WESTFIELD, NJ — A contemporary art gallery opened this weekend at 411 North Ave. in Downtown Westfield where locals once gathered at the Jolly Trolley. Representatives from the Greater Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce were on hand for a ribbon-cutting ceremony.
411 Gallery (pronounced “four eleven”) offers contemporary American pieces in styles such as pop art, abstract expressionism and graffiti art.
“Figurative art is coming back,” noted owner Laura Borghi.
If her name sounds familiar, Borghi had her 15 minutes of fame* a few years when her former gallery in Englewood was fined thousands of dollars for displaying a work of art in its window that included a woman’s naked rear end.
So far, everyone on 411 Gallery’s walls are fully clothed.
Borghi said she plans to switch up what's hanging in her gallery every two weeks, and works by a graffiti artist and billboard artist are next. Expect lots of color and pop culture references.
*predicted, aptly, by Andy Warhol