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Established in 1996, James Yarosh Associates Fine Art Gallery
is located in the second floor loft space of the former 1917 firehouse
at 45 E. Main Street (Rt.520) in Historic Holmdel Village, NJ 07733
Entrance on the inside corner of building & additional parking lots in the rear.

Open Saturday 12-4pm. Weekday & evenings hours scheduled by appointment
732 993 5278 or 732 993 5ART

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Sheba Sharrow (1926-2006): Born during the Great Depression and coming of age during World War II, Sharrow’s personal art exemplifies an artist with eyes wide open.  Her expressionist paintings abstract humanity using masterful execution, poetically engaging us with topics such as mortality, desire, vulnerability, power, warfare and spirituality.

"The White Knight", 1988, 65in x 72in, acrylic on canvas

"Since the emergence of Abstract Expressionism in the early 1950's, figuration, and figuration with a humanist and social content in particular, has been an embattled state.  German philosopher Theodor Adorno wrote that it was impossible to write poetry after Auschwitz, and formal critics stated that the photographic documentation of death camps, Hiroshima and Nagasaki, made painting the figure in any state null and void.  Yet artists have continued to struggle with the depiction of man's inhumanity to man; at its' worse this ends up in sentimental and self-indulgent illustrations...
I see the artist Sheba Sharrow in the company of Rembrandt, Goya, Kollwitz, Beckman and Orozco- all clear-eyed humanists who never flinched in the face of tragedy and horror.  Sharrow's figuration is neither sentimental nor illustrative, rather it is eschatological.  Her art is knowledge at the service of emotions, and these are noble: indignation and compassion."  - Alejandro Anreus, Ph.D. 2001-former Curator, Jersey City Museum

"Call it Sleep," 1992, 30in. x 22in., work on paper

"Sheba Sharrow's disturbing her sensibility to German Expressionism, yet the sensual refinement of her surfaces and the rich literary and historical resonances of her imagery connect her to the romantic-historic tradition of Turner or Ryder...adding up to a despairing view of the world relieved only by beauty...  (and) her brilliant command of the human form."- Amy Fine Collins, Art in America

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"After Pontormo I and II," 1992, 30in. x 22in., works on paper

"Ms. Sharrow paints with a heavy heart and a firm hand.  Her emotive images possess seductively beautiful layered surfaces while their content conveys a profound sense of soul-searching...she deserves the kind of recognition enjoyed by such other neo-Expressionist artists such as Joan Snyder and Leon Golub."- Fred B. Adelson, The New York Times

"Winged Warrior"

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