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Clifton Arts Center Presents…
Urban Tribal Art Exhibit

CLIFTON, NJ – The Clifton Arts Center presents Urban Tribal an art exhibit and sale of artwork by the sculptor and contemporary artist, Dan Fenelon. The exhibit opens on Wednesday, May 4th, 2016 through May 28th, 2016. There will be a reception open to the public on Thursday, May 5th from 5 pm-7 pm.

The exhibit Urban Tribal fuses different cultural styles together to pose the question, are we still tribal at heart? Influenced by Aztec, Aborigine, African, modernism and street art and faced with the complexity of modern civilization, Dan Fenelon still feels the need to make art that works in the rhythm of our ancestors and reflects the vibration of our times. The result is processed through a graphic filter that appears both lighthearted and also has a deeper spiritual meaning.

Dan Fenelon is an established artist with multiple one-man exhibitions and high-profile commissions. His unique style captures the eye and the imagination. Dan Fenelon’s art blends an infusion of pop, cartooning, modernism and tribalism along with an explosion of vibrant colors. Influenced by cartoons from the time he was a child, his art has a whimsy and fantasy that can be embraced by children and adults alike. The viewer becomes lost in a phantasmagorical world of dancing figures and prancing animals, floating skulls and geometric faces, curvilinear lines and mosaic-like backgrounds, ancient symbols resonating with a post-modern sensibility
Dan Fenelon, graduated from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts ( Boston, MA) and went on to work as a graphic designer, illustrator and fine artist. His family ties are originally from Clifton and he has shown his work nationally and is currently represented by galleries in New York and New Jersey. He is currently working on a line of youth apparel under his Wavedog Brand.

Gallery hours are from Wednesday through Saturday ~ 1:00pm – 4:00pm. Group tours are available by appointment.

The Clifton Arts Center Gallery first opened to the public in January of 2000 and more than 37,000 visitors have enjoyed art exhibits, history and cultural events. The Clifton Arts Center is located on the grounds of the Clifton Municipal Complex near the Well Water., which is above the Recycling Center. Admission fee is three dollars. For more information call the Arts Center at 973-472-5499 or go to the website at: and like us on Facebook.

Clifton Arts Center & Sculpture Park
900 Clifton Ave
Clifton, NJ 07013