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  • Harold B. Lemmerman Gallery

Harold B. Lemmerman Gallery

  • The Harold B. Lemmerman Gallery runs shows independently and in cooperation with the Visual Arts Gallery.

    upcoming Exhibition

    Barely Imagined Beings II

    September 9 - October 14, 2015
    Opening reception: September 9, 5 - 8 p.m.
    Artists' Talk at 6 p.m. in the Gallery

    Part of JC Fridays ( on September 11, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
    Open for Jersey City Artist Studio Tour ( on October 3, from noon to 5 p.m.
    Curated by Dina Brodsky and Michelle Doll

    Featuring: Ajay Brainard, Jessie Brugger, Caroline Burton, April Coppini, Ester Curini, Cara DeAngelis, Aliene de Souza Howell, Angela Gram, Caitlin Hurd, Will Kurtz, Anna Mogilevsky, John Rappleye, Babs Reingold, Nicolas Sanchez, and Wade Schuman.

    The Harold B. Lemmerman Gallery of New Jersey City University is pleased to present Barely Imagined Beings II, a multimedia exhibit of fifteen New York area artists running September 9-October 14 2015. The curators, Dina Brodsky and Michelle Doll, sought artists inspired by the infinite biodiversity of nature. The exhibit originally debuted at Proto Gallery in Hoboken earlier this year. Two new artists are added for the NJCU venue.

    The title of the exhibit derives from The Book of Barely Imagined Beings: A 21st Century Bestiary by Casper Henderson (University of Chicago Press, 2014). According to a summary of the curators’ statement, the natural world, which once played a symbiotic role in everyday human existence, is now divorced from mainstream cultural necessity. “Barely Imagined Beings” defiantly presents nature as possessing a vital importance to the modern imagination. The artists powerfully narrate diversity and disquieting strangeness through work of lively invention, delicate observation and solemn reverence. It is their sensibility that stresses the interdependence of living beings, human and non-human, in a technological age of impersonal and disconnected relationships. While nature retains its value as a vehicle for expression, “Barely Imagined Beings” stands as a paramount accomplishment where animals speak for themselves as well as for ourselves.

    Dina Brodsky and Michelle Doll are painters who met at the New York Academy of Art during their MFA program. After graduation they actively exhibited works in many solo and group exhibitions in Massachusetts, New York and beyond. Since 2010, both have curated thematic exhibitions in galleries in Massachusetts and New York.

    For further information, please contact Midori Yoshimoto, Gallery Director ( or 201-200-2197.)

    Image caption: Jon Rappleye, Ocean Blue, acrylic and spray paint on paper, 49.5 x 42.5 inches

    Ongoing Exhibition

     Transformation: Art Faculty Exhibition
    Gilligan Student Union, Faculty Dining Hall, 2nd floor

    “Transformation: Art Faculty Exhibition” will feature works by NJCU art faculty Mauro Altamura, Hugo Bastidas, Dennis Dittrich, Brian Gustafson, Deborah Jack, Martin Kruck, Ken MacBain, Winifred McNeill, Janet Pihlblad, Ellen Quinn, Jose Rodeiro, and Herb Rosenberg. The exhibit will be shown throughout the full 2013-2014 academic year. The Dining Hall is accessible Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

    Brian Gustafson
    Bleeding the love out of roses
    Metal, glass, flora, 20" x 20" x 2"


    Martin Kruck
    Habitorium: Blaze