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Kent Place Gallery

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Kent Place Gallery is a dedicated visual arts space that serves the Kent Place community and surrounding area with a varied program of exhibitions.

The gallery typically presents solo shows by several professional artists each year, taking advantage of our proximity to New York City to offer contemporary art experiences of exceptional quality. Exhibiting artists often visit the Kent Place campus and make themselves available to students in lectures, classroom visits, gallery talks, and informal conversations. The Gallery is also the primary venue for displaying Kent Place student art. 


The Gallery, located on campus at the Center for Innovation, is open from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, by appointment only.

To arrange your visit, please contact Director Ken Weathersby at (908) 273-0900, ext. 208.

September 15, 2023–October 27, 2023

In his exhibition, “Staring into the Sun”, O’Brien shares a constellation of new works, rich, shaped paintings placed in eccentric relation to each other around the gallery’s walls. The works are dense, colorful, and supported by unique, hand-made stretcher frames, often in the shape of an ellipse. These oval paintings suggest human eyes, looking back at viewers, as well as art-historical forms, like the curved images in the apse of a cathedral. Other paintings contain inserted objects, like books, and in one case, a representation of a different painting.

Past Professional Artists

Highlights of School Exhibits