Burlington City, NJ – In Alexander Carlbon’s Burlington City studio, expressions of abstraction are the scene from which he works. But throughout February, his abstract expressionism will be on exhibit at the Lyceum Hall Center for the Arts in Burlington City.

On Feb. 10, from 6-9 p.m., the Lyceum will be hosting a Meet the Artist reception.

Calling the exhibit “The Doors of Perception” is not only based on the philosophical essay by Aldous Huxley, but Carlbon has actually painted doors. In place of canvas, for several of his pieces he has transformed functional, antique doors into bursts of liquid color.

The young modern abstract expressionist has spent the last six years traveling between Northern California and the East Coast, and now has large art collections to share in both locations.

He studied at the Academy of Art in San Francisco and Sierra College in Rocklin, California. His work has been featured in the album art of multiple indie bands, displayed in colleges and galleries across New Jersey and California.

“His uniquely developed technique redefines the incorporation of different mediums including paints, ink, enamels and resin, to create visually stimulating depictions of raw emotions. The influence of human behavior, dreams, and nature, weave their way through the vibrantly, atmospheric pieces,” said his manager Gaetana Grey.

“I think that art has the potential to heal us and teach us, and that we are here on this planet to be inspired and learn and be fascinated by what we can do. Art has the ability to transform and reflect human consciousness. I believe this is opening our minds by showing us the intricacies of the world we live in – when we choose to notice it,” Carlbon said.

Lyceum Hall Center for the Arts’ team is working toward a resurgence of the Lyceum as a hot spot for the arts in Burlington County. With new artistic directors Patty Howard and Barbara Fisher, there are plans for concerts, exhibits and art classes as well as activities that are a resource for children and adults who are interested in the arts.

 Carlbon’s exhibit will be one of the first shows for the new team as they work to revive the arts in Burlington City.

The Lyceum Hall Center for the Arts is at 432 High St. and is open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. Night and weekend visits may be made by appointment by calling 609-239-0029.

For more information about classes, concerts and exhibits go to thelyceumhall.com

ArtPride New Jersey is also headquartered at the The Lyceum. The ArtPride New Jersey Foundation co-sponsors Discover Jersey Arts, the Alliance for Arts & Health NJ, and Art Matters with the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. For more information about the nonprofit ArtPride New Jersey, its programs and services, visit ArtPrideNJ.com

Burlington County Times, February 3, 2017