The Castle Inn Gallery in Delaware Water Gap, PA held an Artists’ Reception on Saturday April 14th for their exhibition titled, “A Union of Art” featuring the work of husband and wife Ka-Son Reeves and Morgan (aka Cee Crespo). The images presented at the gallery reflected a very stark contrast in styles of the two artists which generated a great amount of interest in the individual pieces as well as the entire exhibit among the many who attended the reception. In spite of this contrast (or maybe because of it), the work deftly combined their aspects resulting in a stimulation of the senses of those who enjoy the depictions of life and all its narratives which Ka-Son’s work is well known for as well as those who seek a challenge to their perceptions through more abstract depictions of reality which increases their horizons found in Morgan’s work.
Most of the work presented by Ka-Son for the exhibit made their debut at The Castle Inn Gallery. However, the narrative nature which I mentioned earlier could still be found in many of the pieces. In this, the imagination is encouraged to explore the stories the depictions found on the canvas have to tell of their lives. This is true whether the images are of people or of inanimate objects.
The work presented by Morgan is her first exhibition in the Northeastern PA area known as the Poconos and is much more abstract in nature than the work of her life’s partner. Yet, each image also reveals a sense of narrative which can be ascertained by an astute eye through the movement of colors and lines contained (if that’s a proper word for it) in each piece. If one endeavors to do so, they would be well rewarded for their explorations as their discoveries would lead them to a deeper story contained (again, if that’s a proper word for it) within themselves.
Ka-Son and Morgan’s separate approaches to the creation of thoughtful art didn’t just compliment each other. Their collaborative presentation gave birth to children whose individual and collective personalities provided those who partook of the exhibition to discover the properties of what makes this union of art truly blissful. It can be said the deep and profound love a couple has for one another can often be seen in the soulful smile of their children’s heart. This could not only be seen in the children found upon the walls of The Castle Inn Gallery but also in the quiet smile of their daughter who was also present for the reception. You’ll be able to find more photographs taken during the reception in The Castle Inn 2012 Gallery at www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150811988690421.470255.636000420&type=1.
Ka-Son Reeves was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. His unique approach to the arts can be attributed his natural artistic ability and by his exposure to the creative processes of his father who was a portrait artist and his eldest brother who was a Graffiti artist. Both styles can be seen in his work. In regards to the content on his work, Ka-Son says, “My art represents the myriad spirit and emotion of urban life, with an emphasis on LIFE, as seen through my eyes, imagined in my mind and felt in my heart. That Life in my art is not limited to any one physical location, but expanded upon in an attempt to embrace a universal perspective.” You can learn more about Ka-Son and Morgan along with their creative endeavors by exploring Ka-Son’s Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/artofkason.
The Castle Inn in Delaware Water Gap, PA was built in 1906 and was the last of the great hotels to be built in area. It housed an ice cream parlor, a mosaic floor, bowling alleys, a pool, and a billiard parlor. Performances were presented which included those given by Opera legend Enrico Caruso, Marching Band Leader John Phillip Sousa, and Big Band Leader Fred Waring along with the Pennsylvanians. This all came to an abrupt end when fire touched the Inn in the 1970s and it laid dormant until 2005 when it was purchased by Theresa Veltri and Frank Paccione who continues their endeavors to bring the Inn back as an asset to the community and all who visit it.
The exhibition titled, “A Union of Art” featuring the work of Ka-Son Reeves and Morgan (aka Cee Crespo) continues in The Castle Inn Gallery located in Delaware Water Gap, PA until June 15th. Jose and Maggie Sanatmaria serves as the Gallery’s Curators. More information about The Gallery, The Castle Inn, and all the establishment has to offer can be gained by exploring their website at www.castleinndwg.com.