together of thirty photographers from Jersey City. The exhibit, running Sunday the 12th of September, has been co-curated by Joe Russo and Tara Thurber.

Quickly becoming Hudson county’s favorite independent gallery, Paul Vincent Gallery, located at 49 Harrison Street, in Hoboken, NJ, and Jersey City based photographer, Joe Russo , team up to create a visual experience consisting only of local photographers. Russo came to Tara Thurber and Virginia Kamenitzer, founders of Spitfyre Productions, seeking a place to show the many talented eyes that reside in Jersey City. Spitfyre and Paul Vincent Gallery continually search for ways to bridge the gap between these talented sister-cities. Together with Russo, Paul Vincent Gallery, housed within the walls of Hoboken’s own photo rental studio , Paul Vincent Studios, present Exposure.

Featured Artists Include:

joe russo, tara thurber, virginia kamenitzer, paul belas, mike mcnamara

river clark, dylan egon, eric harvey brown, john crittenden, jesse caldwell

tunde cseke, michael sta. maria, christina cruz, mr. afternoon, haas colby

anna vakhilt, dorian alvarez, emily pryzybylinski, beth achenbach

colleen gutwein, yvonne vairma, erin hannan, mike mandraccia

laura desantis olson, david sullivan, matt piccolo, pat byrne, frank krumie

adrien de martini, laura gravenstine, and johanna rhyins

The Paul Vincent Gallery is committed to bringing high quality art and entertainment to the City of Hoboken and its surrounding areas. They strive to continue building a community of people who celebrate culture and excellence in the arts. In addition to exhibitions, the gallery hosts figure drawing sessions every Tuesday night, yoga classes, open jam sessions/open mics, and the new host to the Hudson County Film Forum. The space is close to 2000sqft and is located at 49 Harrison Street, Hoboken NJ 07030.

JCFridays - Port-O Lounge

PORT-O LOUNGE PORT-O LOUNGE presents “Little America” with photographers Virginia Kamenitzer experimenting with proportion to illustrate tiny people in big worlds and Adrien De Martini capturing the beauty of every day scenes in rural America. Curated by Tara Thurber V3.vision.verb.vibe


Reggae Yoga starts Monday September 13th!!!

Come on out for Reggae Flow yoga with Ryahhh Yoga. This is an all-level Vinyasa with fluid breathe and righteous alignment. "One Love, One Heart, Let's get together and feel all right!" Bob Marley said it best…these important words are honored throughout this whole practice! We are looking to provide a compassionate space for introspective practice! At Paul Vincent Studios, Spitfyre Productions is hosting a workshop to retreat f...rom the "concrete jungle" to come back to ones true nature and irie energy. Conscious lyrics and intention uplift thought out the class. Satisfy your soul… “I and I” is encouraged to listen to your own body intelligence within the poses, enjoying the unique journey. Truly a natural high!

Please bring your own mats. Water will be available to purchase.

This is a 4-week workshop happening every Monday from 7-9pm.
Cost is $25 per class or $85 for all 4 classes.
Please bring cash or check to first class.


We are looking forward to meeting you!
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Friday, August 27, 2010


Come on out to Paul Vincent Gallery on Sunday, August 29th, and have fun, or you'll die from it.

We're revisiting the "Sunday Matinee" type shows of yesteryear, with the following bands performing (order to be determined):


Man vs. Wild



Basically just a bunch of dudes who like having a good time, and want to have a good time with you. Come the hell out, have a helluva good time, hell, hell hell hell!

Also, this will be THUNDERLORD's last show for a while on account of the singer is moving away to become a fisherman, hopefully of the alphabet, where he will find some lowercase letters. None of what you just read is true. Except for the last show for a while part. THUNDERLORD will continue making music and playing shows, just at a slower pace than they already are (and, dare I say, they're a bunch of slow pokes).

$5 donation to the Paul Vincent space, because without places like this, where else would we be able to not only get cultured, but act the fool?