It’s fitting that a new art exhibit at Bell Works, formerly a technology research and development campus, displays works created by former engineer Howard Schoor.
Through July 31, Schoor, 80, will work in a pop-up studio inside the historic Holmdel building. Bell Works is calling his residency an “Artnership.” Monday through Friday, Schoor will be on site creating his vibrant Triangilist pieces using acrylic paint, spackle paste and markers.
“I started as an engineer, hands on, using triangles and other implements of the trade,” says Schoor, an Asbury Park resident, in a video on his website. His work will also be on display and for sale in the Bell Works studio/gallery space.
Dubbed a Metroburb by developer Ralph Zucker, Bell Works reimagines Bell Laboratories. The campus once bustled with engineers who created great advancements in communications technology. After it shut down in the 2000s, the facility was the largest vacant commercial building in the country. In 2013, Somerset Development Corp bought the campus. Now, the modern, 2-million-square-foot space boasts a food hall, indoor turf field, offices, shops and a forthcoming hotel.
Schoor’s art area, which is free to the public, is an additional bright point in the edifice. “Bell Works is not just an office building with retail space,” Schoor says, “it has a unique, uplifting, vibrant feel.”
Visit the Artnership reception on June 20 from 5-7 pm. Sushi and cocktails will be served.Click here to leave a comment