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Visual Arts Gallery

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

    upcoming Exhibition 


    Fictive Kinship
    Kimberly Mayhorn

    February 3 - March 2
    Opening Reception: February 3, 5 - 8 p.m.
    Artist Talk with Dance Performance: March 2, 5:30 p.m.

    “After learning of the tragic death of Sandra Bland, I found myself extremely numb and needed to be still. And even though I did not know her, I felt a kindred connection with her and I found myself mourning her death as if I knew her and thinking that could have been me.”
    -Kimberly Mayhorn, 2016

    For her solo exhibition Fictive Kinship, artist Kimberly Mayhorn explores the concept of kinship or social bonding between Black women that are not based on blood ties, but considered as a sisterhood or extended family.

    This exhibition will debut a two-channel video portraying an intimate exploration of the cultural and religious codes of African American women societies. Exploring notions of femininity in relation to the complexity of certain oppositions of humanity, RELEASE unearths the psychological and political dimensions of Black women's experience in contemporary American culture through personal gestures and physical expressions.

    Mayhorn uses a red line as a theme throughout the exhibit to act as a metaphor symbolizing Black women bloodlines and how collective memories shape who they are. This exhibition will feature sculpture, works on paper and installation.
    For more information on the artist, please visit 
    Image caption: Release, 2016, film still