Trenton native Lou Storey studied social work in graduate school and worked in an HIV/AIDS clinic and a psychiatric day program. Twenty-four of his paintings are on view at the New Jersey Chapter of the Episcopal Church and the Visual Arts at Trinity Cathedral, Sept. 13 to Nov. 20.
The artwork is part of a series chronicling the artist’s experience in the realm of social work. These colorful and expressive paintings illustrate the artist’s intent to examine, comprehend and embrace theories, practices and concepts of the helping profession.
“. . . I find that many of the values and goals of social work mirror the pursuit of truth that is fundamental to art,” says Mr. Storey. “Bright colors, intricate patterns and motion continue to be my visual vocabulary as I now paint what I see (or need to understand) in my rewarding life as a social worker.”
Mr. Storey has been exhibiting and selling his artwork nationally for more than 30 years and is a Signature Artist at the Noyes Museum in Oceanville. In addition to his work as an artist, he holds the position of Clinical Social Worker at CPC Behavioral Health in Aberdeen.
Trinity Cathedral is located at 801 W. State St., Trenton. (609) 392-3805.