COME VISIT THE CURRENT SHOWS AT OUR GALLERIES:
The Harold B. Lemmerman Gallery
Located: Hepburn Hall - Room 323
"Character Recognition" by Myra Greene
January 22 – February 27, 2008
Artist reception: February 4, 4:30 – 7 p.m. Artist Talk at 5:30 p.m.
Character Recognition is the photographer Myra Greene’s latest project and consists of 35 plates of small black-glass-plated Ambrotype, installed in a darkened room. The questions which inspired her to create these photographs include: "What do people see when they look at me?"; "Am I nothing but black?"; "Is that skin tone enough to describe my nature and expectation in life?"; "Does my character resonate louder than my skin tone?" Using a photographic process linked to the times of ethnographic classification, she has repeatedly explored her ethnic features. The lessons learned are haunting and frightening in these modern times.
Many of Greene’s projects include photography, printmaking, sound, as well as digital production work. She melds these processes into exploring issues about the body, memory, the absorption of culture and the ever shifting identity of African Americans. Her work was recently included in of Double Exposure: African Americans Before and Behind the Camera, at the Wadsworth Athenaeum Museum of Art in Hartford Connecticut. Greene is currently an Assistant Professor in the Photography Department at Columbia College Chicago.
The Visual Arts Gallery
Located: 100 Culver Ave.
"Charting Junctures in Metal and Ceramics"
January 22 - February 26, 2008
Opening reception: January 22, 4:30 - 7p.m. Artists' Talk at 5:30 p.m.
This exhibition, currentBIND, presents a selection of advanced work in metal and ceramics by the thirteen second-year MFA candidates at Art Department of the State University of New York, New Paltz. The participants are: Jonathan Mess, Ben Wilton, Kiersten Egge, Chris Vivas, Nicole Miller from ceramics; and Sarah Abramson, Kate Bauman, Nikky Bergman, Sarah Troper, Jessica Stephens, Kristi Sword, Griselda Pena, and Maureen Duffy from metal. On the floor, walls, and even the ceiling of the gallery, the installation draws connections identifying common themes, strategies, and formal characteristics evident in the way these artists address their material and content.
Outdoor Sculpture Garden
Located: 100 Culver Ave. (Near the NJCU Athletic & Fitness Center)
Gallery hours (for both galleries):
11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. *
* For other days and times, please contact us to schedule an appointment.
For further information, contact Midori Yoshimoto
, Gallery Director at 201-200-2197.