Ward-Nasse Gallery Debuts Double Exhibition 'Travellers Tales,' Featuring New Artworks by English Painter John Harrison and American Pop Art Painter Anthony J. Coffey

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Beginning April 9th Ward-Nasse Gallery hosts Travellers Tales, a double exhibition featuring new paintings from acclaimed English painter John Harrison and American pop art painter Anthony J. Coffey. The showing kicks off in earnest with an opening reception on Saturday, April 11th from 6:30pm to 9:30pm, and will include appearances by the artists and entertainment by DJ CodeSlicer from inLoop Events

Beginning April 9th Ward-Nasse Gallery hosts Travellers Tales, a double exhibition featuring new paintings from acclaimed English painter John Harrison and American pop art painter Anthony J. Coffey. The showing kicks off in earnest with an opening reception on Saturday, April 11th from 6:30pm to 9:30pm, and will include appearances by the artists and entertainment by DJ CodeSlicer from inLoop Events.

Travellers Tales features over 20 new paintings and limited edition prints from the artists. The Travellers Tale theme refers to the inspiration both artists found in their own world travels and, according to gallery director Harry Nasse: “How serendipity played a role in the lives of these two unique and innovative artists. Each found a particular way to connect events creatively and perceptively throughout their travels and how it manifests in their art.”

Travel has been a focus for both artists and has honed in particular their abilities to distill into an artistic perspective their observations of the wide world, its peoples and the adventures, understanding and personal stories to be gathered from both.

The Saturday, April 11th opening reception is a highly anticipated affair. In addition to the opportunity to meet the artists, DJ CodeSlicer will provide a program of electronic music entertainment.

About John Harrison
John Harrison is an English artist who exhibits internationally and is now based in New York. He has worked in a diverse range of media. As a painter working in oils and watercolor, he has exhibited in America, Africa, South America and Europe, as well as in the UK. He has produced illustrations for books in watercolor and mixed media.

As a photographer, Mr. Harrison has produced documentary photography, highlighting the work done by aid organizations such as Skillshare Africa, UNICEF and various de-mining organizations. As a lecturer in the Visual Arts, he has worked in the UK and Africa, including helping to set up a center of excellence in the visual arts in Mozambique.

Mr. Harrison's works appear in private collections around the world. Selected works from the artist's collection can be viewed online at johnharrisonartist.com.

About Anthony J. Coffey
Professional artist Anthony James Coffey was born July 10, 1967 in Boone, North Carolina and currently lives and works in New York City. He received a BS degree from UNC - Appalachian State University, completed an Art Foundation exchange program at Cardiff Institute School of Art and Design in Wales, and received a BFA degree from the Art Institute of Boston.

Several paintings by Mr. Coffey are included in the “Artine Artinian Collection of North Carolina Self-Portraits,” held by the Appalachian Cultural Museum. In 2000, Mr. Coffey was in the group exhibition “The Darkside” at CBGB 313 Gallery, and in 2010 he participated in “Subtle Arrangements,” a group art project curated by Basak Malone at Gelabert Gallery.

Selected works from the artist's collection can be viewed online at anthonycoffey.com. He is represented by Green Tara Group, LLC.

About Ward-Nasse Gallery
The Ward-Nasse Gallery is a non-profit artist administered art gallery space for visual, spoken and performing arts in New City City's SoHo neighborhood. Originally founded by Harry Nasse in Boston in the '60s, the gallery moved to New York City in 1970 and has since evolved into one of the city's most respected and beloved alternative spaces in the arts scene. Annual attendance exceeds 15,000 visitors, who enjoy exhibitions and programs in all modes of contemporary art, from traditionally executed works to more experimental art forms.

Ward-Nasse Gallery is located at 178 Prince Street, New York, NY 10012. Find additional information online at wardnasse.org.

Travellers Tales: April 9th – April 30th, 2015
Opening reception Saturday, April 11th 6:30pm – 9:30pm
Ward-Nasse Gallery @ 178 Prince Street, New York, NY 10012

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Tatiana Mikhailenko
Green Tara Group, LLC
866-546-1371
tatiana(at)greentaragroup(dot)com

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