Sandy Bennett Art Gallery

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About the Exhibit

Stefan Knapp Post-War Expressionism
Panel Selections from the "Alexander's Mural
Exhibit Dates: August 10 - September 30
Receptions: Wednesday, August 15 • 4PM-6PM & Thursday, September 13th • 7PM-9PM
Location: Sandy Bennett Art Gallery

Experience a part of Bergen County's history when the “Alexander’s Mural” is put on display in the Sandy Bennett Art Gallery in bergenPAC.

The mural by artist Stefan Knapp was installed on the Alexander’s building in Paramus in 1964. Today each panel is an example of Post-War Expressionism that can be enjoyed as individual works of art.

Stefan Knapp, a Polish holocaust survivor, said the mural was inspired by his experiences escaping to England where he became a WWII RAF pilot.  The exhibit provides an up-close view of Knapp's unique firing technique; the panels were assembled and painted with stunning combinations of transparent, opal and opaque patented enamels of vibrant colors.

Knapp is considered one of the greatest post-war visionaries of the possibilities of integrating art and architecture. He became internationally renowned for his monumental projects that transformed urban landscape into vibrant environments. The Knapp mural panels are part of the Bergen Museum's collection.

Upcoming Shows

October: Debi Jackson

November-December: Jeremy Lebled

About the Gallery

The Sandy Bennett Art Gallery at The Bergen Performing Arts Center is dedicated to exhibiting the work of artists of all ages and backgrounds and enriching the community through the fine arts. It is funded through the support of patrons. Many exhibited pieces are for sale and 30% of the proceeds go to further the mission of bergenPAC and the gallery.

Gallery Hours:
Monday-Friday: 11am-6pm
Saturday: 12pm-4pm

Exhibits displayed in the Sandy Bennett Art Gallery are held to the highest professional standards. If you are interested in exhibiting in the Sandy Bennett Art Gallery please email [email protected].

For purchasing inquiries please contact Helene, at [email protected] or 201-816-8160, ext. 18.

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The Performing Arts School

The Performing Arts School provides arts education to students age 3 months to 21 years throughout Northern New Jersey. With classes in all types of performing arts, outreach programs throughout the state, and programming for children with special needs, every donation helps create more opportunities for new artists.

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