Promised Land

August 01, 2014 - September 07, 2014



5th Avenue Pavilion
Asbury Park Boardwalk
501-503 at 1200 Ocean Avenue,
Asbury Park, NJ

Transformer is honored to present Promised Land, a contemporary art exhibition featuring work by twelve dynamic east-coast based visual artists exploring a range of current national issues as inspired by the past & present of Asbury Park, NJ. 

Taking place within the 5th Avenue Pavilion of the historic Asbury Park, NJ boardwalk, this five-week exhibition will include comprehensive creative & educational programming led by the participating artists and visiting arts leaders.

Promised Land artists include: Jane Carver (New York, NY), Kevin Darmanie (Newark, NJ), Dahlia Elsayed (Newark, NJ), Alison Kuo (New York, NY), Mike Richison (Asbury Park, NJ),Raúl Romero (Philadelphia, PA), Jessica Segall (New York, NY), Crystal Stokowski (Philadelphia, PA), Scott Szegeski (Asbury Park, NJ), Lisa Marie Thalhammer (Washington, DC), Tang (Washington, DC), and John Vigg (Asbury Park, NJ). 

The artists featured in Promised Land were selected by the exhibition’s curator Victoria Reis, Transformer’s Co-Founder, Executive & Artistic Director, via nominations from curators at peer arts organizations and galleries including: Maia Murphy, Recess Activities (New York, NY); Jenn Hampton, Parlor Gallery (Asbury Park, NJ); Space 1026 (Philadelphia, PA), and Transformer (Washington, DC).

Click here for updates on opening weekend events, and ongoing weekly creative & educational programming throughout the run of the exhibition.

EXHIBITION HOURS: Wednesday & Thursday, 12-6pm; Friday & Saturday 12-8pm; Sunday 12-5pm.


Promised Land is generously supported by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, Madison Marquette and Asbury Park Waterfront.

SPECIAL THANKS to The Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel, Liquitex, The Collective Art Tank, Vigg Designs, M Studio, Central Avenue House, Langosta Lounge, Pop’s Garage, Flying Fish Brewing Company, Eddie Confetti’s Ice Cream, Ralph’s Italian Ices, and the Crepe Shop for making Promised Land possible.