From June 15th through July 15th, pop artist Andre Veloux’s unique and captivating work will be on display at the Bank of Princeton in Lambertville. Andre’s work is inspired by social change; Building Blocks of Change is a gender equality project that explores the way women are viewed by the media and society’s expectations of them. The opening reception is Friday, June 24th from 3:30-5:30pm.

One series includes portraits of strong, powerful and self-motivated women, some of whom have reached iconic status for their work and influence, and in themselves are agents of change in society.

Lady Gaga [2015]

Lady Gaga [2015]

A second series includes playful, composite portraits, created from blending features of different faces to create a single visual. These comment on the constant demands on women to continually rebuild and renew how they present themselves.

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Bodacious [2015]

A related set of works, Appearance, currently on show at Krause Gallery in New York City until July 8 depicts women’s clothing and appearance, and defend the right to present one’s self freely, without fearing judgement or intervention from others.

Andre, who is represented by the Krause Gallery in New York City, is taking the opportunity at this show to donate a work through a silent auction, Strawberry, of which 100% of the sale price will go to support the Womanspace organization, a Mercer County-based nonprofit agency that provides a comprehensive array of services to individuals and families impacted by domestic and sexual violence and works to improve the quality of life for adults and their families.

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Strawberry [2016]

Alongside Andre’s art at the gallery will be a selection of recent ceramic work by local ceramic artist, Bill Macholdt.