David Abecassis brings an exhibition entitled “Candles,” to the Teaneck General Store, 502A Cedar Lane, Teaneck, NJ 07666 - ph: 201-530-5046, on July 14th.
Educated at York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M.F.A., Ontario College of Art and Design, Florence, Italy and Ontario College of Art and Design, Toronto, Canada, he has shown independently and with artist collectives such as Green Thumb Art Collective, Truck Stop 12, Amistad and The Collective Unconscious in commercial galleries and artist run spaces. Some Canadian galleries include Mercer Union, The Propeller Gallery, York Quay Gallery at Harborfront, Spin Gallery and Forest City Gallery. Recent group shows have been at Gavin Brown Passerby, 440 gallery in Brooklyn, The New York Armory, Exit Art, The Arts Guild of New Jersey and most recently at the Bronx River Art Center.
Andrew Cotton, found himself intrigued by the art he saw outside public New York City arenas when he moved to America nine years ago. “I thought it was interesting; we didn’t have that in the UK,” said Cotton.
Thus inspired by the generous access to art around the city and the galleries to which he had been exposed, Cotton decided to create a moving art venue that would grant city residents and tourists with magnificent displays of not only his own work, but the work of independent artists around the city.
“It’s been evolving very organically, but we’re still in the early stages of our work,” explained Cotton. “But it is going very well.”
The gallery appears to ground its foundation in creativity and innovation. It started 18 months ago in an old food trailer, which had once served as an ice cream truck. Determined to solidify his vision, Cotton “gutted it, painted it, and turned it into a rolling gallery studio space.” Since then, it has received a tremendous response from visitors.
“We have a bright future ahead of us,” said Cotton. “I plan to do projects with other artists, host charity auctions and other fund raisers, and continue to provide people with a forum where they have access to great art.”
To find where the truck will be next, visit www.andrewcottonart.com