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Archived Exhibitions:

The Harold B. Lemmerman Gallery
Located: Hepburn Hall - Room 323

Sustaining Vision: A Tribute to Arlene Raven

March 5 – April 16, 2008

Artist reception:
March 5, 5 – 8 p.m. (please note the exhibition in the other gallery opens simultaneously.)

Artists Panel:
Text and Texture: The Writing for Artists workshop of Arlene Rave
March 18, 5:30 – 7 p.m. at Gothic Lounge (Hepburn Hall 202) followed by a reception at the gallery

In tribute to the late art critic Arlene Raven (1944-2006), eight artists—Elaine Angelopoulos, Donna Maria de Creeft, Janet Goldner, Amanda Guest, Judy Hoffman, Kerry Kehoe, Julie McConnell, and Joanne Ungar—have collaborated to create a multimedia art exhibition to celebrate her life and legacy. Over a decade ago, these artists met more in Raven’s writing workshops, called “Writing for Artists,” to develop writing skills to express their artistic concepts and processes. “Sustaining Vision” refers to Raven’s emphasis on promoting one’s creativity and nurturing it—respecting it as it might evolve, develop, or change. The artists came to trust themselves as they learned to trust each other using this approach. The work shown here encompasses many media, but all share some interesting convergences, making for a cohesive whole.

Curatorial consultant: Anne Swartz

This exhibition proudly participates in the national initiative, The Feminist Art Project and the Women's History Month Program of NJCU.
The Feminist Art Project

Photo by F. Stop Fitzgerald
(Above) Photo by F. Stop Fitzgerald
Photo by Kerry Kehoe

Photo by Kerry Kehoe
(Above) Photos by Kerry Kehoe

The Visual Arts Gallery
Located: 100 Culver Ave.

Mother Cuts: Experiments in Film and Video

March 5 – April 11, 2008

Gallery Hours:
Monday- Friday, 11a.m. - 5 p.m.

Opening Reception:
March 5, 5 -8 p.m.

Introduction of the exhibition by guest curator Siona Wilson & artist talk by Sarah Pucill at 5:30 p.m.

This exhibition will present four different approaches to the idea of maternal distance through exciting and moving works in film and video. Each artist explores very different kinds of social, geographic, political, and economic determinations for the situation of separation, or ‘mother cut,’ that they present. Mona Hatoum and Mieke Bal ask us to consider questions of economic and political migration and the emotional pangs of longing that result, from both sides of the generational divide. While Sarah Pucill and Mary Kelly touch lightly upon the pleasures of maternal embodiment as a model for a different kind of imagined spectatorship. But all examples present carefully staged experiments in the physical and ethical relationship between camera and subject. The effects of the different kinds of media – 8mm, video, 16mm film, and videoed photography –are foregrounded in all of the works, as is the presence or absence of imagined and actual spectators.

Guest curator: Siona Wilson

This exhibition proudly participates in the national initiative, The Feminist Art Project and the Women's History Month Program of NJCU.
The Feminist Art Project

Mother Cuts: Experiments in Film and Video

Outdoor Sculpture Garden
Located: 100 Culver Ave.   (Near the NJCU Athletic & Fitness Center)

14 Sculptors   (Rockaway Artists Alliance Members)

On display through July '08.

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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.

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